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OtsAV DJ / OtsAV Radio / OtsAV TV Version 1.90.044

1.90.044 released on 31 July 2015.

Ots Labs is proud to announce the immediate availability of the OtsAV 1.90.044 maintenance release.

This update is free to all OtsAV DJ, OtsAV Radio and OtsAV TV 1.90-licensed users (including Pro-Classic+ licensed users).

For a limited time, Ots Labs is making available licenses (including upgrades) at a special rate. Please visit the OtsAV buy page to take advantage of the current offer.

(Please note that not all points apply to all license types.)

Windows 10 is here!

Today Ots Labs has released a maintenance update for all OtsAV editions, version 1.90.44, as an interim measure before our next feature release.

This update has been tested with and works well with Windows 10, including all video related features, on both desktops and tablets.

Even for non-Windows 10 users, the update contains significant performance improvements under the hood, particularly relevant for video. You may find that machines which previously were right on the verge of being able to handle a given internal resolution smoothly are now able to do so. Even for audio-only use, this version is faster and uses less resources - regardless of whether you're running Windows 10, 8/8.1, 7 or even XP. (Please take note that this update requires a processor with at least SSE2 support - pretty much any machine manufactured in the last decade will satisfy this, however if you're running a very old Athlon CPU, for example, you may not be able to successfully run the update.)

Concerning Windows XP, the next release for OtsAV will very likely be the last one supporting this old OS. If you haven't yet upgraded from XP we strongly suggest you do, even if only for the security benefits alone.

Although today's 1.90.44 release is not a feature release as such, it does contain an additional feature that will be of interest to tablet users who are playing video for their own enjoyment. While OtsAV is displaying fullscreen video, you can now swipe left, right, up and down to skip forward, back, or play and pause the current playlist. And as before, you can double-tap to escape from fullscreen mode. Although primarily intended for tablet users, these new gestures work with any touch screen regardless of whether the output is on the primary monitor or a secondary. In fact, even if you don't have a touch screen at all, you can still test the gestures with your mouse by left-click and dragging on the OtsAV fullscreen output.

To upgrade other licenses to OtsAV 1.90, please see our buy page here.

Read more about the Esperance / OtsAV 1.90-series of releases.

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Easier to use. More powerful. More fun. The all-new OtsAV, codenamed 'Esperance' - It's everything you've tasted, only better.

OtsAV DJ / OtsAV Radio / OtsAV TV Version 1.90.014/15

1.90.014 released on 21 July 2013.

Ots Labs is proud to announce the immediate availability of the OtsAV 1.90.014 maintenance release.

This update is free to all OtsAV DJ, OtsAV Radio and OtsAV TV 1.90-licensed users (including Pro-Classic+ licensed users).

(Please note that not all points apply to all license types.)

  • Full support for video overlay output on Windows 8 (previously OtsAV 1.90 was compatible with Windows 8, except for full-screen video overlay output). OtsAV now runs great on Windows 8 in all respects and we highly recommend it!
  • Ability to disable video overlay on primary display head by double-clicking the overlay, in addition to the previous method of pressing Escape (very useful on tablets!).
  • HD 1080p source content can now be played when the OtsAV internal video pipeline resolution is in SD mode - no need to bump it up to ED or higher just to play these videos.
  • Watermark and Titling video asset images can now be supplied as PNG files instead of Targa (.TGA) and may contain no alpha channel (transparency information) if full opacity is desired. PNG is now the preferred format (and will be found first if you have both a TGA and PNG present for a given asset class) as it is more widely supported and transparency is handled/interpreted with less ambiguity by third-party image processing tools.
  • Maximum number of images the Slideshow feature can simultaneously handle has been increased from around 16 thousand to 64,0000.
  • Slideshow now supports images with transparency (they are composed to background rather than alpha channel being ignored, as previously).
  • More direct access to categories in the Media Library tab. The Categories menu (drop-down button to the left of OMQL field) has been re-arranged to make accessing Categories faster. Additionally, you can press Ctrl+Q at any time the main OtsAV window has focus to directly access this menu, and then simply press the first letter of your desired category to select it (or cycle through them, if there are multiple beginning with that letter).
  • New "item roll-over" functionality for all lists, allowing access to pertinent information simply by hovering the mouse over the title or artist column of any item. This feature (which may be optionally disabled) is designed to be smooth and slick such that it does not get in your way nor require any additional mouse clicks, yet provides a wealth of info that was previously only available in the Album/Item Info dialog. If you use the Media Library item or album comment feature, you will especially love this.
  • Ability to position the rack area (decks, turntables, mixer and waveform display) at the bottom of the OtsAV main window rather than the top, which may suit some workflows better.
  • Higher contrast "dark on light" colour scheme option for tabs/lists area, which is more suitable for well-lit environments.
  • Ability to suppress display of the Karaoke tab in the tabs/lists area (for those users who are not concerned with Karaoke). Note: this does not disable the Karaoke list or any Karaoke functionality, but makes it less prominent (you can still right-click on an active tab to access a drop-down menu which will include all available lists for your product type).
  • Several fixes pertaining to non-English characters and searching/displaying items in the Media Library. Specifically, with the previous 1.90 version some users were unable to obtain positive search hits against their library when using certain non-English characters. Please note that depending on how your system is configured, you still may need to enter the correct case (upper/lower) of a given character in order for a hit to register (this is never necessary in OtsAV with English-alphabet characters).
  • The video ticker will now display many characters that were previously unavailable (not in the Western European code page). This functionality depends on your system being correctly configured and it should be noted that East Asian character sets are still not supported at this stage.
  • Other minor fixes/improvements.

To upgrade other licenses to OtsAV 1.90, please see our buy page here.

Read more about the Esperance / OtsAV 1.90-series of releases.

Download Options

IMPORTANT: You must already be a licensed user or the package will not work.

Continue to licensed version download page »  Continue to licensed version download page

How to Buy OtsAV »

The latest free OtsAV 30-Day Trial versions also contain most of the above features/enhancements.

Free OtsAV 30-Day Trial Download »

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