Monday, August 24, 2009

Away for the rest of the week + some rants

I won't get close to a computer from tomorrow until Sunday. I thought I should mention it since people might start wondering why I don't reply to their messages.

Messages which are not always very helpful. There isn't much one can do with a bug report if all it says is basically "the thing crashes".

Another thing: a lot of people who visit MP3 Diags' website come from this article on Asking questions there is a bit like the blind leading the blind and I'm worried that those reading the posts might get some wrong ideas about the program; there are 2 posts in particular that I'd like to reply to, only I'm stuck in a "your account has not been approved yet" state.

Readers of the replies to BishopBlaize's post might be left with the impression that you can't use MP3 Diags to get track info from file names, while this was one of the main reasons to create the program in the first place, and there's detailed documentation at

Also, by seeing dchall8's post about the "installation instructions for Windows" people might believe that they have to compile the program themselves, while there's been a setup.exe for as long as the program was made available on Windows. All you had to do was go to

So can someone with a lifehacker account please set the record straight by posting these links to the appropriate places? Just one. Thanks!

(Note that you need to click on "Show hidden threads", at the bottom of the page.)

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