MCataloguer - What's New?

Version History

3.1.0 (2010.11.28)
  • Improves .pdf file cataloging function, supresses popup window which interrupted .pdf file cataloging process.
  • Supports more newest DC image formats based on Dave Coffin's raw photo decoder - dcraw.c.

3.0 (2010.5.12)
  • Enhances media file cataloging.
  • MCataloguer integrates MediaInfo under the LGPL to read tag information about a video or audio file. Some of the supported formats:
    Video: AVI, MKV, OGM, DV (RAW), MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-TS, MPEG-4, WMV, MOV, IFO/VOB (DVD-Video), CDXA (VCD/SVCD), Blu-ray and HD DVD files, and more.
    Audio: MP3 (Id3v2), OGG, WAV, PCM, RA, AC3, DTS, AAC, M4A, AU, AIFF, WMA, APE/MAC, FLAC, and more.
    To create thumbnail of a video file, MCataloguer uses code of FFmpeg licensed under the LGPLv2.1.
    Thumbnail size can be ajusted from 64x64 pixel to 128x128 pixel via 'Preference' setting dialog.
  • A few bug fixes.

2.9.7.0 (2009.10.29)
  • Compitable with Windows 7

2.9.6.0 (2009.7.16)
  • Add album details to TXT export output.

2.9.4.0 (2008.11.20)
  • Audio album track's ISRC code editable after being cataloged.
  • Support .md5 file cataloging.

2.9.3.0 (2008.4.22)
  • Adds thumbnail creation support for AVI format video files.

2.9.2.6 (2008.1.2)
  • Resolves a bug that caused application exception when cataloging a damaged image file.
  • Resolves a bug that caused application exception when readinging 16bit resource from an .exe or .dll file.

2.9.1.6 (2007.9.27)
  • Many thanks to Mr. Karl Winzig, for his help on German translation. German resource module is included since this version.

2.9.1.3 (2007.9.12)
  • Many thanks to Mr. Jose Rodriguez, for Spanish translation. Spanish resource module is included since this version.
  • Vista User Account Control (UAC) compatible. Digitally signed with a Code Signing Certificate.

2.9 (2007.7.19)
  • A few bug fixes.

2.8.1.5 (2007.5.14)
  • "Portuguese of Brasil" language module updates by Daniel Gama Lins Galdino.
  • Add function to import albums from XML file.
  • A few bug fixes.

2.8 (2007.1.9)
  • Rewrites music disc online text search function as FreeDB.org anounced its "Text-based search online again" recently.
  • Supports NTFS alternate data stream (ADS). Summary information associated with any type of file can be extracted and saved in catalog.
  • Adds "Sort by Entry Sequence" option. Before catalog items were displayed alphabetically order .
  • Adds "Seq#" fields in "Add CD/DVD" window.
  • Recognizes and creates thumbnails for Windows Vista icons.
  • Adds translation check function. If you've localized res_en.dll resource module you could use this command to easily and quickly get a resource list telling which items still present in English form.
  • A few bug fixes.

2.7.6 (2006.10.1)
  • Handles an exception when cataloging some kind of mp3 files.
  • Enhances HTML file extraction fields to include body text, title, description, author, copyright and keywords.
  • Resolves the window title blink problem when desktop in XP Classic style.
  • Resolves the problem that separator line between columns in right pane not shown when desktop in XP Classic style.
  • Version 2.7.6.3: Corrects a freedb.org music server connection parameter which causes fail on reading from freedb.org recently.
  • Version 2.7.6.4: A few bug fixes.

2.7.5 (2006.9.2)
  • Support more DC image formats based on Dave Coffin's raw photo decoder - dcraw.c v1.331.
  • A few bug fixes.

2.7.4 (2006.3.31)
  • Move 'Archive' tab to the bottom pane to avoid switching tabs when an archive file selected in the 'File' tab.
  • A few bug fixes.

2.7.2 (2006.2.27)
  • Fix a bug in v2.7 that manually added comments or track titles cannot be saved in some situation.
  • Fix a bug in v2.7 that web audio album retrieving always breaks in half way.

2.7.1 (2006.2.9)
  • Fix a bug for retrieving text file in UTF-8 and Big-Endian Unicode formats.
  • Fix a bug which would cause program quit abnormally when cataloging damaged .GIF image file.
  • Add TXT file format as one of the export formats.
  • A few other bug fixes and improvements.

