Please remember to email us of any
problems you may find!
Note: version numbering is interrupted as:
(ie. Major.Minor.Build) Just because the build is a higher count does not mean that every build was released for download. It is just an identifier for the development team indicating the compiled build of the application.
August 02, 2015 v5.6.15
Finished the custom popups. While using the app myself I ran into
things (behavioral) that I would like to be more user friendly. Like grid functions
including adding the popup to 'goto' selected time, mode for
right click draging to reorder grid.
Added keyboard strikes for pausing (space and p keys along with Ctrl+P and Alt+P).
Added video preview window allowing you to 'look ahead or behind' to jump
to video position (like YouTube and other web based video players ...very cool).
Fixed or Enhanced anything else I found.
July 10, 2015 v5.6.0 - June 01, 2015 v5.5.6
Just working on our custom popup menus.
Added Auto Sizing for widths when the caption is larger
than the menu width. Tweaked functionality in a few
May 27, 2015 v5.5.5
We have been working on an inherent problem with Microsoft's
Visual Basic 6 development platform. The Problem: Using ActiveX Controls can
cause an error message on exiting the program. This is not a bug in our program
but a known documented issue with VB6 and ActiveX Controls. Thought you may
(or may not) get this error it is a completely non-threatening error. In fact there
is a windows setting that can eliminate the message altogether. We are working on the
shortcut or popup menus and have removed yet another 3rd party ActiveX Control. Our goal is
to eliminate any possible issue when using 3rd party controls and replace them with
internal code. Actually, our menu system is much better looking! We will continue to
work this problem until it is totally gone, even if we have to rewrite the application
with a different development platform. We are heading there but still must support
our existing software.
May 12, 2015 v5.5.01
Ok, a bunch happened. All of which surrounded
the video player and its integration. The old engine
was a third party tool that worked well but synchronization
was a problem. Also, the code involved in its
implementation was ridiculous. When they finally fixed
it (after 5 years) they wanted an exorbitant amount to 're-buy' the tool. So we
set out to create a better video player tool. This resulted in a
fantastic player with unlimited ability to add more features and
video/audio filters. Also, we built in karaoke (.cdg) playability
directly into the control. The overall process reduced CPU usage
by about 50%. Oh, and integration takes only a few lines of code!
Along with the player improvements we addressed compatibility
issues with Window 7/8. Some future advancements will probably see
the removal of the bookmark section as the loop section actually
duplicates that functionality. Simply double click the loop pair
without the loop enabled and you have the same functionality as a
bookmark! We also made assorted tweaks in usability.
May 16, 2014 v5.0.4
Fixed problem with Save/Load features.
May 11, 2014 v5.0.0
Re-Release with completely redesigned interface.
Much better CPU usage and greatly improved Audio/Video synchronization.
Audio delay is now a true delay of Directshow time stamps. However,
the delay is not really that necessary anymore. You will find perfect
synchronization all the way down to around 55% to 60% tempo reduction.
Clean and rich visual experience with all of the features of its
predecessor; New screen handling with full window video play or true
full screen; All necessary controls can be found on the Full window
screen so you can load N4N Video Player full window or in normal mode
for access to all of the 'lesson' controls. Removed the uncommonly used
skins to reduce footprint size. Evaluation period is now 30 seconds of
full featured use; New pricing, and more enhancements, including complete
re-haul of all the PIE Products controls. Now you will experience very
smooth sliders buttons and dials offering a great end-user experience.
The only thing not available at this time is drag-and-drop video play
(which we are working on now!). This release is a must have. We have even
knocked the price down to allow any and everybody the opportunity to afford
to use Note4Note Video Player. Please remember to give us feedback via the
new Feedback form. The icon can be found at the top right hand side of the
Aug 29, 2013 v4.3.38
Fixed double click in Windows Explorer, associated
media should open now;
Aug 02, 2013 v4.3.24
Modified the Loop List to enlarge when not showing
the Audio Peeks; functionality tweaks in the loop/bookmark list;
May 14, 2013 v4.3.10
Continued CPU optimization; a few minor fixes;
May 5, 2013 v4.2.6
Revamped Karaoke CDG Playback Engine greatly
reducing CPU usage.
April 29, 2013 v4.1.1
Fixed "double-play" on loop. Previously when
looping you would hear a short repeat in the audio as it was switching
to the start of the loop point. Fixed reported problems with the Loop
Point and Bookmark Grids. The text was being cut off. Now the columns
are resized to fit the narrowest text. Optimized selected code.
April 24, 2013 v4.1.0
Fixed problems with the Application Setup page
relating to setup defaults; added PIE Lesson File default folder
for storing .plf files; added zip/unzip files to the installation
script for playing zipped CDG files; The changes were not critical
for operation, however, we found them important enough to increment
the minor version number.
April 22, 2013 v4.0.0
Roll out of Major Release Version v4.0. Updated
the Loop Point and Bookmark feature for much better manual control.
Entry of points is much easier and faster to build your Lesson Files.
