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April 22, 2015 - Release 3.1.0.2
  • Added option for deleting search results after selection added to playlist
  • Bug fix - hitting Play Now during cross fading of songs produced unexpected results
  • Uninstall - during uninstall a window will pop up with options to delete various TouchJams data folders.  Full uninstall / reinstall required for this to take effect.
  • Bug fixes
February 22, 2015 - Release 3.1.0.1
  • Image library updated to latest version
  • About Box - for full version, click on product version and the Product Key will be copied to the clipboard
  • Search View - added apostrophe to symbols. When searching by All, the Search View option Filter Symbols/Punctuation doesn’t apply, and it was difficult to search for items containing the apostrophe, like Ain’t and Nothin’.  Full uninstall / reinstall required for this to take effect.
  • XP works again (version 3.1.0.0 it did not) with one exception, Options / Admin - make TouchJams run on Win startup is not supported, you will have to do this manually.  Please note, XP is no longer supported by Microsoft.
  • Bug fix - network remote local web server files were read only causing the current playing album art to be wrong in browser.  If you still have problems with this even after updating to latest version, you will have to perform a full uninstall / reinstall
February 15, 2015 - Release 3.1.0.0
  • Automatic program updates - due to server changes, program updates will not work for v3.0.1.3 and prior.  To update to the latest version, click here.  After you update to the latest version, program updates will continue to work as they should.    
  • Program options screens - all program options screens have been updated to give a more friendly user experience.
  • Cross Fader options screen now shows the graphical representation of the cross fade as the timers and other parameters are being changed.
  • Skip File List (Options/Library/Music-Video-Karaoke) - added ability to clear all entries.  Before, items would have to be deleted one at a time to clear the entire list.
  • Enhanced library update - files updated since the last library update are now re-read and any changes are applied to the database.  In addition, the cover art cache is reset for any changed items.  Before, Library Update would only perform add/remove operations based on added or removed files, and the cover art cache was not touched.
  • Album View - track numbers can now be shown in the album view with items being ordered by track number.  To enable/disable this option, see Options / View Settings / Album View.  Also, within the new Album View options, the system playlist add options can be overridden.
  • File system watch - library sources can be selectively monitored for changes.  When any changes occur, the music library will be automatically updated in the background.
  • Library Sources - this data is now stored in the main dB.  Before, the info was stored in a flat file.
  • New library source property: Search Only.  With this property, all music from a library source can made to appear in the Search View only.  This comes in handy when you have a ton of music not often played, and the intent is to still have it available but not consume real estate on the album view.
  • New library source property:  Watch for Updates.  With this property, you can set which library sources are to be watched (file system watch under Options / System / Admin must be turned on).
  • 3rd Party Libraries updated to their latest versions.
  • Tons of bug fixes, too many to list!
April 05, 2014 - Release 3.0.1.3
  • All lists now support mouse/finger smooth scrolling
  • Performance increase loading album art
  • Update to latest dB engine
  • Update to latest installer
  • Bug fixes
January 24, 2014 - Release 3.0.1.1
  • Language enhancements - Options/Appearance/Language - added 2 checkboxes to show language selection buttons on the main interface.  These language selection buttons when depressed toggle the active language.
  • Skin changes to support language selection buttons.
  • Bug fixes
January 12, 2014 - Release 3.0.1.0
  • Enhanced Search - can now search by ALL which includes searching by partial artist/album/title
  • Enhanced Search - when searching by artist with multiple albums in search results, clicking "x albums" shows the albums and clicking the artist shows all titles
  • BetaBrite Classic and BetaBrite Prism support, displays current song playing, next song playing, and tons of other info.  Sign display messages can be fully customized.
  • Performance improvements on main interface and program options
  • User playlist feature additions: New, Save As, and Delete
  • Options/System/Playlist - added "1 Click Add"
  • Options/System/Video Settings - added ability to delay (+/-) the audio to sync with video properly
  • Options/Revenue/Coins Bills - when adding/editing keyboard mapping items, touch screen friendly input added
  • Genre View addition - Auto DJ Genre feature added.  This allows you to quickly specify which genres are active in Auto DJ.
