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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.

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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

Music Collector (Windows)

v16.1.2: Better webcam scanning implemented

December 15th, 2015


Fixed:

  • Improved Webcam functionality for Webcam Barcode scanning:
    • Sometimes starting the webcam feature would hang the program
    • Some webcams didn’t show any video
    • A JPEG error could be thrown for some webcams
  • Add Automatically: when you didn’t want to move an album from your wish list into your collection, it wasn’t possible.

Music Collector (Windows)

v16.1.1: Find Cover systems now all use Bing Image Search

December 3rd, 2015


Find Image Online tool now uses Bing Image Search

The Find Image Online tool previously used Google Images to find images.

However, it turns out that on December 1, Google terminated the free Google Image Search API
that we were using, causing our Find Image Online functionality to stop working.

Google provides a new paid version of the Search API, but it is limited to max 10K searches per day.
With the amount of customers we have, we need at least 20K daily searches (600K per month!) 🙁

The solution: Switch to BING!

Microsoft also offers a paid Bing Image Search API and this one has no limits.
Or, to be more precise, they let us pay more for higher limits.

We immediately went to work and updated all our Windows and Mac programs
to use Bing Images for the Find Image Online tool instead.
Obviously, this generates considerable extra monthly costs (well over US $1,000),
but we have decided that we will NOT pass on these extra costs to our customers.

So here it is: the new Find Image Online, powered by Bing. Enjoy!

Fixed:

  • Freezes at start up for some users, caused by the webcam detection.

Music Collector (Windows)

v16.0.3: Got rid of some Access Violation errors

December 1st, 2015


Fixed:

  • Access Violation when starting the program after a fresh installation.
  • Access Violation when closing the program.
Music Collector (Windows)

v16.0.2: Delete Orphan Images now also works on Links/Local Files

November 30th, 2015


Fixed:

  • Delete Orphan Images tools didn’t account for images linked in the Links / Local Files tab.
Music Collector (Windows)

v16.0.1: Music Collector V16: Quicksilver

November 30th, 2015

Webcam barcode scanning

Use your webcam as a barcode scanner, to add or find CDs by barcode.

  • Scan barcodes with your webcam
    Just use the live camera view to point your webcam at a barcode
    and let our software detect the barcode that is in view.
  • Use the webcam scanner to add CDs by barcode
    Pop-up the scan window and scan CD barcodes,
    either using Direct Search or scanning into the Queue.
  • Or use it in the main screen to find albums by barcode
    Scan a CD barcode while in the main screen,
    to quickly search your local database by barcode.
  • Works best with auto-focus or manual-focus webcams
    Fixed focus cameras will not work well (or at all).


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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