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Script Tool: Process Scene Releases Version 2.1 Update

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Published on: September 9, 2009

This is a quick update (and fix) for the Version 2.0 of the script that I released about 1 month ago. I wrote in detail about it here.?? It is basically a useful batch script with configuration INI file to RAR and then ZIP your scene releases, add NFO and File_ID.DIZ and optional INTRO to each Release File automatically. See ReadMe.txt, which is included in the Release ZIP of the script, for details and help. Download link can be found a little bit further below. More Bug Fixes Version 2.0 of the script had a bug, if the release is only one RAR archive. This is fixed now. The script is able to handle single file releases as well as multi-file ones. I did some tweaking and testing that it is not necessary anymore to use the 8.3 DOS short paths neither for the specification of the RAR and ZIP executables locations nor for the path to the data folder where you have the files that go into your release. I also included a FILE_ID.DIZ template in this version of the release, as reference. Download ?? Roy-ProcessReleases21.ZIP (365 KB) Important Disclaimer! The author, of this software accepts no responsibility for damages resulting from the use of this product and makes no warranty or representation, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This software is provided “AS IS”, and you, its user, assume all risks when using it.[…]

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Fonts Collections: Over 31,000 Fonts (TTF, OTF, FON, AFM, PFB & PFM)

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Published on: August 31, 2009

Yes, the title was not a typo, over 31K fonts for Windows XP, Vista, NT etc. There are multiple collections. There are several collections of TrueType Fonts (*.TTF), which make up the by far largest chunk of the whole thing, plus separate collections for font formats like Open Type Font (*.OTF), Fixed Size Bitmap Fonts (*.FON), Adobe Font Metrics Files (*.AFM) and Adobe Fonts (*.PFM + *.PFB). All in all over 1 Gigabyte (compressed) of Fonts, available for download at my Mediafire.com file share. Adobe Fonts Collection 4,000+ Adobe Fonts in PFx Format in font file pairs of: *.PFB Files (Type 1 PostScript Fonts) and *.PFM Files (Adobe Printer Outline Metrics Files) PFM Files contain font metric information used by applications for laying out lines of text in a document. They also specify the Windows font menu name, kerning pair data, and a variety of other font-level information. PFB is the Adobe Type Manager Type 1 PostScript font file format. Adobe?? Type Manager?? (ATM) is a system software component that automatically generates high-quality screen font bitmaps from the PostScript?? outlines in Type 1 or OpenType?? format. With ATM, you can scale your fonts without the characters appearing jagged, and you can also enable “font smoothing,” which further improves the appearance of your fonts onscreen by using your computer monitor’s color palette to intelligently improve the rendering of characters. ATM Light also allows you to print PostScript fonts on non PostScript printers, and can be used to create custom instances of[…]

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Sorting Away MP3 Files into Sub Directories by Artist Name

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Published on: August 23, 2009

I just published the post where I introduced the great and useful tool Bulk Rename Utility. I first wanted to include the content of this post into that one as well, but then decided to make it a separate post instead. The introductory post of BRU was already getting long enough, especially because I included suggestions and comments to the tool itself, which I originally intended to post at the tool authors support forums. But I wasn’t able to do that yet, so the post got pretty long and adding something else would just have been too much. I had a bunch of MP3 files dumped into a folder, several hundred of them. Songs by various artists. They came from some of my old MP3 CD-ROMs that I burned, when I didn’t have that many CDs (compared to today) and keeping things organized wasn’t much of a concern for me. Well, the amount of CDs grew significantly over the years, so sorting and grouping stuff became necessary to be able to find stuff. Also, the number of different music styles that I learned to enjoy increased. Mixing some of those styles is probably not such a great idea. The Task at Hand Anyhow, the file names followed at least some logic. They usually started with the name of the artist followed by the title of the song, separated by a hyphen or dash (-) character. Some also included the album name or release year after the song title, in parentheses[…]

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Processing Files, Housekeeping, Sorting and Renaming

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Published on: August 23, 2009

You might notice already that the subject of organizing, sorting and cataloging files is one of my favorites. I am collecting and archiving a lot of stuff for personal reasons, so I have to spent a lot of time dealing with issues related to that. Since I am not an egoist and keep what I learn to myself, I am sharing what I learned with anybody who is interested in it or looks for options when he has to deal with exactly the same problems that I had. Why reinvent the wheel, right? I would like to introduce you to a tool that I learned to appreciate a lot over the time. I am so happy that I found it and still have not discovered all the featured that this tool has to offer. It’s name does not do it justice and only describes the basic and main purpose of it. This post has 2 parts. The first part is an introduction of the tool and the highlighting of some of its features. The second part has suggestions for the tool authors, problems that I found and a work-around for each of those problems that you might find helpful, if you happen to have the same problem that I had as well. You can jump directly to the second part of this post via THIS LINK: Jump to the Suggestions. Bulk Rename Utility by Jim Willsher It is called “Bulk Rename Utility” (available at BulkRenameUtility.co.uk) and was written by Jim[…]

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Script Tool: Process Scene Releases Version 2.0

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Published on: August 17, 2009

I wrote in march about how to package a scene release properly. In that post I also published the source of a release creation batch script called ProcRel.bat. I wrote a heavily modified and extended version of that script and present it to you here and today. NOTE: This Script does not work for SINGLE ZIP release files. It will stop after it created the RAR archive. I have to take a look at it, because it is a minor flaw that does not have to be there, even though it is not the scripts purpose to create releases that are just a single ZIP archive. Bug Fixes The script had a bunch of short comings and even a bug. I have not figured out yet what the criteria is for the command line version on WinRAR to create volume numbers of multiple file archives one digit long and when it uses two digits (E.g. FILE.part1.RAR versus FILE.part01.RAR). My old batch assumed 01 instead of the single digit version, but that creates an issue, if RAR decides to use the single digit naming convention instead. My new version covers this and checks for both versions and then uses the correct one appropriately when it continues by renaming the RAR archives to FILE1.RAR or FILE01.RAR respectively and ZIP Archives afterwards. Other Minor Enhancements Also improved was the speed, by utilizing a temporary work directory, which is used to dump all files for each ZIP archive to create the ZIP in one[…]

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