Changes

Version 2.2 - r1581 - Sun, 27 Aug 2017 02:51:00 +0000

New features:

  • Added a bookmark functionality to the playlist manager, which allows the current filtered live view on the playlist to be saved as virtual playlist below the current playlist for easy access;
  • QuasarMX is able to continue playback at the last known position in large files, e.g. podcasts;
  • Added support for Opus encoded files.

Improvements:

  • Improved power management when the player is idle in the background.

Bugfixes:

  • Android: Solved directory selection issue caused by the new very strict handling of access rights on Android 7. Now providing a way to select known internal and external storage locations (SD cards etc.);
  • SailfishOS: Fixed crash when switching playlists, caused by MPRIS D-Bus messages. Now modified to work with stricter handling of D-Bus messages in newer Qt version.
  • Ubuntu: Fixed 20-second startup freeze on systems without Bluetooth.
  • Fixed vertical alignment of text in the playlist view.

Version 2.2 (Beta 2) - r1554 - Sat, 06 May 2017 02:18:00 +0000

Bugfixes:

  • Android: Solved directory selection issue caused by the new very strict handling of access rights on Android 7. Now providing a way to select known internal and external storage locations (SD cards etc.);
  • SailfishOS: Fixed crash when switching playlists, caused by MPRIS D-Bus messages. Now modified to work with stricter handling of D-Bus messages in newer Qt version.
  • Fixed vertical alignment of text in the playlist view.

Version 2.2 (Beta 1) - r1540 - Wed, 19 Apr 2017 02:10:00 +0000

New features:

  • Added a bookmark functionality, which allows the current filtered live view on the playlist to be saved as virtual playlist below the current playlist for easy access;
  • QuasarMX is able to continue playback at the last known position in large files, e.g. podcasts;
  • Added support for Opus encoded files.

Improvements:

  • Improved power management when the player is idle in the background.

Bugfixes:

  • Ubuntu: Fixed 20-second startup freeze on systems without Bluetooth.

Version 2.1 - r1502 - Mon, 01 Aug 2016 20:10:00 +0000

This release is a hot-fix for start-up and graphics issues in the Desktop versions of QuasarMX, namely Ubuntu and Windows. It also contains updated finnish, french, german and italian translations.

Version 2.1 - r1490 - Sun, 26 Jun 2016 19:00:00 +0000

This new release 2.1 of QuasarMX packs many bugfixes and improvements as well as some new features along with improved support for Android and a new user interface for the Desktop versions of QuasarMX (Windows & Ubuntu).

New Features:

  • Added quick access tool buttons for the selected item to enqueue or copy to other playlists without entering the multi-select editor mode;
  • Added Mono Mix option in Stereo Enhancer that allows mixing stereo signals down to mono (useful if only one speaker is hooked up or one can only listen to music on one ear).
  • Added settings options to control behavior of Playlist view (double-click, single tap etc.);
  • Added a new option to force re-reading tags from files, available in the multi-select editor mode;
  • Desktop/Tablet: Introduced new user interface in Desktop version of QuasarMX, switchable to mobile user interface via new "Switch Interface" menu entry or button in bottom right corner, properly restoring window geometry and window state;
  • Desktop/Tablet: Implemented support for file manager drag and drop operations in Desktop version;
  • Ubuntu: Added support for Playlist selection via the MPRIS2 D-BUS interface;

Improvements:

  • Performance and reliability improved in media/tag scanner. Now able to scan certain media files with invalid or corrupted APE/ID3v2 tags.
  • Metadata indexer now working in a separate thread for better responsiveness of the user interface while scanning files;
  • Implemented support for reading of disc number and compilation flags;
  • Improved performance of searching and filtering (up to 10% faster).
  • Revised sorting and grouping of playlist;
  • Playback queue now more visible at the top of the playlist manager;
  • Revised the playlist export functionality to allow exporting dynamic playlists as static playlists;
  • Android: Added a new audio decoder to leverage the native device decoders on even more devices;
  • Android: Improved OpenSL ES audio output to better work on devices with bad audio latency issues.
  • Android: Added packages for Android x86/Intel Atom based devices;
  • Windows: Implemented a new tick-less XAudio2 based output with improved responsiveness/latency;
  • Windows: App now compiled against official Qt 5.6.1 binaries;
  • Ubuntu: Now using Qt Quick 2 and thus require desktop OpenGL;
  • Ubuntu: Packages now come bundled with official Qt 5.6.1 binaries to work on 14.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS;
  • Desktop/Tablet: Now properly detects whether input was touch or mouse and properly activates scrollbars;
  • Desktop/Tablet: Improved mouse wheel handling;
  • Minor UI improvements across the board;
  • Updated translation files (German, Russian, Italian).

