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Music Collector (Windows)

v17.1.7: Fixed some issues in the Add from Core screen

October 11th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Add Albums from CLZ Core:
    • Add as multi-disc album would sometimes add extra discs due to unexpected behaviour of multiple selection in list.
    • Failed searches would remain in barcode queue but would not be visible in the list.
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v17.1.6: Fixed Access Violation in Add from CLZ Core screen

September 14th, 2017

Fixed

  • Add Albums from CLZ Core: Access Violation when adding several albums by barcode
Music Collector (Windows)

v17.1.5: Fixed an issue with checking/unchecking in Add Screen

September 14th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Add Albums from CLZ Core:
    • (un)checking an item in a selection would not (un)check all those items
    • horizontal scroll arrows were showing because the tabs didn’t fit in Light Skin
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v17.1.4: New icons for the Add from CLZ Core screen and fixes

August 24th, 2017

New:

  • Add Albums from CLZ Core: the 4 “Add by” tabs now have icons.

Fixed:

  • Add/Link Music Files:
    • Adding an album from music files will now leave the “Packaging” field empty instead of setting it from the Field Defaults.
    • Import from iTunes: Album notes’ first character was missing.
  • Edit Album: Links tab: When editing a local link, the “previous” button didn’t work.
  • After adding an album where a pick list item (such as an artist) was updated with new information, not all albums using that same artist were marked as “dirty” for syncing with CLZ Cloud.
  • Main Screen: Quick filter panel option “keep active” wasn’t applied directly after restarting software.

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v17.1.3: Various tweaks

July 20th, 2017

New:

  • New option for CLZ Barry: Auto-Connect. When enabled, the built-in Buddy for Barry automatically connects to the server when you start the program or open the Add screen.
  • The Expire Date of your Update Plan is now always visible in the lower right bottom of the main screen.
  • Add Albums from CLZ Core: when album isn’t found in Core by CD ID you can click a “report missing” result now instead of a popup always showing.

Fixed:

  • Edit Disc: rescanning the CD didn’t add all the scanned CD information
  • Add Albums from CLZ Core: When adding by CD ID, the screen didn’t close when option “Automatically close screen when search queue is empty” was checked.
Music Collector (Windows)

v17.1.2: New: right click menu in “Catalog Number” tab

July 14th, 2017

New:

  • Add Albums from CLZ Core: right click context menu for “Add by Catalog Number” results.

Fixed:

  • Add Albums from CLZ Core: adding an album would cause an Access Violation when option “Download genre data” was switched off.
Music Collector (Windows)

v17.1.1: A completely new Add Albums screen!

July 12th, 2017

Big changes today! The Add Albums Automatically screen has been completely re-designed, to make it both easier-to-use and easier-on-the-eye (and it’s now called “Add Albums from CLZ Core”):

  • A clear two-panel design: Search Results on the left, Preview on the right.
  • The Search Results now show cover images for every album.
  • Automatic Preview of selected result (no more double clicking).
  • Improved success rate on barcode searches for both CDs and vinyl!

See it in action:

Here’s the full list of improvements:

Read more


Music Collector (Windows)

v17.0.7: Fixed the “Update” button in the Edit Screen

April 26th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Edit Screen: clicking “Update” would cause an Access Violation
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v17.0.6: Fixed a “Cannot focus window” error.

April 25th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Edit Screen: switching tabs could throw a “Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window” error when the screen was still loading
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v17.0.5: Fixed an error and added new links to the What’s New page

April 13th, 2017

New:

  • Links to renew your update plan will now automatically log you into your account on the website.
  • Check for Updates: now has a link to the “What’s New” blog on our website.
  • My CLZ Account popup: now has a link to the “What’s New” blog on our website.

Fixed:

  • Edit Album/Edit Track: using ALT+N or ALT+P to navigate to Next or Previous Album/Track could throw a “Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window” error
Music Collector (Windows)

v17.0.4: Maintenance build with lots of fixes

April 10th, 2017

Fixed:

  • Quick Search Suggestions:
    • selecting an item from the suggestion list would sometimes do nothing with a grouping on more than one field active
    • clicking the “show all results for…” label after pasting a search string with the mouse didn’t always perform the search
  • Quick Search: “matches:” followed by nothing would result in a “regular expression required” error
  • Scaled images for thumbnails, CLZ Movie export, etc. are now saved without metadata for smaller file sizes and better performance
  • Main Screen:
    • Images Popup didn’t show box set covers
    • Nothing would show when switching to Cards view after applying the quick filters
    • Select random didn’t always work properly in a filtered list
  • Manage Pick Lists: deleting text from the search box would initiate “remove item”
  • Import from XML: price and value fields weren’t always imported correctly
  • Import from Text: fields were not properly imported when delimiter appeared in field value
  • Sync with Cloud: HTML in plot and notes fields didn’t always sync down properly
  • Editing/Adding Pick List items: it was possible to create duplicate items with identical Display Names
  • If a front cover has been attached to an album, “Read from file tags” would move it to the images folder
  • Edit Album:
    • list in “Fix Tracks” screen was showing information in the wrong columns
    • double clicking an item in the tracks list wasn’t taking “double-clicking…” option into account
  • Playing a subtrack from the Details View didn’t work
  • Main Screen: Composers would show for all levels (disc, header, track, subtrack) instead of only the highest when they were identical
  • User Defined Fields: adding a user defined field will now add it to the same group as the one currently selected
Music Collector (Windows)

