MM5 Test builds (5.0.0 Alpha available)

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MM5 Test builds (5.0.0 Alpha available)

Postby rusty » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:54 pm

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukkah, Joyous Kwanza, and good evening to all,

We're really excited to begin pre-release testing of MediaMonkey 5. MediaMonkey 5 is a major overhaul of MediaMonkey. It creates a foundation for a more modern UI, includes a framework that allows MediaMonkey better integrate with cloud/music services, allows MediaMonkey to become cross-platform and support different form factors; improves developer interfaces so that it can be customized to a greater degree, and lays the groundwork to make it a more social experience.

Most of the work to-date has focused on building a solid platform. That, combined with the huge number of changes, means that you can expect the alpha to have missing functionality (auto-tagging, video conversion, etc.), a significant number of bugs, and many areas for improvement. We're putting it out because we want your feedback and ideas. Specifically:
- Serious bugs that we've overlooked (i.e. don't bother with minor issues at this stage)
- Issues/ideas for the design
- Issues/ideas for improvements to the developer interfaces
- Issues/ideas for the skinning framework

In addition, we're hoping that developers and skinners will start experimenting and create some new/updated addons in the MM5 developer forum.

The most recent v5 build will always be in the last post in this thread. To be notified of future builds, just subscribe to this thread.

During the pre-release testing period, we're going to post official Alpha, Beta, and Release Candidate builds, along with informal Developer builds:
    Alpha builds are feature incomplete, and have undergone limited testing. They're for the adventurous among you.
    Beta builds are near feature complete and have undergone more thorough testing, but along with many known issues, still have their fair share unknown issues.
    Release candidates are feature complete, and well-tested, and should have all issues categorized as 'immediate or urgent' resolved, and have few unknown issues.
    Test builds are used internally for testing and whose stability hasn't been verified. They are shared with hardcore testers so that there aren't long gaps between formal Alpha / Beta / RC builds.

With that said, here's our first MediaMonkey 5 Alpha build. Before you rush into downloading it, remember that it's pre-release software and contains a variety of changes that have not been thoroughly tested. The software is being provided for feedback/testing and development purposes -- please backup your files to protect against data loss.

Test Notes:
    - The Alpha installation is a Portable install. When you install version 5, a new DB will be created, and your old one preserved for use with MediaMonkey 4. If you make changes in one DB, they will not be reflected in the other.
    - If you have a MediaMonkey 3/4 Gold license, Gold functionality will be active until MediaMonkey 5 licenses are made available for sale.
    - Scripts / Addons from MediaMonkey 4 will not be compatible.
    - Video encoding isn't yet supported
    - If you receive an error message on startup, you may need to install MS VC++ Redistributable Packages from: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/downloa ... x?id=40784

Let us know what you think!

Download

Installation:
    Double-click the downloaded file and follow the installation instructions:
    -When prompted for an install directory, choose a new directory such as /Temp/Portable Apps/MediaMonkey 5/ so as to preserve your existing MediaMonkey installation.

Enjoy!
-The MediaMonkey Team
rusty
 
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MediaMonkey Alpha 5.0.0.2055

Postby rusty » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:09 pm

Hi,

Here's an update that fixes a couple of crashes and other issues raised thus far:
    Crash on startup on some systems
    Crash on switching output plugin
    Crash on changing player settings
    High resolution DPI displays incorrectly
    Album Artist node shows Artists
    SampleScripts are incomplete
Note: we plan on opening up access to Mantis in the near future so that you can see the bugs/fixes directly.

Test Notes:
    -This is pre-release software and contains a variety of changes that have not been thoroughly tested. The software is being provided for feedback/testing and development purposes -- please backup your files to protect against data loss.
    - The Alpha installation is a Portable install. When you install version 5, a new DB will be created, and your old one preserved for use with MediaMonkey 4. If you make changes in one DB, they will not be reflected in the other.
    - If you have a MediaMonkey 3/4 Gold license, Gold functionality will be active until MediaMonkey 5 licenses are made available for sale.
    - Scripts / Addons from MediaMonkey 4 will not be compatible.
    - Video encoding isn't yet supported

Download

Installation:
    Double-click the downloaded file and follow the installation instructions:
    -When prompted for an install directory, choose a new directory such as /Temp/Portable Apps/MediaMonkey 5/ so as to preserve your existing MediaMonkey installation.

