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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: March 23, 2014, 01:05:22 PM »
Yes, have been running the rescan/add files with the correct boxes checked. Ran it twice. 1st time it came up with 5000 and something files, but ran manage duplicates and it went back to 3739, same as before. Ran it again and it went to 4124, after manage duplicates (there where some) back to 3739. Settings in artwork storage are same on both PC's. Good news is that I ran rescan artwork and now all playlists are OK. Now just have to retrieve 553 missing files. I don't know if this has any bearing on things, but, there are 11,701 files in music file library folders on both PC's, 4292 of which are actual MP3's. When I do a rescan/add files in 2nd PC, it searches 13893. I've looked for any difference between the missing files that are sitting in the library folder in PC2 and the same file sitting on PC1, nothing that I can see.

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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: March 23, 2014, 11:14:44 AM »
OK, have followed all instructions, original file folder on PC 1 and copied folder on PC 2 both have the same number of files, but PC 1 has 4292 songs in library, PC 2 has only  3729, although they all have album art. I can see where there are a few missing without going through the whole list. I've rescanned several times, no change.

Eventually got playlists working. There ended up being about 10, out of over 4000 files, spread out through 15 playlists that had correct artwork and played. Took me a while but I discovered somehow those 10 ended up with different security settings in file properties. then took me a while longer but I worked out how to fix it. Still have a "no cover art" box at the start of each playlist with a varying amount of blue exclamation marks with no detail, totaling maybe 3 or 4 hundred over the 15 playlists. If I right click a blank line with a blue exclamation mark, and select edit, the details and album art are all there and correct. Click save, and detail and album art come up. Don't know whether to keep going manually or spend time trying to work out the cause and batch fix it.

Also still can't work out why I'm missing over 500 songs in library, even though both library file folders in both PC's are exactly the same.

Once this is all fixed then I have to sort out the sync between PC1 and 2, and the start on the laptop. Hope it gets easier!


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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: March 23, 2014, 08:00:19 AM »
OK, thanks

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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: March 23, 2014, 07:49:30 AM »
 copied MusicBeeSettings.ini, but don't have CustomTagConfig.xml, GenreMapping.xml files and Filters folder

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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: March 23, 2014, 07:40:06 AM »
I've previously read your post and tried that but had problems, I'll give it another go.

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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: March 23, 2014, 07:30:10 AM »
Yep, fixed it all when I first stated using MB with its great built in tag editor

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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: March 23, 2014, 07:10:27 AM »
Someone must have it working properly on multiple PC's, I can't be the only one out there. I've done some extensive Googling on the subject but to no avail.

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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: March 23, 2014, 07:05:38 AM »
The other problem I had when initially using MB networked was that MB music library on 2nd PC was never the same as 1st PC, artwork missing, artist/title wrong etc. I would correct it using 2nd PC MB, close program then open MB on 1st PC, and then there would be errors there. I could never get it to sync properly.

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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: March 23, 2014, 06:57:47 AM »
I also couldn't find enough info on setting up MB on a network apart from some guy using portable MB and a dropbox.

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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: March 23, 2014, 06:54:19 AM »
I copied my library database from 1st PC and located it in same place in 2nd PC. Then copied setting files as instructed in Wicki MB, once using MB backup library feature, and then several times by copying and pasting from 1st PC. Do not have auto organize or automatically sweep checked, have found no reference to them while researching. When I first set up MB on 2nd PC using network database, 2nd PC MB recognised new added files but playlists would not, that's what led me to try setting up MB individually. I was then going to use AJC to regulary update library database and playlists, but that's out of the question if I can't get it running properly on 2nd PC first.

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Questions / Re: Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: March 23, 2014, 06:39:29 AM »
I tried that originally but I kept getting multiple listings in MB library, after I'd close MB on one PC then open it on another. It also played around with album art and a few other hiccups.

