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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: June 23, 2014, 12:56:34 AM »
We go overseas every year for 7 weeks and I take a laptop with me to be able to play my music as well as internet etc. while we're traveling, that's why I need to have it standalone. I'll try a clean install of MB later today and follow Bee-lievers posted checklist from a few months ago.

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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: June 22, 2014, 03:00:26 PM »
Still the same, as soon as I try to open any playlist, the problems start. Is there anywhere I can download a full 2.4.5270 version and start afresh. I should be able to just copy my playlists from the MB folder on another PC and they work! I don't know what I could be doing wrong, I had so much trouble trying to get it to work on the second PC, and now going through it again, great program but its wearing me out.

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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: June 22, 2014, 02:33:22 PM »
Thanks, I'll try that

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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: June 22, 2014, 02:03:39 PM »
I'm running the same MP3 folder and playlist folder on each PC. The playlist folder works fine on the second PC regardless if I copy and paste it or sync it using AJC, the only difference on the notepad is that the MP3 folder is on the sd card and the playlist folder is on the C drive. But if that was the problem, why is at least 50% of each playlist correct, to me it should be all or nothing, it doesn't make sense.

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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: June 22, 2014, 01:57:28 PM »
I'm running version 2.4.5227

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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: June 22, 2014, 01:51:37 PM »
Successfully running MB on second computer for a while now. Just recently bought an Asus tablet running windows 8.1. After much trial and error have got MB working with all my files and artwork showing under music, but trying to get playlists working is another story. Due to the Asus only being 64g, I bought a 64gb sd card and transferred all my music files onto that. The MB folder that contains app data and the playlist folder is on C drive (the card is D drive). The playlists show up, but a percentage of the files in each playlist (15 playlists) have the blue exclamation mark next to them. Also, every time I try to open a playlist, I have to tap it several times, and then it takes a couple of minutes for the playlist to open. Also trying to open or scroll through a playlist just opened can cause ghost screen and the message that the program is not responding, do you want to close or wait. There's something not right somewhere but I just can't find it.

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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: April 25, 2014, 01:50:03 PM »
Ticked show hidden files and went through all my library sub folders and deleted the thousands of files that windows had created while using media player, plus some not hidden. Not needed after using MB to imbed all info and album art. No harm leaving them there, but did create some extra space. Also noticed that when I would copy files to my MP3 player, all the hidden files where going as well, definitely don't need them there.
Another hiccup I've picked up is that when I imported my windows media player playlists into MB, (every music file I have is in at least one playlist), nearly 500 individual songs out of 4350 didn't show up in the various playlists. Extensive cross checking has identified the missing songs.

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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: March 29, 2014, 07:09:26 AM »
Have started adding new files to existing sub folders and also adding new subfolders ( I have a subfolder for each artist) to my music library folder.
Used AJC Sync to synchronise My Music folder and MB playlists folder from 1st PC to 2nd PC. Works perfectly.

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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: March 24, 2014, 01:06:42 PM »
Both librarys the same now. I started to try and compare MB libraries on both PC screens to find the final missing 13, then had a brainwave and ran manage duplicates on 1st PC, even though there should've been no duplicates, it found 13!
So, dragging the library folder into the inbox was more successful in replacing missing files than rescanning both 1st and 2nd PC library folders over and over. There's still 5 missing files in playlists, but out of 4279, that's not bad, they'll be easy to find another day.
Next step now is to add new files to library in 1st PC and then synch folder and playlists to 2nd PC.

To be advised  :)

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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: March 24, 2014, 08:56:06 AM »
Bee-liever, just read your post on restarting from scratch, great, that will come in handy when installing MB on laptop and media center. I've been getting bits of info from posts, wicki and google, trying to understand them and tie them all in. What you've posted is exactly what I can follow and understand, well done.

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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: March 24, 2014, 08:47:26 AM »
Just achieved a bit of a breakthrough. After dragging 2 missing files into the MB inbox and then adding to the library, I tried dragging the entire MP3 music library folder into MB inbox. Then selected all and added to library, then ran manage duplicates. Now have only 13 missing!

I do take my laptop overseas once a year for a few months so it would be good to have MB standalone on that.
Also I have all my music on a NAS drive connected to a media center inside the house, so as I don't have to have my main PC in the office, which is detached from the house and has the modem/router connected to it, running when I want to listen to it.
How I work all this, is that I add and organise all music through my main office computer, (easiest and fastest and I don't disturb anyone) then I synch it when I've made enough changes, to the laptop and media center.
I also have another PC in my office that I just use for downloading, burning, video editing etc, and connected to an amp and speakers for a bit of volume when I need it in the office or outside, it also has a turntable attached. That accessed the windows media player library through the network.

So you can see I've made it hard for myself by deciding to ditch MS MP and go for MB.
I think I'll persevere with individual installations on each PC and go with the synch program. It'll probably take a while, but should get easier with each one.

I really appreciate everyone's comments and suggestions, you've definitely helped. I'll keep posting as I go along if that's not a problem in the forum, hopefully it might help someone else out there trying the same thing.

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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: March 24, 2014, 07:18:46 AM »
I don't want to start from scratch unless I have to. I just did another rescan/add files, this time I pointed MB to the MP3 library folder on 1st PC instead of the library folder on 2nd PC. It picked up another 136 files, still 417 short after removing duplicates. I agree with what you're saying about looking very closely at whats going on, which is what I'm doing, but it doesn't make sense that every time I rescan the library folder I get different results, and now after rescanning the original folder on 1st PC I get an extra 136 files, I haven't changed anything. I think I might have to add the remaining 417 by hand, and then start slowly adding more files to my library folder in 1st PC and take it from there.
What's your opinion on running MB on multiple PC's, set MB up individually on each PC and use a synch program to update all folders, or have MB access a central folder on 1st PC. I definitely only need to run MB one at a time.

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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: March 24, 2014, 05:53:59 AM »
If scampbll or anyone else reads this,

"This will only work if only ONE copy of MB is running at a time, otherwise you risk corrupting the library files.  Tags and such will be synced with each restart as long as they're saved in the files.  However, having a central playlist folder is probably a good idea, else you'll have to make changes independently on each machine.  [Edit: Ha, I see this is redundant]"

What is actually redundant?

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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: March 24, 2014, 05:48:56 AM »
Discovered another twist, some of the missing files from music library are showing up in some of the playlists, and play fine. Not all of them, but some. The playlists also show the correct number of files in each list, same as 1st PC, even though there are 553 missing. Might have to uninstall and start all over again.

I might try Redwings suggestion,

"Why don't use one music files folder, one library files folder, and access to them from each MB on your multiple PCs? If you have copies on each machine, how are you gonna keep them in sync whenever you make changes in tags or add, delete files?"

I've tried this option before and had problems, but I'll give it another go.

This is becoming very frustrating

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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: March 23, 2014, 01:55:59 PM »
PS, the difference in numbers between files and actual MP3 files in library folder is due to all the album art files that windows media player adds every time you add a new MP3, plus one or two ini's, all hidden. I'll get rid of them once I get MB fully working.

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