Now Playing Tool for OtsAV - Release Notes

Version 4.17.0.0 - 23 July 2019

New feature: When determining the song title text in square brackets is ignored. For example, "Hand In Pocket [Clean Version]" is seen as simply "Hand In Pocket".

New feature: Updated application to support .Net Framework 4.8.

Version 4.16.0.0 - 2 February 2019

New feature: Added support for new placeholders <cr> (carriage return, ASCII 13) and <lf> (line feed, ASCII 10) for the save-to-file feature.

Version 4.15.0.0 - 29 July 2018

New feature: PHP scripts upgraded to PHP 7.

New feature: Improved unicode support.

Version 4.14.2.0 - 21 May 2018

Bug fix: Corrected an issue which could cause the software to quit unexpectedly.

Bug fix: Corrected a number of issues introduced in the previous version.

Version 4.14.1.0 - 18 May 2018

Bug fix: Corrected an issue which could cause the software to quit unexpectedly.

Version 4.14.0.0 - 19 April 2018

New feature: Application now automatically checks for new versions and displays an alert when a new version is available.

Bug fix: Corrected an issue which could cause the software to quit unexpectedly.

Version 4.13.2.0 - 18 April 2018

Bug fix: Corrected an issue which could cause the software to quit unexpectedly.

Version 4.13.1.0 - 11 April 2018

Bug fix: Corrected an issue where ampersands would not display correctly.

Version 4.13.0.0 - 6 April 2018

New feature: Improved performance when detecting whether a new song has started (the application is now less disk intensive during this operation).

New feature: Removed all stats features. This has been spawned into a separate tool called the "Stats Tool for OtsAV".

Version 4.12.1.0 - 3 April 2018

New feature: Improved performance of application.

New feature: Stats window now shows up to 100 tracks.

New feature: All windows now show in the task bar.

New feature: Window titles now reflect the application name.

New feature: The stats window no longer requires the trigger of a new song in OtsAV to refresh.

New feature: The tabs inside the stats window now show when the list was last refreshed and when the next refresh is due.

Bug fix: Corrected an issue that could cause the application to crash at midnight.

Version 4.12.0.0 - 1 April 2018

New feature: Added a stats window showing the 20 most played songs within various time frames.

New feature: Updated application to use the .Net Framework 4.7.1.

Bug fix: Corrected an issue where the window size would be too short for content.

Version 4.11.0.0 - 31 March 2018

New feature: Added a new console window that shows you the current song and upcoming songs.

Version 4.10.5.0 - 11 September 2017

Bug fix: Corrected an issue that could cause the application to stop when fetching album artwork from iTunes.

Version 4.10.4.0 - 24 May 2017

New feature: The application now starts without having to dismiss Donate screen.

Version 4.10.3.0 - 22 February 2017

Bug fix: Corrected an issue where the application would sometimes stop working.

Version 4.10.2.0 - 20 February 2017

New feature: Updated the Donate and About boxes with new domain name (mixfm.nz).

Bug fix: Corrected an issue where the application would sometimes stop working.

Version 4.10.1.0 - 4 February 2017

Bug fix: Corrected an issue where the installer would sometimes fail when the previous version of the application was running while attempting to install the new version.

Version 4.10.0.0 - 4 February 2017

New feature: The installer now automatically uninstalls the previous version.

Version 4.9.3.0 - 3 February 2017

Bug fix: Corrected an issue where the application would sometimes crash under certain conditions.

Version 4.9.2.0 - 1 February 2017

Bug fix: Corrected an issue where the application would sometimes crash under certain conditions.

Version 4.9.1.0 - 31 January 2017

New feature: Increased the size of the artist and title filter boxes and added vertical scroll bars.

Bug fix: Corrected an issue where the application would not terminate properly and continue to run in the background.

Version 4.9.0.0 - 30 January 2017

New feature: Added a manual override feature that lets you update the song title and artist manually when OtsAV is not playing standard tracks, such as during a live session or when playing a CD.

Version 4.8.6.0 - 24 January 2017

Bug fix: Corrected various minor issues.

Version 4.8.5.0 - 10 January 2017

Bug fix: Corrected an issue where the demo page (nowplaying-example.php) would display non-ASCII characters incorrectly for upcoming songs.

Version 4.8.4.0 - 9 January 2017

New feature: Added a 15-second auto-refresh to the demo page (nowplaying-example.php).

Bug fix: Corrected an issue where the demo page (nowplaying-example.php) would display non-ASCII characters incorrectly.

Version 4.8.3.0 - 7 January 2017

Bug fix: Corrected an issue that could cause unexpected behaviour in the application. The most noticeable was the Tweet format specified in the preferences not being adhered to.

