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Title: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: stardepp on May 01, 2020, 05:50:17 PM
Can we make this topic a collection for possible external applications? Which ones do you know?

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Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: stardepp on May 01, 2020, 05:52:56 PM
1. Album Art Downloader
Code
https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=28212.msg156499#msg156499
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: frankz on May 01, 2020, 06:10:11 PM
Spek:

http://spek.cc/

C:\Program Files (x86)\Spek\spek.exe "<URL>"
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: psychoadept on May 01, 2020, 07:38:35 PM
I also have Picard and Fakin the Funk (although the command line interface on the latter hasn't been working lately)
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: stardepp on May 01, 2020, 08:08:15 PM
Many thanks for your contributions.

@frank What do you enter in the Picard Parameters section of MusicBrainz?


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Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: sveakul on May 01, 2020, 08:40:09 PM
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Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: EnduringGuerila on May 01, 2020, 09:08:38 PM
I just tested Picard and it seems to work fine with the parameters set as "<URL>"
Thanks for recommending Spek, just added it.

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Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: psychoadept on May 01, 2020, 09:25:38 PM
Picard works better with "<URLs>", otherwise it's going to open a new instance for every file.
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: EnduringGuerila on May 01, 2020, 09:40:29 PM
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Hey sveakul,
Probably wouldn't have mentioned this but your list of external apps is full and I don't want you to be limited.

You can add a button to your toolbar to open the selected track on Explorer without adding explorer as an external app.

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Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: sveakul on May 01, 2020, 09:58:42 PM
Hey sveakul,
Probably wouldn't have mentioned this but your list of external apps is full and I don't want you to be limited.

You can add a button to your toolbar to open the selected track on Explorer without adding explorer as an external app.

Dang if it don't!  Thanks EnduringGuerila, missed that one for sure!  NOW to find that new tool..  8)
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: EnduringGuerila on May 02, 2020, 10:19:45 AM

Hey sveakul, Probably wouldn't have mentioned this but your list of external apps is full and I don't want you to be limited. You can add a button to your toolbar to open the selected track on Explorer without adding explorer as an external app.
Dang if it don't! Thanks EnduringGuerila, missed that one for sure! NOW to find that new tool.. 8)

Lol, glad to help
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: sveakul on May 06, 2020, 03:38:30 AM
New tool added was r128gain (https://github.com/desbma/r128gain (https://github.com/desbma/r128gain)) for checking peak dBFS value and LUFS loudness level but not adding tags;  MB Tool entry, assigned to "G" hotkey:

name:  r128gain
application path:  C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe
parameters:  /k c:\r128gain-win32\r128gain.exe -d "<URL>"
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: so_la_la on May 11, 2020, 07:49:14 PM
Mp3directcut...
Desiccate...
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: Humphrzy on June 01, 2020, 09:00:51 PM
Mp3directcut...
Desiccate...

Please elaborate on the "Url"
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: Mr. Trev on June 01, 2020, 09:15:32 PM
Lossless Audio Checker:
http://losslessaudiochecker.com/

Lossless Audio Checker.exe
"<URLs>"
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: Mr. Trev on June 03, 2020, 12:09:45 AM
Is there any trick to getting Audiotester to work? I've tried both the standard and 64bit exe, both "<URL>" and "<URLs>"
The window will just pop up saying 0 files tested, 0 errors, etc.

I'm on v.3.3.7453 P of MB atm.
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: sveakul on June 03, 2020, 12:58:13 AM
There are two apps with the same (almost) name.  The AudioTester I'm familiar with is the one here (ver. 1.7):  http://www.vuplayer.com/other.php (http://www.vuplayer.com/other.php) .  For that one, the Tools entry working fine here is just:

path:  C:\AudioTester\AudioTester.exe
parameters:  "<URL>"

Analyses the selected file and returns a verdict.  Note my installed path is not in the Windows hierarchy.

But if you are talking about "audioTester" (https://www.audiotester.de/ (https://www.audiotester.de/)) instead, I can't help.
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: Mr. Trev on June 03, 2020, 06:27:45 PM
Indeed, it was the first one. I tried the newest MB beta patch and even DL'ed from the link you posted and installed it to the same path as you. No joy.
After some further digging, I found audiotester would work with files on my HD, but not with anything over my network - my music is stored on a NAS. Go figure.
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: sveakul on June 14, 2020, 04:43:32 AM
You can use flac.exe for testing FLAC files in a Tools entry instead of AudioTester, since its "-t" option performs just a file test:

Application Path:  C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe

Parameters:  /k c:\FLAC\flac.exe -t "<URLs>"

