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WSS looks for MP3 player beta testers

By Chris Williams. Published: 17th Feb 21:32:22 | Permalink | Printable

Music over the years has appeared on many different mediums, the latest being the digital format called MP3. This allows computers like the one on your desk to handheld ones to store and replay music without a noticable loss in quality. For RISC OS computers, one popular MP3 player is AMPlayer and Robin Watts of Warm Silence Software has announced his interest in testers for future releases of the module.

Below is a copy of his announcement, for anyone who would like to contribute towards development of the player..

I have a new version of AMPlayer that needs testing urgently.


It has undergone fairly extensive optimisation and extension since the last released version. I am therefore looking for beta testers that fulfill the following criteria:

* Prepared to test the software. [No really, I mean it. Version
Junkies need not apply - there will be a new release soon. Don't
ask to beta test just to jump the gun.]

* Must have MP3s to test it on - the wider selection from the wider the sources the better. I'd rather have someone with 100 MP3s all from different sources than someone thats encoded 10000 using the same tool at the same setting.

* Must have a StrongARM or ARM6 based machine. RISCStations, A7000/A7000+, ARM 3 or ARM 2 owners need not apply. If you aren't sure, you don't qualify.

* Must be in regular email contact (ideally several times a day).

* Must not mind an endless slew of broken versions arriving in the email.

* Must have free time to test it NOW (i.e. only testing at the weekend is not acceptable).

* In depth technical knowledge is NOT required, though basic competence is. (I'd rather get a clear statement of the effect of a crash rather than a programmer that thinks he can double guess the problem).

* The judges (thats me) decision is final as to who gets chosen and who doesn't. No correspondence will be entered into.

Sorry if all this seems a bit much on what is essentially a request for help, but it'll save everyones time in thelong run.

Robin Watts

Robin Watts: Robin.Watts@wss.co.uk
WSS: www.wss.co.uk

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