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Hi mhuk,

does this happen at the scan or export ?
Could you do the following:

- open a cmd window
- go to the root of your music library
- enter DIR /S/B > out.txt

Send the out.txt file to me (albertocasale@yahoo.com)

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It's on the initial scan. The problem is this album:

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\\FREENAS\freenas\dune - music\Guided By Voices - Discography (1987-2014)\Albums\2003 Hardcore UFOs\2 - Demons & Painkillers (Matador Out-of-Print Singles, B-Sides & Compilation Tracks)\ 28 - Mannequin's Complaint (Wax Dummy Meltdown).flac
Time to trim down the names!
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I am :-)

I also get this error message when I open DMM:

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DuneMusicManager 2.1.0
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System.FormatException: Input string was not in a correct format.

at Microsoft.VisualBasic.CompilerServices.Conversions .ParseDouble(String Value, NumberFormatInfo NumberFormat)

at Microsoft.VisualBasic.CompilerServices.Conversions .ToBoolean(String Value)
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OK
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Hi

I suggest we continue the discussion by email. It will be quicker and more effective (albertocasale@yahoo.com).

BTW the file length issue is due to a stupid old Windows limitation
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Hi all

here it is, Version 2.2.0 is ready.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zkrbgwzp4...DQE9brBd3RzaIa

Changes with respect to 2.1.0

WebApp
  • Bug fixes
  • more configuration capabilities (size of items, start page, etc.)
  • Possibility to save a playlist created on the fly

NOTA : to have the new webapp working fine, you need to install the latest plugin (can be found in the same place as DMM) and to [re]export your menu

DMM PC App
  • several small bugs fixed
  • Import playlists created with the web app
  • Option in the menu creation to indicate that the network drive with the music is actually a disk of the dune (to optimise the dune_path)
  • 3 options available through xml options file editing (check the doc)
    • CUE sheet handling : priority is given to external CUE files
    • possibility to use all images in an album folder to have slideshow
    • possibility to have the zoom of the selection box growing centrally instead of top-left


To Upgrade from 2.1.0 or 1.2.8 please check the doc.

If you already have a working menu done with a previous version, keep it and use DMM 2.2.0 to create another menu, may be on a small library to test the new features.

Any issue, drop me an email (albertocasale@yahoo.com)
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Last minute important error corrected (playlists were lost after a rescan).
On Dropbox the new full pack or simply the exe in case you already downloaded the pack

Sorry for the inconvenience and let me know if you find other misbehaviors
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Hi there,

You'll find Release 2.2.1 in dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zkrbgwzp4...DQE9brBd3RzaIa). This is a minor release which brings the following improvements

PC program
  • Bug fixes, e.g. fix an error when change the menu configuration and rescan
  • Menu Configuration window is no more a topmost/modal window
  • Possibility to add a "." after the track number in the album page
  • Album covers detection strategy. DMM will look at an album folder and pick as a cover an image having a filename (in order of priority)
    • 1) images with name=album title (exact spelling)
    • 2) images with name=folder name (exact spelling)
    • 3) images with name=one of the accepted names, e.g. folder, cover (possibly the name can be followed by a number
    • 4) if nothing corresponds and there are images in the folder, DMM takes the first image available (unless it is "background.jpg")

WEBAPP
  • Bug fixes: presentation issue of covers mode

If you are on 2.2.0 and this version works OK for you, no need to upgrade.

Any issue, let me know

What to do beyond 2.2.1 ? Here are some ideas without any specific priority order
1. basic mode à la Yadis
2. Improve Export space/time efficiency (full and incremental)
3. have a Folder page also in the normal mode (I.E. together with albums, artists, genres, etc.)
4. Add a Composers page to separate them from Performers
5. import m3u files to build playlists
6. link a playlist to one or more artists
7. link a collection to one or more genres
8. improve remote control positioning in the UI (accessible through the Actions menu)
9. others ?

Any suggestion is most welcome
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Question on update 2.2.1

Hi Alberto,

Thanks for the update. I just installed and used it for a while and I have one request (question?) and one issue:

1. The template I use is the default. When I browse from the main menu to 'Artists' and then to an artist on any "Collections" album (with various artists). Is it possible to click directly to the whole album, instead of browsing back to the main menu and selecting it from the 'Albums' entry?
(If not, this is my request )

2. The Web app is missing some (many) icons on my phone and in the browser. I have a picture attached. It is not limited to the icons indicated, some icons on the top menu are missing as well.

Thanks again,
kind regards.
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Hi Alveola,

let see.
The Icons issue: this is happening on some browsers. I have this behavior using Firefox or IE. It does work fine on Chrome. I only have seen this issue on a PC, not on a smartphone or tablet. What do you use to run the webapp ?

