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Questions / Looking For WMP Scope Visualizer
« on: December 31, 2014, 02:55:21 AM »
Does anyone know of a "scope" type of visualizer that I can use? I'm referring to something like the scope visualization in Windows Media Player. Here is a pic:

It seems like it would be a fairly simple visualization.

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I'm certain that my post subject doesn't clearly explain what I'm looking for. I'm sure I don't know the correct terminology as far as MusicBee is concerned, so I've included a screenshot of how my main panel looks and will try to explain how I want it to behave. I'm pretty sure that it's possible since MusicBee is so customizable. I seem to recall that it worked this way initially, but I've tinkered with it so much that I don't know how to get it back, assuming that I am correct of course.

Here is how it looks when I click on an artist. It drops down and opens a 'sub-panel' or sorts where the albums are displayed in a horizontal single row as artwork. I need to scroll to the right to view all of the albums.

What I would like to do is have the sub-panel thing show the albums in a grid view like 6 wide and then do a new row below that one and do 6 more left to right until all of the albums are displayed. I don't want to have them all in one row that I have to scroll horizontally. I'm hoping some MusicBee veteran will likely see this and know immediately what I am talking about and will be able to tell me how to do it. I've looked through the settings and cannot figure it out. I thought it was the checkbox "use Artwork layout to show albums for an artist", but that doesn't appear to make anything look any different. TIA!

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Questions / Appears To Hang With Rescan / Add Files
« on: December 10, 2014, 01:24:29 AM »
Hi, I just started using MusicBee (portable) today. I used to use Media Monkey. I selected over 9000 MP3s to scan the first time that I used MusicBee. It scanned down to the last 20 or so according to the status bar at the bottom of the window and then appeared to hang. I let it sit for a minute or so and finally hit cancel. I assumed it was getting hung on a specific file, but for whatever reason it wouldn't skip it or give me any error. I hoped it would add the ones that it scanned successfully up to that point, but it completely cancelled and I had to start over.

Going through and checking boxes to scan directories gets a bit tedious after trying 4 or 5 times. I do not have anything related to replay gain selected. I also restricted it to MP3 files only. I finally resorted to scanning the library in smaller pieces to see if I could narrow it down. I did around 2000 files at first and it appeared to hang on those too, but after several seconds it completed. I thought that maybe there was some processing going on at the end even though the progress bar would show something like "scanning 1988 / 2000" and hang there (I don't recall exactly what the status bar shows or the formatting).

I then decided to scan the remaining 5000-6000 files or whatever it was that was left. It appeared to hang once again near the end. I decided to let it sit since the hard drive was showing activity. After a minute or two it completed! Is it normal for the status bar to appear like it's hanging with around 20 files left? If so, perhaps something could be changed with the UI to indicate that all of the files are scanned but some kind of post-processing is happening or a database is being built or whatever is actually happening. I wasted a bit of time trying to get the files added and redoing it. I almost gave up on MusicBee because I couldn't get my files imported, or so I thought.

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