» Why am I receiving a "Cannot contact server" error when I try to use my client?
If your client locks up when you try to log in, you are most likely experiencing problems with a proxy. This means you don't have a direct connection to the Internet (many businesses are set up with proxies) and the client does not know how to contact the server. If you were able to successfully connect from your current computer in the past, it is possible that your Internet Service Provider (ISP) has changed its proxy settings recently. You will need to contact your ISP for more information.
If you know that you are not accessing the internet through a proxy, you may be experiencing problems with a firewall. If you have installed a firewall recently, make sure that you have listed the client under the programs that are allowed to access the Internet. You may have to consult your firewall's documentation to learn how to do this. Note that even if you haven't installed a firewall yourself, some operating systems come with a pre-installed firewall.
If you are still unable to connect to JournalFen through the client, you should check if to see JournalFen.net is actually down. Try going to http://www.JournalFen.net/ in your web browser. Also, be aware that at peak load times you may receive the "Cannot contact server" error because of the high number of users attempting to contact the servers (http://www.JournalFen.net/support/faqb
The Visions and Semagic Clients for Windows seem to be the clients that most commonly experience this problem. For more information on editing your proxy settings to allow either of these clients access to the internet, please see this post from the HowTo journal (http://www.JournalFen.net/userinfo.b
» How does the music auto-detection work?
The Windows MFC LiveJournal client has the ability to detect your currently playing music and post it to your journal.
Currently, the only supported music players are Winamp, Sonique, Freeamp, Media Player, and the default Windows CD player.
If you have upgraded your music player, you may need to upgrade your client to the newest version in order to detect your music.
If you use Winamp and notice that your song titles are getting truncated, make sure you have the "Scroll song title in the Windows taskbar" option unchecked in the WinAmp preferences (Control-P, Options, Display).
The source for the Windows MFC LiveJournal client is located at:
and music detection is handled in the CPP file "PostOptionsDlg.cpp"
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