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Veranderingen voor v11.0.6 - v11.0.7

  • Fixed:
  • Import from MP3 collector would cause index out of bounds.
  • Notes weren't always correctly read from MP3 tags.
  • Options: it wasn't possible to change the User Files Folder using the browse button.
  • Edit album/track: adding a new musician would sometimes clear the instrument of the previous musician in the list.
  • Track View: length of selected tracks was showing total album lengths instead of individual tracks
  • Main Screen:
  • It was only possible to drag and drop multiple albums when dragging the top one of the selection.
  • Edit Multiple Tracks didn't refresh the tree in 2 panel mode.
  • Selection status in the status bar at the bottom would sometimes show wrong or no information.
  • Export to text: exported file was UTF8-encoded instead of Unicode.



Veranderingen voor v11.0.4 - v11.0.6

  • Fixed:
  • Add Automatically: "Add To Queue" button didn't work
  • CLZ Cloud account info (username/password) was not remembered correctly.
  • Virtual Shelves View: tweaked the size of thumbnails to make their heights consistent. (requires the re-generation of thumbnails, done automatically on start-up)
  • Templates:
  • Track list and Artist wasn't always showing nicely when composer was also filled in.
  • Conductor, Orchestra and Chorus were not showing
  • Import from other Collection: Compositions could be merged when names were identical.
  • Edit track/album:
  • Musicians with empty names or instruments could be repeated from the previous musician.
  • Edit Track:
  • Entering a new musician's name, then editing it right away wouldn't save the new value.



Veranderingen voor v11.0.3 - v11.0.4

  • Fixed:
  • Edit Album/Track:
  • Editing an Artist or Composer by typing in the combo box wouldn't save the value.
  • Dropdown boxes in Artist, Composer, Musicians and Credits grids could become very wide.
  • Track View: an Access Violation could occur after editing a track using "Edit Album".
  • Autocomplete didn't work for some field (Conductor, Composer in Composition screen)
  • Track: Invalid Class Typecast error would when using "next" or "previous"
  • Track: Remove credit wasn't immediately enabled after adding a credit.
  • Edit Multiple:
  • F8 didn't change the color for the Artist, Composer, Musicians and Credits boxes
  • Add/remove author buttons were not disabled after F8 in the Artist box. Same goes for Composer, Musicians and Credits
  • Tracks: No changes were made to the Genre field after checking/unchecking genres
  • Templates: Credits "show more" didn't show more of the same credit role.
  • Main Screen: "Submit Album To Core" button was disabled in Image View and Cover Flow
  • Export to CLZMusic: Catalog Number wasn't exported.
  • Update file tags from database: iTunes couldn't load the cover image from tags.



Veranderingen voor v10.3.2 - v11.0.3

  • Fixed:
  • Add Music Files: Import from iTunes XML didn't work
  • Export: It wasn't possible to print or export selected tracks in Track View.
  • Edit Album:
  • Adding a disc would cause an access violation.
  • Newly added musician or instrument would not show up when added with the ... button
  • Main Screen: the main list wouldn't refresh after "edit track".
  • Templates:
  • a Format without image would appear twice in the Metro template.
  • Purchase Store and Purchase Price were displayed twice.
  • Printing: printing a list wouldn't take the font size in account.
  • Fixed:
  • When converting a v10 database, the last name of some artists could disappear.
  • The styles of the Vee Ten template appeared under the Vee Eleven template too
  • Full Unicode support
  • Music Collector 11 now correctly handles special characters for non-English
  • languages, like Greek, Hebrew, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, etc..
  • Enter, copy/past or download special characters in any text field.
  • Special characters display correctly everywhere (tree, list, details ...).
  • Correctly export texts in any character set to Connect and the CLZ Music app.
  • Correctly read and write special characters to and from music file tags.
  • Mix characters sets (e.g. Hebrew + Russian) in 1 database without problems.
  • Use special characters for field names, saved fields, etc...
  • New Virtual Shelves look for Images View
  • The Images View in the main screen, you know, the one that shows the
  • cover image thumbnails, now includes Virtual Shelves.
  • Choose from 5 different looks:
  • Classic (No shelves)
  • Wood Light
  • Wood Dark
  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Improved toolbars and new "Collectorz Blue" icons everywhere
  • Improved placement of many main screen toolbar elements:
  • Big Search Box on the top right of the main toolbar,
  • with built-in "x" button to clear the box and return to "all albums".
  • Columns and Sort Order buttons are now located above the album list panel.
  • List / Images / Cover Flow tab-bar has been moved to the right.
  • Screen Layout selector is now at the bottom of the screen.
  • Folder Field selector is now a "real" button right above the folder panel.
  • New "A-Z / Z-A" button to toggle the order of folders in the folder panel. New "Collectorz Blue" look that is more consistent and easier on the eye:
  • New "Collectorz Blue" toolbar and tab-bar icons everywhere! Main screen toolbar, menus, Edit Album, Edit Lists, etc...
  • New "Collectorz Blue" folder icons in Folder Panel.
  • Cleaner default toolbar with just the main database features. (of course you can still customize your toolbar to have any icons you want)
  • Two new templates: Vee Eleven and Metro
  • For version 11, we created two new templates that bring different layouts, several color styles to choose from and some cool new features:
  • Large front cover image, that "flips" to show the back cover.
  • Fixed length Musicians and Credits lists for a cleaner layout.
  • Click "Show More" / "Show Less" links to expand/collapse full lists.
  • Redesigned track lists with more track details expanding after a click.
  • More intuitive behaviour of the main screen's tree and list panels
  • The "tree panel" has become the Folder Panel. This Folder Panel now always shows folders, and folders *only*.
  • The "list panel" on the right is now the Album List Panel. This Album List Panel always shows a list of *albums*, never folders. Advantages:
  • No more situations where the left and right panels show the same list.
  • The Images and Cover Flow view always show *album cover images* Which is what they are for. No more big ugly folder icons.
  • Selecting album(s) is *always* done in the Album List Panel. No more confusion about actions behaving differently depending on wether an album has been selected in the tree or the list.
  • Use the Folder Panel to *filter* the album list in the Album List Panel. E.g. select the Coldplay folder to make the Album List show your Coldplay albums.
  • Click the root/top folder to show *all* album. Select the top item in the folder tree to make the Album Panel show all albums in your collection. No need to switch to No Folders mode.
  • No Folders Mode? Then no Folder Panel. Don't want to use folders? No problem, switch to No Folders mode and the Folder Panel will disappear, resulting in a nice "Classic Mode" view.
  • New Two Panel Layouts, with merged Folder and Album Panels.
  • Two new optional layouts, with just 2 panels instead of 3:
  • Only two panels: Album List and Album Details, no Folder Panel.
  • Folders are "integrated" into the Album List as extra folder rows.
  • The Two Panel Layout is available in Horizontal and Vertical versions.
  • New Breadcrumb Bar at the top of the main screen:
  • Track where you are in your database and what the current selection is.
  • Quickly navigate up to higher folder levels or the "all albums" list.
  • New: Edit directly in the main screen album list
  • Easily make quick chances to your album entries, right in the main screen list. No need to open the Edit Album screen.
  • Use the Edit in List button (top right) to switch to "Edit Mode".
  • While in Edit Mode, just click a value in the album list to edit it.
  • Blue columns are editable, greyed out columns are not (for read-only fields like ID, Nr of Tracks, etc..)
  • Directly edit text fields (like Title), choose from a dropdown for picklist fields (like Format), use a checklist for multi-value fields (like Artist and Genre) or pick a date from a calendar for date fields.
  • Exit Edit Mode by clicking the same button again and the screen will refresh to reflect your changes (for instance, albums may move to a different folder when changing Artists, Genre, Formats, etc...)
  • New: Integrated support for our CLZ Barry wireless barcode scanner app.
  • When using CLZ Barry with Music Collector, you don't need the "Buddy for Barry" software anymore. In other words, Buddy is now integrated into Music Collector.
  • Connect with CLZ Barry right from Music Collector's main toolbar and from the Add Albums Automatically screen ("By Barcode" tab).
  • CLZ Barry is available for iPhone, iPad and Android. More information: http://www.clz.com/barry/
  • Improved batch-editing of "checkbox list" fields (like Genre, Studio, Extras, etc..)
  • Now use Edit Multiple to *add* a Genre/Studio value to all selected albums. Just check the value's checkbox, leaving other checkboxes as "Leave as is".
  • Also, remove Genre/Studio values from multiple albums, without touching other values. This is done by unchecking a value, leaving all others in "Leave as is" state.
  • New: Settings to control the main screen's "After Edit" behaviour
  • Choose from:
  • After Editing, follow the edited album. This will keep the edited album selected, even if the edit caused the album to move to a different folder (default behaviour).
  • After Editing, stay in the same folder. If this is selected, the selection will always stay in the same folder that you were in before the Edit action.
  • New for Music Files: Update Database from File Tags If you like to manage your music file meta tags using 3rd party software, this new command lets you periodically update your Music Collector database from these file tags. ( the command to do the reverse was already available )
  • New: Import from XML
  • This feature imports the XML format that is created by the Export to XML feature.
  • Export your data to an XML file.
  • Perform large or advanced modifications using 3rd party tools.
  • Import your data back into Music Collector with the new Import from XML feature.
  • WARNING: only use this feature if you know what you're doing. When in doubt, create a NEW empty Music Collector database first and import into that one.
  • Artist, Composer and Conductor fields now also use the shared "Person List" The shared person list was previously only used for all credits and musicians. Now the Artist, Composer and Conductor fields also share the same picklist.



