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Questions / Re: Different random functions not consistent?
« on: March 14, 2021, 08:36:03 PM »
Thanks for your reply, I didn't know about Playlist Mixer!

Nevertheless, I can't manage to make it do what I want, most probably because I don't use it properly. A little bit of help would be very much appreciated !!

"gap before same artist can repeat" doesn't seem to have any kind of effect.
I stuck to "play each criteria in sequence" as I have only one criteria where I source from the playlists I want and apply a fake rule "match any of the following rules: any filed has a value". I select the shuffle "different/same artist" but again it doesn't seem to have any kind of effect no matter where I set the slider.

And to try to explain in another way what might be a dysfunction in MusicBee, there are 3 different ways to shuffled a track selection that I know of:
     1) Shuffle On/Off (from the main player control panel)
     2) Shuffle List (from the playing tracks contextual menu)
     3) Play Shuffled (from the selection contextual menu)

The setting "different/same artist" only seems to have the appropriate effect on the "Play Shuffled" option (3). "Shuffle List" (2) always seems to behave like a basic random mode no matter the setting, whereas "Shuffle On/Off" (1) always seems to work as if it was set on "same artist" even if it's set on "different artist". If I use the setting "random" instead of "different/same artist" this Shuffle On/Off feature works as it should be though.

Also, when "Shuffle On" is activated in the main player with an already populated playing tracks list, we can "Queue random" from the contextual menu on any selection. But when I use this, the play order will actually go through the original playing tracks list in a random order before to play in the natural order the selection I've just "queued randomly".

I hope it makes more sense.

ps: now using 3.4.7735

Questions / Different random functions not consistent?
« on: March 13, 2021, 12:12:03 PM »

I'm not sure that the different ways to randomise a playing tracks list are consistent, but I prefer to check before to claim a dysfonction.

If I set the "shuffle settings" in the "Now Playing" section of the Edit Preferences panel on "random", everything seems to work as it should be.
Nevertheless, if I set it on "different artist" instead, I note that the "shuffle on" mode available in the main player control panel seems to behave like it was set on "same artist" while using "Play Shuffled" from the context menu works as it should be.
On the other side, the "Shuffle List" function available in the playing tracks context menu always seems to behave like a basic random mode no matter the "different/same artist" setting.

Also, I'm surprised that when using "Queue random" on a selection from the context menu, the "shuffle on" mode will actually go through all the first selection in random mode before to play the 2nd "queued random" selection in natural order.

My final goal is to be able to mix different playlists and play the whole aggregated content in a "different artist" random mode.

At the moment, just being able to play them in a basic random mode require either to use the "Shuffle List" function or to "Queue Next/Last" the playlists and then use the "Shuffle On" mode.

Do you notice the same behavior and is it normal or am I missing anything?


ps: using 3.4.7611

MusicBee Wishlist / Possibility to always start with specific settings
« on: January 23, 2021, 08:19:31 PM »

There is apparently no work around yet to always start in "shuffle off" playback mode no matter if it was set in "Shuffle On" or "Auto-DJ" when closed (

So I was wondering if we could have an option to always start with specifics registered settings, maybe using the already existing "Settings snapshot" functionality?

Many thanks.


I would like to always start MusicBee in "Shuffle Off", no matter if it was set in "Shuffle On" or "Auto-DJ" when closed.

I don't think there is any option for this, but I was thinking that maybe I could find a work around thanks to the Settings Snapshot. Is there any way to always load a Settings Snapshot when starting?

Many thanks,

Plugins / Re: Discogs Tagger
« on: November 15, 2020, 08:11:42 PM »
Just did another try and it seems to work now. Maybe just a matter of delay to access discogs API.


Plugins / Re: Discogs Tagger
« on: November 15, 2020, 04:56:21 PM »

Installed the plugin correctly I believe, got the pin, no specific error and discogs is now available in the tags provider.

Nevertheless it doesn't seem to be able to retrieve anything. I've tried with only discogs as a tag provider and I can't manage to get any result in the Auto-Tag by album (either looking from a well tagged album or using the manual search)

Anyone has noted the same behavior?

Running MB 3.4.7611 and Discogs plugin 1.0.1

Many thanks,

Portable Devices / Re: Wifi android device synching
« on: November 11, 2020, 04:38:51 PM »

Just wanted to say thank you as the last update of the MusicBee Wifi Sync app on the beta channel solved all my reverse sync issues with playlists!

Portable Devices / Re: Wifi android device synching
« on: October 31, 2020, 10:21:44 PM »

I'm also trying to have a 2 way sync running for playlists with GMMP and I'm facing another issue. Not sure if it's related to what psychoadept and thezyth are experiencing...

Basically, MB to GMMP works fine but weirdly, as soon as a change is initiated from GMMP, the reverse sync causes a lot of empty duplicates on existing playlists renamed with HTML ASCII encoding and other duplicates with "playlists" as a prefix. Those duplicates don't exists before I run the MB Wifi Sync app or before I click Preview. Furthermore, empty playlists are copied in but changes are not actually reflected in MB.

Device conf:
Synchronise all music + Synchronise all playlists
Playlist storage gmmp\playlists\
Save as format M3U

GMMP Playlist conf: UTF-8

MB Playlist conf: Tried both MBP and M3U just in case it would change something

MB Wifi Sync conf: Sync from computer as configured in MusicBee / Reverse sync to computer playlists only /gmmp/playlists / from player GoneMad

Is it a config mistake or a misbehavior?

Many thanks,

MusicBee Wishlist / Exported playlist's codepage option
« on: August 22, 2017, 04:43:38 PM »

there is already a lot of exported playlist format options but there is one missing : M3U(ansi).

I know there is already an M3U(ascii) option but this one doesn't represent special characters like 'é' which are pretty common.

Unfortunately ANSI is the only supported format by Windows Media Player which is the only tool to synchronize playlist with Google Music.

As it doesn't seem to be too difficult to add it ( it would be then very much appreciated to have this export format as an option and it would as well offer the one way Google play music synchronization functionality (

Many thanks.

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