Mireth Technology Releases Music Man Version 2.7 with Enhanced WMA Support

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Mireth Technology Corp. announced today a new release of Music Man, its digital music software for Mac OS X. Music Man version 2.7 is available as a software download or on CD-ROM, starting at $24.95 (US).

Mireth Technology Corp. has released a new version of Music Man, its Mac OS X ripper, converter, burner, player digital music software. Version 2.7 of Music Man adds enhanced WMA Support, DVD-Audio burning capability and OS X 10.5 compatibility.

With this release, Music Man enhances support of WMA to include support for WMA9. Although a WMA file originally only contained a single audio track encoded with the Windows Media Audio (WMA) codec, with the introduction of WMA 9, it may now contain a single audio track in one of four codecs: Windows Media Audio (WMA), Windows Media Audio Pro (WMA Pro), Windows Media Audio Lossless (WMA Lossless), Windows Media Audio Voice (WMA Voice). Of these four codes, the most popular is still WMA, the original file format. Music Man now supports the first three of these codecs, with the Windows Media Components for QuickTime installed.

Music Man is an easy to use, full featured digital music software for Mac that can rip, convert, burn and play MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, AIF, Audio CD, MIDI and Ogg Vorbis on Mac OS X. Music Man was designed specifically to be both full featured and easy to use, so that users can enjoy a full range of digital music features. Originally designed to burn and play MP3 CDs, Music Man has evolved to include ripping, converting and burning of other formats as they have developed, including WMA, WAV, ACC(M4A,M4B), MIDI (MID, KAR), Ogg Vorbis and Audio CD. Music Man provides burning capability to Audio CD, MP3 CD, DVD and USB Flash drives.

Music Man also offers many unique burning features, such as variable burn quality that allows for burning up to four times as much music on a USB Flash Drive as when using standard burn technology. Another unique feature is the mono mixdown feature. There are many situations in which using ear phones in both ears is inconvenient or unsafe, such as when grocery shopping, when walking at night, or when minding children. In these situations, listening with only one earphone in and one ear free would be preferable, but can hinder the listening experience because stereo sound depends on both the right and left track being heard together. Unlike stereo, Mono mixdown burns all the music to both the right and left track, so one ear listening still hears both tracks.

Pricing and Availability
Music Man is available for immediate download, or on CD-ROM, starting at $24.95. This is a free upgrade for registered users of Music Man 2. Educational pricing and volume discounts are available. Music Man runs on Mac OS X. For more information, visit http://www.mireth.com/musicman.html

About Mireth Technology Corp.
Founded in 1991, Mireth Technology Corp. (http://www.mireth.com) produces easy-to-use and cost effective Macintosh software, including ShredIt, NetShred, iVCD, Music Man, and MacVCD, the best selling Macintosh VCD playing software in the world. Mireth is well-known in the industry for providing robust, well-tested products and outstanding customer support. A Vancouver based corporation, Mireth Technology produces "The right software for the job."(TM)

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