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Plugins / Re: LyricsReloaded (Latest)
« on: June 03, 2023, 01:40:06 PM »
Tried my hand at some regex;  replacing the "Variables" section of the posted yml with the following fixes the search problem I described above:
Love to hear it!
My test pool must not have been wide enough.
I will add it to the optional providers zip when I log on to my pc later on.

MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Start/end position only in playlists
« on: June 02, 2023, 08:59:31 PM »
Here to offer what I hope would be an alternative should this wish remain unfulfilled.

Idk much about ASX files - just the bits I've come across on the forum - but they sound like they could be used to achieve what you want.

I'm thinking...if they are pointers/duplicates of sorts that get treated as if they were their own file,
then maybe you could add them to your playlists and trim them instead of the originals?

Search around the forum and see if they sound like a possible workaround.
If you're lucky, perhaps someone more knowledgeable will jump up and mention right way if the proposed workaround makes sense
or is even possible to begin with, before I lead you on a wild goose chase.

Plugins / Re: LyricsReloaded (Latest)
« on: June 02, 2023, 08:23:22 PM »
...but had encountered a regex hurdle that I plan to re-tackle this coming Friday.
For some reason, I can't get my head around this minor snag. For now, we'll have to work with the below:
It should be good enough as is, but you'll let me know of any edge cases from your side that need fine-tuning.

name: Bandcamp
loader: static

        type: artist
        - lowercase
        - [regex, '\s', '-']
        type: title
        filters: artist

    url: "https://{artist}{title}"
    pattern: ['<meta.*?\d{4}.*?(?<lyrics>\w.*?)">', 's']

- utf8_encode
- entity_decode

Questions / Re: Making a "new" album from an existing one
« on: May 31, 2023, 06:29:11 AM »
It depends on how you're deleting those albums.

One form of 'delete' retains/preserves the library data and the other removes it completely.

So, if you compressed your library after deleting the album(s) as mentioned in the linked thread,
That would most likely result in the whole album being classified as new or recent.

Plugins / Re: LyricsReloaded (Latest)
« on: May 31, 2023, 06:13:39 AM »
Hey sveakul,

I did have a look over the weekend and it's definitely possible adding it as a provider.
I'd already began working on it, but had encountered a regex hurdle that I plan to re-tackle this coming Friday.

Will keep you posted👍

Ahhhhh! I see what you mean...

You are absolutely correct.
What's suggested here could function in the same breath as the "sort as" feature.
In the preferences setting, MusicBee already maintains some list of sort as values there, and it automatically writes them to tracks that matches the criteria.

I also don't see myself having to use something like this in the near future (if ever).
I don't think I have any useful information that I'd ever want shared uniformly across tracks from the same artist.

With that said, I also do see some potential in such a feature evolving into something that a number of people would appreciate the existence of.
So, if someday I ever felt like taking on the exercise or project, this is how I'd offer it (as a plugin):

If such an offline* database was going to be maintained manually,
Then I wouldn't see how it would have been more advantageous over a process where you would save that value to one of the artist's tracks.
And then applied some plugin-defined command to write (or append) that one track's tag to the same tag on the other artist's tracks.

*existing outside of MusicBee or the music files
The AT&RT plugin sounds like it could already do the process I described though

Questions / Re: Copy vs Move behaviour
« on: May 25, 2023, 05:28:20 PM »
As per the piece of info linked here and on another thread that I can't find at the moment:

MusicBee follows Windows's standard behaviour for moving files within or across different drives.
I could be wrong but I seriously doubt there's a setting anywhere in MusicBee that will do what you want.

Was about to post the above when I got notified of a reply - I'm gonna post that anyway.

you can tweak this behavior with Winaero Tweaker
Will MusicBee also conform to that tweaked behaviour?
It's not something I've tried, but my initial expectation would have been that MusicBee's behaviour for the above would be independent of any tweaks done to the OS itself.

Virtual tags can manipulate just about every shred of information located in your music files.
So, assuming that the database you mentioned is actually referring to some "year artist" tag stored within your track files:
The virtual tag formula should be something as simple as:

$Sub(<year release song>,<year artist>) whatever tag names reference the info you require

Questions / Re: Edit VIEWED format of tags?
« on: May 25, 2023, 04:55:28 PM »
Yeah, there is.

MusicBee's virtual tags were designed exactly for this purpose.
You'll find these two links helpful. Shout if you're stuck:

Questions / Re: Can MB 3.5 sort/group multi-disc tracs vertically?
« on: May 20, 2023, 06:35:24 PM »
In case Mayibongwe does not find any other solution, I will follow your suggestion to create a wishlist item. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be much hope in that case.
Sorry, try the wishlist champ.
You must really like the old look if you still haven't managed to get used to the new behaviour after all this time...

Questions / Re: Any Way To Resize Album Covers??
« on: May 20, 2023, 12:26:09 PM »
This can't be done within MB.
While there isn't any straightforward way to do it within MusicBee, it definitely can be done through a process which involves syncing.
One would need to perform a sync to their mobile device or some pc folder using virtual devices (I'm not too familiar with how they work but there are explanations on the forum).

A sync is required in order to access the option resize artwork to...
After the syncing, all that would be left is to overwrite the original files with the new ones containing the resized artwork.

I did explain it a while ago here. The use case is a little different to yours but the idea is still the same.

phred's method and The Incredible Boom Boom's that is mentioned on the linked thread is probably less of a headache though.
Just wanted to make it known that MusicBee does have a resize option - perhaps it can be split into one that doesn't involve a sync?

Questions / Re: Plugins
« on: May 20, 2023, 11:49:21 AM »
after uninstalling and reinstallingi got most of the plugins to work besides dsp plugins and 3dbee. 3dbee always  comes back with error 
"System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Index was out of range. Must be non-negative and less than the size of the collection."
dsp plugins disappear when moved to the appropriate plugins folder in x86   
Adding on to say, this is the point where you then have to direct the errors to the specific plugin threads if you have any hopes of getting them to work.

Is it possible to add more sources to Musicbee when search for album covers??
Don't think I saw a mention of "yes, it is possible through plugins" - whether those plugins exist or not atm is another story though.
What other sources in addition to MusicBee's built-in providers did you have in mind that also have the image resolution you specified?

Questions / Re: File deletion behavior
« on: May 20, 2023, 11:32:28 AM »
I can only assume the behaviour is intended, and speaking for myself, it really sounds ideal.

Deleting a track from the library only (whether intentional or accidental):

it sounds good knowing MusicBee is able to preserve that old data and continue where it left off if one were to add it back.
So, at the moment, there are options for both users - one who'd want to the data back later on and the other who'd want it permanently gone from MusicBee.
The suggestion would take away the first option without affecting the other anyhow.

On the flip side, deleting a track from both the library and the computer:

It makes sense that the data is automatically deleted since the track is basically "gone forever".

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