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New update v0.11.1-beta

Added:

  • In the context menu for video cards, the item “Play in the system player” has been added and the item for adding to the playlist has been changed.

Fixed:

  • Start generating images for storyboard.
  • Filters dialog did not work due to incorrect migration.

Changed:

  • Removed “Select All Items” function due to incompatibility with the current version of the plugin.
  • Reduced padding for fast filters.
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mediaChips added to Microsoft store

I want to share my news and thoughts with you.

First, some good news:
The app has been added to the Microsoft store.
https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9NFFJ2PVXS6C

The Microsoft version does not have a parsing function for performers from adult sites.
If you buy the application from the store, then I can send you a free key for the version from the official website of the application, which has all the functions.

Also, unfortunately, it will never be added to the Apple store. Apple didn’t even accept my developer profile.
It has been about a month since the filing date.

Despite all of the above, I will come back to signing the application later.
Now I want to focus on developing features.

Some technical details:
Although I previously wrote that the database in JSON files can support a huge amount of videos, I want to transfer it to SQLite.
With this solution, I will be sure that users will not experience a performance loss with a huge number of database records.
It is also needed to add each image to the database, and not in folders or archives as I wanted to do earlier.

Since I want to switch to the SQLite database, I began to consider a way to support two versions of the application at the same time: for desktops and for servers (self-hosted).
It turned out that for this I did not have to spend a lot of effort.
But first, I need to transfer the entire application to the self-hosted version and then connect the desktop version to it.
And it will take quite a long time. In addition, I want to add support for images and other file formats in parallel.

Thanks to everyone who uses the application and supports it.

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New verison available! mediaChips v0.11.0-beta

Added:

  • Support for movies. #41 Guide in documentation.
  • Sort videos by resolution (only by height).
  • Storyboard view for videos and compact view for meta cards (switchable in the upper right corner).
  • Filters by the number of views and the date of the last view (for videos), by the number of videos (for meta cards).
  • The built-in player has buttons for fast rewinding 2 and 5 seconds back or forward.

Fixed:

  • Favorite button was overlapped with edit buttons.
  • When pressed the Escape button, the built-in player remained in full screen mode.

Changed:

  • Slightly reduced the size of some buttons in the built-in player.
  • Checking for new versions of the application is now enabled by default.
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Storyboard video cards and a compact view of meta items

Recently, I have been mainly working on adding the application to the Microsoft store and, apparently, work there for another week. Because I will have to isolate some of the features into separate free plugins. For legal reasons.
I will try to make their use as convenient as possible. Most likely it will be something like download the archive, drop it into a folder, then press the button in the application. And that’s all. Plugin code will also be available on GitHub.

I also slightly embellished the home page and downloads page.

So far, I have suspended work on adding pictures. First, I’ll add support for movies. It turned out to be easier than I thought, and this is because I made a system for adding metadata.

In other words, movies are the same meta data that you can add to any video file (and in the future to any other media files, be it a picture or text). This will allow you to create a movie library to which you can add bonus content, cut scenes, etc.
I think it will be easier to use than in words.

Most likely the next release will be released in November.

Storyboard video cards
Сompact view of meta items
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New verison available! mediaChips v0.10.6-beta HotFix

Fixed:

  • Migration, which prevented many functions of the application from working. #120
  • Opening card page #93

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New verison available! mediaChips v0.10.5-beta

Added:

  • Dynamic playlists based on saved video filters.
  • Saved filters under the heading with the option to turn off in the settings.
  • Dropzone for adding videos. Drag a video or folder to the page to quickly jump into the video adding process (on the home page, the meta card page and the videos page).
  • A page with files where you can view the files on your computer. Images can be opened in the built-in viewer.*
  • Automatic creation of a backup (only databases, no pictures) every half hour.
  • The number of views for the video and the date it was last viewed. You can sort videos by these parameters. The data can be viewed in the video editing dialog.
  • Widget with 10 most viewed videos.
  • The size of the generated images in the settings on the database tab.
  • Added version of the database in the status bar.
  • On the meta card page:
    • An option in the settings that allows you to display the header image either in front of the profile or behind the profile.