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed a bug in the import playlist functionality that caused the resulting playlist to always be empty;
  • Fixed an issue where the heuristics used in the playlist scanner would accidently pick up identical files from a different drive/directory instead of the directory specified for scanning;
  • Fixed an issue causing QuasarMX to crash during scanning of media collections;
  • QuasarMX now correctly remembers the position in playlist upon restarting and/or switching of playlists;
  • Windows: Fixed an issue causing certain SSL connections to malfunction and disconnect;
  • Android: Fixed a crash at startup on devices running Android 5 and up;
  • Android: Fixed a crash issue on devices running nVidia Tegra SoCs;
  • Android: Fixed an issue that caused number values in audio tags/meta-data to be invalidly parsed.

Version 2.1 (Beta 6) - r1475 - Wed, 15 Jun 2016 01:07:00 +0000

New features:

  • Introduced new user interface in Desktop version of QuasarMX, switchable to mobile user interface via new "Switch Interface" menu entry or button in bottom right corner, properly restoring window geometry and state of each state;
  • Implemented support for file manager drag and drop operations in Desktop version;
  • Added Mono Mix option in Stereo Enhancer that allows mixing stereo signals down to mono (usefull if only one speaker is hooked up or one can only listen to music on one ear).

Bugfixes:

  • QuasarMX now correctly remembers the position in playlist upon restarting and/or switching of playlists;
  • Windows: Fixed connection issues.

Misc:

  • Ubuntu: Now using Qt Quick 2 and thus require desktop OpenGL;
  • Ubuntu: Packages now come bundled with official Qt 5.6.1 binaries to work on 14.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS (and possibly Snap / flatpak later on);
  • Updated translation files (German, Russian, Italian).

Version 2.1 (Beta 5) - r1408 - Fri, 20 May 2016 06:05:00 +0000

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed playlist export to allow exporting dynamic playlists as static playlists;
  • Fixed issue where the heuristics used in the playlist scanner would accidently pick up identical files from a different drive/directory instead of the directory specified for scanning.

Improvements:

  • Windows: Now uses native file dialog;
  • Windows: Switched from desktop OpenGL to OpenGLES/ANGLE to work around crashing when the device context switches, ie. RDP session to native output and vice versa;
  • Desktop/Tablet: Now properly detects whether input was touch or mouse and properly activates scrollbars;
  • Desktop/Tablet: Improved mouse wheel handling;
  • Updated translations.

Version 2.1 (Beta 4) - r1396 - Wed, 11 May 2016 05:11:00 +0000

Improvements:

  • Implemented support for reading of disc number;
  • Revised sorting and grouping of playlist;
  • Playback queue now more visible at the top of the playlist manager;
  • Minor UI improvements across the board;
  • Updated translation files (German, Russian, Italian);
  • Windows: binaries now compiled against official Qt 5.6 binaries.

Version 2.1 (Beta 3) - r1366 - Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:11:00 +0000

New features:

  • Added a new option to force re-reading tags from files, available in the multi-select editor mode;
  • Added tool buttons for the selected item to quickly enqueue or copy to other playlists without entering the multi-select editor mode;
  • Added options to control behavior of Playlist view (double-click, single tap etc.);

Improvements:

  • Metadata indexer now working in a separate thread for better responsiveness of the user interface while scanning files;
  • Windows: Implemented a new tick-less XAudio2 based output with improved responsiveness/latency;
  • Android: Added a new audio decoder to leverage the native device decoders on even more devices;
  • Android: Improved OpenSL ES audio output to better work on devices with bad audio latency issues.

Bugfixes:

  • Android: Fixed an issue that caused number values in audio tags/meta-data to be invalidly parsed.

Version 2.1 (Beta 2) - r1300 - Wed, 30 Mar 2016 22:32:00 +0000

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed an issue causing QuasarMX to crash during scanning of media collections;
  • Fixed an issue where the Windows version was unable to connect via SSL.

