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XPlay 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, RealOne, etc.)
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 them.
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 info@mediafour.com.
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.



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