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Tuesday 16 March 2021

SongKong 7.3 Schmilco released 15th March 2021

We are please to announce the release of SongKong Schmilco, named after the 10th album by Wilco



We introduced a couple of bugs in the last release so they needed fixing, the main one was that Manual Edit would no longer save changes in some cases.

We also have some other fixes in this release, and there is one improvement.

There is a change to the Use Windows Compatible Characters option. This is typically used on linux systems (such as Nas servers) to ensure the files are still readable by Windows, because Windows is more restrictive on what characters can be used in filenames. But Windows also cannot differentiate between two filenames that are only different in case, it is case insensitive. Linux is case sensitive so you could end up with two folders with the same name except case and it that situation only one would be visible to Windows.

So now if SongKong renames a file but the folder path is the same as an existing folder (except for case) then we use the existing folder path instead of creating a new folder. Note enabling the option will prevent additional folders being created with same case-insensitive name, but if you already have multiple folders with the same case-insensitive name it will not delete the existing folder, this would have to be done manually.



  • [SONGKONG-2200] - Consider existing folders names in a case sensitive way if Use Windows Compatible Characters is Enabled


  • [SONGKONG-2183] - Small number of files being processed twice
  • [SONGKONG-2201] - Edit Songs can fail with Unknown Error:com.jthink.songkong.analyse.analyser.FileRenamer.getMaxFileLengthAllowed(FileRenamer.java:640)
  • [SONGKONG-2202] - Mp4 file handles not always being closed
  • [SONGKONG-2204] - Save error UnixPath.normalizeAndCheck() with some files
  • [SONGKONG-2206] - Discogs Song Group matcher is uneccessarily saving songs one by one if Discogs match failed but already matched to Mb




Monday 8 March 2021

SongKong 7.2 Cassadaga Released March 8th 2021

We are please to announce the release of SongKong Cassadaga, named after the 8th album by Bright Eyes


This release is a complete rewrite of the SongKong’s renaming feature. There are no new options and only minor changes to the Errors and Warnings tab but it should do renaming considerably better. Especially when SongKong has to shorten the name because the Windows 259 character limit is enabled, and when you have duplicate copies of the same song so that the duplicates have to be renamed.

It also resolves an issue with the MacOS Prefer Tabs option when running on the MacOS Big Sur operating system.


  • [SONGKONG-2191] - Split Rename File and Metadata Counts
  • [SONGKONG-2197] - Melco:Add ability to log at higher debug levels to check permissions access


  • [SONGKONG-1827] - If have MovedMatched & RenameFiles enabled may prevent file being saved if other exists with same name
  • [SONGKONG-1845] - When rename albums containing many layers of folders the artwork sometimes gets lost
  • [SONGKONG-2121] - MacOS Big Sur:Fix to resolve Prefer Tabs issue
  • [SONGKONG-2151] - Incrementing files names only uses odd numbers
  • [SONGKONG-2152] - Ignore Move Matched folder if same as Base Folder
  • [SONGKONG-2163] - Folder with duplicate files moves files from folder when moves out duplicates files
  • [SONGKONG-2184] - Shows ID3v23 changed message when it should be ID3v24 changed message
  • [SONGKONG-2185] - Problem with case-sensitivity and filenaming with blink-182
  • [SONGKONG-2186] - Windows:When SongKong checks a network file if local can null pointer on attributes and return true instead of false
  • [SONGKONG-2187] - Windows:If unable to rename all files in folder because of shortening failure files can get split
  • [SONGKONG-2192] - If two separate groups refer to same songs can be inteference if files being renamed
  • [SONGKONG-2193] - Undo Changes can pick up folder starting with same name
  • [SONGKONG-2194] - If music in one folder is split into two folders (e.g Disc 1, Disc 2) then should move any associated files to both
  • [SONGKONG-2196] - Hide Warning: Nashorn engine is planned to be removed from a future JDK release from each file rename



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