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untick "show tracks for the selected album" and then tick "show tracks when the album picture is double clicked"
Thanks Steven,

Found it and finally solved the problem. It may be beneficial for other members to be aware the option "show tracks when album picture is double clicked" is invisible until "show tracks for selected album" is deselected. A simple control to access if you are aware it's there, but difficult to find when it's completely hidden from view.


Thanks for the info Steven!

Forgive my ignorance, for he life of me I cannot find those settings -where are they located please?


Thanks for the suggestion johnmillsjr,

I've checked that but unfortunately this is not the source of the problem. The play button is visible on the album art, but clicking anywhere on the artwork opens track view and immediately begins to play track 1.



Hello everyone,

It's been quite some time since I last posted, but still enjoying this wonderful music player! After a recent version upgrade, I've been unable to find the command which prevents auto play when clicking on an album cover. My previous set up allowed me to see tracks when an album cover is single clicked, without automatically starting play on the first track. In this way I could continue listening to one album whilst perusing tracks on others. Hoping some fine learned member or two can assist me with this query.



Questions / Re: Older Portable Version / Left to Right Swipe
« on: June 09, 2016, 09:50:04 PM »
Thanks a million Steven!

Happy Days are here again!



Questions / Older Portable Version / Left to Right Swipe
« on: June 06, 2016, 11:37:20 PM »
Hello there!

Just wondering where I can download the last portable 2.5 version. Never received a response to my previous post, will a left to right main panel navigation ever be implemented for touch screen monitors/music server?



Questions / Left/Right Swipe Navigation Touchscreen Monitor
« on: March 31, 2016, 02:42:51 AM »
Just wondering if there is a setting within Music Bee for Main Panel that will allow left/right navigation (as opposed to up/down) of my artwork? I have a new ASUS PC based touch screen monitor, and it sure would be nice to swipe left right instead of up/down.


Questions / Re: Disable Scan on Startup
« on: March 05, 2016, 02:59:52 AM »
Thanks Redwing.

The check-box  "On startup check for updated or missing files" was already deselected, so disabling monitored folders solved the problem.



Questions / Disable Scan on Startup
« on: March 01, 2016, 05:32:36 AM »
Have been using Music Bee for several years now and still think it's awesome software.

I'm wondering however if there is a way to disable scanning for new files on startup -I have always had the problem of stuttering output while MB scans my rather large library of 10 TB -every time I start MB I must wait quite some time before I can play any music uninterrupted. I have of course increased the buffer size. It would be nice if MB could scan for new files only when I have added something to my library, and only when I want it to.



Hello Again,

Well after a bit of trial and error  I'll answer my own question here -audio settings for remote and host computers are available in a drop down "options" tab right on the main Remote Desktop Screen ....... Daaaaaaaah!

Switched setting from "Play on This computer" to "Play on Host computer" and problem solved; hope this info might be useful to others at some future point in time.



Hello everyone!

It's been a while since I last logged in to the forum ...... have been using and enjoying MB without a hitch for a long time, and couldn't be happier!

Recently purchased a small computer running Windows 8.1 -Had Music Bee installed, up and running in no time! I've selected an external high end USB DAC as an audio output, and this works superbly until I try to access Music Bee using Remote Desktop on my laptop -once logged in output stops completely, my USB DAC disappears from the list of audio devices under the player tab, and the only connect option is "Remote" which outputs MB via Remote Desktop to my laptop. I was hoping to be able to use Remote Desktop to control MB, but still output the audio to the USB DAC on the smaller stationary computer ....... kind of like an Apple airplay function. Does anyone have an idea if there are settings within Windows or MB that will continue to give me a full list of Connected Audio Devices even when I am connected via Remote Desktop?

Cheers and thanks in advance!


Plugins / Re: UPnP/ DLNA device support
« on: December 01, 2014, 03:43:19 AM »
This plugin works perfectly on my Pioneer Elite Pro Plasma Television -awesome!