2.7 (2006.2.2)
  • Adds navigation buttons "Back", "Forward", "Up" to the toolbar, that work in a similar way as Windows Explorer.
  • Redesigns toolbar icons.
  • Moves contents from the "folder view" tab to being under the selected cataloged item(cd/dvd/any folder). In this way, multiple item details can be displayed simultaneously.
  • Adds extraction and saving function for files in text (txt, diz, ini) file formats, the first 2048 characters in the file would be saved into catalog and displayed in the property window afterwards.
  • Add online detection function for new version. The application would automatically check for updates every three days. Besides, there is a menu command "Check for Update" under menu "Help".
  • A few bug fixes.

2.6.1 (2005.12.22)
  • Korean module translated by Taewon Yun.

2.6 (2005.12.20)
  • Add 'Pause' button to let your CD/DVD rom device have a rest when cataloging.
  • A few minor improvements.

2.5.3 (2005.11.10)
  • fix a bug .NEF RAW image files.

2.5.2 (2005.11.4)
  • Improves support for extraction file structure of compressed archives in .gz, .tar, .tar.gz, .tgz formats.

2.5 (2005.10.18)
  • Rewrote print module to print layout of the left pane and right pane.
  • Several bug fixes.

2.1.9.6 (2005.9.15)
  • Polish module translated by Seweryn Jezierski.
  • Enhanced code pages support for music disc data downloaded through FreeDB Protocol 5.

2.1.9 (2005.9.3)
  • Portuguese for Brazilian module translated by Daniel Gama Lins Galdino.

2.1 Final Release (2005.8.12)
2.1 Beta (2005.7.02)
  • Restore French language DLL.
  • Add priority adjustment capability to cataloging thread, default proority value is highest.
  • Fix a bug when cataloging .mng and .jng image files.
  • Add support to create thumbnail and full bookmarks structure for .PDF files, if Adobe Acrobat 5 or above is installed.

2.0 (2005.6.22)
  • Repair function added to effectively recover and rescue corrupted .cds catalog files from an accident.
  • Fixed a bug which cause exception to quit the program when cataloging some .ape audio files.
  • Automatically read .cue file contents for audio files and saves it in the "More Metedata" field.
  • Fix a bug when running on Windows 98/Me platform.

1.9 (2005.6.8)
  • Properties of individual file can be seen in the "Property" tab when it gets highlighted.
    No longer need to double click on the .doc or .pdf file to see the details in another popup window. Thumbnail or font properties is shown there in the same way.
  • PDF bookmarks extraction supported.
  • Comments for files/folers in a cataloged disc or folder can be saved to an external .xml file. A synchronization operation would automatically keep all the comments manually entered and restore them after done.
  • CSV (Comma Separated Values) format is supported in export.
  • Several bug fixes.

1.8 (2005.4.15)
  • Fast thumbnails extraction for digital camera raw images in various formats. Automatically rotates image if orientation information is recorded in the raw file.
    Supported file formats are: .bay, .bmq, .cam, .cr2, .crw, .cs1, .dc2, .dcr, .dng, .icc, .k25, .kdc, .mos, .mrw, .nef, .orf, .pef, .raf, .raw, .srf, .thm and .x3f.
  • Thumbnail size adjustable from 64x64 pixel to 128x128 pixel.
  • Add thumbnail creation support for .pgm, .pnm, .ppm image formats.
  • Upgrade cover art searching module arrcording to new Amazon E-Commerce Service. Two more servers available from France and Canada.
  • A few bug fixes and some improvements.

1.6.2 (2005.3.29)
  • Improved AAC format audio tag extraction to support UTF-8 encoded characters.

1.6 (2005.3.21)
  • New font cataloging feature. MCataloguer can generate and save properties as well as a thumbnail image for each font. Most popular font types supported: *.ttf, *.ttc, *.otf, *.fon, *.fnt, *.pfm and *.pfb.
  • Improved "Preference" setting interface.
  • Improved left pane display. Move the mouse over certain cataloged disc or folder item in the left pane, and accompanying text appears describing the item properties information such as label, comments, location and so on.
  • A memory leak bug fixed. The bug cause program to exit when cataloging an invalid APE audio file.
  • A few other bug fixes.

