Add-In: iHomeServer v2.2.23.0


iHomeServer ist ein Add-In für den Windows Home Server 2011, da die Integration von iTunes in die Windows Home Server Konsole möglich macht. Mit dem Add-In ist es möglich einen eigenen iTunes Home Server auf Basis des Windows Home Server zu bauen. Übrigens steht das Add-In auch für die Windows Home Server Version 1 bereit.


Funktionen/Änderungen der aktuellen Vorversionen:

  • Internet metadata lookups from The Movie DB, The TV and tagChimp
  • Auto-tagging of movies in watch folders (optional)
  • Rapid Auto-tagging of TV series – easy to tag all episodes of a series
  • Start iTunes interactively from the WHS console
  • Caching Playlists is now much faster (typically seconds unless library is huge)
  • Help file – in progress – DRAFT
  • Performance optimisations to reduce locked iTunes
  • Support for large fonts
  • Date added field added to iTunes View tab
  • Increased timeout on trying to start iTunes (40 attempts vs 15)
  • Changing login credentials didn’t work reliably, fixed.
  • Support for large fonts
  • Settings form is now tabbed
  • Added iTunes keep alive ping every 30 minutes
  • Added Force Genre to Watch Folders
  • Bug fix: Fixed regression of TV dialog in (thanks Robbert)
  • Client code-base refactored ready for multi-lingual UI
  • Modified keep alive ping to add a dummy URL then immediately remove it
  • Bug fix: Fixed Settings control – wasn’t launching right Dialog when pressing ‚Change Credentials‘
  • Bug fix: force metadata language to English if not set
  • Keep alive function removed – no evidence it helped
  • handler updated to API v3 (was API v2.1)
  • First cut of Dutch UI translation
  • Dutch and Japanese UI v0.2 translation
  • Bug fix: Improved layout of forms for localizations
  • Bug fix: Added setting track number and removed autosetting Episode ID in TV series AutoTag
  • Feature: Added option to get a reason for a Failed file import – right click and select ‚Check track with QuickTime‘
  • Bug fix: Some translations were not working properly fixed; Settings button might select wrong add-in on WHSv1
  • Bug fix: Minor Japanese translation fix
  • Optimisation: Stop bulk iTunes updates from affecting GUI performance / AirPlay hanging
  • Optimisation: Don’t force a rescan when a file is updated from within iHomeServer itself
  • Bug fix: Don’t reset the Playlist view when you switch tabs within iHomeServer
  • Bug fix: Minor Japanese translation fix; added delay of 5 seconds if file write time is in past 5 seconds (was previously on modifies only)
  • Bug fix: First cut German translation added; TV AutoTag Algorithm improvements; 5 second recent-file window increased to 15 seconds
  • Bug fix: Configurable recent-write-delay; Movie AutoTag improvements (customisable word skip list); fixed interactive launch of iTunes when using non-default directories
  • Feature: Added French translation
  • Bug fix: Minor fixes to French translation; Fix for intermittent issue where episode / season number not updated after AutoTagging
  • Feature: Added support for Movie/TV content ratings (with multiple content rating systems) – both in the metadata editor and AutoTag
  • Feature: Added support for HD flag – both in the metadata editor and AutoTag
  • Feature: Added support for extended iTunes properties (iTunMOVI), eg cast, director, producer, screenwriter – both in the metadata editor and AutoTag
  • Bug fix: Dutch and French translation fixes
  • Bug fix: Sometimes deleting a track from iTunes view would not remove the track from the console
  • Bug fix: Bug fixes for tracking playlist modifications improved; fixed TMDBv3 handler if no release date; allow refresh of cover art if iTunes has moved file
  • Bug fix: Bug fix – some users receive „Please wait while playlists are cached…‘ indefinitely if they have duplicate persistent IDs in their playlists; fixed
  • Feature: Support for Windows Server 2012 Essentials added
  • Feature: Added support for automatically setting cover art if a Watch Folder contains folder.jpg or folder.png (Watch Folder setting)
  • Bug fix: Fixed metadata tagging for files with extended characters (eg umlauts)
  • Bug fix: Fixed German ratings text
  • Bug fix: Allows forward-compatibility with .Net 4 and .Net 4.5
  • Bug fix: Truncate most metadata fields to 256 characters because otherwise metadata changes may not save
  • Bug fix: Some movies from TheMovieDB return genres with null ids – this hung metadata searching
  • Bug fix: Video file types were not being set for files that were automatically added to iTunes
  • Bug fix: Video file types were not being set for files that were automatically added to iTunes; refix


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