Veranderingen voor v10.2.1 - v10.3.2

  • FIXED: Submit to Core menus and buttons were always disabled.
  • New: Improved cloud syncing features:
  • Music Collector now comes with FREE CLZ Cloud storage for all users (previously only for PRO edition users, previously called "Connect Sync & Share")
  • Log in to http://my.clz.com with your CLZ Account (previously called Connect account) to activate your free CLZ Cloud storage subscription for music data.
  • pload your collection data to the CLZ Cloud to
  • share it with friends and family
  • sync your data between devices (e.g. to iPhone and iPad) through the CLZ Cloud.
  • have a backup of your data
  • Music Collector now syncs custom images up to and down from the CLZ Cloud / Connect.
  • Downsync now downloads your custom cover images from the CLZ Cloud.
  • Use the "Upload Image" option in the CLZ Cloud menu or right-click menu to force the upload of your own custom cover images.
  • More fields are now synced up to and down from the CLZ Cloud:
  • Quantity
  • Country
  • Catalog Number
  • Label
  • (CLZ Music for iOS will be updated soon with the same changes, so that you can sync all of the above fields, plus custom images, to your iPhone and iPad)
  • Fixed:
  • Track level comments were not read properly and promoted to album level when the track comments were exactly the same for all tracks.
  • Just linking an album wouldn't link the disc



Veranderingen voor v10.1.3 - v10.2.1

  • New:
  • Compatibility with the upcoming CLZ Music 2.0 for iOS.
  • Fixed:
  • Add Album Automatically / Core: when barcode not found, the "Report to Core" button didn't take you to Core.
  • Updating a multi-disc album would sometimes cause duplicate discs.
  • Adding/Editing Composition: blank popup when warning about adding a duplicate.



Veranderingen voor v10.1.2 - v10.1.3

  • Fixed:
  • Add/Link Albums: "Index out of bounds" errors when adding or updating albums.
  • Sync up to Connect: Sort Title was never uploaded.
  • Submit to Core: When one of the discs in an album could not be submitted, the program refused to submit the entire album.



Veranderingen voor v10.1.1 - v10.1.2

  • Fixed:
  • - Edit Album: drag and drop didn't work in Tracks tab of Edit Album screen.
  • - Link Albums: the result list was behaving weird when selecting results
  • - Add/Link Music Files: drag and drop didn't work anymore.
  • - File tag reading: ID3v2 text tags in UTF-16 format didn't load properly



Veranderingen voor v10.0.3 - v10.1.1

  • New: Help improve our central online CD database with Collectorz.com Core
  • Report missing CDs: in Add Albums Automatically, when scanned CD is not found, you are now able to immediately add the CD to our central CD database. After adding it to Core, just repeat your CD-ID search to retrieve the data you entered for your local Music Collector database. (this replaces the old "CD not found, please provide Artist/Title" popup)
  • Report data errors: click the red "Report data error" in Add Automatically to report errors in our central data. Your error reports are queued and processed by our content managers as soon as possible.
  • Submit to Core: choose Submit to Core from the Connect menu or use the button in Edit Album to submit your local data to Core, to improve our central data. this replace the old "Edit / Submit to Collectorz.com" feature).
  • Improved handling of Comments/Notes data in MP3 files
  • Now supports ID3v2 comments in Unicode format (both UTF-8 and UTF-16)
  • Track level comments are now automatically promoted to album level when the track comments are exactly the same for all tracks.
  • Fixed:
  • Add Albums Automatically: Add All only added selected search.



Veranderingen voor v10.0.2 - v10.0.3

  • Problem generating playlists for tracks that are "inside" headers.
  • Add Automatically:
  • After filling in artist and title, then switching to barcode it wasn't possible to add or search barcodes any more.
  • After filling in the "Barcode not found popup" a "Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window" error appeared.
  • Various automatic "active entry box" issues.
  • Last used tab wasn't correctly saved and restored.
  • Add/Link Music Files
  • Import from iTunes: some files with more than one escaped characters (like '&') in the filepath failed to import.
  • Update File Links: Local File type was missing from File Type dropdown.
  • Options / Images: Folder option for list item images was missing.



Veranderingen voor v10 Build 1 - v10.0.2

  • Added:
  • New setting in Tools / Options / Images to automatically use the front cover as the backdrop in the Details Panel when no specific BackDrop is set.
  • Fixed:
  • Add/Link Music Files:
  • Import from iTunes Library: Range check error with large xml files
  • Linking music files to an existing album could overwrite track data
  • Details View:
  • Backdrops with a single quote (') in the filepath wouldn't show
  • Uses full front cover image now instead of thumbnail image, resulting in a sharper cover image.
  • Cover Flow:
  • Right click context menu was missing
  • Double clicking a track would cause a "Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window" error
  • Format icons: icons for digital files formats like flac, mp3, etc. weren't resolved properly on startup
  • Add Automatically: focus for "by CD ID" tab wasn't restored when reopening.



