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Zploger

Zploger is software primarily thought as an audio files organizing and archiving software. It comes now in two flavours: for audio files and for guitar tabs. The main idea behind the tool is to provide a fast and flexible tag-based search, and to provide a navigate-through-files system.

Description

Description

What is  Zploger ?

  • Zploger's feature 1
  • Zploger's feature 2
  • Retrieve important informations directly from the files
  • Tag your files with your own classification, define similarities between the tags, and use these to find rapidly the files your are looking for
  • Zploger's feature 3
  • Zploger's feature 4
  • Rate your tabs, your audio-files
  • Organise the files by grouping, linking, sharing properties, ...

Two flavours

  • flavaudio
  • flavguitar
  • Zploger for Audio can analyse and play various audio format. It will retrieve the most important properties such length, number of channels, …
  • ZplogerGT for Guitar Tabs is tailored for guitar tabs. Currently, ZplogerGT provides only a support for Guitar Pro® 6 and 7 files where it retrieves important informations such as length, number of tracks, tempo, key,  … 
    ZplogerGT comes with different add-ons to add support for MuseScore and MusicXML files (basic and beta), Text files, Audio files

 

What's new

What's new

Zploger 3.2 comes with many new features. Among which, this are the more important ones:

General

  • Revamped user interface
  • Improved Search engine

Specific to Zploger Audio

  • Improved audio formats support
  • Improved play function

Specific to Zploger Guitar tabs

  • Added search by Chords and similar Chords
  • Added search on non-indexed files (direclty on files not indexed in the library)
  • Added search by Tuning
  • Retrieve more information from the original file (Artist, Title, Signatures, Chords, ...)
  • Fulltext search on Remark, Instruction, Description, ... fields
  • Guitar Pro® 6 and Guitar Pro® 7 file support
  • Plugin for MusicXML/MuseScore files support (Alpha)
  • Plugin for Audio files support
  • Plugin for Text files support

 What's next ?

  • Drag-n-Drop from and to Zploger.
  • For Guitar tab: full text search on lyrics without taking into account all the characters used for pairing the text on the the melody .

Installation

Installation

Requirements

Zpoger is distributed in two formats : a raw “.jar” (requires a Java JRE installed on the machine) and standalone packages, for Windows, Linux and MacOs.

Requirements for the standalone packages

  • x64 OS (if you need a 32bit version, please drop me a message)

Requirements for the raw “.jar” package

Windows

Java JRE 8 or later.

Versions later than 8 are not shipped any more with JavaFx.

On those Java versions, to have the full experience of Zpoger when playing audio file, a Java JRE with JavaFx bundled is required (see below (*))

Linux

MacOS

Java JRE 8.

Version for 8 is not shipped any more with JavaFx.

On those Java versions, to have the full experience of Zpoger when playing audio file, a Java JRE with JavaFx bundled is required (see below (*))

 

(*) Download “full” java versions

Several companies are publishing versions of the JRE8 including JavaFx (aka “Full”). BellSoft is one these companies.

Musescore support

Within ZpogerGT a basic MuseScore files is available through the Zpoger Guitar Tabs - MuseScore plugin.

This is working only on Windows systems. MuseScore must be installed

 

Installation

Install the standalone packages

ZpogerAudio and ZpogerGT are provided in a “.zip” or “.tar.gz” file, that you can unzip wherever you want.

After unzipping you will have one file executable file and the Java JRE.

There you go. Zpoger is installed. During the first execution, Zpoger will create some files, such as an empty database file and some parameters files.

Install the raw “.jar” package

ZpogerAudio and ZpogerGT are provided in a zip file, that you can unzip wherever you want.

After unzipping you will have one “.jar” file that can be run through the java runtime by double-clicking on it.

Post-installation

After the first execution (which can last a bit long) Zpoger will creates several files:

  • Default.db.h2: the repository file where are store all the information contained in in Zpoger. This is the most import file. The one that should be backed-up ! You can move anywhere you want.
  • zploger.log: a log file where Zpoger writes down informations that can be useful in case of problems.
  • Other files such as preferences.properties and default.layout should not be manually modified unless otherwise requested.
  • If you want to move the repository file, feel free to do it. Go the Option tab, Advanced module, in Zpoger to indicate to Zpoger where the repository is located.

Installation of Add-ons

ZpogerGT comes with several add-ons for extended file types capabilities.

Download the zip file and unzip it in the folder where you have placed the core application. The contains one “.jar” file.