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The MultiCommander website and forum and mail system is coming back online.
It all when down after a internet provider network change. It should have been down for only an hour. But because of some very strange and annoying reason it took them 3day to fix it.
(Everything that could go wrong did)

Everything is starting to work again. It might take up to a day until everything for everyone, since the IP was changed the domains was updated and since the domain is cached in many places on the internet it can for some people take up to a day before the are provided the correct IP address.


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Yes times are presented in local time. But that are converted only in the UI for presentation.

Not sure what the problem is or how to recreate it


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1. No that will not work since it is not really dead code.. it is just unused code. It will not be able to removed it.
2. But as I said. Windows is able to get that information. And I think it will be possible to ask windows about it. However it does not support as much as that MediaInfo.
3. Maybe later a option downloadable plugin to MC can be added that exposes all properties in MediaInfo to MC. BUT it will be optional and installed separately

Hi Mathias,

Thank you for your quick & helpful answer :)

1. Wrt DCE, I know what you call "bloat" in MediaInfo is not dead code in absolute terms, it's just unused code (from the point of view of MC). I was just suggesting that you use DCE techniques which would work in this case (because MC would call into the MediaInfo code only the "length" routine (and maybe a few other ones) and all the MediaInfo code that is not used by the "length" routine would be left unused by MC and hence can be viewed as technically dead from the point of view of MC).

I know about DCE and I use it a lot. Problem is that MediaInfo is not written in a way so that each property you ask for have its own clean code path, so the compiler can't detect what is used or not based on what is called. Because a lot of the evaluation of what the the MediaInfo code will do are decided in runtime.

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What DTS problem ? All filetimes on NTFS are UTC

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It do remember previous size and position unless you turned that off

Close MultiRename Window . ehh ESC key does not work for you ?

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The dll is around 6MB for 64bit version , it would be smaller if build in using static lib.. Fast hmm Well it might be okey. But since everything is string based, it could have been faster. But I don't think that would be a problem, But It is bloated in the way that it support so much more then I need, 80% of everything in the DLL I do not need.
But there might be way to get Media Length and some other properties from Windows.

Maybe you could use various (automatic or manual, binary or source-based) dead code elimination (DCE) techniques to remove all/most of MediaInfo code not referenced/called/used by MC. Or if you don't want to do it completely by yourself, you could ask the MediaInfo dev team if they would do that for you or maybe help you on how to do this (you have nothing to lose to ask them!) :)

No that will not work since it is not really dead code.. it is just ununsed code. It will not be able to removed it.
But as I said. Windows is able to get that information. And I think it will be possible to ask windows about it. However it does not support as much as that MediaInfo.
Maybe later a option downloadable plugin to MC can be added that exposes all properties in MediaInfo to MC. BUT it will be optional and installed separately

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You should use the MediaInfo.dll
The documentation is rather inadequate and the frontend gui is awful, but for MC only the .dll is needed.
It will extremely fast rip the data even from almost any obscure file extension.

I have look at it. the API is horrible and bloated. Not sure I want to increase the size of MC with 80% just to get some minor data about video files.
There must be something better.

That is exactly what I wrote: Use only the .dll
It is small, fast and very tolerant on buggy file headers, and is of course not bloated.

The dll is around 6MB for 64bit version , it would be smaller if build in using static lib.. Fast hmm Well it might be okey. But since everything is string based, it could have been faster. But I don't think that would be a problem, But It is bloated in the way that it support so much more then I need, 80% of everything in the DLL I do not need.
But there might be way to get Media Length and some other properties from Windows.

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You should use the MediaInfo.dll
It is open source och fungerar j├Ątte bra. The documentation is rather inadequate and the frontend gui is awful, but for MC only the .dll is needed.
It will extremely fast rip the data even from almost any obscure file extension.
https://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo
https://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo/Download
https://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo/Download/Windows

Maybe you could also give this a thought, since it will soon be christmas: http://forum.multicommander.com/forum/index.php/topic,3616.0.html

I have look at it. the API is horrible and bloated. Not sure I want to increase the size of MC with 80% just to get some minor data about video files.
There must be something better.