Improvements:

  • Performance and reliability improved in media/tag scanner. Now able to scan certain MP3 files with invalid or corrupted ID3v2 tags.
  • Improved performance of searching and filtering (up to 10% faster).

Version 2.1 (Beta 1) - r1288 - Sat, 06 Feb 2016 19:40:00 +0000

New Features:

  • Added support for Playlist selection via the MPRIS2 D-BUS interface.

Version 2.1 (Pre-Alpha) - r1281 - Thu, 12 Nov 2015 22:00:00 +0000

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed an issue in the import playlist function that caused the resulting playlist to always be empty;
  • Android: Fixed crash issue on devices running nVidia Tegra SoCs.

Version 2.1 (Pre-Alpha) - r1277 - Sun, 25 Oct 2015 20:20:00 +0000

This Android-only version contains bugfixes for occasional crashes and also introduces the Android x86/Intel Atom build of QuasarMX.

Version 2.0 - r1267 - Thu, 08 Oct 2015 21:51:00 +0000

This release contains many new features, a new refreshed user interface and a lot of new magic under the hood. It also fixes several issues of the previous version. The 2.x series is a free upgrade to all owners of the 1.x Pro version.

If you are experiencing problems with this version of QuasarMX please don't hesitate to contact us at support@meteorasoftworks.com

New Features:

  • Completely revamped playlist editor with multi-select support;
  • New improved playlist manager that directly integrates into the main interface and allows for faster switching between playlists in edit mode;
  • New playback queue that allows for enqueuing one or more items for playback;
  • Added smart playlists for most played, recently played and recently added files. NOTE: Initial start-up of the app will update the database to support this new feature. This can take a few moments.
  • Added new context menu actions to delete files from the filesystem or to forget files and remove them from all playlists;
  • Added support for toggling playback via headphone hangup/take call button, including handling of double and triple clicks for skipping forwards/backwards;

Improvements:

  • Faster background scanning of playlists;
  • Improved performance during filtering (up to 20% faster);
  • Optimized scroll performance/smoothness of views;
  • Reduced memory consumption across all platforms;
  • Car mode now remembers the zoom and font settings;
  • Streamlined user interface to work better with different platform styles;
  • Android: QuasarMX will now detect and offer to download missing codecs;
  • SailfishOS: Added support for landscape mode and TOHKBD;
  • SailfishOS: Added Initial support for the Jolla Tablet.

Bugfixes:

  • Android: Added support for Android 5.x;
  • Android: Fixed handling of external SD cards;
  • MPRIS2: Changed reported length on media files to be in usec;
  • MPRIS2: Fixed reported capabilities and change notification, fixes behavior of new lock screen controls on SailfishOS 2;
  • Fixed a bug that caused the car mode to not be automatically enabled when a known Bluetooth device was connected;
  • Fixed a performance regression when handling hotkeys and hotkey sequences;
  • Fixed switching to last displayed screen after start-up;
  • Symbian: Fixed an issue that prevented the app from starting on certain devices;
  • Fixed the Pro version unlocking feature on Symbian and Android.

Version 2.0 (Beta 2) - r1260 - Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:05:00 +0000

This release contains the following changes since 2.0 Beta 1:

New Features:

  • Added Initial support for the Jolla Tablet;
  • Added support for toggling playback via headphone hangup/take call button, including handling of double and triple clicks for skipping forwards/backwards;
  • Added new context menu actions to delete files from the filesystem or forget files and remove them from all playlists;

Improvements:

  • SailfishOS: Added support for landscape mode and TOHKBD;
  • Optimized scroll performance/smoothness of views;
  • Added test-mode for translations;
  • Translations updated from latest version on translate.katastrophos.net;

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed click-through issue in top tool panel;
  • Fixed performance regression when handling hotkeys and hotkey sequences;
  • Fixed switching to last displayed screen after start-up.

Version 2.0 (Beta 1) - r1225 - Sun, 20 Sep 2015 12:44:00 +0000

This release contains many new features, a new refreshed user interface and a lot of new magic under the hood. It also fixes several issues of the previous version - and also introduces new bugs. This is a Beta release after all. Please report bugs to support@meteorasoftworks.com Translations files are incomplete in Beta 1. Updated language files will be available shortly on http://translate.katastrophos.net

New Features:

  • Completely revamped playlist editor with multi-select support;
  • New improved playlist manager that directly integrates into the main interface and allows for faster switching between playlists in edit mode;
  • New playback queue that allows for enqueuing one or more items for playback;
  • Added smart playlists for most played, recently played and recently added files. NOTE: Initial start-up of the app will update the database to support this new feature. This can take a few moments.

