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What previous existing feature are you missing the most? (Survey)

1) Possibility to adjust tags on files without the need of adding them to the database

2) Folder synchronization for more simplified synchronization with external devices

3) Gapless playback

4) Crossfade


Please rank your answers in order 1-4, with most important first, e.g.:

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For other features not included in this survey, please post them as separate tickets.

Thank in advance you for your participation!


@Mikael wow thank you for version 12.3. did not expect the browse computer feature to be reintroduced so soon. i'm currently testing it now and will give feedback when necessary.

>>4.The GUI is less professional (I really hate it), you are not able to connect/move bars

The GUI is perfect and adapted to newer Windows Versions.


>>6) Sorry, external players is nothing we will support anymore since they all were outdated. Instead we >>have created a new playing engine with a lot of features (12.3 beta). 

This is good and should not be changed.


greets



Hi Jörg,


Thanks for your feedback.

First of all, please note that the survey related only to the four suggested topics.


Some comments follows:

1) In Helium 12, a whole view is available for this, compared to just a small "node" in Helium 11 and earlier versions.

2) Not sure exactly what you refer to, but the listed features are available (at least in Helium 12.3 beta which reintroduced the MyComputer view)

3) This is something we need to have more reproduction details for. Which specific functions it relates to as well as which operating system, database, number of tracks in database you are using.

4) Sorry, this is how the new UI will look.

5) Database optimization exists, same for repair. Not sure what you mean with "user defined genres", genres is a free text-field that allows arbitary input.

6) Sorry, external players is nothing we will support anymore since they all were outdated. Instead we have created a new playing engine with a lot of features (12.3 beta). 

7) This needs to be described more, we are not sure what you refer to.


As mentioned earlier, Helium 11 and earlier versions cannot be supported anymore due to legacy technologies used. We can no longer even compile the code.


For the open questions and issues (especially #3), please contact us at http://support.imploded.com with additional details and we will help you out further.

 Dear Mikael,

What I am missing in the new version comparing to former ones:

1.Playlist management is gone - big loss!

2. Tag editor, explorer, split screen active playlist and explorer, add to playlist...etc.

3. S/W is less stable than version 10 (hanging during party is really fun :(

4.The GUI is less professional (I really hate it), you are not able to connect/move bars

5. database optimization, repair, definiiton of user defined genres

6. no chance to integrate external players or tools, now playing export,

7. still no prelisten to 2nd soundcard

For me the version 12 is a good argument to stay with version 10!

With best regards Jörg


>>@Emil: I tested some visualizations that works on my machine (not all of them did earlier) and they still >>works with the beta.


Ok thank you.. only for interest ;)


greets

@Emil: I tested some visualizations that works on my machine (not all of them did earlier) and they still works with the beta.

If you fins any oddities, please report it via the support.

Visualization works after Change to Wasapi?

i have not test the last beta.


greets

Ok, gapless playback, crossfading and the My computer view can now be tested in our new beta:

https://implodedsoftware.wordpress.com/2017/01/16/new-year-new-cool-features/

Thanks Emil :)

>>Gapless playback and crossfading is almost completed. We are still working on some things, but the most >>is OK.

>>The entire playback engine has been rewritten to use hardware mixing (when Wasapi is used) to achive >>these functions.


i would say you are a great Developer :) i whould say you are a great Developer :)


greets



As Mikael mentions, we are currently reviewing design ides for the device/folder synchronizarion feature. We want your feedback on this. Please go to the following post and let us know what the critical features are in this function:


http://support.imploded.com/discussions/topics/9000026016

We have some news on these topics, more details will appear in a post on our blog soon.


Gapless playback and crossfading is almost completed. We are still working on some things, but the most is OK.

The entire playback engine has been rewritten to use hardware mixing (when Wasapi is used) to achive these functions.


Parallell to this we have started to work on a completely new view for browsing of files not in the Library.

At the moment it lets the user select a folder to scan recursively for files, which will be displayed in a tracklist.

The tracklist will show via a column if the file exists in the Library or not since the view can display both files that are in the library and files that are not in the library.

What we are focusing on now is to add compatibility to several tools so that they can work with files that are not in the library(adjusting of tags, analysing etc.). It should be possible to edit a mixture of files that are not in the library and in the library at the same time - Helium will automatically update items the library for items in the library and just tags on other items.

A tree view is not in the scope for the initial release, direct editing (Premium feature) will possibly be allowed.


When it comes to a folder synchronization tool we are reviewing a couple of design ideas to identify a good workflow.


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Gapless playback and crossfade is now available in an alpha state.

If you are interesting in testing it now already, please contact us.

@Mikael, I would be ok with a new view for an explorer/folder structure . I think it would be nice as a completely separate view to keep the idea of music that is in the database separate.  I think that would be an improvement on v11 which has everything accessible in the music explorer whether it's in the database or not.  The essential functions would be for it to work like it does in version 11, to show me the music files in a specific folder via a list and the tags (with custom columns) each file has as well as a way to open the advanced tagger so I can tag these files.  Oh and file copy, rename and move functions obviously.

Sometimes I tag music and add it directly into the music database and sometimes I just use Helium as a tagger and/or player and then sometime in the future I may or may not put this music into the database.  I can't just use another tagging software because I've become dependent on the Helium only tags of remix and album version. I have albums in folders in different places (for various reasons) so having access to a file tree would be preferable to having to move files into a specific folder.

That would be my 2 cents on the matter