Version 4.8.2.0 - 6 January 2017

Bug fix: Corrected an issue where non-ASCII characters would show incorrectly on the website, TuneIn page, in the Twitter feed and in streaming players.

Version 4.8.1.0 - 2 January 2017

Bug fix: Corrected an issue where the number of upcoming songs reported was one short (the last one was omitted).

Version 4.8.0.0 - 1 January 2017

New feature: You can now specify how many upcoming songs to include when sending data to your website.

New feature: Application now uses larger images from iTunes Store (400x400, previously 100x100).

New feature: Application can now support other image types rather than just JPEG.

Version 4.7.0.0 - 30 December 2016

New feature: You can now choose whether or not to include the playlist of upcoming songs when sending data to website.

Version 4.6.0.0 - 30 December 2016

New feature: Added the ability to include album artwork with Tweets.

Bug fix: Corrected an issue where the application would sometimes fail to locate the log file.

Version 4.5.0.0 - 23 December 2016

New feature: Added the ability to display a list of upcoming songs.

New feature: Added the option to suppress artwork for upcoming songs to save bandwidth.

New feature: Application no longer requires users to manually delete database tables or files when upgrading to a new version.

Version 4.4.0.0 - 14 December 2016

New feature: Added the ability to choose whether to obtain album artwork from iTunes, OtsAV RAC, or both. You can also specify the order of precedence.

New feature: Added the ability to define what is displayed if album artwork cannot be obtained.

Version 4.3.0.0 - 6 December 2016

New feature: Added support for displaying album artwork on website.

Version 4.2.0.0 - 23 November 2016

New feature: Now supports multiple artist and/or title filters.

New feature: Improved instructions for acquiring TuneIn API keys.

Version 4.1.0.0 - 13 November 2016

New feature: Added the ability to choose either standard Shoutcast/Icecast format or a custom format for the save-to-file feature.

New feature: Updated application to use the .Net Framework 4.6.2.

Version 4.0.0.0 - 12 November 2016

New feature: Completely revamped user interface.

New feature: Twitter is now supported natively in application (in earlier versions it was handled as a secondary service via the PHP files).

New feature: Ignore filters are now supported natively in the application (these used to be handled via the PHP files).

New feature: Added the ability to enable or disable services independently (Website/Twitter/TuneIn/save-to-file).

Version 3.4.0.0 - 8 November 2016

New feature: Added support for TuneIn.

Version 3.3.0.0 - 5 November 2016

New feature: Added ability to save current song title and artist to file.

Version 3.2.0.0 - 3 November 2016

New feature: Minor enhancement to wording.

Version 3.1.0.0 - 2 November 2016

New feature: All preferences and options are now saved.

New feature: The artist and title filters (in the Log Filter sections) can take multiple patterns.

Version 3.0.0.0 - 20 April 2013

New feature: Updated application to support Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Bug fix: Corrected an issue where Twitter integration would sometimes not work.

Version 2.4.1.0 - 19 October 2012

New feature: Updated to support new Twitter API specifications.

Version 2.4.0.0 - 19 September 2010

New feature: Switched to using oAuth for Twitter.

Version 2.3.0.0 - 12 April 2010

New feature: Added option to introduce a delay in reporting the current song details.

Version 2.2.3.0 - 11 April 2010

New feature: By default the Twitter functionality is disabled (it was enabled in previous versions).

Version 2.2.2.0 - 8 March 2010

New feature: Changed action required to access preferences from right click to double click.

New feature: Improved responsiveness at launch.

Version 2.2.1.0 - 16 January 2010

New feature: Communication with Twitter is now over a secure (SSL) connection.

Version 2.2.0.0 - 10 January 2010

New feature: Added Twitter integration to allow song information to be published to Twitter.

New feature: Added filtering to allow stations to ignore promos, station IDs, sweepers, etc.

New feature: Added delay at launch before attempting to locate and read log files, thus allowing for the situation where OtsAV starts up after the Now Playing Tool.

Version 2.1.0.0 - 1 June 2009

New feature: Added support for mySQL.

Version 2.0.0.0 - 24 May 2009

New feature: Improved security by reporting song information to website via HTTP POST instead of HTTP GET.

New feature: PHP scripts updated to PHP 5.

Renamed to "Now Playing Tool for OtsAV".

Version 1.1.0.0 - 19 May 2009

New feature: Updated supporting DLLs to make the application more compatible with different computers.

Version 1.0.0.0 - 21 December 2003

Initial release (originally called "OtsDJ Now Playing Tool".