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OS4 news in April
Posted by: gunne on Saturday, May 06, 2006 - 08:28
Submitted by tomazkid
Presented by the Amigarulez and news-exchange. This is a summary of the most important newsduring April imho ;)Mplayer came in a new version, the improvements are:

- An AREXX port that is useful with new Daniel's Gui
-Support for WMV
-Many endianess bug fixed on many formats (like MOV and NSV)
- Full internet streaming
- A menu on video screen (only when is in window mode)
-The video driver now scale movies correctly (except for 16:9 one when in fullscreen..)
- Last CSV changes
-Compiled with newlib 4.0.2
Mplayer is found at Amigasoft homepage
and Daniel's GUI at OnyxSoft.

Also a new version of DvPlayer arrived, v0.54 .

Changes are
- Added direct DVD support
- Added automatic detection of CD/DVD drive (no need to specify device name/unit anymore)
- Added support for the new 64bit DOS functions so that files >2GB are now handled correctly
- Implemented the I/O plugin system and moved the DVD/VideoCD support to an external plugin
- Screen Blanker is now not allowed to activate while playing
- Implemented AppWindow support so files can be dragged onto DvPlayer's window
- Now the previous filename is remembered in the file requester when opening files
- Window is now opened on the frontmost screen (if it's public) instead of the Workbench screen so that if it's started from a different screen it will open there.

- Improved 6-Channel to Stereo audio conversion routines to avoid distortions which appeared with a few DVDs
- Fixed NOTRIPLEBUFFER option (was broken when subtitle support was added)
- Fixed sound distortions with interleaved AVI files
- Now ensures that only complete frames are sent to the video decoder for AVI files. This should fix the problems with partially downloaded AVI files.
- Fixed a bug in the subtitle code which caused memguard hits
- Fixed a serious bug in GUI loading (thanks to memguard)
- Fixed a nasty bug in the exit code which could cause random crashes
Registered users has got it sent to them by e-mail, and others can find it here

Mathias Roslund released version 1.19 of VICE.

The Commodore-emulator that emulates C64, C128, VIC20,most PET models as well as PLUS4 and CBM-II.
This version supports fullscreen and joysticks via AmigaInput.
VICE for OS4 and more about VICE at

A port of ArcEm - the Acorn Archimedes emulator came.

The Archimedes was a British computer from Acorn, and the successor of the BBC Micro. It ran a quirky operating system called RISC OS, which has some excellent features.
The ArcEm for OS4 at OS4Depot, read more about The ArcEm project here.

TuneNet saw a major update, version TuneNet V0.78a.

Main improvements include:
- Better playback preferences: Simple, X-Fade or Gapless playback.
- Encoder plugin support for Recording streams to different formats.
- Shoutcast Broadcasting (still rather basic, but functional - requires an appropriate encoder).
Read more and look at screenshots at:

A first version of an OS4-native Directory Opus 4 is now available.

It's made by Joachim Birging and is found here.

New version-updates for both TwinVNC and Remote Desktop

The Remote desktop is for remote access against the built-in client found in Windows 2000 and XP, and can be found here
TwinVNC is for remote access against a VNC-server (Linux, Windows ME/9x, and other platforms like AmigaOS and MorphOS.)
The TwinVNC homepage, where you find builds for AmigaOS/68k, AmigaOS4 and MorphOS.

Scalos, the Amiga Workbench desktop replacement now exists for OS4 too.

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Hyperion Entertainment released the Software Development Kit Version 51.22 for the AmigaOS 4.0 Developer Pre-Release.

This is a public release, the SDK download is available for all interested parties on <a href=">Hyperion's web page

ACK Software Controls, Inc.announced the upcoming availability of two new AmigaOne XE CPU modules.

The first CPU module will be equipped with a Freescale MC7448 CPU clocked at 1GHz. The 1GHz module will retail for $500.00 US Dollars.
The second CPU module will be equipped with a Freescale MC7448 clocked at 1.7GHz will retail for $850.00 US Dollars.
Prototype modules will be demonstrated May 22/2006 according to the press-release, the location is still unknown.


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