Freitag, 31. Juli 2009

AnyToISO 2.5 - Create ISO images from many file types. (Free)

AnyToISO 2.5 - Create ISO images from many file types. (Free): "

AnyToISO 2.5

  • Convert BIN, MDF, PDI, CDI, NRG, B5I, IMG, DAA, UIF CD/DVD-ROM images to ISO
  • Universal, fast engine
  • Works on Windows and Mac OS
  • free to convert CD images, Professional license allows to convert DVD images.

Version 2.5:

  • support of UIF format is back (own implementation, a bit limited)

  • open output ISO file (or folder if extraction was selected) in Explorer/Finder

  • fixed wrong calculation of estimated disk size in Mac OS X

Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later.




(Via MacUpdate - Mac OS X.)

Growl 1.1.6 - Notification system for OS X apps. (Free)

Growl 1.1.6 - Notification system for OS X apps. (Free): "

Growl 1.1.6
Growl is a notification system that allows any application to send it a notification, and then it displays it. You can (for example) be notified that you have new email, or that a download completed, etc.

Support for Applescript, Perl, Python, TCL, Cocoa, Carbon, Ruby and more being added.

Version 1.1.6:

  • Fixed the displays pop-up menus' failure to list WebKit-based displays

  • Changed fade time for most visual displays from three-fourths of a second to one-fifth

  • Increased default time on screen from four seconds to five to compensate for the above change

  • Assorted fixes to bugs discovered by Ted Kremenek using the Clang Static Analyzer

  • Updated minimum system version of Growl to 10.4, matching reality

  • GrowlSafari

    • Made it work on Safari 4

    • Made it require Safari 4

    • Fixed a small memory leak that occurred every time you downloaded something

Mac OS X 10.4 or later.




(Via MacUpdate - Mac OS X.)

NetNewsWire 3.2b6 - RSS/Atom newsreader. (Free)

NetNewsWire 3.2b6 - RSS/Atom newsreader. (Free): "

NetNewsWire 3.2b6
NetNewsWire is an easy-to-use RSS and Atom newsreader for Mac OS X. Its familiar three-paned interface—similar to Apple Mail—can fetch and display news from thousands of different websites and weblogs, making it quick and easy to keep up with the latest news. Features include:

  • A tabbed browser lets you read web pages with the convenience of staying in the same window.
  • Search your news items with a standard Apple search widget, like in Mail and other applications.
  • Downloads podcasts and enclosures, and sends podcasts to iTunes with with your choice of genre and playlist.
  • The flagged items feature lets you mark items that you want to keep -- they stay forever or until you mark them as unflagged.
  • Mac OS X 10.5 compatible, and includes Automator actions to control functions in NetNewsWire.
  • Other features include syncing, smart lists, search subscriptions, built-in styles, and AppleScript support.
  • Includes a built-in categorized list of feeds that can be easily subscribed to.
  • If NetNewsWire Lite is already running, quit it before running NetNewsWire.

Version 3.2b6:

  • This is supposed to be a minor upgrade. The main point of 3.2 is as transition to 4.0.

  • Features removed: NewsGator syncing; .mac/FTP syncing

  • GoogleReader syncing (though some bugs remain)

  • Displays ads from The Deck

  • New app icon

  • A few other additions and changes

Mac OS X 10.5 or later.




(Via MacUpdate - Mac OS X.)

Mittwoch, 29. Juli 2009

FilmRedux 1.2 - Based on Techspansion's VisualHub. (Free)

FilmRedux 1.2 - Based on Techspansion's VisualHub. (Free): "

FilmRedux 1.2
FilmRedux... Based on Techspansion's VisualHub, FilmRedux IS the next generation!

Need support? is where you want to go!

Version 1.2:

Release notes were unavailable at the time this listing was updated.

Mac OS X 10.5 or later.




(Via MacUpdate - Mac OS X.)