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Sorry metadata for now only supports in audio files.
The 3rd party lib I use for this only supported audio files last time I looked. and last time I checked I did not find a good free library to use for video metadata.
But It was a while ago.. I add it to my list to investigate if there are any possible 3rd party libraries to use for this

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It works now  ? I have not had time to investigate this issue. So I have not done anything specific for this issue.
But might have been fixed when I fixed something else that had something to do with sorting

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Support and Feedback / Re: Version number
« on: November 10, 2019, 23:00:17 »
Fixed

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Feature Requests and Suggestions / Re: Misc requests
« on: November 10, 2019, 15:20:06 »
Yes I voted this "Directory Sync"

Hello Matias.
I am very happy to see a new version in 2019. In fact I had abandonned MultiCommander because I thouhgt you had left Multicommander (no blog, no news, no versions, at least to my knowledge)
I had experimented with others products (even some paid products) but not the same speed and easy work as MultiCommander. I wonder why you don't try to get some paid versions and get more involvements.
Now I have loaded V9.1 but till not find Directory Sync.
This is something I think is very usefull and it is on you "things to do" for many years. Not a priority?
Well, I hope to see how you can improve you product.

Feature Request:
1- Directory Sync
2- More supported product

Thanks
Sorry. Doing news/blogs and stuff took a lot more time then you might think and I rather spend the time I have for MC on development.
Going paid version is not an option. MC it too specialized type of software to be able to make a living of it. I got a day job so development on MC is when I have time over. Wish I had more time to spend. But that life comes in the way. ;) And features I need my self will get prioritized, 


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Feature Requests and Suggestions / Re: Misc requests
« on: November 10, 2019, 15:05:30 »
Yes I voted this "Directory Sync"

Hello Matias.
I am very happy to see a new version in 2019. In fact I had abandonned MultiCommander because I thouhgt you had left Multicommander (no blog, no news, no versions, at least to my knowledge)
I had experimented with others products (even some paid products) but not the same speed and easy work as MultiCommander. I wonder why you don't try to get some paid versions and get more involvements.
Now I have loaded V9.1 but till not find Directory Sync.
This is something I think is very usefull and it is on you "things to do" for many years. Not a priority?
Well, I hope to see how you can improve you product.

Feature Request:
1- Directory Sync
2- More supported product

Thanks

Problem is that "Direcotory Sync" is different, for different people. And when I ask for detail description on how they want it to work and what it should support I often nothing, or I get some basic things that is already possible. or somethings that is so advanced that is should really be its own product, and then would not be good fit for MC.
With automatic cloud syncing that most people have access too, most of the sync needs have gone away. I know some people still have the need. But the problem is that most people want something automatic and complex that is way out of the scope of MC. 


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Support and Feedback / Re: Search Window
« on: November 10, 2019, 12:40:38 »
Hi, Unfortunately in V9.2 this is still not working. Please see attachment.

I Know..  nothing around that is change yet. 9.2 is just a minor release.. I have not had time to do changes that require major redesign

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OK, thanks, I also had to assign the keys and remove the old ones.
It works, though it would be much easier for the user to add an option in the general settings.

If you using keyboard to do copy,  just press return , it takes 150ms
using Drag and drop.. there is a settings for it.
It is there because you got a some features there that you then will never be able to use if you turn it off, and also some settings around the copy/move is there.

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Feature Requests and Suggestions / Re: V9.0 IS FINALLY OUT
« on: October 29, 2019, 07:36:33 »

So if you got any requests that you would like to see in the next version. Let me know now! (Even if you asked before)
 

I would like to have a "files before folders option" in the sorting settings.


Hiya,

Thank you Mathias for the new release :)

As mentioned by some users -including myself- on many occasions -including in this thread-,
an option "Sort files and folders separately, Folders *last*" is really necessary
for obvious usability reasons. If you could put it at the top of your priority list and
release it in the next version of Multi Commander that would be really appreciated
by many of your users -including myself- :)
Thanks a lot to you in advance and all the best :)

PS: for reference this option has been requested in the following previous messages:
(and maybe in others that I haven't stumbled upon yet):
Explorer panel sorting with files first
Sort files and folders separately, Folders *last*

already added. There is already an option for that if you check the Beta/RC release

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Sorry.. It is not support yet. But it is coming.. It is on my list.

