updated 12:50 pm EST, Tue January 31, 2006
Utsire announced Thrupp 1.4, a tool for copying iTunes files into an MP3 player or phone. New in version 1.4 is a redesigned player synchonization engine, and bug fixes. Thrupp supports on-the-fly conversion, is fully multi-threaded and comes with presets for popular smartphone models. Thrupp shows how much space each iTunes album will take up, and how much space the user has free, converts files into MP3s, and converts songs into a bitrate more appropriate for each player, resulting in smaller files and more music. All conversions made by Thrupp do not alter the origianl iTunes Library versions. Thrupp v1.4 is a shareware ($150) requiring Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.