New Feature: Music Box Alpha now has built-in CD-ripping functionality! A built-in and customized version of CUETools is used to make bit-perfect, guaranteed accurate rips of all your CDs. Just insert an audio CD into your disc drive and click on the CD that shows up in the upper right-hand corner of the interface.
Version 0.16 - Released December 28, 2018
New Feature: Three different music playback engines are now available: DirectSound (the new default, recommended), WASAPI, and Wave Out
New Feature: A new playback latency option is available as well; both settings are available under Settings in the new Playback tab
New Feature: Missing album art images are now automatically downloaded from fanart.tv as well!
New Feature: New options to Browse for Image and Download New Image in the album right-click menu
New Feature: New option to Browse for Image in the genre right-click menu
Improvement: Song files that are removed from disk are now hidden from the collection, but the metadata will still remain (just in case a drive is missing or something of that nature)
Improvement: Song metadata should now update properly on startup for changed files
Improvement: A new progress bar is available at the top of the window while Music Box Alpha parses files
Fixed: Time reporting in the controls bar at the bottom now works properly for songs that are longer than an hour
Version 0.15 - Released December 11, 2018
Fixed: Playback performance issues on some systems
Fixed: Clicking on songs in albums view was scrolling oddly and causing misclicks in some cases
Fixed: Highlight color was not saving on restart if Psychadelic and Match Background Image were unchecked
Version 0.14 - Released October 18, 2018
New Feature: Fanart.tv is now being used to automatically download higher resolution artist images! Many thanks to fanart.tv for allowing us to integrate the API.
New Feature: A new right-click menu is available on artist, album, and genre objects with options to download new images and browse for images (for artists only at current), refresh images, or open the image folders
Improvement: Added accessibility features to volume control, now has mouse wheel and arrow key support
Improvement: Significant performance improvements for large libraries
Fixed: Stability issue with some music files
Version 0.13 - Released April 17, 2018
New Feature: Can now make the highlight color match the background image (enable it in Settings)
Fixed: Stability issue with FLAC embedded cue playback
Version 0.12 - Released March 1, 2018
New Feature: Search has been implemented! Any view can be searched with the search box in the top left.
New Feature: Volume control is now available in the bottom right
New Feature: Psychadelic mode (because why not, enable it in Settings)
New Feature: Now Playing has been implemented
Improvement: Content views now transition both left and right
Improvement: The Play All button at the top will now switch to the Songs view to play all songs instead of just the first album
Fixed: Various issues with the return to playing location button in the bottom left-hand corner
Version 0.11 - Released December 27, 2017
New Feature: Star ratings and playback statistics have been added, including fields for date added, date last played, date first played, and play count
New Feature: Star ratings, date last played, and play count columns have been added to the song lists (date first played and date added will be optionally available once we add the ability to customize columns)
New Feature: Star ratings and playback statistics can now be imported from foobar2000's standard playback statistics plugin by syncing the playback statistics to the file tags in foobar2000
New Feature: The favorites section has been implemented! It will currently display all 5-star songs; more options for this will be available in the future.
Fixed: Some malformed FLAC files were taking a very long time to scan
Fixed: Music Box Alpha should no longer crash when trying to play a file that does not exist
Fixed: Gratuitously spamming the play button or the next/previous track buttons could previously cause a crash
Fixed: Very rarely tracks were being incorrectly skipped when playing flac files with embedded cue sheets
Version 0.10 - Released December 4, 2017
Fixed: Occasional errors when using the play all tracks button
Version 0.9 - Released November 9, 2017
Improvement: Artist and genre view look and feel has been updated to match the new albums view
Improvement: Track times have been added to the song lists
Improvement: Artist, Album, and Genre image folders now have Cache subfolders that assist in loading the images quicker
Fixed: Track and album times were not always populating correctly
Version 0.8 - Released November 2, 2017
New Feature: The albums view is finally here! Let us know your thoughts on the forums.
New Feature: Themes are now fully supported! You can download themes from the forums and place them in your Themes subfolder; then select the active theme under Settings.
Improvement: Window position and sizing is now saved between launches
Version 0.7 - Released October 2, 2017
Improvement: A new Log.txt file has been added to the Data folder which should help troubleshoot any further song parsing issues
Fixed: Various song parsing not saving issues
Version 0.6 - Released September 28, 2017
New Feature: The Genres view has been implemented!
Improvement: The demo song limit as been increased from 500 to 1,000
Version 0.5 - Released September 27, 2017
Improvement: Decreased memory footprint
Fixed: General stability issues
Version 0.4 - Released September 26, 2017
Fixed: Differences in case between the same artists were making the artists show up twice
Fixed: Double-clicking on the Manage Folders window was causing an error
Fixed: Crashes caused by malformed or corrupted music files