Dienstag, 28. Juli 2009

Perian 1.1.4 - QT plugin for many media types. (Free)

Perian 1.1.4 - QT plugin for many media types. (Free): "

Perian 1.1.4
With Perian, the Swiss Army Knife for QuickTime, any OS X application that uses QuickTime can now use these additional media types:

  • AVI, FLV, and MKV file formats

  • MS-MPEG4 v1 & v2, DivX, 3ivX, H.264, FLV1, FSV1, VP6, H263I, VP3, HuffYUV, FFVHuff, MPEG1 & MPEG2 Video, Fraps, Windows Media Audio v1 & v2, Flash ADPCM, Xiph Vorbis (in Matroska), MPEG Layer II Audio

  • AVI support for: AAC, AC3 Audio, H.264, MPEG4, and VBR MP3

  • Subtitle support for SSA and SRT

Version 1.1.4:

  • Forced VobSub subtitles are imported into a separate track [r1015]

  • Added initial DTS passthrough via similar mechanisms as AC3 [r1024]

  • Support old ffmpeg-generated MKV files with no enabled tracks [r1021]

  • 10.6-compatible preference pane [r1085]

  • Fixes:
  • Fixed 'Load External Subtitles' checkbox [r998]

  • Fixed crash/freeze when loading broken VobSub subtitles [r1000, r1034]

  • Fixed import of uncompressed audio in FLV [r1007]

  • Fixed import of some audio tracks; should improve iApps [r1042, r1088]

  • Fixed CRAM codec AVI in browsers [r1010]

  • Worked around bug in iChat codec loading [r1008]

  • Never allows Apple's code to handle AC3 data anymore so passthrough works more often [r1014]

  • Doesn't try to decode some RGB colorspaces (such as in Camtasia) that aren't supported [r1039]

  • Fixed some 16-bit RGB codecs on Intel [r1039]

  • Fixed importing movie files with no video tracks (regression from r706) [r1042]

  • Fixed H264 crash in put_h264_qpel8_h_lowpass_l2_ssse3 (in FFmpeg)

  • Fixed crash with corrupt first frame [r1061]

  • Fixed BMP/RLE in AVI [r1078]

  • Fixed several memory leaks [r1086]

  • Fixed a problem with wrong channel order in DTS 5.1 [r1076]

  • Fixed possible conflict with UniversalDetector.framework [r1100]

  • Subtitles:
  • Fixed garbage characters appearing at the end of a line with some fonts [r1013]

  • Better handling of invalid SSA files [r1013]

  • Fixed rendering of multi-layer subtitles [r1016]

  • Fixed SRT files using ',' for decimals [r1019]

  • Ignored SSA shapes and \blur instead of misparsing them [r1027, r1036]

  • Disabled vertical font support again to fix files wrongly using it for Latin text [r1027]

  • Fixed subtitles in MKV wrongly displaying at the end of a video [r1036]

  • Better handling of \move and \org [r1063, r1103]

  • Notes:
  • Compilation under 10.4 is no longer supported.

  • A52Codec has been deprecated and will be replaced by an LGPL decoder in a future release.

Mac OS X 10.4.7 or later.




(Via Clippings.)

Perian 1.1.4: Bereit für Mac OS X 10.6

Perian 1.1.4: Bereit für Mac OS X 10.6: "Das Schweizer Taschenmesser für QuickTime wird Snow Leopard-tauglich: Die Entwickler aktualisieren Perian . Version 1.1.4 ist Mac OS X 10.6-kompatibel, unterstützt alte, im ffmpeg-Format erstellte, MKV-Dateien und VobSub-Untertitel, die separat importiert wurden. Zudem behebt das Update einige Fehler, die zum Beispiel bei Verwendung von H264...

(Via Newsticker.)

Freitag, 24. Juli 2009

FontGenius 1.0 - Font search and identification utility. (Demo)

FontGenius 1.0 - Font search and identification utility. (Demo): "

FontGenius 1.0
FontGenius is a font search and identification utility for Macintosh. FontGenius examines pictures and identifies typefaces of any text within a picture. Using advanced recognition technology, FontGenius will produce a list of likely fonts that match selected characters within an image, and will generate character previews of the matched fonts.

FontGenius can match both installed fonts and uninstalled fonts using a built in font profile database. An internet search can also be performed on the list of results to locate, purchase, and/or download matched fonts.

FontGenius supports most image file formats, and can even grab an image right from your desktop.

Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.




(Via MacUpdate - Mac OS X.)

FontGenius 1.0 identifies unknown typefaces

FontGenius 1.0 identifies unknown typefaces: "FontGear has introduced the first version of FontGenius, a Mac-based graphics utility. The software scans supplied images for text, and attempts to identify fonts as accurately as possible. Lists of candidate fonts are presented, matched to installed fonts as well as those kept in a local database....


