Mp3tag v3.02 released

Mp3tag v3.02 released

I’m currently working most of the time on bringing the macOS version of Mp3tag to life. It means that I’ve spent less time on the Windows version — but it’s far from neglected and I wanted to take the opportunity to detail some of the new features and changes for you.

Support for alternative freedb servers

The freedb has been shut down by their operators and a list of alternative servers emerged over the last weeks. I’ve decided to keep the freedb feature in Mp3tag and added some stable alternatives with this version.

Support for web-based search via gnudb.org

I’ve also re-implemented the web-based freedb search via gnudb.org.

Important fixes related to the Library feature

This new version also fixes an issue with the Library feature, where canceling file reading operations resulted in a blocking crash of Mp3tag. If you’re unfamiliar with Mp3tag’s Library feature: once enabled via „Options > Library“, it creates a database in the background and uses this database to reduce runtime memory consumption and improves reading performance for many users. It’s especially helpful when dealing with large collections.
Anyway, I wasn’t able to find the root cause of this issue for weeks and spent hours and hours trying to reproduce it. In the end, it was a one-line fix and it made me smile for the rest of the day.

:rocket: Download the new version

https://www.mp3tag.de/en/download.html

:orange_heart: Support my work as an Indie Developer

https://www.mp3tag.de/en/donations.html

As always, thank you for reading, your interest and your support.

Enjoy and take care
— Florian

Additional Features and Fixes

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Changes

  • improved visual appearance of disabled menu item selection background to conform with system defaults.
  • re-added option to query data from freedb via web-based search from gnudb.org.
  • updated list of default freedb servers to include dbPowerAmp and gnudb.org servers.
  • updated Finnish and Italian language files.

Bug Fixes

  • text of selected disabled menu items were not visible anymore under Windows 7 (since v3.00). (#48265)
  • not responding in some cases when canceling reading files while Library feature was enabled. (#48983, #49032)
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