Version 8 of the release publishing tools, officially known as Caster is available at http://caster.plaympe.com is the most significant update to the Play MPE service in more than 9 years, this release offers critical benefits including:
- Anywhere, anytime, accessibility.
Fully browser-based, providing access to both Macs and PCs, designed to
be translation-ready into multiple languages, releases can be created
from anywhere, on any device, with nothing to install.
- Cutting release creation time in half. Fast and user-friendly, building a release streamlines our customer workflows, saving our customers and our staff time.
- Beautiful, impactful, effective releases. New powerful drag-and-drop email designer empowers quick creation of effective releases engaging their target audience providing greater value.
How do I use Caster?
Head to https://caster.plaympe.com and log in with your existing account that you use with the Play MPE Encoder Windows application (version 4).
All your labels and lists of recipients are being synchronized automatically for use in the version 8 tools.
Can I still use the Windows Play MPE Encoder application (version 4)?
Yes! We're very excited about the new
tools and will be focusing all our efforts to continue providing market
leading features and functionality on the version 8 platform going
forward. However, we are planning to fully support both versions at the
same time during a period of transition. As we move towards officially
removing support from version 4 we'll provide additional notification.
Can I get training on Play MPE Caster?
How come I can't see my version 4 releases in Caster?
To improve the performance and
feature-set of version 8 a clean start was required so all version 4
releases and assets will only be available in the version 4 tool. Reporting
will be the exception where the reporting pages in version 8 will show
all your releases from both tools combined in one place. Upcoming, we’ll
be adding a tool to copy over a release to version 8 if you need to
quickly resend an older release on the new tools.
Can I manage and update my old recipient lists in Caster?
By default, version 4 lists are synchronized for use on releases in version 8 but aren't available
for managing or updating automatically in version 8 as a list can only
be practically managed in one tool at a time. Once you and your team
are ready to move all your list management to version 8, reach out to Play MPE technical support and we will copy them over in the background for you.
Can I add labels and staff in Caster?
Yes! Staff management has been upgraded to be simpler to use and
understand. Label management is also now available - however labels will
be read only in version 8 while being synchronized from version 4. When
you're ready to edit and manage labels in version 8 contact Play MPE
technical support and we'll disable the synchronization of labels to
allow adding and editing new labels in version 8.
What's coming next for Caster?
Lots! We're very excited about the
potential to more quickly add features, enhance workflows and make using
Play MPE even easier to use on the version 8 platform. Next up, we
will be moving over the remaining workflows from version 4 - staff and
label management, bulk release assignment, custom HTML emails, and
additional list management features. In addition to all that we'll be
looking to quickly integrate small changes based on your feedback to
ensure the process for getting your music out to recipients is as easy
Many changes are on the way. Please send any feedback to email@example.com