September 5, 2019
Three quarters have passed since the release of the last version of Kaseto. And now it is finally time to announce that Kaseto 2.0 is released! The focus of the development of version 2.0 was on fault tolerance, stability and a careful modernization of the user interface.
First of all, it is certainly noticeable that the grey header of Kaseto has become slimmer. The new header does not only look more modern; it also leaves more space for the actual music collection. The border around the light gray block with the playback information has been completely removed and the dark gray control buttons are now slightly smaller and less prominent. Overall, Kaseto 2.0 looks cleaner.
The engine for reading metadata and tags from audio files has been replaced by a new version of TagLib#. The new version can handle corrupt audio files and incorrect metadata and tags better. Depending on the source of supply, there were consistently problems with the old engine. In many cases, the new engine can ignore errors and still process the corresponding audio files. By enabling Kaseto 2.0 to ignore system directories, it was possible to speed up the reading of new and modified audio files.
The new version also contains some minor bug fixes. New features in version 2.0 were deliberately omitted. For Kaseto 2.1, the focus will again be on new features. For example, comfort features for creating new playlists and sorting the music collection are planned.
November 26, 2018
In the new version 1.2, it is possible to individually organize songs and their playback order in playlists in Kaseto. Additionally, there were numerous bugfixes and performance optimizations.
To create a new playlist, simply select the songs and albums you want to add to the new playlist. As in other Windows programs, you can hold down the Ctrl key to select multiple albums or songs, or the Shift key to select a range of albums and songs at once. Afterwards, you can right-click to open the context menu and add the selection to a new or existing playlist.
If you click on a playlist in the navigation bar with the right mouse button, a context menu will open. There you can delete or rename a playlist.
Just like in “Current Playback”, audio files within a playlist can be rearranged by drag & drop to change the playback order.
June 26, 2018
Kaseto 1.1.1 fixes an error that occured sometimes when saving changes in the tag editor.
April 21, 2018
Kaseto 1.1 introduces a new menu item in the navigation bar: “Now Playing”. There you can see all songs that have been enqueued for playback. Songs can be reordered by drag and drop to change the order of playback. It is also possible to remove songs from the current playback via the remove action in the context menu, which can be opened by clicking the right mouse button on a single song or a selection of multiple songs.
In order to improve the clarity, the currently played song is marked with a small speaker icon in every view. If you open the context menu in Kaseto 1.1, all songs are highlighted in green, to which the context menu refers. This makes it clearer which songs are affected by the actions in the context menu.
Under Windows 10, Kaseto can now handle folders whose path is longer than 240 characters and files whose path is longer than 260 characters. This requires the .NET framework 4.6.2 or later to be installed. Windows usually installs the current version of the .NET framework automatically as an update.
The integrated full text search in Kaseto 1.1 can handle names that contain digits. For example, in previous versions of Kaseto you could not search for “1973” to find the song “1973” by James Blunt. This works finally with the newest version.
Furthermore there were several bug-fixes, which mainly concern the selection of multiple songs and updating after changes.
March 7, 2018
This week we received a Spanish translation. Of course, we have integrated it directly into Kaseto. Many thanks to Oswaldo for his great work! The current version of Kaseto 1.0.4 contains eight translations now.
December 19, 2017
Before version 1.0.4, it could happen that Kaseto stops loading the entire music collection, if one or more audio files are corrupted. Kaseto 1.0.4 can simply ignore such audio files and load all other audio files of the music collection.
December 3, 2017
With the translation into Polish, Kaseto is now available in seven languages. Thank you Zbyszek for the great translation! If you miss your language in Kaseto, you can easily translate Kaseto by yourself. We will be happy to send you a text file with all the texts that need to be translated including a small manual. Just drop us a note.
November 27, 2017
With version 1.0.3, Kaseto can be started under several user profiles at the same time. Windows 7 users can now listen to their music without any error messages when Aero Glass is disabled. Furthermore, images that are not compatible with GDI+ will no longer generate error messages.
November 21, 2017
Kaseto 1.0.2 is able to load audio files with corrupt embedded images by just ignoring such images. In addition, an error has been fixed that prevented the enqueuing of additional songs during random playback.
November 13, 2017
Kaseto 1.0.1 is able to load covers with invalid Exif data. Albums and songs are now automatically refreshed in the search when tags or files have been changed.
November 12, 2017
It’s already a year ago that the first preview version of Kaseto was released. The time has finally come to release Kaseto 1.0! The focus for version 1.0 was on stability and troubleshooting.
