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New Software Downloads Complete Songs From FM Radio to PC

Dateline: 03/11/06

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Snaptune, Inc. has released Snaptune™ One, a new software product that ‘downloads’ complete songs, talk shows, interviews and live sessions directly from FM radio to a PC.

Snaptune One records, isolates, and identifies complete songs, talk shows and other interesting segments automatically.

Users pick their favorite local radio stations from a list for their location, and Snaptune does the rest. Snaptune One displays a list of the songs playing on the radio as it finds them. Users can sort them, play them, write them, burn them, or transfer them to an iPod or other media player.

Snaptune uses pattern-matching techniques to find songs without any reference to play lists or other external data allowing it to work on almost any radio station.

Snaptune One can podcast directly across a home network to iTunes on a user’s laptop and from there onto an iPod.

Snaptune One works with online music stores to provide a direct link to purchase albums related to any song it finds.

Two versions of Snaptune One are available in Beta as of this writing: a limited free version that can write or transfer up to 20 songs and a premium version for $39.95 that can export an unlimited number of songs in either WMA or MP3 format.

The limited free version is fully functional apart from the limit on writing. Both versions will be upgraded automatically to the final version as soon as it is available.

Snaptune One works with common FM tuner cards like those found in most Media Center PCs, and with external USB FM tuners like the Griffin radioSHARK. It can also work with a simple line-in cable connected to an existing radio or FM receiver.

For more information, visit www.snaptune.com.

(This is not a review. It is simply presented as information as provided by the company.)

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