Veranderingen voor v9.3.3 - v10 Build 1

  • Improved Add/Link Music Files screen
  • New tab "Import iTunes XML": an alternative for scanning folders. Export your iTunes Library to XML, including all meta data and import it directly. Afterwards, you can use the same Adding/Linking capabilities to add/link the found music files to your Music Collector database.
  • Improved Scan Folder tab: scanning your music folders for *newfiles (files not linked to your database yet), is now *muchfaster.
  • When linking music files to existing albums, it now uses all available meta-tag information, plus it fills all applicable album level fields.
  • Improved Update File Links screen
  • Update/repair your file links (e.g. after moving files) with the redesigned Update File Links screen (in Tools / Maintenance)
  • Simplified user interface, just use either the Automatic or the Manual button to indicate the new file locations, then click Update to "make it so".
  • The "Automatic" system is now more intelligent in dealing with non-unique filenames. It now also uses the containing folder names for matching.
  • New "Manual" method for just replacing the old base folder with a new one.
  • New "File Type" filter
  • New: Cover Flow view
  • The Cover Flow is a 3rd viewing option in the main screen, next to List and Images.
  • Browse through your books by cover image, in a cool looking 3D image browser.
  • New: Backdrop support
  • Set Backdrop images (manually) in the Edit Album screen. Use the Find Backdrop Online screen to easily find suitable background images.
  • Backdrop images are used as the background in the new V10 template.
  • New: Format and Country icons, plus customizable images for other list items.
  • Set your own image for any list item, e.g. for Genres, Artists...
  • Set a 16x16 image that will appear in the tree and list on main screen.
  • Set a larger template image for use in Details View templates.
  • Music Collector now comes with many included pick list images that are automatically used in the tree, list and Details Panel templates, for:
  • Formats
  • Countries
  • Re-Designed Loan Manager
  • Complete re-design of the Loan Manager screen.
  • Two panel design with separate Outstanding Loans and Loan History panels.
  • The new Loan Manager is now the central place to return *andloan CDs. Use the switch at the top to switch between separate Loan and Return modes.
  • Over-due books are clearly indicated at the top and in red.
  • Improved barcode scanner support:
  • Scanners can now be used to return and loan CDs.
  • Batch scanning support (e.g. with the OPN-2001, Flic or CLZ Barry).
  • Automatic overdue notifications when starting Music Collector.
  • New: Support for CD Box Sets:
  • Use the Box Set field to combine multiple CDs in a Box Set group.
  • Add additional information at the Box Set level, e.g. set a box set image, barcode, notes, purchase date, condition, etc...
  • Box Set information will show up in the special box set panel at the top of the new Details View templates.
  • Improved Add Albums Automatically screen:
  • The 3 different Add methods (by CD-ID, by Artist/Title and by Barcode) are now split over 3 tabs, resulting in a cleaner and simpler layout.
  • When using Add Anyway, the CD Scan result is used for the created album.
  • When using Edit Search Criteria, the CD Scan results are now preserved.
  • Improved Edit Album screen
  • Better layout:
  • The main personal fields (status, index, quantity, rating) are now in a "sticky" panel at the bottom, which is available on all tabs.
  • Wider entry boxes for Composition, Conductor, Orchestra and Chorus.
  • New calendar tool for easier entry of date fields, plus an easy button to set a date field to today's date.
  • New V10 templates for Details View and Add Auto Preview
  • Formats and Countries are now shown with images (see above)
  • New Box Set panel at the top showing box level information (see above)
  • V10 template is available in 8 styles: Blue, Black, White and Orange, all with Kacey or Logo background
  • Main screen: After editing an item, the list's scroll position is now restored exactly to where it was before the edit action.
  • New startup "splash" screen featuring Kacey



Veranderingen voor v9.3.2 - v9.3.3

  • Templates: Tracks below headers couldn't be played from the details view
  • Fast mouse clicks in the main screen could hang the program
  • Details view template: track position was at wrong location
  • Synchronize with Music Collector Connect: albums with multiple artists could falsely cause mismatches
  • Invalid characters in XML could cause export to CLZ Music to fail



Veranderingen voor v9.3.1 - v9.3.2

  • Added:
  • New installer system
  • CD Trustee Import: Artist First Name, Artist Last Name and Artist The fields are now imported. When all are empty the Artist Sort Name will be imported.
  • Fixed:
  • It wasn't possible to play a header audio file
  • Some audio file links weren't properly exported



Veranderingen voor v9.2.6 - v9.3.1

  • Added:
  • Import from CD Trustee CSV format
  • Fixed:
  • Add Albums Automatically:
  • Preview wasn't showing properly when a user template was active in main screen's details view
  • Scanning in multi-disc albums still could result in "Already in queue" message
  • When the track artist is equal to the album artist the track artist will be left empty
  • Statistisc:
  • Stats weren't refreshed when changing databases
  • Printing of statistics wasn't showing the title
  • View in 3D settings wasn't stored
  • Printing:
  • Rating wasn't printed
  • Edit Album:
  • Subtrack composer wasn't showing in track list
  • .flv now recognized as movie



Veranderingen voor v9.2.5 - v9.2.6

  • Main Screen Stats:
  • 3D View of stats view wasn't showing properly
  • Switching between track view and album view wasn't regenerating the stats
  • Synchronize with Music Collector Connect: some user databases resulted in "Format '%d' incompatible with argument" errors.
  • Templates:
  • Images header was too small



Veranderingen voor v9.2.3 - v9.2.5

  • Fixed:
  • A debug version was released instead of a release version causing errors like "cannot create d:\test2.html"
  • Pie Charts: Several changes to avoid overlapping labels
  • Cosmetic: one line labels, longer label "legs", smaller margins, etc..
  • Grouping: Pie parts smaller than 3% are now added to the "Other" pie part
  • Export to CLZ Music mobile apps:
  • Better error handling for exporting over Wi-Fi
  • Included direct FAQ links for each specific problem that may occur
  • Sync with Connect:
  • New: "Update Details" button that pops up a report of the reasons why entries are listed as Updates. This should help to resolve problems with entries that keep popping up as Updates.
  • Fixed:
  • Details View: Link to lyrics file wasn't working



