WinCatalog 2024.2.5 Release

Hello, we’re glad to announce that a new update of WinCatalog 2024.2.5 has just been released. This is a maintenance update fixing several issues.

The new diacritic insensitive search was unexpectedly returning too many results when searching for words containing characters from alphabets, like Hebrew with non-Hebrew Windows locale (cp1255), or Japanese with non-Japanese locale (cp932/cp20932), or Greek with non-Greek locale (cp1253). To fix that, we switched the external search index to UTF8 and now it works with any language and any system locale.

Searching for values stored in user-defined fields occasionally didn’t find entries. In order to search faster, WinCatalog cached parts of search queries but didn’t update them in the right way in a multi-processor environment. As a result, some entries didn’t show up.

WinCatalog didn’t rotate embedded thumbnails according to the Orientation tag during the scanning process (if the option to prefer embedded thumbnails was turned on). Now it not only rotates the thumbnails but also repacks them to take up half as much space without losing visual quality.

WinCatalog now displays the DVD Video Aspect Ratio for 720×480 and 720×576 as 4:3, in spite of 720×576 is ariphmetically 5:4, and 720×480 is 3:2.

The duration of video files was stored incorrectly when generating a report.

That was a maintenance update, the feature update will be released soon.

Upgrading to WinCatalog 2024

WinCatalog 2024 is available as a free upgrade to everyone who purchased a license to WinCatalog 2024, or WinCatalog 2023 (meaning a full 2023 version, not an upgrade from a previous version), or a Lifetime Major Upgrades option, or the upgrade to WinCatalog 2023 within the last 6 months from the release date (starting from February 1st, 2023).

Others can purchase an upgrade to WinCatalog 2024 at a special upgrade price with a 50% discount. To check your upgrade status or renew a registration key if needed, please click here.


To download WinCatalog 2024.2.5 please click here. You do not need to uninstall a previous version of WinCatalog. Just install the latest version over the existing one.

Posted on: September 18, 2023