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What’s new in Oceans XStream?
Learn about the latest, the improvements and the differences.
Modifications and new features - giving you more of what you want
In the brand new Oceans XStream, we implemented even more suggestions by XStream and XStream Xtra users into the development of this new program, and worked closely with users during an expanded test phase. And when the dust finally settled, everyone agreed: it is faster, more stable and easier to use than ever. Come and check out the new Oceans XStream!
Users are convinced by the new innovations
The brand new Music Universe did especially well in tests among users. Another innovation that received high praise was the improved search results for desired music tracks with more charts, as did the improved editing quality of the 'diamond' radio stations. Our users were especially happy about the removal of post-tagging on Spotify recordings. Just record your favorite tracks from Spotify and all your files will be outfitted automatically with the right name and title. Post-tagging is now a thing of the past!
Furthermore, users were thoroughly impressed with the video recording functionality for making recordings of Internet videos with copy protection movies from video-on-demand services. Many users found the new playlist displays in combination with the new music management functions in the media center to be an added 'wow' factor.
Come and see for yourself what everyone's talking about!
You can see all the new features and highlights in Oceans XStream in the following screenshots:
1) What’s better about the user interface and user friendliness?
New, animated user interfaces, user-definable views, areas that can be hidden and reduced power for mini-player mode all help Oceans XStream cater to your personal preferences.
You asked for it, you got it: Oceans XStream’s brand new (inter)face
New: Reducing to what you need
Our XStream products are known for their wide range of services offered. However, the user interface has seemed a touch overwhelming with the multitude of features, not all of which you may need. In Oceans XStream we simplified everything to make it even easier to use.
Now you can decide which features should be displayed in your Oceans XStream. Just go to “activate/deactivate views” in Options. Then either close the navigation tab to the left or the player to the right.
Further customize your preferred user interface by dragging the edges to resize Oceans XStream on your desktop. You can also modify the font size to give Oceans XStream the size you think it needs.
Practical improvements for added simplicity and convenience
Oceans XStream can do more – you just need to know how to use it. This sums up the focal point of our development process and the improvements we made.
New: Start times have been reduced by an average of 30% compared to our earlier XStream programs.
Plus: The time needed for initialization, from the first click to the moment you have complete access the user interface, has been reduced by up to 30%. Now you have your Oceans XStream faster than ever!
New: Sleek status bar provides access to personalized settings
Plus: Access every Oceans XStream setting and feature in the new convenient status bar with a single click!
New: Optimized options
Plus: Thanks to the new realignment of options, all the personal settings available in Oceans XStream have been consolidated. Now you can have all your radio, wishlist and filter settings in the same place, with additional links for further options.
New: Optimized for tablets with the Microsoft Windows 8.1 operating system
Why it’s better: Hardware manufacturers and Microsoft have announced plans for brand new tablets, based on new Intel processors optimized for Windows 8.1, for the upcoming Christmas season. If you are considering acquiring one of these new tablets, then Oceans XStream has you covered for the new wave of tablets.
New: Offline mode for using Oceans XStream away from the web
Why it’s better: When you are on the go with your notebook and would like to use Oceans XStream to play music or movies, you can now simply switch to offline mode. To end the offline mode and reconnect, simply click the corresponding button.
2) Which functions are new and what’s improved in your Oceans XStream software?
The following contains the functional improvements in your new software, organized in convenient expandable views for RADIO, MUSIC SEARCH, MUSIC WISHES, RECORDING MUSIC, SAVING VIDEOS, CONVERTER and MEDIA CENTER. There’s a whole lot of the new – don’t miss a thing!
Radios, genres and hits – Check out everything new for Radio, Music Search and Music Wishes
Click the plus symbol to expand the page and find out what’s new, what’s better and which services are new in the respective views in your Oceans XStream Software.
New: Diamond classification for radio stations with no edit necessary
Why it’s better: Stations with a diamond symbol have been checked by Oceans XStream and do not require any manual post editing with the audio studio when recording from these stations.
New: The Radio Navigation feature now has an additional sidebar.
Why it’s better: Now you can search the radio directory for stations based on two criteria.
