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General => MusicBee Wishlist => Topic started by: arbor_mute on September 23, 2019, 03:23:02 AM

Title: Replace multiple files e.g. entire album
Post by: arbor_mute on September 23, 2019, 03:23:02 AM
I frequently replace existing files in library with better quality files with Ctrl-Alt-C and Ctrl-V shortcut

but it feels sometimes tedious to add new files to inbox, copy/paste song tag, delete old files and move new files to library.

BTW I recently realized there is "replace" functionality for single file in MB

I hope this function is applied to multiple file selection

Thanks
Title: Re: Replace multiple files e.g. entire album
Post by: JZStudios on September 23, 2019, 06:33:55 PM
Wouldn't it be easier to just go into your actual file browser and replace them? I'm not even sure if you'd need to refresh MB to play them after, but even if you did it should be easier.
Title: Re: Replace multiple files e.g. entire album
Post by: boroda on September 23, 2019, 06:40:15 PM
I'm not even sure if you'd need to refresh MB to play them after, but even if you did it should be easier.
vice versa. you'll need to rewrite file tags by tags from mb database. but such replacement is not safe, 1st make sure that last modification dates are the same for old and new files.
Title: Re: Replace multiple files e.g. entire album
Post by: JZStudios on September 26, 2019, 06:29:53 AM
I'm not even sure if you'd need to refresh MB to play them after, but even if you did it should be easier.
vice versa. you'll need to rewrite file tags by tags from mb database. but such replacement is not safe, 1st make sure that last modification dates are the same for old and new files.
Okay, so then just replacing them in in the file browser and refreshing or rescanning in MB would be quicker.
Title: Re: Replace multiple files e.g. entire album
Post by: SkyZippr on October 09, 2019, 07:56:05 AM
I too would like to see this feature implemented.

Okay, so then just replacing them in in the file browser and refreshing or rescanning in MB would be quicker.
That wouldn't work if I wanted to switch from MP3 to FLAC.
Title: Re: Replace multiple files e.g. entire album
Post by: Soundtrack Central on February 21, 2021, 09:37:09 AM
I would like to see the ability to replace multiple files at once as well. Would be very helpful when replacing previous MP3 versions of albums with FLACs.

Or as a simpler fix, being able to assign keyboard shortcuts to the two "Folder (Replace)" menu options would be a big help as it'd cut down a lot on the menu navigation.

Here's the original topic for the "Replace file" feature in case anyone missed it.
https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=8567.45