The Kanex Group Inc., the folks behind such Mac OS products as Air Whisper and QuickPopup, are previewing their new MP3 player: the MP3 Dock that resides, as you might guess from the name, in the Mac OS X Dock.
With MP3 Dock you just click the program icon in the Dock, and you can select your favorite song from a popup menu. You can sort your music by album, artist or folder name and you can see the latest ID3 Tags in the Dock and play MP3 songs with any bitrate. And with MP3 Dock, it takes less than a minute to download, install the program, and play your favorite song, according to Paul Pen of the Kanex Group.
MP3 Dock provides a hierarchical menu in the album list and disk/folder selection via drag and drop. There are keyboard commands for playing tracks and volume adjustment. The player also includes support for: CBR (Constant Bit Rate) & VBR (Variable Bit Rate) playback; ID3 Tags v1.0, v1.1, v2.0, v2.2, v2.3, v2.4), long MP3 ID tags (up to 255 characters) and file names support; and multilingual ID3 tags.
The preview beta version of the MP3 Dock is now available for
download. The final version is slated to be released before Christmas. Pricing will be announced at that time. MP3 Dock requires Mac OS X 10.1 or later.