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Audion X 3.0.2

"Drag files on! Copy files off! Create playlists! Manage playlists! Do it all with our easy, mutiple-window interface." The Audion MP3 player software is a popular alternative to iTunes with full skinning capabilities. Some of the new features include; mp3PRO Encoding, Recording, Inline Tag Editing, Sleep Timer and LAME Encoder.

License: Commercial

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.0 or higher

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This product has been retired according to an e-mail I received on 2004-11-11:

Dear Audion Owner,

Remember Audion? :) One of the first, and certainly the most stylish, Macintosh MP3 player/encoders, Audion was released in 1999 and really helped Panic become the little Macintosh company it is today. At some point you bought a copy of Audion, to which we’re quite thankful.

Lately, though, you may have noticed that there haven’t much activity with Audion. To be honest, there’s been activity, but it’s been going on behind-the-scenes—and a great deal of that has been decision-making.

The result? We’ve made the decision to “retire” Audion after nearly 5 years of wonderful service.

The good news:

As part of the retirement, Audion will remain available for download, and we’re even making it totally free of charge for all users around the globe!

The not-so-good news:

Audion will no longer be actively developed, and support will be minimal, although we’ll work hard to support paid users such as yourself.

First, understand that this is the first time we’ve taken an application out of active development, and we’re certainly nervous about it—but we’re trying our best to handle it in the best way we can, and we want to make sure everyone stays as happy as possible.


Q. Why did you make this decision?
A. The answer starts with an “i”, but there’s a lot more to it.

The short answer, obviously, is that it’s become increasingly difficult for Audion to compete with iTunes—a free program, that comes with every copy of Mac OS X, and works quite well for 95% of Mac digital audio users—and our sales clearly reflect this. While we could pour time and money into making Audion something “more”, we’re certain the returns would not match the effort.

But, that’s the oversimplified answer. There’s much more to the story. In order to explain it fully—and if you want to understand the true thought behind this decision—I’ve taken the time to write the (ridiculously lengthy) “True Story Of Audion”.


Posted by Christine Bush in Mountain View, CA on November 16, 2004 at 1:20 PM (CST)


so does it work well or should i not waste my time? im looking for an alternative to iTunes to put music onto my iPod.

Posted by ChodahWZR on March 13, 2005 at 11:28 AM (CST)

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