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Questions / Re: Way to check which songs don't have album cover embedded?
« on: January 17, 2024, 08:57:34 PM »
WIth your entire library in view (Music Tab -> All (Artists or Genre or whatever you use), Tools->Artwork->Album Artwork Manager.  Set your filter at the upper-left to "No Artwork."

With a library that large, it could take quite a while to load.

It closes with a small "x" at the upper right.


Questions / Way to check which songs don't have album cover embedded?
« on: January 17, 2024, 05:36:40 AM »
Hello everyone. :D  

Have been trying to find a fast way to show songs in my library that don't have any album cover attached or embedded.

My library is massive (250,000+)

I was thinking of setting up an auto-playlist or something like that. Is there something I can put in an auto-playlist which can only show songs in my library without covers (blank)?

Thank you in advance!

Yeah that's the thing, I can do it manually, but I have a huge library (200k+) and it would take forever to edit each track that I have.

So I searched through the presets and was able to find this preset: "Convert all artists with their roles after comma to performers" which I believe is what you were talking about, correct?

Problem is, I use semicolon not comma; and I don't want it to change to "Performer" but to "Guest Artist" instead.

Here is the code for it:

Search for: (.*?),\s*(.*?)(\x00|;\s*|$)
Replace with: \@char[[2]]$1 (\@lc[[$2]])\@null[[]]

Do you know how to change comma to semicolon and Performer to Guest Artist?

Thank you for your response, Dizza17. I did install all of the presets, however, I unfortunately could not find anything that could help me.  :(

If I can make my explanation easier, I will add this: I have tracks with multiple artists and by default, MusicBee will automatically tag the multiple artists as "Artist" and not "Guest Artist". I want to find a way to change all the artists that come after the first artist to GUEST artist.

Default: Artist 1; Artist 2; Artist 3
My Preferred way: Artist 1; Guest Artist 2; Guest Artist 3

I hope I am being clear in my post. The very first artist is fine as "Artist" but all other artist I want to be tagged as "Guest Artist".

Thanks again to everyone in advance for helping!

Hi everyone.  :)

All my tracks in my music library with multiple artists are all marked with "Artist", I would like to figure out how to make additional artists (after the FIRST artist) to "Guest Artist." All tracks in my library already have the tracks with multiple artists split with semicolon ";" so they are separate, I just need to find a way to mark those additional artists as "Guest Artist".

I am sure with that Additional Tagging plugin it is possible, but I need some help. Thanks in advance!

Example of what I want:

Artist 1 : "Artist"
Artist 2: "Guest Artist" (default it's Artist)
Artist 3: "Guest Artist" (default it's Artist)

I noticed recently this green triangle on the top right corner of some of my albums, anyone know what that is?


Questions / Just to be sure about the portable version
« on: May 10, 2023, 03:27:51 AM »
So I am using MusicBee portable version and I have a hard drive strictly for my MusicBee library.

Just to be clear, as long all my audio tracks are on that hard drive, they will run fine right? Or do they have to be under the MusicBee\Library\Music folder?

What I would like to know is can I just have a folder called "Music" outside of the main MusicBee folder? As long as it's all on the same drive, it's fine right?

The reason why I am asking is because right now all my music is in the default MusicBee\Library\Music folder, but I really want to put it under a simple \Music folder, so that I have more space for files with a lot of characters/letters.

I have never experimented with using MusicBee's exception feature in the File Organiser.
So what I would have suggested to you was that you amend your template to:

<Album Artist>\(<Year (yyyy)>) <Album> (<Grouping>)\<Disc-Track#> - <Album Artist> - <Title> $IsNull(<Artists: Guest>,,(Feat. <Artists: Guest>))

Hey I tried your method but there is a paranthesis at the end of every title now. Do you know how to remove it?

But I want (Feat... ) to be in the file names for the songs that have multiple artists...

I only want to stop the organizer to not put (Feat...) on songs with only 1 artist.

Here is what I want my files names to be:

01 Album Artist - Song Name (Feat. ARTISTS) ( because it has multiple artists)
02 Album Artist - Song Name2 _ (<--- BLANK or EMPTY because it is only 1 artist, so nothing is there after the track name)

The track number 2 is a solo track, so obviously it will not say (Feat..) at all

but track number 1 has multiple artists and I would like for it to say at the end of the track name (Feat...) and then the artist that are featured on the song.

Thank you again for your help.

add exception to organization template:

Hey thanks for your reply!

I'm having a problem though. What exactly am I suppose to type where you marked "type another template here"?
Because I tried to do that and it still says "featuring unknown artists" for every track with solo artist.

Questions / Need help with naming template for folder organization
« on: May 06, 2023, 02:07:26 AM »
Hello all, so I am trying to figure out how to make my files in my folders show up as:
01 -  Album Artist - Track Name (Feat. Artist 2)

Normally it will work, but the problem is, I have tracks where there is only 1 artist, so for those files, the file is named something like:
02 - Album Artist - Track Name (Feat. Unknown Artists: Guest) < I want to eliminate that

I want the tracks with solo artists to be blank (Without "Feat.) since it doesn't need it.

The folder naming template that I am using is this:
<Album Artist>\(<Year (yyyy)>) <Album> (<Grouping>)\<Disc-Track#> - <Album Artist> - <Title> (Feat. <Artists: Guest>)

Thanks for your help in advance!

This one seems to work like you asked:

$If($IsMatch($Left(<Sort Album>,1),"A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M|N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z"),<Sort Album>,
$If($IsMatch($Left(<Sort Album>,1),"1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|0"),"zzz"<Sort Album>,"zzzzz"<Sort Album>))

You should still be able to type "zzz20" on the keyboard to jump to "20 Jazz Funk Greats", or you can of course adjust the amount of zzzs for all your ZZ Top needs.

Thanks for your help!

Personally I would suggest just forgetting about iTunes' way, and adapt and accept how MusicBee (and Windows, and most Windows software) sorts.
It won't take long to adjust to it, it probably doesn't present any actual issues to begin with, and using workarounds to try to achieve what you were used to with iTunes will probably be complicating things in several ways.

You're right, I'll probably just leave it on default after all. It really isn't that big of a deal honestly. Thanks for the reply.

Thank you guys for your help, I was able to get the special characters go to the bottom when sorting, but albums that start with numbers still show up first.

I tried using what @LorenzaSchoen advised, and unfortunately, that's only working when it has the exact words that you put.

For example:
If I put the number "0", only albums with that exact name of "0" will be recognized. "0 Test" will only work if you put "0 Test", but not "0",  The rest of the albums that have the number 0 at the start but with additional characters, will not be affected.

Thanks for replying. So in the screenshot that you can see below, I hope I explained it better. *I am sorting "ALBUM" tab

Hello everyone, first post.  :)

I am coming from iTunes and I am loving MusicBee so much so far. Much better experience.

So one thing that I want from iTunes is to have things sorted in this order: A-Z, 0-9, and the special characters go last. (Alphabet, Numbers, Special)

I have tried for hours and have not learned how to do it, could anyone please help?

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