has released its fifth generation music player for Mac users: Liquid Player 5.0 for Mac, which is now available for free download from the company’s Web site.
With the app, users can preview music before purchasing; purchase legitimate content from major and independent record labels available through online retailers; playback music in many formats including MP3; and create customized CD compilations. It enables consumers to access secure digital music on the Internet and easily transfer it from a PC onto audio CDs via CD-R/RW drives or onto secure digital audio devices.
“Since our inception, we’ve supported the Macintosh platform so Mac users could enjoy the same high-quality digital music experience as PC users,” said Gerry Kearby, president and CEO of Liquid Audio. “The advanced features and capabilities of Liquid Player Five make it easy for Mac users to purchase and playback copyright-protected music from major recording artists.”
He added that Liquid Player Five for Mac includes several new features and enhancements to help simplify the digital music experience. The update improves the ability to play back audio files while running other software, Plus, Mac users can optimize playback performance by customizing playback preferences.
You can now organize content by artist, album, record label, or song title and use the track search function to find music files stored on the your hard drive. A FastTrack Security feature purportedly makes downloading copyright-protected quicker and easier. And Liquid Player Five for Mac has beefed up support for Sony FireWire and USB drives.
Liquid Player Five for Mac requires at least a Mac with a 150MHz Power PC processor (G3 or higher recommended), Mac OS 8.6 or later, 64MB RAM, 50MB of hard disk space (recommended), 28.8 kbps modem or faster (DSL, Cable or LAN connection recommended), and, optionally, a SCSI or FireWire CD-R drive.