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Mac: Dot-Tunes 1.0b9 released

DOT-TUNES allows you to share any of your iTunes music tracks with others. Simply launch DOT-TUNES, select the music you’d like to share, and listen to those tracks using any web browser. DOT-TUNES was conceived by a group of professional musicians who use their iPods for transporting their own copyright music and recordings and who wanted to be able to easily demonstrate their work to clients and to share ‘works in progress’ and other original compositions with others. Beta testers needed!

Mac: Dot-Pod 1.0b9 released - iPod web server

Let the world enjoy your iPod as much as you do. Share your iPod tracks with everyone in your home or office. Share your iPod tracks with the world via any web browser. Only with DOT-POD - the ultimate iPod web server.

Mac: iPod Freedom 1.0b1.1

iPod Freedom is a tool for previewing and copying sound files from your iPod or any other music player that mounts like a hard drive. Built with Runtime Revolution.

Mac: getTunes 2.3 released

getTunes is a Mac version of myTunes, a small application that allows users to download music from local Rendezvous-shared music libraries (instead of streaming the songs). Don’t steal music.

Mac: AppleScripts for Toggling iTunes link arrows released

Jim Heid, author of “The Macintosh iLife ‘04,” has published two AppleScripts that allow you to toggle the behavior of the link arrows in iTunes 4.5.

Mac: AudioSlicer 1.0.1 released

AudioSlicer is a Cocoa GUI application that finds all silences in an audio file and allows you to split it into several smaller audio files and to name/tag them properly. For now only MP3 is supported but other audio formats may be added in the future.
While most other tools doing this split automatically according to certain criteria, AudioSlicer shows you all silences within a certain range of duration. You can then listen to the silence - well, to the audio before and after the silence really - and then you decide if you want to split there.
The splitting is done without loss, there is no decoding and re-encoding of audio data taking place.

New Mac application removes DRM from iTunes songs

FairTunes puts your music back into your hands. Now you can play your iTunes music when you want to, and where you want to.

Features

  • Convert any authorized protected iTunes song into an unprotected, uncompressed file.
  • Supports AIFF, Wave, QuickTime, System 7 Sound, MuLaw, and AVI file creation.
  • Easy to use - no complicated setup needed.
  • Built for Mac OS X.

Mac: PodWorks 2.8.3 released

PodWorks is a Mac OS X (Cocoa) application that compensates for the iPod’s only downside: Apple only allows you to copy songs to your iPod. If you have two Macs and want to use your iPod to transfer music between them, or you only store your MP3s on your iPod and need to copy them back onto your hard drive after a disk failure, you are out of luck!

Mac: ListSaver 2.0 released now supports iPod

DeadEnd Software is pleased to announce the update of ListSaver to version 2.0. Version 2.0 adds many new features, including the ability to rebuild manually updated iPods from scratch, including automatically copying the music files from the local library to the iPod. This allows a user to perform a software restore on a manual iPod, and then return it to its previous state, as well as creating multiple iPods with the same set of music.

Music Recommendation System for iTunes released

The Music Recommendation System is an automated system that provides music recommendations specifically tailored to each user to find new music that they might like. This system, designed by students at the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), operates by taking ratings from your own iTunes playlists and comparing them against other users who have used the recommendation system. Right now we have a very small number of users, and so the recommendations will most likely be laughable. However they will get better over time as more people enter into the system; meanwhile, enjoy while the numbers grow. Works on Mac or Windows.

Mac: iPod2Mac 1.2 released

iPod2Mac can copy music files from the invisible folders of the iPod to your Mac.

Mac/Linux: PlayFair 0.2 released - removes DRM from protected AAC files

Decode Apple iTunes Music Store protected AAC files into unprotected AAC files so that they can be played outside of iTunes.

Note: Several users of this software are reporting crashes when using the converted AAC files in iTunes on Mac or PC. One user notes: “It appears that before running the playfair you need to make sure to play an encrypted song in iTunes and possibly even need to copy an encrypted song to the iPod to make sure the correct key is on the iPod. I tried it again after doing those two things and it worked. So the code appears to still be fairly buggy so I wouldn’t go around decrypting all your files without backing them up, but it does work, you just need to be carefull to test your resulting files.”

Playfair requires a Unix command line interface to be installed.

Mac: iPod MP3 Enabler 1.2 released

This is a tool to give you easy access to the MP3 files stored on your iPod by making the files visible in a “Music” folder at the root level of the iPod. Inside that folder will be subfolders labeled “F00Fxx” inside those folders is your music. You can drag either the “Music” folder or any of the “Fxx” folders to iTunes to import that music into a library so it can be played from the iPod.

Mac: iPodVolumeBooster 1.0 released

iPodVolumeBooster is a little application which acts as a Workaround for the Volume Limited iPod’s which are sold in Europe. In order to perform this, the program changes a database which is commonly maintained by the iPod, thus the mp3 files carried by the iPod will not be touched!

Mac|Windows: iKnow F1 - Formula One on your iPod released

KIMI::STUFF presents iKnow F1 - a F1 [racing] encyclopedia for your iPod, so you can check up on just those kind of things on the tube, bus, plane, in the car (so long as you’re not driving),  in the pub - wherever and whenever you want.

Mac: Toggle iPod Battery Status 1.0 released

This is a tool to switch between the two options (including one hidden option) for iPod Battery Status display. Your two options are the default “Icon” view, showing a picture of the battery with the dark part filled to indicate how much current you have left. The other view is a “Numeric” view. It shows a number between 0 and ~500 to indicate your voltage. This software automatically detects which setting you are currently using and switches to the alternate method.

Mac|Windows: iPod mini 1.0 Software Released

Everything you love about iPod just got tinier. iPod mini lets you bring 1,000 songs everywhere you go in an anodized aluminum body about the size of a business card. The iPod mini 1.0 Software updates and restores software on your iPod mini.

Mac|Windows: PocketMac iPod Edition Released

PocketMac iPod EditionTM for Macintosh automatically converts and exports Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Notes, and unread Email from Microsoft Entourage to the iPod.It will also reformat and copy files such as PDFs, Word, Text and Rich Text documents to the iPod for viewing “on the road.” And, this release now adds support for OS X’s Mail.app email export,  as well as support for Stickies Notes! This is a software solution that resides entirely on the Mac,  integrating quietly into iSync, and activating only as part of an iSync sync. Best of all, this iPod solution is available on both Mac and Windows!  When you buy one, you automatically get the other - absolutely free!

Mac: iSync 1.4 Released

Use iSync to synchronize your Address Book and iCal information across Mac OS computers and devices, such as an iSync-compatible mobile phone, an iPod or a Palm OS device. You can also use iSync to synchronize Safari bookmarks along with your contacts and calendars to two or more Macintosh computers using the Internet (.Mac membership required).

Mac: Text2iPod X 1.1b3 Released

Text2iPod X is a very easy drag and drop application that can make any text file viewable on an iPod without text size limitation! In version 1.1, the 32kb implementation limit has been resolved. Why using Text2iPod X? Other programs that apparently have the same purpose than Text2iPod X already exist. I say “apparentl” because there is precisely a major difference between those programs and Text2iPod! The difference is that Text2iPod X has the ability to put a whole text file in a single iPod contact. You have surely be quite disappointed to see that, when trying to convert a text file greater than 2000 characters in size, those programs generate segmented files which have to be read one at a time.

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