Roxio Toast Titanium 10.0.5 Update Released

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Date: Friday, December 18th, 2009, 05:27
Category: Software

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Late Wednesday night, Roxio released version 10.0.5 of its Toast Titanium authoring software. The new version, available here, adds the following fixes and changes:

– Resolves issue importing some FLV (Video for Adobe Flash) which is incorrectly authored or contains non-standard metadata.
– Resolves issue where some AVCHD source video experienced AV sync issues after conversion or authoring.
– Improved interoperability with Turbo.264 hardware H.264 encoder.
– Resolves issue burning Sparse Images.
– Use of mouse scroll wheel no longer opens additional dialogs.
– Resolves issue that may cause Disc Utility (Mac OS X v10.6 only) to show burned discs as damaged.

Toast 10 Titanium requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to install and run and retails for US$99.99.

Google Chrome 4.0.249.43 Released for Mac

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Date: Friday, December 18th, 2009, 05:50
Category: News

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Google Chrome, Google’s new web browser, just reached version 4.0.249.43 for the Mac. The new version, a 17.7 megabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes in the beta:

– Fixed several common crashes.
– Added a notification says “xxx is synched.” if you are already synced and click that button.
– Known issue: You’ll get an error when checking for updates using the About Google Chrome dialog. ‘Update server not available’ (error : 12). Regardless of the error message, the update is successful.

Google Chrome requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later and an Intel-based Mac to install and run.

If you’ve played with it and have an opinion, let us know what you think in the comments.

Perian 1.2 Released

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Date: Friday, December 18th, 2009, 05:04
Category: Software

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Late Monday, the Perian team released version 1.2 of Perian, the open-source QuickTime components effort that allows QuickTime to support and play a variety of additional formats beyond what it would normally be able to handle.

The new version makes the following fixes and changes:
– Matroska cover art is now imported as iTunes cover art [r1149].
– Video tracks now have their colorspace set based on the size of the video [r1170].

Mac OS X 10.6/Snow Leopard compatibility fixes:
– QuickTime Player 10 refused to open some files due to missing type identifiers [r1126].
– Worked around 96khz HE-AAC audio tracks not playing or playing noise [r1128].
– Extended Front Row subtitle hack to cover 10.6 and reduced its ugliness [r1130, r1186].
– Worked around re-encoding files with subtitles not working [r1177].
– Worked around some MKV embedded fonts being incompatible with 10.6 [r1193].
– Fixed RGB HuffYUV video displaying black bars over the video on 10.6 [r1198].
– Now compiles under Xcode 3.2

Fixes:
– Using a debugger on a process with Perian loaded printed warnings about missing files [r1122].
– Fixed decoding of WMA audio tracks [r1131].
– Fixed a crash in LoadExternalSubtitlesFromFileDataRef [r1153].
– Fixed some VobSub video tracks displaying with wrong colors [r1171].
– Better support for tracks with delayed start times [r1181].
– Fixed MPEG1/2 in Matroska playing out of order [r1188].
– Fixed a crash opening files while they were being downloaded [r1227].

SSA:
– Fixed some top-aligned subtitles being too low [r1163].
– Vertical text is re-enabled and works somewhat better [r1208].

Perian is a 3.3 megabyte download and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to install and run.