Version 6.3 (10150.10138)
- The Auto Search for Artwork functionality is no longer restricted to processing a single album at a time.
- Previously if your Mac had a Retina display and an image was modified the resultant image's resolution was 144ppi. An image's resolution is now preserved without resampling.
- An image's resolution is now displayed in the Mime type field on any artwork panel.
- The Crop/Scale/Square Artwork panel now supports the setting of the resultant image's resolution (without resampling). The panel also displays the initial image's resolution.
- The Manipulate Artwork statement now supports the setting of the resultant image's resolution (without resampling).
- The Artwork Information statement now supports returning the default, smallest and largest resolution.
- The Indexed Artwork statement now has a Get Resolution function.
- When saving artwork to a folder from an Artwork panel and from the Artwork Viewer, you can now set the resolution.
- You can now specify 0 for the Manipulate Artwork statement's Compress artwork if size is greater than setting. 0 implies the initial size of the image.
- You can now specify 0 for the Compress down to setting in the Crop/Scale/Square Artwork panel when it is available. 0 implies the initial size of the image.
- The main window filter's Artwork category now includes Artwork Count. The item was previously only in the Multiple Item Counts category.
Main Window Columns
- You can now Show/Hide multiple columns at a time via the table header context menu Manage Displayed Columns item.
- From the displayed panel you can show/hide individual columns or use the context menu to show/hide selected columns or all columns.
- You can also elect to auto size all columns after saving changes.
- The list of columns in the table header's context menu can be hidden.
Open from Clipboard
- The File>Open from Clipboard command can now open M3u(8), Cue and database files.
- MusicBrainz has primary release types and optional secondary types.
- There is a new Preferences-MusicBrainz-General setting named Append secondary type when importing Release Type.
- The Release Type metadata in previous versions returned the MusicBrainz primary release type. When the new option is set, MusicBrainz Release Type will now contain the primary and secondary release types. For compatibility reasons the values are separated by / characters. The primary release type always comes first. There can be multiple secondary types.
- The Preferences-Discogs-General Preload releases setting will now also cause an Images column to be displayed in the list of releases. The column contains the number of available artwork items.
- New escape sequence \an returns the name of the currently executing action.
- New escape sequence \af. If not executing an inline action this sequence is the same as \an. If an inline action is executing, this sequence will always return the name of the containing non inline action.
- New action statement named Is Action Defined. The statement sets the action test state to true if the specified action exists, otherwise it is set to false. The statement can only test for the existence of non inline actions.
- The Stop and Open Files statement now handles, M3U(8), CUE and database files.
- In order to avoid confusion and possible unexpected behaviour at runtime, certain action statements now do limited edit time validation of integer values. The runtime validation of the values has not changed and where permitted before, an empty field will still imply zero. Where an integer value of abc would previously have been accepted and would be evaluated as zero at runtime, it will now be flagged as invalid when entered. Escape sequences are handled correctly and typically defer the validation to runtime. The following statements perform the edit time validation: Manipulate Artwork, Artwork to Folder, Crop Artwork, Duplicate Artwork, Indexed Artwork, Rearrange Artwork, Remove Artwork, Substring, Truncate, List from Column, List Item, at Index/Sublist, Remove List Item at Index, Set List Index.
- The Remove Artwork statement has a new Do not remove the default artwork item option.
- The Auto Search for Artwork statement has partially changed semantics for the returned Auto Search Status named variable.
Action Editor Windows
- You can now display a popup window which contains an action's description while editing an action. Previously this could only be done in the Action Manager. An action's description is the first non empty content in a Comment, Force Grouped, Tooltip or Version statement. A search for a description is terminated at the first enabled statement which is not one of the preceding statements or an Empty Line or Constrain Execution to a Single File statement. You display the popup via the Description... context menu item or by hitting the space bar.
- Copy Action (text) to Clipboard will only include selected rows if the Option key is pressed.
ID3 Based Files
- Items with multiple values now have all empty items removed when reading. Previously only trailing empty items were removed. Note that this could only happen with files written by other applications.
WAV File BEXT Metadata
- Wav files can contain a bext metadata chunk which describes various properties and is part of the Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) specification. Yate now processes this chunk when present.
- The metadata can be viewed in a textual format via a View menu's BEXT Metadata item or by double clicking on any audio information panel.
- The Snapshot Editor will display the data in a tree format.
- The presense of BEXT data can be tested with a main window filter.
- There is a new property named BEXT Metadata. The extracted property is formatted as a key-value list using the standard delimiters. See the online help for the Get Property statement for additional information.
- The description test in the Remove Artwork statement was broken. The test was only applied to a single file.
- The Build List statement's Grouping option was not being retained.
- When creating m3u files from within a database file, an Extended or Yate header was not written when required. Note that m3u files created from the main window were not affected. An action named Repair Missing m3u Headers is provided on the resources web page. The action patches all m3u(8) files in a folder and optionally processes subfolders.
- The size of toolbar icons was reverting to large each time Yate was run. This only occurred on Big Sur.
- Many UI tweaks for Big Sur.
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