(Via MacNN.)

Mittwoch, 22. Juli 2009

Rivet 2.2 - Store, browse, display and manage your media file on a Xbox 360. (Shareware)

Rivet 2.2 - Store, browse, display and manage your media file on a Xbox 360. (Shareware): "

Rivet 2.2
Rivet allows you to access your digital life on your Xbox 360. Browse, play, and view all of your picture, movies, and video through the Xbox 360's media blade right in your living room.

Rivet will automatically load and give you full access to your iTunes music, iPhoto photographs, and any video or picture folders that you wish to share.

Version 2.2:

  • Added video thumbnails display (Xbox and PS3).

  • Added music album art display (PS3 only).

  • Added support for iPhoto Events.

  • Added metadata support for the date and duration of movies.

  • Improved parsing speed of media and libraries.

  • Fixed display of accented characters.

Version 2.1

  • Fixed a bug that allowed file system loops to cause a hang.

Version 2.1:

  • Added Italian localization.

  • Added Spanish localization.

  • Cleaned up the French localization.

  • Added a alias loop check for the folder parsing.

  • Removed the ability to add / as a shared folder.

  • Added a start-up check for / as a saved folder. This was causing the beachball hangs on launch.

  • Fixed the root folder to not show Music when music sharing is off.

  • Fixed a crash due to incorrect request counts.

  • Fixed a deadlock that could cause Rivet to lock-up during streaming.

  • Fixed a crash that could occur during streaming of pictures.


  • Mac OS 10.5 or later

  • iTunes for music sharing

  • Networked Xbox 360 or PS3




(Via MacUpdate - Mac OS X.)

Dienstag, 21. Juli 2009

Google Earth erobert den Mond

Google Earth erobert den Mond: "Google hat pünktlich zum 40-Jährigen Jubiläum der Apollo 11-Landung Moon in Google Earth veröffentlicht. Um die Reise zum Mond zu starten, wählt man aus der Iconleiste in Google Earth 5 das Planetensymbol und dann Mond aus. Durch die Zusammenarbeit mit der NASA und den japanischen Weltall-Entdeckern JAXA lässt sich umfangreiches Material...

(Via Newsticker.)

Sonntag, 19. Juli 2009

Transmission 1.73 - Popular BitTorrent client. (Free)

Transmission 1.73 - Popular BitTorrent client. (Free): "

Transmission 1.73
Transmission is a fast, easy, and free multi-platform BitTorrent client.

Transmission sets initial preferences so things 'Just Work', while advanced features like watch directories, bad peer blocking, and the web interface can be configured with just a few clicks. Macworld put it this way: 'It's fast, it's extremely lightweight, and — even though it's available for a variety of platforms — it behaves just as you'd expect a Mac program to.'

Transmission supports full encryption, file selection, a web-based interface, groups, peer exchange, automatic port forwarding, webseeds, watch directories, tracker editing, global and per-torrent speed limits, and more.

Its code is freely available online and is licensed under either the GNU Public License v2 or the MIT License. The development team welcomes anyone who is interested in contributing code, documentation, translations, or other help.

Version 1.73:

  • Fix bug where user-configured peer limits could be exceeded

  • Use less memory in some high-peer situations

  • Better estimation of time left to download

  • Support supportcrypto and requirecrypto flags in http tracker announces

  • Update to newer snapshots of libnatpmp and miniupnpc

Mac OS X 10.5 or later.




(Via MacUpdate - Mac OS X.)

Samstag, 18. Juli 2009

Playback: Multimedia-Daten auf Playstation 3 oder Xbox streamen

Playback: Multimedia-Daten auf Playstation 3 oder Xbox streamen: "Anwender die ihre Musik, Bilder und Filme vom Mac auf eine Playstation 3 oder andere UPnP-kompatiblen Geräte streamen möchten, können dies nun auch mit dem Programm Playback . Es arbeitet mit iTunes, iPhoto und Aperture zusammen und kann auch auf einzelne Ordner oder die gesamte Festplatte zugreifen.

(Via Clippings.)

Mittwoch, 15. Juli 2009

Cyberduck 3.2.1 - FTP and SFTP browser. (Free)

Cyberduck 3.2.1 - FTP and SFTP browser. (Free): "

Cyberduck 3.2.1
Cyberduck is a robust FTP/FTP-TLS/SFTP browser for the Mac whose lack of visual clutter and cleverly intuitive features make it easy to use. Support for external editors and system technologies such as Spotlight, Bonjour, Keychain and AppleScript are built-in.