v17.0.3: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields

March 16th, 2017

Search-As-You-Type for pick list fields

We’ve expanded the quick search box to now also allow “search-as-you-type” with suggestions for pick list fields.

How does it work?

In the quick search box top right of your screen you should see a “dropdown” button. Use this to select which field you wish to perform a search on. If “search-as-you-type” is available for that field, it will instantly work once you start typing in the box.

Example

You can now select the field “Artist” in the quick search box, start typing an artist name, and instantly see suggestions (based on what you typed) of artists you have in your database. Click on an artist to see all his/her albums!

Fixes in this version

We also fixed some issues with the program in this version:

  • Images Popup:
    • “size window to picture” showed image slightly smaller
    • .tiff images were not showing

Music Collector (Windows)

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.

Read more


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V17.0.2: New image popup method and updates to the quick search

February 16th, 2017

New:

  • Images popup now also supports “Size Picture to Window without stretching” option
  • Quick search: suggestions now also are shown when searching on “Title” field

Fixed:

  • Main Screen:
    • Quick Search: applying a filter could cause unexpected behaviour
  • Images Popup:
    • the status bar wasn’t always showing the right image path when opening
    • .bmp images were not showing
  • CueCat scanner wasn’t working properly any more

Music Collector (Windows)

V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup!

February 14th, 2017

Quick Search: Search-As-You-Type suggestions

Instantly find and select a particular album in your local database:

  • In the Quick Search box, just start typing the first few letters of the artist or title you are looking for.
  • While typing, a drop-down list will appear, showing the first five matching albums.
    (for most albums, it only takes 2 or 3 letters before it shows up.)
  • Once you see the one you were looking for, use the up/down keys to select it, then hit Enter.
  • The album will now be selected in your list, with the details showing in the Details Panel.

Read more


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16.4.4: Fixed crashes during Check for Update

January 4th, 2017


Fixed:

  • Crashes during Check for Update process
  • Edit Album: Some combobox functionality for “Vinyl Color” field didn’t work

Music Collector (Windows)

v16.4.3: Fixed an issue in tag reading and more

January 2nd, 2017

Fixed:

  • Tag reading music files: in rare cases some text tags like Artist and Title were not read properly because of different encoding
  • person grids: adding a person with a display name that existed multiple times, would sometimes save the wrong one
  • Templates: subtitle in details template is now on a separate line
  • Edit Album:
    • On User Defined Fields tab, “_[Add pick list item]_” didn’t work for comboboxes
    • Changing the role for a credit would mark all albums dirty where that person appeared instead of just the edited album
  • Manage Pick Lists: removing pick list items didn’t mark their corresponding albums as modified
  • Main Screen:
    • accelerator keys in main menu (like “ALT+F” for files menu) didn’t work
    • selection text at bottom of screen wasn’t always properly updated

Music Collector (Windows)

v16.4.2: Improvements to trial version and quick search

November 10th, 2016


New:

  • Quick search now also supports Regular Expressions. Enter “matches:” followed by regular expression in the quick search box.
  • Free Trial now has an information panel to show the user how to get started.
  • Trial Popup has been simplified to make it easier to pick one of the options.
  • The Trial Popup sometimes showed when it shouldn’t for existing users.

Fixed:

  • Export to CLZ Music: track lengths were not exported

Music Collector (Windows)

v16.4.1: CLZ Cloud: Your track lists and artist sort names now sync

October 24th, 2016


CLZ Cloud: Now stores and syncs *your* track lists

  • The CLZ Cloud system now supports the storing and syncing of track lists.
    (previously, track lists were always shared from Core)

  • For each track, the CLZ Cloud now stores Title, Artist and Length.
  • Now store and sync your own customized track titles and artists.
  • Now store and sync track lists for unlinked albums (e.g. manually entered or imported).
  • NOTE: after updating your Music Collector software, ALL your albums will be flagged as CHANGED,
    so that they will be re-uploaded to the CLZ Cloud!

