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Plugins / Re: Museexmatch - Musixmatch for MusicBee
« on: January 21, 2023, 10:00:11 PM »
Putting the plugin in AppData rather than Program Files worked. Thank you!

Plugins / Re: Museexmatch - Musixmatch for MusicBee
« on: January 21, 2023, 01:24:12 AM »

I am trying to install this plugin but when I create the configuration file and start up MusicBee I get the following error.

An error occurred during Museexmatch startup: Access to the path 'C:\Program Files (x86)\MusicBee\Plugins\museexmatch.conf' is denied.

If I go into Preferences and try enabling the plugin, I get the following errors.

An error occurred during Museexmatch startup: 'System.Dynamic.ExapndoObject' does not contain a definition for 'body'

Unable to initialize this plugon: mb_Museexmatch.dll Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.

This only seems to happen when I have the configuration file. If I delete the configuration file, the plugin seems to work fine.

My configuration file is copied right from GitHub:

    "allowedDistance": 5,
    "delimiters": [ "&", ";", "," ],
    "verifyAlbum": false,
    "addLyricsSource": false,
    "trimTitle": false

Can you tell me if there's something I'm doing wrong?

Thank you.

Questions / Something causing volume leveling?
« on: November 28, 2022, 04:23:49 AM »
This is hard to describe, but recently something seems to be limiting the volume of my tracks in MusicBee. It is most noticeable if I start playing a song loudly and then seek to the middle of the track. The volume will suddenly drop to a lower level. If I restart the application, the problem usually goes away but then comes back after a few tracks.

I have my output set to DirectSound but I have also tried WASAPI and I get the same result. I have no replay gain tags on any of my tracks and this issue does not seem to occur if I play the files in VLC. I am running Windows 11 so it is possible that this is something being caused by Windows but I cannot figure out what.

Can anyone give me any ideas of what could be causing this? Thank you!

General Discussions / Re: Disabling forum registrations
« on: May 11, 2022, 04:44:17 AM »
I don't use Reddit, but I don't see how that would work if you can't group posts into separate sub-areas. Wouldn't it just be one big streaming amorphous mess of messages?

Most subreddits address that by using "flair" which is a type of tag. For example, the Plex subreddit lets you tag your posts as Discussion, Tips, News, Help, or Solved.

MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Ability to Add PDFs to Library
« on: April 14, 2022, 03:54:46 AM »
Hey, I just realized that this was my request. Thank you so much Steven!

Skins / Re: beeTunes Skin
« on: September 30, 2020, 12:49:11 PM »
Added, although it won't look exactly like the screenshot since MusicBee has changed a bit since it was taken.

Skins / Re: beeTunes Skin
« on: September 29, 2020, 01:35:06 PM »
Good idea. Please see the new link that I added under beeTunes 3 on the first post. Let me know if it works.

General Discussions / Re: Tagging Song Covers
« on: June 13, 2020, 06:03:08 PM »
Thanks for your response. I guess there isn’t really a standard way.

Skins / Re: beeTunes Skin
« on: June 12, 2020, 01:44:01 AM »
Can you update the guide to configuring MusicBee to match the layout in the screenshot please, I would like to use this.

The link on page 7 no longer works

Hi, sorry I'm just seeing your question. Which screenshot are you referring to? It's been a while since I've messed with my MusicBee configuration settings but I'm sure I could help you figure it out.

General Discussions / Tagging Song Covers
« on: June 12, 2020, 01:38:16 AM »
Does anyone use a certain tag to track renditions of songs by other artists. For example, "Killing Me Softly" was originally recorded by Lori Lieberman in 1972, so on the Roberta Flack version of the song, I have the following tags.

Original Artist: Lori Lieberman
Original Album: Lori Lieberman
Original Year: 1972

It has recently come to my attention that some people use these tags in a different way (see this thread, where I asked the same question).

Just wondering how other people use these tags and how they tag cover versions, if at all.

What is 'original' here?
And is your head already spinning?

I agree, I wish it was more definitive. Out of curiosity, do you have a way for tagging song covers?

There is also a Original Date field. Do you use that in the same way as the Original Year?

But the original albums in that box set could have their original release dates in the 'original year' tag.

I don't think it is convention to use the "Original Year" tag in this way. From my understanding, it is meant for cover versions of songs. So for example, Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" would have an original year of 1974, because that is when Dolly Parton released her original version.


Questions / Re: Dragging music from Inbox to Library
« on: November 04, 2019, 01:42:56 AM »
Yep, that fixed it. Thank you!

Questions / Re: Dragging music from Inbox to Library
« on: November 02, 2019, 12:54:41 AM »
Sorry I didn't reply sooner.

Yes, the files in the Inbox are on the same drive as the music library. That fix didn't seem to help. Here is a gif of what is happening.

Questions / Dragging music from Inbox to Library
« on: October 29, 2019, 11:37:08 PM »
In previous versions of MusicBee, when I dragged a song from my Inbox to my Library, the file was moved into the Library and deleted from the Inbox. Recently, dragging from Inbox to Library only copies the file. Is there a setting to change this back?

Edit: It seems like this change was intentional. If I drag to the library using the sidebar, the hover text says "Auto-Organize to Files to Music Library". I was previously dragging it to a header tab, where it says "Copy to Music Library".

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