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Version: 3.7 (4184)
Mac Platform: Intel
OS version: OS X 10.6 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
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Yosemite Compatible Patcher
Courtesy of Special [K]
Release Date: June 16, 2015
Version 3.7 (4184) - Major Update
32 Bit Support Dropped
We polled you over a year ago asking for opinions on our support for Snow Leopard and 32 bit architectures. We didn't rush into this decision, but based on your feedback 32 bit support has now been dropped. Not to worry...Snow Leopard support is not being dropped!
Support for DFF Files
Support has been added to directly tag DFF files. While there is no firm standard in place, the same approach was taken as is used in WAV files. Various other applications and hardware rippers are starting to use the same convention.
The File Browser now attempts to return to the previous selection state when the Back button is hit.
Yate's CSV viewer has been renamed the Database Viewer. It will now read/write CSV (comma separated values) and TSV (tab delimited values) files.
The Save As functionality now supports the explicit specification of the field delimiter, the character encoding and the line terminators to be used.
You can now write the data displayed in the main file list as a CSV or TSV file via the new File>Save As CSV/TSV File... menu or context menu item. All visible columns with the exception of the change status column and the Artwork, and iTunes columns will be processed.
Thumbnail artwork views outside of a full artwork display now have tooltips describing the associated properties.
The file list has four new columns: Creation Date, Modification Date, Mood and Play Count.
The file list Select Files context submenu now has new items: Not in Same Folder, In Same Folder, With Different Column Data and With Same Column Data.
You can now hide and select files based on the same or different Album data. The Select Files sub menu is now available on the application's File menu so that items can be assigned to shortcuts.
Edit Panel button context menus now display custom panel assigned names.
The column header context menu now displays the current names assigned to Custom fields and the Mapping columns.
New toolbar item to open the Recent/Sticky Items menu.
A new File menu, context menu and toolbar item to refresh the loaded files. The Refresh command tests all loaded files to see if they were externally modified. If they were, you will given the option to reload the files. You can optionally set that all modified files be reloaded if no changes will be lost. This is a convenience function that need only be used in you are possibly modifying the same files in Yate and at least one other application at the same time.
The Filter function has a new test called Externally Modified, which can be used to filter on files which would be identified by the new Refresh command.
The Filter function has a new test called Modified, which can be used to filter those files which have been modified with unsaved changes. (Red dots).
The Multi Field Editor
New layout...hopefully far less cluttered.
Copy now supports Only copy if the source field is not empty and Only copy to empty destination fields. The function now supports copying fields or property values.
Replace now supports Or matching.
Sort Form added as a function.
All content is now retained when Yate is closed.
When the Import AcoustID Recording Information window is displayed, an attempt will be made to find the best release containing all of the selected tracks. More than one track must be present. A new context menu function is available to select the best release for all tracks. More information in the online help.
New action statement AcoustID Import MusicBrainz IDs. The statement will attempt to find the best release containing all the selected tracks. If a release can be identified, the MusicBrainz Release and Recoding IDs will be imported. Optionally the Album, Artist and Title fields can be imported as well. If the function succeeds there will be sufficient metadata in place to use the Access MusicBrainz statement while batch processing. This means that MusicBrainz can be accessed while batch processing even if the Release and Recording ids are not initially available.
The is a new preloaded action (on new installs) called Unattended Metadata Lookups. You can get the action off the Sample Actions web page or you can import the set of updated preloaded actions by holding down the Alt (Option) key and selecting the Yate>Reset Built In Items>Import Actions menu item. Note: make sure that you hold down the Alt (Option) key, otherwise you will overwrite your existing actions. After the import the action manager will have a Preloaded Actions folder.
Discogs & MusicBrainz
When on the Search page of the wizards, if you have a properly formatted Release Id in the system clipboard, you can paste it in via the Command-I (⌘I) keyboard shortcut. The Album search field will be set appropriately and the Artist search field will be cleared.
In order to use the above command more effectively when copying a release from the Discogs site, enclosing square brackets and a leading r will be removed when constructing the id=release id sequence. ie. [r12345] in the clipboard will be identified as release 12345.
Found and now account for new out of spec Discogs method to separate disc/track numbers.
The weight algorithms used for mapping files have been tweaked once again. Matching albums with multiple instances of the same title should be better.
Added Remap Using Custom Settings and Configure Custom Remap Settings... context menu items. These give you full control over remapping the files based on your own knowledge of the formatting of the filenames and what metadata is available.
The Access Discogs and Access MusciBrainz action statements both have a new mode called Loose Release Matching. This mode requires a consistent Release Id but does not require ordinal positioning metadata. This method increases the likelihood of accessing the online sources when batch processing. If sufficient metadata is present such that loose matching is not required, the option will automatically be removed.
When using Access Discogs or Access MusicBrainz, the action test state will be set to true if an attempt is made to contact the service. If there is insufficient or inconsistent metadata, the action test state will be set to false.
File to Tag
File to Tag menus can now display a sub-menu called File to Tag Actions. Any action where the first executable statement is Filename to Tags will be displayed in the sub-menu. This is to make it easier to locate actions which are essentially providing additional metadata manipulations after performing an initial extraction from the path.
A new Preferences-MusicBrainz option to specify a list of preferred country codes (two character codes). The country code list is used by the AcoustID best release matching algorithm to determine the best MusicBrainz release id.
Disc, Title and Track are no longer treated as special Export Set fields. They are now in the lower portion of the export type list with the other standard field types.
All items that can be displayed as columns in the main list of files can now be specified in Export Sets (with the exception of the change status column, and the Artwork and iTunes columns).
The full Rating Mapping display in Preferences-Audio now has a picker for preset settings.
Preferences-Audio now has a picker for preset settings.
When reading the rate atom as configured in Preferences-Audio-m4a, Yate's default rating storage method is preferred on a mismatch. There is a new option called preferred on mismatch which places the rate value at a higher priority.
The Custom Field configuration in Preferences-File List now has presets for Acoustid Data and Acoustid Fingerprint.
Token Editor context menus now display the names currently assigned to Custom fields. Note that the token being inserted is associated with the Custom field number and not the current name. This is only a convenience.
You can elect to play a sound for the Batch processing finished notification. The sound option is only used in conjunction with Notification Center.
A few context menus and submenus now display a How to Use this Menu item. There is a new General option to hide these menu items.
When a Tag Set is loaded into a field table display (various actions such as Append and the Multi Field Editor), the sort is now automatically changed to descending by the state column. This is to make it easier to quickly see what is enabled. The context menu in any Tag Set display now has an Enable/Disable Auto Sort item. Note that the setting is global and affects all Tag Set displays.
New action statement AcoustID Import MusicBrainz IDs described above.
The following action statements now support named variables: Append, Get Next Line, Prompt for Text, Prompt for File or Folder, Replace, Stop and Open Files, Set Action Test State from Variable and Set Variable to Action Test State.
The Dump Variables statement is now valid while batch processing. By default the statement writes to the log file. There is a new UI option to force display to the UI.
The Export Metadata action statement has a new Text