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#1 2010-01-16 13:43:31

mccaffjt
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v0.677 Beta Release

Fixes all known problems from the v0.676 beta.

NOTE: This is second beta.  Please be sure that you make a copy of your current MP3-Boss directory before installing the new revision.  I'm making this public now so that I can get more feedback on any bugs.  I'd recommend you stay with the current v0.672 release unless you like to play with new beta revisions of software.  THANKS!

This version is the second public BETA that includes ZIP and CDG support.  This adds a number of new tables and fields ... so the new DATA.MDB is NOT compatible after the update.  Please be sure to SAVE a copy of your DATA.MDB before you update!

This version does additional checking to match the artist against the 17K artist table.  Let me know if you find some common artists that aren't in the artist table.  As long as the artist is in the table, there is an excellent chance that the correct artist is identified.

The new revision also appears to fix some problems with installation under VISTA (that might have resulted in a missing INSTALL.LOG that is needed to uninstall), fixes the problem some users have seen when loading Utilities, fixes a  problem with Drive "Refresh Mapping", and allows turning off MD5 checksums so that scanning (even over a network) is as fast as early versions of Mp3-Boss.  I've also cleaned up the scan routines a bit ... preparing for conversion to Access2007.

All known problems fixed.

Full install:
http://www.mp3-boss.com/BETA/mp3.exe
http://www.mp3-boss.com/BETA/mp3boss.zip

Upgrade:
http://www.mp3-boss.com/BETA/mp3update.exe
http://www.mp3-boss.com/BETA/mp3update.zip

Questions:
Should the default setting include scan for ZIP & CDG? 
Should the default setting turn off MD5 scanning over the network?  While I'm not doing a lot with the MD5 now ... at some point I plan to use it to do a verification check against file corruption.  Also, it could be used to help recover a partially scrambled drive ... since often just the filename is lost.
Have I forgotten to include anything?  At one point when I was working on this, I was getting a lot of suggestions ... and so some of those suggestions might have been lost.  Please let me know!

Please let me know what you find -- both good & bad!  Thanks for your help!

<Begin Note>
Original upload on 1-16-2010 had one known problem, fixed with release on 1-17-2010:
1) Even though the INSTALL.LOG is created (which is used to uninstall), the correct desktop link is not created ... which means that uninstalling will be more difficult.  I expect to fix this problem shortly.
To uninstall, just use Start/Run with the following command line:
"C:\Program Files\OPAL Network\MP3Boss\Uninstall.exe" INSTALL.LOG
(note that this assumes that you installed mp3boss in the directory
"C:\Program Files\OPAL Network\MP3Boss\")

<End Note>

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#2 2010-01-17 15:39:52

mccaffjt
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Re: v0.677 Beta Release

I fixed the installer so that the Uninstall shortcut is correct (let me know if you see any problems).

Thanks!

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#3 2010-01-23 19:16:46

mccaffjt
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Re: v0.677 Beta Release

2 problems reported:
1) Update version creates extra (incorrect) shortcuts (I will eliminate the desktop shortcuts)
2) CopyDown doesn't work with some combinations (Album, User_Category, Genre under test). (I've verified a problem with Genre copydown).

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