Apple has released iTunes 4.5. New features include:
- iMix - Share your taste. Publish your playlists (including SmartPlaylists)
- Party Shuffle (Smart Playlists for the lazy)
- Printing - Creating Jewel case inserts (full bleed with crop marks, but no cd labels)
- Radio Charts - What's playing around the U.S.
- Movie trailers & Music Videos
- WAM - Convert WMA to AAC (Windows version only)
- Apple Lossless Codec - CD Quality Sound. Half the size.
- 5 Authorized Machines!
- Links to the music store from your music library
There is an improvement to the smart playlist functionality- Playlists can now be based on other playlists with the selector "Playlist - is/is not." Thanks adam for catching this! As adam puts it, "This opens up worlds of possibilities." He's right.
For a limited time, Apple is giving away free downloads from artists who have played a role in helping the store- Foo Fighters, Avril Lavigne, Courtney Love, Annie Lennox, Jane’s Addiction, Counting Crows, Renee Fleming and Nelly Furtado.