New: Search radio stations by artist photos
Why it’s better: The new sidebar now shows you artists with photos when selecting genres or countries. Then just click on the artist to be automatically redirected to the corresponding radio station.
New: Station navigation feature improved
Why it’s better: The previous station navigation feature with a single bar is now easier to navigate with comprehensive lists of available radio stations displayed.
New: Improved keyword search for radio stations
Why it’s better: Search results are now displayed more conveniently. You can now sort search results by turning on the sidebar.
New: Radio station display with new settings
Why it’s better: New, simplified settings add lots of convenience, while users can benefit from additional, customized settings under Expert Configurations.
Brand new: Improved genre classification feature with over 100 subgenres
Why it’s better: Radio stations and artists are now more acurately classified by music genre. This helps you find new stations based on your favorite artists.
List of main genres: Country America, Classical, Easy listening (orchestral pop), Electronic, Film, Hip Hop & RnB, Jazz & Blues, Latin, Oldies/80/90, Pop, Religious, Rock, Metal, Schlager, Talk, Top 40 World, Other
List of subgenres for main genres: Americana, Bluegrass, Country, Classical, Concerts, Opera, Operette, Pop-Klassik, Symphonic, Ambient, Chillout, Downtempo, Easy listening, Dance, Euro Dance, Drum'n'Bass, Jungle, Electro, Goa, House, Progressive, Techno, Minimal, Dubstep, Trance, Anime, Film, Musical, Soundtrack, Hip-Hop, Rap, RnB, Urban, Acid Jazz, Big Band, Blues, Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Swing, Latin, Salsa, Reggaeton, Merengue, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Oldies, Retro, Funk, Instrumental, Reggae, Ska, Soul, Disco, Jpop, K-Pop, Brit-Pop, Neue Deutsche Welle, Synthie Pop, Pop-Rock, Folk-Pop, Italo-Pop, Pop allgemein, Christian, Christmas, Gospel, Spiritual, Alternative Rock, Classic Rock, College Rock, Punk, Indie Rock, Hardrock, Wave, Gothic, Grunge, Metal, Doom Metal, Speed Metal, Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Industrial Metal, Progressive Metal, Alternative Metal, Discofox, Polka, Deutsche Schlager, Comedy, News, Sport, Top 100, African, Asian, Croatia, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Turkish.
Improved: Audio Editor with increased user friendliness
Advantage: Improved user interface and easier-to-use audio cut marks with the new zoom function, which lets you more accurately edit the beginning or end of a song.
Brand new: Your Music Universe now has 500,000 artist photos, match lines and 3 display modes
Why it’s better: The new Music Universe displays photos of artists from similar genres or similar artists from your favorite music genre.
Special feature: Similar music styles between artists are now displayed via match lines with varying degrees of thickness. You can display your Music Universe by “strong match”, “balanced mix” or “popularity”. You can also pin artists for additional searches to get the artists you are more likely to prefer displayed. The larger the photo, the more popular the artist.
New: Search history
Why it’s better: Now you can access previous search requests by clicking the back button. This keeps you from having to reenter the artists searched for, while letting you amass even more music.
New: Download top hits individually or in bunches with new, quick access features
Why it’s better: Now you can select individual top hits or bunches of found top hits simply by clicking on the icon in the search results. And with an additional click, Oceans XStream begins downloading your favorite music to give you all the hits quickly and conveniently.
New: Quick action bar for shortcuts
Why it’s better: With just a single click you can now record videos and audio tracks, or assign an action to the songs found in the search results.
New: Autoplay feature turns music searches into an artist radio station
Why it’s better: With the new Autoplay feature Oceans XStream can automatically playback the top hits found in a music search. In connection with the Music Universe, you can jump to similar artists with a single click.
New: Improved plugin installation
Why it’s better: Plugin packs can now be installed while your Oceans XStream software is in operation. This saves you from having to restart Oceans XStream and gives you more music from more sources thanks to the newly installed plugins.
New: Chart hits and new music now available as top hits and presorted
Why it’s better: chart singles not yet available on an album are now displayed by artist as top hits at the top of the list, along with songs of the selected artist. This gives you more hits from the current charts, as well as loads of new music
Special feature: Songs available quickly are also displayed at the top of the list as top hits. Now you can get the most-played hits at the top of the list, or continue to sort results alphabetically.