Improvements:

  • Faster background scanning of playlists;
  • Improved performance during filtering (up to 20% faster);
  • Reduced memory consumption across all platforms;
  • Car mode now remembers the zoom and font settings;
  • Streamlined user interface to work better with different platform styles;
  • Android: QuasarMX will now detect and offer to download the missing codecs.

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed bug that caused the car mode to not be automatically enabled when a known Bluetooth device was connected;
  • Android: Added support for Android 5.x;
  • Android: Fixed handling of external SD cards;
  • MPRIS2: Changed reported length on media files to be in usec;
  • MPRIS2: Fixed reported capabilities and change notification, fixes behavior of new lock screen controls on SailfishOS 2;
  • Fixed unlocking feature on Symbian and Android;
  • Symbian: Fixed bug that prevented the app from starting on certain devices.

Version 1.9 - r1091 - Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:13:00 +0000

This release is a hot-fix for the playback issue on SailfishOS Tahkalampi (Update 8). If you are using SailfishOS Uitukka (Update 9+) you do not need to install this version.

Version 1.9 - r1090 - Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:10:00 +0000

This release contains a lot of bugfixes and some new features.

New Features:

  • Added a volume balance feature (by popular demand);
  • Added an experimental Dynamic Range Compression filter to raise overall volume while still trying to prevent clipping by using soft clipping for a tube-like saturation effect;
    • Note: The output quality will suffer due to the compression effect. Only use if you need to maximize the volume and have several enhancers enabled.

Improvements:

  • The app now correctly remembers which item was selected and also restores the previous position in the playlist view upon restart or playlist switching;
  • Optimized section/group scroller to not interfere with horizontal swiping;
  • SailfishOS: Implemented an option to use system fonts and colors in the user interface;
  • SailfishOS: Implemented a file dialog in native styling. (Hi @iCODeRUS! 😀 )

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed an issue in the NEON optimization of the parametric equalizer that could lead to incorrect volume on each channel ("balance bug");
  • Added a work around for a bug in Qt that causes settings to be lost when the system loses power or crashes otherwise ( https://bugreports.qt-project.org/browse/QTBUG-21739 );
  • Fixed an issue that would cause corruption of the meta-data database;
  • Fixed a crash when switching between playlists and/or managing them;
  • Fixed the option to remove all downloaded cover art files in Settings > "Cache & Storage";
  • Fixed the section scroller in the playlist view to fall back to the grouping used in the cover art view when grouping in the playlist view is disabled;
  • Fixed the playlist view to show artist and album info on each item in a group where the track artist differs from the album artist, ie. on compilations ("Various artists")
  • Fixed the playlist view to always show artist and album info when grouping is disabled.
  • Fixed an issue in Cover Art Downloader that caused cover art image files to be overwritten and duplicated;
  • Fixed a crash when no files in the playlist could be found (e.g. when SD card was removed);
  • Fixed a crash in file scanner when recursively scanning directories that contain symlink loops;
  • SailfishOS: Fixed unlocking of app on Uitukka release;
  • SailfishOS: Fixed orientation of splash screen at startup;
  • SailfishOS: Fixed potential start-up crash;
  • SailfishOS: Added a work-around for a crash in the Qt 5.2.2 libraries used in the Uitukka update, triggered by text ellipsis in long translation texts;
  • Symbian: Fixed the screen rotation issue;
  • Symbian: Fixed the performance issue caused by aggressive allocation of texture memory;
  • Windows: Fixed loading of plugins, effectively fixing the internet detection and cover art import.

Version 1.9 (Beta) - r1085 - Sun, 16 Nov 2014 22:12:00 +0000

"Really soon now."

Bugfixes:

  • SailfishOS: Added work-around for crash in Qt 5.2.2 libraries used in Uitukka update, triggered by text ellipsis in long translation texts.

Version 1.9 (Beta) - r1071 - Sun, 09 Nov 2014 02:27:00 +0000

"Hopefully the last beta of 1.9". This build focuses on fixing the bugs that were introduced by the latest SailfishOS Uitukka update.

