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By Chris Williams. Published: 31st Mar 2003, 22:57:09 | Permalink | Printable

Playback controls in KinoAmp, DigitalCD updates plus more [Updated 08:16 2/4/2003] And even more

A short round up, we'll first admit but seeing as these people kindly emailed us, we'll give them a shout.

Andre Timmermans has let us know that his all singing, all dancing music playing application DigitalCD, which can handle a large number of audio formats, has been updated to version 2.54. The main changes, we're told, are 32 bit compatibility and support for Ogg Vorbis files.


Andre's also gently pointed us at Peter Everett's much improved KinoAmp, the top MPEG video player for RISC OS originally developed by eQ. KinoAmp now provides full multitasking playback control, such as a rewind function, and also supports interlaced MPEGs. Excellent work!

Finally, Andrew Hill's told us that he's updated WimpSWIVe to 0.08 after adding a "RISC OS 4/5 service module header" to the module. WimpSWIVe enables software developers to trap SWI calls to the Wimp.

Also, we've been warned that a new version of Pineapple's VProtect virus detection module is imminent.

There's been another surge of updates after we first published this article. Martin Avison's debugging utility Reporter is now 32 bit compatible and includes a new ReportLog command as well as other useful updates. Wimpbasic.org seem happy that "95%" of their stuff works with Aemulor. Version 0.60 of X-Ample's Confix, a generic software configuration tool for other programmers to use, has been updated. Flexible image cataloguing and HTML-gallery-generating application Thumbcat has been bugfixed to version 2.2. ARMalayser, David Ruck's extensive ARM code analyser, has been brought up to version 0.44 with lots of new features.


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KinoAmp's coming along very nicely indeed. All I could really want now is a "full screen" item on the menu when in multitasking playback mode. Well done Peter.

 is a RISC OS Userimj on 1/4/03 4:09PM
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Agreed and the support for Ogg Vorbis in DigitalCD is also very welcome. All we need now is a release version of Cineroma and we will be getting somwhere.

-- Victor Shears, Maidstone

 is a RISC OS Uservshears on 1/4/03 4:35PM
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Steady on! It's great to have these, without asking for more (and more that is definitely being worked on, so no fear there).

My hat goes off to the people developing all of this software.

 is a RISC OS UserSimonC on 1/4/03 6:04PM
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This is all excellent.

 is a RISC OS Usermoss on 1/4/03 6:13PM
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Has the Ogg support in DigitalCD 2.54 broken for anyone else since the last beta version (beta 4)? I get told that all my Ogg files contain no Vorbis data.

I've already reported this to the DigitalCD mailing list. -- Simon Wilson, Boulder, Colorado

 is a RISC OS Userksattic on 1/4/03 6:45PM
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This is impressive. It's just the sort of thing the platform needs to attract new customers.

 is a RISC OS Userribbit on 1/4/03 10:11PM
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