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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:

Add by CD ID improvements

  • CD ID Queue and Search Results are now integrated into one list.
  • Insert a CD and click “Read CD” to add it to your queue and instantly search it.
  • CD-IDs that are added to the queue instantly show artist, title, #tracks and a cover image.
  • Use the “Auto read” toggle on the right to swith the automatic CD reading On or OFF.
  • Automatic Preview of selected result (no more double clicking).
  • Your CD-ID not recognized by our Core?

    Then the Submit to Core site will pop-up AND will now automatically log you in with your CLZ Account. After submitting the CD details (artist, title, track titles, etc..), repeat your CD-ID search to immediately download your submitted data to your own database.

  • You did get Core results, but they do not include your specific CD?

    (should be rare but can happen for single-track CDs).
    Then Choose “Add this album anyway” (last entry in the list) to add a CD entry to your database that at least contains the track list with track lengths (and possible CD-TEXT data) that were read from the disc.

Add by Artist/Title improvements

  • Automatic Preview of selected result (no more double clicking).
  • Right click the results list to sort by Artist, Title, #tracks, Length, Release Date or Format.
  • Right click the result to filter by Format.
  • Can’t find your album? Choose “Add this album anyway” (last entry in the list).

Add by Barcode improvements

  • Highly improved success rate on barcode searches:
    • Many more CDs are now recognized by barcode.
    • NEW: Now also find vinyl records by barcode!
    • Barcode still not recognized? Then use the new “Missing Barcode” popup to either find the CD by inserting the actual disc OR to find the vinyl record by Artist/Title.

      This will let you 1: add the album to your database anyway, AND 2: help improve our Core by adding the barcode to the selected Core album.
  • Barcode Queue and Search Results are now integrated into one list.
  • Scan or type a barcode and press “Search CLZ Core” to add it to your queue and instantly search it.
  • Barcodes added to the queue instantly show artist, title, #tracks and a cover image.
  • Use “Add [x] albums” on the bottom left to add all albums.
  • Use “Add [album title]” on the bottom right to add the selected album only.
  • To remove a barcode from the queue either
    • Right click the queue to delete selected entries.
    • Hover your mouse over the cover image and click the small “remove” icon.
    • Press “delete” on your keyboard.
  • New: auto-connect for CLZ Barry.
    New option in CLZ Barry Settings screen (icon on top right): “Automatically connect on start up”.

Add by Catalog No improvements

  • Automatic Preview of selected result (no more double clicking).
  • Right click the results list to sort by Artist, Title, #tracks, Length, Release Date or Format.
  • Right click the result to filter by Format.
  • Can’t find your album? Choose “Add this album anyway” (last entry in the list).

Other changes

  • The Add button now pops up a small “Add to Collection” vs “Add to Wish List” menu.

    TIP: you can disable this using the “Adding to Collection/Wish List” option in “Tools > Options > Add/Update Albums from CLZ Core”.

  • Keyboard shortcuts:
    • ALT+A to add current selected result
    • ALT+C to add checked results (only in “by Barcode” tab)
  • Use the “hamburger menu” top right to:
    • Connect to CLZ Barry
    • Open the Webcam scanner
    • Find OPN-2001 or Flic scanner
    • Configure CLZ Core settings