Veranderingen voor v9.2.2 - v9.2.3

  • Improved: Stats in main screen
  • "Pie Chart" and "Bar Chart" tabs are now integrated into one "Statistics" tab.
  • New: Lock button to lock tab to "Details" (for users who don't like the stats).
  • Statistics screen is now fully integrated in main screen, including all view settings (field selection, pie/bar, sorting, color style, 3D, print).
  • New: Lock button to lock field and pie/bar to your favorite settings.
  • "old" Tools / Statistics screen is replaced by Tools / Database Totals.
  • Fixed:
  • Edit Album / Track List did not adhere to font size changes.
  • Field lists: Two rating fields were showing
  • Edit Multiple: editing multiple albums would always clear the rating
  • Templates:
  • Right click menu in details view was missing "Find Cover" option
  • Playing a disc in a multi-disc album would always play the first disc
  • Some layout issues with the compact classic template
  • Add Automatically:
  • Scanning in multi-disc albums could result in "Already in queue" message
  • Find Cover: Selected cover image wouldn't show in Preview panel
  • The space bar can now be used to check or uncheck a result
  • Synchronize with Music Collector Connect:
  • Line breaks in Plots did not sync correctly (also resulting in the same albums appearing as updates with every sync)
  • Artist sort names weren't synchronized for updates.
  • Add Music Files:
  • Improved sorting of files in "Add Music Files As New Album" and "Link Music Files To Existing Albums" screens
  • Some .wav files weren't scanned properly
  • When adding music files to existing albums track times were overwritten



Veranderingen voor v9.2.1 - v9.2.2

  • Fixed:
  • FreedbID was cleared when linking
  • Opening a database created with a version prior to v7 resulted in an error
  • Options Screen: "Show Collection Status indicator in list" check box had disappeared
  • Add Automatically: added albums weren't always linked
  • Synchronize with Music Collector Connect: synchronization could change the order of discs in multi-disc albums



Veranderingen voor v9.1.7 - v9.2.1

  • New: Synchronize with Music Collector Connect:
  • What is Music Collector Connect? See http://connect.collectorz.com/music
  • Use the new Connect / Synchronize menu to upload your collection to Music Collector Connect and host your collection on Collectorz.com servers
  • Then share your collection with friends, by just giving them a web-link
  • Browse your online collection from any online mobile device, including iPhone, iPod touch, Blackberry, Nokia phones, PDAs, etc..
  • Manage your collection (add or edit albums) using just a web-browser, from any Windows, Mac or Linux computer.
  • Download changes you made online back to your local Music Collector database.
  • Sign up for a trial account here: http://connect.collectorz.com/music/freetrial
  • New: Find Cover Image screen
  • Find missing cover images online and add them to your database with just a few clicks. The screen shows results from Google Images, based on artist, title and barcode.
  • Easily tweak the Google search keywords yourself using Artist, Title and barcode checkboxes. (sometimes removing the barcode from the search gives better results).
  • Built-in Crop tool to remove unwanted borders.
  • Get to the Find Cover Image screen :
  • by clicking the new "No Cover" placeholder image in Details View
  • right from Preview in the Add Albums Automatically screen, when no cover is found in the Collectorz.com online music database.
  • from the right-click menu on any album entry in the main screen
  • from the Images tab in the Edit Album screen
  • New: Collection Statistics integrated in main screen
  • When no album is selected, the Details View panel now shows collection statistics based on the current Folder field (e.g. by Artist, or by Genre).
  • Switch between Bar Chart or Pie Chart (or Album Details) with tabs on the right
  • Navigate to a folder (e.g. Artist = "Rolling Stone") by clicking on a bar or pie part
  • Open Statistics screen by clicking the new "More Stats" button
  • Improved Statistics screen
  • Improved look of all charts
  • View Stats as Bar Chart or Pie Chart
  • Choose from 8 different color sets
  • Toggle 3D View On/Off
  • View settings (Color, 3D) are automatically applied to main screen charts
  • New toolbar icons
  • Improved Wish List functionality
  • Quickly check your Wish List using tabs at the bottom of the main screen: All / Collection / Wish List
  • Add albums to your Wish List right from the Add Albums Automatically screen
  • Right click an album to "Move to Wish List" / "Move to Collection"
  • Edit Album: clearer separation of Collection Status values into "Collection" and "Wish List" groups
  • Updated terminology for the Collection Status values
  • Revamped icons for all Collection Status values
  • Improved My Rating functionality
  • Redesigned rating stars
  • Click My Rating stars in Details View to modify rating in a small pop up
  • Group albums into My Rating folders on main screen
  • Edit Album: My Rating slider is now on Main tab
  • Improved Images View in main screen
  • Removal of titles under images results in cleaner layout (titles are still shown on mouse-over)
  • Reduced spacing between image thumbs
  • New placeholder image for albums without cover images
  • New placeholder image for albums with a missing thumbnail image
  • Improved: Export to CLZ Music:
  • Now supports CLZ Music HD app for iPad (app coming soon)
  • Now supports CLZ Music app for Android (app coming soon)
  • New: Export to File option, for transferring data to the mobile app over USB. (Currently only supported in the iPad and Android apps. Of course, the upcoming update for the CLZ Music iPhone app will support it too).
  • New setting:
  • Tools / Options / Auto-Select first album in list
  • Fixed:
  • Add Automatically: CD-TEXT/CDPlayer.ini results were always used *and* given priority, even when not selected. Not anymore...
  • Font size problems in Details View when using IE9 beta



Veranderingen voor v9.1.6 - v9.1.7

  • Fixes related to the new Details View rendering:
  • Access Violations after adding or editing albums



Veranderingen voor v9.1.4 - v9.1.5

  • Fixed:
  • Add/Link Music Files: In some situations, each found music file would be put into a separate album
  • Add Albums Automatically:
  • Add as Multi-Disc Album button only worked after searching all queue items
  • Access Violations after failed barcode searches
  • Edit Track: Track length could not be higher than 99:99
  • Printing: Single Long List option did not work
  • Link Music Files To Existing Album: rearranging tracks by drag and drop wasn't working properly
  • New:
  • The Details View panel is now rendered using an embedded Internet Explorer control.



Veranderingen voor v9.1.3 - v9.1.4

  • Add Albums Automatically: For exact match search results (on CD-ID or barcode) the single result is now automatically checked, selected and previewed.
  • Add/Link Music Files:
  • Improved automatic grouping of files into albums, especially for situations where multiple albums are in the same folder.
  • Further improvements to the performance of folder scanning



Veranderingen voor v9.1.2 - v9.1.3

  • Add Automatically:
  • Clearer indication of front and back cover in the covers column of search results
  • Fixed:
  • error "Class TDropFileTarget not found" could occur on some places like adding/editing loan info or links
  • Failed barcode searches: after scanning the CD and submitting the popup could keep appearing



Veranderingen voor v9.0.4 - v9.1.1

  • Adding / Linking Music Files:
  • Re-design of Add/Link Music Files screen:
  • Automatic grouping of found music files in into albums
  • Modify album grouping by dragging/dropping files
  • Add multiple (or all) found albums in in one go
  • Use checkboxes to select which albums to add (or use Select All box)
  • Re-order files by dragging and dropping
  • Choose Link Selection to link to an existing album in your database
  • New Expand All / Collapse All buttons to expand / collapse album tree
  • Sort the album list by clicking the column headers
  • Optimized performance of file scanning and screen refreshes
  • Direct access to Filename Parsing settings (yellow gears button top right)
  • Full support for .M4A files
  • Read M4A meta tags (inc cover art) and file info (size, bitrate, length, etc...)
  • Update M4A meta tags from database information
  • Improved support for cover images in ID3v2 tags (now also supports updating)
  • Fixed: When adding music files, the Disc title wasn't filled in
  • Add Albums Automatically:
  • New "Format" column in list of search results
  • New pop-up for failed barcode searches, requesting the full Artist and Title information for our online database. Help us recognize more barcodes.
  • Search Settings: new "Include Links" setting to select which web-links you want included in your album entries (select from five Amazon sites)
  • Fixed: Multiple errors and "hangs" that could occur when navigating the lists very quickly, especially while the program was searching.
  • Fixed: The automatic selection of the first search results could cause updates to the Artist/Title of your search queue entry.
  • Fixed:
  • Export to iPhone: problems detecting your device, after updating Bonjour
  • Edit lists: When switching language the Persons List's name wasn't translated properly