Request: not sure I fully understand. When you are on any artist page (independently from the template) you see on the screen the albums belonging to that artist. Selecting an album you go the that album page. Have I missed something ?

Thx for using DMM !
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Icons:
Indeed, Firefox (both PC and phone) doesn't work. Chrome (PC) and Browser & Dolphin (phone) all work fine. Any idea what the firefox issue can be?

Request:
An example: I browse artists, and find "Armstrong, Louis" which features on "The Very Best of Jazz". When I browse this way, I end up on the place as in the attached screenshot. What I'd like is a direct link from this page to the full Album "The Very Best of Jazz". And, acutally, also to genre: "Jazz" and year:"2008". So, links between the branches Album, Year, Artist & Genre.
Hope this clarifies my question?

Btw: the web app is great!
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Hi again, glad you find the webapp useful !

for the icons it was an issue with the SVG icons. Googling around I might have found a workaround. I'll keep you posted.

For the other issue ... By default, DMM builds the album for an artist only with the songs of that artist. For a compilation this will represent a subset of the album's songs. This behavior can be modified by unchecking the option "Only artist's tracks" in the Options tab of the Template editor pane at the bottom of the screen. If you do so the entire album will be displayed. Another side effect is that export will be faster.

Unfortunately cross links to other pages (genres, years, etc.) is not currently possible. Given the restrictions of the dune_folder mechanism it will be tricky to add it to the album page.

Hope this helps
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I think I solved the icons issue for Firefox.
I uploaded on dropbox (same folder where DMM 2.2.1 is) a file icon-pack-custom.css.
Please get it and put it on the folder

Resources\Web

in the exported menu. Tell me if it works (may be clear the browser cache).
If it does you can put the file in the folder

MyMusic\Web

of your DMM installation
keep me posted
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Yes, the Firefox issue is solved, thanks.

The 'workaround' of building the menutree without Artist, but just Various Artists is working. However, this way you don't have the option of searching for an artist, as the artist name is "grouped" inside various artists.

A while ago, I made my own menutree, which includes searching by track title. When an album is selected, it allows you to play the album, go to the same year, go to the artist of the song, etc. The difference in using the dune_folder.txt mechanism, is that this uses real folders, instead of virtual ones. This way, it is possible to make cross links between artists - date - album - tracks. This is a link with a small example of only one album. Maybe you or someone else can use it. https:// app.box.com/s/aql6kjlw3miuakzuhvu5

If you want to use the link: remove the space after ://

Sorry for the strange text link. It seems I'm a rookie, as I have made only 3 three posts. The forum allows you to make links after making 5 posts...
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Thx Alveola

Have you tried to build the menutree with Artists and uncheck the option "Only artist's tracks" in the Options tab of the Template editor pane at the bottom of the screen ?

I'll look into your example
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I wonder what it would take to convince you to move the #4 "Add a Composers page to separate them from Performers" higher in the priority order? As far as I know no other music collection management system has this feature, and it would be absolutely a God send for people who have a lot of classical music records...
Otherwise, thanks for a great looking and well working piece of software!


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What to do beyond 2.2.1 ? Here are some ideas without any specific priority order
1. basic mode à la Yadis
2. Improve Export space/time efficiency (full and incremental)
3. have a Folder page also in the normal mode (I.E. together with albums, artists, genres, etc.)
4. Add a Composers page to separate them from Performers
5. import m3u files to build playlists
6. link a playlist to one or more artists
7. link a collection to one or more genres
8. improve remote control positioning in the UI (accessible through the Actions menu)
9. others ?

Any suggestion is most welcome
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Not a problem, the list was not in a priority order. I'll definitely do it. It will take a bit of time. This feature already exists in the dmm webapp where you can browse and search the database by composers. Let me know if you need some guidance on how to do that

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Not a problem, the list was not in a priority order. I'll definitely do it. It will take a bit of time. This feature already exists in the dmm webapp where you can browse and search the database by composers. Let me know if you need some guidance on how to do that

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Hi Alberto

I will like to have this guide to get browsing and search for composers in the DMM webapp.

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Hi Dan,

it is very simple

  1. When you create the menu the first time (or rescan), make sure you check the box "Composers" to have DMM looking at the Composers tag and create the artists
  2. Export the menu
  3. In the webapp, use Settings>Pages and make sure the Composers page is checked. (
  4. Go to composers page and , if needed, use the search button
hope this helps
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DMM save problem

Hi otreblaelasac,

I have just starting to use your product and I really like it. Of course it need some refinement but the concept is nice. But I'm having one problem. I just can't save database with the message: "Music_DumpDB (Object reference not set to an instance of an object." I have successfully created my music database on Dune but when I try to save it I have a problem.