Cyberduck is a open source product licensed under the GPL and free to use. Donations are welcome to help advance development in the future. Thanks to contributors, Cyberduck is available in English, Japanese, German, Catalan, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, and Polish.

Version 3.2.1:

  • [Feature] Create placeholder objects for virtual directory (S3)

  • [Feature] Info window displays signed temporary public URL with a default validity of 24 hours (S3)

  • [Feature] Info window displays BitTorrent URL of file (S3)

  • [Feature] Option to enable Bucket Access Logging in the Info window (S3)

  • [Feature] Option to enable CloudFront Access Logging in the Info window (S3)

  • [Feature] Updated to Cloudfront API Version 2009-04-02 (S3)

  • [Feature] Access third party buckets using anonymous login (S3)

  • [Feature] Editable hostname to connect to third party services implementing S3 [ href="">#3125] (S3)

  • [Feature[ Option to specify object expiration using Cache-Control header [ href="">#3185] (S3)

  • [Bugfix] MobileMe iDisk upload failures (WebDAV) [#3149]

  • [Bugfix] Overwrite action causes empty downloaded file [ href="">#3252]

  • [Bugfix] Status bar is draggable [#2159]

Mac OS X 10.4 or later.




(Via MacUpdate - Mac OS X.)

Montag, 13. Juli 2009

VoltaicHD 1.8.6 - Convert AVCHD movie clips into a Mac-friendly format. (Demo)

VoltaicHD 1.8.6 - Convert AVCHD movie clips into a Mac-friendly format. (Demo): "

VoltaicHD 1.8.6
VoltaicHD converts your AVCHD movie clips into a Mac-friendly format, ready for editing in iMovie (HD and 08)and Final Cut Express/Pro.

Version 1.8.6:
  • Fixed issues with AVCHDLite files from Panasonic Lumix GH1.
  • Instead of overwriting files it now appends a numerical suffix to the new file.
  • Can now handle Unicode characters in paths.
  • Fixed issues with demo message continuing to appear when upgrading from an old version.
  • Default output location changed to Desktop.
  • Fixed error message when converting files with non standard resolutions.

Mac OS X 10.4 or later, QuickTime 7.4, Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC), iMovie (HD or 08) or Final Cut Express/Pro.




(Via MacUpdate - Mac OS X.)

Apple touch netbook due in October for $800?

Apple touch netbook due in October for $800?: "Rumors of a touchscreen Apple netbook gained fuel on Monday with a claim by China's InfoTimes that supposedly confirms launch details. Backing earlier claims, the site says the system will use a 9.7-inch touchscreen supplied by Wintek and is due to ship in October. Apple is expected to avoid competing directly with regular, sub-$500 netbooks and may use the touchscreen.<

(Via MacNN.)

Stellenausschreibung bei Apple: Technology Evangelist

Stellenausschreibung bei Apple: Technology Evangelist: "Wieder einmal lässt sich bei Apples Stellenausschreibungen eine interessante Stellenbeschreibung finden. Die Tätigkeit wird schlicht mit 'Technology Evangelist' bezeichnet, Apple möchte also einen Generalisten, der sich in vielen Bereichen sehr gut auskennt. Zu den genauen Aufgabenbereichen zählen Unterstützung in den Bereichen iPhone SDK, Mac OS X, außerdem soll zusammen mit den entsprechenden Teams intensiv am Support für Entwickler ge...

(Via :: News.)

Freitag, 10. Juli 2009

GmailStatus 1.1.1 - Menubar item displays number of unread Gmail. (Free)

GmailStatus 1.1.1 - Menubar item displays number of unread Gmail. (Free): "

GmailStatus 1.1.1
GmailStatus displays the number of unread messages in your Gmail inbox in the OS X menubar.

Other features:

  • User-definable hotkey opens Gmail inbox in browser.

  • Choose 'Check now; to check for new messages at any time.

  • Choose 'Open inbox' to open Gmail in your browser.

  • Choose 'New message' to compose a new message in Gmail.

  • See labels and their unread count. Open labels in the browser.

  • Move the mouse over the menubar icon to see current account usage.

  • Use Gmail as your default application for writing messages.

