Monday, March 10

VR Stream version 1.2 released!

Greetings. I received the following email notofication from HumanWare regarding version 1.2 for the Stream. Note that when you go through the update process, if you normally use a 16 GB SDHC card, perform the update using a card either 8 GB or less. I found out the hard way that the Stream doesn't currently recognize the larger cards. Nothing happened, aside from my own anxiety before I realized what the issue was. Anyway, enjoy and happy Stream-ing!

Dear Victor Reader Stream Customer:

HumanWare has released the latest Stream software version 1.2.18. This is a free software upgrade that can be downloaded and installed on your Stream.
To download the software visit:

Select the link to download the new software version 1.2.18. On the same page, you will also find a What's New document describing installation procedures
and listing all the features of the new version. Among the new features you will find the following:

- Support of NIMAS text books in United States
- Support of System Access Mobile from Serotek Corporation (
- Go To Time feature for non-structured audio books and recorded audio notes
- Faster data transfer rate when the Stream is connected to the computer with the USB cable
- Increased volume on the built-in speaker
- Bass and treble control for music
- Control over announcement of music folder and file names
- An optional built-in SD formatting utility should your SD card ever require reformatting

Please refer to the What's New document on the Stream page for a complete description of all new features and improvements. An updated FAQ document (frequently
asked questions) can also be found on the web page. It provides answers to frequently asked questions about Audible, battery,, CNIB, NLS,
Recording, RFB&D, SD cards, and Serotek.

With this announcement, version 1.2 is available in English and Norwegian. As other version 1.2 languages become available they will be posted on the same
download page. Currently, the previous version 1.1.15 software is available in Dutch, German, French, and Swedish.

We are also working on a second English U.S. male voice (Tom) and a U.K. male voice (Daniel). These will be posted as alternate version 1.2 software downloads
as soon as possible. We will announce their availability on this News Wire.

The next Stream software release project will start soon and is intended to provide support for WMA and BRF. We are also planning an update to the Stream
Companion software.

HumanWare values your continued support of the Victor Reader Stream. We remain committed to existing and future customers to make the Stream the most powerful,
flexible, and enjoyable product used for listening to books, computer files, and music.

Thank you,
The HumanWare Team

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:00 PM

    That is interesting since I myself performed the update with an a-data 16 sd gig card with no problems.