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Media Reader 0.52 has been released. 0.51 unfortunately had a couple of small but eventful typos. The doc has not yet been updated to reflect the new features, most notably detection of incomplete TV series (kodi genesis), automatic creation of thumbnails from movies, ability to designate artwork to be written for XBMC and direct detection of IMDBID from movie titles (optional).
I have decided to shelve further development for the project. I feel the code has received just about as much attention I could give it but still has had little adoption. It just no longer seems worth the effort for continued development.
This weekend’s drop will likely be the last (short of some bug fixes). If you feel there are some features you just cannot live without let me know now.
The search engine for IMPA here will continue to be kept up to date, so no change on your end is necessary.
I will pursue further projects in particular a data warehousing project which I have discussed with some of you before. I am still looking for co-conspirators in this area. It will (like most of what I do) cross-platform Java based, making heavy use of Java EE 6 and the Glassfish server. I believe it will be exciting and an opportunity for all participants to indulge in new technology. Drop me a line of you are interested.
Media Reader 0.49 has been released. It now features full Mac OSX support. (Let me know if you find oddities, I now own a Mac …).
I also started a gallery of screen shots which hopefully gives you an idea of what is all doable with thei piece of software. It was just simpler than pasting it and maintaining it in a post.
The weekend drop of Media Reader 0.47 will have a bunch of goodies again but most importantly, I think (besides more and better Aeon/Aeon artwork support) is the support for subtitles. You can now click on movie and select from all available subtitle files/languages for this movie. Media Reader will tell you if the subtitle is a definite match for your particular file (lookup via movie hash). However, even if the hash does not match, the subtitle will be for the exact IMDB title. It might need some offset adjustment or fit as is.
In either case you will be able to download a ton of subtitles with a single mouse-click.
It just doesn’t get any better than this
Released today. I think it’s pretty nifty stuff. Bigger and important features. Lots of little improvements that make it easier to use. Advancedsettting editor preview. Give it a shot and let me know how it goes.