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Jaikoz 11.0 Cranes Released May 20th 2021

We are pleased to announce a major release, Jaikoz 11.0 Cranes

A couple of things to note, this release completely rewrites how user preferences are saved so that instead of being stored as an encrypted xml file (settings.jai) they are now stored as a number of properties files (,, This was a massive change and as a result your existing preferences will not be converted on update, it wasn’t feasible to do this.

So if you have made changes to Preferences and you want to keep them you might want to take some screenshots/notes of your preferences in your current version of Jaikoz before updating.

And this release supports many new fields supported to bring it inline with the latest SongKong release and the Roon compatabilty we added to SongKong. It also modifies the mappings of some existing fields, most notably Perfomer and Involved People, please read the notes below if you think this may affect you.

So because of this we are doing a soft release for a few days, if you check for updates from a previous version of Jaikoz it will not yet say that a new release is available, but it is by downloading in the usual way from the website. This way more experienced/active customers are likely to try out Jaikoz first, and can indicate to me anything I haven’t fully considered, any problems let me know.


JAIKOZ-1299 Track Scorer always assumes that if track has matching acoustid must be a good match.

JAIKOZ-1292 Mp4 file handles not always being closed

JAIKOZ-1282 MacOS BigSur PrefTabs Problem

JAIKOZ-1281 Match to Specified MusicBrainz Album/Advanced Release Search always leave the year column blank

JAIKOZ-1280 linux:fpcalc execute not set


JAIKOZ-1303 Add support for Bits per Sample in AudioHeader

JAIKOZ-1302 Add support for IS_HD field


JAIKOZ-1298 Add support for IS_GREATEST_HITS field

JAIKOZ-1297 Add support for LIVE field when matching from MB

JAIKOZ-1296 Allow Artist,AlbumArtist (and sort field) to be saved as multiple values instead of one value with joins

JAIKOZ-1295 Add OperaFormat to support MinimServer/Roon differences for multi level works

JAIKOZ-1290 Convert all settings from Settings.jai to plain text file

JAIKOZ-1289 Add Album based Original Release Date for Original Albums rather than Track Based

JAIKOZ-1288 Roon:Add support for additional Roon fields

JAIKOZ-1287 Roon:Add InvolvedPeople field that maps to TIPL for ID3 but INVOLVEDPEOPLE for Flac

JAIKOZ-1286 For ID3 map Performer field to user defined PERFORMER field


JAIKOZ-1284 For ID3 format add roles such as PRODUCER, ENGINEER, ARRANGER, DJMIXER, MIXER as individual fields

JAIKOZ-548 Put 'JThink' as publisher in windows registry

JAIKOZ-512 Replace Genre blacklist with White lists/Grey lists.

New Feature

JAIKOZ-422 Convert settings files to plaintext file