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Subject: Re: Flash Renamer v6.02 Great Product

Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 20:04:48 +0200

Mike wrote:
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> Iíve been a loyal fan of Flash Renamer for many years. I love the new look and feel, and the new changes in Flash Renamer, once I figured out the new interface. The new features to manage MP3 files is really great, especially the new Presets features.
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> 1. Missing in Action: Iím sad to say, but, there is one change that came as an omission, and therefore caused a small, but very valuable feature that I liked, to go away. Bad, bad, bad Andy Ö I work with a lot of Microsoft products, courseware, resources, documentation, white papers, etc., so I have a very large need for constantly standardizing on a naming convention. To accomplish this, I have a very extensive exclusion list that was so easy to maintain, because of the ability of Flash Renamer loading the exceptions.txt file when it started. Well, guess what the new version doesnít do? There is also no way that I have found yet to import an exclusion list. With almost 200 entries, I have no plans to enter them, one at a time. You put a lot of time and effort in upgrading many other places, and ignored one place that was working fine. Please return the ability to import the exclusion.txt file, or some other way to import my list. If there is a current method, then please let me know, and provide the documentation someplace a little more visible.
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I'm guessing that you upgraded from a version prior to 5.2, right? In v5.2 I changed the locations of the settings according to Windows guidelines. Find the old version in the "program files" Flash Renamer folder and copy the file exceptions.txt to this folder:

"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\RL Vision\Flash Renamer"

In Vista this location is different. Usually it is here:

"%userprofile%\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\RL Vision\Flash Renamer\"

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> 2. Yes but: You state that Flash Renamer run on all version of Windows. That statement is very correct, even for 64-bit versions of Vista and Windows Server 2008, running with the UAC enabled, as long as I manually go to the properties of the EXE and set the compatibility setting to run as Administrator. Otherwise Ö
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I have tested it on Vista Business, and it works there even with UAC enabled. Doesn't it work at all for you?

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> 3. OOPS!: As for running on Vista and Sever 2008, it runs so good Ö that I canít get it to go away. If I start the application, close it, then a few minutes later I right-click and run it again, then close it, how many instances of Flash Renamer do I still have running? Letís see, 1 + 1 = 2. If you guessed two sessions still running, you are correct. It seems that the 64-bit versions donít know how to say goodbye and let Flash Renamer close. The reason that I know, is that I just tried to update to 6.02 and it said NO. I canít overwrite the file. Of course, the first thing I do is to check the permissions, and that was fine. So, I loaded Process Explorer from SysInternals.com, and there were three instances of Flash Renamer that had been running since yesterday. The desktop closed, but nothing was left for the task bar to indicate it was still running, and now way to bring it back to the front either.
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Strange. I will have to take a look at this. I wonder if it only happens on 64bit systems?

Can you try this for me: Open the Flash Renamer program folder and temporarily rename the file "FlashRen.exe.manifest". Does it still not close correctly?

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> 4. Suggestion: I, and many other iPod users are having a real problem being able to bulk manipulate the Video tag attributes for the MP4 iPod video files. For some of the M4A audio file tags, I have used Flash Renamer. No one has a real solution for dealing with the video tag other than trying to hack the settings. I have close to a hundred music videos that I have downloaded from YouTube, and there is no way to bulk manipulate the video tag properties for: Movie, (the default setting for everything), Music Video or TV Series. That one is tucked away in a dark and is only accessible in iTunes from the Get Info property feature and on the Video tab. Since a lot of the new changes in Flash Renamer center around managing MP3 files, how about researching how to manage the iTunes files. Advertise that Flash Renamer can manage the tags for M4A and MP4 files, and I am sure that you would get quite a few new customers. Heck, Iíd even be willing to pay a reasonable fee for that upgrade.
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Interesting idea. If I remember correctly Apple does not have any official specs for their tags, so it could be tricky. But I'll see what I can do.

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> Please keep up the great work.
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> I tell my students about Flash Renamer quite often. Oh, my students are from the IT departments from some of the small businesses here in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay area, like Lucas Arts, ILM, AutoDesk, Cisco, 3Com, NetApps, Applied Materials, Intel, Silicon Graphics, Microsoft, Toshiba, NASA, etc.

Thanks!

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> Mike L. | Sr. Software Engineer & Principal Systems Engineer | QuickStart Intelligence | tel: 415.972.2500 | www.quickstart.com
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> Brea | Irvine | Los Angeles | San Francisco | Silicon Valley
> QuickStart Intelligence is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions, 1996, 2000, and 2005 Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year, 2007 Windows Vista Training Partner of the Year, and a Premier member of United Training
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// Dan


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