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Music Collector (Windows)

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
Music Collector (Windows)

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


Music Collector (Windows)

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


Music Collector (Windows)

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

Music Collector (Windows)

v16.3.5: Fixed an access violation error and more

July 7th, 2016


Fixed:

  • Export to HTML: access violation could occur in some cases when using a custom index template
  • Edit Screen: Checkbox List hints would sometimes not disappear
  • Main Screen: changing font size could make some screen elements disappear

Music Collector (Windows)

v16.3.4: More updates to the date fields and some fixes

July 1st, 2016


Changes

  • Date Fields: Year field’s position now also depends on system’s short date setting

Fixed:

  • Edit Screens:
    • Date fields didn’t clear their Month and Day values using next/previous when they weren’t filled in for the next/previous item
    • Delete key didn’t work in Month and Day fields to clear their values. Backspace did work normally.

Music Collector (Windows)

v16.3.3: Updated date fields and fixed a couple of bugs

June 30th, 2016


Changes

  • Date fields now have dropdowns for Month and Day. Order of Month and Day dropdown depends on system’s shortdate setting now

Fixed:

  • Edit Multiple: F8 in date fields didn’t clear them
  • Main Screen:
    • horizontal scrollbar was sometimes showing in folder tree when it shouldn’t
    • Cards View: scrolling using the mouse wheel wasn’t working properly
    • layout wasn’t always restored properly when quick filter panel was showing
  • Quick Filter Panel:
    • collection status filter wasn’t showing in filter description at bottom of the screen
    • Release Year filter couldn’t be set when Year list contained non-numerical values
      • Edit Album: Tracks table wasn’t following font size changes
      • Edit Track: Genre list was showing grey box when using “System” skin setting

Music Collector (Windows)

v16.3.2: Some fixes for the Edit / Add and Print screen

June 23rd, 2016


Fixed:

  • Edit Album: Index number was cleared after editing
  • Printing from the menu threw a “class TPageControl not found” error
  • Add Albums Automatically: the search queue was showing Catalog Number instead of Artist and Barcode was showing twice

Music Collector (Windows)

v16.3.1: New: Light, Dark and System skins and Quick Filter panel

June 22nd, 2016


NEW: Choose between Light, Dark or System skins

Yes, We’re getting rid of the gray!

Music Collector now comes with a skin system, which affects the look of all screens in the program,
main screen, edit screens, add auto-screen, sync screen etc.. even the settings screens.

We have designed two different skins for you to choose from: Light and Dark.
The third option “System” is basically the old pre-v16.3 look.

Read more


Music Collector (Windows)

v16.2.2: Improved Card View and quick search box

April 21st, 2016


Fixed:

  • Edit Album/Track: changing the instrument for a musician would mark all albums this musician appeared as “dirty”
  • Main Screen:
    • When composition composers weren’t filled in, the composer field would still show semicolons
    • Cards View: selection wasn’t always restored properly
    • Scrolling the Details View with the mouse wheel would scroll the list when the scroll bar reached the top
  • Quick search:
    • pasting text into quick search box didn’t show the clear button
    • Escape button will now clear quick search
  • Sync with Cloud: cancelling sync didn’t always work

Music Collector (Windows)

v16.2.1: Introducing: Card View for the main screen

February 16th, 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.

Fixed:

  • Add Automatically: right click menu didn’t popup when there were no results showing
  • Main Screen: After adding album through add/link digital files the bread crumb wasn’t updated.
  • Carbon + Quicksilver templates: musician images didn’t scale down to correct size
  • Linking Albums: disc number will be shown in the queue when linking multi disc albums

Music Collector (Windows)

v16.1.3: Improved loading backup files

December 22nd, 2015


Fixed:

  • Loading of backup.xml is now more robust

Recent changes

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 v16.3.5: Fixed an access violation error and more July 7th, 2016 v16.3.4: More updates to the date fields and some fixes July 1st, 2016 v16.3.3: Updated date fields and fixed a couple of bugs June 30th, 2016 v16.3.2: Some fixes for the Edit / Add and Print screen June 23rd, 2016 v16.3.1: New: Light, Dark and System skins and Quick Filter panel June 22nd, 2016 v16.2.2: Improved Card View and quick search box April 21st, 2016 v16.2.1: Introducing: Card View for the main screen February 16th, 2016 v16.1.3: Improved loading backup files December 22nd, 2015