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Maybe as a settings

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Support and Feedback / Re: MM Locks Folder
« on: October 21, 2019, 19:03:13 »
according to this it shouldn't http://forum.multicommander.com/forum/index.php?action=search2

but I cannot delete from powershell while a folder is open, I am using portable latest version in admin mode for both processes

MC do  not lock the folder that it is displaying. If the folder is removed that MC is displaying to will go to the closest path it can.

BUT when you enter a folder it will start some background work in the folder to get icons or thumbnails if you are viewing in that mode.
And if you have extra columns added , some of them will get there data in the background after the content is viewed.
This extra things can cause files not to be delete. and if moved to recyle bin it can prevent that too..
But this things extra things are often completed very shortly after the folder is displayed, and then it should not be a problem.
And often if you get it you just to retry and it work.
It is very hard to trigger it becuase of this things, since none of this things keeps a hold on the file for very long

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Support and Feedback / Re: Copy all files from multiple folders
« on: October 16, 2019, 16:35:20 »
Re: Mathias Not sure what you trying to do..  Extract ?? copy ?
You can search the file and then rename them in the result panel or using multirename tool

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I want to select all files in multiple folders, rename them and then copy to a different folder.

Thank you,

There are dozens upon dozens of folders, some will be empty. Can I tell the program that IF there is a file in the folder to rename it, and then copy it to a different folder?

That is a very specific scenario. And you say Rename it.. Then you want some automatic rename.. and then you need some rename rules on how to rename it
So no, not a build in thing like that. You might be able to do it with script.


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Support and Feedback / Re: Copy all files from multiple folders
« on: October 16, 2019, 15:04:33 »
Not sure what you trying to do..  Extract ?? copy ?
You can search the file and then rename them in the result panel or using multirename tool

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Feature Requests and Suggestions / Re: V9.0 IS FINALLY OUT
« on: October 16, 2019, 13:41:43 »
Version v9.0 is now finally out !!!
Next Release will not contain any major feature like that. It will be a fix up release for bugs that are found and minor changes and minor new features.
And will be released a lot faster.

When can we expect to see it?
As soon I as I have time to finish up the last items in the backlog for the next minor release.. Hopefully soon

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Hello !
I downloaded few minutes ago the x64 version and i really love it ! its so great !
Now i have two basic questions i have, and i didnt find in the options ... or i am blind, dont know.
And as i said, as totally noob with this great soft ... the questions are:
I am in a folder, with 4 files (for example) and a subfolder. How can i set it to choose only files and not subfolder when i press * ? So for example ... i have:
 [subfolder1]
 file1
 file2
 file3
 file4
So, when i press * the software ONLY select files and NOT subfolder ...

Thank you !

And the last question:
I have the superior panel with units and menu and all things I need.
How do i remove / not display the things in the bottom so the panels are bigger? is it possible?
Thank you !

And greetings from Rosario.
Ctrl+B toggle the Button panel

You can not make * (Toggle all selected) to only work on only file or only folders..
But you can create own filters to be used in +/- selection that do that, or own commands that do that that you then assign to a button/key/menu

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Support and Feedback / Re: Luggish and slow!
« on: October 13, 2019, 20:54:59 »
that is not a common case..

Very common case, on all my machines (physical and virtual). Even with 16Gb of RAM and fast SSD. Something is really wrong not with my setup but with your app.
It might be common to you because you have similar setup.. that does not make it common for everyone else

Then what is unique with your setup.. Why is not everyone getting it.
It is some settings combination you have that cause it ? maybe.

It is impossible for me to say why it is happening to you. And I can't fix it If I don't have any thing to go on.  Send me a memdump., check och change settings that might cause it. or tell how to reproduce it.


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