Software update: aTunes 2.0.0

Saturday version 2.0.0 of aTunes was released. With this program written in Java audio files can be played and managed. It can handle mp3, ogg, wma, wav, flac, mp4, ra and rm, and is also capable of playing online radio stations. It can also rip CDs, edit tags and create playlists, and has a navigator that makes it easy to find artists, albums or genres. An extensive overview of the possibilities of aTunes can be found in this wiki are being found.

New in version 2.0.0 is, among other things, the possibility to determine the layout of the program yourself. We also find new filtering options, support for plugins and various adjustments have been made that ensure better performance. The full changelog of this release looks like this:

Changes in aTunes version 2.0.0:

  • Support for libnotify (Gnome) (Patch by Marco Biscaro)
  • File chooser in tag dialog should open in directory of the audio file (feature request [2786730])
  • Three new look and feel skins (Dust, Dust Coffee and Twilight)
  • Avoid child nodes in album tree view in navigator
  • Use artist names comparator in device view
  • New command to start CD ripper
  • Start app and run commands if there is no more instances
  • New extended tool tip used in all navigation views
  • New options to execute commands before and after accessing repository
  • Added options in help menu to go to web site or wiki
  • New option to edit tags from folder name pattern
  • Show warning before clearing playlist (feature request [2786727])
  • Show warning if karaoke or normalization mode is enabled
  • Audio object properties panel enhancements
  • Added option to synchronize device with play list
  • Visual improvements in full screen mode
  • Font chooser for configuring the font settings
  • Option to add audio object to playlist after current audio object
  • Context panel redesign
  • Gui theme can be changed without restart
  • Allow repository load in background
  • Allow reordering of playlist tabs
  • Cover navigator window should be resizable
  • New lyric engine using (Patch by Taylor Tang)
  • New option to store repository configuration in a custom folder
  • Some navigation views share common columns as play list
  • Filter redesign
  • New window layouts available
  • Cache for audio file images
  • Allow jumping to the previous/next song in the playlist in the tag edit dialog
  • Use mp4 instead of flv for Youtube download
  • Added edition options to all text components
  • Highlight audio files with incomplete tags in navigator table (feature request [2383156])
  • Support for netbook-size windows (feature request [2807546])
  • New year view in navigator / read “date” tag field (Patch by Tobias Rapp)
  • Add date column for podcast feed entries in navigation table (Patch by Tobias Rapp)
  • Added translation to Catalan (thanks to perru002)
  • Basic support for plugins
  • INTERNAL: Avoid unnecessary refresh view operations
  • INTERNAL: Share actions between play list and navigation tree and table
  • INTERNAL: Refactoring of play list
  • INTERNAL: Update search indexes only if user is going to perform a search
  • INTERNAL: Don’t update navigation table if it’s not visible
  • INTERNAL: Statistics refactoring [2875945]
  • INTERNAL: Write repository to disk when closing application only if repository has been modified or refreshed
  • INTERNAL: Write favorites to disk when closing application only if favorites have been modified
  • INTERNAL: Write radio list to disk when closing application only if have been modified
  • INTERNAL: Write podcast list to disk when closing application only if have been modified
  • INTERNAL: Write playlist contents to disk when closing application only if have been modified
  • FIX: Deleting many files from device freezes aTunes gui for some seconds [2855962]
  • FIX: LyricWiki engine returned lyrics with URLs
  • FIX: Opening web browser does not work on Ubuntu
  • FIX: Validate repository content when loading it (patch from Laurent Cathala)
  • FIX: Podcast file renaming is not possible [2897134]
  • FIX: Progress bar should work for downloaded podcast entries
  • FIX: Progress bar improvements [2942626]
  • FIX: Normalization button causes multiple submissions to [2836230]
  • FIX: Ticks in progress bar not shown at start

aTunes 2.0.0 screenshot, click on the image for a larger version.

Version number 2.0.0
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Linux, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
Website aTunes
File size 26.70MB
License type GPL