Chaotic Software has updated their Swiss Army Knife MP3 utility, MP3 Rage, to version 2.6. The new version features improved volume controls for better sounding MP3 playback, as well as better Napster compatibility. According to Chaotic Software:
MP3 Rage 2.6 change history:
- Added Volume Adjuster feature to analyze MP3 files and automatically adjust the volume of each MP3 file so they all play at a similar sound level. This also supports specifying a reference file so you can have the volume of each MP3 file adjusted to play at a sound level similar to the specified reference file.
- Improved Napster download resuming to fix a problem with some resumed downloads and to more accurately match a local file with a resumed download.
- Added support for batch changing the relative volume of MP3 files.
- Display the number of files found in the search results window.
- Fixed problem with progress staying up if you canceled the Music Exporter while it was still building the file list.
- Added log file generation to report errors with more detailes information.
- Fixed a problem where non-firewall downloads would incorrectly report that a download was incomplete.
- Store the full filename of Napster downloads in the Comments area of files that are downloaded so long filenames are not lost when downloaded.
- Added better reporting of errors due to older versions of QuickTime.
Description for those unfamiliar with MP3 Rage:
MP3 Rage is the definitive collection of tools for MP3 enthusiasts. You can search for and download thousands of MP3is from the Internet using the Napster(tm) music sharing system, edit ID3 tags, analyze MP3is and adjust their sound volume, export MP3 files to AIFF format for burning CDis, play MP3 files, catalog, organize, rename, find, and change thousands of MP3 files and their ID3 tags quickly and painlessly. It does all this with a clean, powerful, and easy-to-use interface.
MP3 Rage is available for US$24.95. You can find more information at the Chaotic Software web site.