Saturday, June 19, 2010

Scanning stuck in unknown artist unknown album?

I get emails every now and then about iTunesDSM getting stuck in the unknown artist or unknown album.  It seems to be that Java sometimes has an issue with hidden files or folders on the Operating System and iTunes seems to carry over some of those files or folders into the unknown artist/unknown album folder.  Here are somethings you can try:

1.  Temporarily remove the unknown artist or unknown album from the music directory and run the scan on the music directory.  Then replace the folder.

2.  Scan each folder inside the unknown artist or unknown album individually, searching for the offending folder.

Hopefully this helps - there is currently no way to fix this issue.  It might be once Java 1.7 is released there may be a better way to handle this though.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Version 0.9.6 released

The main change is that now a backup zip file is created in the iTunesDSM folder inside your user directory folder when new tracks are added to iTunes.  This is useful for when iTunes fails to copy music back to the music folder.  If all is well with your iTunes music then you should be able to delete the zip folder, but it's there just in case.



Though it goes without saying, I am not responsible for any lost or damaged files, software, or hardware incurred by iTunesDSM with Folder Watch.  It is always a good idea to make a regular backup of your data.


Monday, February 15, 2010

New job and iTunes Music directory

I've started my new job and I'm looking at moving here soon, so the time for iTunesDSM will be cut much much less.  However, I've identified a problem with the iTunes music directory on a network drive not being found when iTunesDSM is set to start on boot and background monitoring running.  I'm working on a fix for it now.


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Version 0.9.5 released - monitor multiple directories

Version 0.9.5 is available for download.  The biggest feature here is that everything you could do before on only one directory you can now do any number of directories!  This is especially handy for background monitoring!  You should see a dialog window if you check for updates automatically.  Check the release notes for features.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Version 0.9.5 nearing release!

After testing 0.9.5 for the past few days, I believe it's about ready.  Here's a quick run down of the new features slated...
1.  Monitor, scan, remove, and add, or remove duplicate tracks from multiple directories.
2.  New Options interface to facilitate multiple directories.
3.  Fixed an issue that displays new tracks added to iTunes in the GUI when adding song manually.

I start my new job on February the 8th, so time is going to be short for iTunesDSM development.  I plan to keep working on it though.  Look for the update in the next day or two.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

iTunes 9.0.3 - UPDATED

You'll be seeing a request to update iTunes here soon as it just came out this morning.  I'm running through my automated tests and such to make sure iTunesDSM still works with iTunes 9.0.3.  I'll update the blog later when I know more.


UPDATE - It appears everything is OK with iTunesDSM and iTunes 9.03.  If you come across something that doesn't seem to work let me know through the support forum, email or as a comment.