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Frequently Asked Questions

Integration
OK, I've downloaded the library. Now what ? Where do I start ?
I'm not interested in contributing to ATL and I need the XXX feature for my app. When will the XXX feature be implemented ?
Is there any way to see ATL in action on a specific music collection before integrating the library ?

Development
What are Dummy classes used for ?
Really, some sections of the code could be better if XXX

Misc.
Help ! I don't know anything about programming, I just want to read XXX data from my audio files and write it into a list

Integration


OK, I've downloaded the library. Now what ? Where do I start ?

You might want to read the Usage / Code snippets section of the documentation to get started with using ATL in your project.


I'm not interested in contributing to ATL and I need the XXX feature for my app. When will the XXX feature be implemented ?

You are welcome to use the Discussions area to suggest and discuss new features.


Is there any way to see ATL in action on a specific music collection before integrating the library ?

I'm maintaining a fully native C# application called Ethos Cataloger, which is based on the latest version of ATL .NET. You're welcome to download it, scan your own audio files and even export the results on multiple output formats.

Development


What are Dummy classes used for ?

DummyReader and DummyTag are used whenever ATL does not know how to read data (e.g. no parsable metadata in DTS files / trying to read an unsupported audio format with ATL)



Really, some sections of the code could be better if XXX

ATL .NET is a project I'm maintaining during my free time, with the knowledge I've acquired by personal research on C#/.NET features and digital audio. I know it's not perfect, but it reaches its primary goal, i.e. scanning thousands of tracks from my music library in a matter of seconds.

Anyway, you're welcome to fork and submit any improvement, or discuss design and implementation choices on the Discussions area.

Misc.


Help ! I don't know anything about programming, I just want to read XXX data from my audio files and write it into a list

You might be interested in using Ethos Cataloger, which is based on the latest version of ATL .NET. You're welcome to download it, scan your own audio files and export the results on multiple output formats.

Last edited Nov 26, 2014 at 9:07 AM by Zeugma440, version 15