Thursday, June 29, 2006

iTunes 6.0.5 released

Apple has updated the popular iTunes software and comes with a couple of new features mostly tied to the iTunes Music Store.

A list of the enhancement in the update via Mac OS X's Software Update:

"With iTunes 6, you can now preview, buy, and download music videos, short films, and hit TV programs on the iTunes Music Store and sync your music and purchased videos with iPod to enjoy on the go.

iTunes 6.0.5 allows you to sync your Nike + iPod workout data to, where you can easily track your progress, set training goals, challenge others, and much more. Visit the Nike Sport Music area on the iTunes Music Store to download workout mixes, Athlete Inspiration playlists, Nike podcasts, and more."

According to the shoe-maker, the Nike section of the iTunes Music Store will be coming July 14th. Also, not mentioned in my Software Update but I noticed on the download page for iTunes here that it says this:

Sync Home Movies
Create iPod-compatible versions of your own movies using iTunes.

All you have to do is select the video that you have and right-click and hit the option "convert selection for iPod" and then you should be set. I've only been able to play with this for a few minutes so please don't quote me if I'm wrong here but the only videos you can convert are the ones that you can actually place in your iTunes library which means no AVI, DivX, RMVB etc files can be converted through iTunes.

Also, there is an AirTunes Enhancement:

Simultaneously stream the same song wirelessly to up to three home stereos or powered speakers — using AirPort Express with AirTunes.

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