Enjoy!
-The MediaMonkey Team
rusty
 
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MediaMonkey Alpha 5.0.0.2056

Postby rusty » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:38 am

Hi,

This update fixes several more stability issues (Changelog).

Test Notes:
    -This is pre-release software and contains a variety of changes that have not been thoroughly tested. The software is being provided for feedback/testing and development purposes -- please backup your files to protect against data loss.
    - The Alpha installation is a Portable install. When you install version 5, a new DB will be created, and your old one preserved for use with MediaMonkey 4. If you make changes in one DB, they will not be reflected in the other.
    - If you have a MediaMonkey 3/4 Gold license, Gold functionality will be active until MediaMonkey 5 licenses are made available for sale.
    - Scripts / Addons from MediaMonkey 4 will not be compatible.
    - Video encoding isn't yet supported

Download

Installation:
    Double-click the downloaded file and follow the installation instructions:
    -When prompted for an install directory, choose a new directory such as /Temp/Portable Apps/MediaMonkey 5/ so as to preserve your existing MediaMonkey installation.

Looking forward to your feedback!

-The MediaMonkey Team
rusty
 
Posts: 7070
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2003 3:39 am
Location: Montreal, Canada

MediaMonkey Alpha 5.0.0.2057

Postby rusty » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:57 pm

Hi,

This update fixes an M4A/MP4 tagging problem and stability fix. Details in the (Changelog).

Test Notes:
    -This is pre-release software and contains a variety of changes that have not been thoroughly tested. The software is being provided for feedback/testing and development purposes -- please backup your files to protect against data loss.
    - The Alpha installation is a Portable install. When you install version 5, a new DB will be created, and your old one preserved for use with MediaMonkey 4. If you make changes in one DB, they will not be reflected in the other.
    - If you have a MediaMonkey 3/4 Gold license, Gold functionality will be active until MediaMonkey 5 licenses are made available for sale.
    - Scripts / Addons from MediaMonkey 4 will not be compatible.
    - Video encoding isn't yet supported

Download

Installation:
    Double-click the downloaded file and follow the installation instructions:
    -When prompted for an install directory, choose a new directory such as /Temp/Portable Apps/MediaMonkey 5/ so as to preserve your existing MediaMonkey installation.

Looking forward to your feedback!

-The MediaMonkey Team
rusty
 
Posts: 7070
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2003 3:39 am
Location: Montreal, Canada

MediaMonkey 5.0.0.2058 Alpha

Postby rusty » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:49 pm

Hi,

Thanks to everyone testing out MM5 to-date. Here's an updated build that includes over 30 fixes. Details in the (Changelog).

Test Notes:
    -This is pre-release software and contains a variety of changes that have not been thoroughly tested. The software is being provided for feedback/testing and development purposes -- please backup your files to protect against data loss.
    - The Alpha installation is a Portable install. When you install version 5, a new DB will be created, and your old one preserved for use with MediaMonkey 4. If you make changes in one DB, they will not be reflected in the other.
    - If you have a MediaMonkey 3/4 Gold license, Gold functionality will be active until MediaMonkey 5 licenses are made available for sale.
    - Scripts / Addons from MediaMonkey 4 will not be compatible.
    - Video encoding isn't yet supported

Download

Installation:
    Double-click the downloaded file and follow the installation instructions:
    -When prompted for an install directory, choose a new directory such as /Temp/Portable Apps/MediaMonkey 5/ so as to preserve your existing MediaMonkey installation.

Looking forward to your feedback!

