Feeds

Sonos updates network music player code

Rhapsody support added and more

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Sonos has updated the system software underpinning its Digital Music System. Following a similar move by rival network music player maker Slim Devices earlier this year, Sonos' own system will now support RealNetworks' Rhapsody music service.

Echoing Apple's iTunes 7 announcement earlier this week, the Sonos software update also brings gapless MP3 and Ogg playback, though the former is limited to music files encoded using Lame. Speaking of Apple, Sonos System Software 2.0 supports iTunes' Compilation tag and adds support for the Album Artist ID3 tag.

Ironically, the latter's causing some grief to iTunes 7 users, since it uses the tag to separate out tracks from different artists on the same album. The solution: remove the Various Artists string from the Album Artists field, and multi-artist albums are once more whole. Or you can check the aforementioned Compilations tag.

But back to Sonos. The company said the update adds an alarm clock feature to each Zone Player on the network. The software incorporates French, Italian and Spanish language options. The Controller's scrollwheel has been improved to cope better with very long track lists, and users' music libraries can now be indexed automatically according to a user-defined schedule.

Full details of the update can be found here. ®

Related reviews

Sonos ZonePlayer ZP80 and digital music system
Slim Devices Transporter high-end digital audio player
Slim Devices Squeezebox 3 network music player

Website security in corporate America

More from The Register

next story
Man buys iPHONE 6 and DROPS IT to SMASH on PURPOSE
Yarrrgh! 'Tis Antipodean insanity, ye crazy swab
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Your chance to WIN the WORLD'S ONLY HANDHELD ZX SPECTRUM
Reg staff not allowed to enter, god dammit
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Monitors monitor's monitoring finds touch screens have 0.4% market share
Not four. Point four. Count yer booty again, Microsoft
DARPA-backed jetpack prototype built to make soldiers run faster
4 Minute Mile project hatched to speed up tired troops
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.