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Questions / Creating a flash drive of mp3 songs for in car use
« on: July 26, 2020, 01:35:20 PM »
Not needing to do this yet, but wondering if MB has the ability to create a flash drive of songs for use in a car radio that supports a flash drive?

If the answer is yet, does it also have the ability to convert flac to mp3 (should the car only support mp3 or to keep size down).

And also, is would MB be able to handle single file album files + cue (be able to create separate mp3 files from these).

I am in the early stages of setting up MB.

Under the "Album Artist" left hand pane, I should only have an artist appear once.

I have an artist appearing twice, and each instance has 2 albums within it.

Underlying file structure is right, so I am guessing this is a tagging issue.

I have looked at the tagging, and the artist appears to be correct in each.

Any suggestions welcomed.

This is what I was looking for.

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

Questions / Re: Artwork Question
« on: July 13, 2020, 03:41:13 AM »
I think I will adopt the folder naming convention: Artist Name/Album Name/Artwork

Artwork having broader scope than covers (which some use).

I will stick with the picture types of 'Album Cover', 'Album Cover (back)", and 'Leaflet Page', as I do not know of an advantage of creating new picture types. Perhaps I will come up with a naming convention at file level to keep things neat as (eg. to include photos of the CD, and other items).


I understand personal preference comes into this, but I was thinking that some common conventions may have been adapted by the majority.

I did try searching for "common naming conventions", but the only thread that comes up in the search is mine.

Questions / Removing unknown album showing in Musicbee
« on: July 13, 2020, 12:30:43 AM »
An "[Unknown]" album has appeared in Musicbee, whose source file(s) cannot be be found.

How do I remove this from MB?

Questions / Re: A question of lyrics
« on: July 12, 2020, 12:53:06 PM »
I still haven't started after 12 months, so for those with big collections that started some time ago, what would you do differently if starting again from scratch?

Questions / Thread on common naming conventions for files & folders
« on: July 12, 2020, 12:07:24 PM »
I am sure there is a thread covering common naming conventions for files & folders.

Any links appreciated.

Questions / Re: Naming Convention For Multiple Disc Albums
« on: July 12, 2020, 12:05:49 PM »
So your double album would have 2 folders named 'Artist/Album Name (Disc 1)' & 'Artist/Album Name (Disc 2)'?

If so, I thought there may have been a way to keep both discs in a single folder that it shows as one album in the Musicbee library.

Questions / Artwork Question
« on: July 12, 2020, 09:30:04 AM »
To add or change artwork, I right click on the album cover (while in Music Explorer), go edit > artwork > and then select the artwork and save to apply.

In this process it has the matching picture types of 'Album Cover', 'Album Cover (back)", and 'Leaflet Page'.

I am linking, rather than embedding, so as not to bloat each track (and save space).

Some albums have the whole booklet scanned - for these I am thinking of using 'Leaflet Page', and the order this is done in Musicbee, will allow easy access of the booklet in order.

For images such as scanned CD etc etc, is there any benefit in creating new picture types or just using the blank picture type.

Also, for artwork, is it recommended to put this in a subfolder named 'Artwork'?

I know a lot of this comes down to personal preference, but if there are logical reasons for doing something in a particular way, I would like to do it from the start, rather than having to start again.

Questions / Music Videos & Musicbee - optimal organisation
« on: July 12, 2020, 09:19:44 AM »
I don't have many music videos as yet, but would like these to be accessible through Musicbee.

Should I have each music video stored in the album it came from (artist/album/), and if so, should it just sit with the audio tracks, or in a Video subfolder etc.

Also, if there were multiple albums that this music video belonged to, is there a way to manage this, so I only have one copy of the music video (so as not to waste space). For example, Original album, Greatest hits, some other various artist releases could all have the matching audio track, so it would be nice to be able to know a matching video exists when viewing the album.

I will see if it error persists. It was the latest portable version.

Questions / Naming Convention For Various Artists Albums
« on: July 12, 2020, 08:22:03 AM »
Wondering what naming conventions are generally being used for various artist compilation albums?

Questions / Naming Convention For Multiple Disc Albums
« on: July 12, 2020, 08:18:41 AM »
Just wondering what naming convention is generally used for albums that span more than one disc?

Bug Reports / Error when clicking on the heart symbol next to track
« on: July 12, 2020, 12:31:24 AM »
An unexpected error occurred - please report to

MusicBee v3.3.7491.38139P  (Win10.0), 12 Jul 2020 9:23:

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