SizeMe v2.0 – Major update! – Lars Werner
Apr 242006
 

SizeMe has now reached version 2.0. A great day for me, and it could be yours to 🙂

There is much information about the update, since I started using WordPress I have been able to write stuff down along the way 🙂

Here are the latest features that are added to the software:

  • * Modechanger between the different modes
  • * Musicmode!

      What is that?
      First it will collect information about your mp3’s (other formats will come, like ogg). Then it will compare the music against your own filter of choice (many combinations like: only this genre, only this artist and so on). All the music that gets through the filter will be grouped based on the size of your player. This is quick effective way to fill your mp3player up, if you’re in a hurry.

      What it is not?
      This software is not a “smartplaylist”, yet. I’ve played with the idea of making a filerating-shellextension thingy that will make database on the files you rate. But still you have to rate it yourself, and other solutions like the iTunes musicdatabase gets directly from the player on how many times a song has been played and so on, so their solution will always be better than what I can cook up.

      I don’t understand it?
      Since most of my time is based on programming rather than writing docs, I’ve decided to reach out: Are there any kind souls than can write some documentation about the software? Your support will be a great help for me, and your site and name will be included into the program!
  • *Backup mode (Will be added to the next big update!)

      What is that?
      You have the backupmode choice in the modechanger, this feature will be added in the near future. It will make it possible to take backup of multiple levels. It will also include a simple filesplitter and a system based on bat-scripts that joins the files together.

      When will it be done?
      Well I program on my spare time. And I can make more sparetime with more donation money. Therefor you can donate and the progress will be quicker!

  • * By size (flat-line mode)

      What is that?
      This is the orginal mode, it will work just like the earlier versions. I’ve fixed some bugs that might make your day 🙂 This will mark directories bigger than the constant with red, but soon the backup mode will handle these. This mode is going unchanged in the versions ahead. Since a flat-level grouping is sometimes smart, other times not.

  • * Made the contextmenus optional
  • * Improved the contextinfotexts (eyecandy)
  • * Created a settingswizard that makes it possible to change settings before SizeMe are started (like turn off the internet update, there has been requests for this. Odd though, paranoid bastards! :))
  • * A new “comparison” than just adds in straight order to groups, not optimizing at all. This is also a request

      Warning
      I’ve changed the hot-keys based on this new comparison routine. The new keys are now F9 to F12. F9 is Linear, F10 is Big2Small, F11 is random, and F12 is none. F6 is now a new directory and F7 is rescan current. The rest is the same.

  • * Fixed a bug in the Drag’n’Drop routine, it should now add all directories. Many reported this, here is the fix!
  • * Added a Crashhandler. This will handle crashes and errors with a easy reportbacksystem
  • * It is now possible to doubleclick on a directory to scan that (rightclick is no longer needed)
  • * Added optional “delete” function under a virtual disc (after a user complain). Enable / disable it using the Wizard!
  • * The ISO window now accept files, so you can create custom ISO files to. Rightclick on an iso-image and press Edit and you will be able to customize the image
  • * Added the cool mouseprogress class to handle a progressbar while it searches for music.

Get SizeMe here!

 Posted by at 17:32:07

  24 Responses to “SizeMe v2.0 – Major update!”

  1. hi, congrats for the program!
    i used the program 1st time today, to burn a 28 Gb folder containing videos.. ( to a Llue Ray SL of course..) I noticed that it doesnt support a BD preset… but u have the custom option where u put the exact kb/mb/gb in “constant”… well i did that ( i put a value of 23866 mb ) & till this point all is ok..
    Then i load the folder… but when i tried to get the best possible max-filling result… i couldnt! So i checked settings & i noticed that in “comparison style” only if i select “random” i get some “good-squeezing” results.. but i have to “rescan same directory” many times & “drag & drop” the disc object in NERO to compare results from which i must pick the best… i did that 10 times & got the best result of 25.020.744.698 bytes out of 25.025.314.816 bytes ( empty BD) ( so 5 mbytes to to a full writen BD!!) very good result indeed!
    But, what makes me sad, is that i found this to pure luck! so why isnt there an option where u can get the “maximum filling” result & instead u get 10-20 “fair” ones from which u have to check one by one till u find the best?? maybe im doing something wrong?

    p.s. i dont seek to to get even the last mb squeezed in lol! but some results (where both were showing 99%) were distant one from another in about 800 mbs or more so its a pity leaving this space empty..
    once again thanks for the program!

