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Music Collector (macOS)

v16.0.1: Music Collector V16: Quicksilver

February 17th, 2016

New view for the main screen: Card View

Next to List View, Images View and Cover Flow, we have added a Card View, a multi-column view with little info cards for each album, showing the main album details and a small cover thumbnail.

Delete Orphaned Images

Clean up your hard-disk by deleting all unused cover images and thumbnails.

  • This tool scans your configured Images Folder or database container to find all images
    that are not linked to your current database file.

  • Browse the list of found orphaned images in List or Images View.
    Check thoroughly to make sure these can all be deleted.

  • Finally, use the red “Delete Selected Images” button,
    and all “checked” images will be removed from your computer.

WARNING: Do NOT use this tool if you have multiple databases !!!!

Enhanced database Backup and Restore system

Keep multiple time-stamped backups and easily restore them.

  • The software now keeps multiple time-stamped database backups of data,
    saved inside your Backup folder as “[yourdatabasename].mucp[timestamp] [# of items] Albums”.

  • Use the new “Backup Folder” option in Music Collector / Preferences / Folders to set your Backup folder location.
  • Use the new “Number of Days” setting in Music Collector / Preferences / Backup to select
    how many days of backups you want to keep. Older files are automatically pruned.

  • Use the Tools / Maintenance / Restore Database submenu to easily restore a backup.
    Restored backups are copied back inside your MUCP database file.

Upon conversion of the database, the software will move all old format backups from inside the database file to the Backup Folder that has been set in Music Collector / Preferences / Folders, making the database file a lot smaller in size.

New QuickSilver template, new QuickSilver Shelves for Images View


  • “Out of memory” crashes after using the program for a few hours.
  • Main screen sort order was not preserved when using Edit in List feature.
  • Add Music Files: Crash when clicking the Scan button a second time.
  • 2 Panels / Image View / Alphabet Bar : sometimes the edit screen wouldn’t open.
  • Sorting on numeric fields: empty values were not sorted correctly.
  • Yosemite only: Export to Text screen didn’t open.
  • Add Auto: Edit After Adding: values in Pick Lists were not saved
  • Add Auto/Update: Include Core Links preference was not working.
  • Preferences, Filename Parsing screen crashed.

Recent changes

Faster and better results when adding albums by Artist/Title February 13th, 2018 v17.0.5: Fixed a bug with the Quick Search and Alphabet bar September 21st, 2017 v17.0.4: Now compatible with macOS 10.13 “High Sierra” September 21st, 2017 v17.0.3: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields March 22nd, 2017 Now live: Better Discogs searching March 16th, 2017 v17.0.2: Some quick v17 fixes March 8th, 2017 V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup! March 7th, 2017 v16.1.9: Fixed a bug in exporting XML February 2nd, 2017 v16.1.8: Improved Edit Screen and Templates and more January 17th, 2017 v16.1.7: Maintenance build January 3rd, 2017 v16.1.6: Fixed a size problem for columns December 22nd, 2016 v16.1.5: Fixed a crash in the statistics panel December 1st, 2016 v16.1.4: Fixed a crash on startup November 23rd, 2016 v16.1.3: Improved the Trial Edition flow November 22nd, 2016 v16.1.2: Fixed scrolling issues in some fields November 2nd, 2016 v16.1.1: Added personal track list syncing to CLZ Cloud October 24th, 2016 v16.0.9: Fixed “Check for Updates” on Sierra and more September 19th, 2016 v16.0.8: Maintenance build June 21st, 2016 v16.0.7: Maintenance build May 24th, 2016 v16.0.6: Added a new menu option and some fixes May 3rd, 2016 v16.0.5: Some fixes for the Add Automatically screen April 5th, 2016 v16.0.4: Maintenance build March 22nd, 2016 v16.0.3: Added menu item for Card View March 7th, 2016 v16.0.2: Fixed a crash in List View February 17th, 2016 v16.0.1: Music Collector V16: Quicksilver February 17th, 2016