What was new in Audials Tunebite 11 in 2013?
Learn about the latest, the improvements and the difference between Gen 11 and Gen 10
Which functions are new and what’s improved in your Audials software?
The following contains the functional improvements in your new software, organized in convenient expandable views for RADIO, MUSIC SEARCH, MUSIC WISHES, RECORDING MUSIC, SAVING VIDEOS, CONVERTER and MEDIA CENTER.
|Jump directly to the product highlights|
|1) Streaming is in! Equip your gear today! Go to Streaming innovations|
|2) Equipped for the future with the improved Audials 11 Universal Converter. Go to the new Coverter features|
|3) New Media Center with Music Universe. New functions for the player. More possibilities with playlists. Go to the new Media Center|
|4) What’s better about the user interface and user friendliness compare to Gen 10? Go to interface innovations|
1) Streaming is in! Equip your gear today!
For years now Audials has been leading the pack and is the no. 1 piece of software on the market for recording from streaming services. Record music while you listen, movies while you watch and any other kind of media from websites, portals and online videotheques while you enjoy your entertainment. In the following you can learn about all the new features, services and improvements to the “Record Music” and “Save Video” functions.
Brand new: Every song is recognized and tagged automatically on all Spotify recordings.
Added plus: The time consuming and annoying post-editing of artist names and song titles is now completely a thing of the past. Now you can record as many songs as you want and automatically get your files ready to enjoy and with no post-editing necessary.
New: Improvements to bundling features for songs from audio streams, the editor mode and delete options
Why it’s better: Gen 11 is now better able to automatically bundle audio recordings, while both the editor mode and delete options have undergone noticeable improvements and are now more convenient than ever.
New: Improved editor mode and delete function
Added plus: Editing music file tags directly and deleting unwanted files significantly increases convenience when dealing with recorded songs.
Streaming of Netflix and other VoD-services improved
The look and feel with the Netflix streaming is now much better. You will have only one item in the recording list. Audials is prepared to record all VoD-services with advanced technical standards.
New: Record protected HTTPS video streams
Why it’s better: More and more video portals are switching to the protected format HTTPS. Most tools are then unable to record from these protected streams – not the case with Audials! Audials 11 gives you high quality video recordings from any stream.
New: Expanded recording features for VoD platforms
Why it’s better: Online videotheques and VoD platforms are popping up all over the internet. Not to be outdone, we have made sure that you’ll be able to continue making high-quality recordings from any pay service with Audials 11.
New: Status updates for video recordings
Why it’s better: What most users do not realize is that recording videos has become the true test of a software’s value, simultaneously making it one of the biggest challenges for your PC and its performance. Making recordings of HD movies from protected streams requires every last drop of performance. To keep you up to date on the status of your recordings, we implemented stop-light-logic to your monitor.
Special feature: Yellow indicates that there is a slight problem and that all other activities on your PC should temporarily stop. Red indicates a more serious issue. In this case, your PC does not have the required performance to make the desired recording with Audials.
New: Simplified video to audio recordings
Why it’s better: Using your Audials to automatically make recordings of audio tracks while you surf is now easier than ever!
New: Sources for free movies with the Audials Notifier
Why it’s better: If you do not have a subscription to a VoD service or are not a member of a pay videotheque, Audials 11 hooks you up with links to the best sources available for free movies.
2) Equipped for the future with the improved Audials 11 Universal Converter
Expand this area and learn about all the improvements in Audials 11 to stay up-to-date with the latest smartphones, tablets, operating systems and file formats.
New: Updated device profiles for the current generation of smartphones and tablets
Why it’s better: Record and convert files of your favorite media for smartphones & Tablets by Samsung, Apple, Google, Amazon Kindle, LG, Sony, HTC, Nokia, Microsoft and additional manufacturers with the new Audials 11 and its innovative device profiles.
New: Re-recording and converting iTunes videos and movies now with control bar
Why it’s better: Now you can view the re-recording or conversion process of copy-protected iTunes videos and movies.