-The MediaMonkey Team
rusty
 
Posts: 7070
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2003 3:39 am
Location: Montreal, Canada

MediaMonkey 5.0.0.2060 Alpha

Postby rusty » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:23 pm

Hi,

Here's a new build that adds another 30 fixes--stability should be significantly improved. Details in the (Changelog).

Test Notes:
    -This is pre-release software and contains a variety of changes that have not been thoroughly tested. The software is being provided for feedback/testing and development purposes -- please backup your files to protect against data loss.
    - The Alpha installation is a Portable install. When you install version 5, a new DB will be created, and your old one preserved for use with MediaMonkey 4. If you make changes in one DB, they will not be reflected in the other.
    - If you have a MediaMonkey 3/4 Gold license, Gold functionality will be active until MediaMonkey 5 licenses are made available for sale.
    - Scripts / Addons from MediaMonkey 4 will not be compatible.
    - Video encoding isn't yet supported

Download

Installation:
    Double-click the downloaded file and follow the installation instructions:
    -When prompted for an install directory, choose a new directory such as /Temp/Portable Apps/MediaMonkey 5/ so as to preserve your existing MediaMonkey installation.

Looking forward to your feedback!

-The MediaMonkey Team
rusty
 
Posts: 7070
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2003 3:39 am
Location: Montreal, Canada

MediaMonkey 5.0.0.2061 Alpha

Postby rusty » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:34 pm

Hi,

Here's a new build that adds another ~20 fixes/improvements. Details in the (Changelog).

Test Notes:
    -This is pre-release software and contains a variety of changes that have not been thoroughly tested. The software is being provided for feedback/testing and development purposes -- please backup your files to protect against data loss.
    - The Alpha installation is a Portable install. When you install version 5, a new DB will be created, and your old one preserved for use with MediaMonkey 4. If you make changes in one DB, they will not be reflected in the other.
    - If you have a MediaMonkey 3/4 Gold license, Gold functionality will be active until MediaMonkey 5 licenses are made available for sale.
    - Scripts / Addons from MediaMonkey 4 will not be compatible.
    - Video encoding isn't yet supported

Download

Installation:
    Double-click the downloaded file and follow the installation instructions:
    -When prompted for an install directory, choose a new directory such as /Temp/Portable Apps/MediaMonkey 5/ so as to preserve your existing MediaMonkey installation.

Looking forward to your feedback!

-The MediaMonkey Team
rusty
 
Posts: 7070
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2003 3:39 am
Location: Montreal, Canada

MediaMonkey 5.0.0.2062 Alpha

Postby rusty » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:53 am

Hi,

Here's a new build that adds another ~30 fixes/improvements. Details in the (Changelog).

Test Notes:
    -This is pre-release software and contains a variety of changes that have not been thoroughly tested. The software is being provided for feedback/testing and development purposes -- please backup your files to protect against data loss.
    - The Alpha installation is a Portable install. When you install version 5, a new DB will be created, and your old one preserved for use with MediaMonkey 4. If you make changes in one DB, they will not be reflected in the other.
    - If you have a MediaMonkey 3/4 Gold license, Gold functionality will be active until MediaMonkey 5 licenses are made available for sale.
    - Scripts / Addons from MediaMonkey 4 will not be compatible.
    - Video encoding isn't yet supported

Download

Installation:
    Double-click the downloaded file and follow the installation instructions:
    -When prompted for an install directory, choose a new directory such as /Temp/Portable Apps/MediaMonkey 5/ so as to preserve your existing MediaMonkey installation.

Looking forward to your feedback!

-The MediaMonkey Team
rusty
 
Posts: 7070
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2003 3:39 am
Location: Montreal, Canada

MediaMonkey 5.0.0.2064 Alpha

Postby rusty » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:58 pm

Hi,

Here's a new build that adds another ~40 fixes/improvements. Details in the (Changelog).