There are also some minor improvements. For example, covers can be exchanged in the tag editor via drag and drop. This works with both Windows Explorer and any browser. Simply drag the image file with the mouse onto the old cover.
Now Kaseto offers the possibility for installing updates automatically when closing the program. In the future, you will benefit directly and conveniently from new features! Automatic updates can be turned on and off in the settings.
For Kaseto 1.1, there are again plans for major new features, such as a sortable and modifiable list of all scheduled songs for playback.
April 1, 2017
Kaseto 0.9.1 shows metadata changes immediately without any delay. The info tab in the metadata editor was broken for albums with only a single track. This is fixed now. There is also a minor update for the Italian translation.
March 26, 2017
With Kaseto 0.9, metadata (like title and artist for example) as well as covers can be edited directly in Kaseto. The most requested feature ever, is a volume control to change the volume independently from the system volume. Now it is there! Furthermore, the selection of songs and albums works more intuitive now.
The metadata editor for songs and albums can be opened via a right mouse click. There missing metadata can be added or typos corrected for example. It is possible to edit titles, artists, genres, track numbers and covers. Several artists and genres can be separated by commas.
The new volume control can be found in the header of Kaseto. According to the available space, the slider for changing the volume is located directly in the header or can be opened via a toggle button. The volume control works relative to the system volume.
In Kaseto 0.8 and prior, the control key had to be held to select a song or an album. Now the selection works more intuitive and similar to Windows Explorer. A single click selects a song or album and a double click triggers playing. Clicking on the play icon starts playing immediately.
January 30, 2017
Kaseto requires the .NET runtime 4.5, but Windows 7 contains only the version 4.0 out-of-the-box. This can cause unexpected crashes. Therefore, the .NET runtime will be checked at startup now.
January 12, 2017
The new release of Kaseto introduces multiple new comfort features. In the taskbar, the currently played song will be displayed and a mini player will appear in the window preview. There, the playback can be paused and jumped to the previous or next song by just one click.
In Kaseto, a click with the right mouse button on an album or song opens the new context menu. The menu item “Play” starts playback immediately. Via the menu item “Enqueue” an album or song can be inserted at the end of the queue of all music to be played. This means that the playback will start as soon as all other pieces of music have been played. The menu item “Open” is only available for albums and shows all tracks of it.
If you want to queue several songs at once, it may be convenient to activate the selection mode by holding the CTRL key. In the selection mode, clicking on an album or song will select it instead of starting to play it. The Shift key can be used to select a bunch of albums and songs at once. This works just like in Explorer.
Kaseto detects the language of the operating system when starting and chooses the language automatically. Another language can be chosen in the settings. German, English, French, Greek, Italian and Russian are currently available.
Do you miss your language? Then help us translate Kaseto into your language. Just drop us a note and we will send you the translation template.
October 12, 2016
Several legacy audio players and editing tools save non-Latin letters in a non-standardized way. Kaseto 0.7.2 can detect such audio files and show all tags correctly. If you have noticed any broken names in your music collection, just reload your music collection (Settings / Change…) after installing the latest version of Kaseto.
October 3, 2016
The first public version of Kaseto was published exactly one month ago. In that month, Kaseto has been downloaded more than 2,000 times and translated in three additional languages by users. Thank you very much!
September 26, 2016
Kaseto supports Italian language now. Thanks to Assistenza Tecnica Freddy for the Italian translation! There is also a bug fix for displaying Greek letters.
September 25, 2016
The new version of Kaseto provides a search function for albums and songs. A further new feature is the possibility to change playhead position of the currently played song. Loading and updating the music collection will be visualized as a progress in the taskbar now.
The search box is located on the top right in the header of Kaseto. Already while typing a few letters, Kaseto will start to search matching albums and songs, and show them instantly. Usually it is enough to type the first letters of an album, title or interpret for finding the right one. The search can be closed by clicking on the X icon in the search box or by pressing the Esc key.
Now the progress bar, which shows the progress of playing in the header, is clickable. This means that playhead position of the currently played song can be changed. For example, a song can be rewind to the middle by clicking on the center of the progress bar. The exact position will be shown as tooltip.
The progress of initial loading of the music collection or when Kaseto detects new audio files at startup will be visualized as a progress bar under the Kaseto icon in the taskbar. In Kaseto, the loading and updating of audio files will be always executed in the background. The music player is fully usable in the meantime.
September 18, 2016
Kaseto supports French and Greek language now. Thanks to Marc and geogeo.gr for the translations! Thereby, two additional languages are available, besides English, German and Russian.