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MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Auto search when manually adding artwork.
« on: May 17, 2021, 01:29:53 PM »
I just ran a test and it did not work for me. I admit my sample set is not mainstream.

MediaMonkeys search is a lot looser and gives more results.

If I could add more screenshots I would. This forums no upload policy is a real pain!

MusicBee Wishlist / Auto search when manually adding artwork.
« on: May 17, 2021, 08:07:25 AM »

Been using MusicBee and MediaMonkey to update my tags and artwork. I the auto tag does not find the artwork I end up adding it manually. MediaMonkey has a killer feature for doing this in that it searches for you and saves a lot of time.

Here is the edit artwork dialog in MediaMonkey:


MediaMonkey makes it so much easier.

Could you please consider adding something similar.


Questions / Upmix to 2.1
« on: November 25, 2020, 09:35:40 AM »

I have a 5.1 channel audio setup. I wish to use MB to play using a 2.1 speaker config to keep the correct stereo mix. If I turn off the upmix setting then I have no output from my sub.

From my previous query I know you use the matrix method to do the up mixing in the Bass audio library.

I have played around with <PlayerUpmixChannelCount>6</PlayerUpmixChannelCount> in the settings but I unfortunately cannot get 2.1 (L + R + S).

For reference this is what I get:

0: L + R
1: L + R
2: L + R
3: L + R + C + S
4: L + R + S + RL + RL
5: L + R + C + S + RL + RL + S
6: L + R + C + S + RL + RL + S
7: L + R + C + S + RL + RL + S
8: L + R + C + S + RL + RL + S

Unfortunately L + R + S is missing.

I had another look at the matrix ref
but it uses a matrix to set the outputs and not a single number.

Can you please consider adding 2.1 or give me another solution I can try.



I did some research into the BASS audio library that MB uses.

There are two ways to do up mixing:

1. simple/efficient way to do that is to mirror the channels via BASS_ASIO_ChannelEnableMirror.
2. Using a Matrix.

Both just mirror the channels with no audio manipulation.

Until I hear otherwise I am summing the audio is mirrored to the other channels and no audio manipulation takes place.


I have a SoundBlaster Z (5.1 audio). I have 2 monitor type speakers and 3 surround type speakers and a sub connected. I wish to play stereo music via MusicBee. If I use MB in stereo mode my sub has no audio. This is a problem with the sound card as it does not have 2.1 audio.

To get audio out my sub I can set the sound card to 5.1 and use MB's "upmix stereo to 5.1" with the surround speakers switched off. This works and I effectively have 2.1 audio.

I want to know if the upmix setting changes the audio in any way?
Does it only route the audio to the other speakers?



Bug Reports / Re: Auto DJ apply filter not remembered after restart
« on: May 03, 2018, 08:11:45 AM »
On my setup it only saves if I hit preview first. I would in the past just press Start.

Bug Reports / Auto DJ apply filter not remembered after restart
« on: April 30, 2018, 09:39:30 AM »
Musicbee v3.2.6693
Windows 10 1709 16299.402

I have setup the filter and then selected Update. The "apply filter" is ticked.
I exit MB
I restart MB
The "apply filter" is no longer ticked.

This used to work on a previous version.



Could you please add a 'Select All' option when selecting playlists for 'Selected Playlists only' to be synchronized. I have 100's of playlists and it is a pain to select them individually.

Note that selecting the 'All Playlists' option does not allow you to deselect certain playlists.


General Discussions / Re: Official MB appreciation thread
« on: April 29, 2016, 09:52:37 AM »
I am a software developer and this is awesome software. Fantastic job!

General Discussions / Re: Official MB appreciation thread
« on: April 30, 2015, 08:43:29 AM »
I was a die hard Winamp fan (I started using it on Windows 98) and was very sad to see its demise.

I spent the best part of 6 months trying everything out there and MusicBee is the best.

Thank you Steven .

Questions / Re: AAC files are blank in MusicBee library
« on: June 08, 2014, 09:47:10 AM »
Ignore this... It did not work.

"Just did a "Paste Artwork" and it worked. Looks like it is just the validation that is stopping it from working. "

Questions / Re: AAC files are blank in MusicBee library
« on: June 08, 2014, 09:24:11 AM »
Wow, super impressed with your response.

I have tested your patch and it works very well. I now have my Artist and Title info in my music library.

Since I started using MB a few days ago I have been adding artwork to all my tracks. When I try this with my AAC files I get the following error "Validation failed after attempt to save file - the changes have not been saved"

I also tried running MB as an administrator with the same result. My guess is that you are doing validation of the file which fails as its not a Mp3 file. I think this would work if the validation was skipped or modified to deal with Aac files.

Questions / Re: AAC files are blank in MusicBee library
« on: June 06, 2014, 10:41:49 AM »
Just noticed that when one of my AAC files is played in MB the Now Playing list Title has the Artist and Title in it. I guess it is showing the filename.

I would think that reading the ID3 tags should be fairly straight forward as this is what is happening for standard Mp3's. The files were generated with Streamripper.

I wanted to import all my existing M3u playlists into MB in one go. Searching the forums suggested drag and drop but this only worked for one file at at a time.

Because MB supports M3u as well as mbp format I came across a quick fix.

1. In MB options set the Playlist type to M3u. Copy all your M3u files to Music/MusicBee/Playlists. You might have to edit the M3u files if the path is incorrect.

2. Run MB and all your playlist will be in the library.

3. Go to MB options and set the Playlist type back to Mbp. MB will convert all your playlist files to Mbp format.

4. Exit MB.

5. Run MB again and all your playlists are in the library again with the source files in Mbp format.

This saved me a ton of time :)

Questions / Re: AAC files are blank in MusicBee library
« on: June 06, 2014, 07:20:36 AM »
I had a look at one of the files in a hex editor and the ID3 tag has been prepended to the file. I will PM you a link to one of my files....

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