Questions / Re: Using MusicBee stream over home network via WiFi
« on: August 23, 2014, 06:59:14 AM »
Hello Jaycee52,

You could purchase Eric Milles's AirPlay plugin for ten bucks and continue streaming to your Apple TV box -this arrangement worked flawlessly for me -here is a link to the product:



Questions / Output MB to Network DAC Update!
« on: December 16, 2013, 06:09:15 AM »
Hello again everyone!

A follow up report to my previous post regarding a "Network DAC". After some trial and error I believe I have discovered an alternate and superior method of adding an audiophile quality DAC to a hardwired or wireless network. The limitation of the former Apple Airplay / Optical / DAC setup is Airplay's inherent limited 44.1 kHz 16-Bit Standard CD quality resolution -my Meridian DAC and many others are capable of resolving much higher resolution rates and bit-depths; the difference in sound quality on a good Hi-Fi system being quite significant.

There exist a multitude of so called "USB Server" devices on the market, all of which theoretically extend a USB input on your computer to a small box with a LAN Ethernet Port. Most of these were designed to add a USB printer or scanner to a network. Unfortunately, the vast majority of these interfaces do not have sufficient processors to support Asynchronous or even Isochronous communications with a USB DAC or Sound Card, but the few that do could theoretically be used to connect a higher end external D/A convertor to a LAN. Through some online research and a little trial and error, I have discovered a number of products manufactured by Silex Technology ( may have this capability. Since these are premium priced interfaces and I'm still in the experimental phase of my research, I looked for more budget minded products. I tried several Chinese made "USB Device Servers" which claimed to work with sound cards ...... one would not work at all, the other worked intermittently; both I deemed a failure. Then I read that Silex software was known to recognize and connect with a Japanese manufactured device made for a few years by Belkin, the F5L009 "Network USB Hub" ( As Silex builds a number of "drop in" USB Server boards to allow various manufacturers to incorporate in their design, it wasn't a far stretch to imagine Belkin utilizing this technology in their product, and the fact that Silex software detects them on a network, is an indication the products have something in common.  I picked one up for peanuts on eBay, downloaded the latest software and drivers from the net and Viola! It works like a charm! Ah ...... but there is a catch in regards to using my Meridian Director DAC, and more than likely any other DAC which is not UPNP and requires proprietary drivers for their device (I am still researching and experimenting on this point); please read on:

I have a wonderful little USB DAC / Headphone amp made in South Korea by Gyrocom / Audiotrak called the Pridigy Cube ( -it is built with many audiophile quality components and capable of 24Bit/96 kHz resolution. It is a plug n play device with it's own built in drivers, has standard 1/4 " + 3.5mm  headphone out jacks with an Alps volume control, one pair Standard RCA Analogue outputs, one digital coaxial output and one Toslink Optical Digital Output -all to be had brand new with priority shipping direct from the manufacturer for less than $100.00. On it's own it is a mighty fine DAC, and once plugged into my wired / wireless network via LAN cable and Belkin USB Network Hub, works flawlessly running wireless from Music Bee on my laptop, playing high resolution files including 24 bit HDCD. I also ran a few 24-Bit/96kHz files without a hitch. This arrangement offers much better sound quality than the Apple Airplay setup, and the Prodigy DAC is available to any computer on my network.

Now to my Meridian Director DAC -unfortunately, this premium priced DAC will not run directly from the Belkin Network USB Hub -the root cause of this is still under investigation, but I suspect that the Meridian being an Asynchronous device utilizing it's own internal clock to minimize jitter on a USB link, requires a USB Server with a more powerful processor than the 5 year old, long discontinued Belkin USB Hub. Silex Technology does manufacture a device which they claim is compatible with Asynchronous USB devices and sound cards .... I have yet to try one in my system. For the time being I have found a work around which functions equally well -taking the optical output from the Audiotrak Prodigy DAC, and feeding it into the Meridian Director DAC ...... this works and sounds fantastic, with no further financial investment required!