  • Auto-checks for newer version.

  • Supported languages: English, German, French.

Version 1.1.1:

  • fixed display issue with labels containing non-ascii characters

  • fixed memory leaks

  • updated version of Growl


  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later

  • Gmail account with IMAP enabled




(Via MacUpdate - Mac OS X.)

Donnerstag, 9. Juli 2009

AirRadar 1.1.8 - Wireless network scanner. (Shareware)

AirRadar 1.1.8 - Wireless network scanner. (Shareware): "

AirRadar 1.1.8
AirRadar... Scanning for wireless networks is now easier and more personalized!

AirRadar allows you to scan for open networks and tag them as favourites or filter them out. View detailed network information, graph network signal strength, and automatically join the best open network in range.

Whether you are driving around looking for wireless networks, stuck in traffic, sitting on the beach, or if you are curious how strong your wireless signal is at home, AirRadar provides a more linear approach to network hunting. Setup a scan frequency, and have new open or closed networks have their name spoken, play alerts, or display notifications.

Various other options allow you to customize your network list further, including assigning colors to best open networks and sound cues. Download it today, and take the hardship out of getting an internet connection at a critical time.


  • New Feature: If the network that the computer is currently connected to cannot be found during a scan (ie. if it is hidden), very basic information will be pulled from the system and displayed.

  • Bug Fix: Fixed issues with some text fields not showing right-click contextual menus.

Mac OS X 10.4 or later.




(Via MacUpdate - Mac OS X.)

Celestia 1.6 - Real-time space fly-through simulation. (Free)

Celestia 1.6 - Real-time space fly-through simulation. (Free): "

Celestia 1.6
Celestia is a free real-time space simulation that lets you experience our universe in three dimensions. Unlike most planetarium software, Celestia doesn't confine you to the surface of the Earth. You can travel throughout the solar system, to any of over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy. All travel in Celestia is seamless; the exponential zoom feature lets you explore space across a huge range of scales, from galaxy clusters down to spacecraft only a few meters across. A 'point-and-goto' interface makes it simple to navigate through the universe to the object you want to visit.

Version 1.6:

  • Bug fixes

    • Fix to admit absolute directory notation in VT ImageDirectory

    • Implemented encoding of special characters when saving cel URLs

    • Fixed flickering of models with missing texture coordinates

    • Fixed appearance non-ellipsoid star geometry in pre-OGL2 render paths

    • Improved appearance of point stars when multisample antialiasing is enabled

    • Fix for crash when viewing a star barycenter in an empty system

    • Fixed off by one error assertion testing for number of lights used by shaders

    • Windows: fixed UTF8 bugs in tour guide, star browser, and context menu

    • Fixed crash bug that was triggerred by xyz and xyzv files with duplicate times

    • Fixed bug that caused dim stars in orbits distant from the primary to not be drawn.

    • Fixed strange appearance of cloud textures at times in the distant past/future.

    • Fixed memory leak in multiview handling

    • Fixed ambient light in the ARB shader path

    • Fixed bugs in comet rendering (corrects overbright coma)

    • Fixed code to compile without errors with gcc 4.3; fixed some warnings

    • Fixed g++ compier errors in cmodfix tool

    • Fixed search path for Lua scripts

    • Fixed numerous bugs that occurred when an object's orbit center was different

    • Fixed a bug in the celx function celestia:getscreendimension

    • Fixed bug with returning Hubble type for galaxies

    • Eliminated error-prone min/max macros; use STL functions instead

    • Fixed discrepancy between apparent magnitudes shown in the 3D view and the star browser.

    • Change 'Day Length' string to the correct and more general term 'Rotation Period'

    • Show 'planetary companions' message for stellar barycenters (instead of just stars.)

    • Improved location drawing so that location labels can be occluded by foreground objects.

