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Beyond MusicBee / 2014 in Music
« on: March 03, 2014, 01:25:08 PM »
Updated version of

I'm currently playing Katy B's new album 'Little Red'

I like the singles and thought I'd give some of the album a go. It's just catchy pop but I'm quite liking it

Tips and Tricks / Convert FLAC to MP3 using All2Lame
« on: February 13, 2012, 08:18:26 PM »
This is a 4year old guide written by someone else but it's still pretty great. Useful for converting files from FLAC (or other lossless formats) to lame MP3 including the presets like 320CBR, V2 and V0.

First, if you don't have them yet, download & install the Flac (FLAC for Windows with installer) and Lame mp3 codecs. Next, download & install this small & simple app called All2Lame.
*You may also need Tag (by Case), which is used for adding ID3 tags to files. It can be found on the All2Lame homepage.

Now that you've done all that, open up the program. You'll need to point it to the codecs that you just downloaded. Do this by clicking on "Locations" and then browsing to each one.

Next, you'll want to add a command line (or a bunch or 'em) to the "Switches" box at the bottom. Click the " " button beside it to add new ones. Later on you can just click the arrow button there to bring up whatever command line you choose, for different bitrate encodings. Here's the ones I use:

-b 320 --add-id3v2 --ignore-tag-errors
-V 0 --vbr-new --add-id3v2 --ignore-tag-errors
-V 2 --vbr-new --add-id3v2 --ignore-tag-errors

You will want the "Add ID3 tags" box checked, and you can configure that option how you want. (I just use "Copy tags from source files")

Now you just add the files you want converted, choose a command line, set the "Output folder" location, and then click "Encode". A DOS window will appear, showing the process in action. It doesn't take too long.

That's it! After that initial setup, it's a very quick & simple job whenever you want to encode Flac to mp3. Also, if you like, you can click "Decode" to decode to .wav files.

MusicBee Wishlist / Lyrics that work with iPod
« on: February 09, 2012, 09:17:18 PM »
Title says it basically. I'd love for embedded lyrics to show up on my iPod classic 160GB (6g) ie the new one. Atm they don't show as anything. I don't have iTunes installed currently but this would make this decision perfect  for me :)

MusicBee Wishlist / Artwork View - Disable Play Now on Artist?
« on: December 21, 2011, 05:53:18 PM »
I often go to open an artist in the artwork view and hit slightly the wrong place on the artist picture which makes it play all from said artist. Sometimes I have a list of songs waiting to play and this will clear the list and I find it incredibly frustrating when that happens. Is there a way to disable the feature? I couldn't see a way so thought I should post here. Much <3

MusicBee Wishlist / Artwork View shuffle artist
« on: November 10, 2011, 04:56:59 PM »
In the artwork view when you right click an artist then 'Play More> Play All Tracks Shuffled' this should play all tracks shuffled by said artist rather than the whole library. Please correct me as I'm probably wrong but the only way I've found to do this is to create an auto playlist for an artist. Either way I still think the right-click option is far more logical and I still think is a good idea.

General Discussions / Official MB appreciation thread
« on: October 04, 2011, 03:39:19 PM »
I see a lot of 'thank you' threads for Steven and his wonderful player and thought we should have a single official thread for doing so.. So here it is. Thanks Steven!

Tips and Tricks / Add 'Make Playlist(s)' to folder contect menu
« on: August 25, 2011, 03:40:42 PM »
This is taken from another forum but it's handy if you download or rip music and for whatever reason it doesn't have an M3U playlist file and you like to have one. The playlist this script will create will be named 'Folder Name.M3U' for the files contained within the folder.

1. Copy this preformatted text exactly:

@echo off
chcp 1252
cd %1
echo %~f1
dir /on/b *.mp3 *.flac *.m4a > "%~nx1.m3u"

and paste it into a new text document. Rename it makeplaylist.bat and put it in C:\

2. Next copy this preformatted text exactly:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@="Make playlist(s)"

@="cmd /C C:\\makeplaylist.bat \"%L\""

and paste it into a new text document. Rename it to makeplaylist.reg and double-click it. You must be logged on as administrator.

