I have been working over time this weekend to release this update. Among other things, it now allows you to download any updates directly from the license form, instead of taking you to the home page, which was no help since the download link for the portable file was modified.
The new licenses are now in place and working the way they should. Other bugs were addressed as well. See the Change Log for more details on this update.
For current license holders, you can download the updated version using this link –> MusicZen v1.4. You can register it again, or, you can just move the license.xml file from the old version to the “MusicZen/Program Files” folder in the new version and it should recognize it. If you encounter any issues or have questions please contact me via the contact form or by leaving a comment below.
Thats it for now. Thank you for supporting MusicZen and enjoy the rest of the weekend!
About a week ago I experimented with two other license options, one that allows you to use the current version without updates and one for lifetime updates. After the setup, all seemed to be working fine until a user contacted me saying he could not activate the license, and then a second user contacted me with the same issue.. Ouch, that is what happends when you do not throughly test your licensing system. I took for granted that since my first license was working the rest will work too. That proved to be wrong and it has taught me a lesson, which is ‘Never to trust your licensing system’.. I am kidding of course, but the lesson here is to not take anything for granted (at least in web development) and to always test every new implementation on your test site before making it live, even if you are 90-99.99% it will work.
That being said, I am still working on the bug that is causing the activation issue and hopefully will get it resolved in the next few weeks. At the end of the day, there will be 3 licenses available:
1 – One for the current version (no updates).
2 – A regular license which comes with one year of updates.
3 – A lifetime license with updates forever (or at least as long as I exist 🙂
The license will be issued based on set contribution amounts which will look something like $8, $12, $18.
Well, that is it for now. Thank you for stopping by and for your interest in MusicZen. Enjoy the rest of your day.
I am happy to announced that I have finally finished the new version of MusicZen. Many people who have used the application have given me some great feedback and some have asked me for different features so I hope that with this new version I will be able to met everyone’s requests, or at least most of them.
One of the major updates is the ability to re-order the folder structure and the file names by dragging the tag labels. You can also specify which character is used when naming your files. Check out the reference guide and the screenshots to get a picture of how this works. The other update is the addition of the Genres, which I got a lot of e-mails about for some reason. Also, mp3 files are now able to be moved or copy without having to rename them.
Other improvements include enhancements to the user interface, better layout for the report file, and some bug fixes. See the change log for a complete list.
I have licensed the new version for a small fee (about the cost of a CD/Album) so that I am able to continue to support the application and contribute to kiva.org. The license fee is to unlock the Advance features of the application and is a one time fee. The original version of the application will always be free, which I now call the Basic version.
Check out the new home page where you will be able to download the application, see screenshots, and read future blog posts about how to get the most out of MusicZen. So please check out the site, try the new version and let me know what you think. I would love to hear your feedback. Thanks for reading and for supporting MusicZen. See you next time.