New: WebM and MKV video formats now available
Why it’s better: The WebM video format by Google lets you convert webvideos from various websites, while the MKV format is a high-quality MP4 videoformat that commonly appears in internet platforms.
New: Blu-ray movies in the right file format for PCs, smartphones and tablets
You can create MKV files from Blu-Ray movies by using an array of various tools, but not all playback devices are compatible with the MKV format. Audials, however, is there when you need it to reliably convert MKV movie files into MP4, WMV, AVI or other formats without sacrificing any quality. This lets Audials let you enjoy Blu-Ray flicks on your PC, smartphone or tablet.
New: Simplified profile settings
Why it’s better: For most uses there are preconfigured device profiles available. But now there are additional settings for creating audio and video files in a single, simplified window.
3) New Media Center with Music Universe. New functions for the player. More possibilities with playlists.
The new Music Universe lets you easily surf through your music collection. Learn more about the latest features and improvements to the Media Center view and the player in the following.
Brand new: Music Universe displays match lines to similar music in your music collection for your playlists
Why it’s better: The new Music Universe displays photos of artists to show you similar songs or genres. This helps you get the most music from Audials by adding new artists matching your preferences to your collection and creating new playlists.
Special feature: Similar music styles between artists are now displayed via match lines, which have varying degrees of thickness depending on match strength. You can display your music universe by “strong match”, “balanced mix” or “popularity”.
Brand new: Visualized song lists
Why it’s better: Albums are now displayed by cover directly in a matrix to give you are number one presentation of your stars and their hits.
Brand new: Customizable settings for navigating your music collection
Why it’s better: Now you can customize your music display by navigating your music via 7 different criteria: Genre|Artist|Album, Genre|Artist, Genre|Album, Artist|Album, Genre, Artist or Album.
Special feature: The width of the individual columns is automatically adjusted by Audials to fit your screen and provide you and your music with an impressive, visual experience.
New: Improved view with Select All
Why it’s better: With the Select All function you can select all songs for a specified genre, artist or album.
Brand new: Increased convenience with genres thanks to new, intelligent algorithms
Why it’s better: Artists and their songs are allocated to a specific genre to avoid different songs by one artist being listed in different genres. This new feature along with the new navigating function will make surfing through your collection tons of fun.
Special feature: If you do not like the genre selected, you can assign all songs by a specific artist to a different genre by right clicking the artist.
New: Improved copying for music files
Why it’s better: Audials recognizes while copying if files with the same name exist. Then you can choose to retain the existing files, overwrite them or make a copy of the new file.
New: Uniform genres, artists and albums
Why it’s better: Previously you could only make changes manually, and then only to single files. Now you can modify genres, albums or artists and their songs all at once by simply right clicking them. Now you make the changes you want to your music faster than ever!
New: Display totals
Why it’s better: When selecting a genre, artist or album you now get a corresponding display total clearly displayed.
Brand new: Display the selected radio station, song or video
Why it’s better: Pictures say a thousand words – Now you’ll see your selected medium on your screen in the optimized size for your player.
New: In-place tag editing
Why it’s better: You can now quickly and conveniently edit tags in your player’s song view.
Brand new: Edit album covers for individual songs and complete albums
Why it’s better: Now edit album covers where you are with in-place editing via the editing menu.
New: Condensed editing functions in the new drop down menu
Why it’s better: With every song you’ll get access to all the editing functions available with a single click. You can now, e.g., change the status from checked to unchecked, edit songs manually in the audio studio, normalize song volume, reorganize your entire music collection and profit from numerous tagging options.
Special feature: With the new in-place autotag feature, you can use Audials to automatically retro-tag songs.
Brand new: visual playlist with album thumbnails and two-line displays
Why it’s better: Now you can switch from the current text display for playlists to a visual display with album covers. Talk about cool.
