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Messages - Mayibongwe

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So a global search (Ctrl + F) across your whole library does not turn up any song from 'The Beatles' folder?
I'm guessing there's some active <sort tag> affecting just that particular artist (assuming the library has the songs in question, but just under a different section).

When you compare the artist folder count in your windows explorer vs what MusicBee shows, is it just this one Beatles folder that is missing?

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Plugins / Re: LyricsReloaded (Latest)
« on: May 16, 2024, 06:38:51 PM »
I assume that "no news is bad news" as far as fixing the Musixmatch script?
I briefly worked on it last weekend and there was some progress.
I just haven't had much leisure time in recent weeks to wrap it up.

And admittedly, Musixmatch did pull a number on their recent structural changes as I'm almost through an entire rerwrite of the search pattern.
I haven't had to do this for any of the other providers since I started with these.

But I'm extremely occupied this weekend as well, so will probably upload a fix sometime next week as I'm taking a couple of weeks' leave then.

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Questions / Re: Help with the year field
« on: May 16, 2024, 06:13:09 PM »
Hi there, welcome to the forum.

The year field cant handle different formats, is there a setting/extension that can fix this?
Is there a tool i can use to help me fix this.
"Fix" can mean a hundred things here. How should these <year> values look like once "fixed"?

What's the end goal here, to remove the day and month in the date stored in the <year> tag?

If all you want is a field to display just the year (4 digits), then,
create a MusicBee virtual tag with the formula:

Code
$IsMatch(<year>,"\d{4}")

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Plugins / Re: LyricsReloaded (Latest)
« on: May 08, 2024, 07:08:12 PM »
Any one tried to implement https://lrclib.net/. It has bettet sync lyric database than musicmatch.
Looks like a good find indeed.
I had a look over the weekend and it appears to be a web-based application.
So there isn't exactly a webpage hosting the lyrics that I can scrape them from.

But I do see they have a free, well-documented API. APIs are not something I'm generally familiar with.
In the future, when I'm able to afford more time to myself once again, I will look into completing the API search technique that was originally planned for this plugin.

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I don't realy have a problem with MB deleting the folder after me deleting all files in it.
That is what I would have done anyway, but I don't like that it deletes anything w/o me telling it to do it specifically.
Me, personally, I would just have been impressed that MusicBee knew what I was going to do before I even did it and called it a day.

Jokes aside, I understand why people would generally want to be notified of every automated behaviour.
But catering for all cases would just be cumbersome and unnecessary.
I feel like this is one of those which slightly fall on the need-to-know basis.

And to answer your closing question: the answer is no.

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When clicking on the Album Artist spot in the panel (that is actually displaying my formatted virtual tag), the Music Explorer is launched - and searches by the Album Artist tag.
I don't mind this behaviour, but it does not work correctly with a multiple value tag.
I'm just having a look at the above and trying to comprehend the workings of <album artist> in MusicBee and my head is spinning.
In several locations, that tag is treated/advertised as a singular tag (what I've read and understood to be its correct form according to forum posts),
and in others, it's treated/advertised as a multi-value tag (Thumbnail Browser, Tag Inspector, etc.). Which is which...

Back on topic:
I myself would vote that it defaults to the Music Explorer page of the first <album artist> value.
This is how the (multivalue) <artist> click currently works on the Track Info panel when set to point to the Music Explorer.

I can't seem to find the option to search by Album Artist in the right click menu - I swear I've read a forum topic saying it should be there! I would love to be able to do this.
It's currently not supported by the looks of it, but I see we are already in the wishlist board,
so I guess this has already been raised in the appropriate section for further discussion/consideration.

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Although I only use this function once in a blue moon for my own collection, I've got a couple of temp/test templates from other users' questions here on the forum.

So +1 to    #1    #2    #4
In case you are wondering why #3's left out.....I've never used the exceptions button as I just deal with that on an $if function - so I didn't give any thought to it.

Also, a screenshot to help visualize some of the requests above.


Edit: side note.

...and press delete, in order to remove it.
I was today years old when I learnt that you could remove a preset by using the delete key.
In the past, I have dabbled with the preset storage file in the program folder trying to remove some of these.

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Developers' Area / Add-on Icon [Bookmarked]
« on: May 04, 2024, 07:28:23 PM »
I think it would be an injustice not to have this icon on a skin or something.
Where'd you dig it up, Tony?



A Very Very Happy MusicBee user, i wish i found it a lifetime ago....  8)

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You need to give more info on what the problem is exactly.

...but i cant get a damn playlist to work. ive tried the notepad re-routing thing and i guess im to dumb or lazy to get it.
What's the problem - your MP3 player cannot recognize the playlist text files generated by MusicBee?
And you know for certain that this player supports the reading of external playlists (specifically the m3u format)?

Can it create playlists itself? When you create one from it and compare it to that of MusicBee's, what's the difference between the two?
You mentioned trying to change the file paths within the playlist...so is it a matter of the player not being able to locate the tracks that the MB playlist file paths point to?

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#1   When in the "Now Playing" section, is there a way to prevent MusicBee from going to the internet to find artist pictures when local artist pictures are present for a particular artist?
#2   I presume these images in the "Now Playing" section are coming from the internet depending on whatever is set in 'Edit Preferences > Tags (2) > artwork'?
#1   In the Now Playing tab, click on its header bar to get some customization settings.
        Then once opened, turn off the picture web retrieval options (Bing will be one of the options listed).

#2   These are album artwork/cover settings and do not affect the retrieval of artist pictures.

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Questions / Re: Question about "Music Explorer" tab
« on: May 02, 2024, 06:14:55 AM »
Can't comment on the filters, but on the following:

there's no "All Artists" thumbnail in the Music Explorer tab
is it a normal thing ?
Yes, it makes sense for it not to be there.
The Music Explorer is a special view that allows you to view the whole library from only one artist's perspective at a time.

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Skins / Re: replacing the "No stars" symbol by another
« on: April 27, 2024, 07:35:11 PM »
Sorry, I should have been more specific.
zzz represents a base64 image, or a file path to the icon if you are compiling the skin.

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Questions / Re: Music Bee saving synced lyrics wrong
« on: April 27, 2024, 06:46:21 AM »
Yeah, this is an old foe of mine as well.
I would suggest you go down the external .lrc file route like I did - assuming your mobile player supports that:
https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=35906.0

Nice to see a screenshot featuring a track from Alan Walker's best album - peak EDM era.

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MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Playlist Autoremove option.
« on: April 27, 2024, 06:33:18 AM »
What are your comments on BoringName's suggestion?

One issue is it will include songs where you may have just changed a tag and not the file format.
This can be avoided by setting up the autoPlaylist's source files to point to aktor's staticPlaylist rather than the whole library.

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