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try /QueueLast (or /QueueNext) instead of /Play

The original poster is confused.  I reproduced the pause issue with my currently playing music.  MusicBee will pause when command-line parameters are passed for files that do not exist.

For a table top roleplay game, it makes sense to instantly change music.  I am not sure this individual really wants to add playlists to queues, but this really is not clear from what was written.

If I export the playlist to an m3u file and associate m3u files with musicbee then double clicking on it, or triggering it from a hotkey, starts the playlist playing. Unfortunately, it immediately stops the current track (there's no blend between the playlists like when I click on the playlist in the muscibee UI) and it plays the tracks in order.

Running any shortcut or batch file in the format  "C:\Program Files (x86)\MusicBee\MusicBee.exe" /Play C:\Playlists\playlist1.m3u immediately pauses the music.

Thanks anyway.

The reason the music is getting paused is that I gave you an example of how to do it.  Do not use this exact text.  You must change it to match your playlist file that you exported.  MusicBee is pausing, because you are passing a playlist that does not exist on your C: drive.  That is an error, and it is simply stopping your current playback based on that error.  MusicBee is not reporting this error to you, but it is simply pausing your current playback.

What you must do is find the name of the playlist file that you exported.  Replace "C:\Playlists\playlist1.m3u" (that does not exist on your computer) with the full path and location of your exported playlist.

This is working correctly, but you need to make changes I noted above.

you can just set a hotkey  in the right click properties menu  of shortcut no tools needed

This could be done, but AutoHotKey is more robust, flexible, and powerful.  It's also 100% free.

If I were you, I would find a tool that allows you to setup global hotkeys that then allow for a customized program to launch with parameters.  I am sure there is one out there.

Save all your individual playlists to external files.  After this, create hotkeys for each playlist using keyboard shortcuts.  Your commands would look like this:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\MusicBee\MusicBee.exe" /Play C:\Playlists\playlist1.m3u

When this command gets executed, MusicBee will add only this playlist to it's playing queue and remove everything else that was there.  This will do what you need.  You simply have to find a tool that allows for keyboard shortcut creation.  There's probably bunches out there that will do this.

Questions / Re: New User Question
« on: May 21, 2020, 12:53:01 PM »
I am assuming that you already added your music files to the MusicBee library.  If you did not yet do this, you may do it using this menu item:

Once your music is in your library, you may use the hidden left panel to switch feature and content views.  Simply move your mouse cursor to the left edge of the screen until it appears:

You may use this to switch to many, but not all, feature views.  The other features are accessible through the menus.

Questions / Re: "Bitperfect" output settings
« on: May 21, 2020, 11:40:48 AM »
There were past reports that both fading and cross-fading force a resample by MusicBee.  I am not sure if this was changed in the latest version, but I keep these disabled anyway.

These settings appear to do it for me:

Questions / Re: Playback Gets Interrupted At Times
« on: May 14, 2020, 05:06:01 PM »
Thanks for the thought.

Here is the report from this tool:

Questions / Re: Playback Gets Interrupted At Times
« on: May 13, 2020, 02:57:21 PM »
I just installed an update to Visual Studio Enterprise minutes ago while MusicBee was playing as it usually does.  During the installation of the update, playback of music was briefly interrupted during the start of the installation.  This is one example that just happened, but it also happens with other installs.  My media content is stored on my NAS, but the particular file is 100% loaded into memory as previously stated.

Perhaps it applies to installation of some/all .net applications?

Questions / Re: Playback Gets Interrupted At Times
« on: May 02, 2020, 07:02:48 PM »
I run MusicBee all day and use my computer while it is running.

I launch a setup program of something I downloaded, and playback breaks up shortly after launching it.  Right after this initial playback break-up, the install functions and playback then continues.

I am questioning this, because the entire file being played back is 100% in memory.  I have 16 cores providing 32 independent execution threads.

The playback break-up does not make sense to me.

Questions / Playback Gets Interrupted At Times
« on: May 02, 2020, 05:40:13 PM »
Under Windows 10, I find that MusicBee playback often gets interrupted and breaks up under some scenarios.  This frequently happens when I execute another installation.  There is no high disk activity, and my workstation has plenty of CPU cores and memory to handle all processing loads.  I am puzzled why an installation could interrupt audio playback.

I can find exact installers that reproduce this issue, if needed.  It seems to happen with many, if not all.

I am currently running version 3.3.7411.

Questions / Re: Can't View NAS Drives
« on: May 01, 2020, 04:27:40 PM »
Just an FYI that I use MusicBee with my NAS that accesses it using UNC network paths only.  I never map drives, and I simply do not use software that requires mapping of drives.

The original poster stated using Synology NAS.  I never used one of these, but I would suspect a Windows networking compatibility issue of some sort.  I wonder it an update or a change of settings may help.

For your particular scenario, the easiest way to quickly do what you are looking for involves exporting your existing playlist to an external file, modifying your file using an editor, clearing all tracks from your existing playlist with the order you wish to change, and finally dragging and dropping file you edited with correct order back into the empty playlist.

This will do exactly what you are looking for.  It just involves these additional steps as well as editing your desired order in another tool.  One warning I will give you now though-- I would suggest avoiding XSPF playlist format for now.  MusicBee has compliance issues that I did submit a bug report for.  This issue is still present in the latest version.  XML editors will show errors based on the content of the XSPF document depending upon your media file directories.

Try this out.  It worked for me.  If you need guidance on how to do any of these steps, I will add some screenshots.

Questions / Re: Find and Replace
« on: April 24, 2020, 02:56:16 PM »
This seems promising but privileged

If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks just like a nail  ;)

Questions / Re: Find and Replace
« on: April 24, 2020, 01:47:45 AM »
You're going to have to find other tools to fix this.

I often run into similar issues with FLAC downloads from  They name individual files oddly, and I always have to rename all tracks with every download.  I am a licensed user of Directory Opus, and it handles batch renaming of similar files quickly and easily.  I am sure there are other tools that will do that too.

Once all the file names match the track titles as closely as possible, I then use my batch tag editor to set the tags per the file's path and name.  Once that is done, my work is 95% complete.

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