Of course, change the path to wherever your flac.exe is located.  Use a path without spaces as I found using quotes around one with spaces didn't work in this context.
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: MeeMeeMee on July 20, 2020, 10:15:46 AM
You can use flac.exe for testing FLAC files in a Tools entry instead of AudioTester, since its "-t" option performs just a file test:

Application Path:  C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe

Parameters:  /k c:\FLAC\flac.exe -t "<URLs>"

Of course, change the path to wherever your flac.exe is located.  Use a path without spaces as I found using quotes around one with spaces didn't work in this context.
Sigh, I'm trying to do something simiar, only flac.exe is "installed" in C:\Program Files\flac\win64\flac.exe and so needs quoting, and fails. I'd rather not "install" it someplace else, or add some silly little .bat file. Any way pull that off? I also tried PowerShell and failed miserably.
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: sveakul on August 03, 2020, 05:45:24 PM
You could try adding its current location to the system Path in your W10 Environment Variables;  then in MusicBee try keeping the same Application Path but change the parameters entry to:

 /k flac.exe -t "<URLs>"
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: foxj on August 22, 2020, 04:51:15 AM
Some simple things from the toolbar for editing and looking (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pUk0uBEunLimCR21gUvV3c_gfjaVvzbw/view?usp=sharing) up cover, lyrics, and genre tags
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: so_la_la on January 27, 2021, 04:06:18 PM
Please elaborate on the "Url"
I just put the link to mp3directcut in Tools\configuration for an external audio editor...
"C:\Program Files (x86)\mp3DirectCut\mp3DirectCut.exe"
Is this what you meant?
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: G-Power on March 05, 2021, 08:34:51 PM
ffmpeg is a great tool for file conversions: https://ffmpeg.org/
I also use it in combination with youtube-dl in order to download music from YouTube: https://youtube-dl.org/
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: jonap on March 13, 2021, 12:38:43 PM
is there a reason to have Picard or kid3 to handle the tags rather than using the built in musicbee tool?
I have plenty of files to tag and I was wondering if it would help me finish quicker
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: hiccup on March 13, 2021, 03:30:33 PM
is there a reason to have Picard or kid3 to handle the tags rather than using the built in musicbee tool?
I have plenty of files to tag and I was wondering if it would help me finish quicker
I use Picard on all files and albums before importing them to MusicBee for two main reasons:

- I often find it cumbersome to find the files or albums in MusicBee that don't yet have all the basic tags in order. These external tagging tools make it very easy to add and isolate files on a folder base, and then after preparing them and applying your desired tags it will be very easy to find them back in MusicBee without the need to resort to navigate through folder structures.

- With the use of some scripting Picard will clean or delete all tags that you are not interested in,  and it will write a multitude of relevant tags that it retrieves from MusicBrainz vast database. As able as MusicBee is, it cannot compete with Picard on that level.
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: mr.popo on June 16, 2021, 10:24:55 PM
Another useful tool to check if your flacs are MQA encoded.

https://github.com/purpl3F0x/MQA_identifier/releases

application path: C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe
parameter: /k c:\"Program Files (x86)"\MusicBee\Plugins\MQA_identifier.exe "<URLs>"

I have it inside the plugins folder but you can put it anywhere. Just change the parameter.
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: wealstarr on August 01, 2021, 12:01:25 AM
is there a reason to have Picard or kid3 to handle the tags rather than using the built in musicbee tool?
I have plenty of files to tag and I was wondering if it would help me finish quicker
I use Picard on all files and albums before importing them to MusicBee for two main reasons:

- I often find it cumbersome to find the files or albums in MusicBee that don't yet have all the basic tags in order. These external tagging tools make it very easy to add and isolate files on a folder base, and then after preparing them and applying your desired tags it will be very easy to find them back in MusicBee without the need to resort to navigate through folder structures.

- With the use of some scripting Picard will clean or delete all tags that you are not interested in,  and it will write a multitude of relevant tags that it retrieves from MusicBrainz vast database. As able as MusicBee is, it cannot compete with Picard on that level.

Does Picard writes composer, label, copyright, Organization tags?
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: hiccup on August 01, 2021, 06:17:54 AM
Does Picard writes composer, label, copyright, Organization tags?
composer, yes
label and organisation are the same, yes
copyright, no
Also, define what you mean/expect a copyright tag value to be?
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: wealstarr on August 01, 2021, 07:14:44 PM
Also, define what you mean/expect a copyright tag value to be?

iTunes writes the copyright tag which alongside publisher also has the information on which label holds the copyright of the recording.

And example:
℗ 2019 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: hiccup on August 01, 2021, 08:09:34 PM
MusicBrainz stores what label/company/organisation originally released a specific release.

Keeping track of what company currently has the commercial rights seems extremely difficult, and also not very interesting to me.
It could be a person, a big investment company. Who cares?
Rights can be sold/transferred again and again. It will probably also depend on the world region, and it could differ between songs and albums.