Test Notes:
    -This is pre-release software and contains a variety of changes that have not been thoroughly tested. The software is being provided for feedback/testing and development purposes -- please backup your files to protect against data loss.
    - The Alpha installation is a Portable install. When you install version 5, a new DB will be created, and your old one preserved for use with MediaMonkey 4. If you make changes in one DB, they will not be reflected in the other.
    - If you have a MediaMonkey 3/4 Gold license, Gold functionality will be active until MediaMonkey 5 licenses are made available for sale.
    - Scripts / Addons from MediaMonkey 4 will not be compatible.
    - Video encoding isn't yet supported

Download

Installation:
    Double-click the downloaded file and follow the installation instructions:
    -When prompted for an install directory, choose a new directory such as /Temp/Portable Apps/MediaMonkey 5/ so as to preserve your existing MediaMonkey installation.

Looking forward to your feedback!

-The MediaMonkey Team
rusty
 
Posts: 7070
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2003 3:39 am
Location: Montreal, Canada

MediaMonkey 5.0.0.2065 Alpha

Postby rusty » Fri May 05, 2017 12:57 pm

Hi,

Here's a new build that adds another ~30 fixes/improvements. Details in the (Changelog).

Test Notes:
    -This is pre-release software and contains a variety of changes that have not been thoroughly tested. The software is being provided for feedback/testing and development purposes -- please backup your files to protect against data loss.
    - The Alpha installation is a Portable install. When you install version 5, a new DB will be created, and your old one preserved for use with MediaMonkey 4. If you make changes in one DB, they will not be reflected in the other.
    - If you have a MediaMonkey 3/4 Gold license, Gold functionality will be active until MediaMonkey 5 licenses are made available for sale.
    - Scripts / Addons from MediaMonkey 4 will not be compatible.
    - Video encoding isn't yet supported

Download

Installation:
    Double-click the downloaded file and follow the installation instructions:
    -When prompted for an install directory, choose a new directory such as /Temp/Portable Apps/MediaMonkey 5/ so as to preserve your existing MediaMonkey installation.

Looking forward to your feedback!

-The MediaMonkey Team
rusty
 
Posts: 7070
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2003 3:39 am
Location: Montreal, Canada

MediaMonkey 5.0.0.2071 Alpha

Postby rusty » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:03 pm

Hi,

It's been some time since the last build--here's a new one with ~50+ improvements/fixes. Details in the (Changelog).

Test Notes:
    -This is pre-release software and contains a variety of changes that have not been thoroughly tested. The software is being provided for feedback/testing and development purposes -- please backup your files to protect against data loss.
    - The Alpha installation is a Portable install. When you install version 5, a new DB will be created, and your old one preserved for use with MediaMonkey 4. If you make changes in one DB, they will not be reflected in the other.
    - If you have a MediaMonkey 3/4 Gold license, Gold functionality will be active until MediaMonkey 5 licenses are made available for sale.
    - Scripts / Addons from MediaMonkey 4 will not be compatible.
    - Video encoding isn't yet supported

Download

Installation:
    Double-click the downloaded file and follow the installation instructions:
    -When prompted for an install directory, choose a new directory such as /Temp/Portable Apps/MediaMonkey 5/ so as to preserve your existing MediaMonkey installation.

Looking forward to your feedback!

-The MediaMonkey Team
rusty
 
Posts: 7070
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2003 3:39 am
Location: Montreal, Canada

MediaMonkey 5.0.0.2072 Alpha

Postby rusty » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:45 pm

Hi,

This build only includes a couple of fixes, but we're putting it out because one of them is a stability regression. Details in the (Changelog).

Test Notes:
    -This is pre-release software and contains a variety of changes that have not been thoroughly tested. The software is being provided for feedback/testing and development purposes -- please backup your files to protect against data loss.
    - The Alpha installation is a Portable install. When you install version 5, a new DB will be created, and your old one preserved for use with MediaMonkey 4. If you make changes in one DB, they will not be reflected in the other.
    - If you have a MediaMonkey 3/4 Gold license, Gold functionality will be active until MediaMonkey 5 licenses are made available for sale.
    - Scripts / Addons from MediaMonkey 4 will not be compatible.
    - Video encoding isn't yet supported

Download

Installation:
    Double-click the downloaded file and follow the installation instructions:
    -When prompted for an install directory, choose a new directory such as /Temp/Portable Apps/MediaMonkey 5/ so as to preserve your existing MediaMonkey installation.

