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Plugins / Re: Additional Tagging & Reporting Tools
« on: November 14, 2021, 10:59:54 AM »
Yes, 'Album title' is another virtual tag.
Thanks for helping out.

Plugins / Re: Additional Tagging & Reporting Tools
« on: November 13, 2021, 04:01:50 PM »
Hello Mayibongwe
Something like that (but without the DQ, that was only to make it more visible)
Basically I want to remove the artists name from the title regardless of where it appears.
Some samples: (sorry for the misalignement, I used colors to make it more readible)

Album - Album artist = Desired result
African Chill - African Chill
Joe Cocker - Greatest hits Joe Cocker Greatest hits
The best of ABBA ABBA The best of
Best Elvis Presley Music Ever Elvis Presley Best Music Ever
Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Bob Dylan Greatest Hits
Ultimate Prince Prince Ultimate
Klara - Muziek voor de 4 elementen - Klara - Muziek voor de 4 elementen
Wagner - Meesterlijke melodieën Wagner Meesterlijke melodieën

(I use a hyphen as 'Album artist' to flag compilations as otherwise MusicBee replaces it with the 'Artist')

I found a solution by first replacing the artist name with a fixed text and then use that in the RxReplace.
I have to use RxReplace because I also need to remove trailing or preceding spaces, hyphens or 's
So I came up with
$RxReplace($Replace(<Album title>,$Split(<Album Artist>,",",1),DQ),"(( - )?DQ( - | |’s)?)","")
(The reason I split the <Album artist>  is because 'Wagner' is actually 'Wagner, Richard')
This is actually part of a larger expression to group my albums in the albums & tracks view

Plugins / Re: Additional Tagging & Reporting Tools
« on: November 13, 2021, 01:12:26 PM »
Hello Hiccup
I was actually trying to do it the other way around because I can't get my virtual tag to work as I want. So I was hoping the use the $ASR function as a workaround
Basically I want to remove the name of the album artist in the album field.
But when I do $RxReplace(<Album>,<Album Artist>,"DQ") it inserts 'DQ' between every two characters. So it matches an empty string. (and the name of the artist isn't removed)
It looks like this is the same problem I encountered before where it was not possible to use a function or tag as second or third parameter for other functions.
If you have any suggestion...

Plugins / Re: Additional Tagging & Reporting Tools
« on: November 13, 2021, 12:00:37 PM »
Can the ASR tool search for the occurrence of one tag within another?
Example: Can I use it to look if the value in the 'Artist' field also exists in the 'Album artist' field?
I can't find an example doing this in the presets.

Hello Steven

It works. Thanks for fixing this. I appreciate it very much.

That's great news.
I would also love to hear what is so special about my layout that it causes this bug.

I wasn't even aware that I saved a custom layout (I've done a lot of experimenting since I installed MusicBee).
Here is the Link

OK, I can understand that. I've replaced my virtual tag with the formula behind it and that works so although not ideal I have a working workaround.

Thanks for the update.
The superfluous partial artwork at the bottom is gone, but the header bars for the tag editor and the track info are still missing.
Two things I noticed and that might give you a clue:
1) If I click on the location of the missing Playing/Selected button for the track info, the panel actually switches but only on the first click. If I click a second time it doesn't work anymore.
2) If I right-click on the location of the header the popup menu appears, but it appears on the left side of the screen instead of the right side where it should.
It also does this if I click on the header of the lyrics (although that one is visible) The other popup menus (on the artwork or lyrics...) all appear on the correct location. So only that of the headers is misplaced.

No, no change.

I thought I had the latest version, but apparently not.
Unfortunately, it didn't solve the problem.


I have a right sidebar with the tag editor, track information and lyrics.
When I show this using the small icon on the bottom right, it appears as it should.
When I set it to auto-hide and I open it by moving my mouse cursor to the right, I miss the title bars for the top two items and I see a partial picture at the bottom. (there shouldn't be any picture there)

Using MusicBee 3.4.7805 on Win10
Correct display:
Incorrect display:

Bug Reports / Field not colored correctly in the track information panel
« on: October 15, 2021, 04:13:16 AM »

I have a right sidebar with the track information. In it, I display the name of the artist in blue.
But when the artist field has multiple artists, only the first one is colored blue. the rest is white.
Important to know is this only happens when I use a virtual tag to select the artists name.
The formula for my virtual tag is $If(<Composer>!="",<Composer>,<Artist>).
If I put the artist field or even the formula directly in the panel settings, It works correctly.
So I see
and it should be

(I tried to embed the pictures, but was unable to get a correct link. Or at least I didn't see anything in the preview window.)

Using MusicBee 3.4.7805 on Win10

Bug Reports / Re: Template editor disappearing when MusicBee loses focus
« on: October 10, 2021, 07:09:07 AM »
Great. Thank you, Steven. I think it will make much more sense.
And also thank you for this great program. I've been using it for a couple of months now and I'm completely sold on it.

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