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The engine for reading metadata and tags from audio files has been replaced by a new version of TagLib#.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.