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Questions / Replace track artist label in 'Album and Tracks' view
« on: July 08, 2021, 07:20:19 PM »
Could someone please tell me where I can find the configuration for the track settings in 'Album and Tracks' view? I would like to replace the track-artist label (visible on albums with a different album artist) with some other information but I cannot find any reference to this setting whatsoever.

MusicBee Wishlist / Allow us to use two fields for comparison
« on: June 21, 2018, 12:39:31 PM »
Due to a hiccup while bulk-editing tags I ended up with a lot of entries where the Artist field's content is different from the Artist:Artist field. I wanted to use a smart playlist to find all tracks affected but unfortunately smart playlists only allow to compare a field's content against a fixed string but not the contents of another field.

Any way this could be added to a future version of MB?

Bug Reports / Problems when parsing brackets in musician names
« on: August 22, 2017, 11:45:08 PM »
To be able to separate between different artists sharing the same name I have adopted the Discogs naming scheme, adding additional numbers in brackets to an artist's name. This worked fine until the upgrade to v3.1 (3.1.6426)

In the example below I have added a performer credit for "Gavin Dunne (2)" which gets correctly listed in the Peformer column. However, when opening the artist window again the "(2)" gets cut off and parsed to the role field even though the tag is still correctly present according to the tag browser.

When I switch to text display the entry gets (in)correctly displayed as "Gavin Dunne: 2" as well.

This seems to be a display problem only, though. When I add an additional artist to the list Gavin Dunne is saved as "Gavin Dunne (2)" again.

[edit] A bit of further testing showed that this only happens when using the "Performer" credit. When adding an artist as "Guest Artist" for example it will still be listed correctly next time.

Questions / Patreon-only podcasts not supported?
« on: August 05, 2017, 10:33:54 AM »
When trying to add a Patreon podcast to MusicBee it fetches the basic information of the podcast feed, yet it seems to run into problems even though I have provided my account's username and password.

"Unable to verify the validity of the URL - the object reference could not be set to an instance of this object" (last bit might be slightly different as I am not running MB in English)

Am I doing something wrong or is this feature not supported at this point?

Don't know if this counts as a bug so I decided to ask about this first...

I got a couple of auto-playlists put into folders. When I click on some of those folders MB lists all the tracks included in those playlists as one full result (which I see as intended behaviour) while other folders don't even though the auto-playlists share the same logic.

In the example above clicking on the "2013" folder shows all the tunes from the sub-lists while "2014" does not. The individual auto-playlists work fine, though.

Questions / Auto-playlists of artists listed in other entries' artists tag?
« on: February 16, 2015, 12:56:44 PM »
I couldn't think of a better subject to properly describe what I am looking for, but the explanation might clear up things a bit.

Say I got a certain artist ("Delerium") that has properly updated tags, including all the guest singers as Artist:Guest entries. What I am looking for now is a way to set up an auto-playlist of songs by all those artists that are listed as Guest artists on my Delerium tracks - solo albums by Sarah McLachlan, Kirsty Hawkshaw and what not.

Any suggestions?

Questions / No custom column browser categories in views?
« on: January 09, 2015, 09:48:56 AM »
This is probably one of those options that's buried deep within the settings and I just can't find it, but... isn't it possible to set different column browser categories in custom views? In certain views I have set up some categories would make more sense to be included than others...

Maybe this is already possible but I didn't find a way to do this.

If there are split entries in a composer/artist field clicking with the middle mouse button will open a new tab featuring search results for the clicked entry, but unfortunately this only works for the complete entry despite all artists in said field being separated by a semicolon. The same applies if you right-click on an entry and go for the "Find more by..." entries.

In my opinion it would make more sense to provide separate entries for each artist in those fields as well as middle-click support for them.

Is anybody else using MusicBee along MixedInKey to automatically update BPM/key values for files in their library?

I can drag my selected files from MusicBee into MixedInKey where they are processed correctly (as far as I can tell) and have their values written to the BPM/comments field as well as the TKEY tag for which I set up a custom tag to have it displayed in MusicBee, but unfortunately there seems to be no way to make MusicBee recognize the updated values other than opening every song's tag editor and save the values already present back into the MB library.

I had a similar problem in iTunes but I found that updating a useless tag would make it re-evaluate all tags and update the library accordingly. In MusicBee this doesn't seem to work properly. Instead, selecting a bunch of tracks and hitting "Save" only updates the library entry of the first song and leaves the others untouched. If I update another tag so MusicBee has to update the file it even deletes the values in all three tags (comments/BPM/TKEY).


I apologize if this already possible, but there are some things I would love to see in MusicBee

1. The possiblity to name individual CDs in a release like this one for example, so the album still gets listed as one entry in the column browser but each "sub album" gets listed with its own name. Like an album sort name of sorts.

2. The possiblity to join a group of artists/composers into a single string again. It's great that MusicBee can split a string at the semicolon but after making some changes in an indivual composer field it would sometimes be handy to be able to join all entries back into the display composer field again.

I would hardly call these top priority features, though.   ;)

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