Monday, May 12, 2008

The Wii is mine!

Thanks to all of you who signed up for the ActionThis trial... I won the Wii by lets say a large margin! :)

It is still on order apparently, so its not actually in my hands yet, but will be soon :)

In the meantime, I'm working on SharePod 3.8.3

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

We're moving...

Hopefully you will have noticed that SharePod has moved to!

Along with a nice new domain name and style, the SharePod blog is now at

Its not styled yet (will be soon), but that will become the blog to check for SharePod news and upcoming features.

I'm not sure what will happen with this blog yet - hopefully I'll make time to update it once in a while.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

SharePod 3.8.1

This is a bug fix release. You only need to get this if you are having these following problems:

  • Unable to delete track because missing ArtworkDB
  • XmlException while loading a Shuffle

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

SharePod 3.8 released

3.8 is out:
  • Add/remove album artwork
  • Videos now auto-resume from last position
  • Shuffles should now work again
  • Videos dont play in random mode in the media player

Friday, March 28, 2008

Help me win a Nintendo Wii

During the day I work as a developer on ActionThis - a web and Outlook task management system.

We've just started a bit of a competition - the person with the most signups using their referral code wins a Nintendo Wii!
I would love to win this, so if you have a spare minute, please signup for a free trial with the code INT577. Heres a link. I hope you'll find it useful.

I'll let you know if I win!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

SharePod 3.8 coming soon

So I've been adding/removing album artwork on my 5th Gen Video for a couple of days now and it all looks good :)

I'll try to finish it up over the weekend - so expect SharePod 3.8 within a few days

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

SharePod 3.7

SharePod 3.7 is out :)

New features:

  • View-only Album Art support! (Full read-write Album Art will be in the next version)
    • The album art is displayed in the Track Edit window.
  • SharePod should now be able to detect your iTouch/iPhone if you are using appropriate mounting software (iPhoneFS etc).
    • Should be able to view your songs, and hopefully add/remove them too.
    • Please post on the forums if you have tried v3.7 with your iTouch/Phone.
  • Fix for iTunes import: sometimes tracks were put into the wrong playlist. This was caused by some versions of iTunes interpreting the import xml file differently.
  • Generally faster load times

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Monday, March 3, 2008

Live view of my SharePod tasks

The Artwork support is coming along nicely, I hope to complete the majority of it tonight :)

I use ActionThis to keep track of all the things I have to get done, and I've made a little widget for my website to show all the tasks I'm currently working on for SharePod!

Hopefully it will be interesting to see how many small bits go into a SharePod feature/release.

See the live view here

Monday, February 25, 2008

Artwork support coming to SharePod...

You won't be seeing it this week, but behind the scenes I'm working on adding Artwork support for SharePod! The first version will be read-only view of artwork, the following version will be full add/remove artwork.

I've got a working ArtworkDB parser, but haven't converted the binary images into anything viewable yet. Making progress though :)

Friday, February 8, 2008

Vista issues

Regarding these (never-ending!) Vista issues, I have got a Vista machine up and running now, so in the next week I will be trying to replicate some of the crashes that have been reported.

I've just checked the stats - it was its busiest month in January with 47GB transferred!!

SharePod 3.6.4 + more

Hello everyone, its been a while since I've written about any updates! Christmas/New Years is usually pretty busy for me. Kate and I spent a week in Melbourne over new years. It was great fun and 42c several days in a row :)

Now things are back to normal, I've been making some significant changes to SharePod, and tonight (well morning, its 1.30am local time...) 3.6.4 is available.

So whats new? I've replaced my old mp3/m4a tag reading dlls (the sharepod_input.dll, in_mp3.dll, and mp4v2.dll with TagLib. This means SharePod can now import the Year, AlbumArtist, Album Track Count, Disc Number and Number of Discs properties.

It also means SharePod now supports importing .wav files :)

I have added [AlbumArtist] and [DiscNumber] to the available tags for copying music to PC.

Down the bottom of the SharePod window there is a space used/free indicator.

Its really hard to answer questions in the blog comments, so I've just created some SharePod forums on my site. Please ask questions/post bug reports/comments there!

Thats it for now - its bedtime