  • Data file updates

    • Implemented data base globulars.dsc with all known 150 globulars around the Milky Way

    • Renamed galaxy database deepsky.dsc into galaxies.dsc

    • Implemented SIMBAD compatible cross-listing for globular clusters

    • Updated Iapetus texture based on a new Ciclops map from Oct 2008

    • Significant update of the database on binary orbits, including SIMBAD compatibility of barycenter nomenclature and alternative names

    • Updated the near stars catalog

    • Updated texture for Mercury; includes imagery from MESSENGER

    • Updated textures for some Saturnian moons: Tethys, Dione, Mimas, Enceladus, and Rhea

    • Added CHARM2 catalog of measured stellar radii

    • Added model of asteroid Itokawa

    • Regenerated star catalog using the new reduction of the HIPPARCOS data

    • Cassini updates:

      • Updated Cassini trajectory to include extended mission

      • Switched to using xyz+velocity files for a more accurate trajectory

      • Separated Cassini mission into cruise and orbital phases

      • Improved appearance of Huygens separation from Cassini

    • Added IAU rotational elements for most major solar system bodies

    • Made visible the orbit and label for Pluto-Charon barycenter

    • Correctly centered Galileo spacecraft

    • Rebuilt cross-indices from SIMBAD data

    • Added alternative names for many solar system bodies (e.g. preliminary designations for asteroids in addition to proper names.)

    • Updated extrasolar planet catalog with discoveries made up to Apr 2009

    • Changed class of Pluto, Ceres, Eris, ... to dwarf planet

    • Changed class of small outer planet moons to minormoon

    • Included new and updated solar system body features from the IAU

    • Added provisional rotation period for Eris

  • Tools

    • Added Perl script used to extract the globular data from scientific publications and as documentation

    • Added spice2xyzv tool for extracting xyzv files from a pool of SPICE kernels

    • Added Perl script to build cross-indices

    • Added Perl script to generate CHARM2 catalog

    • Added Perl script to build star database

  • Platform-specific changes

    • Mac OS X: Fixed rerun script menu item

    • Mac OS X: fixed issue with some checkbox settings not getting saved properly

    • Mac OS X: Fixed potential crash in eclipse finder if the user specified an object that wasn't a planet or moon

    • Mac OS X: Fixed keyboard shortcuts not working when GL window not frontmost

    • Mac OS X: eliminated beep when clicking splash screen on multi-core machines

    • Mac OS X: fixed compiler warnings, removed -fpermissive flag

    • Mac OS X: Refactored Mac disk image build into separate target, made default builds more efficient.

    • Mac OS X: Fixed bug where time zone was ignored when setting time zone

    • Mac OS X: look for user config file in ~/.celestia.cfg

    • Mac OS X: Fixed blank names for location bookmarks

    • Mac OS X & Windows: Added texture resolution setting to GUI

    • BSD: Fixed tm_zone handling

  • Internationalization

    • Added Polish translation

    • Added Lithuanian translation

    • Added Romanian translation of constellation names

    • Mac OS X: Japanese localation of eclipse finder added

    • Added Chinese localization

    • Localize surface names in alternate surfaces menu

    • Prevented English name 'Milky Way' from being displayed when a translated version is present.

    • Extended localization to DSO and star names

  • Features

    • Added light from secondary sources (i.e. 'planetshine')

    • Implemented depth sorting for markers so that they are correctly occluded by foreground objects.

    • Implemented code package rendering globular clusters

    • Implemented new cel URL version with observer position and orientation stored in frame coordinates (for forward compatibility)

    • Added a long term (+-5000 centuries) precession model for Earth based on work by Jan Vondrak

    • Improved celestial coordinate grids:

      • Added new grid types: ecliptic, horizontal, and galactic

      • Made grid resolution adapt to the field of view

      • Positioned coordinate labels at edges of field of view

    • Added animated selection indicator

      • Switches to direction pointer when the selection is off screen

      • Changes color when the selected object is occluded

    • Implemented more flexible system for reference marks and added new reference marks:

      • Planetographic grid

      • Terminator

      • VisibleRegion

    • Enabled display of the phase angle for the currently selected object

    • Improved eclipse rendering: correctly calculate depth and umbra radius for eclipses.

    • Improved star handling code so that stars can be placed more than 16k light years from Earth.

    • Switched to using sd prefix for hot subdwarfs per arXiv:0805.2567v1

    • Added symbols for locations

  • Add-on features:

    • Added SemiAxes property for ssc objects, which allows triaxial ellipsoid geometry for solar system objects like Haumea and Mimas.

    • Added new boolean properties for ssc/stc/dsc objects: Visible and Clickable

    • Added new classes for solar system objects: dwarfplanet, minormoon, surfacefeature, component, and diffuse

    • Implemented Modify and Replace dispositions for star catalogs

    • Added SPICE rotation model, allowing the orientation of an ssc object to be controlled by a SPICE frame.

