Guys, it's been a while since I last wrote here. As you may know I was on vacation in September in Boston, New York and Washington (you can see some pictures on my flickr account). The weeks after got a bit stressful. Had to do a lot of stuff that had piled up during my vacation and I was also working on two other projects for some clients. Plus I have hired my first employee. Andrea is helping me on the content side. She is writing articles, help pages and maintaining the radio directory. I had 12 hour work days. However I could also find the time to build some features that everybody was crying about. You are getting Windows Media and Direct MP3 Export today.
The new version adds support for Windows Media streaming technology and thus now supports radio stations like the BBC and NRJ Radio, which by the way I added to the radio directory today. Snowtape supports the MMS and the MMS over HTTP protocol as well as ASX and WSX playlist files. But what I am really proud of is the way how Snowtape integrates now with Safari or Firefox. I improved the RadioURL webplugin to register for the main radio streaming protocols and forward the links directly to Snowtape. This means that you do not need to install Flip4Mac or VLC to listen to your favorite radio. Just go to the website of the radio provider, open their page for live radio streaming. The plugin hooks in and after Snowtape has started streaming you can safely close the website. This also works with a bunch of Internet Radio directories like: Surfmusik, Shoutcast, Icecast, Open Radio Directory and the Radio Box Directory.
Another top entry on the list of most requested features was direct export to the MP3 format. A lot of you guys prefer this format over AAC for a lot of good reasons. For one it is more compatible with audio devices other than the iPod and the iPhone. It doesn't matter for you if you export to AAC or MP3. With MP3 your get all the audio metadata as well through ID3v2 tag support. If you prefer this way, changing your export format is as simple as changing one option in the preferences.
And with all of you guys who like to listen to high quality streams that need authentication such as radio subscriptions you can listen to these streams now as well. Snowtape will ask you about your credentials if they are needed and stores them in your keychain.
Snowtape is fully compatible with Snow Leopard and is available in English, French, German, Japanese and Italian. You can find the complete list of changes in the release notes as usual. I hope you like it and make sure you update today! This can be done via the integrated update mechanism or directly from the Snowtape website.
October 22nd, 2009 • Permalink
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