New: Wishlist with diamond radio stations
Why it’s better: Limiting music wishes to radio stations with diamond ratings is especially useful for users that only settle for high-quality recordings. Users that give Oceans XStream the necessary time to perform this function are rewarded with the highest possible recording quality.
Special feature: Although this new feature requires a bit more time to fulfill music wishes, diamond-rated radio stations deliver only original length songs that do not require post editing.
New: Filter settings are now available directly in the user interface
Why it’s better: You can now access previous filter settings in the user interface, optimized to include the most important settings, under Options with just a click. By using the expert settings you can take more control of Oceans XStream and avoid unwanted recordings.
More podcasts and music TV stations await!
New: Now even more podcasts for even more free entertainment
Why it’s better: As a software leader for conveniently locating podcasts, Oceans XStream now offers 120,000 different podcasts with 500,000 episodes. Get your podcast entertainment on the fly for your Oceans XStream player or convert them to enjoy on your portable devices.
New: Station formats, stream link and even more stations
Why it’s better: We’ll keep the station listings and the links to the Music TV streams up to date to keep giving you tons and tons of hit music videos.
Streaming is in! Equip your gear today!
For years now our XStream products have been leading the pack for recording from streaming services. Record music while you listen, movies while you watch and any other kind of media from websites, portals and online videotheques while you enjoy your entertainment.
Brand new: Every song is recognized and tagged automatically on all Spotify recordings.
Added plus: The time consuming and annoying post-editing of artist names and song titles is now completely a thing of the past. Now you can record as many songs as you want and automatically get your files ready to enjoy and with no post-editing necessary.
New: Automatic merging of songs from audio streams
Added plus: Fragments from various audio recordings are now automatically merged together into a single file to give you the highest possible quality with just a simple mouse click.
New: Improved editor mode and delete function
Added plus: Editing music file tags directly and deleting unwanted files significantly increases convenience when dealing with recorded songs.
New: Record protected HTTPS video streams
Why it’s better: More and more video portals are switching to the protected format HTTPS. Most tools are then unable to record from these protected streams – not the case with Oceans XStream! Oceans XStream gives you high quality video recordings from any stream.
New: Expanded recording features for VoD platforms
Why it’s better: Online videotheques and VoD platforms are popping up all over the internet. Not to be outdone, we have made sure that you’ll be able to continue making high-quality recordings from any pay service with Oceans XStream .
New: Status updates for video recordings
Why it’s better: What most users do not realize is that recording videos has become the true test of a software’s value, simultaneously making it one of the biggest challenges for your PC and its performance. And making recordings of HD movies from protected streams requires every last drop of performance. To keep you up to date on the status of your recordings, we implemented “stop-light” logic to your monitor.
Special feature: Yellow indicates that there is a slight problem and that all other activities on your PC should temporarily stop. Red indicates a more serious issue. In this case, your PC does not have the required performance to make the desired recording with Oceans XStream.
New: Simplified video to audio recordings
Why it’s better: Using your Oceans XStream to automatically make recordings of audio tracks while you surf is now easier than ever!
Equipped for the future with the improved Oceans XStream Universal Converter
New: Updated device profiles for the current generation of smartphones and tablets
Why it’s better: Record and convert files of your favorite media for smartphones & Tablets by Samsung, Apple, Google, Amazon Kindle, LG, Sony, HTC, Nokia, Microsoft and additional manufacturers with the new Oceans XStream and its innovative device profiles.
New: Re-recording and converting iTunes videos and movies now with control bar
Why it’s better: Now you can view the re-recording or conversion process of copy-protected iTunes videos and movies.
New: WebM and MKV video formats now available
Why it’s better: The WebM video format by Google lets you convert webvideos from various websites, while the MKV format is a high-quality MP4 videoformat that commonly appears in internet platforms.
New: Simplified profile settings
Why it’s better: For most uses there are preconfigured device profiles available. But now there are additional settings for creating audio and video files in a single, simplified window.
New Media Center with Music Universe. New functions for the player. More possibilities with playlists.
