Supports iPod for Windows
Free Update Available For Download
WEST DES MOINES, IA (24-September-2002)
- Mediafour Corporation today announced the release of a new version
of XPlay that adds support for the new iPod for Windows. The XPlay 1.0.3
update, which is free for all XPlay users, enables Windows users to
work with the Windows iPod just as seamlessly as with the traditional
iPod for Mac OS.
"Since Apple's announcement of the new iPod, and especially since
it began shipping, we've been swamped with requests from XPlay customers
to make XPlay work with the new iPod for Windows," commented Brian
Landwehr, president of Mediafour. "XPlay now works with all iPod
models, and the update is free to all XPlay users," continued Landwehr.
Users of the new iPod for Windows will appreciate the ease-of-use and
wide range of features of XPlay. XPlay is a robust and well-integrated
complement or replacement for MUSICMATCH Jukebox, which is software
provided by Apple as a part of the iPod for Windows package.
XPlay is also still the only commercial product that enables the traditional
Mac OS-oriented iPod to work fully with Windows.
iPod for Windows, whether used with XPlay or the standard bundled software,
has the following capabilities:
· Store around 4,000 songs (on the 20GB model)
· Store contact records
· Store calendar events
· Make playlists containing favorite songs
· Automatic synchronization with music collection
· Sort music by artist, album, genre, composer, and more
iPod capabilities available only with XPlay include:
· Easy editing of all song information, for a single song, or
many (artist, album, composer, etc.)
· Easy "cross-platform" use of iPod with both Mac OS
and Windows computers
· Easy drag-and-drop interface, right from the desktop or Explorer
· Automatically update and restore your iPod with the latest
iPod software from Apple
· Works with Windows 98SE
· Change equalization settings, for a single song, or many
· Listen to music with any software (Winamp, Windows Media Player,
Jim Coates, computer columnist for the Chicago Tribune, is so impressed
with XPlay that he went so far as to write, "XPlay completely matches
iTunes' ease of use in the Windows environment."
XPlay is available for online purchase and is available at stores nationwide
at a suggested retail price of $29.95. The upgrade to the new XPlay
1.0.3 can be downloaded from www.mediafour.com/updates/xplay.
Use of XPlay requires Windows XP, 2000, Me, or 98SE, any model Apple
iPod, and an available FireWire port (also known as IEEE-1394 or Sony
i.Link). FireWire ports can be inexpensively added to computers lacking
About Mediafour Corporation
Based in West Des Moines, IA, Mediafour Corporation has become recognized
worldwide as a leader in cross-platform computing solutions with MacDrive
5, software that enables Windows users to read and write Mac-formatted
media. Mediafour can be reached by phone at 515-225-7409, on the World
Wide Web at http://www.mediafour.com, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mediafour and MacDrive are trademarks of Mediafour Corporation. Apple
and Macintosh are registered trademarks and iPod is a trademark of Apple
Computer, Inc. registered in the USA and other countries. Microsoft
and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks
are the property of their respective owners.
2002 Media 4 Concepts LLC