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General Discussions / Re: Last View
« on: August 18, 2023, 03:15:01 PM »
HI Phred -  I'm so sorry I can't seem to make myself clear.  The left sidebar appears just fine, but it sort of resets, for lack of a better phrase, to the top of my MP3 tree.  For the Rolling Stones, even if Sticky Fingers is still clearly visible in the center panel ready to pick up where I left off, the left panel goes back up to the letter
A, of the top of the library directory.  What I was hoping to have happen, and I know it has happened in the past, is the left panel opens up to automatically opens up to The Rolling Stones part of my library (if that is where I left off) directory, not the very beginning.  Under Folders, or the left panel as I understand it, if I close the software, I get Music, Downloads, Libraries, the C Drive and finally the D Drive which where all my music is located.  After hitting that arrow I have to move down eight more sub-folders until I hit the Library where I spent all my time.  From there, every time I have to scroll from A to R (or wherever I left off), which is pages and pages (maybe 220K files in my library).  I just want it to open to exactly where I left off; i.e. Rolling Stones, The with their 40 something records as sub-folders under that heading.  Thanks for trying to help.  - John

General Discussions / Last View
« on: August 14, 2023, 09:12:51 PM »
I have a large MP3 collection of around 5 TBs.  I use MusicBee to play it.  It generally works great, but I've lost a feature somewhere during one of the updates (I think) that bugs me.  If I am playing music from folder in the R section, say Rolling Stones, my left panel under "folders" used to lock, meaning when I reopened the software the next day it used to come right back to my Rolling Stones folder on the left.  The main panel retains the album, say Beggars Banquet, and the last song I was playing, but the left panel goes back to the top of the library each time I close the software.  I hope I am making myself clear enough, but when I open the software the next day I want to see the left panel go right back to where I left off.  In order to get back there I have to scroll down several pages and it's a pain in the neck.  When I click on arrange panels and try to see what's available to try it says my left panel has no settings, but there doesn't seem to be anywhere to change that.  Maybe I'm just dunce, but if anyone can help me I'd greatly appreciate it.  Thank you.  - John

General Discussions / Re: Quick Question
« on: June 25, 2023, 02:33:52 PM »
Thank you, but it's checked and it still doesn't work.  Not sure why, but I appreciate you trying to help.

General Discussions / Last View
« on: June 22, 2023, 04:02:51 PM »
Can anyone tell me how to get the software, specifically the left side bar, to open at the exact same place where I left it?  It used to do this, but I think I changed something without realizing it.  Let's say I was playing Queens of The Stone Age and halfway through the record I hit pause and closed the software.  The next day it comes back up with the left side bar all the way back up to the top instead of in the Q's where it was when I was playing QOTSA.  Here are two shots.  The second of which is what I'd like to see happen when I open MusicBee back up the next day.  Thanks in advance!

Bug Reports / MB v3.3+ Stopped Searching For Artwork
« on: May 06, 2023, 03:46:52 PM »
What would cause MusicBee to get disconnected from the Internet databases for artwork?   I can't seem to figure this one out.
I have full access to the Internet and it worked for years just fine, but then one day nothing.  I download the artwork I need and
hit choose file now, but it's annoying.  Anyone out there have a similar issue they resolved?  Thanks!  -  John

Bug Reports / Re: No More Searching For Artwork...
« on: March 10, 2023, 05:04:34 PM »
I just discovered something with reference to my P.S. above.  I was fooling around with how to get rid of the pinned tabs I have at the top of the main page (I still haven't really figured that out, but whatever) and I did something that triggered a re-scanning of the entire library.  It froze for a second and I closed the app.  When I I opened it seconds later it just began re-scanning everything.  At the end of that process it now does a perfect search on 2020, 2021, etc as it should have initially. 
That tells me I hadn't re-scanned in several years.  Anyway, problem #2 solved.  FYI.

Bug Reports / Re: No More Searching For Artwork...
« on: March 10, 2023, 03:02:20 PM »
P.S.  I've got one other quirky issue that makes no sense to me.  In the search box I can type any year from 1950 to 2019 and get most of whatever digital files are tagged for a given year (I say most because it seems to miss one or two every so often...I can add them manually and they will show up in the next search, but it's a little weird they don't show up the first time honestly).  For whatever reason, and I have at least 50 albums in each subsequent year, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 sort nothing for me.  I don't know it's a Y2K like quirk or something else, but all I get is a blank search screen unless some random song title happens to contain one of those years.  Go back to 2019 and I get what I'd expect.  It's very strange.  I probably wouldn't have noticed it, but I participate in a Twitter game where you rank your Top 5 of each year and when 2020 came up I realized it wasn't working properly.  I can sort my entire 5 TB database by year if I put the cursor on Libary (the ultimate tree name where everything is housed, but that's not really what I would like to do.  I just want to see the titles from 2020 (for example) than my entire DB and have to scroll down to the year 2020.  I don't know it this making sense to you or not, but I thought I'd table it while I have your attention.  Thank you.  - John