I also received this advice:

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Re: Link (and monitor) to playlist
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2014, 08:42:56 AM »
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Quote from: garay on March 06, 2014, 07:49:22 AM
MB installed on the second PC is directed to the library folder on the 1st PC, picked all files up no problem.

Sorry this doesn't answer your question, but I wanted to warn you that having multiple copies of MB using the same library files is a bad idea.  Could easily lead to database corruption.  You can probably still share playlist files without too much risk, or at least less to lose if something goes haywire.
   
 

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Questions / Using MusicBee on multiple computers
« on: March 23, 2014, 06:06:39 AM »
I've just spent the whole weekend trying to get MB set up on a second PC, it's my second attempt to get this working. I have a small windows 7 home network running 3 PC,s, plus a Media center and a laptop. It was working fine on 1st PC. Gave up previously on trying to use network music file folder for both PC's, kept doubling up on some files and missing artwork on others. Finally went through entire library in MB and corrected everything back to where it was before I started. Then decided to try setting MB up completely independent on 2nd PC.
Followed instructions for backing up and restoring to second PC. Also instructions for copying necessary files from 1st PC after installing MB and prior to running it for first time.  I reckon I've installed and uninstalled MB on second PC half a dozen times trying to get it right. Where I'm at now is 2nd PC had same amount of files listed as on 1st PC, 4285. After leaving it for half an hour, it went up to 4343, so I ran manage duplicates, not that I noticed any, but anyway now have 4280 files. Some artwork is missing and some files have blue exclamation mark.
As far as my 15 playlists go, they all have the correct amount of files listed, but half the artwork is missing, and every files has a blue exclamation mark next to it. My music file folder is in exactly the same place on each PC, my library settings are exactly the same in each copy of MB. I can't figure out what is causing this, or what I maybe doing wrong, I've read MusicBee Wiki instructions and searched through the forum over and over. I can manually go through the library on 2nd PC and correct missing file links, but I don't know what to do about playlists. The funny thing is that I had playlists correct when I started this a few weeks ago using network folders. I'm continually adding files to my library through my main PC, but play music through 2nd PC connected to amp. I also take my laptop away and use it to play music. I also want to install MB on my media center PC and run through 65" plasma. Windows media player is not a patch on MB, but I didn't have any problems networking my music folder. Surely someone out there has done what I'm trying to do?
Sorry about the long post but the more I explain hopefully the more someone can help.

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Questions / Re: Link (and monitor) to playlist
« on: March 06, 2014, 12:03:50 PM »
Thanks for the advice. It looks like I might be better off running MB independently on all 3 PC's. I have AJC Sync set up between main PC and notebook so that shouldn't be a problem. All I have to do is set up another sync project between main PC and my 2nd PC. I found the post
"How to Share a Library over a Local Area Network via Dropbox/Homegroups", but I really don't want to interfere with the way I have my music files and folders set up in my main PC.

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Questions / Re: Link (and monitor) to playlist
« on: March 06, 2014, 07:49:22 AM »
I have the same problem. Have MB on two PC's, intend to install it on my notebook once I get it working properly on 2nd PC. All are on the same home network. MB installed on the second PC is directed to the library folder on the 1st PC, picked all files up no problem. Also when I add new files to the library folder on 1st PC, MB on 2nd PC picks changes up, no problem. But when I add new files to the playlists on the 1st PC, the 2nd PC doesn't pick up the changes. The .mbp playlist files are stored in Playlist folder in the MB folder. The funny thing is that if I manually add the file to the MB playlist on the 2nd PC, that particular .mbp file on the 1st PC changes the date modified time to the time that I added that file on the 2nd, so MB on the 2nd PC obviously connects to the .mbp file on the 1st PC. Also, when I installed MB on the second PC, it picked up the playlists stored on the 1st PC OK, just won't pick up changes. I think I've tried most options in Library preferences, but if anyone has some ideas please let me know.
Hope that all makes sense!

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