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Bug Reports / Re: Save to Folder path under CD RIP settings not working
« on: September 15, 2023, 03:59:08 PM »
Guess I'm rusty with the program.

Bug Reports / Re: Save to Folder path under CD RIP settings not working
« on: September 15, 2023, 03:38:55 AM »

The orange circle says, path does not exist. Which is true, and previously MB would just create it, now it clears out the drive path, leaves the <>'s and fails.

Bug Reports / Re: Save to Folder path under CD RIP settings not working
« on: September 15, 2023, 03:30:11 AM »
When I go and select the folder manually and add the path identifiers after, MB blanks out the path and just leaves what you see. If I replace the entire path with the actual path, the error still persists. Unable to write directory. So, yes, the path would seem to be being changed by the program itself, but the syntax that worked previous, no longer works.

Bug Reports / Re: Save to Folder path under CD RIP settings not working
« on: September 14, 2023, 09:00:23 PM »

Save to folder syntax that use to work is currently in there.

Bug Reports / Save to Folder path under CD RIP settings not working
« on: September 14, 2023, 02:17:10 AM »
When using the path identifiers to RIP a new CD, Music Bee no longer creates a new folder for the incoming CD they way it use to.
for example,


use to work, now I get an error saying:
encoding failed: the filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

is that not the correct syntax above?

Questions / Re: Edit Screen
« on: December 22, 2022, 05:31:42 PM »
Ya, this is a bug. Just found it; the screen got hidden behind another screen and then lost on my multiple monitors. Kinda annoying. I suspected this and was looking for a reset to default options, or something like that, but couldn't find it, other than starting over on my library, which I didn't want to do. Maybe pass that along to the developers.

Questions / Re: Edit Screen
« on: December 22, 2022, 05:20:33 PM »
Ya, I don't know enough about this program to have changed anything. Just after I rebuilt my server and loaded this, the stuff is all changed and edit it no longer possible.

Questions / Album / Album and Tracks
« on: December 22, 2022, 04:21:40 PM »
Why does selecting Album and Tracks for display create multiple listings of the same album with tracks all dispersed but if you go to just Album, then the whole set of tracks is withing the album. I want to see an Album with all the tracks listed beside them, not a whole bunch of albums that I have to hunt around for to find missing tracks etc. Wrong setting somewhere?

Questions / Re: Edit Screen
« on: December 22, 2022, 04:18:23 PM »
well, not sure why that is the hotkey, but it is. If I right click on a album and select edit nothing comes up. It use to bring up all the tags; I look around to fix it and nodda.
What has happened, why can't I edit an album anymore?

Questions / Edit Screen
« on: December 21, 2022, 12:38:42 AM »
F1 or right click and edit brings up nothing? why?

General Discussions / Re: Artist vs. Album Artist
« on: December 15, 2021, 07:41:57 PM »
I would give you both a thumbs up for your responses if I knew how to do that ;) Needless to say, thanks. So, I will have to decide on if I want to add tags, etc., and will have to relook at music brainz.

General Discussions / Artist vs. Album Artist
« on: December 15, 2021, 06:03:45 PM »
Are there industry standards for hierarchy in selecting which performer is considered Artist vs. the Album Artist and how does it shift in accordance to genre?

For example, if we were talking about Beethoven's Violin Concerto, who is considered the Artist in this album (real album) where the performers are:?
Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
Soloist: Itzhak Perlman
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra

It literally could be considered any one of these and I often have to do a search on any of these performing tags to find stuff. So, I'm wondering if there is an industry standard here? And how does that intertwine with like Pop. If you go over to like a Michael Jackson cd, they you pretty much don't need any of those tags. You can consider him all of the above, unless you go dig deep and find the track composer, if his band backup has as ensemble name and doubtfully uses a conductor, which are rarely listed on the cd in the first place. But, even in that case, is Jackson considered the 'artist' or the 'album artist', or both?

The reason I ask is that, if artist and album artist are not done consistently, then sorting on them has no significance. For example, often a classical music CD will have two major works on it, say, a Brahms symphony and a Dvorak symphony. So, now, if you set the artist to the composer, then a search (sort) will bring up a piece that is labeled incorrectly 1 of the two times, but if you label the artist at the conductor, then both those two symphonies are not searchable (through sort), basically. Therein lies the difficulty. 

(side note - does the forum have a way to see when a specific thread has a response?)

Questions / TAGS(2)
« on: December 15, 2021, 05:46:26 PM »
Is the only way to reach these through edit and by clicking on the Tags (2) tab? Sounds like a silly question, but I am trying to streamline manual data input, and the more tabs I have to click, the longer it takes. I only need a couple additional tags for orchestra and soloist and would love to be able to force them to show up on the Tags tab, but I am assuming that Tags (2) are additional tags added by Music Bee, so that is not appropriate?

Also, can Tags (2) be defined textually for what they refer to, or is it just custom1, etc? In other words, can you label custom1 to 'orchestra', etc.?

General Discussions / Re: Classical Music Audiophiles sorting strategies?
« on: December 15, 2021, 12:21:45 AM »

General Discussions / Re: Classical Music Audiophiles sorting strategies?
« on: December 14, 2021, 07:20:52 PM »
So, I apologize for this thread getting off the original topic, but being that I am getting a response I will continue.

A music manager program is exactly what I am looking for, that can play. And my reticence comes from not wanting to manually input 10,000 cd's more than once. Reason I have put this off for so long.
So, last night I went and looked up all the music managers again and came back to my original conclusion, again, that this is the best program. MediaMonkey gets close but falls down in sorting. Picard is an absolute no go, that has data being input by too many users and their systems will be different. I catalogue my items based on the basic system the University of Illinois music library uses. It's consistent and one of the largest libraries in the country (4th I believe).

I even reinstalled 7 of the top 10 list last night and again came to this conclusion. I am also not a neophyte with computer, just this program. But, thanks for the explanation on the documentation; that makes sense. The developer should monitize this, imo, but documenting source code is always the challenge, not to mention support.

I will go with the portable install and see where that lands me, then start rebuilding my library again before I get back to the questions I proposed in this thread.

Music Bee has the best interface and flexibility I can see (in fact, maybe too much flexibility).

I swear the big software companies ignore making a really fully functional music management program because they just either don't know much about then or think they won't make them much money. Classical music in particular is where they all fall down and they laughingly think that the artist is the only person responsible for the music that is being sold, whoever that artist is (most of the time they can't decide that either.).

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