Improvements:

  • SailfishOS: Implemented file dialog in native styling

Bugfixes:

  • SailfishOS: Fixed unlocking of app on Uitukka release;
  • SailfishOS: Fixed orientation of splash screen at startup;
  • SailfishOS: Potential fix for start-up crash;
  • Windows: Fixed loading of plugins, fix for internet detection.

Version 1.9 (Beta) - r1061 - Sun, 05 Oct 2014 22:04:41 +0000

New Features:

  • Experimental Dynamic Range Compression filter (to be decided if included in final release)

Improvements:

  • SailfishOS: Implemented option to use system fonts and colors in the user interface;
  • Optimized section/group scroller to not interfere with horizontal swiping.

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed issue in Cover Art Downloader that caused cover art image files to be overwritten and duplicated;
  • Fixed crash when no files in playlist could be found (e.g. when SD card was removed);
  • Fixed crash in file scanner when recursively scanning directories that contain symlink loops;
  • Symbian: Fixed screen rotation issue;
  • Symbian: Fixed performance issue caused by texture memory usage.

Version 1.9 (Beta) - r1030 - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:04:41 +0000

This release contains a lot of bugfixes and some new features.

New Features:

  • Added a volume balance feature (by popular demand);

Improvements:

  • The app now correctly remembers which item was selected and also restores the previous position in the playlist view upon restart or playlist switching.
  • TODO: Replace file selector on SailfishOS
  • TODO: Add option to use system fonts and colors in user interface (especially SailfishOS)
  • TODO: Other cosmetics...

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed an issue in the NEON optimization of the parametric equalizer that could lead to incorrect volume on each channel ("balance bug");
  • Added a work around for a bug in Qt that causes settings to be lost when the system loses power or crashes otherwise ( https://bugreports.qt-project.org/browse/QTBUG-21739 );
  • Fixed an issue that would cause corruption of the meta-data database;
  • Fixed crash issue when switching between playlists and/or managing them;
  • Fixed the option to remove all downloaded cover art files in Settings > "Cache & Storage";
  • Fixed the section scroller in the playlist view to fall back to the grouping used in the cover art view when grouping in the playlist view is disabled;
  • Fixed the playlist view to show artist and album info on each item in a group where the track artist differs from the album artist, ie. on compilations ("Various artists")
  • Fixed the playlist view to always show artist and album info when grouping is disabled.

Version 1.8 - r1008 - Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:04:41 +0000

This release contains lots of optimizations for the Symbian and Harmattan version of QuasarMX. The start-up time has been improved as has the performance of the UI. The Meteora audio backend is now fully optimized to use ARM NEON, which resulted in dramatically reduced power consumption. The Symbian version has been optimized to make better use of ARM VFP. This is the initial release of the SailfishOS and Android port of QuasarMX.

Improvements:

  • Refined item layout;
  • Improved grouping support;
  • Better handling of cover art images;
  • Improved loading performance of groupings;
  • Covert art view now has fast scrolling support via long-pressing the right edge;
  • Many performance and efficiency improvements across the board.

New Features:

  • Fully zoomable user interface;
  • New Sound tab for easy access to sound settings;
  • New Stereo enhancer feature;
  • Added a fully programmable Sleep Timer to the tools section;
  • Initial translations ( https://translate.katastrophos.net/projects/quasarmx/quasarmx-app/ ).

Bugfixes:

  • Symbian: Fixed out-of-memory condition during scanning;
  • Lots of bugfixes!

Misc:

  • New revised icon/logo;
  • Free version is now unlockable to the Pro version.

Version 1.8 (Beta) - r804 - Thu, 06 Feb 2014 01:23:33 +0000

This build mostly focuses on the Android port, which has improved a lot since the last previews. Initial work has gone into preparing for a SailfishOS port.

Improvements:

  • Better handling of cover art images;
  • Improved loading performance of groupings;
  • Improved remote control handling to allow custom remappings in the future;
  • Lots of bugfixes.

New Features:

  • Finished platform adaptation code of Android port;
  • Implemented support for remote controls on Android;
  • Implemented support for Bluetooth devices on Android;
  • Implemented car mode on Android;

Other changes:

  • Laid groundwork for new hot key manager supporting key-sequences and long-press.