Veranderingen voor v9.0.3 - v9.0.4

  • Added:
  • Add Albums Automatically: Search results can now be sorted
  • Re-scanning a CD is now possible using Re-Scan CD button in Edit Disc screen.
  • Fixed:
  • Add Albums Automatically:
  • When adding, the result of the CD scan (track lengths, CDTEXT and/or CDPlayer.ini data) was not used, only downloaded data was used.
  • Add as Multi-Disc album didn't open Edit Album screen when "edit album after add" was checked
  • Add as Multi-Disc album caused skipping of Index numbers
  • Edit Search Criteria could result in "List Index out of Bounds" error.
  • Update Albums Automatically
  • Help, Settings, Close and Check Connection buttons were not visible.
  • Scan CD command didn't work in some cases.
  • Caption wasn't consistently called "Update Albums Automatically"
  • When updating or linking a multi-disc album it would always update or link the first disc only.
  • Auto Capitalization was re-applied on existing data.
  • Edit Album:
  • Link Music Files: In some cases, files were missing from the file list.
  • Writing File Tags: progress bar could disappear behind main window.
  • Writing File Tags: Changed or added values were not written to file tags.
  • Scanning barcodes caused strange behaviour after using next or previous
  • When adding a playlist file by using the "Add PlayList" button and then allow automatic linking of the music files, the full filepath was missing.
  • Add/Link Music Files:
  • Mouse wheel scrolling didn't work on music files list
  • Hide Linked Files didn't work correctly in some cases.
  • Scan Folder: progress bar could disappear behind main window.
  • Improved the initial order of files for multi-disc albums
  • Track indexes of [no file] entries wasn't numbering correctly.
  • Writing File Tags:
  • Album level Conductor and Orchestra values were not written to tags
  • Album Artist field wasn't written to ID3v2 TPE2 field
  • Main Screen:
  • Sorting and filtering on Clz AlbumID and Clz Disc ID fields did not work.
  • Export to ListPro : Genre was listed in the Artist column.
  • Export to iPod Notes : Genre folder were used instead of Artist folders.



Veranderingen voor v9.0.2 - v9.0.3

  • Add Albums automatically:
  • CDTEXT and CDPlayer.ini results are now visible in the Queue, the Search Result list and the Preview Panel.
  • It is now possible to add the scan result without searching online, or when the online search returned no results.
  • Added Alt+A keyboard shortcut for Auto Scan checkbox.
  • Edit Search Criteria could give a "List index out of bounds error"
  • Search settings: Player.ini and CDTEXT checkboxes didn't work.
  • Rare server error when searching for CDs
  • Edit Album:
  • Tracks tab: Play icon not showing for subtracks
  • Tracks tab: Audio files could not be dropped on subtracks
  • Links tab: errors when dropping files or folders other than playlist files
  • Vee Nine Compact template did not show track artists



Veranderingen voor v9.0.1 - v9.0.2

  • Vee Nine template:
  • Added new Play button at the Disc level
  • Added new "White" style, with black text on a while background
  • Improved the display of Header entries in the track table
  • Export to HTML: changed font sizes to better match the View template
  • Export to HMTL: Layout now displays correctly in Chrome and Opera.
  • Fixed: Play All button did not work on configurations with non-default User Files Folder.
  • Fixed: Play All button did not show up when all tracks were under Header items.
  • Add / Link Music Files screen:
  • New "Hide Linked Files" checkbox to make the File list only show music files that are not linked to your database yet.
  • New Title Search box for finding an existing album more easily. This search box is automatically filled based on the selected music files.
  • Music File Tag, Header & Filename reading:
  • Now reads Album Artist from the TPE2 field in ID3v2 tags (commonly used this way by iTunes, Windows Media Player and other taggers).
  • Parsing meta-data from Folder Name and Filename can now be switched off in Tools / Options / Filename Parsing.
  • Fixed: In Tools/Options/Filename Parsing, the up/down buttons did not work
  • Fixed: Artist data from ID3v2 TPE2 field was put in Orchestra field.
  • Fixed: Rating wasn't read from tags correctly.
  • Fixed: File Access Denied error when on read-only files (e.g. on CD or DVD)
  • Link Music Files To Existing Album:
  • New: When there are fewer music files than album tracks, the file list will have extra dummy "no file" entries that you can move between actual files. Useful when your set of music files for the album is not complete.
  • Fixed: Re-Ordering Files had no effect on the actual track linking.
  • Fixed: When linking files to multi-disc albums, the files were only linked or added to the first disc.
  • Fixed: Incorrect linking on albums with Header entries.
  • Fixed: vertical scrollbar of album track listing did not work.
  • Fixed: Artist and Title labels at the top were too narrow for translations.
  • Edit Album: The automatic file linking when adding a Playlist on the Links tab is now optional (confirmation message).
  • Add Music Files As New Album:
  • Fixed: Re-Ordering Files had no effect on the actual track order
  • Fixed: In some cases, the file list did now display the artist anymore
  • Fixed: Artist and Title labels at the top were too narrow for translations.
  • Add Automatically:
  • Search Queue did not display the found Artist and Title after successful CDID or Barcode search.
  • "List Index out of Bounds" error when using Add Anyway with a Filter active in the main screen.
  • In some cases, barcode searches returned too many results
  • Amazon entries without tracks resulted in an Album with no discs either.
  • Editing Albums and Tracks
  • Edit Album: Confusing behaviour when batch editing personal ratings.
  • Edit Album: Read/Write Tags buttons were disabled when all audio files were linked to tracks under Header entries.
  • Edit Album/Track: First add/edit action on Credits was very slow.
  • Edit Track: Performance problems for tracks with linked audio files.
  • Edit Track: Refresh button for Lyrics files was misaligned.
  • Other fixes:
  • Main Screen: empty Columns and Sort Order pop ups in some situations.
  • Barcode scanners needed to be "initialized" each time the program starts.



