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Bug Reports / [fixed]After RIP, artwork not copied over
« on: September 10, 2016, 02:57:57 PM »
hi, apparently when using "Rip CD" Tool, the artwork is retrieved but not saved (once the process is finished the album in library has no artwork)

edit: fixed thanks steven

continuation of my lyrics adventures :
I was unable to make the minilyrics helper plugin work with MB3

minilyrics itself works, lrc files are stored alongside musicfiles, helper plugin configured as such
and then musicbee do says : "no lyrics found"

edit: also as a comment, I have to say minilyrics is a good idea in theory, it's pretty nice buuut the scrolling is not perfectly smooth

Bug Reports / Re: Tag Bulk Edit weirdness ?
« on: September 09, 2016, 02:07:53 PM »
fixed in 3.0.6095

MusicBee Wishlist / New quicker simpler bulk tag editing UI / window
« on: September 09, 2016, 09:17:33 AM »
so I saw this done in other software, I thought it was a good idea and to be honest I believe MusicBee has all the functionality to do this almost already implemented with the genre browser, from where I stand  it seems like mostly UI stuff.

To explain myself better I'll start with a picture :

So the goal is to make batch edits to your tags/genres or whatever globally
-this would be a new tagging tool/window
-I took "Genres" as an example and also because it's the most fitting of all tags for this
-the column "Genre Old" starts blank
-the user can not access the columns "count" & "Genre Old"
-the user can rename any of the tags in the "Genre" column
-upon renaming one of the tags the original tag name is put in "Genre Old"
-further renaming of the same tag does not change "Genre Old" (only the original Genre is held there)
-when the user click save : Any non-empty Genre Old is renamed into the corresponding "Genre"

-the user can additionally Delete (which strikes through the corresponding row) or Undelete (if striked through already)
-no changes to the actual database are ever made before the user clicks save or cancel.

-optional special case: if a tag  ("electronica") is renamed to the name of another tag ("electronic") then all tracks who already have the "electronic" tag get "electronica" deleted, and all tracks who do not have "electronic" get "electronica" renamed to "electronic"

I hope this is clear enough ?

the user can already do this but with a lot more manipulations :
-first the user chooses a genre in the genre browser.
-then select all tracks & edit
-then select the genre field
-then go through the possible numerous tags in this field searching for the corresponding tag he wants to alter
-then text select & rename or delete according to his wants.
-then click save

the new UI would do this in 3 steps :
-invoke tool window

the new UI could additionally batch edit multiple tags at once which is impossible with the current UI. (unless all the tracks have identical tags)

So, in the end
I would like to know if I wet your appetite ? if you think it's a good idea, if you think you're gonna implement it in MusicBee ?
reason I'm asking is, I'm a little programmer myself, I made some mods for the game "don't starve" & other stuff, I may be getting way over my head but I was actually considering trying to learn the API & make a plugin for this IF you're not interested in implementing it yourself. Because if it takes you 4 hours, it'll probably take me one or two month to learn :p (I said 4 hours because I dared believe pretty much everything already exist in the form of the existing musicbee genre browser but feel free to contradict me)

Thanks for reading, any replies welcome.

Bug Reports / Re: Tag Bulk Edit weirdness ?
« on: September 09, 2016, 07:48:42 AM »
which is fixed in the latest patch version
To make sure - MB 3.0.6067 is the one where it's fixed ?
sorry forgot to mention the first post was done with MB 3.0.6067

Bug Reports / [fixed]Tag Bulk Edit weirdness ?
« on: September 08, 2016, 09:41:37 PM »
So I was trying stuff and stumbled upon this :
I selected "Electronica" Genre in "Genre browser"
then I selected all tracks listed & edit
The resulting genre field shows only "Big Beat" in the "Genre" Field
see image :

Sometimes it shows the tags for edit properly, sometimes it doesn't, can't really pinpoint why so far.

sidenotes: I have a related wish for musicbee in the post above, but I want you to know I'm not trying to cut corners as you complained some do already :p

