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News / Version 1.3.7 released
« on: August 07, 2010, 17:29:15 »
  • New Similarity icon.


  • New decoders tab in options, you can now enable/disable decoders, set priority and extensions to them.


  • Some fixes in DirectShow decoder

  • By default we disable DirectShow decoder, you can simply enable it in options, if you want. Reasons:
      1) Many users doesn't want to decode video files and compare audio streams in them.
      2) More important, all crashes that we received recently were caused by bugged 3rd party DirectShow filters, not by Similarity, some of this filters can't work correctly in true multithread environment, some simply bugged. Several people use very old, invalid filters, that they installed via some packs and never updated. We can't change and fix that, only user can solve this by removing unnecessary codecs and filters.

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News / Version 1.3.6 released
« on: July 21, 2010, 21:17:50 »
  • Fully rewritten network protocol and network processing (still beta)


  • Launched first full time Similarity tag server


  • Tested tag sharing via proxies
  • Autoclose for servers
  • Minimize to tray in config


  • More statistics for network, enabled local rating


  • crash with networking fixed

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48
News / Version 1.3.4 released
« on: July 03, 2010, 15:51:12 »
+ Greatly improved precise algorithm, it now consumes 20 times less memory (Similarity can now compare more than 200 000 files on computer with 2 Gb RAM)
 - fixed some compartability and visual issues with Windows XP

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49
News / Version 1.3.3 released
« on: June 28, 2010, 20:12:12 »
 + Automarking mechanism



 + Added Move to folder

 + Added mark file



 - fixed issue with autloading/autosaving
 - fixed issue with flickering in tabs

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50
News / Version 1.3.2 released
« on: June 27, 2010, 09:01:18 »
+ Autosaving/autoloading results and progress on exit and start



 + Grouped folders selection (only files from different groups compared)



 + Rearranging duplicates groups





 - network problems fixed
 - some bugs fixed

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51
News / Version 1.3.1 released
« on: June 11, 2010, 20:21:09 »
+ New DirectShow decoder (Similarity can use any DirectShow filters like FFmpeg, AC3Filter, Haali, CoreAVC, etc and decode any supported by them format)
 + New Microsoft Media Foundation (MMF) decoder (natively support M4A,M4,AAC in Windows 7)
 - removed ACM decoder (replaced by DirectShow)
 - 2 crashes fixed

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52
News / Version 1.3.0 released
« on: May 29, 2010, 18:58:02 »
1. The new "Precise" algorithm is introduced. This is previous experimental algorithm with super fast speed and caching, enable it in options dialog.



2. Keyboard shortcuts added, keyboard usability improved than you delete, ignore.



3. Many new features (coming and present) depends on network functionality (as "Precise" algorithm), you must automatically registred by program than you go to network tab.





4. Very raw and experimental technology of P2P tags sharing, it tries to get tags information from over Similarity users, it's not share any content of sound only artist, album and song title.






5. Not very intuitive sensivity fields in options, replaced by threshold percentage fields - "what your see is what you get".



6. New results showing mechanism, one pair of duplicates shown only once in one group. This remove redudency in results view.

7. Results showing mechanism improved, it now very fast and not slows down as old than too many results. Tested on 200 000 results (30 000 files).

8. Some bugs fixed (like disk selection)

9. New translations: Estonian,Italian.

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News / Beta version 1.2.0 available
« on: May 20, 2010, 19:05:39 »
Download link

This is beta version, not release.

1. The new "Precise" algorithm is introduced. This is previous experimental algorithm with super fast speed and caching, check it for enabling in options dialog.




2. Not very intuitive sensivity fields in options, replaced by threshold percentage fields - "what your see is what you get".




3. Many new features (coming and present) depends on network functionality (as "Precise" algorithm), you must automatically registred by program than you go to network tab.





4. Very raw and experimental technology of P2P tags sharing, it tries to get tags information from over Similarity users, it's not share any content of sound only artist, album and song title.






5. Some bugs fixed (like disk selection)

6. New translations: Estonian, Italian

54
News / Version 1.1.0 released
« on: January 19, 2010, 00:09:04 »
+ Major changes in Results view (its now descending with columns)



 + Changes in folder view, added folders reloading, icons support. Possibility to select folder without subfolders
 + Added support for Windows 7 Libraries



 + Portable mode, all data stored in same folder with exe file, use "similarity.exe /portable"
 + Crash gathering and submitting mechanism. Similarity can now ignore minor crashes than decoding some files, this files automatically added to skip list and never touched again.



 - Offically doesn't support Windows 2000 now (too old for new features)
 - WavPack memory leak fixed
 - Some small visual/translation bugs fixed

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55
News / Version 1.0.0 released
« on: November 16, 2009, 19:00:37 »
+ New tag editor (results tab)
 + Some improvements in comparing algorithm
 + Some visual improvements
 - Many small visual/translation bugs fixed

Release version

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News / Version 0.9 (build 360) released
« on: September 28, 2009, 21:28:57 »
+ New expermental algorithm
 + Czech language added
 - Many small visual/translation bugs fixed

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With this version we introduce new experimental, please enable it and see difference between main algorithm and it (enabling in options dialog). In our tests it outperform any previous algorithm in every parameter. Main advantage of this algorithm it can very precisely find region of duplicated songs (ie. it can find some region of sound in different sound, even not full sound similar).

We need yours opinion about this new algorithm, if it approve itself worthy we change main algorithm on it, after this it works as fast as current algorithm with cache. (In current version it not optimized at all).

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News / Version 0.9 (build 350) released
« on: September 02, 2009, 23:58:28 »
+ MusePack (MPC,MP+,MPP) decoder added
 + 3 languages added (French,Spanish,Bosnian)
 + license file added
 + 'Shift-space','Ctrl-space' keys works now in results list
 + All cache data now stored in 'APPDATA' (ie. X:\Documents and Settings\[User]\Application Data)
 - Resample bug fixed (only one channel taken from sounds)
 - WavePack decoder fixed

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News / Version 0.9 (build 340) released
« on: August 25, 2009, 22:54:30 »
+ multilanguage support (all phrases are translated)
 + German translation added
 + Rewritten FLAC decoder (it now correctly show duration)
 - fixed nasty bug with ACM decoder (that led to crash and not worked at all)
 - fixed bug in comparer (that potentially could miss absolutely identical files)
 - fixed some minor bugs

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News / Version 0.9 (build 330) released
« on: July 21, 2009, 22:45:04 »
+ multilanguage support (not all phrases are translated)
 + Similarity can be translated in any language (in this moment english/russian)
 - fixed some errors in tag editor

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News / Version 0.9 (build 320) released
« on: July 12, 2009, 23:02:08 »
+ Tag Editor (MP3,WMA)
 + File to Tag, Tag to File renaming
 + some minor changes

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