MuvEnum Blog

Jan 15

Just a quick note to let everyone know that we have made the MuvEnum Bundle available for sale which includes MuvAudio and MuvUnder Cover: The Album Art Sleuth at a discounted price of $28.99 USD, 15% off of the cost of buying both products separately.  We’ve also created a combination Backup CD for this bundle, available for $9.95 with Free Shipping, that contains the installers for both products, installers for all of our freeware, and the full installer for .NET 3.5 SP1, .NET 3.0 SP1, and .NET 2.0 SP2.

Quite a few people have been asking for this bundle and we’re glad to provide it to our potential customers that want to free their audio from its limitations while making sure it has the perfect album artwork.

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To take advantage of this bundle, see the bottom of our Buy Now page:

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Jan 09

MuvUnder Cover: The Album Art Sleuth v1.5.2.0 is now available for download.

This version fixes adds a status icon for telling when an album that already has artwork was searched without results as well as fixes a crash we’ve been seeing in exception reports related to removing albums while albums are being added.  Look out below for the rest of the changes in this new version.

Version History:

  • Added a link to “View Version History” to the update window.
  • Modified updating of information for files in iTunes to search by album title and by album artist to avoid missing files that are actually in iTunes; improved speed of updating file information; added iTunes file update information to support logs.
  • Modified update window to set the “Yes” button as the default button.
  • Modified to show a red status icon with tooltip above the album when there are no search results; now can tell when an album that already contains artwork has been searched but did not have any results.
  • Modified noalbumcover-completedwithoutresults image to use red x instead of yellow triangle to match status icon.
  • Modified status icon and search status to update correctly when a firewall is blocking internet access.
  • Modified removal of saved albums to make it faster and provide removal status information.
  • Modified album context menu to disable most of the options while adding, searching, or saving to avoid crashes caused by modifying the album list while other work was being performed that may also be modifying the album list.
  • Removed the ability to remove albums while albums were being added which could cause the program to crash.
  • Fixed only the first file of an album being added when the album files didn’t contain an album artist.
  • Fixed “No supported files found…” message so it doesn’t show when you click “OK” from the “Choose Folder(s)…” window without selecting any folders.
  • Fixed album title and album artist text displays bleeding over the saved album artwork highlight border.
  • Optimized user interface graphics which helped improve scrolling performance.
  • Updated removal of temporary files on version upgrades to only remove the serialized search results and not the images. Binary serialized search results in a strong-named assembly break between versions so they must be deleted between versions; Bug Report on Microsoft Connect: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=119402

As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions.

For the latest version of MuvUnder Cover: The Album Art Sleuth, please visit our downloads section.

-The MuvEnum Development Team

Jan 05

MuvUnder Cover: The Album Art Sleuth v1.5.1.0 is now available for download.

This version fixes a few issues with v1.5.0.0 which we felt needed to be fixed ASAP.

We hope you enjoy this new release and all the additional fixes and improvements it brings!  We’d like to thank the people who let us remotely connect to their machines to diagnose a couple of very important issues which may have not been resolved without their help.  We thank you for your support.

Version History:

  • Added clearing of album list when changing the existing artwork option from “replace” to “exclude” when files had been added with “replace” (a prompt verifies that you want to do this).
  • Modified non-primary source (google excluded) to not add album artwork that is less than 100 pixels wide which would cause Google Images not to be searched when set, which provides higher resolution artwork.
  • Removed caching of Google Image results as they are very dynamic and caching would inhibit better results appearing at later dates if the user hadn’t cleared their Windows “Temporary” files/folders.
  • Fixed some users not being able to add files/folders due to an invalid “My Music” folder, making the software unusable.
  • Fixed random crashing due to “Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at MuvUnderCover.VirtualWrapPanel.<>c__DisplayClass3.b__2…” caused by watching of “operationposted” in cleanup of virtualized items dispatcher timer.
  • Fixed issue with Google Images always being search when the option to search Google Images when no results from the primary sources existed, even if results from primary sources existed.
  • Fixed “restoring defaults” to not cause the “options dialog” to be shown on the next run of the software.

As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions.

For the latest version of MuvUnder Cover: The Album Art Sleuth, please visit our downloads section.

-The MuvEnum Development Team

Jan 03

MuvUnder Cover: The Album Art Sleuth v1.5.0.0 is now available for download.