Veranderingen voor v8.7.1 - v9.0.1

  • Catalog and Tag music files (MP3, WMA, FLAC, APE, OGG, etc..):
  • New "Add / Link Music Files" screen, that lets you:
  • - Choose then Scan a Folder with Music Files
  • - Add selected Music Files as a new Album in your database, automatically using meta-tag data (including ID3v2 cover images).
  • - or: Link selected Music Files to an existing album in your database
  • New "Update File Tags" command to update meta-tags (e.g. ID3) in batch, using data and images from your Music Collector database
  • Edit Album / Tracks tab:
  • - Drag & Drop music files on tracks to link as Music File
  • - Drag & Drop playlist files to link all files to tracks automatically
  • New Play commands in menu, on toolbar and in Details View (template), for playing tracks and albums.
  • Supported audio formats: MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis, APE, Flac and WAV.
  • Supported tag formats: ID3v1, ID3v2, Vorbis, WMA and APE
  • Improved Add Albums Automatically screen:
  • Search Results from Collectorz.com and Amazon are now presented in one optimized list, nicely ordered by relevancy and quality.
  • Results are automatically merged where possible, e.g. enriching a Collectorz.com result with an Amazon cover, or adding Collectorz.com track lengths to Amazon results.
  • The new screen makes it much easier and quicker to add albums, and thus replaces both the Wizard and Advanced Mode screen: Just search, select the best result from the list (usually at the top), then click Add.
  • Hide / Show Search Queue button to switch between "Search Now" and "Add to Queue" mode.
  • Select and add multiple results from one search result. (e.g.: search for "Metallica", select 5 CDs and click Add to "Add 'Em All").
  • Edit searches in Queue with new Edit Search Criteria screen (right-click menu). This replaces the confusing Update in Queue system.
  • New "Add Anyway" button to add an album anyway when no results are found, automatically using the Barcode or Artist, Title you already entered.
  • New multi-column Search Results panel, with separate Artist, Title, #Tracks and Cover Yes/No columns.
  • Search by barcode or TOC: after searching, the top (and best) search result is now automatically selected, checked and shown in the Preview Panel, so you only have to hit Add Checked to add the album to your database.
  • Queue Mode: You can now double-click a queue entry to "Search Selected"
  • Search Queue can now be sorted by clicking the column headers
  • Improved Collectorz.com source:
  • Now searches Amazon automatically, server-side, adding matching Amazon entries to the search results, ordering the full list by relevancy and quality.
  • Search by CDID: Collectorz.com result will automatically be "enriched" with cover image and data from matching Amazon result. Amazon results will automatically be completed with track lengths from Collectorz.com entry.
  • Search by Barcode: results from Collectorz.com and Amazon will automatically be merged into one result with full data, track lengths and cover image.
  • Search by Author/Title: Improved results because of better "fuzzy matching" and by ordering results based on how close they match your search criteria.
  • New "Vee Nine" Template for Details View and Export to HTML
  • Improved layout
  • Larger cover images
  • Full width track listing
  • New Play buttons per track
  • New big Play button to play the entire album
  • New look for rating stars
  • 3 cool looking styles (Blue, Black, Orange)
  • New "Vee Nine Compact" Template for Preview Panel in Add Automatically screen
  • Fixed:
  • Personal Ratings are now consistent with other Collectorz.com software (1-10)
  • Export to Clz Music for iPhone / iPod Touch: Update didn't work in some cases and could result in an incorrect collection on the device



Veranderingen voor v8.6.1 - v8.7.1

  • Export to Clz Music for iPhone / iPod Touch:
  • Support for Clz Music 1.1
  • New "Update" option, for exporting updates only (as opposed to exporting the entire database every time)
  • New "Intended Changes" screen for viewing and selecting updates.
  • Extra exported data:
  • - Catalog Number
  • - Notes
  • Fixed: in some cases updates of cover images didn't get exported.
  • Fixed:
  • Printing: loaner email and address values weren't printed



Veranderingen voor v8.5.1 - v8.6.1

  • Export to iPhone / iPod Touch
  • Browse your music collection on your iPhone or iPod Touch with the new Clz Music app
  • Available in Apple AppStore for $9.99 (search the AppStore for "clz music")
  • Use File | Export to iPhone / iPod Touch to transfer your data to the Clz Music app (Requires Wi-Fi connection on your iPhone or iPod Touch, connecting to the same local network (LAN) that your Windows computer is in.)
  • Fixed:
  • Various problems when using the CueCat in "Search Now" mode
  • Templates: Personal templates weren't restored correctly causing the application to show no template at all
  • Print Screen: track composition wasn't printed
  • Add Albums Automatically: it is now possible to add duplicate multi-disc albums using the already existing "Add as Multi-Disc Album" functionality
  • Languages:
  • Added updated German language support, thanks Klaus Elsbernd!



Veranderingen voor v8.4.2 - v8.5.1

  • Screen Fonts:
  • Music Collector screens look much better, because they now use the Windows system font (Segui on Vista, Tahoma on XP)
  • Don't like it? Then use Tools/ Options / Screen Font to choose your own font for all screens.
  • Want larger fonts for your lists? Just use Ctrl-PLUS and Ctrl-MINUS to increase/decrease the main screen font size (or View / Font Size).
  • Fixed:
  • Opticon scanner was not detected correctly on some systems
  • Templates:
  • Music Collector 8 Details template wasn't showing background when composition was filled in
  • Music Collector 8 Details Grey template: search term hilite was black on black
  • Edit Album:
  • Duplicate entries in lookup list weren't handled properly
  • Languages:
  • Added updated German language support, thanks Klaus Elsbernd!



Veranderingen voor v8.4.1 - v8.4.2

  • Fixed:
  • Import from MP3 Collector caused an Access Violation



Veranderingen voor v8.3.1 - v8.4.1

  • Printing:
  • New Print screen with improved layout, making it more logical and easier to use, especially when printing simple lists
  • Improved support for barcode scanners
  • Added support for the Opticon OPN-2001 laser scanner
  • Improved support for the Microvision Flic laser scanner
  • Improved support for the CueCat scanner
  • Fixed:
  • Filter screen and presets were not available in read-only mode
  • Artist First Letter was not showing properly in exports and printed reports
  • Add Automatically: "Update Query From Result" could cause an Access Violation in some cases



Veranderingen voor v8.2.2 - v8.3.1

  • Standard vs Pro: these features are now PRO-only: (all owners of a v8 Standard license will get a FREE Pro Upgrade)
  • Filter screen
  • Saving Column, Sort Order and Folder field sets
  • Statistics screen
  • Changing Field Names
  • User Defined Fields
  • User Defined Credit Roles
  • Fixed:
  • Main Screen: Clearing the quick search would apply current filter instead of not filtering at all
  • Filter Screen: An Anywhere condition could cause an Access Violation in some cases



Veranderingen voor v8.1.3 - v8.2.2

  • New Screen Layout setting, offering six different layout configurations of tree, list and details panel. Horizontal Split, Vertical Split, Full Width Details, Full Height Tree, Full Height Details, Simple Layout (hides tree automatically)
  • Format can now also be set at the Disc level
  • Albums and Tracks Composer fields now automatically inherit Composition.Composer values
  • Storage Device information can now be added as a column in Album lists
  • Fixed:
  • Import from CDPLAYER.INI: index and defaults weren't assigned correctly to imported albums
  • Edit Album: Track couldn't be dragged in front of a header when the header was the first in the track list
  • Templates: Composers / Artists with URLs didn't always show a clickable link. Personal Rating was not using half-star indications