Questions / Re: virtual tags & rating
« on: September 08, 2016, 09:18:24 PM »
seems overly complicated but thanks for the tip anyway  ;)

try to right-click on lyrics and choose "autosave lyrics".
I think what boroda74 is referring to is now in Preferences > Tags (2) > auto-tagging > lyrics > auto-retrieve (and save without prompt)

I also seem to remember from quite a ways back, that Steven once said lyrics can be either embedded into the music file, or saved as an external file. But not both.
ho thanks. that clears this point:)

General Discussions / Re: Is there a "Genres Browser" in musicbee ?
« on: September 08, 2016, 09:14:41 PM »
Yes sometimes bulk edits do work in music bee
Particularly if all tracks have EXACTLY all the same genres
But sometimes you can't bulk edit even if all tracks have the genre you wanna remove/rename, probably some tracks have different genres I'm not sure how it works and I'm not sure what kind of detail could help pinpoint why that sometimes doesn't work

While out of topic, I should pinpoint that calibre bulkediting has actually two fields when managing multiple files : one for tag additions, & one for tag removals. However the bulk editing feature is unused in the "alter tag browser" hence why it's a bit out of topic

But anyway back to the subject which is the "alter tag browser" it just displays all tags in a single window & applies all changes on close, it does it automatically but file by file, it doesn't matter if a file has more tags or different tags
only the ones that were renamed/deleted through the interface are manipulated.

What is more frustrating in music bee is that I feel like all the functionality is there, it just lacks an appropriate UI for it :p
I was even trying to read the API documentation to see if I could do it, but I may be getting way over my head lol

General Discussions / Re: Is there a "Genres Browser" in musicbee ?
« on: September 07, 2016, 06:37:15 PM »
an important note: the column browser way can't remove or rename a genre while selecting multiple tracks from different authors & albums at once ...

Skins / Re: Light Styles series
« on: September 07, 2016, 11:01:39 AM »
Too bad, I was even preparing myself for having to do it by hand but since it's not possible ....

Thanks for your reply either way & have a nice day.

Bug Reports / Re: UI behavior when user browse settings ?
« on: September 07, 2016, 10:58:52 AM »
although i havent tested it, what you say sounds plausible.
Enabling "Arrange Panels" in step 3 is an oversight and i will change it so the button is not accessible in the sequence you describe
*bows* :)

For example, musicbee displays lyrics fine by default but when I go to "edit track", then "lyrics" tab, it's empty
try to right-click on lyrics on choose "autosave lyrics".
hum sorry where is that ?
I have "embed lyrics in the music file" that's about all, I don't see "autosave" maybe it's added by a plugin ? or else it was in MB2 ??

Questions / Re: virtual tags & rating
« on: September 07, 2016, 10:52:37 AM »
it's a test field that's why. a bit like when you code stuff and you add a message box that displays a value in your code, you don't keep it at the end of the day but you use it to check the functionality of your code.

and what doesn't work is that the goal was to display the rating as real graphical stars as used by music bee in other fields by default & not simple "*" character.

General Discussions / Re: Is there a "Genres Browser" in musicbee ?
« on: September 07, 2016, 10:37:32 AM »
It's not the same as in Calibre, but for such I use the column browser.

When you have setup a column for 'Genre' there, you would see both the "R B" and the "R and B" (and "Rhythm and blues", "RnB" etc. etc.) there as entries.
If you click each of them, in the main panel you will have all files with that tag, and you can than easily bulk-change those.

That also works for lining up and correcting artist names. (Such as Tchaikovsky, Tchaikoffsky, Tschaikowsky etc. etc)

Is this what you would like to achieve here?
yeah I guess that's somewhat close, still it's not as easy, fast & direct as the perfect effectiveness & overview of calibre solution (which has everything in one window at a glance. Also it requires displaying the genres browser inside your main view as far as I know
whereas in calibre it's a separate window/view which is more practical since it's a specific view that's used only for sorting out, and the main view is kept for "playing". (EDIT: also the search field inside this view on calibre searches only within the tags, whereas the search of musicbee returns all tracks that include the genre "rock" for example, and therefore the column browser will include additional genres that these result tracks possess)

maybe this thread could be moved in the music bee wishlist ? ? ?

Thanks for your input either way.

edit: @alec.tron
yeah that's what hiccup was saying pretty much.

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