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Friday, 18 Aug 2017

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Better Late than Never

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I am now releasing Maian Media 1.5.6 that is now compatible with Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5.  Users are strongly encouraged to upgrade as future development will now be based off of this version.   2011 was a year of changes for me. I took a 9 month hiatus from development, support and music to focus on my business and personal life.  In that time Joomla went through 3 major releases.  It took a lot of time to get this to work in all version of Joomla and I hope that Joomla will slow down a bit because it puts a big burden on developers to keep up with there ever changing framework.  From now on I will try to keep new features independent of Joomla’s API as much as possible.  It becomes to much of a headache later one.
Now that I have released a new version of Maian Media I decided to decrease the Silver Renewal fee from $25.00 to only $5.00 dollars.  Once you login go to and click on the Are Times - Silver Subscription link to renew your subscription.  Marc Wolf of has provided a template that works with the zoo framework.  If you are not already a silver subscriber please consider becoming one to help support development.  The only way this software can get better is with your support.
Since I first converted this script from Maian Music 1.2 it has taken on a life of it’s own.  Thanks to all that have given my component a fair shot.  I do admit that in the past there have been some flaws but I am working to correct those as time goes and build upon this component so that it become a framework within it’s self.  My whole purpose of creating this component is to give the power back to the people who make the music.  For too long artist have not had the ability to control all aspects of how their music gets out to the masses.  It is my hope that with your support I can increase the visibility of this system and change Are Times to a music portal where people will be able to find independent artist and support them directly.
So what’s next?
Customizable Items - It won’t be for just music anymore.
HTML5 and the ability to create custom players
Expanding on the Template framework
Falbell flash script integration 
If you are upgrading and created a custom template you will need to make the following change to your template.
displayItemPage($data, $link)
has been changed to
displayDownloadItemPage($data, $link)
displayItemPage will be reserved for the new Items feature.  If you have questions or comments you can shoot me a message on my contact form.  Consider making a donation or purchasing a silver subscription if you need support.