AMV Tracker v1.1.1

MINOR/INVISIBLE CHANGES

  • Updated filename parsing on the “Add from folder” function. This function should now be much better at finding correct matches in the database than it was previously.
  • Initial startup text has been updated to accommodate a new bug fix (see below).

FEATURES ADDED

  • “Play random video” button added to Custom Search window. When clicked, this will execute a search based on the criteria entered, and will play a random video that meets those criteria. Search will always execute as if the “Local file exists in database” button is checked, even if it’s not.
  • AMV Tracker will now automatically run a check when it starts to see if a newer version is available. If so, it will prompt the user and ask if s/he wants to download it now. If yes, the user will be taken to the download webpage, and a folder will be created on the user’s Desktop with all spreadsheets from the user’s existing amv_tracker folder copied there for convenience. If the user selects ‘No’, AMV Tracker will start as normal and the user will not be prompted again.
  • Added “Check for Update” button on the home window. In the event that an update is available and the user decides not to download it at that moment, they can click this button to check again later.
  • Added “Watch” button on data entry window (just like on the video edit window). This was mainly for my own convenience but other users may like it too — I found it useful for quickly starting up videos located with the “Add from folder” function that weren’t already in the database, so I could watch them and add them to the database then and there.

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed bug that would not allow user to update the release date of a video that currently shows “Unknown release date” in the database.
  • If the user changed the working database, and then selected the “Add from folder” option without closing out of the program and reopening it, any changes made (i.e. videos added to the database, “Local File” fields populated on existing entries) were being put into the previously selected working database. Fixed this bug so that the user will now be acting on the currently selected database.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented AMV Tracker from opening if the user had deleted, moved, or renamed the working database. This was previously fixed by the user manually deleting “working_ss.p”, however now the program will just prompt the user as it normally does when s/he starts the program for the first time.
  • Fixed an “intentional bug” that caused the program to run in an infinite loop on startup if the user decided not to choose a spreadsheet. User now has the option to click “Ok” or “Cancel”; if “Cancel” is selected or user presses the “X” button in the upper-right, program will simply close.
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AMV Tracker v1.1.0b

BUG FIXES

  • “Merge database” function was not working properly since v1.1.0. Any merged databases would potentially have the “Pseudonym” and “Local file” fields switched between video entries. Fixed this bug so that this function can be safely used.

AMV Tracker v1.1.0

Less than a week and I already have a rather large update! I’m super excited about this because I made a bunch of small-but-significant additions, and as a result AMV Tracker has become much more useful to ordinary AMV viewers. Here’s a quick rundown of the changes:

MINOR/INVISIBLE CHANGES

  • AMV Tracker will now remember window position on exiting and reopening. PLEASE NOTE: All window positions are now based off of the home window’s position (i.e. they will open in the vicinity of where the last instance of the home window is/was).
  • Fixed minor bug that allowed user to create a new database without a file name (i.e. file would have been called ‘.xls’).
  • Changed “Editor name” to “Editor username” throughout program to mitigate confusion (some people were stating they thought that this field was asking for the editor’s actual name).
  • Clarified what is meant by “pseudonyms” on the data entry window.
  • Changed wording on some of the pop-up tooltips to be more concise, and hopefully clearer to non-native English speakers.

FEATURES ADDED

  • “Local file” field added on video entry/edit window. This is for the user to specify the video file location if it exists on his/her hard drive.
  • Added new data entry button — “Add from folder”. This will allow the user to select a folder on his/her computer that contains any number of AMVs. AMV Tracker will then display a list of all the video files in that folder that have not already been added to the database, and the user can click on each video file in turn to pull up a data entry window which will automatically populate with that video file’s file location in the “Local file” field. The user can then add the video to the database as normal.
  • This option also has a feature that will check the filename against any videos already entered into the database. If it finds a match (it’s kind of finnicky, but if the username or video title is anywhere in the file name, it should pick up the corresponding database entry), you can click it to pull up the existing database entry, and the file path will be added to the corresponding field. You can then just click “Submit” to update the entry with the file path.
  • Added Custom Search function “Local file…” which allows the user to specify whether they want the search to include or exclude videos which have local file paths specified in the database.
  • “Go” button added by the URL field in a video’s edit window; user can click this button to pull up the video’s profile page online (assuming a URL has been entered).
  • “Watch” button added by the Local File field on the video’s edit page. If the user has specified a file location for a video, they can click this button to start up the video in the user’s default video player.
  • Added “Copy video” button on video edit window, which allows the user to copy the video from the current database to another of the user’s choice.
  • Created “Make spreadsheet compatible” button under Database Management functions. NOTE: This will ONLY work to update spreadsheets that were already compatible under AMV Tracker v1.0.0.
  • Added two search buttons on each editor’s “profile page” — one for YouTube, one for a-m-v.org. These will pull up searches on the respective websites for all of the selected editor’s videos.
  • Similarly, added same buttons on each video’s edit window, but tweaked slightly to search for the specific video, rather than all of the editor’s work.