iTunes 7.4 adds closed captioning, ringtone maker
As promised at Wednesday's iPod event, Apple has released iTunes 7.4, adding support for the creation custom ringtones, among other changes.
According to notes accompanying the update, iTunes 7.4 gives you the ability to play purchased videos with closed captioning (when available), rate your favorite albums and watch videos at a larger size inside the iTunes window.
Apple has also made a security change to iTunes in this release to prevent maliciously crafted music files from causing the application to quit or execute arbitrary code.
Apple noted in a security bulletin posted following iTunes 7.4’s release that a buffer overflow exists in iTunes when processing cover art. The update addresses the problem by performing proper bounds checking. Further details have been posted to Apple’s Web site.
Additionally, iTunes 7.4 deactivates custom ringtones loaded onto the iPhone using Ambrosia Software's new application, iToner. Read here for more details.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs first unveiled details of the new features in iTunes yesterday during a special Apple event in San Francisco, Calif. Apple released several new iPods, the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store and slashed prices of the iPhone by $200 at the event.
iTunes 7.4 is available for download from Apple's Web site.
Editor’s note: Updated with information about the security change in the 7.4 release.