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April 21st, 2000

[9:30 AM] MACAST Lite Rocks On To Version 2.1
by Staff

In response to the latest round of improvements to SoundJam MP, @soft has updated MACAST Lite to version 2.1. MACAST Lite provides high quality playback of MP3 files, with a streamlined interface and feature list. According to MACAST:

MACAST Lite 2.1 is a much anticipated upgrade that adds new and updated features that are made to both enhance and simplify your experience while using MACAST Lite.

New in MACAST Lite 2.1 update:

  • Significant speed increase on loading and saving playlists.
  • Progress bars in progress dialogs.
  • Current track highlighting: MALT will "highlight" folders where current track is located.
  • New repeat modes - "Repeat One" and "Repeat Folder".
  • Extended demo period - now 30 days instead of 15.
  • All streaming URLs are added to a convenient location in a subfolder.
  • MACAST Lite intercepts opening certain file types in Finder - if you click on an mp3 even if it is not marked as MACAST Lite document, and MACAST Lite is active, it will be opened with MALT.
  • Bug fixes

Special note:

MACAST Lite 2.1 is 99% Carbon-ready. When MacOS X ships, we'll present you a native version of the application.

Key MACAST Lite features:

  • Lightweight interface
  • Internet streaming
  • Customizable interface
  • Low requirements
  • Hierarchical playlist
  • Multilingual Phrasebooks
  • Plugin architecture

MACAST Lite is available for free. You can find more information at the MACAST web site.


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