Added a utility to convert v3 Lessons files to v4 format. You will find
it on the Misc. Tab of the Application Setup form. The user interface was
modified to accommodate the new changes. We tried to keep it as close
as possible, however, the command buttons for application features had
to be changed from Icon/Text to just Icon based. Hover your mouse for
tool tips on each button's functionality, Note: Soon the applications
skin features will be removed unless enough current users send an email
stating that they use the functionality;
March 3, 2013 v3.0.33
Fixed bug in Play List; Fixed install script
problems on some machines;
August 20, 2012 v3.0.31
Fixed install problem with registration of
MSADODC.ocx component. Created a work-around for CDG Not Found
error on some systems (this is a MS Platform snafu!) Please
remember to notify us of bugs or problems. Your help is appreciated
Late 2012 v3.0.0
Roll out of Major Release Version 3.0
January 14, 2011 v2.7.0
Very minor corrections of a few quirky hourglass
items. Optimized a few more procedures. Prepared for the change over
to V3.0. CDG is on the way in the first roll out!
January 03, 2011 v2.6.0
Burned the candle at both ends and the middle!!!
We continued working on code optimization and application load time.
Re-designed the option screens and gave complete flexibility on what
elements of the interface to apply when loading (Skin, Wallpaper,
Buttons, Caption Colors, or even Windows Standard Interface). Load
time was dramatically reduced using the Default Scheme as opposed to
setting complete custom skin and color schemes. Now you can select to
use the Windows Standard Interface and even turn off all of the
interface elements. This gives users with older or slower computers
the ability to use N4NP without bogging down their PC. Not to mention
the even more dramatic load time reduction. The Standard Interface is
not necessarily pretty, it is very "stripped down" but the decrease in
load time is nice if you absolutely need the app to load at optimal
speeds. Of course, you can even mix modes per say... i.e., Standard
Interface with or without custom skins. Or if you're happy with the cool
Default look and feel of N4N, then by all means use it! These changes were
made to enhance N4N's usability for a bigger audience while putting more
flexibility in the end-user's hands..
November 05, 2010 v2.5.0
Burned the candle at both ends this time! This is
a fairly major update. Optimized code and dramatically decreased
load time for both custom and default styles. Load time has been
cut in half! We were going to add a feature to skip the splash screen
for registered users. However, because N4N needs a bit of load time
to accomplish its very cool feats of video/audio processing, the
additional splash screen time is now fairly negligible compared to
the needed total loading time. Therefore, we decided to leave it in.
As a reminder, we have been working on and will be rolling out new
features very soon. Plans are: additional video processing and learning
enhancement features including the ability to play Karaoke files for
playback with the lyrics. So, if you purchase N4NP it is a good idea
to buy the unlimited update license. This will allow you to update to
the latest version without additional cost for life!
November 02, 2010 v2.1.8
Fixed support for opening audio files on some systems.
October, 2010 v2.1.0
Began separating some of the option screens to make
room for new features and options. Also, N4NP has many capabilities
to open files in multiple ways. We have begun the process of
incorporating these methods into intelligent processing modules.
This makes room now and in the future for better processing of Audio
and Video files. We will also be working on opening CD audio tracks.
So keep checking for new options that should be available in the
September 8, 2010 v2.0.0
Cleaned up a few behaviors. The reason for the Major
update is largely due to instituting a purchase policy that allows
customer to buy their license which includes FREE Lifetime Updates.
Customers with a previous version can download this version as a
free update. However, in the future, major updates with new features
will have an upgrade price attached to them if you do not purchase the
Lifetime Update license. Note: We will continue to update Note4Note
Player and there are plans ahead to add additional video processing
and learning enhancement features.
July 27, 2010 v1.1.31
Added file association capability. Now you can set
associations to double click a file type and open Note4Note Player to play
the file. Note: Remember, you must install the proper file codecs to play
file extensions not included in the Microsoft codec media series.
May 17, 2010 v1.1.0
Added controls for Audio Delay, Tempo Change and Loop
Points on the full screen floating media controls. This allows greater
control of the media while in full screen mode.
April 18, 2010 v1.0.72
Fixed a critical error with the player when you try to open a file that
is not supported or the codec is just not installed on the system. This seemed to pertain to the play list. However, in theory, it should have crashed the app even when trying to open one file at a time.
There was no real reason to test for that ahead of time... we just fixed it. Read the Getting Started Guide to find information on the installation of codecs. Also tweaked the slider for the media current position (sort of cleaned up its behavior a bit).
April 14, 2010 v1.0.70
Fixed one tool tip on the full screen mode media controls... Yes, I am
that particular! You let me know, I'll fix it!
April 10, 2010 v1.0.69
Very, very, very minor changes to play list....
fixes that you would not even see or notice. We try very hard to account
for contingencies that are not normally encountered to ensure the best
possible product. ...Might add that these changes were after hours of
play-time and testing.
April 09, 2010 v1.0.67
v1.0.66 Added Play List capabilities; v1.0.67 -
oops!, fixed current song position snafu that was caused by play list.
v1.0.0 thru v 1.0.65
Minor changes, tweaks and or fixes
March 2010 Released