1 (edited by joeweiss 2006-09-13 19:02:25)

Topic: EXPIRED:Soundslides 1.4 beta (Mac & PC) - updated with stable release!

This is Soundslides 1.4b258.

Mac download (OS X 10.3, 10.4 PPC, 10.4 Intel)

PC download (Windows XP)

PC download (Windows 2000)

This release is a beta.  Please be careful not to delete your current stable version of soundslides.
Also, make backups of important projects BEFORE loading them into this release.

See the full list of changes and screenshots in the wiki.

New feature highlights

New interface for captions and new names for the project panels.  ("Slides" has replaced "Images", and "Project info" has replaced "Metadata")
Transition duration control and two news transition types (Straight cut, Fade out/Fade in) added to the default crossfade.
Two new player options; scrubber preview and volume control.  preview here.
Added ability to have different shells, or templates, and to assign a shell as a default.
Added two shells, one as an branding example and another with side caption display.
New quick keys for navigating between the project panels.  (F1-F5)

New feature examples

Volume and scrubber preview example
Straight cut transition example
Fade out/Fade in transition example
Side caption shell
Branded shell

Bug fixes

Fixed a bug where the outbin images were exported even though they were no longer needed.
Fixed a problem typing CAPS when using non-English character input sets. (previous Mac beta)
Output sizes would not resize correctly when re-opening an existing project. (previous Mac & PC beta)
New preloading mechanism in the slide show player, which is more robust with problematic servers.
Fixed a registration problem where an ADMIN registration would not save to MANAGED account users. (Mac)
Changed the image importer to accept filenames containing umlauts and accented characters rather than request the user rename the files.

-joe

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Re: EXPIRED:Soundslides 1.4 beta (Mac & PC) - updated with stable release!

I've fixed a minor bug where some of the new features failed to appear when updating existing projects. This mainly affected projects that were initially created in 1.1 or earlier.

Mac download (OS X 10.3, 10.4 PPC, 10.4 Intel)

PC download (Windows XP)  - NOT WINDOWS 2000

Also, I'm phasing out the old projector icon, which was extremely hard to read at 16x16 and looked terrible on Windows.

http://soundslides.com/images/soundslides_icon.png

This release features a draft of the new orange icon.

-joe

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Re: EXPIRED:Soundslides 1.4 beta (Mac & PC) - updated with stable release!

Minor bug fix to 265.

Fixed an issue with image processing on the PC which caused some jpgs to output at a larger filesize than expected.
Also, fixed an problem with the "my_paper"  shell template.

And I'm also making the Win2K release public.  The installer will remain separate through the 1.4 release.

We're now at release 268 ...

Mac download (OS X 10.3, 10.4 PPC, 10.4 Intel)

PC download (Windows XP)

PC download (Windows 2000)

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Re: EXPIRED:Soundslides 1.4 beta (Mac & PC) - updated with stable release!

We're now at release 275 ... this should be the last release candidate for 1.4.

Fixed a bug with adding images with duplicate filenames.

Mac download (OS X 10.3, 10.4 PPC, 10.4 Intel)

PC download (Windows XP)

PC download (Windows 2000)

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Re: EXPIRED:Soundslides 1.4 beta (Mac & PC) - updated with stable release!

The "b" is off the name.  This is the official release of 1.4 ...

We're now at release 279 ...

Mac download (OS X 10.3, 10.4 PPC, 10.4 Intel)

PC download (Windows XP)

PC download (Windows 2000)

Release 1.4 is a free update for all Soundslides users. For most existing installations, the update will not ask for your registration key. If the update requests the key and you no longer have it, you can retrieve it here.