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MusicBee Wishlist / Cut (ctrl-X)/ Paste (ctrl-V)
« on: May 05, 2020, 11:03:27 AM »
For the next v3.4 update I have added file cut/ paste functionality that can either be accessed from the standard keys for the actions (ctrl-X and ctrl-V) or the main Edit menu.

It only works in playlists (it doesnt make sense to cut files from the library)

Localization / Turkish Localisation
« on: April 30, 2020, 09:26:38 AM »

MusicBee Wishlist / Windows shutdown handling
« on: April 26, 2020, 03:14:56 AM »
Just for the record, the next v3.4 update has handling for windows shutdown. This should ensure the library or settings and not half saved and corrupted. Also it skips exporting auto-playlists and saving the iTunes xml file until the next restart if those features are enabled in MB.
However, if you invoke a critical shutdown (Shutdown Now button in the windows dialog), MB will not attempt to save anything

Questions / Event mode for WASAPI exclusive
« on: March 29, 2020, 02:50:06 AM »
Is there anyone who has tried using event mode enabled when using WASAPI exclusive in the player preferences and found it produces sound glitches?
There is a new version of BASS_WASAPI available that might address the issue. Let me know if you have this problem and would like to try out the new version to see if it fixes the issue. You should re-confirm you still get sound glitches with the current MB version first

General Discussions / MusicBee support over the next months
« on: January 15, 2020, 07:47:58 PM »
Just to let regulars on the forum know, I am in the process of changing jobs and moving to a new country.
While I fully intend to continue development/ support of MusicBee, realistically it will be a couple of months before I have settled in and even then in likelyhood I won't have as much time as previously. In the interim I will provide some support when I can.

MusicBee Wishlist / Organised Artwork: support for wildcards
« on: June 30, 2019, 09:54:35 PM »
This was raised as an issue by someone but i cant find the original post. Currently if you have your organised artwork set to for example "Cover.jpg" then MB will convert Cover.png to Cover.jpg when saving files.
For v3.4, you can set your organised artwork to use a wildcard eg. "Cover.*"
So the original picture filename extension is preserved

MusicBee Wishlist / Shuffling (now playing and auto-playlists)
« on: June 30, 2019, 05:39:50 PM »
Just for the record, in v3.4 the shuffling functionality has been redone and should be a lot faster for auto-playlists that shuffle or have a random aspect to the files selected.
Also select by Album is now supported for recent track and higher rating preferred shuffling

MusicBee Wishlist / Artist picture in Now Playing Bar
« on: June 30, 2019, 12:13:13 PM »
I have now added back the artist picture display that was removed from the now playing bar due to TOS changes from - the pictures are now sourced from the same as other panels such as the Artist Picture panel

Plugins / FPCALC - digital sound analysis
« on: June 08, 2019, 07:20:03 PM »
When auto-tagging by track, MusicBee has the option to identify a track by its digital sound signature. This function requires the file: fpcalc.exe
The file fpcalc.exe is no longer included in the MusicBee release but is available here:

The files need to be copied to the root MusicBee application folder ie. the folder that MusicBee.exe is installed

Plugins / Mpc, Ogg, Opus, Tak and WavPack Encoder Pack
« on: June 08, 2019, 06:52:44 PM »
I am removing the following encoders from the MusicBee release itself in order to reduce the file size
- Ogg
- Opus
- Tak
- WavPack

For convenience they can be downloaded here:

The files need to be installed in the Codec sub-folder where MusicBee is installed

General Discussions / Website Issues (Internal Server Error)
« on: March 21, 2019, 10:48:03 PM »
This has been an on-going thing for a long time but it seems to me its got very much worse of late, to the point where the forum is almost unusable. I have reported it to the website hosting company but based on past experience I am not hopeful they will help.

I am afraid I dont know what more I can do about this and it is quite a negative for me to have to deal with this along with the other stresses, and its a negative for people trying to use the forum. If it doesnt improve by itself in the next few days, I might have to call it a day.

Portable Devices / Wifi android device synching
« on: January 24, 2019, 07:39:23 PM »
One-way Wifi sync is now available for Android 5+ devices

The app is available for beta testing at

You need MusicBee v3.3.7014+

- In the MusicBee Device preferences panel, tick the "enable Wifi transfer with Android devices"
- make sure you allow MusicBee when windows firewall prompts
- on your Android device, run the Wifi sync app
- select whether you want to sync to your Internal memory or to an external SD Card (if available)
- then click "Locate Server"
- MusicBee must be running for this to work and windows firewall permission granted
- you only need to do this once
- only connections from your private network are supported
- the app error log can be viewed from the action bar/ Error Log menu item

I am doing some research into Wifi synching with android devices and also want to investigate the possibility of 2-way synching with some of the popular android players. Not promising anything but what I want to know is for the people interested in this, which android player do you use?

Portable Devices / Enhancements to device synching
« on: January 13, 2019, 10:38:02 AM »
On getting a new android phone, I am having a few of the weird issues reported in a number of posts. I have put in handling for the issues I found and also taken the opportunity to optimise a number of aspects of the synching. Synching overall should be a bit faster and robust for all types of devices and significantly noticeable for MTP devices (although MTP is still a very slow protocol).
There is still one issue which I dont think I can completely solve, and thats when any files are deleted from a MTP device (including replacing an existing file), at some point the device will block activity for up to a couple of minutes (I assume because the device needs to  scan the entire contents). Its often noticeable when MB gets to the playlist synch part. I have made some improvements so I think it should happen less often than before.

Ensure you replace all files in this zip (especially Interop.PortableDeviceApiLib.dll and Interop.PortableDeviceTypesLib.dll otherwise you may get crashes)

Latest Version / MusicBee 3.3
« on: November 11, 2018, 03:15:53 PM »
**** see the last post for the latest update ****

The beta series for v3.3 has started and will be updated with more enhancements over the coming months. See the last post for the most recent download link.

Follow for notifications when updates are made available

MusicBee Wishlist / Minor radio enhancements
« on: November 03, 2018, 10:43:17 PM »
The radio panel now supports a basic folder panel that filters the radio stations displayed.
By default it will read "category" field from the existing radio station definitions but can be changed afterwards.
The folder panel supports drag/drop so you can drag stations from the main panel into a different folder.
The folder panel can be hidden from the header bar menu if you dont want to use it

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