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MusicBee Wishlist / Auto search when manually adding artwork.
« on: May 17, 2021, 08:07:25 AM »

Been using MusicBee and MediaMonkey to update my tags and artwork. I the auto tag does not find the artwork I end up adding it manually. MediaMonkey has a killer feature for doing this in that it searches for you and saves a lot of time.

Here is the edit artwork dialog in MediaMonkey:


MediaMonkey makes it so much easier.

Could you please consider adding something similar.


Questions / Upmix to 2.1
« on: November 25, 2020, 09:35:40 AM »

I have a 5.1 channel audio setup. I wish to use MB to play using a 2.1 speaker config to keep the correct stereo mix. If I turn off the upmix setting then I have no output from my sub.

From my previous query I know you use the matrix method to do the up mixing in the Bass audio library.

I have played around with <PlayerUpmixChannelCount>6</PlayerUpmixChannelCount> in the settings but I unfortunately cannot get 2.1 (L + R + S).

For reference this is what I get:

0: L + R
1: L + R
2: L + R
3: L + R + C + S
4: L + R + S + RL + RL
5: L + R + C + S + RL + RL + S
6: L + R + C + S + RL + RL + S
7: L + R + C + S + RL + RL + S
8: L + R + C + S + RL + RL + S

Unfortunately L + R + S is missing.

I had another look at the matrix ref
but it uses a matrix to set the outputs and not a single number.

Can you please consider adding 2.1 or give me another solution I can try.




I have a SoundBlaster Z (5.1 audio). I have 2 monitor type speakers and 3 surround type speakers and a sub connected. I wish to play stereo music via MusicBee. If I use MB in stereo mode my sub has no audio. This is a problem with the sound card as it does not have 2.1 audio.

To get audio out my sub I can set the sound card to 5.1 and use MB's "upmix stereo to 5.1" with the surround speakers switched off. This works and I effectively have 2.1 audio.

I want to know if the upmix setting changes the audio in any way?
Does it only route the audio to the other speakers?



Bug Reports / Auto DJ apply filter not remembered after restart
« on: April 30, 2018, 09:39:30 AM »
Musicbee v3.2.6693
Windows 10 1709 16299.402

I have setup the filter and then selected Update. The "apply filter" is ticked.
I exit MB
I restart MB
The "apply filter" is no longer ticked.

This used to work on a previous version.



Could you please add a 'Select All' option when selecting playlists for 'Selected Playlists only' to be synchronized. I have 100's of playlists and it is a pain to select them individually.

Note that selecting the 'All Playlists' option does not allow you to deselect certain playlists.


I wanted to import all my existing M3u playlists into MB in one go. Searching the forums suggested drag and drop but this only worked for one file at at a time.

Because MB supports M3u as well as mbp format I came across a quick fix.

1. In MB options set the Playlist type to M3u. Copy all your M3u files to Music/MusicBee/Playlists. You might have to edit the M3u files if the path is incorrect.

2. Run MB and all your playlist will be in the library.

3. Go to MB options and set the Playlist type back to Mbp. MB will convert all your playlist files to Mbp format.

4. Exit MB.

5. Run MB again and all your playlists are in the library again with the source files in Mbp format.

This saved me a ton of time :)

Questions / AAC files are blank in MusicBee library
« on: June 05, 2014, 08:25:38 PM »

I am a new user trying out MB. I have a lot of AAC files that have been ripped from Shoutcast streams. The artist and title info is embedded into the file. 
Winamp, MediaMonkey can read this info and it is visible in their music libraries (TagScanner too). MB shows the file in the library but all the columns are blank except for song duration.

Is there any way to get MB to show this info...

The file has ID3v2 tag information.

Winamp reports the following info:
Format: AAC
Header found at: 212 bytes
CBR 128 kbps
Profile: LC
44100Hz Stereo



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