January 23rd, 2001
MacAmp 2.0.0 — The Future is Now!
Subband Software, Inc., Renton, Washington — January 23rd — Subband
Software announced that AMP Radio has returned to its roots and changed its
name to MacAmp, and that version 2.0.0 of MacAmp has been released. MacAmp
is still the great audio player you’ve grown to love, but now with a new
name and great new features! MacAmp is simply the best way to turn your
Macintosh into an entire virtual home audio system! MacAmp allows you to
connect to the thousands of Internet radio stations constantly being
broadcast with the SHOUTcast and Icecast protocols. It’s also one of the
best ways to play local audio files, featuring an excellent hierarchical
playlist, with great sorting capabilities! MacAmp supports many audio
formats, from MP3s to CD Audio, AIFF/Wav to the new Ogg Vorbis audio
format, and many more. Most impressively, MacAmp is the first and best way
to broadcast your own live radio stream right from your Macintosh!
Key Features of MacAmp:
-Broadcasting Ability: Use MacAmp to create your own live radio stream, free!
-Incredible Playlist: MacAmp’s hierarchical playlist is simple to use, but
contains incredible detail, with ID3 columns, inline editing and simple
-Tracker: MacAmp’s tracker helps users find thousands of Internet radios
stations and tune in with one click. One more click and the station is
conveniently bookmarked for future use
-Great File Support: MacAmp supports all popular audio formats, including
MP3/MP2, AIFF/WAV, CD Audio, Ogg Vorbis, Midi and Mod files.
-Superb DSP Plugins: MacAmp features great DSP plugins to enhance your
aural experience. Use the EQ, the Mono Enhancer, and the Low Pass Filter to
make your good music sound great.
-Recording: MacAmp allows you to record any MP3 stream you hear, with the
click of one button! Other types of audio can be recorded as AIFF files,
for later encoding. The AIFF Writer plugin allows for quick and easy
ripping of MP3 files to AIFF for burning on to CD!
New features in 2.0.0 include:
-Real Time Status Info Line
-Inline Playlist ID3 Tag Editing
-Multiple File ID3 Tag Editing
-Improved Random mode
-File, Time Count
-Improved Searching, By Typing
-Improved Searching Method For More Accurate Results
-100% Stability, no downtime
-Ogg Vorbis Audio File Support
-Recent Station Names, more useful than Recent IPs
-Dynamic Plugins Window, to control all your settings
MacAmp plays the following file formats: MP3, MP2, SDII, HTTP MPEG Streams,
SHOUTCast Streams, Icecast Streams, AIFF/WAVE, Live Input, IT, XM, S3M,
MTM, MOD, PlaySID, QuickTime Streams and Files(Experimental), RealAudio
Streams and Files(Experimental), CD Audio, .m3u, .ogg and MIDI files!
For information on MacAmp, please visit the MacAmp site here:
Shoutcast and Icecast are Internet broadcasting technologies, designed to
allow the average user to create a music stream by broadcasting music
directly from their computers. Any user with a compatible program, such as
MacAmp, can then connect to these “radio stations”.
Subband is a privately-held International partnership, developing leading
edge audio applications for the Macintosh platform. MacAmp nee AMP Radio is
Subband’s first product release into the MP3 arena. Previously, the
founders of Subband were responsible for the creation of the original
MacAMP MP3 player for the Macintosh, as well as significant development
of MacAMP Lite. Subband co-founder Dmitry Bolydrev was also the co-founder
of Nullsoft, creators of the world-famous Windows PC MP3 player, WinAmp.
However, no members of Subband Software have any present affiliation with
Nullsoft, despite what Apple Insiders may report =]
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