The new Music Universe lets you easily surf through your music collection. Learn more about the latest features and improvements to the Media Center view and the player.
Brand new: Music Universe displays match lines to similar music in your music collection for your playlists
Why it’s better: The new Music Universe displays photos of artists to show you similar songs or genres. This helps you get the most music from Oceans XStream by adding new artists matching your preferences to your collection and creating new playlists.
Special feature: Similar music styles between artists are now displayed via match lines, which have varying degrees of thickness depending on match strength. You can display your music universe by “strong match”, “balanced mix” or “popularity”.
Brand new: Visualized song lists
Why it’s better: Albums are now displayed by cover directly in a matrix to give you are number one presentation of your stars and their hits.
Brand new: Customizable settings for navigating your music collection
Why it’s better: Now you can customize your music display by navigating your music via 7 different criteria: Genre|Artist|Album, Genre|Artist, Genre|Album, Artist|Album, Genre, Artist or Album.
Special feature: The width of the individual columns is automatically adjusted by Oceans XStream to fit your screen and provide you and your music with an impressive, visual experience.
New: Improved view with Select All
Why it’s better: With the Select All function you can select all songs for a specified genre, artist or album.
Brand new: Increased convenience with genres thanks to new, intelligent algorithms
Why it’s better: Artists and their songs are allocated to a specific genre to avoid different songs by one artist being listed in different genres. This new feature along with the new navigating function will make surfing through your collection tons of fun.
Special feature: If you do not like the genre selected, you can assign all songs by a specific artist to a different genre by right clicking the artist.
New: Improved copying for music files
Why it’s better: Oceans XStream recognizes while copying, if files with the same name exist. Then you can choose to retain the existing files, overwrite them or make a copy of the new file.
New: Uniform genres, artists and albums
Why it’s better: Previously you could only make changes manually, and then only to single files. Now you can modify genres, albums or artists and their songs all at once by simply right clicking them. Now you make the changes you want to your music faster than ever!
New: Display totals
Why it’s better: When selecting a genre, artist or album you now get a corresponding display total clearly displayed.
Brand new: Display the selected radio station, song or video
Why it’s better: A picture is worth a thousand words – Now you’ll see your selected medium on your screen in the optimized size for your player.
New: In-place tag editing
Why it’s better: You can now quickly and conveniently edit tags in your player’s song view.
Brand new: Edit album covers for individual songs and complete albums
Why it’s better: Now edit album covers where you are with in-place editing via the editing menu.
New: Condensed editing functions in the new drop down menu
Why it’s better: With every song you’ll get access to all the editing functions available with a single click. You can now change the status from checked to unchecked, edit songs manually in the audio studio, normalize song volume, reorganize your entire music collection and benefit from numerous tagging options.
Special feature: With the new in-place autotag feature, you can use Oceans XStream to automatically retro-tag songs.
Brand new: Visual playlist with album thumbnails and two-line displays
Why it’s better: Now you can switch from the current text display for playlists to a visual display with album covers. Talk about cool.
New: 7 various settings for individualized playlist displays
Why it’s better: Individualized playlist displays are available according to the following criteria: by date of recording (newest to oldest), by title (a-z), by artist (a-z), by date of recording (oldest to newest), grouped by artists, grouped by album or grouped by source.
Brand new: Playlist Export & Import
Why it’s better: Playback your music in other standardized players besides Oceans XStream, by exporting to M3U or PLS formats. Now you can import a Playlist from the Winamp-Player as well!
New: Improvements in user friendliness with new context menu for playlists
Why it’s better: Right click a playlist in the new Oceans XStream to display a new menu with the playlist options available.
Brand new: Thumbnail view for your videos
Why it’s better: Oceans XStream creates a preview for every video with a customized thumbnail. Instead of just having a title to search by, you can now surf through, select and play content from your video collection via thumbnails.
Special feature: Thumbnails help increase the display clarity significantly. Three new modes let you customize your display: multi-column table, list or thumbnail view.
New: Assign categories for videos, podcasts and movies
Why it’s better: Saved videos are automatically assigned to categories based on their source. This lets you see all your recorded content by clicking the category once.