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General Discussions / Re: Official MB appreciation thread
« on: January 08, 2023, 08:34:58 PM »
After updating to v3.5.8384 on my Win10 PC, I noticed that MB is now automatically picking up new files as I add them to my music folder on my NAS!
I had configured it to watch my music folder years ago when I first started using MB, but it never seemed to work - I always had to restart MB to see the new music.
I'm very happy this is now working!

Thank you Steven!

Questions / Re: Color Spectrum Visualizer?
« on: May 31, 2021, 11:31:34 PM »
I'm talking about this one:

Questions / Color Spectrum Visualizer?
« on: May 31, 2021, 09:24:20 PM »
Maybe I'm wrong, but wasn't the Spectrum Visualizer (right sidebar) in color at one time?
Would be nice if it was in color.

Questions / Re: Library - Folder Name view question
« on: April 24, 2021, 04:59:00 PM »
Well, yes, you're correct in that switching to Artist view does essentially what I want. However, I've got several compilation albums that contain music from many artists. That makes it it tricky to select an entire album to play, such as my "'80's Pop Hits" album. :D

Questions / Library - Folder Name view question
« on: April 24, 2021, 04:21:06 PM »
I guess I'm not understanding this specific view.
After creating my library and then changing over to the Library tab, and selecting Folder Name, I would have expected to see a list of directory folders instead of album folders.

My music directory folders are organized like this:

......<music files>

But the Library - Folder Name view appears like this:

So for Van Halen's 1984 album, the folder tree looks like this:

...Van Halen\
......<music files>

Is there an option to show the Artist folder first ("Van Halen"), then click to get into the Album folder ("1984") next?


MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Support for VB-Audio's VBAN protocol?
« on: January 15, 2019, 02:53:02 PM »
have you tried subsonic/mb subsonic plugin?

Nope. But I will check it out. Thanks!

MusicBee Wishlist / Support for VB-Audio's VBAN protocol?
« on: January 14, 2019, 12:47:49 AM »
I would like to suggest adding support for the VBAN audio protocol from VB-Audio as a stream url/radio station. (They call it a "VBAN-Receptor". Scroll to the bottom of that web page for details regarding the protocol itself.)

As a bonus, I would love it if MusicBee could be a broadcaster as well. (They call it a "VBAN-Spot".) Then I could use MusicBee as a way to play music over my home network and receive it in each bedroom totally in sync. (I could use some raspberry pi boards to receive the audio stream and play it over speakers in each room.)

Questions / icecast2 support gone?
« on: September 30, 2018, 04:28:30 AM »
Some time ago I set up a Raspberry Pi 3 as a music server (using mpd and icecast2, streaming an ogg format) to stream music to other Raspberry Pi 3s around my house. (That's currently working just fine.) At the same time, I had also set up a radio station in MusicBee to be able to listen in on that music server from my PC in my house. (That was working just fine.) I'm not sure when it happened, but today I just noticed that MusicBee just gives me a "The internet connection timed out" error when I try to listen to it. Would anyone have ideas as to why MusicBee seems unable to connect to that anymore?

I'm currently on MusicBee 3.2.6827.

Bug Reports / Re: v3.1.6466 "has stopped working"
« on: October 12, 2017, 11:56:11 PM »
Yeah, it's not webroot.

I checked the windows events and found the last one related to MusicBee:
Fault bucket 1801029036, type 25
Event Name: APPCRASH
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: MusicBee.exe
P2: 3.1.6466.36486
P3: 59bad5c4
P4: ntdll.dll
P5: 6.1.7601.23889
P6: 598d4c81
P7: c0000005
P8: 0002e064

Attached files:

These files may be available here:

Analysis symbol:
Rechecking for solution: 0
Report Id: 1dcc138b-ae79-11e7-a8c7-60a44c36ff60
Report Status: 0

I looked in that crash directory and only found "Report.wer", which didn't appear to contain anything helpful.

Bug Reports / v3.1.6466 "has stopped working"
« on: October 11, 2017, 12:59:56 PM »
My MB keeps crashing/"stopped working" while doing nothing. Typically I start it up and leave it running, and ever since I updated to v3.1 I've found that it crashed or "stopped working" overnight. I don't see any crash dump files, so I'm not sure why it's doing this. It seems to run fine for many days, then just dies. The log file is also empty.

Is there any setting that enables it to create a dump file when this happens to help debug this?

I just installed 3.1, and Webroot went all nuts on it again. (This isn't the first time.)
I've also submitted it to Webroot as a false-positive. My guess is that they don't care, and will continue to trigger on it.  :(

i have put in handling in v3.1 for the missing fields, except for artwork which wont be supported
Fantastic! Thank you Steven!

Hi Steven,

Now that MB3 is out, may I humbly request sorting out these Radio Station Export/Import issues? I would really love to be able to quickly sync my station list between my home and work PCs.

Many thanks!

General Discussions / Re: GUI changes for v3.0
« on: April 12, 2016, 11:29:04 PM »
confirmed fixed - Thanks!

General Discussions / Re: GUI changes for v3.0
« on: April 11, 2016, 11:52:22 PM »
I've noticed that if I have the music files layout up (center panel, shows Artists and Tracks), and have the Playing Tracks panel below, I can move the mouse to the Playing Tracks and "grab" the vertical divider between the Artists and Tracks above it. It doesn't make sense to me that I should be able to grab and move (sideways) that divider with the mouse in the Playing Tracks panel. Same thing happens if I have the Library layout up - Artists + Album and Tracks.  It seems that the Playing Tracks panel doesn't mask the divider's mouse grab-ability, for lack of a better term.
can you post a screenshot of your layout or send me a link to your settings file as i dont know what you mean. Also by "Artists and Tracks", do you mean "Albums and Tracks"
A picture is worth a thousand's two:

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