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MusicBee Wishlist / VST plugins in the Panel Layout
« on: December 11, 2021, 06:08:58 AM »

1. Feature for putting VST in the panels.
Resizing might be an issue but lot of vst now have resize feature.
Hi, can we put the vst gui into a panel? like in the right side bar? I have good resizable vu meter and other monitoring vst, it would be a great setup to be able to put them somewhere in the panel layout.

2. And VST3 x64 support would be great! Since it's difficult to find VST2 x86 these days. Mostly all good vst are 64 bit in VST3 format.

« on: December 10, 2021, 11:02:20 AM »
Hi, can we get bigger buttons? Currently window close, minimize, restore buttons are spaced very close, which makes me click the wrong button often (since all the other window, like- chrome, explorer, etc. has the same button positions.


Comparison between default window buttons vs current MusicBee buttons:

Currently skinning only changes the image of the buttons but the size and spacing stays the same.

Skins / Dark skin with Player Centered (and Left) (Resource included)
« on: December 03, 2021, 01:25:38 PM »
Dark skin with player controls centered and another with player on the left, and a skin for Theater Embedded mode for the Now Playing tab.

2 Colors, 3 Skins : Lime Green and Windows Blue

Download page for the theme. Any feedback, help is very much appreciated.

Install skin ( .xmlc file):
View > Skins > Add Skin > Choose the xmlc files

Or you can simply put the skins into:

Important: For the Skin with Centered Player Buttons:
Keep the Album Cover enabled in the main player, since the player buttons and progress bar position is depended on it to stay centered.

To enable main player auto-color:
Right Click over the Main Player > Panel Layout > Auto-Pick Panel Colors

To customize the track details you want to show on the bottom left corner:
1. Select default MusicBee 3 theme (because some theme can disable this customization feature)
2. Right Click over Main Player
3. Panel Layout > Customize... > Create desired settings.

If you want, you can install the font Outfit and enable it from:
Edit > Edit Preferences > Layout - choose Fonts here.

To get your setup like the screenshot attached:

1. Put the " Album Art with Playlist.xml " into
C:\Program Files (x86)\MusicBee\Plugins\TheaterMode.Embeded\

2. Restart MusicBee

4. Click > Configure Layout Icon > Main Panel > Theater Mode > Album Art with Playlist

A simple skin for Theater Mode Embedded with large Album Art and Title with Playlist and Lyrics (with autohide) over blurred album art as a background.

Clicking the album art will toggle hide for the Playlist.
Clicking beside the album art will toggle hide for Lyrics.

It's intended for while using the Main Player view with auto color for the main player enabled.

Download page for the Skin

Questions / Album art (blurred) as background?
« on: November 29, 2021, 08:09:36 PM »
I randomly chose one image to see how it looks as background and it worked kind of good. So I was thinking is it possible to choose current Album Art blurred as background?
If it's not possible currently, how about enabling this with custom skin... and control for the blurred background image's brightness value to turned down automatically if it's too much or some kind of fade.

reference image for the fading, brightness control, etc.-

To easily distinguish between songs in dense playlist, it would be great if the album art was visible.

Is it possible to modify the "Track Details" view,  so it'll include Album Art in the view?

I know that something similar is possible with Album and Tracks view but that creates huge gaps, resulting in only 4-5 tracks visible even if artwork is scaled down.
That's why being able to include Album Art in the Track Details view would be a great view.


If you right-click on the panel header in "Track Details" view you will see the options for Artwork.
Not Displayed
Small Picture
Medium Picture

MusicBee Wishlist / Larger spacing , fonts for Browser
« on: November 27, 2021, 10:45:54 PM »
Library / Playlist GUI:
When I'm browsing music library or editing playlists, it becomes very difficult for my eyes. Every line, tracks feels very close together.

It would be awesome if we can get a UI similar to Spotify for music library browser, playlist, etc.  

If either of these are actually possible right now, with some settings or skinning, please let me know. Thanks!

Icons / MusicBee Start Menu Tile
« on: November 27, 2021, 09:00:13 AM »
Windows 10 Start Menu Shortcut Tile for MusicBee

Download page

Icon source: BallBee App Icon & Tiles for Win8/10

if MusicBee was installed in default directory, then put the content of the "" inside of- C:\Program Files (x86)\MusicBee\

If you're using Windows Store version of MusicBee then it's not going to work.

If you want to change the name of the png then edit MusicBee.VisualElementsManifest.xml

Skins / How to make the playlist tab look more like spotify?
« on: November 27, 2021, 12:22:16 AM »
How to make the playlist tab (or even the music tab) with wider gap/ separation, larger font?
Is it possible from the Edit Preferences > Layout? Or does it need new skin?

Skins / How to change the size of the window buttons?
« on: November 26, 2021, 10:41:04 AM »
I'm trying to make MusicBee window minimize, close, etc. button wider, larger like default windows explorer buttons.
What can I edit to change it?

Questions / Is it possible to use arrows to undo playlist changes?
« on: November 26, 2021, 04:05:56 AM »
Similar to windows media player, is it possible to use undo-redo arrows on top of the playlist for the "list > undo changes" action?

Skins / Dark bitmap skin (old version)
« on: November 25, 2021, 06:24:06 PM »

A simple dark bitmap based theme for MusicBee 3.0+ with 2 versions, with and without auto color for main player.

Any help, suggestions to improve the theme is much appreciated.

In the downloaded file you'll find the images, xml template, etc. to modify the theme.

Thanks to hiccup, Steven and others for the support

Download Page for the theme

Version 1.01:
Fixed typo
Improved colors for sidebar controls
Changed Hover icons for auto color theme

Version 1.02:
Color improvement
Better icons
Improved Progress bar

I'm trying to make a playlist where it'll auto generate a list of most played music within the last 2 weeks. I made this playlist and obviously it doesn't work, it uses all the play count.

Is there any option to add "recent play count"? Or play count of  during certain hours of the day?

Skins / How can I change the icon in the main player panel?
« on: November 19, 2021, 02:06:21 AM »
Hi! How can I change the icon in the main player panel? What are the element id for selected, mouse hover, disconnected and connected?
And how many pixel are the size of the png icon for

I'll upload the source once I'm done making the skin

Skins / Main player icon color isn't showing, how to fix it? (SOLVED)
« on: November 18, 2021, 03:49:01 PM »
When mouse hovering over the icon in the main player, it does change the icon but doesn't show the color, it shows plain white icon, instead of the png's real color.
How to fix it?
<element id="PlayerLastFmLoveBright">CODE</element>

Another question, what is the code/id for the icon?

Thanks in advance

<element id="PlayerAutoColor">false</element>
If Auto Color is true then MusicBee will only use the shape of the png icon.

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