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SongKong 6.9 Mercury released 24th April 2020

We are pleased to announce the release of SongKong 6.9 Mercury, named after the album by American Music Club released in 1993.

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Full details at http://www.jthink.net/songkong/news_1114.jsp

Java 8 to Java 11

In order to resolve various issues this new release now uses Java 11 instead of Java 8 , this was a major change that required alot of work behind the scenes.

It also means that:

  • There is no Windows 32bit version because does not exist for Java 11 onwards
  • SongKong is no longer compatible with Java 8, used by some linux users

Improvements for MinimServer and Classical

We have added some new options design for classical music customers using SongKong with MinimServer uPNP server.

Add Composer to start of Overall Work, this is used by MinimServer for indexing Classical Works

When using MinimServer uPNP server to play your classical music with the SongKong Classical profile enabling this option will show the composer as part of the work name in the Work index. This can be very useful for distinguishing between completely different works with very similar names written by different composers.

Add Composer to start of MinimServer Group, this is used by MinimServer for playing Classical Works

When you play a Classical work with MinimServer uPNP server enabling this option will show the composer when you play the group corresponding to the work. This can be very usual for distinguishing between completely different works with very similar names written by different composers. Because MinimServer only allows groups for work containing multiple contiguous movements enabling this option also includes adding the composer to title if the work has no movements.

Other Classical Improvements and Fixes

Classical compilations album could end up with unwieldy album titles if the Add Composer to start of Album Title options was used, so now we limit to use a maximum of three composers in the album title.

Improvements for Mp4 Processing

Before this release SongKong would sometimes have to use tmp files when modifying mp4 audio files, this could cause issues due to operating system permissions. Now we no longer need to use tmp files this is more reliable and quicker than the old method

I use an old late 2009 mac mini (Late 2009 - 2,53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - El Capitan OSX) and after the update SongKong seems that it’s not working!
I run a java update and it seems that remained in the 8 version!
I suppose my mac mini is no longer supported?
Thank you!

EDIT: uninstalled and reinstalled the app and it’s OK now!!

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Hi, I have a QNAP (TVS682 i.e. 64bit) and I tried to install the 6.9 version by:

  • selecting the container station
  • selecting overview, selecting the songkong container and then “remove”
  • following the reinstall procedure of the website, as it was reinstalling from zero

It was not working as the old version appears.

To solve it it is necessary to cancel the image (of the old software) from the local directory and THEN look for the updated one from the DOCKER HUB and follow the install procedure