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Since the last few versions of v3.2 (currently v3.2.6721), when I do a volume analysis on FLAC files, MusicBee adds a nameless tag with a value of "16".

So far so good, thanks.

The first run didn’t work because Windows 10 thought it would be a good idea to do an update and reboot. That was after about 28 hours of scanning and there was literally only 7 to 10 minutes left when that happened.
I was scanning a network drive, that’s why it took so long. So for the second try I played with the shares and drive letters to scan my MP3 backup (External drive) instead of the network drive. It was a lot faster obviously.

ANYWAY, it worked, all the files are there with the correct play counts and whatnot.

For future reference I would add this extra step once all the above is done:
Select the Music node in the Navigator panel then go to menu, Tools -> Tagging Tools -> Show Files with Missing Tags. Right click on the Fields bar and "Set Display Fields.." Drag .Ext from "Other Fields" to "Selected Fields" and close the window. Click on the .Ext column to sort by extensions, select the FLAC ones (in my case), right click and "Delete". Delete from Library only, "Yes". Done.

All my MP3 files show in that section even tho they were scanned and added to the library. Maybe I’m missing something in the settings to have all of them showing there but it’s no biggie. I looked at my FLAC library and the sames happens: they all show as files with missing tags. Maybe there are some settings I haven’t seen where you define what tag is considered a missing one but I don’t recall seeing it anywhere.

Before posting screenshots, I found something that could help you pinpoint the problem. The way panels are arranged seems to have something to do with it.

Panels config that gives me the error:
- panel splitter
- thumbnail browser
- navigator
- artist picture
- album cover

I dont get the error popup if I place the navigator panel above the thumbnail browser.
Looks like the navigator panel doesn’t like moving up and down depending if the node I choose needs the thumbnail browser or not. The radio node makes the thumbnail browser disappearforcing the navigator panel to move up to take its place. If I click on a playlist in the navigator panel, the thumbnail browser panel reappear forcing the navigator panel to move back down and that’s when the error popup appears.

Good idea.
My MP3 collection is indeed an exact copy of the FLAC one. I’m really OCD about it and I can’t stand having a single file different from the other collection, so no problem there.
It’s been importing files for about 6 hours now, with over 169,000 audio files it should still take some time. I should have edited the XML file to keep just a few to test before importing the whole thing but oh well.

I’m not worried for the playlist. The smart ones should work without any fiddling while the regular ones will only need some find & replace

I will report back once I’m done.

Just updated to that version today and the problem has been present for a while now.

When I’m in the RADIO node, if I click on the MUSIC node it goes back to my library like it should.
When I’m in the RADIO node, if I click on a playlist I get that error message, but only for a few playlists, always the same ones.

MusicBee v3.2.6636.33251 (Win10.0), 3 mars 2018 19:09:

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   à #=z1VXptlSRkbOjYYoYDTnWUYo=.OnMouseMove(MouseEventArgs #=zmBY0UMU=)
   à System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseMove(Message& m)
   à System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   à #=z2_u991nBbqhXPehZHE8PPIw=.WndProc(Message& #=zYDEn1Nk=)
   à System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
   à System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   à System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

I totally agree. There are many reasons why would want to be able to switch format in one click. One would one a specific format depending on the audio selected for instance. FLAC is a bit overkill for small PC desktop speakers so MP3 could be used there, while selecting a different output with high-end audio equipment connected to it could use the FLAC version of the files.

As for me, I’d choose FLAC if the folder was pointing to a USB drive, and MP3 if it’s a mapped drive. I’d probably get rid of many problems while listening to music depending on the network load because right now my FLAC files are on a NAS and I have to keep using that library because of all the library statistics that built up with the years. I don’t want to lose that just because I want to change format.


I have a FLAC collection and a MP3 one which is just a mirror of the FLAC one, and I’m looking for a way to change the files base paths and extensions in my FLAC library so I won’t lose play counts and all that. I’d like to use my MP3 collection instead of the FLAC one since they’re both on a mapped drive and it will take less bandwidth.

Doing a find & replace in MusicBeeLibrary.mbl to point to the MP3 files would have been pretty easy, if the MusicBee library was in plain text, XML, or something like that, but it’s not. Is there an easy way around this? Or some text editor other than Notepad I could use to do the find & replace without messing everything up?

MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Reconnect attempt(s) when radio streams drop
« on: January 29, 2018, 07:42:34 PM »

Happens to me sometimes too

I'll do some testing with different settings and report back to try and find the culprit.
I don't think it's a file specific problem since I have 166,000 FLAC files and it's been doing that routinely..

They are FLAC files.
I understand the disabling of "remove silence" but doing so is just taking away a useful feature and not fixing the actual problem/bug...  :-\

I have all my music on a mapped drive under Windows 10, and sometimes playback stops at the end of the song.
I'm guessing it has something to do with the tracks fading into each other, maybe..
I have "crossfade tracks" set to 3 seconds, "fade in new tracks" is ticked, as well as "remove silence at start and end of each track".
It seems random. If I listen to an album, the first time it could happen to track 2, 3 and 7 for instance and if I listen to the album again it could happen to track 1, 3, 4 for instance.. It just seems random.
When playback stops, it's just like if I pressed pause; the PAUSE button becomes a PLAY icon.

I started using a mapped drive about a year ago and for as long as I remember, it always did that. I update to the latest 3.1 patch every 3 weeks or so.

Here's what the end of the wavebar looks like when playback stops. As you can see, it doesn't stop at the very end.

Arlight, I would do so, if I find such a program. Do you know one? I have found some older ones, could not find any actual program.


^ For people having that problem, see my post in this thread for an easy fix that won't make you start from scratch.

There's an easier way than deleting the device's profile; hint below..

I did a factory reset on my S8+ and changed the name, so obviously it couldn't sync and I got the same error message as op: "The storage folder '..etc etc etc..' no longer exists..."

When connected, the device shows in the left panel and you can change the path there, but it will give you the error message anyways and won't take the change.
So I went to Edit > Preferences > Devices > Select my device profile under "known devices" > Hit Configure > Settings tab > Storage path
I thought I'd change it there since there was a bug using the same config page in the left panel, but the path can't even be changed there, the option to select the new path is not listen. The only one in the list is the one that's already there and needs to be changed.
So yeah, there's a bug there.

Solution: Close MusicBee, open MusicBee3Settings.ini and search for the path that needs to be changed and you'll find two instances.
For example, if the old path is My Device Foo\Card\, you'll find:
<RootPath>My Device Foo\Card\</RootPath>
<RootStoragePath>My Device Foo\Card\</RootStoragePath>

In notepad, you can just do a search and replace of the old path to the new path

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