  • Options/View Settings/Genre View - this is a new options section, when in Genre View, this enables you to specify which sub-view: Genre Select, Genre Filter, and Auto DJ Genre
  • Bug fixes
October 15, 2013 - Release 3.0.0.13
  • Bug fixes
October 10, 2013
  • TouchJams is now on FaceBook
  • View the TouchJams National Music Charts in your browser, click here
September 24, 2013 - Release 3.0.0.9
  • Skin Editor - can now change the font for the entire skin
  • Skin Editor - can now change the font and size for all skin buttons
  • Options/System/Custom Command - can now add title for command and this will become the button text
  • Now Playing View - clicking the next play album cover goes to that album
  • Bug fixes
September 14, 2013 - Release 3.0.0.8
  • Bug fix with selecting active language - Options/Appearance/Language
  • Charts View / Chart Buttons: old behavior - chart buttons were hidden if no chart data was present, new behavior - chart buttons are displayed depending on the visibility set in the skin and the control user group properties, if no chart data is present for a particular chart, the chart is still displayed but with text indicating “no items”.
  • Custom Command - within Options/System/Admin, a custom command can be defined where an EXE with parameters is executed when the new /Command/ button is depressed.
  • New Shut Down View - instead of a pop-up window appearing, there is now a Shut Down View which displays the options: Cancel, Exit TouchJams, Standby, Restart, Shutdown. This will allow the jukebox operator to admin the access to this functionality based on the user group. For Standby, this can be configured as either Windows Sleep or Hibernate.
  • Jukebox Playlist and User Playlist now show the number of items in the list.
  • Pause/Un-pause button is now a Play/Pause button like on most CD players.
  • Song Spotlight & Advertisements View - home/back button only
  • DB engine - upgraded to latest version
August 25, 2013 - Release 3.0.0.7
  • Music Chart multi-threading issue resolved
August 23, 2013 - Release 3.0.0.6
  • Added "All Views" button to the User Group Control dialog
  • Jukebox Playlist/User Playlist - increased performance with Load and Save
  • Music Charts - Enqueue All will now add to Jukebox Playlist all items marked green
August 13, 2013 - Release 3.0.0.5
  • new assignable hotkey: control group UI properties. This allows for a quick and easy way to show/hide the various screen elements based on group (Admin, Protected, Supervisor). You can simply hover over a screen element with the mouse, hit the assigned hot key, and alter the state for each group.
  • new skins: Little Black Box 1440 x 900 and Red 1366 x 768
August 1, 2013 - Release 3.0.0.0
  • Options/System/Network Remote Control - added QRCode image which is the TJs internal web server address. This allows you to take your phone + QRCode reader and start using the network remote control in 2 seconds.
  • Song Spotlight View overhaul
  • Jukebox/User Playlist - Move to Top used to swap items, now the item is moved to the top and the other items are moved down
  • Added mini Playing Next info which is displayed on most of the main views
  • Now Playing screen shows how many songs are left in the jukebox playlist
  • Album View - the artist/album is now displayed above the album pic
  • Album View - the mini album list now has the text "More Albums" above it
  • Album View - when an album is selected, the "More Albums" list now has a lazy draw - this makes this view come up faster
  • View indication - when a particular view is selected, the view button is displayed as /active/
  • Skin image generator - found in the skin editor
  • New assignable hotkeys: control skin properties and select skin
  • All skins reworked
  • 3 Party library updates - TJs uses a handful of these libraries, from the dB back end to the sound engine, these have all been updated to their latest versions
  • Bug fixes
April 19, 2013 - Release 2.9.1.11
  • New Options item: Options/Library - "Enforce Minimum Tag Info"
  • New Options item: Options/View/Recently Added - "Date/Time Source"
  • Language translation related bug fixes
  • Bug fixes
March 08, 2013 - Release 2.9.1
  • New functionality - multilingual support
  • Bug fixes with Network Remote Control, updated logo
  • New functionality - customized text on main screens
  • Revamped user/user groups, added Supervisor account
  • Skins now support custom logos
  • Bug fixes with User Playlist and Jukebox Playlist
  • Bug fixes
January 19, 2013 - Release 2.9
