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Questions / Hiding "All artists" icon
« on: March 20, 2024, 07:22:01 PM »
Hello there...
I wonder if there is a way to hide that icon:

Doesn't matter that much.... but is it possible ?

Questions / Drag & Drop
« on: November 29, 2023, 07:26:13 PM »
I wonder why, when I drag the files of an album folder from explorer to the playing list, it does not match songs order (by tag or filename)... Can't find an answer on the forum. Is there a cure for that ?

Skins / A question about piggy back file
« on: October 30, 2023, 01:54:52 PM »
I've a question about piggy back file...
It's about the line
  <element id="NowPlayingList[TrackDetail].Lowlight" bg="236,217,20" fg="190,70,20" bdr="222,97,193" /> which you can see below

I add it to my piggy back file, changing colors to match the background of the Arsenic.xmlc skin list and make it invisble, as I don't find it useful. It does nothing with that particular skin. I've tried with other xmlc and it works fine.
Any idea ?


Bug Reports / Backup troubles
« on: October 23, 2023, 10:56:15 AM »
Having troubles with MB backup function... Posted first in Questions section
Full thread here:

[EDIT] I cannot remove this post (this already happens with another post and I don't know why) so please read carefully the thread where I'm answering now because it might be not a MB bug...

Questions / Backup Collection function
« on: October 22, 2023, 05:23:55 PM »
To update my musicbee files over my backups (I've two) I tried this feature (mainly to make easier to update modified tags on these backups) on a part of my actual musicbee library over the same part of one of my backup..

Source: Folder/subfolders/etc. with 65.701 files

Let's go... Musicbee start to copy about 18.000 files as I see on screen (files that I suppose different in some ways from those on the backup).
Process ended but the target properties says 65.642 files, which does not match.

I first suppose this comes from files that were no more in Musicbee libray anf that I've not deleted in my backups, but it doesn't make sense, The function is intend to delete and copy files on the target to macth the library so number of files should be the same.

I wonder if I can find a log file to see what happens or why there is this difference.

Thank you

Tips and Tricks / Some characters tricks
« on: October 21, 2023, 03:53:45 PM »
In artist tag:
If you've set grouping preference to ignore "The" (or anything else) but, in some cases, want to have an artist listed in T list, like, let say "The Big Bopper" (his complete stage name, which I want in T and not in B), you can insert two half-spaces (2x unicode character U+2009) after "The" instead of an usual space, you can't see the difference but Musicbee listed it at T.
I also set one half-pace before "!" + "?" and one after ";" which is more pleasant to my eyes and match typographic rules.
(got this half-space stuff in another post, but not for that purpose)
Copy the half-space inside parentheses: ( )

In filenames, you can override the forbidden slash and question mark by using "∕" (unicode character U+2215) and "?" (coming from Japanese keyboard layout, there's a little space after, but can't find another way)
Copy this inside parentheses: (∕) (?)

This is for Windows, I don't know for other OS, but I'm sure there's also a way.

It may probably have been posted but if not, hope this can be useful to some...

PS: Sorry for my crappy english (I'm French)

When using full image background, the option is greyed out

 Can that option be available ? Hope so...


Questions / (still) Questions about modify xmlc skin with piggy-back
« on: September 26, 2023, 08:39:11 AM »
Here comes "le casse-pied" (a french expression) again...

Now that I've achieve the goal with the NoArtwork and Play/Pause images in tracklist (Thanks to Lord Hiccup), I'm looking for that:

I've this:

And I want that:

(This is an homemade image with an editor)

Based on Sample skin colors, I try with:

<element id="PlayerFlat.Control.Default">
 <element id="PlayerFlat.Control.Highlight">
 <element id="PlayerFlat.VolumeIcon">

and base64 code

Doesn't work..

Search in the <images id="Default"> section without sucess

Did I miss something or is it just not possible?

Questions / (further) Questions about modify xmlc skin with piggy-back
« on: September 25, 2023, 12:25:14 PM »

Now that I've discovered the base64 trick to change the NoArtwork image through the piggy-back (funny name BTW) skin. I wonder if it's possible to change this play/pause button (just removing the circle):

I browse the forum, search in the Sample skin lines, try to look after a program to edit xmlc files but, well, I'm in a dead-end now and I hope someone here could provide some base64 code for these buttons, and, why not, for buttons on the play bar (play/pause, previous/next) and ability to add a background image of my own to other panels (Artist list on the left and/or tracklist on the right) like you can do in the main panel...

It's a lot to ask, and I'm not even sure if it is possible, and yes, I should consider building a skin of my own, but I think I'm too noob for that. After trying numerous skins, I think for sure now that "Arsenic Atratum.xmlc" by Bee-liever make the hell of the job (except, and maybe just for me, for some very tiny details)..

I find this <!-- NoArtwork --> line in hiccup's sample skin, but I don't known how to manage that (i.e. a link to an image store on the computer or something else).
I doubt it's possible, but I hope not.

In my case, I'm now using Arsenic Atratum by bee-liever


Bug Reports / Bug when using backgroung image
« on: September 22, 2023, 08:16:50 AM »
I've decided to try background image feature... I make a pic from my wallpaper with a kind of "transparency" effect matching the skin color.
Albums view looks great:

Albums & Tracks view is awesome with that transparency effect

But when I go to the top of the list, this is what I get:

And it don't happen without background image set...

I try with other skins, different image formats (BMP, GIF, PNG, etc.). Still the same.
I also notice that it is OK with the "recent" tab I set with the automatic playlist building

I use the latest MB (3.5.8447 P)

As I often switch to those two views, it's really annoying... Any idea ?


MusicBee Wishlist / Choice to not display albums count under artist name
« on: September 06, 2023, 11:21:46 PM »

I know Steven's answer to someone last year was that there is no way to do that, but, well, let's have a dream...

Questions / Album view sorted by type (LP, EP, Live, etc.)
« on: September 06, 2023, 05:56:30 PM »
Hello everyone,
I'm trying to get this in my albums view

It comes from
I have to admit that all my numerous (and long time consuming) attempts to apply tricks and settings described in there results in a complete mess & failure.
I also see that you can override the alphabetic order with invisible character space.

I hope someone can provide a kind of "step-by-step for newbies"


Questions / MuseexMatch randomly crash
« on: August 29, 2023, 11:05:22 AM »
I can't get lyrics from Museexmatch. Plugin crash randomly at startup. I'm on portable MusicBee, I delete config file as suggested here and here, but doesn't solve the problem. Dll is in the plugin folder. Did I miss something ?
The msg is 'System.Dynamic.ExpandObject' ne contient pas de définition pour 'body' (I'm on french interface)

Questions / Ignored words in Grouping Section
« on: August 28, 2023, 08:55:50 AM »
In the Grouping section, you can ignore THE or whatever you want... As a french user, I had LA, LE, LES and it works fine. But when trying with L' (i.e. L'avant-garde, which I want to be displayed in the A section) nothing happens.
Any Idea ?
Many thanks !

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