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MusicBee Wishlist / Cover dimensions according to the duration
« on: October 17, 2022, 01:08:03 PM »
Being cover centric, here's something I always wished in my player: displaying the covers according to the 3 main vinyl formats I know of:

- 12", the standard album which would be the "full" cover/thumbnail
- 10" for some extended plays and 40's/50's albums = 83% of the standard album
- 7" for the standard single = 58% of the standard album

I never saw this feature in any player. Maybe for good reasons: most people probably wouldn't care and it may be a nightmare to code. But hey, it doesn't hurt to discuss it. ;)

Years ago, I thought I would do it manually: enlarge the canvas of my singles covers in a photo editor and save them as PNG with transparency. It worked, but when I envisioned the time I would spend on this project, I gave up. The size increase of PNG over JPG was also a deterrent at the time. It's not anymore with huge hard drives/SSDs and I could use a macro or a script to semi-automate it, but still... wouldn't it be cool if it was an option in MB?

Obviously, we're not in the vinyl age anymore and the cover dimensions are not correlated to the record's duration anymore. On CD, an album, a mini-album and a single have the same size (I still have some mini-CDs released in the 80's/90's but the format has pretty much been dead ever since). This wasn't true either before the vinyl: a 78RMP album was simply several 78RPM in a box or a binder. Nonetheless, being old and having grown with vinyl, I 'm still imprinted with this representation: the bigger the record, hence the cover, the more songs on it. ;D

MusicBee Wishlist / Internal Performer tag (Artists: Performer)
« on: January 10, 2017, 10:12:26 PM »
A request: could the performer tag be added to the "ignore words" list in the Sorting/Grouping tab? Right now, it's unclear this tag is internal and doesn't need to be created as a custom tag.

Questions / Sorted and multivalued tags
« on: January 09, 2017, 02:22:52 PM »

As I use ARTIST and ALBUM ARTIST with single values for compatibility reasons with some hardware players, I use COMPOSER and PERFORMER for the "real" multivalued artist/album artist tags. But I can't find a way for these two tags to be both multivalued and sorted (without "the" before some band's names) in the browser.

Default is multivalued but not sorted. Creating a virtual tag like $Sort(%Composer%) sorts all right but I lose the multiple values. What am I doing wrong?

MusicBee Wishlist / Bigger thumbnails in artwork view
« on: December 09, 2013, 10:51:25 PM »
Not a biggie but I think the max thumbnail size in artwork view is rather small. I know they're called thumbnails for a reason but with nowadays 1920*1080 displays, being able to double that max size could be appreciated.  :)

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