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TuneUp media clean-up software 20% off

TuneUp

TuneUp Media has announced a limited time discount on its TuneUp software for Windows and Mac.

TuneUp Transforms Your Music Collection. Automagically.™

  • TuneUp plugs into iTunes and Windows Media Player, providing you with easy, 1-click access to all the tools you need to get the most out of your music.
  • The interface is simple and intuitive. No instruction manuals needed!
  • TuneUp is able to intelligently fix your music library using cutting-edge acoustic fingerprinting technology, which evaluates the song’s digital DNA and references it against Gracenote’s MusicID™, the world’s largest database of music metadata.

All TuneUp products are 20% off the retail price until December 31st, 2011.

More information: TuneUp

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BBC iPlayer Beta – a first look

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Mashable takes a look at BBC’s iPlayer (formerly known as iMP -Integrated Media Player or Interactive Media Player- and MyBBCPlayer), the new Windows-only P2P TV service.

It seems many Brits aren’t too happy the requirements to watch TV shows on iPlayer: Windows XP, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player and approve more than one security update (or rather DRM) before you can even get started.

BBC iPlayer
BBC iPlayer – view the last 7 days of BBC Television

Pete Cashmore writes:

The download is fairly small (around 4 megs), but you’ll have to spend at least 5-10 minutes clicking through these various “security checks”. After the license acquisition fails (and it will), you can then optionally set up a PIN to stop your kids getting to the content rated “Guidance”. Watch out: it will also try to suck up resources by launching at Windows startup if you don’t uncheck a box in the settings. Also remember to run the ActiveX control or nothing will happen: this is non-obvious. The last step is to register a BBC.co.uk account if you don’t already have one. Total time spent on installation: 20 mins.

Read more on Mashable.

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Press release: Microsoft Zune

We’ve seen plenty of rumours about Mircosoft’s media player in the past months. Others have tried, but none have been able to put a serious dent in Apple‘s dominance in this market. Might Zune be the one true iPod killer?

Microsoft Zune Media Player

Let’s see. From the press release:

Zune includes a 30GB digital media player, the Zune Marketplace music service and a foundation for an online community that will enable music fans to discover new music. The Zune device features wireless technology, a built-in FM tuner and a bright, 3-inch screen that allows users to not only show off music, pictures and video, but also to customize the experience with personal pictures or themes to truly make the device their own. Zune comes in three colors: black, brown and white.

Okay, so we got a 30GB media player with wireless communication. Oh, and it comes in one attractive color. What else?

Wireless Zune-to-Zune sharing lets consumers spontaneously share full-length sample tracks of select songs, homemade recordings, playlists or pictures with friends between Zune devices. Listen to the full track of any song you receive up to three times over three days. If you like a song you hear and want to buy it, you can flag it right on your device and easily purchase it from the Zune Marketplace.

That’s actually a nice feature indeed. I can share my music with others so they can see if they like it enough to buy it (easily from the Zune Marketplace, smart!).

It even comes with an interesting selection of preloaded music, from labels like Astralwerks Records, Ninja Tune and Sub Pop Records.
Furthermore you can get a bunch of accessories for Zune in your car, in your home or while you travel.

All in all it looks like Zune is a nice player that could do well. But then there’s the dreaded DRM.

It’s no surprise that the press release does not mention DRM. Zune’s fact sheet shows you can import audio files in unprotected WMA, MP3 and AAC formats. But Microsoft’s new DRM system also wraps these files in the protection scheme which makes sharing your own music a bit awkward as it only allows you to play it 3 times over 3 days, a serious limitation. Then again, many consumers might just want a media player to play music they purchase in an online store.

I guess time will tell…

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Convolver updated to v4.1

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Convolver DSP audio plug-in

Convolver has been updated to v4.1.

New in v4.1

  • Added GUI for convolverVST
  • Fixed convolverCMD when number of input and output channels is different. convolverCMD now outputs in float format.
  • Released Intel C++ 9.1 (which may be faster on P4 machines) and VC++ 2005 versions

Visit convolver.sf.net for more information and a link to download the latest version of Convolver.

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Convolver updated to v4.0

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Convolver DSP audio plug-in

Convolver has been updated to v4.0.

A VST version with some limitations (i.e. mono) is now included.

New in v4.0

  • added mono convolverVST
  • put up property page when no filter loaded, so that the user has an opportunity to load filter first time through
  • internal interface tidying

Visit convolver.sf.net for more information and a link to download the latest version of Convolver.

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Convolver updated to v3.10

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Convolver updated to v3.10

Convolver DSP audio plug-in

Convolver, a real time DSP audio plug-in for Windows Media Player, has been updated to v3.10.

New since v3.07

  • relaxed DirectShow / DMO filter registration for compatibility with some hosts
  • set Measure as the default tuning rigour
  • updated libsndfile to 1.0.16
  • Save wisdom.fftw to host’s home directory
  • Estimated gain calculation
  • ConvolverFilter initialization

Visit convolver.sf.net for more information and a link to download Convolver.

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Convolver updated to v3.7

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Convolver DSP audio plug-in

Convolver, a real time DSP audio plug-in for Windows Media Player, has been updated to v3.7.

Changes in v3.7

  • Peak gain calculation
  • More robust updating of settings during playback
  • Output initial half partition of silence (latency) explicitly for better interoperability with some DirectShow hosts
  • 3% faster fft (FFTW 3.1.1) Enable AMD K7 optimizations. Performance improvements for Intel EMT64 and large-size transforms with SIMD. SSE/SSE2 code disables itself on older 386 and 486 CPUs

Visit convolver.sf.net for more information and a link to download Convolver.

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