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Now live: Better Discogs searching

March 16th, 2017

Great news for vinyl collectors: our web-developers Joe and Robbert have revised and improved our Discogs search mechanisms, to give you more up-to-date Discogs data and more images.

What’s new in Music Collector’s Discogs support?

  1. Earlier monthly updates of our Discogs mirror
    As you may know, we run our own mirror of the Discogs database (for performance reasons), which is updated monthly with their monthly full database dump.
    We have now optimized the import tool that we use for this, meaning that we can now have our mirror updated the day after Discogs releases their dump (around the 5th of the month).
  2. Now search Discogs LIVE by Catalog Nr
    Did you purchase a new album that is on Discogs, but not in our mirror yet? Then in the Add Auto screen, just search by Catalog Nr. This will make our search engine check our mirror first, then if it’s not found, it will search the live Discogs database through their API. Of course, the retrieved entries are then added to our mirror.
  3. All Discogs entries are now updated weekly
    For all entries that *are* in our mirror, our search engine now checks for updates once a week. Making sure you always get the freshest Discogs data and images.

  4. Discogs cover images are now downloaded again!
    The downloading of Discogs images had been disabled for quite a while, because their servers couldn’t copy with the load, causing time-out errors. But it seems they have upgraded their servers, so we have enabled the cover image downloading again.
    And: to keep the load on Discogs servers as low as possible we are caching the images on our own server, giving you faster image downloads for popular albums.

These changes are all server-side, no update of your Music Collector software needed. You don’t even need the latest version to benefit from these improvements, any old version will do 🙂

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