Veranderingen voor v8.1.2 - v8.1.3

  • Changes:
  • several Centurion support improvements
  • Fixed:
  • Edit Album:
  • - the several price entry boxes looked different from other entry boxes
  • - Tracks Tab: Tracks following a header were skipping a position
  • - Editing multiple tracks only allowed for track items instead of tracks and headers
  • Print screen:
  • - Printing caused a "Field id 85 has no XML tagname" error when the 'Album.Tags' field was one of the columns to be printed
  • - Print (preview) was looking messed up with MuC 8 template
  • CueCat support:
  • - EAN-13 barcodes weren't scanned properly
  • - some barcodes were generated with a wrong check digit
  • Add Automatically:
  • - Price data was still downloaded
  • Filter:
  • - Filtering on the instrument field gave empty results most of the time
  • - Filter settings weren't saved to User Files Folder setting location but to the MyDocuments folder although they were loaded from the specified location



Veranderingen voor v8.1.1 - v8.1.2

  • Changes:
  • several Centurion support improvements
  • Fixed:
  • Edit Album:
  • - the several price entry boxes looked different from other entry boxes
  • - Tracks Tab: Tracks following a header were skipping a position
  • - Editing multiple tracks only allowed for track items instead of tracks and headers
  • Print screen:
  • - Printing caused a "Field id 85 has no XML tagname" error when the 'Album.Tags' field was one of the columns to be printed
  • - Print (preview) was looking messed up with MuC 8 template
  • CueCat support:
  • - EAN-13 barcodes weren't scanned properly
  • - some barcodes were generated with a wrong check digit
  • Add Automatically:
  • - Price data was still downloaded
  • Filter:
  • - Filtering on the instrument field gave empty results most of the time
  • - Filter settings weren't saved to User Files Folder setting location but to the MyDocuments folder although they were loaded from the specified location



Veranderingen voor v8.0.3 - v8.1.1

  • New:
  • Support for Centurion CD carousel devices
  • - Use Storage fields in Edit Disc screen to link your movies to Centurion CD volumes
  • - Music Collector handles Centurion CD disc inserts
  • Templates:
  • - New MuC8 Compact template, for previewing in Add Automatically screens, in Blue and Black styles
  • - New Full Covers templates in Blue and Black styles
  • - New "Gray" style for Music Collector 8 template
  • Improved CueCat support:
  • - Improved CueCat handling in main screen
  • - Improved CueCat handling in Add Automatically screens
  • - CueCat can now also be used in the Edit Album screen (automatically fills barcode field then)
  • In Collection Status:
  • - New value "On Order"
  • - Filter status is now shown in bottom of main screen
  • Edit Album screen, Tracks tab:
  • - now allows Edit Multiple Tracks when multiple tracks are selected
  • - now allows removing multiple tracks at once
  • Export HTML, Paged by Artist First Letter option now allows choosing the Sort Order of items within pages.
  • new Format icons for SACD and DVD Audio
  • Add Automatically: Downloading price data from Amazon is now optional (through Search Settings)
  • Submit to Collectorz.com: now remembers Last Submission Date for each album
  • Tools / Options: new setting "User Files Folder", for choosing the folder where column, sort and filter settings are saved (defaults to My Documents\Music Collector)
  • Fixed:
  • Add Automatically:
  • - Sort Title was always filled in, even when exactly the same as the Title
  • - Wizard Mode: after adding then editing the main screen did not correctly select the added item
  • Filter screen:
  • - Filtering on Album.Instrument field caused Access Violation
  • - Filtering on Price and Current Value fields did not work correctly ("value is invalid" errors)
  • - Filtering on Date fields did not work correctly
  • - Filtering on empty values on picklist fields did not work correctly.
  • - When saving a filter, leading or trailing spaces in values got lost
  • - Several user interface issues in the filter screen
  • Edit Album/Track screens:
  • - Credits lists didn't display scrollbar when column sizes exceeded list width
  • - Price fields now only accept valid price values
  • - Edit Track screen showed Index value in its title, instead of Position
  • - Edit Album screen, Tracks tab:
  • - Fixed: it was possible in some occasions to drag and drop a disc on a header or in between tracks
  • - Fixed: dragging multiple items sometimes reversed their order
  • - Fixed: Header items didn't display all columns
  • Main screen:
  • - Reassign Index values had no effect while in folder view
  • - Original Release Year could not be used as a Folder field
  • - Changing the sort order sometimes required two column header clicks
  • - Closing application from Windows taskbar while customizing toolbar caused an Access Violation
  • - MuC 8 details view template: when both composer and artist were specified the artist wasn't always showing in the musicians section
  • Export to iPod: when exporting including status indicator, the lists were not split correctly.
  • Export to Text: Minimum screen size was too small
  • Sort title generation of person names could result in leading space in first name field
  • Loans screen: filter text was cleared when pressing the filter button
  • Printing:
  • - Some pictures like rating stars were not showing in print out
  • - Owner and location fields were missing
  • MP3 database import: caused lock file issues in some cases



Veranderingen voor v8.0.2 - v8.0.3

  • Changed:
  • Edit Album: Tracks tab now has extra columns for Composer and Composition
  • Edit Album: Tracks tab now remembers column widths
  • Edit Track: improved layout of classical fields (composition box is wider now)
  • Fixed:
  • Export to HTML: index.html was not created when using "Use main screen setting" under Sort Order
  • Export to HTML: "Range Check Error" when using "Use main screen setting" under Sort Order
  • Names of album items in tree now include composer (when filled in)
  • Generate Sort Title didn't work when no article (the, a, etc..) was found
  • Tag field: Folders, Filter and #Used counters did not work correctly
  • Edit Album / Covers: Edit and Copy button did not get enabled after adding an image
  • Edit Album / People tab: Slow adding/editing of persons in the Credit List
  • Edit Album / Tracks tab: when adding tracks manually the Track Position value got "stuck" at 20
  • Three part person names (e.g. Barbara Taylor Bradford) got split into First/Last Names incorrectly
  • Export to iPOD resulted in "Abstract Error"
  • Automatic Sort Titles didn't work correctly for titles already in "Title, The" format
  • License name that has non-ASCII characters was not removed from lock file correctly causing lock file issues
  • Edit Studio screen was missing some sub-fields (e.g. URL)
  • Instrument field was missing from the Person List and Edit Person screens
  • Added:
  • Portuguese language support, thanks to Jos Alves Fernandes



Veranderingen voor v8.0.1 - v8.0.2

  • Access Violations when closing Edit Album screen
  • Access Violations when switching between saved Sort Orders
  • "Not a valid integer" errors when opening a database with invalid data in TOC field
  • Studios: Folders, Filter and #Used counters did not work correctly
  • Ampersand (&) characters in Field Names were visible in some places where they shouldn't be
  • Improved performance of editing items from picklists (Edit Album/Track)