That's it! Now you can right-click any folder or up to 15 folders and make playlists appear inside all of them; they will be named the-folder-name.m3u. If the option doesn't appear immediately, restart your PC.

If you don't want to make your own files, I (read: the original writer of this tutorial) have uploaded the two files in a zip here:

Note for dummies: you don't right-click inside the folder you want to make a playlist for, you have to go up a level to the parent folder, then right-click it.

Notes for everyone else: you can add whatever file types you want, add *.ogg , *.ape , anything.
The default number of folders this will work on is 15, but you can increase this by following these instructions: However: 16 doesn't = infinity, despite what it says. Create a MultipleInvokePromptMinimum key and set it to 50 (decimal) and you can make Playlists for 50 folders.
The folder name character limit in Windows 7 Ultimate is 120; other versions may have different limits. Don't use folder names this long anyway!
chcp 1252 ensures characters with accents (like éçèßý) are correctly written in the playlist.
You can move the makeplaylist.bat file to anywhere you like, but make sure the correct path is in the registry key.
It overwrites m3us (with the exact same name) without prompting.
To remove this feature: just delete it with Regedit.
I've tested this in Windows XP 32 Bit and 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

MusicBee Wishlist / Seperate Albums and Singles in Artwork View
« on: August 16, 2011, 05:12:37 PM »

It would be cool if I could have my albums in year order but then EP's, singles and random songs listed below again in year order but not mixed in. Does this make sense? Not sure how best to word what I want and not sure how this would be achieved- maybe with a custom tag, although I'm yet to use that feature of MB.

MusicBee Wishlist / Support for HUD Lyrics
« on: June 30, 2011, 11:17:54 AM »

Not sure if this can be done from a MB end with a plugin or can only be added by the HUD devs but thought I'd shoot it in here anyway

MusicBee Wishlist / Double-click Lyrics to Edit
« on: May 30, 2011, 08:57:29 AM »
What it says on the tin..
I'd like to be able to double click in the lyrics panel to edit them rather than having to right-click > edit displayed lyrics. Ideally then click away, say on on another track or whatever and the edited lyrics then save

MusicBee Wishlist / 'Enter' play highlighted track
« on: March 10, 2011, 03:30:12 PM »
When viewing the tracks in album art view I can use the arrow keys (up and down) to highlight different tracks but hitting enter key doesn't play them. It would be useful and logical imo if it did play the highlighted track.
Thanks a lot

MusicBee Wishlist / Ctrl+Shift+Up/Down to highlight tracks
« on: February 12, 2011, 02:08:53 PM »
Within the inbox you can hold Ctrl+Shift+Up/Down Arrow key to highlight tracks to edit etc but this seems to not work within the main window. Is this deliberate? If not I'd love it to work .
Thanks muchly :)

Not sure this is a bug as such but in Album Art View when I open an artist that has multiple albums I like to have the albums listed chronologically. I set the arrow of that column like that but when I exit and return back to that artist or go to another artist the albums are no longer in chronological order. I would be nice if MB remembered how I asked it to list them and kept it like that.
I hope that makes sense  ??? 

MusicBee Wishlist / Lame Presets V0, V2 etc detected
« on: January 23, 2011, 11:15:17 AM »
It would be cool if Lame's presets were detected and shown in bitrate field so that when I rip an album to V0 for instance it knows that and labels it respectively rather than just simply putting the average bitrate of each individual track.

MusicBee Wishlist / Silly question - Grouping Artists?
« on: December 17, 2010, 09:24:21 AM »
As you may be able to see from the screen shot below I have MusicBee setup with 'Main Panel > Artwork.' When I have multiple albums from the same artist I'd like to have the Artists grouped so that I have to 'open the artist' to get to the albums. Related to this but another question - How can I tag each track of a VA album with the correct corresponding artist for each track but have VA albums grouped in a similar way to each artist? Or is neither of these possible? Apart from these two niggling issues I have MusicBee is my perfect player that I've searched for years for so I'd love a solution.
Many, many thanks for your hard work and for any advice anyone can give :)

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