BTW: To sync track lists to the CLZ Music app, you need
version 4.2.4 for iOS or version 4.3.6 for Android! (both released today)

CLZ Cloud: Improved syncing of Artist Sort Names

  • Improved storing of Album Artists in the CLZ Cloud.
  • Now correctly sync Artist Sort Names to/from the mobile apps.
  • Fixed: difference in sorting between folder panel and album panel in the CLZ Cloud viewer.

Music Collector (Windows)

v16.3.11: Improved folder chooser for Add/Link Music Files screen

September 26th, 2016


Changes:

  • Add/Link Music Files: now uses a different dialog for choosing the folders to scan, that should be loading the folder structure faster

Music Collector (Windows)

v16.3.10: Export to XML is now more efficient and some fixes

September 13th, 2016


Fixed:

  • Export to XML is now capable of exporting large databases without “Out of Memory” errors, as it now writes the XML directly to hard disk. This is a bit slower though.
  • Sync with Cloud: Live and Rare fields were cleared when syncing down from the cloud
  • Add/Modify Filter: “Contains” filters were always case insensitive even when “case sensitive” was checked
  • Edit Multiple: F8 didn’t clear price values

Music Collector (Windows)

v16.3.9: Fixed “Handle is invalid” error that could pop up

August 17th, 2016


Fixed:

  • Program could throw a “Handle is invalid” error after multiple edits

Music Collector (Windows)

v16.3.8: Maintenance build with improvements to the main screen and more

August 16th, 2016


Fixed:

  • Main Screen:
    • The folder tree was wrapping the values in the list
    • A double hint was showing for the thumbnail slider to resize thumbnails in Images View
  • When working offline, closing the program could cause Access Violations
  • User Defined Fields: values of check box lists were not loaded correctly in some cases

Music Collector (Windows)

v16.3.7: Improvements to Cloud Syncing, Edit Album screen and Dark Skin

August 8th, 2016


Improvements:

  • Cloud Syncing: Now does up to 5 retries when a sync action fails because of a temporary connection problem.
  • Edit Album: Improved “search as you type” behaviour of search boxes for adding artists, composers, etc…
  • Dark Skin: active window now has a light grey border, making it stand out more when windows overlap.

Fixed:

  • Screen started to “flicker” after leaving the program inactive for a few minutes.
  • Add Automatically: adding a checked result would sometimes uncheck a result from another search in the queue.
  • Main Screen / Two Panel Mode: selection status text would sometimes show an invalid text when no albums were showing in the list.
  • Edit Multiple: F8 to clear didn’t work for memo fields like Plot and Notes.

Music Collector (Windows)

v16.3.6: Some fixes for the Edit Album screen

July 19th, 2016


Fixed:

  • Edit Album:
    • Changing collection status sometimes would uncheck a radiobutton but not check the selected one
    • Previous/Next/Ok could mess up data when the edit screen was still loading
  • Add/Link Albums: in rare occasions the program could crash

Recent changes

v17.1.7: Fixed some issues in the Add from Core screen October 11th, 2017 v17.1.6: Fixed Access Violation in Add from CLZ Core screen September 14th, 2017 v17.1.5: Fixed an issue with checking/unchecking in Add Screen September 14th, 2017 v17.1.4: New icons for the Add from CLZ Core screen and fixes August 24th, 2017 v17.1.3: Various tweaks July 20th, 2017 v17.1.2: New: right click menu in “Catalog Number” tab July 14th, 2017 v17.1.1: A completely new Add Albums screen! July 12th, 2017 v17.0.7: Fixed the “Update” button in the Edit Screen April 26th, 2017 v17.0.6: Fixed a “Cannot focus window” error. April 25th, 2017 v17.0.5: Fixed an error and added new links to the What’s New page April 13th, 2017 v17.0.4: Maintenance build with lots of fixes April 10th, 2017 v17.0.3: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields March 16th, 2017 Now live: Better Discogs searching March 16th, 2017 V17.0.2: New image popup method and updates to the quick search February 16th, 2017 V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup! February 14th, 2017 16.4.4: Fixed crashes during Check for Update January 4th, 2017 v16.4.3: Fixed an issue in tag reading and more January 2nd, 2017 v16.4.2: Improvements to trial version and quick search November 10th, 2016 v16.4.1: CLZ Cloud: Your track lists and artist sort names now sync October 24th, 2016 v16.3.11: Improved folder chooser for Add/Link Music Files screen September 26th, 2016 v16.3.10: Export to XML is now more efficient and some fixes September 13th, 2016 v16.3.9: Fixed “Handle is invalid” error that could pop up August 17th, 2016 v16.3.8: Maintenance build with improvements to the main screen and more August 16th, 2016 v16.3.7: Improvements to Cloud Syncing, Edit Album screen and Dark Skin August 8th, 2016 v16.3.6: Some fixes for the Edit Album screen July 19th, 2016