    • SPICE orbit improvements:

      • Allow multiple kernels to be specified for a SPICE orbit

      • Automatically calculate start and end times when possible

    • Added Timeline, which allows multiple frame, trajectory, and rotation models for a single ssc object.

    • Implemented CustomRotation, the rotation model analogue of CustomOrbit

    • Added support for InfoURL for stars (already exists for deep sky objects and solar system objects)

    • Improved SampledTrajectory to handle files with positions and velocities

    • Added LabelColor property for locations

    • Implemented new Topocentric frame (a simplified two vector frame for placing objects on the surface of a planet.)

    • Added support for premultiplied alpha blend mode in cmod files

    • Extended FixedPosition to support spherical coordinates as well as cartesian coordinates.

    • Added FixedAttitude rotation model, with more intuitive paramters for orientation

    • Added new SurfaceObject type for ssc files--like an ordinary body except with different default frames that make it easy to position an object on the surface of a planet.

    • Added CloudShadowDepth property for atmospheres

    • Improved control over mesh scaling with NormalizeMesh and MeshScale properties for ssc objects.

    • Added new locations types: eruptive center, insula (islands), and tholus (domical hills and mountains)

    • Added support for comment headers in xyz and xyzv files

  • Code optimization and reorganization

    • Reimplemented observer frames in terms of Celestia 1.5.0 frames

    • Improved performance of complex frames by caching last calculated orientation

    • Added velocity method for all classes derived from Orbit

    • Added angularVelocity method for rotation models

    • Optimized solar system rendering by maintaining a bounding sphere hierarchy

    • Switched to using 2 64-bit integers for storing high precision coordinates; simplifies code and improves performance of operations using high precision coordinates (dramatically on 64-bit systems)

    • Optimized creation of render lists

  • Scripting

    • Celx scripting functions:

      • object:addreferencemark, object:removereferencemark

      • object:visible, object:setvisible, object:catalognumber

      • object:setorbitcolor, object:orbitcoloroverridden, object:setorbitcoloroverridden

      • object:orbitvisibility, object:setorbitvisibility

      • object:locations (returns an iterator over all the locations associated with an object)

      • new phase object type (for timeline phases)

      • permit any X11 color name

      • observer:makeactiveview

      • showconstellations, hideconstellations, setconstellationcolor

      • getlabelcolor, getlinecolor

      • getsystemtime, ispaused

      • gettextureresolution, settextureresolution

      • windowbordersvisible, setwindowbordersvisible

    • Split celx scripting support into several modules

    • Cel scripting

      • splitview, deleteview, singleview, setactiveview

      • setgalaxylightgain

      • setradius

      • setlinecolor

      • setlabelcolor

      • settextureresolution

    • Made the package library (except loadlib) available for celx scripting regardless of the ScriptSystemAccessPolicy setting

    • Added an 'AddonPath' value that is available to a ScriptedOrbit or ScriptedRotation when it is created.

    • Pass control modifier to Lua keyboard handlingfunctions

  • Miscellaneous:

    • Bound P and M keys to toggle dwarf planet and minor moon labels

    • Bound U and E keys to toggle globular clusters and globular cluster labels

    • Group reference mark menu items in a separate submenu

    • Changed star name lookup priority in stc parser: check proper names before cross indices.

    • Eliminated R and Shift+R key bindings for changing texture resolution

    • Added new leap second 31-Dec-2008 23:59:60

  • Cleanup:

    • Removed obsolete 'LabelledStars' section from standard celestia.cfg

    • Updated README: removed obsolete sections, reorganized credits, added information application to 1.6.0

    • Purged out of date controls documentation

    • Reorganized spacecraft add-ons in standard package

Mac OS X 10.2 or later.




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Dienstag, 7. Juli 2009

Revelator 7.0.1 - Extract data files from Myst IV. (Free)

Revelator 7.0.1 - Extract data files from Myst IV. (Free): "

Revelator 7.0.1
Revelator extracts sounds, movies, pictures, and subtitles from the data files of Myst IV: Revelation.

Sounds, movies, and pictures can be extracted from the Myst IV demo, too. Revelator can also extract the player's in-game snapshots and journal entries from saved game files.

Version 7.0.1: Made some small usability improvements.

Mac OS X 10.3 or later, Java Runtime Environment 1.4, Myst IV: Revelation.




