WorkAudioBook for Windows
Audiobook Player for Language Learners
How to use the application
Where to get audiobooks
Playback speed is added. A few small UI tweaks.
MP3 decoding is reverted to older Windows decoder due to inaccurate positioning. Waveform of the last MP3 is now cached to speed up application start up.
MP3 decoding and playback are updated to more modern Windows decoder. Algorithm of calculating waveform is updated, it is now more accurate, but slower. Support of Windows XP and .NET Framework 2.0 are dropped. Now minimum requirements are Windows Vista and .NET Framework 3.5.
WorkAudioBook for Windows has become a paid program. The limit of free of charge usage is set up to 10 minutes per day (only audio playback time is taken into account). "Settings" form is updated to accept License Code and license Activation Code.
Playback of recording from a microphone. "Repeat phrase" setting is added for "Play Nonstop" mode. "Move only around bookmarks" mode is improved.
Subtitles Editor: import from clipboard and bookmarks is improved. A few bugs are fixed.
Subtitles Editor: import from clipboard and bookmarks is added. A few bugs are fixed.
Bookmarks and grades, repetition of difficult fragments, writing practice.
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Folder support is added: "Open Folder with MP3 Files..." command in "Open" menu; "Next File", "Previous File" and "Playlist..." commands in "Go" menu; "Repeat mode" setting. Bigger font sizes are now available in subtitles, notes, etc.
Additional subtitles, Notes, Writing practice, Words for study, Auto-repeat of phrase and file.
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A few improvements for subtitles functionality, several bugs related to subtitles are fixed.
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Support of subtitles and many more.
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A few bugs are fixed
Algorithm of phrase selection was improved + a few minor changes.
First publicly available version
What is new
Additional subtitles. Now you can simultaneously open subtitles in the language you are studying and your native language.
Notes for Folder and File. Here you can write out your favorite quotes, interesting idioms of a foreign language, list of characters in a book. It is convenient to copy a text of a corresponding chapter into "Notes for File", if this audio file has no subtitles.
Writing Practice. This is just a text box, where you can type what you hear. Application doesn't check correctness - you evaluate a result yourself by comparing your version with the subtitle or text file.
Words for Study. You can gather a list of words that you want to repeat later, then import them in Anki application.
Subtitles Editor. New functions: Shift time, Increase / decrease selection till punctuation, Edit source text
Previous Phrase and Next Phrase buttons are now enabled during playback.
Phrase auto-repeat mode button.
File auto-repeat setting.
Play Nonstop and Play Selected were changed places to match Android app.
Several bugs were fixed.
Setting "Height of subtitles view panel" is added.
Ability to select encoding for subtitles file is added.
"Close Subtitles File" menu item is added.
Several bugs related to subtitles are fixed.
Using of subtitles. More info at page
Creating of subtitles. More info at page
"Creating of Subtitles"
List of recently opened files in "Open" button.
Progress and navigation bar above waveform.
New setting: "Minimum phrase length".
Autopauses in "Play Nonstop" mode. New settings: "In Play Nonstop mode, pause between phrases" and "Show pause progress bar".
Russian localization of UI. New setting: "UI Language".
Command line parameter to specify file to open. Integration into Windows File Explorer.
Issue with big fonts mode in Windows is fixed.