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Ryan 76
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Album Art Downloader Portable 0.32 Development Test 1

AlbumArtDownloader XUI Portable

I enjoy using this app to download album art and have recently been utilizing a number of different portable apps. I thought that I'd take this opportunity to give back a little bit. This is my first attempt at making an app portable.... all feedback is greatly appreciated.

Development Notes:
This launcher was developed using Chris Morgan's PortableApps.com Launcher (Test 5). Thanks Chris!

Launcher Version: 0.1 Beta
Launcher Download: AlbumArtDownloaderLauncher-Ryan_76_0.1_Beta_1_English.paf
Album Art Downloader Version: 0.32

Application Notes:
AlbumArtDownloader XUI is a rewrite of the Album Art Downloader code, using .NET Framework 3.5. You can find more information on AlbumArtDownloader here.

Features:

* Dynamically resizeable thumbnails
* Thumbnail information
* Sort by Name, Size or Source
* Filter results under or over a specified size, or by maximum results for each source
* Substitution syntax path to save images
* Local files search that matches save pattern
* Enable or disable scripts from the command line
* New strongly typed interface-based script model; write compiled scripts in any .net language
* Backwards compatible with existing scripts
* Backwards compatible with existing command line parameters, including old CoverDownloader parameters.
* Analyse files to find Artists and Albums from tags, and check if album art is already present.
* Analyse folder and file names to find Artist and Album names based on a path pattern, and check for album art.
* Read your foobar2000 media library or playlists to find Artists and Albums, and check for album art.

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Why launcher?

Is there any reason why this is a launcher? The product is open source, so you are allowed to modify and redistribute it.

I am a Christian and a developer and moderator here.

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Ryan 76
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I'm a rookie.

Good point... The reason that I chose to use the launcher was for simplicity. I'm able to hack my way around an .ini file, but I've never really attempted to do any real coding. Maybe now is a good time to give it a try.

Where do you suggest I start? I've read through the development guides on this site and it looks like the major issue with this app will be .NET. Are there any new ideas on how to solve this issue?

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Include it

What're you trying to say? All I'm saying is that you should include the program in the download, nothing else.

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It is included

Oh... OK. It is included already. I knew that was OK since it is open source. I will change the name so that it is not called a launcher. I think that I was incorrect in calling it a launcher.

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Changing Folder Name

I've been testing this some more and I'm having a problem. The folder name changes (where the user.config settings are stored) depending on what computer or when the app is launched. Does anyone have any ideas on how to solve this problem?

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