So, no. MusicBrainz only stores the original label/organisation information.
It doesn't keep track of sales and transfers of copyrights.

Or am I misunderstanding why you are interested in having copyright additionally to label/organisation?
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: wealstarr on August 01, 2021, 08:55:03 PM
Actually not specifically looking for copyright but instead the label/organisation. The reason I included the term is because iTunes doesn't write label/publisher/organization only copyright. It includes the publisher as well as the copyright information, sort of extended version of label/organization.

I'm looking for a tagging application which scraps iTunes for tags, yet to find one. I like their format, full release date instead of just year, Release Type (for sorting) etc etc

I tried kid3 with MusicBrainz and it doesn't appear to write the composer tag. Deezer API also writes composer, author tags, haven't found any application scrapping Deezer, Qobuz, Spotify either.

I'll give Picard a go.
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: Muzikkbeee on August 03, 2021, 11:12:07 AM
I personally added toolbar command buttons (such useful awesome feature) that open selected files with:

mp3DirectCut - simple audio cutter, useful to remove long stretches of silence, etc.
https://mpesch3.de/

Mp3tag - powerful tag editor
https://www.mp3tag.de/en/download.html
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: Boll Weevil on October 05, 2021, 06:47:23 PM
Hi!
How to make TagScanner to open selected files in same window?
Now I have parameters this way:
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And each file is opened in new window. If "<URL>" is deleted, for each file sent to TS also new window opened and in each window appear all the files located in the same folder with the file that was sent
What parameter should I input instead of "<URL>" to make it work like if I just drag-and-drop selected tracks from MB to TS?
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: phred on October 05, 2021, 08:59:41 PM
Try using <URLs> instead of <URL>
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: Boll Weevil on October 05, 2021, 09:06:48 PM
Now it sends only first file
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: phred on October 05, 2021, 09:42:47 PM
Now it sends only first file
It sounds like you haven't selected multiple tracks. You can't select an album. It must be individual tracks.
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: Boll Weevil on October 05, 2021, 11:39:25 PM
I selected several random tracks and tried to send them to TS. Only first from selection was sent.
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: sveakul on October 06, 2021, 12:05:44 AM
I don't have TagScanner installed, but if it's like Mp3tag or Kid3, it's work window may be folder specific, i.e. all the selected files would have to be in the same folder to be opened for its GUI to show them all at the same time.  Maybe that's why you're only seeing one file.
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: hiccup on October 06, 2021, 11:55:35 AM
You could use <Path> instead of <URL>
If you select one track and use 'send to' it will load all tracks that reside in the same folder.
Maybe not what you are looking for exactly, but it's something.
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: The Incredible Boom Boom on October 06, 2021, 01:09:21 PM
If you're trying to insert multiple files into TagScanner (and assuming it works like MP3TAG), you could create first create an M3U playlist, then send that to TagScanner. If you wanted to automate it, you'd select your files, then point them to a script that inserts their filepaths into an M3U file, opens TagScanner with the playlist file and then removes the file upon success.
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: Boll Weevil on October 06, 2021, 04:11:40 PM
Thanks for your answers.
Unfortunately hiccup's suggestion is not what I need. The Incredible Boom Boom's workaround seems to be exactly what I need, but rather complicated for my skills)
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: hiccup on October 07, 2021, 06:49:03 AM
If you're trying to insert multiple files into TagScanner (and assuming it works like MP3TAG), you could create first create an M3U playlist, then send that to TagScanner.
I have doubts that would work. To me it looks like TagScan can only open a single file or a folder using an(y) 'open with' method.
This may be a limitation of TagScan, in which case the OP could try to contact the developers of TagScan to ask if they can do something about that.
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: MusicMee on April 09, 2022, 11:13:04 PM
Actually not specifically looking for copyright but instead the label/organisation. The reason I included the term is because iTunes doesn't write label/publisher/organization only copyright. It includes the publisher as well as the copyright information, sort of extended version of label/organization.

I'm looking for a tagging application which scraps iTunes for tags, yet to find one. I like their format, full release date instead of just year, Release Type (for sorting) etc etc

I tried kid3 with MusicBrainz and it doesn't appear to write the composer tag. Deezer API also writes composer, author tags, haven't found any application scrapping Deezer, Qobuz, Spotify either.

I'll give Picard a go.

MP3TAG has a third party source script that scrapes apple music and manages to pull pretty much everything - organization, composers, ids, upc, isrc... Deezer, Qobuz and Spotify - I'm not sure about those...
Title: Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
Post by: MusicMee on April 09, 2022, 11:15:20 PM
I use MP3TAG. I tried AudioTester64.exe but it seemed to struggle with batch jobs. It would be a great one to have available though.