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  • #31
    Originally posted by chrisjj View Post
    Meaning the answer is: "nowhere" ?
    Yes. If SupportsMerge has been written to the registry by a non-portable install a portable install will use it, otherwise it will always stay in pro mode.
    Zo P Scooter Software

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    • #32
      Thanks. Sounds like the best compromise to me.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Michael Bulgrien View Post
        If the functionality weren't gutted from the program, we wouldn't even be having this discussion right now.
        We made a serious effort during v3 development to make things more flexible and simpler where we could and base on the feedback we had at the time we felt that alignment overrides were a solid replacement for the previous feature. You were in the beta; I'm sure you'd remember if someone had said the new feature was unusable by comparison.

        In any case we're always open to feedback, and this is one of the decisions I expect we'll revisit in a future release.
        Zo P Scooter Software

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        • #34
          > we felt that alignment overrides were a solid replacement for the
          > previous feature.

          I think they would be... if *.* == *.* were allowed.

          BTW, one thing that makes the current list workaround awkward for me is having to enter each AO in a separate dialog. I'd prefer to be able to type them into one dialog, as la File Name Filters. Ideally one control e.g. a grid.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Craig View Post
            I'm sure you'd remember if someone had said the new feature was unusable by comparison.
            I never said it was unusable. On the contrary, if it has to be an either or, then I would vote for alignment overrides any day. They certainly are more powerful and can be used for aligning multiple files that differ by name in a specific manner (not necessarily by extension).

            When all that differs is the file extension, however, a simple toggle would be easier/more convenient. And, in the case of Pro vs. Standard, wouldn't leave the standard users completely high and dry.
            BC v4.0.7 build 19761

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Craig View Post
              Yes. If SupportsMerge has been written to the registry by a non-portable install a portable install will use it, otherwise it will always stay in pro mode.
              Rays install stays in Standard mode. I think he has a non-portable standard installation also (hasen't answered till now), which registry entry prevents the trial to switch to PRO mode.

              Changing the value from 0 to 1 would enable the PRO features until his standard installation is started again, I think.

              Greetings Lutz

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              • #37
                Originally posted by chrisjj View Post
                Comparing two audio or photo libraries of mixed file formats.

                AO *.*=*.* doesn't work (still).

                I have to use:

                *.*=*.mp3
                *.*=*.m4a
                *.*=*.flac
                *.*=*.ogg
                *.*=*.wav
                *.*=*.aiff
                ...

                and repeat all of those swapped L-R.
                Is that use case clear, Craig?

                Originally posted by chrisjj View Post
                This is a big time waster, especially since BC's UI makes me paste in that list piecemeal.

                If there's a better solution in BC, please do say.
                Please.

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                • #38
                  Restoring a simple "ignore file extensions" feature is on our wishlist and we are seriously considering it for a future release.
                  Tim T Scooter Software

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                  • #39
                    That's nice. Meanwhile so would be an answer to my question

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by chrisjj View Post
                      That's nice. Meanwhile so would be an answer to my question
                      "Is that use case clear, Craig?"

                      Yes, your use case is pretty clear.
                      Aaron P Scooter Software

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                      • #41
                        Thanks. I'll be delighted to test the fix when it reaches beta.

                        Meanwhile re, "If there's a better solution in BC, please do say."... is there one?
                        Last edited by chrisjj; 15-Feb-2011, 01:32 PM.

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                        • #42
                          So,what expression matches a file without an extension to a file of the same name, but with an extension. Like MyFile to MyFile.txt?

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by pekenny View Post
                            So,what expression matches a file without an extension to a file of the same name, but with an extension. Like MyFile to MyFile.txt?
                            Hello,

                            In that example you could use the Alignment Override:
                            Left = (.*)
                            Right = $1.txt
                            as a Regular Expression.
                            Aaron P Scooter Software

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                            • #44
                              Or, if the file with the extension is on the left

                              Left = (.*)\..*
                              Right = $1

                              This would match the file no matter what the extension might be.
                              BC v4.0.7 build 19761

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                              • #45
                                Using AO to ignore file extensions

                                My goal is to compare the file names in two folders to make sure the same files exist in both. But, one contains .wav files while the other contains .mp3 files. I'm not stupid, but neither am I a coder. I'm not even sure what the term "regular expression" means.

                                Could you tell me what I need to do to accomplish this task?

                                Thanks.

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