New: 7 various settings for individualized playlist displays
Why it’s better: Individualized playlist displays are available according to the following criteria: by date of recording (newest to oldest), by title (a-z), by artist (a-z), by date of recording (oldest to newest), grouped by artists, grouped by album or grouped by source.
Brand new: Playlist Export & Import
Why it’s better: Playback your music in other standardized players besides Audials by exporting to M3U or PLS formats. Now you can import a Playlist from f.e. the Winamp-Player as well!
New: Improvements in user friendliness with new context menu for playlists
Why it’s better: Right click a playlist in the new Audials 11 to display a new menu with the playlist options available.
Brand new: Thumbnail view for your videos
Why it’s better: Audials creates a preview for every video with a customized thumbnail. Instead of just having a title to search by, you can now surf through, select and play content from your video collection via thumbnails.
Special feature: Thumbnails help increase the display clarity significantly. Three new modes let you customize your display: multi-column table, list or thumbnail view.
New: Assign categories for videos, podcasts and movies
Why it’s better: Saved videos are automatically assigned to eponymous categories based on their source. This lets you see all your recorded content by clicking the category once.
4) What’s better about the user interface and user friendliness compare to Gen 10?
New, animated user interfaces, user-definable views, areas that can be hidden and reduced power for mini-player mode all help Audials 11 cater to your personal preferences.
Modifications and new features - giving you more of what you want
In the brand new Audials 11 generation, we implemented even more suggestions by Audials users into the development of the new generation and worked closely with heavy users during an expanded test phase. And when the dust finally settled, everyone agreed: 11 is faster, more stable and easier to use than ever. Come and check out the new and improved!
Heavy users are convinced by the new features and modifications
Heavy users were especially happy about the removal of post-tagging on Spotify recordings. Just record your favorite tracks from Spotify and all your files will be outfitted automatically with the right name and title. Post-tagging is now a thing of the past! Heavy users were thoroughly convinced of the track separation function when recording from music services, as well as the new in-place editing, group editing and improved tagging features.
Another innovation that lots of received praise was the video recording functionality for making recordings of Internet videos with the new copy protection on movies from video-on-demand services. Many heavy users found the new playlist displays in combination with the new music management functions in the media center to be an added 'wow' factor.
New: Reducing what you need
Audials is known for its wide range of services offered. However, the user interface has seemed a touch overwhelming with the multitude of features, not all of which you may need. In Audials 11 we simplified everything to make it even easier to use.
Now you can decide which features should be displayed in your Audials. Just go to “activate/deactivate views” in Options. Then either close the navigation tab to the left or the player to the right.
Further customize your preferred user interface by dragging the edges to resize Audials on your desktop. You can also modify the font size to give Audials the size you think it needs.
New: Improved Audials Mini Player-Modus
Why it’s better: Now listening to your favorite radio stations in the mini-player is a breeze. So is playing your music via your playlists, watching your videos, podcasts or movies on your desktop while you use other programs.
Special feature: Connect your computer to a TV and enjoy movies on Audials in TV quality.
Practical improvements for added simplicity and convenience
Audials can do more – you just need to know how to use it. This sums up the focal point of our development process and the improvements we made to Gen 11.
New: Start times have been reduced by an average of 30% compared to Gen 10.
Plus: the time needed for initialization, from the first click to the moment you have complete access the user interface, has been reduced by up to 30%. Now you have your Audials faster than ever!
New: Sleek status bar provides access to personalized settings
Plus: Access every Audials setting and feature in the new convenient status bar with a single click!
New: Optimized options
Plus: Thanks to the new realignment of options all the personal settings available in Audials have been consolidated. Now you can have, e.g., all your radio, wishlist and filter settings in the same place with additional links for further options.
New: Offline mode for using Audials away from the web
Why it’s better: When you are on the go with your notebook and would like to use Audials to play music or movies, you can now simply switch to offline mode. To end the offline mode and reconnect, simply click the corresponding button.