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 Post subject: I'd love to pay for this or donate, but...
PostPosted: January 6th, 2019, 5:47 am 
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Strike 1. Deleting the post just proves my point.

Who would commit money to faulty software. It seems to maybe have gotten too big for it boots. Waaay too many features when basic stability hasn't been addressed in at least a year.

You're lucky alot of the time to get a stable single run, let alone ongoing reliable usage.
I've read through forums trying to find solutions to problems, but devs and mods are really rude, more concerned about forum bureaucracy than fixing issues and simply aren't fixing dramas.

May I suggest, if you were to simplify the software to perform less functions. Like keep it to the main requirements such as organizing media, renaming and providing posters and XMLs etc. And work on a solid RC or even a published release.

I WOULD PAY FOR THIS!

In the meanwhile, I may just plug away while it's free, but I could never donate nor endorse this software.
Take as an insult (which it seems you're more likely to do), or take it as valuable feedback, it's up to you.

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 Post subject: Re: I'd love to pay for this or donate, but...
PostPosted: January 17th, 2019, 6:03 pm 
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agoodpaddlin wrote:
Strike 1. Deleting the post just proves my point.

Who would commit money to faulty software. It seems to maybe have gotten too big for it boots. Waaay too many features when basic stability hasn't been addressed in at least a year.

You're lucky alot of the time to get a stable single run, let alone ongoing reliable usage.
I've read through forums trying to find solutions to problems, but devs and mods are really rude, more concerned about forum bureaucracy than fixing issues and simply aren't fixing dramas.

May I suggest, if you were to simplify the software to perform less functions. Like keep it to the main requirements such as organizing media, renaming and providing posters and XMLs etc. And work on a solid RC or even a published release.

I WOULD PAY FOR THIS!

In the meanwhile, I may just plug away while it's free, but I could never donate nor endorse this software.
Take as an insult (which it seems you're more likely to do), or take it as valuable feedback, it's up to you.

Regards


So to summarize you don't like the software because.... of what? See a lot of rant here but no specifics. I've been using it for years and while there are certainly areas for improvement (all software can be improved) it works very well for my large library.


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 Post subject: Re: I'd love to pay for this or donate, but...
PostPosted: February 19th, 2019, 12:44 pm 
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Not jacking this thread but as a long time (periodic) yearly subscriber whose most recent license just expired, I too have concerns. Although the program may work on your large library, as indicated by the number of current issues on both the forum and actual issue tracker, this is not the case for many users. The lack of updates, issues like broken subtitles and the ever annoying "contains no media" issue is what is stopping me from renewing my license. This doesn't include the fact that every time I open the app, it tries to update half my library. Also the media info is not saved, parsed or whatever - half my titles show an error under Audio and Subtitle Language. These are all issues that others have pointed out. As I said, I have supported this program in the past and I would like to do so again.

A related anecdote: I wrote an in-house app for a company I worked for. I used it for 6 months without any issues before my boss would let me roll it out. The very first day I did, one of my users literally grabbed the mouse and crashed the program. Her nick-name became "Christine the Computer Killer". Despite her sobriquet, she was not at fault. There was a bug in the software that under normal use was undetected but she found it.

MCM is not "broken" but it's not "fixed" either.


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 Post subject: Re: I'd love to pay for this or donate, but...
PostPosted: April 29th, 2019, 12:43 am 
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santiagodraco wrote:

So to summarize you don't like the software because.... of what? See a lot of rant here but no specifics. I've been using it for years and while there are certainly areas for improvement (all software can be improved) it works very well for my large library.


OK mate, get salty all you like, but tbh, if you couldn't understand my problem from that post, you have bigger issues.
You know as well as I do, this software's been in "development" for a long time and at NO point has it ever been stable. Let alone reliable.

But if you want to be a smart ass fanboy, here's a list of the current reasons my point is valid:
viewforum.php?f=4
oh, and another for you:
viewforum.php?f=6

My concern is regarding the donation and licensing. Prove to me you can create a reliable piece of software and Ill pay hand over fist. If devs have no interest in cash, then great! But if they're interested in actually making a go of it, then the advise will be taken on as constructive.


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 Post subject: Re: I'd love to pay for this or donate, but...
PostPosted: April 30th, 2019, 4:53 pm 
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Unfortunately this is pretty true. They software freezes up and runs extremely slow. Also it is not stable and will do some crazy stuff with you're media. I have now come to the point where I have to spend a lot of the time redoing and manually renaming or moving files to fix what this program does.

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