Looking forward to your feedback!

-The MediaMonkey Team
rusty
 
Posts: 7070
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2003 3:39 am
Location: Montreal, Canada

MediaMonkey 5.0.0.2074 Alpha

Postby rusty » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:50 pm

Hi,

Hi, here's a new build with about 20 improvements and fixes. Details in the (Changelog).

Test Notes:
    -This is pre-release software and contains a variety of changes that have not been thoroughly tested. The software is being provided for feedback/testing and development purposes -- please backup your files to protect against data loss.
    - The Alpha installation is a Portable install. When you install version 5, a new DB will be created, and your old one preserved for use with MediaMonkey 4. If you make changes in one DB, they will not be reflected in the other.
    - If you have a MediaMonkey 3/4 Gold license, Gold functionality will be active until MediaMonkey 5 licenses are made available for sale.
    - Scripts / Addons from MediaMonkey 4 will not be compatible.
    - Video encoding isn't yet supported

Download

Installation:
    Double-click the downloaded file and follow the installation instructions:
    -When prompted for an install directory, choose a new directory such as /Temp/Portable Apps/MediaMonkey 5/ so as to preserve your existing MediaMonkey installation.

Looking forward to your feedback!

-The MediaMonkey Team
rusty
 
Posts: 7070
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2003 3:39 am
Location: Montreal, Canada

MediaMonkey 5.0.0.2075 Alpha

Postby rusty » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:58 am

Hi,

Hi, here's a new build with about 10 improvements and fixes. Details in the (Changelog).

Test Notes:
    -This is pre-release software and contains a variety of changes that have not been thoroughly tested. The software is being provided for feedback/testing and development purposes -- please backup your files to protect against data loss.
    - The Alpha installation is a Portable install. When you install version 5, a new DB will be created, and your old one preserved for use with MediaMonkey 4. If you make changes in one DB, they will not be reflected in the other.
    - If you have a MediaMonkey 3/4 Gold license, Gold functionality will be active until MediaMonkey 5 licenses are made available for sale.
    - Scripts / Addons from MediaMonkey 4 will not be compatible.
    - Video encoding isn't yet supported

Download

Installation:
    Double-click the downloaded file and follow the installation instructions:
    -When prompted for an install directory, choose a new directory such as /Temp/Portable Apps/MediaMonkey 5/ so as to preserve your existing MediaMonkey installation.

Looking forward to your feedback!

-The MediaMonkey Team
rusty
 
Posts: 7070
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2003 3:39 am
Location: Montreal, Canada

MediaMonkey 5.0.0.2078 Alpha

Postby rusty » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:44 pm

Hi,

Hi, here's a new build with about 10 improvements and fixes. Details in the (Changelog).

Test Notes:
    -This is pre-release software and contains a variety of changes that have not been thoroughly tested. The software is being provided for feedback/testing and development purposes -- please backup your files to protect against data loss.
    - The Alpha installation is a Portable install. When you install version 5, a new DB will be created, and your old one preserved for use with MediaMonkey 4. If you make changes in one DB, they will not be reflected in the other.
    - If you have a MediaMonkey 3/4 Gold license, Gold functionality will be active until MediaMonkey 5 licenses are made available for sale.
    - Scripts / Addons from MediaMonkey 4 will not be compatible.
    - Video encoding isn't yet supported

Download

Installation:
    Double-click the downloaded file and follow the installation instructions:
    -When prompted for an install directory, choose a new directory such as /Temp/Portable Apps/MediaMonkey 5/ so as to preserve your existing MediaMonkey installation.

Looking forward to your feedback!

-The MediaMonkey Team
rusty
 
Posts: 7070
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2003 3:39 am
Location: Montreal, Canada

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