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News / Version 1.0.0 released
« on: November 26, 2009, 20:47:38 »
Found second problem with the TagEditor (minor):
First I applied the string "Test" to the Album field. <-Worked great.
Then I tried to apply string "" (empty string) to the Album filed. <-Did not work.Field remains populated with "Test".
So now i can't blank out that field,   likely all STR fields behave that way.  I think <empty string> should be a valid entry ....  or did you reserve it as a special value ?

News / Version 1.0.0 released
« on: November 26, 2009, 20:42:31 »
Found first problem with the TagEditor (minor):
The Duration and Size fields are interchanged in the file list table below.

News / Version 1.0.0 released
« on: November 26, 2009, 20:24:41 »
TAG EDITOR   looks amazing !
(Will give more feedback after I work with it for a while)

Wishlist / Grouping similar songs.
« on: November 13, 2009, 18:42:15 »
I wish ....
Similarity had a way to sort the Results pane in such a way that song pairs which are also similar between themselves are grouped together like this:
Silver.Chances(RadioEdit)      ---  <similar to something>
Silver.Chances(Single)           ---  <similar to something>
Track1.Chances(Extended)     ---  <similar to something>
SwanLake.StPertersburg        ---  <similar to something>
Hamburg2004_SwanLake       ---  <similar to something>
Czajkowki.Track7of10            ---  <similar to something>
etc etc

This way I can tell how many 'duplicate'/'similar' versions of the same song there really are on my disk.


Wishlist / editing MP3 tags
« on: October 30, 2009, 06:50:58 »
I was under the impression that you were going to add an  "EDIT TAGS" option to the   Play,Browse,Delete,...  context-menu in the Result Tab,
because the way the existing Tag Editor works it is basically  unusable / useless.

I would be even happy, if you just turned the    "artist","title","album",... labels in the file info pane at the results bottom  into   buttons  (with same text).
That way when we click the given button the tag in question would swap places between the two files.

Lets face it   ... most of the time we just want to steal the better tags, to go with the file we like more.   (no editor would be needed at all then)


Bugs / ignores.list let me down!
« on: October 26, 2009, 19:49:38 »
I was processing my list of duplicates for about the last 10days now,  and  I have marked i don't know how many files as ignores  (for sure more then 200).
Yesterday the power went out in the house.
Today I started running the analysis again  and   to my horror, when I checked the     ignores.list    file   it did NOT contain any of the files I marked to ignore in the last 2weeks, so all that work is lost ?
That is horrible !
Why did the software not commit the ignores to the      ignores.list     file as soon as I ignored something ???


Bugs / Runtime Error
« on: August 01, 2009, 23:04:35 »
I checked again ... these locations do not contain  any  DMP  files.
There is a C:\Memory.dmp    but I don't think that is Similarities.

Bugs / Runtime Error
« on: August 01, 2009, 18:14:23 »
I did search for *.dmp on the whole harddrive and find none.
I will look again more deeply later.

Bugs / Runtime Error
« on: August 01, 2009, 01:45:22 »
Running  v0.9(320)
on Vista Bussiness x64

After a few minutes of running comparisons, I get  several GPF boxes poping up with same text (this happens consistently now):

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
Runtime Error!
Program C:\Program Files(x86)\Similarity\Similarity.exe
This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

Obviously there was no proper error handling somewhere,  and there is no good indication where in the code the problem occured.
Is there some log files or anything that can be looked at?


Wishlist / Command line parameters
« on: July 21, 2009, 04:09:45 »
Actually .... i can imagine a scenario where Guest above,   is running an FTP site or some constantly music collection growing mechanism   and she would like to automate the process of deleting any incoming music that is say more then 90% similar with any already existing and 'approved' file.
Just thinking out loud.

But to be honest ;   i don't think that very many users of Similarity would be trying to script this kind of automation -   so batch mode will probably never get implemented as the current implementation is definitely a GUI based application.


PS. Usually software evolves from text/batch mode into GUI .... seldom the other way around.

Wishlist / Ignore marked ...
« on: July 21, 2009, 04:01:21 »
thank you, thank you , thank you .....  so glad you did.

Wishlist / Ignore marked ...
« on: July 20, 2009, 20:44:43 »
BTW:  is this a feature others are also interested in ?     or am I on my own with that need ?

Wishlist / Ignore Files (switch to MD5)
« on: July 20, 2009, 20:42:41 »
BTW:   just for human readability of the *.list files  i would still leave them in ASCII/CSV format and leave the short(or long) filename  which would be there only for humans reading the file -  but the machine would not care about the filenames  only the file-fingerprints.
My 2Cents.

Wishlist / Auto mark the badder mp3
« on: July 20, 2009, 20:37:35 »
yes this would be real great .... but  in conjuctions with  a   "CopyTags  Left<->Right"  feature   only ....  since often it so happens that the worse quality  song   has the  BETTER tags.

related topic:


News / Version 0.9 (build 320) released
« on: July 20, 2009, 20:33:18 »
select any mp3,wma in "Folders" tab, for renaming - use context menu.

wwwaaaawwww,    this i would have never guessed.  :D

that is far from convenient.  :(  
not at all what i had in mind when making the suggestion some time ago.

the way it is now, when the list of duplicates shows up,  one has to remember the exact path of the file that needs changing , then one has to FIND that file in the folder browser pane ,  then flip back and forth  between the Result and Folder  panes  to copy the properties of the other duplicated file  to the first.

Honestly: it is still faster to edit the tags  in  Winamp   (by simply using  Play from Results).
(then at least one can have the Winamp and Similiarity windows side by side, not to mention that no lengthy search in a folder tree is involved)

Why could you not have integrated the TagEditor  into the context menu of the Results pane ?
And there also could have given the options of:    'CopyTags Left->Right'    and   'CopyTags Left<-Right'.

The way it is now,  I am afraid there is no incentive to use your TagEditor feature.   :( :( :(
Sorry to say.    I am also sorry   i did not notice this  in  rev310 .... i would have written sooner -   i apologize.         Hoping you will reconsider.



PS.  BTW ...   when I make a file-name or tag change in the TagEditor -  that change is not reflected in the Results list,  that seems very odd and unintuitive (and is another reason to integrate TagEditor in Results pane instead)

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