    • Hi Raiden! At the time the program was created, the BD format wasn’t even public 😉
      The filling of the discs are based on the sizes you are trying to fit. It doesn’t split files, so discs will (almost) never be 100%.
      When the size are in GB a 99% filling are 250MB or less when presented.

      If you want try other software for trying to achieve better results, check these out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disc_spanning
      Hard drives are so cheap these days, so I never burn anything anymore 😉
      Cheers!

    • thanks for the reply 🙂
      but my topic wasn’t about getting 100% out of a disk! neither for the fact cause it doesnt support BD or that it doesnt split files.. (i just put the value manually & it works fine.) but cause e.g. 4 or 5 “99% dick1” results differ 800 gb or more one from another… & i must drag them to nero one by one to see which is the best…so is it a settings problem?
      in short, all i want is to get a close-to-max discs capacity result directly without me checking each combination…

  2. My original post was deleted.

    Yes it is better than burn to the brim. It is just a shame that development for sizeme has stopped.

  3. Is it better than ‘Burn To The Brim’?

    • Yes, It doesn’t fire off virus warnings, development died after b2tb’s did and it seems to know about media bigger than a jazz disk.

      It is just too bad that it isn’t being developed anymore.

  4. Can this proram take single sided, dual layeed DVD’s,(7.8GB I think) and span them to regular DVD-+R’s? If it can I need this 🙂 I read all the remarks on your work from other users, and am anxious to find out if this is the program I need for doing this. Could you let me know to my email?
    pneumahagion777@valornet.com

    Many thanks,

    Mike

  5. Thank you so very much this is a great utility.

  6. This is a great idea, I’ve been updating the wiki today: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disc_spanning

  7. Thank you Lars, I’m a big fan of useful freeware programs and yours just made my list!

    I feel that programmers that provide a service to the community should be rewarded so I wanted to donate a small sum although I would probably never pay for it if it were shareware. Blame my sensitive reflexes after years of installing junkware (in fact I deleted a similar shareware program before even trying it as soon as I found yours).

    On another issue, I just spent one hour searching for a software like SizeMe. After some surfing I arrived at the Wikipedia entry for Disc Spanning. There is no mention of your software there although I feel it would really help users to find you. Just my 2c.

  8. Congratulations. That’s a great idea. Waldir Rocha

  9. good,smart and fast.i like it very much!
    but I think add more languages in it,it will be more pop in the world!

  10. This is a really cool app that I’ve been using for about 8 months now. It’d be even cooler if it was possible to optimize DVD’s based on directories. As with a lot of photographers I end up with 100’s of labeled directories with varying numbers of images in each directory. I can’t use size me to optimize these because SizeMe will break up the files in the directories when it perfoms the optimization. With ‘optimize by dir’s only’ functionality SizeMe would be a photographers best friend. Just a thought… Again- fantastic app and thanks for making it freeware.

  11. Thank you lars! I needed this to develop a specific solution for my game backups…

  12. Marcos: Please take a look at http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/index.php?view=dvd_cd_optim

    I do a thing between solution 3 and 4. But I’ve minimized the itteration to only 2 lengths. I will in the backup feature add “infinity” of itterations to find the best solution of combination. But it will be quite slow.

    Remeber that I wrote the software even b4 the article was written 🙂 So there is many ways of doing this, but I’ve found the easies way I think of doing it. If you want something accurate with a hardcalculation I would recomment BTTB. But soon SizeMe will integrate that too 🙂

  13. Hi Lars…i’d like to know the math theory behind your program. I’m very curious about it.

  14. Fine and thanks, i’ll give it a try.

  15. GOOD, VERY GOOD.

  16. DanceMania: The “musicmode” more for copying stuff over to your portable player 🙂

  17. I’ve spent least 2 hours to try remember the name of this amazing software… Thank God I found it again!!! Thank you Lars, now I can backup my mp3 files. God Bless You.

  18. nerdzone: Thank you 🙂

  19. great job lars, the long waiting is over

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