Includes support for SHOUTcast radio, WMA audio format, and Album Art
Mountain View, CA -April 20, 2004 -Slim Devices Inc. announced today the release of SlimServer 5.1.4, a major update to the software that powers the award -winning Squeezebox network music player. Together, SlimServer and Squeezebox represent the easiest way for music lovers to enjoy high -quality playback of their digital music collection from the comfort of any room. The software can be downloaded for free from Slim Devices' web site (www.slimdevices.com).
Since the release of SlimServer 5.0 in November 2003, notable additions to the standard software release include:
-Ability to browse and select MP3 radio streams listed in the SHOUTcast online directory through the Squeezebox main menu;
-Built -in support for WMA audio on computers running Windows OS;
-Ability to browse the music library by album artwork;
-Ability to select an album for playback from the cover;
-Enhanced language localization in response to a growing international customer base;
-Modified software architecture that makes it easier for developers to write plug -ins and further advance the platform.
"Slim Devices continues to respond in a timely manner to the needs of its large and active community." said Patrick Cosson, VP of Sales and Marketing. "We deliver on the goal of creating ubiquitous and flexible access to your digital music from any room by providing support for more audio formats, more sources of music, through more familiar interfaces."
A worldwide team of independent programmers helps Slim Devices develop SlimServer under an open source license making it possible to tap into the creative energies of a far greater number of individuals than companies many times larger than Slim Devices. This results in the faster release of significant updates and timely fixes.
About Slim Devices
Slim Devices is the worldwide pioneer of network entertainment products for users of personal computers and the Internet. Slim Devices' innovative hardware and powerful open source software is setting the standard for an exciting new product category. The Slim Devices logo, Squeezebox, and SlimServer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Slim Devices, Inc. Other trademarks and registered trademarks are the sole property of their respective holders.