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I've noticed that there's a NowPlaying_GetDurationDelegate that will give a playtime to a useful degree of precision, but there isn't a similar delegate for the NowPlayingList or Playlist sections. Is there any way to get those same kinds of precise numbers from either of those? Or is it possible to get a version for NowPlayingList added to the API at some point?
(By meaningful precision I mean listing it as say "860497" instead of "14:20" as I sort of need the numbers beyond the seconds place, but going through each thing in the queue individually and using the NowPlaying delegates on those individual songs is painful, believe me I've tried.)

MusicBee API / Is there any way to open a console window from the API?
« on: November 04, 2021, 11:56:37 PM »
So I went through the tutorial on how to set up a MusicBee plugin on the wiki, but I was wondering if there was any way to just open a standard console window.
Forms are good but just having something which I could easily send text to (especially with my very rudimentary C# knowledge) would be extremely helpful. Thanks!
(Just as a note, I tried just doing a standard write to the console and tried a few things in settings but I couldn't get anything working)

TL;DR MusicBee's track times are rounded so I can't add them to get an accurate album time by adding track times. Any way to fix that?

So a bit of background on why I need a solution to this problem; I've been making a database for all my music in my free time (Been doing a lot of SQL database administration in college and this seemed like the best way to make it stick) and I've been making an API that inputs all the information I keep on an album and all of its tracks for me.

I don't keep track of individual song times but I've kept track of album lengths, however getting album lengths from the API has been a bit of a challenge for me. I got it to get all of the track times from all the songs and add them together and math it into a number, but it doesn't output the same number as MusicBee gives the album time, I realized it wasn't a problem with my code but MusicBee rounds the song times so I couldn't get an accurate number. (as an example, MusicBee gives the album song length 1:02:48, but through the code it gives 1:02:41, which is accurate to the added up lengths. Only a 7 second difference for smaller albums but testing with a longer album I wound up with a 50 second difference.)

Is there any way to get the actual album time straight from MusicBee or will I just be tweaking the album time whenever I want to add an album?

Questions / Question about play count syncing
« on: May 26, 2021, 09:11:40 AM »
Does syncing the play counts for and Musicbee get rid of Musicbee play counts? I did Musicbee for about 1 and a half years before setting up and I was wondering if it would delete all my play counts if I tried to sync them. If it does delete them I'll just not sync them and they'll get closer over time but I thought I'd check so I don't accidentally delete thousands and thousands of listens. Any answer would be appreciated.

Questions / How much do auto playlists impact performance?
« on: April 20, 2021, 11:29:07 PM »
I have a full database of all my songs and have been setting up ratings and categories for them all for some months now and I was planning on just adding the ratings and the categories to the songs and making a bunch of auto playlists for various combinations of ratings and categories but I was wondering how much a lot of auto playlists would impact performance and storage.

I wasn't quite sure on the number I wanted but it would probably be over 100. I am probably planning on just having a few auto playlist "Templates" that I could just change around to suit my playlist needs anyways, but I thought it would be good to at least check if the bigger solution that requires less customization wouldn't take up too much space. Thanks in advance.

I tried exporting playlists form MusicBee today. Some of my music I had just copied from my computer over to my phone and that worked fine when I exported the playlists. However, a lot of my music was exported from MusicBee as it was extremely quick and didn't seem to have many problems (Outside of a troublesome time trying to pick the folder.)

But after moving over a playlist that contained music from about 4 albums I realized that the music that I had exported from MusicBee onto my phone didn't work with the playlists that were also exported using MusicBee, but the music I had copied manually worked just fine. I don't know if this is something about the way MusicBee exports or copies but it is quite annoying.

A fix or solution would be appreciated. If you need app information, I'm using blackplayer on my phone which is an android.

Portable Devices / Can't seem to export to the SD card in any way
« on: March 11, 2021, 09:11:48 AM »
I've tried to change the storage path and the music files path in the device settings in preferences but no matter what it seems to go to the wrong folder. I don't particularly know what I'm doing wrong and I can't seem to find too much about it on the forums so I thought I'd ask a question for once.

Basically, I have the storage path set to <device name>\Card but it still goes to <device name>\Phone when I try and export anything.

I imagine it's something that can be fixed but I don't exactly have the musicbee know how to figure out how to do so.
Any help would be appreciated.

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