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Jul 21

MuvUnder Cover: The Album Art Sleuth v1.7.0.0 is now available for download.

This version adds a few new features that we think make MuvUnder Cover much easier to use.  It also includes some bug fixes and quite a few performance improvements.

Important: Due to the recent changes made by some of our album artwork sources, we recommend that you update to v1.7.0.0 as soon as possible to make sure you continue receiving the largest quantity and quality of available album artwork.

We’ve added an “albums with/without covers or all albums” grouping in the bottom left of the application.  This focuses the experience to those albums without covers but gives the flexibility to view the albums any way you want.   Because of this new feature, we have modified the default settings for new customers to load all albums whether or not they contain embedded artwork but to have the grouping set to only show albums without covers.  If you are upgrading, your settings will not be changed, but to have the same experience you may want to change to the defaults: “Options -> “Artwork” -> “Replace the file’s existing artwork with the selected artwork”, and “Albums without covers (x of x)” in the bottom left of the main application.   When a cover is saved to an album, it moves to the “Albums with covers” grouping highlighted with the green check so you can see which album covers were saved during the current session.  We’d love to hear your feedback on this new method of album organization in MuvUnder Cover.

The other big change is the ability to delete embedded artwork from a single album (Right-click album -> “Delete Album Artwork From File(s)”) or all albums (“Album Options” -> “Delete Album Art”).  We provide a prompt when a customer selects this option to verify that they want to do this as it cannot be undone.  This does not delete the “folder.jpg” or any other image stored locally in the album folder.  It only deletes artwork embedded in the actual album files.

We’re confident that these new changes will make the MuvUnder Cover experience that much better.

Version History:

  • Fixed Google and Juno Records Image Search to support their recent API modifications. (Please make sure you update to this version to make sure you get the best/most artwork results).
  • Fixed bug where single album search didn’t display the Searching status image.
  • Fixed some binding errors that were causing performance issues.
  • Added ability to filter shown albums by those with and those without covers, or to show all albums.
  • Added ability to delete existing album art in albums (does not delete locally saved album artwork).
  • Added support for deleting artwork from a single album (Right-click album -> “Delete Album Artwork From File(s)”), or all displayed albums (“Album Options” -> “Delete Album Art”). This feature also updates your iTunes library to inform it that the artwork has been removed from the file as long as “Update your iTunes library” option under “Options” -> “Advanced” is checked.
  • Added support for updating iTunes info when deleting embedded artwork if enabled.
  • Added open log folder button.
  • Modified loading of files to decrease the time to load files considerably by not displaying the albums until after all metadata has been read. This also improves load time for files located on a NAS or slower network drive.
  • Modified encryption to help avoid crashes with certain anti-virus programs.
  • Modified default settings to load all albums whether or not they have artwork, but to filter on “Albums without covers”, changeable in the bottom left of the application. We believe this provides the best of both worlds by showing you the total percentage of your albums that have artwork and to more easily work on only those albums that need artwork or those that you’d like to see if you can find better artwork for.

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

Nov 23

MuvUnder Cover: The Album Art Sleuth v1.6.6.0 is now available for download.

This version includes fixes crashes caused by certain anti-virus programs and the “choose file(s)…” dialog restoring of location.

Version History:

  • Fixed “Choose File(s)…” dialog sometimes showing up offscreen when moved to another monitor and then remoting in with only a singled display.
  • Fixed “MuvUnderCover stopped working…” on startup when certain antivirus software was installed (Spyware Doctor with Antivirus).

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

Oct 16

MuvUnder Cover: The Album Art Sleuth v1.6.5.1 is now available for download.

This version includes a quick fix for the integration with MuvAudio 3 and the “Send To” extension having issues with large amounts of files.

Version History:

  • Fixed the non-loading of files with the integration of MuvAudio 3 and the “Send To” extension when the length of the files exceeded 2080 characters.

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

Oct 15

MuvUnder Cover: The Album Art Sleuth v1.6.5.0 is now available for download.

This version adds support for integration with the ‘soon-to-be-released’ MuvAudio v3, support for some new Windows 7 features as well as my personal favorite in this release, a ‘Send To’ MuvUnder Cover Windows Explorer extension that lets me quickly load files into MuvUnder Cover from Windows Explorer (Right-click -> Send To -> MuvUnder Cover).

Version History:

  • Added a Windows Explorer ‘Send To’ shell extension for MuvUnder Cover. You can now select multiple files and folders from within Windows Explorer, right-click and choose ‘Send To’ and then select ‘MuvUnder Cover’ and the MuvUnder Cover will load all supported files.
  • Added integration for MuvAudio v3.
  • Added support for loading files from Windows 7 libraries.
  • Added taskbar progress bar support on Windows 7. The MuvUnder Cover taskbar entry will fill with the progress of tasks.
  • Added indeterminate state to progressbar when searching for files so users know graphically that something is being done (it’s looke for files).
  • Modified progress bar cancel button to be a “stop” button to follow UX guidelines and match MuvAudio v3.
  • Modified “Choose Folders” to “Choose Files” to signify that you can now select individual files in addition to folders. This feature matches MuvAudio v3 functionality.
  • Modified “Shortcuts for all users” option in the installer to be checked by default but only create start menu shortcuts (reduces duplicate icons on desktop and quicklaunch for the installing user).
  • Modified MessageBox icons.
  • Fixed random crash on loading when users didn’t have the needed permissions to a registry key.
  • Fixed drag to top on Windows 7 causing the application to display over the Windows Start Menu Taskbar.
  • Fixed incorrectly sized “search” tab in the options dialog.

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

Aug 01

MuvUnder Cover: The Album Art Sleuth v1.6.1.0 is now available for download.

This version fixes some graphical issues caused by nVidia GeForce/ION drivers v185.85 and higher.  We also added an additional artwork source.

Version History:

  • Added an additional artwork source.
  • Fixed graphical issues; missing buttons/images, randomly appearing images and buttons on mouseover, and other anomalies caused by using the hardware rendered dropshadow effects with nVidia GeForce/ION drivers v185.85 and greater.
  • Fixed closing of application unnecessarily if trying to download and install an update when the downloaded file is unable to be opened.

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

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