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VideoPier HD 1.3 - HD worklows for your MPEG video. (Demo)

VideoPier HD 1.3 - HD worklows for your MPEG video. (Demo): "

VideoPier HD 1.3

VideoPier HD adds the following features to VideoPier:

  • Ability to capture HDV from tape-based camcorders. VideoPier handles scene detection, date detection and writes the files to disk in their native format (m2ts streams).
  • Ability to export to Final Cut Express/Pro via XML. VideoPier will transcode the native files into Quicktime HDV when possible (i.e if you have the codec installed) or AIC in all other cases.

Version 1.3:
  • Release notes unavailable at the time this listing was updated.

Mac OS X 10.4 or later.




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VLC Media Player 1.0 - Versatile multimedia player. (Free)

VLC Media Player 1.0 - Versatile multimedia player. (Free): "

VLC Media Player 1.0
VLC Media Player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

Version 1.0:

Mac OS X Interface:

  • Completely reworked user interface (based upon works from GSoC 2008)

  • WPL playlist support
  • ZPL playlist support

Audio filters:
  • Chorus/Flanger audio filter

Full release notes here

Mac OS X 10.5 or later and a Quartz Extreme capable Mac.




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Mittwoch, 1. Juli 2009

Mac DVDRipper Pro 1.4 - DVD ripping tool. (Shareware)

Mac DVDRipper Pro 1.4 - DVD ripping tool. (Shareware): "

Mac DVDRipper Pro 1.4

Mac DVDRipper Pro...
Protect your DVDs from scratches, save your batteries by reading your movies from your hard disk, manage your collection with just a few clicks, time-shift your rental, backup your DVD collection, and much more!

Mac DVDRipper Pro allows you to copy all your DVDs on your Mac so you can easily
view them without having to spend your battery on spinning you optical drive.

Mac DVDRipper Pro analyzes the DVD and uses intelligent algorithms to ensure proper rips. It is the best at what it does, at an unbeatable price!

You can try it for free before buying, Mac DVDRipper Pro will work without any limitations for your first 5 rips.

Version 1.4:

  • Major GUI overhaul

  • Visual preview of decryption progress

  • Fixed a glitch when processing bad sectors in certain circumstances

Mac OS X 10.4 or later.




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VDrift 2009-06-15 - Driving simulation made with drift racing in mind. (Free)

VDrift 2009-06-15 - Driving simulation made with drift racing in mind. (Free): "

VDrift 2009-06-15

VDrift is a cross-platform, open source driving simulation made with drift racing in mind. It's powered by the excellent Vamos physics engine. It is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) v2.

This game is in the early stages of development but is already very playable.

Currently the game features:

  • 13 Tracks: Brands Hatch, Circuit de Pau, Detroit, Laguna Seca, Le Mans, Monaco, Monza, NŸrburgring Nordschleife, Road Atlanta, Ruudskogen, Spa Francorchamps, Weekend Drive, Zandvoort
  • 21 Cars: 3S, AX2, CO, CS, FE, FF, G4, GT, M3, M7, MC, MI, RG, SB, T73, TC, TL, XG, XM, XS, Z06
  • Simple networked multiplayer mode
  • Very realistic physics
  • Mouse/joystick/keyboard driven menus
  • Fully modeled tracks, scenery and terrain
  • Several different camera modes
  • Basic replay system with Skip Forward/Skip Backward
  • Day/night weather cycle
  • Fully customizable controls
  • Joystick and keyboard input filtering
  • Brake lights

Version 2009-06-15: Release notes not available at developer site nor in download at the time of this posting.

  • 1 GHz PPC G4 processor or better

  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later

  • 64MB VRAM graphics card




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TorrentDam 2.0 - Torrent search utility. (Free)

TorrentDam 2.0 - Torrent search utility. (Free): "

TorrentDam 2.0
TorrentDam is a Torrent search utility.

TorrentDam helps you search torrent files on seven search engines:

  • Bitjunkie

  • IsoHunt

  • Mininova

  • Demonoid

  • TorrentReactor

  • ThePirateBay

  • MyBittorrent

  • Torrentz

This software is released under GPLv3.

Version 2.0:

  • Added browsers choice

  • Added browsers key shortcuts

  • Added engine

  • Updated help pages

  • New .dmg background

Mac OS X 10.4 or later.




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