  • Updated Radio Stations
  • Skin Changes
  • Bug fixes
December 2, 2012 - Release 2.8
  • National Music Charts
  • Windows 8 compatible
  • Tons of bug fixes
May 14, 2012 - Release 2.7
  • Online Updates - the About Box now has a Check for Updates where the software and skins will automatically update to the latest version
  • Overhaul of all skins - new colors, backgrounds, and tweaks
  • Addition of Blue skin for full HD support (1920 x 1080), view 28 albums at a time
  • Performance increases - huge music libraries (100,000+) are effortlessly supported
  • New Music - now displays New Songs and New Albums
  • New Music default settings (Options/View Settings/New Songs View) - the Chart Music is not implemented yet (99% complete)
  • Playlist support - user now has full playlist support while the jukebox is in operation
  • Support for touch screen ready file/folder selection dialogs (Options/View Settings/General/Folder/File Selection for Touch Screen)
  • Improved search where symbols and punctuation can be filtered (Options/View Settings/Search View/Filter Symbols/Punctuation)
  • Scheduled Events - full event manager (St. Patty's day, etc.) where skin changes and other things can be scheduled - Options/System/Scheduled Events
  • Complete overhaul for management of users and user groups
  • Complete overhaul for customizing access to program functionality per users and groups
  • Bug fixes
January 07, 2012 - Release 2.6
  • Added Update Library Results window
  • Bug fixes
January 03, 2012 - Release 2.5
  • hotfix
Misc. Updates
Bug fixes
December 09, 2011 - Release 2.5 hotfix
  • Ability to specify multiple library sources (drives/folders)
  • Bug fix for searching artists with "The "
  • Bug fix for searching titles where all results weren't being displayed
  • Added option to use touch screen friendly folder picker
  • Now using updated program activation library
  • Other misc. bug fixes
November 18, 2011 - Release 2.5  - HotFix
  • Built-in screen saver
  • USB Import touch screen friendly drive/folder selection
  • Additional keyboard mappings
  • New Help system
  • New Online Help - click here
  • Bug fixes
August 13, 2011 - Release 2.5
  • Bug fixes
July 08, 2011 - Release 2.4
  • Hot Fix
  • New feature - Radio Station Manager: this allows users to easily manage their radio station library, such as adding, editing, and removing stations. This new feature can be found under Program Options/Library/Radio - Manage
  • Bug fixes
May 15, 2011 - Release 2.4
  • Unicode support
  • Bug fixes
April 19, 2011 - Release 2.3
  • Added Network Remote Control template for Android devices (480 x 800)
  • Performance increases
  • Bug fixes
March 17, 2011 - Release 2.2
  • Network Remote Control - for more information, click here.
  • Skin enhancements along with new skins added
  • Bug fixes
February 16, 2011 - Release 2.1 - Hotfix
  • Optimized SQL performance for Album/Artist All/#/A..Z command buttons - 2x faster. This will only be noticeable with larger music collections/slower PCs.
  • Bug fix with Party Mode unlock GUI
  • Admin password now encrypted in TouchJams INI file
  • Smoother screen updates - switching views has been optimized
  • Bug fixes with skin editor
  • Building another jukebox, progress is here
February 06, 2011 - Release 2.1
  • Bug fixes
November 11, 2010 - Release 2.0
  • Video Support
  • New program options GUI
  • Enhancements to skins - new components
  • Enhanced dual monitor support
  • Overall increase in program speed/responsiveness
  • Optimized dB queries
  • Misc. added program functionality: minimize button, add to playlist w/o playing, much more
  • New Search View feature - able to search for symbols (Sym button)
  • New Genre View
  • Pro version now available
  • Updates with the online User Guide
  • Bug fixes
May 6, 2010 - Release 1.0.0.7
  • Using new installer
  • Bug fixes
April 25, 2010 - Release 1.0.0.6
  • Taskbar Icon - access various features through the taskbar icon menu
  • Proxy server support for CD cover art download via Amazon web services
  • Bug fixes
April 10, 2010 - Release 1.0.0.5
  • Complete overhaul of internal database
  • Customization of automatic cross fader
  • Online skins can now be browsed and installed from within TouchJams
  • Lists containing page buttons now indicate the selected page
  • Additional skins added
  • Improved volume support with separate volume for Internet radio
  • Added functionality/efficiency for album art
  • Upgrade to latest player and image libraries
  • Bug fixes - too many to list.
