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#1 2009-09-13 21:09:24

ralph
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Upgrading - New Computer

Once again I am forced to transition to another computer. This time I'm going to a Vista 64 bit, quad core system.  Already, I tried to install my older version of Winamp and the system gave me an incompatible message.  I thought i might just use Media Player instead, but is that compatible with MP3Boss??  Maybe I'll jsut go get a newer version of Winamp if I have to.

Next of course, is getting MP3Boss up and running.  All I need is to move Data.MDB over? Right?

Then of course move the music files over and somehow get MP3Boss to point to the new directories.  Hmmmm.

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#2 2009-09-13 21:48:06

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Re: Upgrading - New Computer

Sorry that you're being forced to move ... I assume that means a system failure?

Was VISTA giving you the incompatible version message or was MP3-Boss saying the version of Winamp was incompatible?  MP3-Boss works pretty well with many versions of Winamp ... there were a few (reasonably recent) versions that wouldn't allow fast playlist updates, but I think otherwise as long as you are using Winamp 2.xx you are OK (as far as MP3-Boss is concerned).

I am using the newest version of Winamp on at least one computer, and it seems OK.

MP3-Boss doesn't support Media Player.  I've thought about adding support ... but nobody has really pushed hard for support.  My guess is that Media Player supports most of the embedded functions that Winamp does (so I could add Mp3-Boss support), but I haven't verified that.  I was surprised that FooBar support for an external control program was so poor though ... and I'm not sure I should count on Microsoft to be better!

You probably want to keep copies of all the *.MD? files that you have in your Mp3Boss directory ... but you are right that the main file you need is DATA.MDB.  The CONFIG.MDB file has some additional user preferences information.  You then might need to remap once you get mp3boss running.  I'm sure I have a complete answer to that question in the forum ... let me know if you can't easily find it.

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#3 2009-09-14 11:03:40

ralph
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Re: Upgrading - New Computer

I am new to Vista.  But, my version is real good at checking install programs for compatibility.  In this case, when I activated Winamp install I immediately got a system message of incompatibility (for Winamp).  You are a code writer, so possibly you will understand better.  My Vista has two program folders one for 64-bit and one for 32-bit.  Many legacy x86 (32 bit) programs have no problems, but a few (Intuit products have given me problems) will not even begin the install process.  When get the newer versions, they install okay.   They are still 32-bit programs but somehow they pass the muster.

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#4 2009-10-05 22:47:50

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Re: Upgrading - New Computer

I guess the mapping function is not going to do what I wanted.  On my old computer most of my music files were on F:\Music\........ .  Now I want to place the music files in a similar directory structure, but on the C: drive, i.e. C:\Music.   I thought all I had to do was to use the Refresh Mapping function in Utilities.  When I select the F: drive in the window, set new map to C:\, then press update, it "flickers" for a split-second, then goes back to the way it was.   F:\ is still F:\ and nothing has changed in the Data Base.
I get a message that says No maps/paths need to be updated.   

Any ideas?

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#5 2009-10-06 02:58:05

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Re: Upgrading - New Computer

Can you send me your mp3boss.log -- I'll take a look.

Also, please send me a screen capture of the mapping window.

Thanks,
John

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#6 2009-10-11 09:40:42

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Re: Upgrading - New Computer

Anyone else seeing a problem with Mapping after changing drives?

I was able to take care of this problem by simply updating the maps in the DATA.MDB file -- but I'm not sure why it couldn't be automatically re-mapped.  It might have been because the new drive (C:\) wasn't in the orignal drive maps.  Also, it might be because this database was first created in 2003, and so had been updated quite a few times.

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#7 2010-01-25 06:45:26

HaraldF
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Re: Upgrading - New Computer

I used drive mapping, because I bought a new harddisk, How can I transform the directories into the right path?

Harald

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#8 2010-01-25 07:07:48

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Re: Upgrading - New Computer

Drive re-mapping should work correctly with the beta release.  Have you installed the beta?

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#9 2010-01-25 23:08:59

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Re: Upgrading - New Computer

Ive installed the latest beta
vers. 0678

Last edited by HaraldF (2010-01-25 23:33:08)

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#10 2010-01-25 23:11:30

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Re: Upgrading - New Computer

In mp3-listview the drivepath changed, but in directory review are old drivepaths.

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#11 2010-01-26 01:48:26

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Re: Upgrading - New Computer

Please send me your DATA.MDB file -- I'll take a look.

Is everything working correctly in List View?

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#12 2010-01-28 01:40:31

HaraldF
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Re: Upgrading - New Computer

Yes, list view is working very fine.

Sent you the file per email:
mp3-boss post - upgrading, new computer
Donnerstag, den 28. Januar 2010, 10:38:08 Uhr

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