Hotfix for Helium 13.4 available

A hotfix for Helium 13.4 is now available.

This version corrects some functions in the duplicate finder plus that the Add to default playlist command is available via track list context menues.

We recommend all users to update to this release.

Click here to download the new versionĀ 

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Helium 13.4 and new iOS apps released

Helium 13.4 is now officially released!

This version comes with the following major changes:

  • Volume control is optionally isolated to Helium, thus not neccesarily affecting the Windows master volume
  • Quick add to default playlist. Set a playlist to be default and items to that specific playlist without the need to selecting it
  • Extra small font and UI optimizations to be able to show more data on screen
  • Album details tracklist now has its own sorting
  • Short cut improvements
  • Improvements to reading of Windows ratings on tags
  • Possibility to hide the search/toolbar pane
  • Possibility to hide the player pane
  • Paste a clipboard value into multiple selected cells in the Tag editor
  • Multi-select toggling available as a toolbar button
  • Stability and performance improvements
  • Component upgrades

We recommend all users to update to this version as soon as possible.

Click here to download the new version

New iOS applications

 

Our iOS applications has been updated with a new user-interface and workflow for smoother and better usage.

They also comes with some new features:

  • Add track to playlist
  • Add album to playlist
  • Volume control (Helium remote only)
  • Better filtering
  • Support for collections/volumes
  • Improved loading indicators
  • Stability and performance improvements

The applications can be downloaded from AppStore.

The Android applications are also being redesigned and improved and will hopefully be released soon also.

Helium 13.3 beta now available

A new beta version of Helium 13 is now avalable for testing.

This version focuses on changes under the hood, mainly related to MySql.

Major changes in this release

  • New MySql drivers and changes/improvements to queries. This affects the most of the application.
  • Threading fixes.
  • Setting for using year fallback, if release year is not specifically contained in tags (e.g. ID3v1 tags which only supports recording year), a fallback to recording year will be used when this setting is active.
  • Capitalization fixes in the Tag editor.
  • Improvements to FLAC reading and writing

Apart from the above improvements, this version comes with minor bug fixes and improvements.

Working with the beta version

Please note all functions in this beta version is not fully completed. Functions might not have passed all QA testing and can miss translation texts.

This beta version cannot be installed parallell to the official Helium 13 version.

We recommend all uses which are using MySql/MariaDb to test this version.

If you find any bugs or if you have feedback, please let us know by clicking here.

Click here to download Helium 13.3 beta.

Helium 13.2 now released

Helium 13.2 is now officially released.

For details about the major changes, please read the following posts:

Please note that scripts written in prior versions will no longer be directly compatible without the need of doing a small change; The namespace declaration must be removed.

We recommend all users to update to this version as soon as possible.

Click here to download the new version

New beta of Helium 13.2 available

A new beta version of Helium 13.2 is now available for pre-testing.

This version is not ready for official release yet, but you can start to test the new features today if you like. Just install it on top of your current Helium 13 release and start to work with it. The version does not contain any database changes so it will be fully compatible with the current official release.

Major changes

  • Smart play function for the Tag editors: Easily skip between intro, break and outtro positions (configurable) with just one click.
  • Volume change button added to the Tag editors
  • Song position label added to the Tag editors
  • Support for multiple track-download plugin-ins in the Tag editor
  • New plug-in, MusicBrainz. Supports album pictures and tracks
  • Tag editor stores and updates MusicBrainz album and track IDs on tags and in the database (when downloaded or previously existing)
  • Updates and improvements for MySql backup tool
  • Various updates and minor improvements for the Action manager tool
  • Support for Tag-to-filename codes in the Action manager tool
  • Improvements to the Update library process, sync dates are handled better thus reducing unnecessary synchronization jobs
  • Updates of multiple components
  • Improved compatibility for album artist TXXX tag-fields (read/write)
  • Possibility to access Capitalizer and Word replacer settings from the Tag editors
  • The script engine uses a new compiler which supports c# v6 and v7.
    NOTE: Previously existing scripts will no longer be compatible without a small change, the namespace declaration must be removed from the script.
  • Full timestamps included on backup filenames
  • Bugfix: Subtracks are ont properly added to the database after editing
  • Bugfix: The Duplicate finder could not always be properly started
  • Bugfix: Multiple genres could sometimes create an extra empty genre
  • Bugfix: Writing of FLAC tags with multiple application tag-blocks did not worked properly
  • Bugfix: Simple search does not show artists with pictures as matches

Apart from the above improvements, this version also contains bug corrections and minor improvements.

Working with the beta version

Please note all functions in this beta version is not fully completed. Functions might not have passed all QA testing and can miss translation texts.

This beta version cannot be installed parallel to the official Helium 13 version.

Please work with backup files when working with new tools such as the Action manager in this version.

If you find any bugs or if you have feedabck, please let us know by clicking here.

Click here to download Helium 13.2 beta.