Release 1.0.0.4
  • This version never released.
November 17, 2009 - Release 1.0.0.3
  • Bug fixes.
October 21, 2009 - Release 1.0.0.2
  • Bug fixes.
September 19, 2009 - Release 1.0.0.1
  • Bug fixes.
August 22, 2009 - Release 1.0.0.0
  • The TouchJams Forum is back - enjoy.
  • Program Options/Administrator Options - added the button "Restore Factory Defaults", selecting this will delete all user created TouchJams data files, and TouchJams will close. Once TouchJams is restarted, the user data files will be recreated with program defaults.
  • Search View/Title - when making a selection from search results, the Add Title View becomes visible and not the Album View
  • Search View/Title - fixed bug where not all of the results were being shown
  • Search View/Title - the artist is now displayed in the results
  • If both ID3V1 & V2 tag info exists, ID3V2 tag info is used
  • "All Artist Titles" button now functional
  • Fixed image resizing issues with various views
  • Added ability to load all CD cover images on startup
  • Added audio file format support for : OggVorbis, FLAC, MP4, M4A
  • Amazon CD cover art - now compatible with ECS4
  • Now Playing View - during cross fade, current CD cover blends into the next (32 bit color depth only)
  • Bug fixes.
August 16, 2009 - Release B.18
  • Bug fixes.
August 10, 2009 - Release B.17
  • Skin changes
  • Album/Artist buttons show "state"
  • Library search buttons "all/#/a...z" show "state"
  • Hitting F5 reloads the current skin's images
  • Double clicking the current volume value brings up the program options with the sound page as the visible page
  • When changing skins, grayed out arrow bitmaps on scrollbars are regenerated
  • Fixed bug where karaoke/music album view was showing the incorrect cover images.
  • When unable to stream a radio station, message window appears showing error.
  • Other bug fixes.
July 30, 2009 - Release B.16
  • Increased the trial period on the demo to 30 days
  • In Program Options, added a Queue Options page
  • Queue Options: added option where songs being added to the queue are either randomly inserted into the list or are simply appended to the end. This only happens when Play is selected and not with Play Next or Play Now.
  • Queue Options: added configuration to limit how frequently a song can be added to the queue.
  • New Songs view: now displays the date when song added
  • Jukebox/Karaoke/Radio buttons show "state" - which is active
  • DB changes
  • Year filter buttons: combined the "40s" & "50s" buttons into one "4/50s" button and added a "10s" button for the decade of 2010
  • Bug fixes.
July 23, 2009 - Release B.15
  • Automatic Cross Fader
  • WMA file support
  • Karaoke support, supports second monitor, any resolution.
  • Dual monitor support - the Now Playing View is shown on secondary monitor.
  • PlayList file support (PLS/M3U/WPL)
  • Internet Radio Station support
  • TouchJams works with Windows 7 RC
  • Skin Changes - previous version skins are NOT compatible with this release
  • Text in Album View is abbreviated with "..." if it does not fit width-wise.
  • Queue View - added "Mix Up" button to randomize list
  • Program Options/Music Library - added checkbox to update library on program startup
  • New scrollbar UI for all views
  • Bug fixes.
April 24, 2009 - Release B.14
  • Skin Changes - previous version skins are NOT compatible with this release
  • Over-hauled the skin editor UI
  • Vista main program icon update
  • For some MP3s, the ID3V2 tag was not being read and therefore the songs wouldn't be added to the library. This should now be fixed.
  • Album art not being displayed for MP3s where the image was not part of the tag info and the image file (ex. cover.jpg) was located where the MP3 was/is. This should fixed now.
  • Export Song button now hidden in Party View by default
  • Changes to the User's Manual
  • Bug Fixes
March 20, 2009 - Release B.13
  • Skin Changes - Search View now shows if searching by artist, album, or title
  • Added 10-band Equalizer
  • Updated to the new player control - v4
  • Added, and still working on, the User's Manual
  • Bug Fixes.
