Reacting swiftly to some users' concerns with compatibility with the new and improved YouTube Mobile site that we covered here last week, Kinoma has released another update for its superb Kinoma Player EX media player.
With this release, the Kinoma player is now up to version 4.4.1, up from October's 4.4 revision. This release is primarily a bugfix release to address the myriad of issues surrounding YouTube and Google Video playback, especially on Palm TX and LifeDrive handhelds.
The full list of updates is as follows:
- YouTube made some unexpected changes that prevented Kinoma Player from playing the Flash Video versions of YouTube videos. This release understands these changes, restoring full YouTube support.
- Recently, Google began to include other types of content in their RSS feeds. This release understands these changes, eliminating most "cannot be played" alerts.
- Flickr made changes to their feeds, and this release provides improved compatibility with those changes.
- On rare occasions, Kinoma Player's cache can become corrupted and cause problems. This release includes a new Clear History and Cache menu item that allows customers to fix cache problems without having to search for and delete the cache file. This command also doubles as a privacy feature, allowing customers to delete their browsing and playback history.
- On Palm TX devices, the screen would turn on when transitioning between songs. This release fixes that.
- On Palm TX and Palm LifeDrive devices, selecting certain Google Video search results could cause a crash. This release fixes that.
Kinoma Player EX v4.4.1 is a free updated for register 4.x owners of Kinoma Player and can be downloaded manually or via the app’s built-in auto-update checker. Kinoma Player is available for Palm OS and Windows Mobile StyleTap users and costs $24.95.