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    DBCS, WMA and music library problems

    I've finally decided to play with Centrafuse in hopes that it'll work better than everything else. I have a significant amount of Japanese music in WMA format, but just about everything out there has an issue with either WMA files, DBCS (double-byte character system) or both. What's funny is that neither Windows Media Player, nor Winamp have any problems with reading the tags on these files and adding them to playlists and libraries.

    Centrafuse 1.46 as well as 2.0 both seem to have problems with the above. If music is viewed through the folder view... all the artists and folders appear correctly. However, the tracks themselves do not display correctly for Japanese titles... the track title doesn't display correctly and artist comes up as "unknown artist". Through artist and album view... the Japanese albums are missing and/or incomplete. Even when using an mp3, the title comes up as garbled under certain views.

    Additionally 2.0 is crashing for when I try to go to the player after loading 1 or 2 songs (when I click the check). The message is "user defined breakpoint".

    I've tried changing the font defined in "skin.xml", but I am still getting the above problems.

    Thanks.

    Any solutions for these DBCS-related problems?

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    the crashing is not normal, and error.log could help shed light on this problem...

    if you can see the files fine in folder view, then the font is not the issue...

    in your LocalAppData\Centrafuse folder there is an Access database main.dat, this is where all the tag information is stored...

    the problem is either in the tag reading library we have, or in the database... we never specifically coded for DBCS, so it could be in either place or both...

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    Thanks! Although fixing my whole archive by hand is a bit much... this is ok for my test box... only have a few test files.

    attached is my error log and screen shot.
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    I think this error is due to not being able to load previous playlists, and this has been fixed in the coming update...

    so updating the database seemed to work?

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    Well I dunno if I'd call it "updating" as opposed to "manually editing" each row. From what I could see, all the English titles, mp3 and wma, were fine. THe only problem was with my Japanese mp3 and wma.

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    Some more playing around with Centrafuse has shed a little more light on this. I don't seem to have any problems with my English title mp3, but with my Japanese title wma Centrafuse crashes when it tries to load it and gives the previously posted error message.

    Checking the error.log I found...

    2008/10/27 21:44:09 (44:09:19)
    Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
    at centrafuse.playlist.q()

    A Japanese mp3 that I have is a little different and loads/plays ok...
    My Music\Original Soundtrack\マクロス・フロンティア\Diamond Creavasse.mp3
    Artist and Track title are in English. Only Album is in Japanese and it's mp3 format.

    Whereas the Japanese wma that have the problem are like this...
    My Music\aiko\夏服\初恋.wma
    Artist is English, but Album and track title are in Japanese.

    The Album display area is getting garbled characters. I can try changing the font for the skin, but I don't know if that will fix it as Japanese displays fine everywhere else.

    English wma are also ok... However, it does also crash and gives the above error message when using the FF, RWD buttons or track up and down in the player screen.

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    this seems it will be a problem in reading the character codes, and then playing back in the main system...

    can you email support with the smallest MP3 that causes Centrafuse to crash to our support at fluxmedia.net email. Flag in this email to Forward to David to fix format in MP3 tag crashing email and it will be sent directly to me...

    it might take some time and be after our next scheduled update to fix, this update is long over do and fixes many issues, be we will look into this problem and figure out what is causing the problem, at least first with the crash and it not playing, then why it is not displaying properly...

    sorry you have these issues and we will try our best to get them sorted out, we do not have many customers at all in this region...

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    No no... I appreciate the fact that you guys take it seriously and are willing to get it fixed. Not to bash the others out there, but I haven't had the same reception to these issues with RR and FreeICE.

    BTW... I did get one japanese wma to display and very briefly play in the player before crashing. I had a pre-made playist of a couple English mp3 and started up the player with that. Then I went to "My Library" and added the Japanese wma to the "queue". Everything seemed ok... until I changed tracks to play the Japanese wma. It started to play fine... at first, but after 15-30sec Centrafuse crashed.

    Anyway, I don't have the files on hand at the moment, but I'll get it to you tomorrow.

    Regarding Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Centrafuse. I wouldn't say there is no market. As you are probably aware, there seems to be quite a bit of a market in Korea and maybe China as well. Japan... well considering that the "latest and greatest" of DVD/Nav/HDD/mp3 head units only recently arrived in the US, whereas they had those in Japan snice at least 1999. However... there are a decent number of electronics and PC geeks who would have an interest in building CarPCs. I have also run across posts on the net from Japanese people whom were building their own CarPC. So no... I wouldn't call it a total waste of time and resources...

    Thanks again!

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    Oh... BTW... I spoke with a coworker who works with future navigation/in-car electronics at a major Japanese automaker (he's also a bit of a computer geek). There are sites and a market for CarPCs in Japan, however, some of their major problems seem to be first software... a front end and good nav software, and then some specialized hardware like automotive power supplies and such.

    Just thought I'd pass on the info and let me know if you guys ever need help with a Japanese translation of the resource files. Depending on my schedule, I might be able to help with that...

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    that sounds great and is something we would love to get working... we are very busy right now with updates and a few contracts, but something we will for sure keep in mind...

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