just wanted to let you all know that on an intel mac, albumfetcher works great using only codeweaver:http://www.codeweavers.com/products/
that means with a 30 second download and NO install of windows, you can run this on a mac!
My brother uploaded a whole gallery for me -- photos from someone else's camera from a family outing. I'm in another country right now, so this way, I can access all the photos too (I changed the password temporarily for him -- that's how he could upload).
Now I'm trying to bulk download it.
I've tried the SmugDAV, and get an error with it, and I'm also getting an error with AlbumFetcher. It downloads all the metadata, and starts dowloading photos, and then gives a Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Error: Runtime Error! Program:....AlbumFetcher.exe This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information." with an OK button, and then Album Fetcher shuts down.
The whole idea of this software is great!! If only I could get it to work...
That particular error is unfortunately not too helpful. It just means "something broke." So, diagnosing the problem is rather tough. A few questions...
Are you still getting the problem?
What version of Windows are you running?
Do you have any non-ANSI text in any of your captions/keywords?
We'll start there and see if we can figure out the issue...
Thanks for your response.
I've run it again today, and it downloaded all the rest of the 124. I'd only downloaded 32 and then up to 44 without the error before.
I'm running Windows XP SP2.
I deleted ALL keywords, but they were all just simple words and numbers (Smugmug had added them from the filenames). No captions.
The one thing that I'm wondering about... I was running the screensaver that comes with Windows - My Pictures Screensaver, and it seemed that the error might have started when it would start up. Could there be a problem there?? I have it turned off today...
So it worked great today... not sure what was the problem the other day...
1/9/2007 9:56:44 AM: AlbumFetcher start
1/9/2007 9:56:53 AM: Login successful. Listing albums...
1/9/2007 9:57:04 AM: AlbumFetcher start
1/9/2007 9:57:14 AM: Login successful. Listing albums...
1/9/2007 9:58:27 AM: AlbumFetcher start
1/9/2007 9:58:37 AM: Login failed.
1/9/2007 9:58:51 AM: Login successful. Listing albums...
Mike Lane wrote:
I too am getting this:
Program:....AlbumFetcher.exe This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information.
This happens when I enter my username (either the email or the username part) and password and then click the Log In button. Basically it's click, popup, okay, shutdown.
Mike Lane wrote:
Yup still getting that error. I'm using windows xp media center.
OK. I'm 95% sure the issue is related to AlbumFetcher receiving some sort of string from the API that it doesn't know how to handle. I've seen this from a few other folks, so it seems like someone should fix it. Oh wait, that's me.
Let me talk to a friend of mine who is a guru of sticking debug code into release software. I'll post back with a new version that will hopefully clue me in to your problem. May be a few days, though (sorry).
Mike Lane wrote:
I'm not in a big hurry. It's part of step one of a site re-design.
Do you have access to a non-MCE PC you could try this on? Given the fact that no one else is experiencing similar problems, and that you're well-versed in the art of entering your username and password, I'm wondering if the problem is WinMCE. Just a guess, but it's worth a shot.
Sorry to have to make this type of request, but it's the only way I can think of to test what's happening to you. PM me if you'd like to proceed down this path. (One suggestion - change your password to something temporary so you can go back to your "normal" one later.)
You trying to build up ur portfolio Greg ?
I was trying to get the this nice little app, but it appears his site is down. Is there anyone who has it somewhere else I can get it from? Or, could someone send it to me?
Greg, I tried it on public, private, passworded galleries. Works great..
Fast and easy.
Please clarify this statement.
My protected and private galleries can be downloaded?
Waiting for you answer.
Thank you, Nicholas
You must login to AlbumFetcher with your SmugMug credentials, and only your galleries - protected, private, and public - may be downloaded.
At some point I may make a "public" version which will not require a login, but in that case, only public galleries would be available for download. SmugMug's API has this security built in.
Hope this answers your question!
Thanks for your fast reply. I will give it a try.
Hi Jeff -- just wanted to say thanks for the tool. It worked relatively well on my 3 1/2 GB download, but I ran into the "runtime error" problem a handful of times. Once it got down below 1 1/2 GB to download, it didn't seem to happen. But I don't know if its based on an amount being downloaded or just time -- the first 2 GB were downloading a lot slower (AF reported it between 200KB/s and 500KB/s -- I'm sure a Comcast constraint) but the last 1 1/2 was at 1012KB/s (or faster).
In any event, I got it to work after a few restarts. Thanks again for making this!