Open issues and TODOs:

  • Fix Symbian rotation issue;
  • Fix performance regression when switching between tracks;
  • Fix performance regression in Cover Art Downloader;
  • Fix layout of sound settings, namely "Trim silence";
  • Activate new multi-threaded cover art loader on all platforms;
  • Finalize hot key manager;
  • Find untranslatable items and make them available on the translation system;
  • String freeze for final release of version 1.8;
  • Set up new web site, update manager and alternative store.

Version 1.8 (Beta) - r735 - Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:12:33 +0000

This release contains lots of optimizations for the Symbian and Harmattan version of QuasarMX. The start-up time has been improved as has the performance of the UI. The Meteora audio backend is now fully optimized to use ARM NEON, which resulted in dramatically reduced power consumption on the N9. The Symbian version has been optimized to make better use of ARM VFP.

Improvements:

  • Refined item layout;
  • Improved grouping support;

New Features:

  • Zoomable interface;
  • Translations;
  • Covert art view now has fast scrolling support via long-pressing the right edge;
  • Added a new Stereo enhancer feature;
  • ...

Bugfixes:

  • Symbian: Fixed out-of-memory condition during scanning;
  • ...

Version 1.7 - r459 - Mon, 04 Mar 2013 23:32:24 +0000

Features:

  • Added new Accessories sub page in the settings dialog:
    • Added an option to determine if the playback should be paused when unplugging a headset;
    • Added a function to automatically enable the car mode upon connection of certain Bluetooth devices (full version feature only);
  • Improved audio routing support;
  • Pause or Stop now select the played track;
  • Added a "Connect Now" button to info add-ons (Last.fm, LyricWiki);
  • Made the progress bar's seek anchor more apparent;
  • Improved the pre-calculated random mode by using the Knuth/Fisher-Yates shuffle algorithm;
  • Improved start up time (deferred loading of add-ons, lazy instantiation etc.);
  • Improved reading of embedded cover art images from FLAC files;
  • Reduced power consumption in Meteora playback backend (by ~15mW on N9);
  • Harmattan: Added support for Billboard (and other applications that use ContextKit's Media.NowPlaying core property);
  • Dolphins with Lasers attacking and sinking pirates (new anti-piracy feature).

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed an issue that caused tracks to repeat in random mode;
  • Fixed saving of settings in the Sound tool add-on;
  • Fixed an issue where the function "Rewind or play previous item" would not work in certain situations;
  • Harmattan: Fixed issue that paused playback when other apps were requesting audio resources (Nokia Drive, Soundwave, etc.);
  • Symbian: Forced priority of playback (hopefully fixes intermittent playback when using other applications);
  • Symbian: Fixed issue where the play/pause button on certain Bluetooth remote controls would not work;
  • Added diagnostic logging to help with debugging problems during file scan etc;

Lots of changes and bugfixes under the hood kickstarting the Blackberry and Android ports.

Version 1.6 - r393 - Mon, 07 Jan 2013 00:48:17 +0000

This release introduces the new Meteora playback backend and adds the following features:

  • Gapless playback
  • 10-Band Parametric Equalizer
  • Bass and Treble Booster
  • High-quality audio reproduction with novel approach to preventing distortions
  • Dramatically lowered power consumption compared to stock music player application
  • Broad format support on all platforms
  • Playlist management

This release also fixes several bugs and adds features:

  • Improved memory handling in Symbian version;
  • Improved smoothness of transitions;
  • Implemented caching in Last.fm and LyricsWiki addon;
  • Added additional options in settings dialog:
    • Behavior of random playback;
    • Behavior of the back button;
    • Bigger view switcher / tab bar;
    • Allow seeking of a track when in PlayInfo screen;
    • Hide playback control toolbar when in PlayInfo screen;
  • Other minor fixes that were reported.

Version 1.6 (Beta 8b) - r361 - Mon, 17 Dec 2012 03:08:17 +0000

  • Changed Meteora backend to improve format detection and smoother playback;
  • Improved presentation of playlist and playlist overview.

