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VivaJapan - Video Management Application

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by kunoichi, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. kunoichi

    kunoichi Well-Known Member

    VivaJapan 1.2.0 (May 29, 2020)

    - Upgraded and made project compatible with .Net Core 3.1
    - Updated CsvHelper and other Package Dependencies to latest version

    VivaJapan_1.2.0.zip (8.3 Mb)
    VivaJapan_1.2.0.zip (8.3 Mb)

    VivaJapan_1.2.0_src.zip (5.2 Mb)
    VivaJapan_1.2.0_src.zip (5.2 Mb)

    VivaJapan_1.2.0_osx.zip (44.2 Mb)
    VivaJapan_1.2.0_osx.zip (44.2 Mb)

    VivaJapan_1.2.0_win-x86.zip (40.8 Mb)
    VivaJapan_1.2.0_win-x86.zip (40.8 Mb)

    Note: For windows, you probably want to grab the x86 version.

    vj- title. vj-settings. vj-category. vj-renamer. vj-largetilesmode. vj-pagenavigation. vj-search.

    This project was previously previously released to a more limited audience but has now been released to the general public.

    VivaJapan is a cross platform console and web interface Video Manager Tool which can be used to rename videos using custom patterns. It can also be used to manage and complete your video collection with covers if one or more folders containing covers are configured, as well as for finding duplicate videos in your collection.

    The tool won't work without a title database and a cover folder with BD/DVD covers (if you want cover support). However, a sample csv/ods database and a few covers has been included in the bin\Examples folder that should work out of the box, you also can find instructions on how to maintain a title database in the same location.

    A web interface has recently been added that can be used to browse titles and configure the application, it launches a local web server on port 5000 (can be configured), but all of the console command features are not yet supported in the Web UI.
    • There are binaries for Windows and OS X available, but the OS X version has not been tested.

    • There is also a .net core .dll only version that in theory should work for Linux or platforms where the .Net Core 3.1 sdk cli are installed.

    • You can configure your own folders and patterns in the VivaConfig.xml or through the Web UI

    • Run the VivaJapan.exe from commandline for more instructions.

    • By default a preview text file of changes will be generated, commands won't actually do anything with your files as long as you don't specify the applychanges parameter.

    Future plans:
    Bugfixes, no other future plans, this project is now in maintenance mode.

    You have my permission to fork and continue this project on github or similar, just keep it open source.
    Last edited: May 29, 2020
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  2. kunoichi

    kunoichi Well-Known Member

    0.7.0 released
    The main new feature is support for multiple database files!
    This version is also a lot more robust, refreshes better when saving settings, and should handle most cases where a databases or folder don't exist.
    There are also some changes to how configuration files are handled and a few other neat things, check first post for more info!
  3. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    Cross platform is the way to go!
  4. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    Do you have a way of recording it in use you can share?
  5. kunoichi

    kunoichi Well-Known Member

    Yes, I will try to capture a small video for next release!
    There isn't super much to show off right now though, at least not until all the planned features are in place, which they probably will be once the project reaches 1.0.0 :lulus:
    For next version I will introduce Manufacturer (Maker) and Label support in the database/web, but it is going to take a while, progress is a bit slow due to Easter! :gigit:
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  6. kunoichi

    kunoichi Well-Known Member

    0.8.0 released
    A bit earlier than expected!

    See first post for updates, there is now also a demo .webm video if you want to take a quick look at what the application has to offer.

    For the next version (0.9.0) I will probably try to implement the Renamer, Cover Updater and Duplicate Detector in the web interface.

    Finally, for the 1.0.0 version I will add search/filtering capabilities.

    After that I don't really have anything more planned, the project will most likely move in to a maintenance phase and I will move on to other projects.
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  7. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    Wow that thing does some interesting stuff. Great job on it!
  8. eshwaa

    eshwaa Well-Known Member

    Thanks again kunoichi, just tried the new version and it looks great. I was having a problem with the previous version where clicking into individual titles was resulting in a failed cover on the page. Looks like it's fixed now in the current version.
  9. kunoichi

    kunoichi Well-Known Member

    0.9.0 released
    As planned, the Cover Updater, File Renamer and Duplicate detector is now available in the web interface.

    Category (Type) is now visible on tooltip/video page.

    Some other minor changes and fixes as well, see first post for details, screenshots and downloads.
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2018
  10. kunoichi

    kunoichi Well-Known Member

    1.0.0 released!
    This may very well be the final version, unless some critical bugs are found!

    Searching and link-search-navigation has been added to web gui.

    Page navigation has also been added, if you don't want page navigation, just change the number of titles per page in settings to a high number.

    There is a new mode to see detailed titles in libraries that can be enabled in settings.

    More info in first post, also check out the screenshots for the new features!
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  11. kunoichi

    kunoichi Well-Known Member

    1.1.0 released!
    Eshwaa had a nice idea about playing videos from the user library so I had to bump to 1.1.0.

    If you configure a video player you can now play videos from the detailed title view.

    You can also open the folder where the video is located if you configure a file explorer.

    Also a few other minor updates/fixes, more info and downloads in first post.

    I think this project is pretty much complete now....

    Unless someone has a really nice idea I like, from this point on there will only be bug fixes!
    Last edited: May 7, 2018
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  12. kunoichi

    kunoichi Well-Known Member

    1.1.1 released!

    Bugs related to File Explorer Arguments and Playing Bonus Videos has been fixed.
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  13. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    Nice! In my earlier version of JAD I was able to play videos if the disc was in the tray by clicking the cover. Might bring that back. Thanks! Great job on this, friend!
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  14. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

  15. kunoichi

    kunoichi Well-Known Member

    Yes, haven't worked on it for ages though, I should probably move it to .NET Core 3 when I have time.
    Also considering making a Windows GUI version of it now that WPF can run on .NET Core.
  16. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

    Good for you! Glad you're still using it and I'm sure others would appreciate a GUI version I'm sure.

  17. kunoichi

    kunoichi Well-Known Member

    After quite a bit of tinkering I managed to get the project updated to .NET Core 3.1 and ASP.NET Core 3.1.

    Not really anything new, but I might try and release it anyway later this week just to keep the source/framework up to date.
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  18. Casshern2

    Casshern2 Senior Member...I think

  19. ritsuka

    ritsuka New Member

  20. kunoichi

    kunoichi Well-Known Member

    1.2.0 released!

    Only took me half a year to publish... :oops:

    To be fair I made a few final changes tonight by updating dependencies to latest versions, which in turn resulted in a few things breaking on the csv database import that I had to fix.

    There is not really anything new user wise (except for the 1.1.2 bugfix that was never released).

    The project has now moved to .NET Core 3.1, so if you don't want to use the pre-built executables you need to grab the 3.1 sdk from the updated link.

    Let me know if you experience any bugs... :cool:
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