(May 24 2000) News:
Frederik Steen <email@example.com has
contributed Debian (.deb) packages of MP3html for i386. If you guys who run
Debian could download them, try them, and then report back to either me or
him, we'd both appreciate it. Now, if I could only get the RPMs going....
(Apr 13 2000) News:
I fixed two big segfault bug in MP3html and am releasing 1.3.8 mainly as a
bugfix release. It also fixes (again) the track length problems - this time
in relation to files with extremely large ID3v2 headers. So grab it and play
with it - it's more stable and a bit cleaner.
(Apr 11 2000) News:
1.3.7 is a bit buggy, it seems. If you only specify one file on the
commandline, it will segfault after displaying the templates. I'll try to
get this fixed soon. My apologies for introducing the bug.
(Mar 17 2000) News:
After a disgustingly long wait five and a half month lull, I'm releasing
version 1.3.7. It has tons of bug fixes, debugging support, a few more
configuration options and (most importantly) preset template support. Of
course, the preset templates are a bit broken right now, but oh well... live
with it =). The main reason I released this is that I'm not sure when I'll
have time to work on it again.
(Oct 5 1999) News:
I just released 1.3.6 with a bunch of new features ($STEREO tag,
commandline options to define it's behavior, and more average tags (for
song length)). Also, I had managed to disable the "-S --space" option
somewhere along the line (probably in 1.3.3) so I fixed that.
(Sep 25 1999) News:
Since I've been lax about coding stuff for MP3html, here's a new version
to tide you over. Nothing very important in this one, I've added a few
new tags for average filesizes, a commandline option to remove leading
"The "'s from the artist name, and finally got started on a man page. In
related news, I've stopped calling 1.3.X a development series. As of now,
it is the stable series since no one seems to be having any major
problems compiling and running it anymore.
(Sep 11 1999) News:
I've recieved a bug report saying that MP3html's time tags won't work
when using VBR (Variable BitRate) files. This isn't a huge surprise since
I hadn't heard of VBRs when I did most of the code and still haven't
found one myself. If I find the filespecs and it looks like it'll be easy
to fix, I will. Otherwise, you guys are probably SOL until I get to work
on 3.0.0 (which will be in Perl). Don't hold your breath for that,
(Aug 13 1999) News:
Since I haven't updated this page or anything in over a month (mainly
because I was on vacation), I'm going to give you guys a general overview
of what's been happening with MP3html since I released 1.3.4. The only
change to the program itself so far is that I finally added a man page
(which is still incomplete). I also learned a lot of Perl while on
vacation, so I thought heavily about rewriting MP3html into Perl. I
finally decided against it since I'm going to be doing a lot of cool
stuff with MP3html+MySQL+PHP3/Perl that can be done with the current
I'm also going to be spending a fair amount of time getting
these pages up to snuff once I get my new server up (it's in place, but
it crashed, probably due to a failing hard drive). That will result in a
bunch of stuff that really should be up here now like links to the
README, CHANGES, TODO, and BUGS files and hopefully a HTML-ized source
browser just for fun. Of course, that will take a fair amount of work, so
don't expect it for quite some time.
On August 23, I'm moving to Sacramento for school, so there'll probably
be a substantial downtime while I get adjusted and figure out how to get
net access from my dorm room (which isn't wired for data - the
bastards!). On a side note, if anyone in the Sacramento area has any use
for an intern who knows Linux, C, and some Perl as well as sundry other
things, get in contact with me ASAP as I could use a job.
(Jul 7 1999) News:
I'm going on vacation from July 8th through August 7th or so and won't be
able to work on MP3html during that time. Because of that, I'm putting
1.3.4 into all your grubby little hands to play with. I'll still be
reading my email every once in awhile, so feel free to send me any bug
reports. The new features in this version include 3 new commandline
options (two for specifying header and footer data on the commandline and
one for manipulating the new tag, $INCREMENT). Speaking of that, I made
$INCREMENT to automatically count up so you can have lists of MP3s that
have cooresponding numbers.
(Jul 1 1999) News:
After a fair amount of wait, I'm releasing 1.3.3. It doesn't add any
additional features, but it fixes some bugs, changes the "-D
--define" syntax and has much better code for the commandline
processing. I'd appreciate it if users would upgrade and check for bugs.
Sorry, but Lyrics3 support still hasn't made it in since I can't find any
files to test it on. My plans for the near future are vague, but they
involve conditional tags and a Perl script for making MySQL databases of
(Jun 11 1999) News:
A new version, 1.3.2, is out now. It fixes a few really bad bugs in 1.3.1,
makes it so that a few tags behave properly, and adds the ability to define
your own tags from the commandline with a new option, "-D --define".
Everything seems pretty stable (although the tag defining hasn't been well
tested) and most everything is in place except for sorting (still). Look
for some Lyrics3 support in 1.3.3 and maybe some conditional tags.
(Jun 7 1999) News:
I'm releasing 1.3.1 because it features a lot of code changes and cleanups.
The only userlevel changes are an ability to read files with ID3v2 tags
(although not the ID3v2 tags themselves) and the ability to read files with
junk at the beginning. Aside from that, I finally got around to writing my
own text substitution routines, modularized a few things, and introduced a
bug involving header and footer templates (don't worry, there's an easy
workaround). Still no sorting, but it's becoming a lot more stable. Get it
and play with it!