Version 1.6 (Beta 8) - r352 - Fri, 14 Dec 2012 02:22:09 +0000

  • Various fixes in the Meteora playback backend:
    • Now properly supports files with sample rates other than 44.1 kHz;
    • Improved playtime calculation to be more exact;
    • Better handling of buffer-underrun conditions;
    • Fixed issue where some files would not play at various instances;
    • Symbian: Fixed out-of-memory issues when scanning the library;
    • Symbian: Fixed stuttering issue when doing heavy multitasking;
    • NOTE: the FasterN9 hack on the N9/N950 is currently incompatible with this version of QuasarMX. Expect stuttering in audio output.
    • Now immediately stops playback on exit;
  • Symbian: Fixed "Copy to playlist" function in playlist context menu;
  • Symbian: Increased maximally allocateable heap memory from 64 MB to 128 MB.
  • Added changelog dialog and version check feature in about box;

Version 1.5 (Beta 7b) - r325 - Mon, 26 Nov 2012 01:42:45 +0000

  • Symbian: Fixed crash when shutting down QuasarMX;
  • Symbian: Improved process of requesting a trial key;
  • Fixed Cover Art Downloader.

Version 1.5 (Beta 7) - r320 - Fri, 23 Nov 2012 01:20:45 +0000

This release introduces the new Meteora playback backend and adds the following features:

  • Gapless playback
  • 10-Band Parametric Equalizer
  • Bass and Treble Booster
  • High-quality audio reproduction with novel approach to preventing distortions
  • Dramatically lowered power consumption compared to stock music player application
  • Broad format support on all platforms
  • Playlist management

This release also fixes several bugs and adds features:

  • Improved memory handling in Symbian version;
  • Improved smoothness of transitions;
  • Implemented caching in Last.fm and LyricsWiki addon;
  • Added additional options in settings dialog:
    • Behavior of random playback;
    • Behavior of the back button;
    • Bigger view switcher / tab bar;
    • Allow seeking of a track when in PlayInfo screen;
    • Hide playback control toolbar when in PlayInfo screen;
  • Other minor fixes that were reported.

Version 1.3 (Beta 6) - r220 - Thu, 09 Aug 2012 00:25:16 +0000

Internal test release.

Version 1.1 (Beta 5) - r180 - Wed, 23 May 2012 00:11:00 +0000

This version focuses mainly on bugfixes and performance improvements. It also introduces important under-the-hood changes for upcoming features.

  • A special "Car Mode" for continous low-power operation in cars etc. was added;
  • An option was added to define the sorting order of the play list;
  • Other minor usability improvements.

Version 1.0 (Beta 4) - r106 - Sun, 25 Mar 2012 03:12:00 +0000

  • Symbian version no longer stores data on drive C: thus leading to out of memory condition. QuasarMX now stores the data on on the drive it was installed on;
  • Test period extended to beginning of June 2012;
  • Urgent bugfixes, performance improvements and preparation for upcomming features;
  • Improved feedback and review form.

Version 0.9 (Beta 3) - r94 - Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:47:00 +0000

  • Added support for Album Artist, Compilations and Release Year;
  • Added a new dialog allowing to define which folders should be scanned for files;
  • Added a Settings dialog:
    • Visible columns (Genres, Artists, Albums) in the Playlist overview are now configurable;
    • Added an option to lock the screen orientation;
    • The accuracy and interval of the search filter is now configurable;
    • Added options to define what should happen when leaving the app and returning to it;
  • Fixed several issues that caused incorrect positioning in the overview and playlist;
  • Improved the scrolling performance in all lists;
  • Improved metadata scanning performance;
  • Changed files will now be rescanned correctly;
  • Improved the stability and performance of the cover art downloader addon;
  • Changed the behavior of the rewind button to play the current file from the beginning when more than 2 seconds into the playback;
  • Lots of minor bugfixes and changes under the hood;
  • Unrelated to the N9/Harmattan version: The port to Symbian Anna/Belle is finished in this revision and will follow shortly.

Version 0.8 (Beta 2) - r51 - Thu, 12 Jan 2012 22:51:00 +0000

  • Fixed the cover art downloader addon to properly update cover art images after downloading;
  • Removed a problem that prevented scanning of MP4 and WMA files in most cases;
  • Fixed an issue that caused a switching of the active view when rotating the display;
  • Fixed a bug that caused cover art image files in a the same directory the album files are located in not to be read;
  • Implemented support for the Nokia AD-54 wired remote control;
  • Improved handling of CJK tagged files;
  • Improved the handling of internet connections when the device is in offline or flight mode;
  • Lots of other minor changes, performance improvements and bug fixes.

Version 0.6 (Beta 1) - r35 - Thu, 29 Dec 2011 03:06:38 +0000

  • Initial Release.