Veranderingen voor v7.1.5 - v8.0.1

  • Searching your database:
  • Completely redesigned Filter screen
  • Build advanced filters using brackets, AND, OR, NOT, equal, not equal, greater than, less than, contains, regexp
  • Mix album and track fields in your filters (e.g. album.artist = madonna AND track.title contains "love")
  • Use the same filters in Album and Track View, switch back and forth to see the same filter results in both views
  • Save your filters and activate them directly using the Filter menu on the toolbar
  • Faster Quick Search
  • Sorting:
  • Save your sort order definitions and activate them directly using the Sort Order menu on the toolbar
  • Simpler Sort Field selection screen, just use checkboxes to select the fields you want.
  • Sort Titles are now automatically generated from the Title when using Add Automatically
  • new "Generate Sort Title" button in Edit Album/Track screens
  • use Tools / Options / Sort Titles to configure recognized articles (the, a, le, la, die, der, das, etc..)
  • Columns:
  • Save your column definitions and activate them directly using the Columns menu on the toolbar
  • Simpler Columns selection screen, just use checkboxes to select the fields you want.
  • Folder selection:
  • Save you custom folder field combination and activate them directly from the Folder menu above the tree
  • Simpler Folder field selection screen, just use checkboxes to select the fields you want.
  • new Folder field option: "First letter of Artist" (tip: works great in combination with Artist as the 2nd level folder)
  • Improved performance of Track View
  • Database changes:
  • Improvements for classical music:
  • Artist/Composer field separated into two fields Artist and Composer
  • new field: Composition with subfields Title, Composer, Key, Opus, Date
  • new field: Chorus
  • New field: Subtitle
  • New field: Original Release Date
  • New field: Tags
  • Studio field now allows multiple values
  • Producer, Engineer, Songwriter, UserCredit 1&2 and Musician fields now use a shared "People" pick list
  • Improved Edit Album / Tracks tab page:
  • Drag and drop multiple items in one go
  • Drag and drop Header items
  • Easier drag and drop to last position
  • Track title, artist, length and original position are now shown in separate columns
  • new "Restore Original Track Order" and "Auto Renumber Tracks" buttons
  • Edit Album / Edit Track screens:
  • Improved field layout
  • Musicians/Credits lists now remember their column widths:
  • Improved Links tab page:
  • Add links to websites by dragging & dropping from your browser
  • Add links to local files (images, movies, playlists) by dragging & dropping
  • Added images show up in the Details View in the main screen
  • Easier editing of links and their descriptions
  • The "..." buttons next to pick list fields have been removed and replaced by
  • a new [Add ...] command inside the drop down list (tip: use F2 to edit!)
  • New entry boxes for easier adding of values to check list fields (e.g. Genre, Extras)
  • Edit Track screen is now resizable
  • Fixed: "tabbing" to date fields needed an extra tab key press
  • Add Albums Automatically:
  • Improved Advanced Mode: tabs at the top have been combined,
  • making it easier to search by Artist/Title AND Barcode in one go
  • Improved Wizard Mode:
  • It now takes less steps to add an album
  • Screen is now resizable, for better previewing of results
  • new Check Connection button
  • The purchase price is now being retrieved from Amazon info sources
  • Improved network support
  • New lock file system automatically prevents concurrent editing
  • When one user is already using a database in Writable mode, subsequent users
  • will automatically open the database in Read-Only mode
  • in Read-Only all editing features are hidden and disabled, allowing viewing and searching only
  • Create Read-Only workstations by running a forced Read-Only installation
  • (start the installer with the /readonly command line parameter)
  • Details View Templates:
  • New CSS Styles system
  • Template menu now allows selecting various "styles" for each template (using a submenu)
  • Styles can be created using CSS style sheets
  • Added several new styles for Full Details Classic template
  • New Music Collector 8 template, in 3 different styles (blue, black and iTunes)
  • Improved Loan Management
  • Print loan lists
  • Use Flic scanner in Loan Management screen to Loan or Return CDs
  • Use the Quick Search box to search your Loan History by Title, bar code or Loaner name
  • New Email and Address fields in the Loaner item
  • New date selectors in Loan Info screen
  • Export to HTML:
  • New Music Collector 8 Blue and Black detail page templates
  • Improved look of List and Thumbnails index pages
  • Improved look of Next/Previous navigation at the top of exported pages
  • New "Paged by First Letter of Artist" option
  • Improved look of In Collection Status images in tree and list
  • Completely revised and updated Help file (english version only for now)
  • Changed:
  • Added Indonesian language, thanks to Yohanes Kurniawan
  • Fixed:
  • Image preview during online search failed if the Windows user account name contained two consecutive spaces
  • Edit Lists screen now shows user defined field names (only for lists that are not shared by multiple fields)



Veranderingen voor v7.1.4 - v7.1.5

  • Error message 'Class TEdit not found' when clicking the Settings button in the Add Album Automatically screen



Veranderingen voor v7.1.3 - v7.1.4

  • Initial order and selection of infosources is now dynamic, based on country defined in Windows Regional Settings
  • Amazon UK can now be searched by barcode
  • Edit Album screen now supports the Collectorz.com barcode scanner to fill the UPC/Barcode field
  • German language updated to version 7. Special thanks to Klaus Elsbernd.
  • Import from text: UPC and TOC fields have been swapped to make import without TOC easier
  • Online update from Album screen did not add new genres or other lookup items



Veranderingen voor v7.1.2 - v7.1.3

  • More changes to file locations:
  • "System" and "User" Templates can now be placed in two separate locations:
  • System Templates are back to their old location in: \Program Files\Collectorz.com\Music Collector\Templates\
  • User Templates can now be (optionally) placed in a user configurable location (Tools / Options), which defaults to \My Documents\Music Collector\Templates\
  • Location of capphrases.txt is now configurable (Tools / Options / Capitalization) and defaults to \My Documents\Music Collector\capphrases.txt
  • Fixed:
  • Lyrics folder was always created at default location in My Documents
  • In some cases the main screen layout was reset after minimizing and maximizing the program



Veranderingen voor v7.1.1 - v7.1.2

  • Changed:
  • Restricted Users can run Music Collector if installed by Administrator
  • Default folders are not being created anymore if they are not being used
  • Changed location of Templates folder to
  • \Documents And Settings\All Users\Shared Documents\Music Collector\Templates\
  • (or \My Documents\Music Collector\Templates\ on Windows 98)
  • More descriptive error messages for Collectorz.com infosource
  • Fixed:
  • HTML Export: links to placeholder icons were not correct



Veranderingen voor v7.0.3 - v7.1.1

  • Added:
  • Import from Text feature moved from Add Automatically screen to File / Import From / Text, so that items are imported directly into the database, instead of to the Search Queue.
  • Edit Lists: new "Merge Selected To" command in right mouse button menu, to allow selection of the merge "destination item"
  • new "Cover Image Dropping" setting in Tools/Options/Images to for disabling the "Copy or Link?" prompt
  • Spanish language support
  • Windows Vista compatibility/compliance:
  • changed default location of user data (database, backup, images and thumbnails) to:
  • \My Documents\Music Collector\
  • changed location of Templates folder to
  • \Documents And Settings\All Users\Application Data\Collectorz.com\Music Collector\Templates\
  • changed location of Script and other "temp" files to:
  • \Documents And Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\Collectorz.com\Music Collector\
  • Fixed: program hangs when closing on some Vista systems
  • Fixed:
  • Drag and drop of images from FireFox didn't work
  • Details View did not update correctly after replacing a cover image (e.g. by dragging&dropping)
  • Minor corrections to German language and update to version 7.0
  • Minor corrections to Polish language
  • Performance problem when loading folder lists in Images View



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