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The region and date are the same as on the original system (day-month-year, set to GMT).

update: I think it was a system issue. I changed to US region and year-month-day for the windows 7 calendar. That didn't help. Then I changed back to UK and day-month-year a moment ago, and it is all showing in order again. I don't know why it was not working the first time. I think for a portable program it would be good to have a podcast 'refresh' button to make sure it doesn't download podcast tracks more than once, but that is all. Thanks

I am trying out the portable edition of MusicBee, not to keep on one device permanently eg musicbee on usb, but because I wish to occasionally move my portable player to another system,with both my library and podcast files together, eg for using on holiday.

Both the podcast and music library are held within the MusicBee folder. The podcast directory is kept as default, within the library.

After I move MusicBee portable to another computer, the library and podcast files play perfectly, but the podcasts are now out of order. If I click on the date tab (above the first song in the list of podcast file names) to re-arrange alphabetically, the list then shows from the bottom to top, but still garbled. If I remember correctly the first tab is 'release date' or similar. I cannot arrange the files by episode number correctly either.

I think the scan feature of MusicBee portable should perhaps also take into account podcasts, and arrange them accordingly.
Does anyone know if there a fix eg something to edit in any configuration file, in order for podcasts in this version of the player to arrange themselves? Thanks for any information :)

Most skins only seem to have a pause button (one of which I was using at the same) rather than both pause and stop (eg skin 'dark'>'calabaza nocturna').   I am sure there is a shortcut to stop a file or prevent tag editing in an attempt to fix this.

If it's definitely written after a stop or change and I note any more skipping then I'll likely have to put it down to the computer rather than player. I thought it might be my drive or cpu struggling to do both and keep up at the point at which the file was written to, but I never use musicbee whilst any other major programs are running in the background, and on an older laptop (2008, windows 7), musicbee is definitely not a resource hog and runs fine. Hard drives are expected to last 4-5 years or so of continuous use but it's never been on constantly and drive stats come up healthy. I have an  8.1 system as well, so I could try testing on that also. Thanks :)

My drive has enough ram and is not in need of a defrag. This isn't a bug as such, but I have been testing musicbee with a few backed up mp3s, and have noticed that if I edit a tag ie write to the file whilst it also plays at a set point, it will sometimes have an error at that exact point that cannot be fixed (eg a small skip in the file).  Of course writing and playing a file at the same time is not a good idea to minimize any chance of issues and bad practice, but I am wondering how often this should really happen in any player that can tag edit, and if other factors might come into play to increase the chance of corruption? I am sure some people might edit tags whilst playing them and end up noticing a very slight skip in the file at a later date.

Could it be the way musicbee writes to a file combined with how my cpu handles playback? Perhaps before writing to a file musicbee could stop playing the file altogether to avoid any possible skipping issues. Please note that it does not happen often, but after editing tags and noticing a skip in one file, I tried deliberately creating a skip in others on purpose and know now that it is possible. Thanks for any info

Skins / Re: beeTunes Skin
« on: December 10, 2014, 01:34:25 AM »
thanks  8)

Skins / Re: beeTunes Skin
« on: December 07, 2014, 07:14:31 AM »
just a quick question - what do I need to change in order for beeplayer's main drop down list (file/edit/view etc) to display horizontally, as shown in the initial screenshots on page 1, using one of the two skins here? I am using the latest player. thanks

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