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I have so many .mp3's, .flac's, .m4a's etc, etc, and there is such a difference in volume from album to album and genre to genre and smart gain doesn't really seem to work, so I thought I'd spend some days to fix this.  I'm thinking I'll go with albumgain to preserve more silent parts of songs rather intact, but most of all I wonder if I should adjust anything on the db-slider to the right?
But will this fix difference in volumes between different albums and genres? I don't want to have to adjust the volume slider again!

MusicBee Wishlist / A simplification of send/copy-to dialog.
« on: February 15, 2014, 04:57:44 PM »
I use the send-to function quite extensively and it's a great function, but it's dialog, options and layout are a complete mess. As you can see in the screenshot, my filenaming templates (in the presetsarea) are a mess. They're hard to read, on most of the templates there is no destinationfolder wich one can see (as you see, the soundtrackfolder is present but not on the others) is present. So one has to go pick one after the other to get the right template with the right destinationfolder. One can't either scroll when one template is chosen, eg, in most dialogs in other programs one can pick an option and then scroll the options in the drawer without having to opening it again.
I know I can choose a template and then choose a folder manually, but to do that everytime? No. As I said, I use this quite extensively.
And one cannot delete old and no longer used templates.

I'd like this to be simplified so that I can select a template for lets say a death metal album, to be sent to my death metal folder and the next time i'd like to send a compilation death metal album to the same destination, this time around I want a different file- and foldernaming template but to the same destination. The third time maybe I want to send an album to the heavy metal folder but with the first examples fil- and foldertemplate. This should be much easier to do than what it is now.

I hope I made myself kinda clear of what I mean and I'd like Stevens and all the MB-users opinions, ideas on this one.

And while I'm at it, I'd like to remember Steven on my old request of making these drawers scrollable with the mouse-wheel. There's several of these drawers in MusicBee that doesn't support scrolling. I think some do, but not all.

MusicBee Wishlist / Ability to add bookmarks to playlists.
« on: February 12, 2014, 06:20:46 PM »
It would be nice if one could add boomarks to playlists. I have many bookmarks wich is of very different types, like cool parts of a song, nice guitarsolos, etc, etc. It would be awesome to be able to add these bookmarks to playlist which only plays the bookmarked parts of the songs, etc. As is now when bookmarks is added to a playlist, the whole song is played which is kinda disturbing.

I know one can edit the time in the properties dialog of a song, to listen to determined parts or skip an intro and so on. But what about when I want to listen to the whole song, then I have to edit it back to the original time.

A playlistfunction for adding bookmarks to playlists, would be really cool. Think of all the sweet playlist one could make with this function. All kinds of weird stuff. :-)

MusicBee Wishlist / Improvements to the Edit and Auto-Tag by Album dialogs.
« on: November 30, 2013, 06:44:17 PM »
I think 'Show Artwork' also should be displayed in the edit dialog. In the right-click menu or when left-clicked it will show the available imagefiles in the corresponding folder.

When writing something in a field, eg Genre, a scrollable list shows up, but this list is not scrollable, one has to click up/down in the list.
Please change this. Also, this is the case in "AutoTag by Album".

The filelist in "AutoTag by Album" should be sortable with the colums too, eg; artist, title, time, original title, time, filename. Sometimes it takes alot of time to reorder the files with the arrows.

The artwork-tab in the edit-dialog could use some improvements. When adding image-files from a browser by drag-and-drop, the artworkfield in the bottom (when you have selected to make a new one) gets minimised. See screenshot.

If someone has more ideas for improvements, please write your ideas here.

MusicBee Wishlist / Search in multiple places.
« on: September 14, 2013, 10:41:35 AM »
I would like MB to search in multiple places. It's annoying when I'm to find a certain song or album to redo the search. Example: I'm searching the library, if the song is not there, I'll have to go to Inbox and redo the search and if it's not there either, I'll have to redo the search again in the Computer view, where I have other sources of music and places. It would be nice if one could select sources where MB should search and then indicate where it is. Eg Inbox, library or in the computerview.