Bug Reports / Re: No More Searching For Artwork...
« on: March 10, 2023, 02:49:47 PM »
I wish I could answer your question correctly.  I'm going to rule out the Store version since I never purchased it in a store.  I'm also going to rule out the mobile version because I use it on my desktop and downloaded it off the internet.  I try every single digital album I add to see if it's fixed and it never is.  It can't find anything for any of them.  Today I added a Chrissie Hynde (Sings Bob Dylan) record and it couldn't find anything for that one either.  I just go on the web, find a 1200 x 1200 piece of artwork for whatever record I'm trying to add and save it to my hard drive and "choose picture" to get what I need these days.  I think I am
using Artwork Downloader, but I only think that because when I hit Tools and Artwork that is what shows up.  It's possible I inadvertently unchecked something, but I just don't see where.  I hope this link works, but I don't feel like it's going to illuminate anything.  Hopefully I'm wrong.  Thank you for trying to help.  - John

Questions / Re: Quick Question On Searching...
« on: March 02, 2023, 06:05:13 PM »
Hi Phred - I should figure out how to receive e-mail when I get a reply.  I searched on my own posts after my latest issue to re-find this one to see if anyone ever replied to this one.  I have at least 50 albums in 2020, 2021, 2022 & maybe 10 in 2023.  No question whatsoever.  I will say that one song from 2020 comes up when I search on 2020, but the 2020 is in the title of the song, not the year, which is where I want it to search.  I don't know if that is helpful, but I figured it was worth mentioning.  I have a gargantuan digital database by most people's standards.  Some years have 175 titles in the 80's and 90's.  All I can tell you about this is I'm on v3.5.8447 now and it still brings up absolutely nothing when I put any year beginning in 20 (20,21,22,23, etc) in the search box.  Nothing.  I can't imagine what the reason is, but it definitely isn't because I don't have any music from the years in question.  It feels like a Y2K thing.  Like it doesn't recognize 20 as a set of years yet.  I'm working around both issues (including my artwork issue I just set as Bug Report) because I love your software so much.  I tell everyone I know they should be using it.  Thanks!

Bug Reports / No More Searching For Artwork...
« on: March 02, 2023, 05:53:54 PM »
I'm on v3.5.8447 after upgrading.  I can't for the life of me figure out why MB no longer can find any artwork out of the web.  It just says it can't find anything as if you were trying to tag your neighbor's band nobody ever heard of.  I can still find artwork on the web, crop, improve the color, etc and place it in the box and save.  Everything else still works great, it's just that I no longer have the option of quickly finding artwork via MusicBee.  I loved that feature.  I've tried Googling  the answer, but nothing seems to address my issue directly.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  I guess I could delete the software outright and re-install it, but I don't want to have to go through all the customizing and importing all over again.  Thanks!

OK, thank you...Will do...Upgraded and no change...

General Discussions / MB v3.3+ Suddenly Stopped Searching For Artwork
« on: February 25, 2023, 09:12:39 PM »
Minor hassle, but when I add a new record to the database and hit search internet for the artwork nothing happens anymore.  It used to search iTunes, Gracenote, etc looking for the best artwork and now I just get a triangle with an exclamation point in saying it can't find anything.  I don't recall doing anything special or changing anything that would cause this.  I can still manually search and insert the artwork, but it was rare before.  Now I need to do it on every new entry.  I tried to Google a solution, but there wasn't much there.  My tags are embedded, but it was working so well prior that I don't even want to update the software.  Maybe I fell too far behind or something?  I don't want an update making changes to my presently used skins or layout in any way, but maybe I have to update now.  Any guidance would be appreciated.  Thanks!

General Discussions / Re: So how big is your music library?
« on: February 25, 2023, 09:05:08 PM »
Just short of 217,000 files/songs.  Works like a dream.

Questions / Quick Question On Searching...
« on: December 21, 2022, 05:50:15 PM »
First, let me say that I freaking love Music Bee.  I've been using it maybe 5 years now and it blows away ITunes or what's left of MusicMatch (Yahoo).  I like to sort by year in the upper right hand corner.  I play a Twitter game where I need to focus on a given year like 1967.  Anyway, as this year wears down we are focused on 2022.  This is first time I noticed this issue, but the same goes for 2021 and 2020.  For some reason, and yes I'm still on v3.3.7, searching on 2022/21/20 yields zero results.  Searching on 1955 through 2019 gives me what I want; a list of everything in my database that was released that year.  Even though the Y2K issue turned out to be largely a myth, I'm wondering if this is a similar issue that is solved if I upgrade to v3.5.  I ask because I've learned not to automatically update when things are working well in a given app.  I did this with Audacity recently and all heck broke loose.  I had to go find the old version to make it work again.  I don't want anything to change, including the current skin I'm using or any of my settings, if I update to v3.5.  I'm only going to do it if I can search by 2020 and upward going forward.  This issue may not have been noticed by anyone, but I was curious to see if anyone else came across this issue.  Maybe one or two of you could search my 2022 in the later versions for me and let me know if it works.  Obviously you need music released this year to make that work for the record.  Thanks in advance and Merry Christmas!

Questions / Re: Edited Song Lengths Seem To Retain Old Duration
« on: November 08, 2020, 07:10:01 PM »
Yes!  I love you.  Thank you!...

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