April 22, 2008 in iPod (E)
[prMac.com] Oakland, Ca - SuperSync today shipped SuperSync 2.3, an application for iTunes and iPod users to keep their music libraries synchronized across multiple Mac and Windows computers. Version 2.3 adds a basic Tivo media server to allow users to browse and play their MP3 music collection over thier home theater.
SuperSync's new Tivo media server lets users share access their iTunes libraries in a familar way--with just the click of a settings checkbox. Tivo access immediately shows up as a service on any series 2 or series 3 Tivo in house, and viewers can use the Tivo IR remote control to browse playlists, grenes, artists, and albums. Once the MP3 file is selected, it is played over the owner's home theater stereo or television.
SuperSync's core product feature is the ability to move iTunes content between multiple computers. SuperSync lets you see the contents of a second media library overlaid on top of your own library. Tracks not already in both libraries can be selected for synchronization--moving the files from one library into the other.
SuperSync 2.3 added a number of product enhancements, including:
* A new help system - searchable and also online
* Improved transfer statistics
* Made iTunes playlist transfer more intuitive
* Added compatibility for access by other DAAP music players such as Rhythmbox
* Improved ease-of-use of some features (such as the filter table.)
How SuperSync Works:
SuperSync lets users synchronize their iTunes libraries between multiple computers over a home network or the Internet. With SuperSync, music fans can retrieve songs from a laptop, play or download songs from a home computer while at the office, upload new music from the road, or back-up their entire music library to another computer or disk drive.
When the SuperSync application is started, the user is presented with a list of tracks that are currently in their iTunes library. When a second "remote" library is opened, those tracks are overlaid on the main screen. The user can than select tracks to upload to the remote library, or download to their own library. As this two-way synchronization takes place, the new tracks are automatically added to iTunes with your ratings and played counts restored.
A short 3 minute introduction flash movie is available.
Pricing, Availability, and System Requirements:
SuperSync is available today on both Mac OS X and Windows, with at least 512M RAM recommended. For Internet WAN access, a UPnP-enabled router is recommended for automatic port-forwarding setup.
For an individual synchronizing or remotely accessing their personal music libraries, a copy of SuperSync is required for each computer. SuperSync is priced at US$29 for a 2-machine license. Family licenses are available for $39 USD per 5-pack, and $59 USD per 10-pack. Registered users can download a free upgrade by running SuperSync and checking for a product upgrade in the Tools menu.
Licenses can be used interchangeably between Mac OS X and Windows machines. All licensed copies of SuperSync include unlimited library sizes, advanced library rescan, a basic music player, and free product updates. Additional information, including the SuperSync demo is available from the SuperSync website.
SuperSync is a personal music library synchronization software company, committed to building tools for easy-to-use access to your personal music collection. SuperSync is not affiliated with iTunes or Apple, Inc. For more information, please their website. SuperSync is licensed only for reproduction of non-copyrighted materials, materials for which you own the copyright, or materials you are legally permitted to reproduce. UPnP is a trademark of the UPnP Implementers Corporation. Tivo is a registered trademark of Tivo, Inc. Mac, iPod, and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.