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Plugins / Re: FPCALC - digital sound analysis
« on: May 26, 2023, 02:53:15 AM »
when i try to get MB to fix many missing metatags in a new YT MP3 import, it reports error 'missing fpcalc.exe'

but, based on the above, so IS fpcalc a suitable tool for this?
can this be replaced in MB with a different tool?
is there a better tool?
Check the post here https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=28838.msg196646#msg196646 on where to download fpcalc.exe;  then put it in your main "MusicBee" folder where MusicBee.exe is.

No tools like this are perfect, nor should they be used willy-nilly on a huge batch of files at once.  Correct tagging inevitably requires manual review and editing after use of automatic methods.

If you are using the latest 3.5x version of MusicBee, you can also choose to let MB use MusicBrainz to auto-update tags (Prefs/Tags(2)/Auto-tagging), but you are safer downloading MusicBrainz Picard separately and using it manually against a few files at a time to see what it proposes to do (https://picard.musicbrainz.org/).  Also check the forum thread here: https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=16538.0 .

many thanks. fyi, i have both Picard and MusicBrainz locally, but have never really used either.

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Questions / Re: How can i DELETE Tracks: not just 'Remove'?
« on: May 25, 2023, 11:26:38 AM »
When you press Delete - you have the option to remove from playlist, or remove from playlist and delete the file. If you're not seeing this message, it's because you clicked "don't show again".



hmmm. i see that in Playing Tracks Panel, it is only a Remove, but in Music Library List panel, it gives you that choice (but no 'Dont Show Again option) ....

and it easy for me to get confused between MB, MP3Tag, and MP3 Diags,  that i am constantly switching between at the moment, to get confused  between/with the options.

ahhh. now i see ... when i just press Delete (key!) on Playing Tracks Panel, which is what i was doing, it is a Remove, not a Delete (same as if i Right-clicked)

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That seems too simple indeed:
Just order the tracks alphabetically in the now playing panel, select them all and press play?
hmm. that would suggest that there is no SORT function?

hmmm. so you can just Select All and then Play .... and it will play in that order then?

please note 2nd part of my query ... how do you turn Random/Shuffle OFF?  i can only see settings that change this ie 'how different': not turn it OFF.

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Questions / Re: How can i DELETE Tracks: not just 'Remove'?
« on: May 25, 2023, 07:43:43 AM »
Hm, you are not related to forum member chin by any chance?

your allusion eludes me

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Questions / How can i DELETE Tracks: not just 'Remove'?
« on: May 25, 2023, 06:23:00 AM »

How can i DELETE Tracks: not just 'Remove'?

it must be me, bur Removing really frustrates me - i want to get rid of the track, not have it pop-up again, resurrected. :-)

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Super simple so why can't i find it anywhere?

how can i play tracks in alpha order (or some other order eg Year)?

and in a related issue .. how do i turn Random OFF?

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Plugins / Re: FPCALC - digital sound analysis
« on: May 25, 2023, 06:17:28 AM »
given how flakey this app seems to be, is there a better app/tools to use for this, because this app & thread goes back years?

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Plugins / Re: FPCALC - digital sound analysis
« on: May 25, 2023, 06:14:13 AM »
hey, Motley, i have posted separately in MP3Tag, but ...

when i try to get MB to fix many missing metatags in a new YT MP3 import, it reports error 'missing fpcalc.exe'

but, based on the above, so IS fpcalc a suitable tool for this?
can this be replaced in MB with a different tool?
is there a better tool?

kind regards


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Tips and Tricks / Re: Search for Cover with Album Art Downloader
« on: May 24, 2023, 02:51:32 AM »
https://sourceforge.net/projects/album-art/

I thoroughly love this cover search software.

Search Preview:
https://i.gyazo.com/b77c1882d4b8e40edd887a8948f90296.png


I setup:
A toolbar button in Musicbee that, based on the selected track, searches the artist and album in Album Art Downloader






Directions:

1. Open MusicBee Preferences and select the "Tools" tab



2. add the application path (mine is C:\Program Files\AlbumArtDownloader\AlbumArt.exe) {just click the button on the right side with three dots then navigate to the exe file}

3. Make sure you set the parameters to: "<Artist>"  "<Album>"



4. click Save


---- You can stop at this point and just right click the file and use the "Send To" feature ----




If you wish to add the toolbar button as I did:

5. Right click your toolbar then "Configure Toolbar"




6. Click the plus sign to add a new button command



7. click the three dots and Set the command to the "Send To: External Application (selected file) [your #]"

Mine was #3 because Audition and MediaInfo were apps 1 and 2...



If you like my dark theme, feel free to try it (Click Here)

thanks. i got this to work; but i am a tad bemused - when you create the Toolbar Button, although i labelled button AlbumArt, how did it know to use the AlbumArt exe? because i do not actually embed the exe into that link.

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Tips and Tricks / Re: MusicBee's "hidden" features
« on: May 24, 2023, 02:30:03 AM »
Sorting Track Detail / Album and Tracks views on multiple columns
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Eg to sort tracks first by artist name, then year of release:

* Click the first column header to sort as normal
* Hold Ctrl when clicking the second and subsequent columns to sort by

MB will show a little number in the header to indicate the sorting order applied:


excellent tip. will endeavour to remember. actually, i will give it a try out shortly. thanks.

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yes!
Thank you.

but sooooo many options.

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... i must have set it before because it is saving to an outdated Folder; but i'll be blowed if i can find that setting now, despite spending a silly amount of time looking

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Questions / Re: Saving last.fm images ....
« on: May 14, 2023, 02:14:30 PM »
Please do not make us download files to see your settings or images. Upload images to a file sharing site like imgur and either provide the link here, or post a screenshot here. Info on posting screens can be found by following the link in my signature below.

as far as i am aware mediafire IS a file/media sharing site, otherwise i would not have started using for this site

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Questions / Re: Saving last.fm images ....
« on: May 14, 2023, 10:24:38 AM »
Preferences/Tags (2)/Autotagging:



so good.

let me rush off and look at this ...

please see attached

and note that my question was whetehr trhe artwork that i bieve is throwrn up by last.fm can be automatically saved

it is frustrating that last.fm is finding all these good images BUT none of them seem to be saved artwork covers

https://www.mediafire.com/file/vga6lov1rx3mcb6/mb-auto-artwork-options.png/file

https://www.mediafire.com/file/zbbgqpyzsapcbtg/mb-saving-last-fm-images.png/file

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Questions / FORUM QUERY: Best place to save Album/Track Cover Art>
« on: May 14, 2023, 06:23:18 AM »
... apart or as well as 'embedded', i have heaps of album art saved in same folder as the music tracks

as a very organised person, is it better to have a separate dedicated Folder for all Album Art?

or does that create any difficulties with apps eg Music Bee finding (or adding) Album Art?

thanks for your advice and comments

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