1.5 (2005.2.24)
  • Add thumbnail creation support for more popular image types. So far thumbnails can be created for the following image types:
    *.ai, *.bmp, *.cur, *.dib, *.emf, *.gif, *.ico, *.jpg, *.jng, *.mng, *.png, *.pcd, *.psd, *.pcx, *.tif, *.tiff, *.tga, *.wbmp and *.wmf.
  • Add copy function for cataloged file name, track title and any other text disaplayed within the tab.
  • Add file size and modify date information to search result list.
  • A few bug fixes and some improvements.

1.2.9 (2004.11.25)
  • Add a new music server connection for lyrics and album cover - 9Sky.com.
  • Add lyrics retrieving option to cataloged albums.
  • A few bug fixes and improvements.

1.2.8 (2004.11.04)
  • Add supports to three popular image file formats:
    AI(Adobe Illustrator), PSD(Adobe Photoshop), PCD(Kodak PhotoCD).
    So far, the thumbnail creation feature is available to image files in the following formats: *.ai,*.bmp,*.dib,*.emf,*.gif,*.ico,*.jpg,*.png,*.pcd,*.psd,*.tif,*.wmf.

1.2.7 (2004.10.28)
  • Music functionality enhanced.
    Integrated "Find Album", "Find Lyrics", "Find Cover", "Submit Album" and "Fill Metadata" into a task band driven dialog.
    New music sites are added: MusicBrainz.org for album search and Yemusic.com for lyrics search.
    Text search feature is added in addition to searching by disk id. Now searching by artist name, album title or track title is possible. MusicBrainz.org even supports unicode text search!
    Yemusic.com is open to MCataloguer for track lyrics searching.
    Audio file metadata can be edited now. The album information getting through "Find Album" and "Find Lyrics" can be used to fill the metadata. Those metadata editing is done within the catalog.
  • Network connection using proxy is now supported. Proxy changes in the Windows system is reflected immediately to this application.
  • Size of a folder is recorded and displayed along with files.
  • A bug fix on reading capacity of a dvd disc.

1.2.6 (2004.09.02)
    About enhanced support to FreeDB:
  • In addition to UTF-8 and local encoding, adds support for multi-byte characters in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean language encoding. All the returning contents will be converted to Unicode internally.
  • Add function to submit your album to FreeDB server using UTF-8 encoding and protocol level 6. You can submit a new album or update an existing one.

1.2.5 (2004.08.20)
  • HTML template improvements.

1.2.4 (2004.08.20)
    Only several small changes:
  • Add context menu to "Audio" tab;
  • A bug fixed that sometimes "cover" tab would show through other top tab when you resizing the window(occurs under windows98/Me/2000 platforms).
  • The displaying name for a album changes from "Album" to "Artist - Album". You can change the name at any time.

1.2.3 (2004.08.17)
  • A specific "Music discs" viewer is added to left pane, you can switch the left pane display between "All items" cataloged and only "Music discs". With "Music discs" choosen, you can further select a sort order to re-arrange the discs. The sort orders can be customized.

1.2.2 (2004.08.06)
  • Amazon.com web service is integrated to help you find a cover art from web.
  • ABR(average bitrate) value for mp3 ID3v2 files is made optional since the calculation is very time consuming that it has to scan the whole file to get an ABR value. However this value is most likely to be ignored in a cataloging situation. So we make it optional.

1.2.1 (2004.07.19)
  • Adds support to read tag information from mpc audio file format(file extensions could be: mpc, mp+ and mpp).

1.2 (2004.07.05)
  • Developed based on EverCD+ v3.3. A new brand for EverCD+.
  • Added support for AAC audio file format. File extentions are *.m4a, *.mp4.
  • Default catalog is a must from this version on. If you haven't set one, a dialog box will ask you to specify one when application starts.
  • Add options to automatically locate or add a disc when it's arriving, you can enable or disable these options in the "Preference" setting dialog. Default are on.
  • Remove net connection icon in the "Add CD/DVD" dialog.When a disc is inserted or you click the "Refresh" button, application will automatically connect to FreeDB if network is active.
  • A few bugs fixed.
December 04, 2013 new!

Font Fitting Room 3.5.4 has been released.
Check out What's New with this latest release.

November 28, 2010

MCataloguer 3.1 has been released.
Check out What's New with this latest release, or find out more information about MCataloguer.

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