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MusicBee Wishlist / Minor podcast enhancements
« on: October 30, 2018, 10:21:23 PM »

The podcasts panel now has easier to access filtering by podcast grouping (the grouping field in the subscription dialog). The feature has always been there but was previously buried in the header menu.

Secondly, "Unplayed" and "Feed" buttons will show show unplayed or all episodes only when viewing the episodes of a single subscription

Skins / New default skin for v3.3 and "slim" icons
« on: September 12, 2018, 08:00:49 PM »
For v3.3 I am in the process of changing the default skin which is now based on an older Threshold skin from Alumni and of course endeavour1934 for many of the icons and design.
I have added a new skin setting:
<element id="SlimIcons">true</element>

which causes some aspects of the layout to change, such as the default player icons, progress bar and some of the stock icons.
I think some skins would benefit from it. You are still in control of the icons that are overridable.

I would be interested in feedback about the new default skin so far and also whether the "slim icons" setting might be useful
unzip into the musicbee folder
run MusicBee33.exe and then choose the skin "MusicBee3Test"

General Discussions / Forum Registration
« on: September 10, 2018, 07:31:07 PM »
For the forum registration process, I have enabled "peoplesign" as an anti-spam measure.
When you register on the forum, after entering your account details, you need to select 3 matching pictures.
Its working fine with IE but on my Firefox the pictures dont show.
So could anyone with Firefox or Chrome confirm its working?
You dont need to register a new account - just confirmation you see the photo selector and can choose matching pictures

Skins / Some skins removed from the installer
« on: August 29, 2018, 08:51:36 PM »
In order to reduce the installer size/ cut down on bandwidth used/ costs etc I have removed some of the skins from the installer for the upcoming release. Users will still be able to install your skins from the forum topics/ skins page as long as a valid link is still available

MusicBee Wishlist / Minor changes to the main player layout
« on: August 14, 2018, 08:19:01 PM »

just for the record for standard (non-bitmap) skins the following changes have been made to the main player panel:
- display of stop button can now be enabled on any main player layout
- all the progress bar layouts are now all similar - this mainly affects the progress bar above/below layouts
- when MB is displayed in a narrow layout, the player panel compresses the spacing and hides the volume slider and now also the button to make room for the playing track text

MusicBee Wishlist / Minor improvements to the Music Explorer
« on: August 07, 2018, 08:20:40 PM »
The top tracks panel can now be sorted by Track Title and in the cases where the same track exists on multiple albums, the name of the album is also displayed

MusicBee Wishlist / Mini-player support large album cover view
« on: July 31, 2018, 09:29:04 PM »
This has been asked for a few times and is now supported.
Just tick "Large Picture" in the mini-player settings or right click menu

One behaviour I have never been happy with is the left side-bar auto-opening when dragging files.
I have removed that behavior on the basis that playlists and computer folders can be displayed in dedicated panels to be dragged into

MusicBee Wishlist / Improvements to the Now Playing panel
« on: July 22, 2018, 09:34:23 PM »
I have made a number of tweaks and improvements to the Now Playing panel
- visualiser should look better in most cases
- the album colour mix view has been enhanced to support an artist biography in the main panel which i think looks quite good
- the status bar can be hidden for the Now Playing panel
- a number of visual tweaks to improve the overall look of most of the views

this will be the new location for patches as i have lost write access to

Latest Version / MusicBee 3.2
« on: March 18, 2018, 07:04:55 PM »
**** see the last post for the latest update ****

Follow for notifications when updates are made available

Questions / patch files server working?
« on: March 11, 2018, 07:38:25 PM »
Is anyone else having trouble referencing:

The strange thing for me is i can access it to upload files but not download them from the web browser

General Discussions / Recent issues with the website
« on: February 24, 2018, 09:07:43 AM »
A couple of days ago the host for the website upgraded the OS version. Unfortunately the SSL certificate was messed up and additionally a script incompatibility took the site down. Thats now fixed.

But there is still an ongoing issue where you will occassionally see a "500 Internal Error".
It has been reported but so far the solution they provided hasn't worked

MusicBee Wishlist / Display Album Artwork on right in the expanded panel
« on: February 11, 2018, 05:34:49 PM »
this has been requested several times:

unzip and replace the existing musicbee files

its configured in the expanded panel settings dialog

MusicBee Wishlist / Custom Tags - Enumerated data types
« on: December 28, 2017, 07:08:54 PM »
for the next v3.2 update, i have added support for enumerated data types for custom tags.
The data type is configured in the existing Tags(2)/ Configure Fields dialog

Enumerated is similar to string, except when editing the tag, a drop-down list is displayed with checkboxes. You can tick multiple check boxes while the drop-down list remains open. So its a quicker and more convenient way to enter tags. It already works this way for the Occasion and Mood tags

MusicBee Wishlist / Music Explorer/ Groove music replacement
« on: December 26, 2017, 08:31:55 AM »
With the groove music API passing away in a few days time, I was wondering whether anyone found the Music Explorer useful to see an artists' set of albums that you might not have and be able to listen to previews of the tracks?
It may be possible to implement something similar with one of the other streaming providers but i would like to see some interest before doing so.

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