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Hi otreblaelasac,

I too have just started to use DMM and out of all the programmes that organisation music I think yours is great, I'm just feeling my way with it, so as of yet have not exported anything to the Dune. But I don't think I am getting all my files scanned, I have two Jerry Goldsmith scores Bandolero! (La-La Land Records LLLCD 1256) (Re-issue) and Bandolero! (Intrada Special Collection Volume 16 - 27 - Ape) the Intrada version does not appear, I thought its because its ape format, changed it to Flac still no album, I used tag rename for the metadata and all is OK plus on some albums the album cover artwork seems to be the back of the CD not the front cover when according to tag rename it is the front cover. Any help in getting this software fully operational would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi otreblaelasac,

I have just starting to use your product and I really like it. Of course it need some refinement but the concept is nice. But I'm having one problem. I just can't save database with the message: "Music_DumpDB (Object reference not set to an instance of an object." I have successfully created my music database on Dune but when I try to save it I have a problem.

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Hi there,
could you please send me an email (albertocasale@yahoo.com) ? We'll sort it out. Probably a stupid residual bug
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Hi otreblaelasac,

I too have just started to use DMM and out of all the programmes that organisation music I think yours is great, I'm just feeling my way with it, so as of yet have not exported anything to the Dune. But I don't think I am getting all my files scanned, I have two Jerry Goldsmith scores Bandolero! (La-La Land Records LLLCD 1256) (Re-issue) and Bandolero! (Intrada Special Collection Volume 16 - 27 - Ape) the Intrada version does not appear, I thought its because its ape format, changed it to Flac still no album, I used tag rename for the metadata and all is OK plus on some albums the album cover artwork seems to be the back of the CD not the front cover when according to tag rename it is the front cover. Any help in getting this software fully operational would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
For the covers, DMM takes the first image (in alphabetical order) that is present in the album folder and matches one of the valid cover names (customizable list you'll find in the DuneMusicManager_Options.xml file. Maybe you two files front and back. I'd suggest to edit the xml file and leave in

<ArtCoverFiles>picture.jpg,picture.png,photo.jpg,p hoto.png,thumb.jpg,thumb.png,icon.jpg,icon.png,fol der.jpg,folder.png,poster.jpg,poster.png,front.jpg ,front.png,cover.jpg,cover.png,artist.jpg,artist.p ng,artiste.jpg,artiste.png,back.jpg,back.png</ArtCoverFiles>

only the names you want DMM to look for

Regarding the missing album, I'd need to know more. Could you send me an email and attach the txt file you'll find in the MyMusic\Data folder of your DMM installation ?
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Cheers Alberto, will send you an email

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Hi all

here we are with a minor but interesting incremental release, Version 2.2.3
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zkrbgwzp4...DQE9brBd3RzaIa

This release is mainly addressing the needs of the people using CUE files and the ones having troubles with the creation of artists (too many, artists like "artist feat. artist", etc).

Changes with respect to 2.2.1

WebApp
  • icons now working also in Firefox
DMM PC App
  • small bugs fixed
  • Improved coverage of albums with CUE files (n files - 1 cue, n files - n cues, multi CD, etc.) : thanks a lot DruidCtba
  • Improved artist creation options in the menu configuration window (avoid creating artist when name contains some words (e.g. feat., featuring))
  • Portuguese version thanks to the great help of Krow, a brazilian DMM user
Updated Doc


Any issue, drop me an email (albertocasale@yahoo.com)
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I've been using this prog for some time and it's pretty usefull. Sure there's room for further development and it would be awesome to implement some of this ideas:

1. See the location of scaned album from the DMM so you could solve the problem (in name or so...)
2. Edit the name of the Album or the Artist in the DMM so it could scrape it correctly
3. Filter which Album to export to Dune

Also I have a problem with the lenght of the name (or the path to be correct). DMM could not scrape the info for the files that have path longer than 260 caracters. Does anyone have the same problem?

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I had the same problem with long filenames as you. I use this program: Long Path Tool, and with this I scan my library and get a report that show the problem files.
To truncate the length of the files, I use this program: Bulk Rename Utility.
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I had the same problem with long filenames as you. I use this program: Long Path Tool, and with this I scan my library and get a report that show the problem files.
To truncate the length of the files, I use this program: Bulk Rename Utility.
First thanks for sharing. So how did you resolve the problem? Renaming the album names will result in DMM not scraping it correctly?!
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