This version improves the startup time and fixes a problem that prevented it from working with servers that don’t support token authentication (which is a more secure way of passing credentials to the servers, quite important if you’re not using https), such as the Music app for NextCloud/OwnCloud.
There’s a new option in the server configuration: when you browse your collection, you can decide whether to show tracks always in the order returned by the server or to sort them alphabetically when a folder contains more than one album.
On iOS, CarPlay support has been modernized for iOS 14+. Also, Internet radio stations are now available in CarPlay too.
On macOS, when you close Soundwaves’ window, it won’t quit: it’ll keep stay hidden and keep on playing. Use Cmd Q to quit.
This release replaces Apple’s FLAC decoder, since it started giving some problems on recent iOS versions. And while at it, new decoders for Opus and Ogg Vorbis formats have been implemented as well. If you have tracks in those formats, you can now stream them as-is, instead of having to transcode them on your server. 🙂
With this release, Soundwaves is now more tolerant to erroneous responses from the server, trying to recover from errors whenever possible: the top reported problem was getting a response with invalid character data, usually due to broken ID3 tags.