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When running Volume Leveling, MusicBee will alert you if the current gain adjustment would cause clipping, and also presents the amount by which clipping occurs for each affected track or album.

While this is a beneficial alert, it would be nice to have the option to automatically apply that adjustment.

For example, when using Volume Leveling on Dire Strait's Love Over Gold, I set the ReplayGain adjustment to -4.5dB. It calculated an album ReplayGain of -5.9dB, and for Private Investigations, a track ReplayGain of +1.7dB, and informed me that it would cause clipping by -0.5dB. I re-ran track only Volume Leveling with a new target of -5.0dB, and it calculated a track ReplayGain of +1.2dB. This means that the ReplayGain targets for this track were still -4.5dB for the album value, but lowered to -5.0dB for the track value as to prevent clipping.

This request is to have MusicBee re-run ReplayGain for a given track or album when the respective track or album ReplayGain target would cause clipping.

To get this out of the way... yes I understand that MusicBee "does not directly support iDevices." That being said, I've been using an iPod Video for a while now with no/minimal issues. I've also read though several threads:

(I also understand there is a plugin, but that's an inconvenient workaround for something that worked yesterday.)

This started when I decided to take my mSATA drive out of my iPod Video (gen 5.5, originally 30GB) and replace it with an iFlash adapter and several microSD cards. I first restored it using iTunes 12.5, which seemed to work fine until I noticed that MusicBee saw it as a removable storage device instead of an iPod. Since then, I've tried the following troubleshooting steps:

-quitting MusicBee
-rebooting both computer and iPod (several times throughout troubleshooting)
-installing iTunes 9.1.2 and using that to restore the iPod (it wouldn't download the firmware for the server, so I had to locate version 1.3 myself)
-detect MTP devices both on and off
-connecting the iPod with iTunes open and closed
-enable disk use on and off (the iPod still shows up in Windows explorer when this is off)
-manually manage music on and off
-attempted to update the USB driver per this help page; the driver installed and renamed the iPod to "Apple Mobile Device USB Driver" in Device Manager under USB controllers, but this produced no change of behavior in MusicBee
-multiple computers (though all Windows 10; one w/ iTunes and one w/o)
-I've now also tried going back to the mSATA drive, which now yields the same results as the uSD cards

Any other steps to take? Settings to try?

If anyone has an iPod Video/Classic that's working, I'm curious where it shows up in Device Manager. Mine is appearing under Disk Drives. I don't know where it was before the upgrade.

Some info:
Windows 10
MusicBee 3.0.6132
Both iTunes 12.5 and 9.1.2 tried
iPod 5.5 gen, v 1.3 firmware (25.1.3)

Questions / File Managing Woes
« on: December 11, 2015, 04:31:47 AM »
I've been having some trouble with file management in MusicBee.

The first issue I noticed was that files that I've ripped (and are consequently added to MusicBee\Ripped Files) are not moved over to MusicBee\Music once I move them from my Inbox to my main library.

Now this would not be a major issue if I didn't have a secondary one. Whenever I right click>Send To>Folder (Move) that option is greyed out, so I can't move it.

This leaves me with the only (apparent) solution being to move the files over in Explorer and then manually tell MusicBee where each file is located. Not a practical solution.

Any ideas? Some setting I need to tick?

Questions / Syncing device + on-the-fly conversion + resampling?
« on: April 05, 2015, 12:33:52 AM »
While most of my music is encoded as 44.1 kHz/16-bit FLAC from CDs, some of it is 88.2 kHz/24-bit high-res FLAC. I use the the on-the-fly conversion in MusicBee's device settings to encode all of my FLAC as ALAC (using nu774's refalac64) so the iPod can play it. This works great for all of the 44.1 kHz files, but the 88.2 kHz files remain at that high sampling rate (though it does reduce it to 16-bit). I've tried using refalac64's command line to do the downsampling, but that yields the following error message: "ERROR: floating point PCM is not supported for ALAC". Since MusicBee only offers to resample in the Format Converter dialog box and not in the device settings, I can't think of any other way to get it to resample the songs (when I do use the resample option in Format Converter, it does produce a good file). I've also contact nu774, but I haven't heard back yet.

Any ideas?

I'm using: "refalac64 in.flac –r 44100 –o out.flac" in command prompt (slightly different for the MusicBee parameters)
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
MusicBee 2.4.5404
refalac64 2.47

I'll try to provide as much information as possible, since I'm not sure what is relevant. Let me know if I've missed something.

Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit
MusicBee 2.4.5404
MusicBee Remote plugin 0.9.8

I have my music library located on my OneDrive; all of the music is locally on my desktop. Because my Surface Pro 3 has limited storage, I wanted to use MusicBee on that by accessing my music library on OneDrive. I'd been meaning to do it for a while, but I finally got MusicBee installed on the Surface. When I did so, it didn't detect everything correctly. None of my preferences carried over, and the music would not play either. This was even after checking the "enable OneDrive compatibility" for MusicBee in Windows. Anyway, that's not my real problem, I wasn't sure if it would even work anyway if two computers were trying to access the same library and settings files.

What this did, however, was mess up the library (and other) files on my desktop because OneDrive synched the bad files from my tablet. Fortunately, I perform daily backups for my desktop, and I just restored all of the library and settings files (but not all of the other files--those were unchanged). After doing that, I started up MusicBee and got an error related to the MusicBee Remote plugin, and MusicBee was forced to close. I uninstalled the plugin and MusicBee opened fine. I downloaded the plugin again and reinstalled it but the errors came back. I tried this one more time to be certain of the result. Before this, I had been using the MusicBee Remote for months on my desktop without incident.

Has anyone else encountered an error when starting MusicBee with the remote plugin installed? Or have any ideas on how to fix it? Thanks.

The three error logs:!33955&authkey=!APblV7okWaslSrY&ithint=folder%2c
This should be a public link to the 3 logs on OneDrive. Let me know if you can't see them.

I've had a couple of issues with MusicBee recently that I was hoping you guys could help me fix.

The first issue that I'm having is that MusicBee is failing to correctly figure out that a set of tracks are in the same album if the years the tracks were released differs. I like to keep the original release year because I think that makes a lot more sense than to put when the CD (like a compilation) was released. I have it set to define an album by a set of tracks that share both the Album Name and Album Artist fields. Some albums handle this fine, but others end up being split by year. For all of these albums I've ensure that both the Album Name and Album Artist fields match (including using "Various Artists" for mixed-artist compilations. Like I said, some work fine (such as Queen: Greatest Hits I & II) and others end up being split (such as The Beatles' 1962-1966 compilation album). Additionally I've been having the issue that some albums (that are correctly grouped) play out of order unless I select all of the individual tracks. Normally I use the "Artwork" view, but sometimes I'll use the "Album and Tracks" view. The issues exist in both.

Secondly, my media keys do not function unless the MusicBee application (specifically the player) are the active window. This means that they won't work if MusicBee's preferences are the active window (or any other application). I'm almost certain these used to work, say, a month or so ago. This issue came up before the latest update. For my keyboard, I've got a Logitech k740 and I'm using the SetPoint software to manage my keyboard settings. Media keys are enabled in SetPoint as well as in the "Hotkeys" section of MusicBee's preferences (and set to global). Once again, my media keys do function when the MusicBee player is the active window, but do not when any other window is.

tldr: Albums aren't being grouped correctly/played in the right order and media keys do not function if MusicBee is not the active window.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

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