The Swinsian Blog

News and Updates about Swinsian; the music player for Mac.

Swinsian Version 1.12.0

Swinsian version 1.12.0 has been released today. This update adds support for several new metadata fields: date modified, description, conductor, catalog cumber, and disc subtitle. The update fixes a large number of bugs as well as numerous improvements to existing features. For a full list of changes see the changelog.

As of version 1.12.0 Swinsian no longer supports running on Mac OS X 10.6.


Swinsian Version 1.10.10

Swinsian version 1.10.10 has been released and brings support for MusePack files. The update also fixes several potential crashes as well as other minor bug fixes to iTunes smart playlist importing and gapless playback of very short tracks.


Swinsian Version 1.10.4

Swinsian version 1.10.4 is now available. This is largely a bug fix release but there are a couple of notable enhancements:

  • When importing iTunes libraries Swinsian can now import smart playlists as real smart playlists. Not all of the options available in iTunes smart playlists are available in Swinsian (for example metadata fields applicable to TV shows) and those rules won’t be converted, but the majority will be convertible.
  • Swinsian volume can now be controlled by user assigned global shortcuts
  • The API for desktop widgets has been updated. See the documentation for more detail.

For a full list of changes see the changelog.


Swinsian Version 1.10.3

Swinsian 1.10.3 was released yesterday. This update is a bug fix update that should fix a couple of crashes. The full list of changes is in the changelog.


Swinsian Version 1.10

Swinsian 1.10 was released recently and came with a lot of bug fixes and new features. The full list of changes is in the changelog. People using watched folders should note that adding a new watched folder now also imports any files in the folder when watching begins, which was not the case in previous versions.


Swinsian Version 1.9.0

The latest update to Swinsian brings several new features. Firstly support for publisher, total number of tracks and BPM tags has been added. To make the inspector more usable with the growing number of tags it is now possible to customize what fields are visible: click the gear icon in the top right of the inspector to hide or show fields and show the ones that are most important to you.

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Version 1.8.8 Released

The latest update to Swinsian is now available to download. Version 1.8.8 is mostly a bug fix release; problems with some FLAC files have been resolved as well as a potential crash when running on OS X 10.6. See the changelog for the full list of changes.


Version 1.8.6 Release

Version 1.8.6 of Swinsian is now available to download and should show up in the in-app updater shortly. Changes include fixes for a variety of bugs including a couple of rare crashes. Selecting a playlist folder will now show the contents of all the playlists within the folder. See the changelog for the full list of changes.


Version 1.8.1 and Other News

Swinsian 1.8.1 has just been released. It’s mainly a bug fix release: several causes of crashes as well as a problem playing back some Apple Lossless albums in gapless mode are now fixed. See the change log for the full list of fixes.

This release also brings some improvements to the desktop artwork display. Themes can now customize how big they can be. This new javascript function is documented on the themes page, along with the ability to add control buttons to themes.


Version 1.6.2

Swinsian 1.6.2 is available today. This is mostly a bug fixing update (see the change log), but there is one new feature. Tracks can now appear under multiple genres in the browser. To enable this turn on the ‘Recognise multiple genre tags per track’ option in the general tab of the preferences. To add multiple genres to a track enter them in the genre field, separated by commas. For example if you enter “Rock, Pop” as the genre that track will show up under “Rock” and “Pop” in the genres browser column.