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#1 2010-06-20 17:03:54

mccaffjt
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MP3-Boss 64-bit?

I am starting to play with Access2010, 64-bit.

If I can get this to work ... it really brings the MP3-Boss engine up to date ... but maybe too up to date?  How many of you are running under 64-bit Windows?

If you aren't running now, when will you be running a 64-bit computer?

How many of your are running Mp3-Boss on something earlier than WinXP (e.g., Win98)?

THANKS!

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#2 2010-06-25 19:36:58

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Re: MP3-Boss 64-bit?

I'm using Vista-64.

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#3 2010-06-27 09:54:55

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Re: MP3-Boss 64-bit?

After spending a few hours working to try to convert MP3-Boss to 64-bit Office format, I found out the following:
1) It will be a lot of work ... all API calls need to be checked to change pointers from long to the newly created datatype longptr.  Doesn't sound like much ... but there are over 500 API declarations in Mp3-Boss -- lots of work!  Unfortunately, it can't be automated because many longs really are just longs...

2) 64-bit Office applications can't use 32-bit Activex/COMs.  This is a big one, since the developers of the Activex/COMs in MP3-Boss haven't even provided a schedule for conversion (assuming they convert)...

Microsoft is recommending Office 32-bit (even if running under 64-bit OS) because of the above -- so I've gone back to 32-bit Office.  I'm happy to say that Mp3-Boss starts up under that environment (64-bit Win7) without haven't to change anything (although still some work to do!).

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#4 2015-02-22 12:09:11

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Re: MP3-Boss 64-bit?

(52) Bad File name or number
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I searched the forum and didn't see this issue.  I get this error after using the duplicate search and while trying to delete a duplicate file.
I am using Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit. 
I have used this feature for years and it worked great - but now...
I have Optimized the Database and Data.

I am using version 0.0683

Thanks in advance

Last edited by snordyke (2015-02-22 12:11:10)

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#5 2015-02-28 09:21:29

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Re: MP3-Boss 64-bit?

Is there any information in the mp3boss.log file?  If not, do you see any indication of the filename that is causing the problem?
Most likely there is a directory that ends up being longer than 255 characters that can't be converted to a shortfilename -- either because of an disallowed character or because short filenames are disabled.
If you can locate and rename the directory (or filename), then that should fix the problem.

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#6 2015-12-26 11:09:19

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Re: MP3-Boss 64-bit?

Sorry for the VERY slow response.  As you suggested it was an unusual filename - a . in the wrong place.  Easily resolved.

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#7 2017-04-28 05:01:13

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Re: MP3-Boss 64-bit?

I was wondering if this was still alive? I'm a longtime MP3-Boss user who would like to run it on Windows 10 x64 (with Office 2016 installed). Any advice much appreciated! (BTW I notice that emails to the old MP3-Boss support address are being bounced due to a "quota exceeded" error)

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#8 2017-09-03 09:36:11

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Re: MP3-Boss 64-bit?

I wasn't seeing any interest in carrying MP3-Boss the way it is today, so stopped working on it. Not sure how I missed this message for so long...sorry!

So, anyone that wants a registration code can get one for free while I figure out what is next.
First Name: Free
Last Name: MP3Boss
Company:
Registration Code: 6BBDD02C4CB23D81AAD29EC4

<Sorry - no support for free codes!>

Which support email is being bounced? I haven't seen any notice that a mailbox is full (and thought that all mailboxes were empty).

I just installed a 32TB NAS server in my home, and am moving all of my music, videos, and files ... so I was thinking that the new program will be more oriented towards files & organization than simply music - a database that will checksum, compare, move files into an organization you specify.

While I expect I will still support TAGS, I don't think I'll try to compete with all of those applications that show Album covers, lyrics, etc.

Because of the above, I am probably going to switch from Access to a NoSQL database. Not sure of the language either, but perhaps Python or JAVA.
Or is Office compatibility still an important requirement?

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#9 2017-09-03 09:43:46

itm1960
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Re: MP3-Boss 64-bit?

The email bounced from mccafftj@newsguy.com. Maybe I'm in a small minority of people still archiving my music to optical storage, for fear of a major malware catastrophy on my NAS.
Office compatibility isn't a critical requirement by any means. It was just convenient as I always had MS-Access installed anyway. I'm sure NoSQL would work just as well. Good luck with any new developments, and please keep us updated!

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#10 2017-09-03 11:37:34

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Re: MP3-Boss 64-bit?

What are the major features you use?

I had a lot of trouble with moving to the latest version of Access. It has some great features, but has really de-emphasized code development. Maybe if I write a 'simple' version that does does the most important stuff ... moving a 'lite' version to Microsoft Access 2016 should be easier than a complete rewrite.

I'm copying everything to NAS (WD My Cloud PR4100 - 32TB), then use iDrive to backup 2TB to the cloud for $70/year. I'd lose a bunch if the NAS was attacked, but have much of it on other 2TB - 4TB drives, and the 2TB cloud backs up my photos & music.

I'll check out that email problem.

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#11 2017-09-03 12:09:49

itm1960
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Re: MP3-Boss 64-bit?

I really just need the ability to scan the contents of my optical discs (DVD & Bluray) into my MP3Boss database. Querying and reporting can be done easily enough using native Access features. I've usually tidied up the tags on the MP3's before burning them to the discs, so don't have much need for the clean-up features.

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