Helium 12.0.2 beta now available

Welcome to a new beta version of Helium 12!

This beta version contains a mixture of improvements and bug fixes. Our work with improvements to the application is continuing, follow the forum to see what we are currently are working on.

News in this release:

  • Improvement: Possibility to capitalize all text fields using the active capitalization rules via the script engine.
  • Bug fix: Blank elements in the Advanced Tag Editor template designer was not visible.
  • Bug fix: Selecting tracks from album details was not in correct order.
  • Improvement: Possibility to set rating to one or more tracks in a tracklist via the context menu.
  • Bug fix: Play in duplicate finder did not worked properly.
  • Improvement: Possibility to filter contents of tracklists from Music explorer, Genre view, Year view and search results.
  • Improvement: When saving lyrics from the Advanced Tag Editor the filename is defaulted to artists – title.
  • Bug fix: Corrections to filename collisions in the converter and the CD-ripper.
  • Improvement: Possibility to toggle between tracklist and albums in the Music explorer and tracks view.
  • Improvement: Better merging of data between different tag formats.
  • Improvement: Improvements to dynamic tagging support in the tag editors. Click here to read more about Dynamic tagging.
  • Improvement: Possibility to save album picture to tags.
  • Improvement: Possibility to save album picture to tags for all visible albums.
  • Improvement: Progress in the duplicate finder.
  • Improvement: Possibility to shuffle the contents of a platlist via the context menu.
  • Bug fix: Template editing in Rename tool should now react to new templates.

Apart from the improvements and fixes above we have also handled issues reported via the forum and the automatic bug reporting tool. A big thanks to everybody that has helped us to report issues.

Please note that this is a beta version meaning that all tools and features are not 100% tested.

Click here to download this beta version of Helium 12



5 thoughts on “Helium 12.0.2 beta now available

  1. I have been using and loving Helium for at least ten years. I do not like the new version. I do not like the gloomy color. I do not like the difficulty of editing titles etc. I do not like the difficulty of seeing my entire collection (some 50.000 mp3 files) and being able to deal with them album by album. I can probably get used to some of the new “features” if the interface were still the simple, straightforward interface I have been used to. Fortunately, I downloaded version 12 onto a laptop and not onto my “big” machine, so I have not ruined that database as of yet. I will continue to use it on the laptop to see if it works and has some redeeming features, but as of now, I see none. I will have to continue using Helium 11 — even without support — until I find something that really suits my needs. And, by the way, my collection is 95% classical (an estimate) and I have had to use the wonderful ability of Helium to make it suit my needs. Please don’t take away from me what you have previously provided!!! I great fan of Helium . . . but not of 12 — SO FAR.


    1. Sorry you don’t like Helium 12. This is just the first release and we are aware that there are glitches here and there and that some things needs to be ironed out. We welcome all feedback!

      If you exclude the colors and new UI look, which specific views and tools from Helium 11 are you missing?
      The most of them should be there – we think. For example, you can use the Music explorer with filters to browse only parts of your music, just like before.
      The tag editors should be almost identical, but with more features.

      We would love to hear more about this so that we can extend Helium 12 to be even better!

      Thanks in advance for your input.


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