Looking for some feedback here. Perhaps especially from contributors.
As most know by now there are some pretty serious issues with moving models back and forth between v12 and v13. The file formats are too different. For the most part you can go forward but you can't go back.
I was making some pretty good progress on organizing DVD content today when I launched into creating some early Library files. All was going well until I was reminded of the file format issue.
Something as simple as creating a preview image in v13 will prevent loading the file in v12 and before because the file would have to be saved.
The optimum solution would be to keep files in v12 format as much as possible. This unfortunately is also a whole lot more work. On the plus side A:M Users can open v12 files in v13 and save them into the new format. For the files being contributed in v13 the only way to enjoy them would be to upgrade.
So I guess I have the answer but its not a perfect solution.
Good thing v12 now has the 'Create Icon' function working or I'd be in a lot more trouble.
Where this is perhaps most problematic is with really old files that never had preview images to begin with.