This plugin displays the spectrogram for the currently playing song. It also works as a seekbar, allowing you to select the location in the track by clicking on it.
November 16, 2018, 2:36 pm
July 15, 2018
Win7/ Win8/ Win10
Update 3: Added support for mobile installations / updated installation instructions.
Update 3.1: New instructions / troubleshooting tool to fix spectrogram when it fails to appear (incorrect ffmpeg.exe path).
Update 4: Fixed percent and quotation symbols causing incorrect filenames. Added support for songs with identical filenames.
The program works by sending a command to ffmpeg (a free-ware program located in the
Tooltips folder) which generates a spectrogram. Afterwards, the .png image
it generated is displayed by the plugin.
After the image has been generated once, it will be used for any future plays, meaning
that it will load almost instantly, with no CPU usage.
Extract the files located in the "Plugins" folder to your MusicBee Plugins directory.
Extract the files located in the "ffmpeg" folder to one of the locations below (This is annoying
and something I will fix in a later update. The working directory changes depending on skin
settings from what I can tell):
Program Files (x86)/MusicBee/
Program Files (x86)/MusicBee/Tooltips
Program Files (x86)/MusicBee/Plugins
Navigate to Edit > Edit Preferences > Plugins. Ensure that "spectrogram-display" appears.
Navigate to View > Arrange Panels...
Check the box next to "spectrogram-display" in the "available elements" section.
Drag the "spectrogram-display" element to the "main panel" section, to position it above
the "now playing bar" element.
Note: This is not the required location of the plugin, but it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
that you position it here.
Hit Apply then Save.
Try playing a song. After a second or two of processing, the spectrogram should appear.