Helium 14.7 beta 3 available

This updated beta version comes with several enhancements and some bug/stability fixes.

Major changes in this version:

  • Updated MySql drivers
  • Updated SQLite drivers
  • Updated UI components
  • Improved reading of AAC files
  • Improved reading of WavPack files
  • Improved compatibility in ID3v2 tag reading
  • Type-to-search feature in the Music Explorer tree
  • Improvements to importing of Playlists
  • Better cleanup when tagging Lyrics

Working with the beta version

Please note that this version is not 100% tested yet, if you find anything that does not seems to work as it should, please let us know.

If you submit an issue, please be sure to include as much reproduction information as possible so that we can assist you as quickly as possible.

This version does WILL NOT perform database upgrades, meaning that it WILL work with the current official version of Helium 14 and Streamer 4. We recommend you to take a backup of your database before working with this version.

Click here to download Helium 14.7 beta 3

Helium 14.7 beta 2 available

This updated beta version comes mainly with minor fixes and some new features.

Major changes worth to mention:

  • Deleting items from a playlist will delete them from the playlist only.
  • Artist sort order is no longer overwritten with data form multiple artists.
  • Track number is shown in Copy tags feature.

Other minor improvements and fixes are also included in this version.

Working with the beta version

Please note that this version is not 100% tested yet, if you find anything that does not seems to work as it should, please let us know.

If you submit an issue, please be sure to include as much reproduction information as possible so that we can assist you as quickly as possible.

This version does WILL NOT perform database upgrades, meaning that it WILL work with the current official version of Helium 14 and Streamer 4. We recommend you to take a backup of your database before working with this version.

Click here to download Helium 14.7 beta 2

Helium 14.7 beta available

Welcome to this new beta version of Helium 14 that focuses on stability and under-the-hood improvements.

Some main changes are listed below:

  • MusicBrainz data is used for the CD ripper
  • Better handling of errorous files during adding
  • Corrections to tag editor where “Apply down” did not work properly
  • Several improvements to caching of images. Startup time will be quicker for most users
  • Possibility to not save ID3v1 during tagging
  • Multiple improvements to database optimization
  • Updates to the plug-in engine

Apart from the above changes, database-drivers have been updated and other minor improvements has also been implemented.

Working with the beta version

Please note that this version is not 100% tested yet, if you find anything that does not seems to work as it should, please let us know.

If you submit an issue, please be sure to include as much reproduction information as possible so that we can assist you as quickly as possible.

This version does WILL NOT perform database upgrades, meaning that it WILL work with the current official version of Helium 14 and Streamer 4. We recommend you to take a backup of your database before working with this version.

Windows 7 users
Make sure that you have the following hot-fix installed:
https://github.com/Microsoft/dotnet/issues/599

Please note that we can no longer guarantee that Helium will work with Windows 7, since Microsoft stopped supporting it on the 14th of January.

Click here to download Helium 14.7 beta 1

New versions available

Today we are proud to release new versions of our iOS apps, Helium Streamer and Helium Remote.

The iOS apps contans bugfixes, minor improvements and updates for the most recent iOS versions.

Helium 14.6 comes with the following major updates:

  • Quick access to several tools when hovering albums, artists and labels. Additional icons will be shown when hovering allowing you to change picture, edit tag/information, download pictures and add items to the play queue.
  • Possibility to always open album folder when updating album pictures instead of the album pictures folder.
  • Plugin support for rating and popularity fields.
  • Improved type-to-find support for album view, especially in the split-view mode.
  • Updated database drivers.
  • Bug corrections and more improvements to Optimize database.
  • Statistics fixes for albums.

As always, there are also minor impovements and bug fixes implemented.

As this release contains some important bug correction we recommend all users to update to this release as soon as possible.

Click here to download Helium 14.6.

The iOS apps can be downloaded from AppStore.

Helium 14.5 update available

An update for Helium 14.5 is now available. This version comes with the following major changes:

  • FileSize and Songlength available as Tag to filename fields
  • The ID3v2 tag setting “Save album artist with full external compatibility” will now only affect formats using ID3v2
  • Possibility to add single tracks in the Splitter tool
  • Playing position shown in splitters wave form
  • Custom 9 content field in Tag editors displays and stores proper content
  • Bug fixing for multiple artists in combination with Apply functions in the Tag editor
  • Improvements to Open Database dialog for SQL Server. It’s easier to connect to an existing database as you are now able to list the available databases on the selected server.
  • Improvements to Optimize database feature. Optimizing your database helps to fix many known problems from old versions of Helium. If you have been using Helium for a long time this feature is recommended to be run.
  • Various component upgrades

Apart from the above fixes, this release also comes with minor improvements and bugfixes.

As this release contains some important bug correction we recommend all users to update to this release as soon as possible.

Click here to download Helium 14.5.