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MusicBee Wishlist / Queue Actions (Convert, File Organizer)
« on: October 28, 2023, 09:38:09 PM »

It would be great to have the capability to add convert/file organization action to an existing action queue.

As discussed here it seems that currently there is no way to do so.
One have to wait until the action is complete in order to create additional action.

I hope this wish can be considered positively.

Thank you!

Questions / Re: Queue Actions
« on: October 28, 2023, 09:30:10 PM »
I appreciate the workaround but in many cases I prefer to convert prior to importing to the library (but not always). Additionally, selecting files/albums in one huge list will give you a higher probability to make mistakes (for example, deselecting all by mistakenly selecting one file after hunting your selections, we've all been there ;) )

Furthermore, the workaround does not necessarily apply to the scenario if you forgot to select a file or an album etc. - you will still have to wait for the conversion to end and then hopefully remember where you stopped (as mentioned both are not an instant process).

It looks like there is no way to queue actions - I will add a request to the wish-list hopefully it will be answered.

Thank you again!

*I focus on converting but this also applies to the File Organizing tool.

Questions / Re: Queue Actions
« on: October 28, 2023, 07:20:50 PM »
Thank you phred for the reply!

Perhaps I should have been clearer about the scenario where my question applies:

If you have files in multiple folders, that are not under the same folder tree, you can't multi select them. Also, what if you realized you didn't select all files and want to add another one?

For example: you have an album in D drive and another one in E drive, both of which you wish to convert. If I go to the album in D drive and convert, you need to wait for it to finish before proceeding with E drive (this is a simplified example just to show what I mean).

As both actions that I mentioned takes time (Conversion and in some cases File Organization) it impedes the workflow because you have to wait for each of those commands to finish in order to initiate another one.

Is there any way to address that?

Questions / Queue Actions
« on: October 28, 2023, 02:12:39 PM »

I was wondering if there is a way to queue actions, specifically when dealing with Convert and the File Organizer?

As it stands, if for example I convert an album, I can't convert another one until the current "conversion action" is done - same goes for file organizing.

It would be great, and help with the workflow, if one can just queue more files to any of the aforementioned actions.

Any input will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

Questions / Re: File Organizer - anyway to show details for existing files?
« on: December 18, 2018, 06:24:39 AM »
Thank for your input frankz  :)

I guess I am old fashioned - folder based organization, not relying on the Library and Inbox features.

I'll have to look into those features and decide if to adopt them or just do what I did so far.

Thanks again!

Questions / Re: File Organizer - anyway to show details for existing files?
« on: December 17, 2018, 06:56:15 AM »
Thanks for the reply!  :)

I was so hopeful but it seems that I need to add the secondary folder to the Library in order to check them - unless I am doing something wrong.

It would be great if it was integrated within the "File Organiser".

Is there a place one can recommend a feature?

Thanks again!

Questions / File Organizer - anyway to show details for existing files?
« on: December 17, 2018, 04:53:55 AM »

I've been testing MB for quite a while now and so far this is the BEST program ever, almost everything I can think about is there - THANK YOU!

I think the File Organizer conditional presets are amazing!

I was wondering if someone know how can I show details of already existing files?

To clarify, I am going through my folders  to organize folders that I might have double ripped throughout the years.

If I already "Organized" the files and try to organize the same rip but from a different folder I get a file rename preview with suffix _1 - which indicates I already have it and should delete it OR keep it and the way I can determine that is by knowing the bitrate, length file size etc.

Is there anyway I can add columns to the File Organiser preview pane so I can actually see the aforementioned details?
If I have a 320 album organized and at one point I ripped a 192 obviously I would like to keep the 320 etc.

I admit, I might be lazy but it would be great if there is a way to just see the differences upfront without the need to close the organizer, go to the folders and check the rates (which will not keep the preset, in case I edited or created a new one).

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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