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  •  21 Feb 2006 18:47
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    Release Notes: This release introduces a playlist optimizer that enables several new features. Playlist balancing selects approximately equal numbers of cuts from each artist in a mix. You can also weigh the balance by repeating hints. Patterns allow you to reorder the tracks in a playlist according to one of several patterns, including alternations, random alternations, and gaussian fades. Target devices allow you to select or prefer audio formats suitable for a particular device. There are three predefined target devices, and you can define your own. This release also includes minor bugfixes.

    •  04 Feb 2006 07:48
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      Release Notes: This release fixes two bugs in the code that supports iTunes on Cygwin, one of which was a showstopper. Upgrading is recommended for anyone who wants to use iTunes on Cygwin.

      •  17 Jan 2006 16:29
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        Release Notes: This release adds support for iTunes on Cygwin. The Plaiter subproject now has a search-in-playlist feature and a status display.

        •  27 Dec 2005 14:57
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          Release Notes: This is the first stable release. A minor bug was fixed in plaiter, the command-line front end to command-line music players. This bug caused a broken man page.

          •  14 Nov 2005 13:45
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            Release Notes: This release adds pass-through commands like "play", "pause", and "next track", which allow you to background any of the supported players and control them from the commandline. There are several bugfixes, including one for a serious bug in "plaiter," the commandline frontend to commandline music players, which could cause it to lose track of still-running helper applications in certain circumstances.

            •  30 Oct 2005 18:53
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              Release Notes: This is a bugfix release for "plaiter", the command line front end for command line music players. In the previous release of "plaiter", the controller sent relative file paths to the player daemon, which meant that they had to run in the same directory. This release sends absolute file paths.

              •  26 Oct 2005 13:26
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                Release Notes: This release introduces "Plaiter" (pronounced "player"), a commandline frontend to commandline music players. It complements "plait", but is also quite useful on its own, especially if you already use mpg123 or similar programs. In addition to the features of mpg123, "Plaiter" queues tracks, understands commands like play, pause, stop, next, and prev, and can handle a playlist with more than one type of audio file, selecting the proper helper application to handle each type of file you throw at it.

                •  11 Oct 2005 13:21
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                  Release Notes: This release adds suppport for music players on Linux, including mpg123, mpg321, and XMMS. The dependency on the GNU versions of awk and find was removed. This release should also run on various BSDs and other versions of Unix, although it has only been tested on Linux.

                  •  03 Oct 2005 14:20
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                    Release Notes: This release adds support for complex queries against the Shoutcast station directory, including multiple hints, mixes, and the ability to exclude stations with the "not" keyword. These features allow much more selective searching. This release also removes all dependencies on Bash. Plait will now run on any Bourne-compatible shell. Testing shows a 40% reduction in execution time when running the script with Ash on Cygwin versus Bash on Cygwin. No bugs were found since the last release.

                    •  22 Sep 2005 12:29
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                      Release Notes: This release adds support for mix files, a new technique for categorizing your music. Mix files have the flexibility of play lists and the dynamic nature of picking tracks by genre. A more flexible syntax that allows hints and options to be mixed freely on the command line was implemented. Play list naming in iTunes was improved. More robust error handling was added along with minor bugfixes.

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