[LAD] [ANN] Aqualung 0.9beta9 released

Tom Szilagyi tomszilagyi at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 22:06:00 UTC 2007

The Aqualung development team is pleased to announce the latest
release of the Aqualung music player.

Aqualung is an advanced music player originally targeted at the
GNU/Linux operating system, today also running on FreeBSD, OpenBSD and
Microsoft Windows. It plays audio CDs, internet radio streams and
podcasts as well as soundfiles in just about any audio format and has
the feature of inserting no gaps between adjacent tracks.

The ChangeLog lists major new features and is included below.

Packagers, please note that from this release, TagLib is no longer a
dependency of Aqualung.

Website: http://aqualung.sf.net


2007-12-19      Tom Szilagyi <tszilagyi at users dot sourceforge dot net>

* Aqualung 0.9beta9

This is a major release bringing significant new functionality and
many important fixes. All users are encouraged to upgrade.

As always, the up-to-date User Manual is available at:

Major additions:

* Fundamentally new Metadata system, using native decoders and private
code instead of TagLib to provide complete support for reading and
writing metadata, including ID3v1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, APE, Ogg Xiph
comments and FLAC picture frames, as well as read-only support for
ReplayGain in Musepack stream data and various metadata received in
internet radio streams. Aqualung also provides a batch tagger facility
to quickly propagate Music Store metadata to file metadata.

* Support for podcasts. Aqualung can subscribe to RSS and Atom audio
podcasts, and automatically download and add new files to the Music
Store. Optional limits for the age, size and number of downloaded
files can be set.

* Support for exporting files from Music Store or Playlist with audio
transcoding and intelligent metadata transfer. Useful for burning your
favourite tracks to CD, filling your portable player, etc.

* Aqualung now compiles and runs on OpenBSD.

* Smoother skin changing.

* Option to disable skin support (for themed environments).

* Lots of fixes, cleanups & refactoring.


* TagLib is not used anymore.

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