MusicBee Wishlist / Option to copy/move files when converting.
« on: August 17, 2013, 12:37:43 PM »
I would like an option in the fileconverter to copy/move non-media files and folders. This is good for when doing backup of albums or when converting to phones, etc ...

Also, when moving non-media files in the send-to-dialog or copy-to-dialog, sometimes folders and files are not copied/moved.

MusicBee Wishlist / Automatic refresh of the computer browser.
« on: December 10, 2012, 12:33:39 PM »
Wouldn't it be nice if the computer browser updated itself, when there is new files/folders added to a folder? I have to restart MB to see changes made to a folder.

MusicBee Wishlist / A revamp of the "Now Playing".
« on: August 29, 2012, 02:34:51 PM »
I think the Now Playing-tab should be revamped into something more "useful" and more nice-looking. Maybe to somehow make it a plugin or something like that or to have it's layout editable, so that users could make their own layouts as with the theathermode and such.

I think it would be more appropriate to have the playlist at the bottom and stuff like album cover(s), lyrics & info above that.
In J.River Media Center it is possible to have vizualisations, lyrics, trackinfo, 3Dstuff in various forms at the top. It's very nice I'd say. As it is now the now playing just looks like the other modes (Inbox, Library and so on.)

And if this would become editable for users, the possibilities for nice and modern layouts are endless ...

Surely, someone must agree?  :)

My Now Playing in MusicBee:

Some examples from J.River Media Center:

I've asked before somewhere but I'd thought I'd make it an official request.

When opening websites in MB, the Web Files-tab opens up besides the Now Playing-list, stealing focus from it. Could it be opened in the background instead? It's rather annoying as it is now as I don't use MB for downloading stuff but I do alot of checking up on bands when tagging etc, etc.
This tab constantly pops up and on the websites I visit within MB it will never find any music files anyways. :-)

MusicBee Wishlist / Multiple tabs/playlists open.
« on: March 29, 2012, 12:00:57 PM »
I would like to have the ability if one wants to have multiple playlists open at once. Like in foobar.
And it can be used for other tabs also. It looks a little bit empty with only one tab and the whole playlist area taking up so much space.

I don't think that this skin is anymore, hence the change of name of this skin. It's not finishied yet but rather close, I'd say.
I've updated the Radio, library explorer, the adressbar-buttons, the main player and some other stuff.
New link for download:

Artwork & Tracks-layout

Main player



Skins / Help wanted with new skin.
« on: February 22, 2012, 07:27:56 PM »
1. How can I change this so that the ratingstars appears in the red square, eg. in the tracklist without highlighting the track, like they are in the normal highlight of the track just under? I've tried several options but it just won't change.

2. How can I change the icons, e.g the new tab, refresh, etc ... ?

3. How can I change the ratings here? I've tried several options here to, same thing, it won't change.

MusicBee Wishlist / Proposal for a new layout.
« on: February 17, 2012, 03:08:56 PM »
The left (or right) panel could be tabbed at the bottom. First showing the main left panel with playlists and the other stuff. Pressing the icon -pointed out with the red arrow- (pic.1) would show the lyrics, details and or other preferred stuffs- panel. (pic.2.)
The icons for other panels to show could be located at the bottom for minimal interruptions in the GUI. I know that there is a tabs for details and lyrics in the a panel (pic.3) but I don't think it is as good as this, and the tabs takes up to much space. :)

I myself think this is a very nice idea and I'd like to congratulate myself for this. What do you other peeps, Steven included, think?




picture 1 with offending content has been edited out

Skins / Skineditor
« on: February 02, 2012, 06:47:21 PM »
How and where can I get a hold of the skineditor? I've been searching the forums but no result but dead links. I thought I'd try to make a skin.

Icons / Changing icons inside Musicbee.
« on: February 02, 2012, 02:56:18 PM »
How to change the native icons inside MB, is this possible without being a developer?

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