updated 02:05 pm EDT, Sun June 28, 2009
Snowtape 1.1 ships
Vemedio has launched the first major upgrade to its Internet-radio recording software, Snowtape 1.1. Snowtape allows users to locate and record music from streaming radio stations, then add artwork to the files and export the content as AAC files to iTunes. Version 1.1 adds an online radio directory with automatic additions of new stations as they become available. The directory already has 750 radio stations in its database.
The update also includes a revamped user interface for radio stations and audio tracks -- radio stations are now much more easy to find. The cover view mode is now scalable and better focused on the actual tracks. Spotlight support has been added, allowing for radio station searches, while a new preference panel offers new options for deleting commercials and relocating the database folder. Support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is also included in the update.
Snowtape 1.1 requires Mac OS X 10.5.2 or higher, a discrete graphics card and a broadband Internet connection. Customers can purchase the software for $30.