This version adds support for additional album artwork sources which increase the quality and number of album artwork search results.  We’ve also added support for updating your iTunes library, if installed and can be disabled, automatically.  In earlier versions, you would have to load iTunes and manually have it pull the newly embedded artwork from the files.  This was a major pain for all iTunes users which is why we’re glad to announce this is now all done automatically.  We’ve also added the ability to resize artwork to the dimensions and quality that fit your needs, whether it’s a smaller artwork file size to keep your music files smaller or whether it’s to make all your artwork the same dimensions, this is a very useful addition to MuvUnder Cover: The Album Art Sleuth.

We hope you enjoy this new release and all the additional fixes and improvements it brings!

Version History:

  • Added support for updating your iTunes library (can be disabled) when album artwork is added so that iTunes will automatically display and sync the new artwork without having to right-click-> Get Info on each album in iTunes.
  • Added Album Art Exchange and Discogs in addition to Amazon as the default album artwork sources.
  • Added removal of 0kb downloaded album artwork when loading from cache or after downloading to help remove lingering downloaded artwork for search results.
  • Added support for resizing album covers when saving; includes width, height, aspect ratio, background color, and compression quality.
  • Added support for opening Windows Explorer to the album location(s) from right-click menu.
  • Added option to clear search results.
  • Added logging of albums to support log that don’t have artist or are corrupt, for user reference purposes.
  • Added “Always” options to certain dialogs so users can choose not to be prompted every time.
  • Added ability to sort by album title or album artist.
  • Added fading information messages near the bottom left when adding, searching, and saving which can be redisplayed by moving your mouse over that area.
    Added “remove saved albums automatically” option.
  • Added message displaying number of album artwork found out of the number of albums with percentage and the prompt to search Google Images for remaining missing artwork.
  • Added showing image dimensions for the currently embedded image.
  • Improved performance and memory usage.
  • Improved visibility of scrollbars.
  • Improved album and artist tooltip to display the full text when trimmed and increased the font size.
  • Modified default window size for better usage of space on lower resolution displays.
  • Modified panels to remove the option of virtualized vs. non-virtualized and now auto switches based on number of albums in the list.
  • Modified size of artwork being displayed to match the actual zoom ratio: increases when zoomed out, decreases when zoomed in; to help with performance.
  • Modified listboxitem textboxes to only be generated when displayed.
  • Modified temporary directory and filename length to avoid cases where they could possibly exceed the OS limit.
  • Modified globe search to add images to the beginning of results.
  • Modified label and checkbox foreground and opacity when disabled to be more readable.
  • Modified display of from “No Album” and “No Artist” to “Unknown Album” and “Unknown Artist” and grayed the font to be able to easily tell the difference.
  • Modified to show the options dialog the first time the software is run.
  • Modified the button focus on MessageBoxWPF to the default button.
  • Modified adding of albums to allow adding of albums that are missing the “artist” as long as the “song title” or “album title” exists.
  • Modified number of albums shown on default window size from 5 to 4 for increased performance and better visibility of albums.
  • Modified listbox to not use deferred scrolling method.
  • Fixed an issue where no files could be added to the album list if the users MyMusic path had been modified incorrectly.
  • Fixed issue with the audio files size not changing/decreasing when the file previously contained large artwork that was replaced by smaller artwork. 
  • Fixed default window size of not being set on initial load (some large auto size was being used).
  • Fixed major slowdown of application when a large number of album ( > 1000) were in the album list.
  • Fixed search not working when artist was empty.
  • Fixed album artwork not saving correctly to files that had multiple tags with artwork in different formats when the “Add Artwork” option was used.
  • Fixed options not saving on some options after having restored the default settings and then changing them.
  • Fixed cuebanner not showing when removing last album.
  • Fixed some issues with the copying/pasting of images.
  • Fixed issue with showing separate albums for files that have spaces at the end or front of the album title.
  • Fixed file extension uppercase of files not adding to the album list.
  • Fixed maximize mode covering taskbar when taskbar is set to auto-hide.
  • Fixed random crash when removing saved albums from the album list.
  • Fixed random splashscreen crash.

As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions.

For the latest version of MuvUnder Cover: The Album Art Sleuth, please visit our downloads section.

-The MuvEnum Development Team