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X M C D version 3.3.0
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Take the CD player to the nth dimension.

I am pleased to announce the release of xmcd version 3.3.0, a CD player
and ripper software suite for Linux and UNIX systems. It includes two
programs:

xmcd - For the X window system
cda - A shell command-line utility which also features a
curses-based, screen-oriented mode

In its evolution over the past ten years, xmcd has established itself as
the premier CD audio application for the X window system with an
attractive, easy-to-use user interface. It is the most feature-rich CD
player that runs on Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, HP-UX, UnixWare, AIX, IRIX,
Tru64 UNIX, SCO Open Server, BSD/OS and most other UNIX system flavors.
It also supports the widest array of CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW and DVD devices,
including multi-disc changers and some older SCSI-1 drives that do not
work with other player applications. As a CD ripper, it allows you to
extract full-quality digital audio data from your CDs and play them real
time, save them to files or pipe them to other programs for processing.
Several output file formats are supported, including RAW, WAV. AU, AIFF,
AIFF-C, MP3, AAC (MPEG-2/MPEG-4), MP4, Ogg Vorbis and FLAC.

Xmcd supports the CDDB(R) Music Recognition Service(sm) and the CD-TEXT
technology for disc identification and information, as well as
auto-tagging of MP3, Ogg Vorbis and FLAC files using this data.

Xmcd also features "wwwWarp", the ability to remote control a web
browser, so that you can search and access many useful web resources and
information related to the CD you're listening to. The CDDB Music
Browser provides related information and links to internet sites of
interest, and the Local Discography feature lets you organize, browse
and play files related to your CD collection. Xmcd literally takes
music enjoyment to a level far beyond the standard stereo.

There are too many features to list, so visit the xmcd web page for full
information, screen snapshot and downloads:

http://www.amb.org/xmcd/

Xmcd is FREE, Open Source Software, released under the GNU General
Public License. Pre-compiled binary kits for many platforms and
architectures are available for download.

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