March 9, 2009 - Release B.12
  • Skin Edit Dialog - ability to filter controls by view mode
  • Rewind, Stop and Pause player buttons now functional
  • Uploaded 1920 x 1080 skin - if for some reason you want to run TouchJams in HD on your HTPC
  • TouchJams is now a product of 216 Technology, LLC
  • Data files are now stored under Documents And Settings, either the common application data path or the current user application data path
  • EQ & Internet radio station streaming support is in the works.
  • Bug Fixes.
February 1, 2009 - Release B.11
  • Vista Compatible
  • Skin Tweaks
  • Bug Fixes
December 28, 2008 - Release B.10
  • Skin Tweaks
  • Updating the album art cache can now be ran as a background thread. This allows for the cache to be kept up to date while not interfering with normal program use.
  • The forums are up and running again, no data was lost.
  • Bug Fixes
December 15, 2008 - Release B.9
  • Top Played View - hitting Clear All button yields expected results
  • Now Playing View - clicking album art now brings correct album/title list
  • Options/Timer dialog - made to be more intuitive
  • Added 84 x 84 album art cache image size for mini-album list in the album/title view - these album art sizes are stored in the TouchJams.INI file in the EXE folder
  • Bug Fixes
  • (This version was never released but all additions were migrated to B.10)
December 03, 2008 - Release B.8
  • Ability to scale any skin to any screen resolution
  • Bug Fixes.
October 01, 2008 - Release B.7
  • A major bug was found/fixed where program would crash while viewing albums/artists with very large music collections.
  • Skin format has changed as new controls were added and some were removed. Check out the screen shots to see what has changed.
  • Support for ID3Tag year field. UI was added to filter by year (40s, 50s, 60s, etc.).
  • Auto DJ now supports year filter.
  • Remote control support has been added for the USB-UIRT product: http://www.usbuirt.com This allows TouchJams to support virtually any IR remote control!
  • Dialog added with options for program/computer shut down.
  • Bug Fixes.
  • Remember, this software is BETA and certain functionality is not 100% in place. If you run into an obvious /bug/, it probably means that I haven't had time to address the issue. Also keep in mind that previous version skins are not compatible with the most current version of TouchJams.
  • Continued work but not yet /visible/ in TouchJams: CDG support - this is near complete, dual monitor support - this is near complete
  • Bug Fixes
August 16, 2008 - Release B.6
  • Ability to scale any skin to any screen resolution
  • Bug Fixes.
August 8, 2008 - Release B.5
  • Skin changes, remember that you need to download the current skins when installing the latest version of TouchJams
  • Added UI for changing album art and ID3V2 tag information
  • Bug Fixes
August 1, 2008 - Release B.4
  • Export Music to facilitate making Best Of CDs - 3rd Party CD burning tools required
  • New 1024 x 768 skin - Metal
  • Misc program changes
  • Bug Fixes
July 22, 2008 - Release B.4
  • Auto DJ mode now functional and working
  • Skin changes - all skins have been updated and are available for download, 800 x 600 added.
  • Misc program changes
  • Bug Fixes
June 8, 2008 - Release B.3
  • The TouchJams Forums are now live * again * after buying a new router and reinstalling IIS.
  • A new skin was uploaded which supports 1280 x 1024 screen resolutions. This is work in progress.
  • Bug fixes and uploaded a new setup. This version is going to be B.1 still.
May 31, 2008 - Release B.2
  • Bug fixes with USB memory stick library import.
  • Added a "New Songs" view. This view shows all new songs recently added to the library.
  • Bug Fixes
May 28, 2008 - Release B.1
  • Bug fixes with volume manipulation
  • Skin additions.
  • Other bug fixes.
May 24, 2008 - Release A.2
  • Installer should work now as the player OCX control wasn't being registered before.
  • Volume up/down/mute added.
  • Skin modifications made and new skin zip files uploaded.
  • Top Played music data remains intact even if library modifications are made. Before, if your music library was say on drive letter C:\, top played data was saved, then the music library was switched to say drive letter D:\, all the Top Played data was corrupt. Now, "smart-fix" code was added so that your Top Played data will remain intact.
  • This same logic will be added to the Queue data files.
  • Bug Fixes
May 18, 2008 - Release A.1
  • This version contains bug fixes with the TouchJams.Ini file containing incorrect default values which caused the program not to start up.
  • Other bug Fixes
May 15, 2008 - Initial ALPHA release of TouchJams version A.0
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