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I don't think this is possible - I believe that clickable links can only be created in the Track Information panel.

Bug Reports / Re: Music not in library but in library folder
« on: June 17, 2024, 10:43:00 PM »
If I click on "Send to", Music Library is greyed out.
What happens if you right-click (on this file in the computer node) > Search > Locate In Library

Questions / Re: How to add background picture to left side bar
« on: June 15, 2024, 08:00:57 PM »
Welcome to the forum roysinoux,

I don't think there is an option for a background image in the left sidebar but you can apply an application-wide background image:

Edit Preferences > Layout (1) and click the '...' button at the right of the skin name.

(with the right image you should be able to achieve the required result).

It is supposed to be in I:\Music\Indian\Indian Misc\ and I:\Music\Indian\Old-Gold\, but it is copying into I:\Music\ folder because in the Device settings, we have mentioned Music\*. And just to confirm this, I set it to \* and guess what!!!, it copied to I:\Indian Misc\ and I:\Old-Gold\ folders.

Any clues to solve this?

I agree with what you are seeing here - it seems that the folder structure is preserved only up to the first 'common folder'.
There has been a fair bit of 'discussion' on this function and Steven has admitted that it is far from perfect (it seems he would rather remove it altogether but is leaving it in as some people are using it happily).

Two options I can think of:
  1. If you are only ever synching tracks stored in your Indian subfolder, set the music files storage to Music\Indian\*
  2. If you are synching files from other subfolders as well, then do so at the same time and you should be ok as you are.

2. How to create the same folder and files structure on portable usb with sync, as it is on the source drive?
If you are using 'Device Synching' then I think you should be able to achieve this using the setting 'preserve folders and filenames':

But if the tags in the music files themselves are now wrong, what use is having the previous values saved in MusicBee's database?
How do you use that to save the correct values back in the files?  :-\

@Joe King, if you succeed, then you will have to re-write tags in tracks by database tags (select all tracks (ctrl+A), tools> advanced> synchonise tags).

This function forces the data stored in fields in the MusicBee database to be written to the files (where applicable).

Questions / Re: confused 😕
« on: June 06, 2024, 06:30:43 PM »
These last two screenshots show the tagging information for different files - you must have two copies of the album.

Look at the filenames:
In the MusicBee screenshot the filenames begin with the artist.
In the Mp3Tag screenshot the filenames begin with a number.

The files displayed in Mp3Tag look to be correctly tagged whereas the ones displayed in MusicBee have their tags in a mess.

Since I cannot see the whole picture I can't say exactly what to do but basically you will need to remove these tracks from your MusicBee library and then add the ones that are displayed in the Mp3Tag window (these are in folder E:\hp\VA-NOW 100 Hits Forgotten 70s (2019) Mp3 320kbps (PMEDIA]\)

Questions / Re: TDRL (Release Date) Tag
« on: June 05, 2024, 05:33:21 AM »
But you're saying even if I figure out how to get MusicBee to read and display the stored release date that it's going to alter the way it's stored to then be incompatible with JMC? Is there no way to do it so that the file can be read correctly in either program?
Sorry, I was a little hasty here - if you set MusicBee to use ID3v2.4 it will save <Release Time> to tag TDRL, so should maintain compatibility with JMC (although please note that I know nothing about JMC).

Not sure why the data wasn't read though.

Essential Tag mapping reference here
Lots of bedtime reading here

Questions / Re: TDRL (Release Date) Tag
« on: June 04, 2024, 11:38:41 PM »
Hi AlreadyFree and welcome to the forum,

You're correct in that the TDRL tag is used differently by different programs (and seems to be commonly referred to as Release Time). MusicBee generally only uses it as the Episode date for podcasts.

However you can access this data by mapping a custom tag to the pre-defined tag <Release Time>:
   Edit Preferences > Tags (1)
Select the first free custom tag, give it a suitable display name and select 'Release Time' from the the 'save to music file as tag' drop-down menu:

On saving, your files will be rescanned, and the data stored in the TDRL tag should now be available in this new custom tag.

Note that when you save data to this new custom tag it will be written to TXXX/TDRL (for ID3v2) so any new data will probably not be available immediately to JRiver.

Questions / Re: Number of albums in left column
« on: June 03, 2024, 05:27:22 PM »
Glad we got to the bottom of it.

I have noticed that the sorting in the main panel makes a difference -  it appears that the album count starts after the first track with no <Album> tag. That sounds weird and I guess only Steven could confirm whether this is correct.

I'm not sure this could be classed as a bug as it may well be argued that all tracks should have an <Album > tag (be it the name of the 'album' or the 'track' release). I have not seen any other reports of this (slightly surprisingly).
(Interested to know how others feel about this)

If you wanted to fudge this, you could force all your 'non-album' tracks to the top of the main panel (and hence give a 'correct' album count), this could be done using a virtual tag and a custom sort order. I'm not sure how you are with this, so if you would like some help then let me know - I would need to know the sort order of your main panel.

Questions / Re: Number of albums in left column
« on: June 02, 2024, 05:31:45 PM »
I do understand the issue you are reporting (but the image clarifies it) - what I really wanted is a screen shot of your whole MusicBee window.

Another question:
Do you have any tracks by Tool that do not have the <Album> tag populated? (I have noticed that this seems to cause issues with the album count.)

Questions / Re: Number of albums in left column
« on: June 02, 2024, 08:56:35 AM »
The only thing I can think of that might cause this would be missing <Album> tags, but it sounds like you have already checked that.
If so, maybe you could post a screen shot of your whole MusicBee window (with one of the problems artists selected) - it might offer up a clue.

MusicBee Wishlist / Re: "Replace file" feature
« on: June 02, 2024, 08:39:22 AM »
This has already been introduced in ver 3.6 - see Steven's post here.

As he says, it is a basic function so just be a little careful. I have used it a couple of times and it seems to work well.

Questions / Re: Tag/Sorting issue?
« on: May 30, 2024, 09:49:14 PM »
Thanks for the screenshots.

That all looks ok and I admit I'm a little perplexed.
One more thing to try: Select all the tracks of the album (you can right-click on the cover) > edit and set the disc# to 1 for all tracks.
Save this and then refresh the screen - press F5 or use MusicBee menu > View > Refresh.

Other than that I will try to work out another way albums can be split like this (or someone else will point out something I'm completely missing).

What about in the Tag(2) or Sorting tabs? It could even be as simple as a trailing space in one of those fields.
Possibly worth a look at this point but I don't see why any of these other tags would split an album.

Questions / Re: Tag/Sorting issue?
« on: May 30, 2024, 07:01:41 PM »
If you can't see any differences then please post screenshots of the edit window window for one track in each 'group'.
Can you supply edit window screenshots for track 1 and track 4 - I cant think of anything else at the moment but maybe seeing these will help.

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