Fixed:

  • Clears the search text in the text box after adding a value. #79
  • The zoom was not saved if it was changed from the system menu on macOS.
  • After adding a marker in the built-in player, a new meta value was added to the end. It is now added in alphabetical order.
  • If the tabs do not fit, then the tab navigation arrows did not appear.
  • Data parser for freeones.com.
  • The state of the widgets was saved incorrectly after customization.

Changed:

  • Removed sidebar position option – hidden.
  • Reduced the font size and indents of the page headings to save space. It also shows the number of filtered items and how many items in total.
  • For video cards, the tooltip above the meta icon has been replaced with pop-up text. This sped up performance a bit.
  • Switching the sorting direction by clicking on the active sorting option.
  • On the home page:
    • Removed second button “Customize Widgets”.
    • At the first launch, dialogs are combined with the creation of meta and the creation of the most popular cards.
  • On the meta card page:
    • If there are no images, then images from the video are shown, if any.

*experimental function, to see it you need to activate the option in the settings.

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First steps towards adding images

I’ve added a new page called Files where you can view your local files.

And of course you can view the images, because that’s what this page was created for.

To see it, you need to enable the “Show experimental features” option in the settings, on the application tab.

So far this is slow, but I hope I can optimize it.

Files page
Image viewer
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New verison available! mediaChips v0.10.4-beta

Added:

  • Career status, age and age at the end of the career on the meta cards and the meta card page.
  • Sort by all simple type meta (number, date, rating).
  • On the home page:
    • Database migration system to the current version. It starts automatically when the application starts, if necessary.
    • On first launch, a button appears to create the most popular tags, performers and websites.

Fixed:

  • When adding meta from the clipboard, there were duplicate meta.
  • On the home page:
    • Graph with videos.
  • On the meta card page:
    • Dynamic data update after editing: rating, favorites, pictures.

Changed:

  • The button for changing the sorting direction is placed separately.
  • Playlists are opened in the system player, which is set by default for the .m3u format. If the “Play video in system player” option is enabled in the settings.
  • On the meta card page:
    • The color of the filling progress around the avatar on the profile is the same as the color of the card itself, if any.
    • The header image is now behind a semi-transparent profile.
    • If there is only an avatar image, then pictures from the highest rated videos that have this meta card are displayed behind the profile.
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New verison available! mediaChips v0.10.3-beta

Added:

  • Widgets on home page.
  • In the context menu of video cards, items have been added for editing information by working with the clipboard. Complex meta cards are available for working with the clipboard.
  • Button in settings for open folder “userfiles” in explorer.
  • Tooltips for resource-hungry processes like generating images for videos.

Fixed:

  • Initialization of sorting state for video cards.
  • Change the order of the meta on the bottom bar by dragging and dropping.
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New verison available! mediaChips v0.10.2-beta (Jade)

Added:

  • In the meta settings, there is a dialog with a choice and a quick search by icon.
  • Quick filter for meta cards by color.
  • Ability to choose which folders to watch.
  • Reassign the order of the meta in the navbar. Works only if the navbar is on the side.
  • Option to display experimental functions.

Fixed:

  • Dynamically updating the size of meta cards when the application is first launched.
  • Dynamically updating the meta list.
  • Filter by bookmarks for meta cards.
  • Initializing the sorting state on the video page.
  • The scraper would sometimes show empty values ​​in fields that were already filled in.
  • When adding a new playlist, sometimes videos from other playlists were added to it.
  • When scraping the data, the image for the last card did not have time to be processed.
  • Rating and favorites are displayed in the card description and for meta cards, if the corresponding option is selected.

Changed:

  • The quick filter by the first letter combines the “symbol” and “number” buttons.
  • Added separators in navbar.
  • Removed setting for meta cards that allowed images to be disabled.
  • On meta cards, the meta title tooltip has been replaced with a system tooltip to improve performance.