One last detail however - the inability to bypass Windows sound drivers and use Wasapi and Asio drivers for either of the above mentioned DACs while connected as a network device -selecting them from the drop down list of devices and drivers in MB player's settings, result in immediate blue screen errors on both Windows Vista and 7 64-Bit the moment the next file is played. This is not a problem specific to Music Bee, as attempts with other Music Players including native Windows Media Player result in the same tragic crash of the OS. I suspect this is an issue that someone with a little more knowledge of windows protocols might be able to solve -any thoughts or suggestions regarding this would be greatly appreciated. For the time being I will have to continue to use the Direct Sound Output / Primary Sound Driver option which despite it's shortcomings, is 100 % stable and still sounds great on my system. The premium priced Silex Technology device ( )  may also offer a solution to this problem -will keep you posted on that as one is on it's way to me now. This detail will be the final challenge in the pursuit of a high resolution "Network DAC" that can offer the best of all worlds and run with direct connect audio drivers.

In conclusion I think it is safe to say that a Universal High-End Networked DAC is no longer a "dream of unicorns" as members of another audio forum have coined the expression ..... this dream is very much alive and real. Hope other members and guests of this forum will find this information useful.


Questions / Results: Output MB to Network DAC?
« on: November 13, 2013, 07:34:24 AM »
Thanks Ricky for the inspiration.

A preliminary report in regards to streaming digital audio via MB over wireless network to a high quality DAC

Music Bee on Sony Vaio Laptop running Vista 64-Bit OS - built in wireless connection to Local Wi-Fi Network
Eric Milles's Airplay Plug-in for MB
Apple TV 3rd Generation Networked (Ethernet Cable to Router)
Standard Wireless N Router
Music Library located on Networked Synology NAS (Ethernet Cable to Router)
Meridian Director DAC Connected to Apple TV via Toslink Optical Digital Out
Preamp Analogue Audio Out from Meridian DAC to Audio Note Hi-Fi System

This arrangement of gear was stable, glitch and stutter free streaming bi-directional Wi-Fi
(Synology NAS /Wireless Router / Wi-Fi to Laptop, Laptop Airplay / Wi-Fi to Wireless Router / Apple TV

Music Files used for listening tests were ripped from CD to Standard 44.1 kHz 16-Bit Flac format.
Airplay technology is restricted to Standard CD Quality 44.1 kHz 16-bit - higher resolutions are not possible over Airplay

Sound Quality? Initial audition revealed dynamic and clear audio, with a reasonably good sound stage, depth and detail; quite pleasant to listen to, with no long term fatigue.

For comparison sake I switched to the USB input of the Meridian DAC and a hard-wire cable direct to the laptop USB digital output (configured in MB Player settings), again at 44.1 kHz 16-Bit Resolution; the improvement in sound quality was quite noticeable, significantly more detailed, airy, and a sound stage with far greater width and depth.

I suspect this is primarily due to the technical nature of the Apple TV Box, which up-scales all digital audio data to 48 kHz, no doubt creating undesirable artifacts that degrade sound quality. If I understand correctly, Apple Airport Express, the audio only equivalent to Apple TV, processes digital audio bit-for-bit at 44.1 kHz with no up-scaling to 48 K, so perhaps this arrangement might yield better results. I will try to get my hands on one and report back.

Alas, Airplay in it's present form however is restricted to a maximum resolution of 44.1 kHz 16-Bit, which will fall short of many an audiophile's hopes and dreams. Hopefully new technology is just around the corner to address this shortcoming.

The good news for now though, is that it is possible to stream audiophile quality audio from MB over a wireless connection to my Hi-Fi system, freeing myself of a tethered cord for all but the most critical of listening sessions, in which case I would stow the laptop, fire up my Audio Note CD player, spin some vinyl, crack open a wobbly-pop, and enjoy.

Thanks again Ricky and Eric for your ideas and technology, and kudos to Steven for MB and this forum.

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