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Questions / Re: High-Res audio albums
« on: June 17, 2024, 10:20:28 PM »
But with a png file, it seems MusicBee wants to enlarge it. Not sure what's going on with that.
During tests, it only happened with rare .PNGs here.
I think it's related to Windows' scaling factor (when it's > 100%), and maybe the presence or not of a dpi setting in the .PNG, but I need to look further into it.

Converting it to an .ico file did solve it though (note, you can only view png files in highlight icon dialog window, so you need to paste the file name with the extension yourself)
If you first give "*.ico" as filename and click on "Open...", you'll get a file list to select from.

Questions / Re: High-Res audio albums
« on: June 17, 2024, 03:10:07 PM »
MB doesn't shrink large icons.
Try converting the picture to 16x16 (.PNG or .ICO).
If you don't display more than two highlighting icons side by side, you can also try with 20x20.

I don't know if the dpi is important for .PNG files in this case, however, as I use .ICO files without a glitch.

Questions / Re: Disc Duration
« on: June 12, 2024, 07:20:37 PM »
You're welcome!

Since the value in <Time> is an approximation (the milliseconds are dropped),
<v3> will never be accurate to the second.
But there is no workaround.

Questions / Re: Disc Duration
« on: June 12, 2024, 07:04:44 PM »
A new v4 formula to distinguish between discs longer/shorter than one hour.
It is also shorter, thanks to the use of modulos and downward roundings.

You'll need to have the Additional Tagging & Reporting Tools plugin installed (for $ge and $RoundDown).


Or, if you prefer the ... h ... min ... s format:
$If($ge(<v3>,3600),$RoundDown($Div(<v3>,3600),0)" h ",)$RoundDown($Div($Mod(<v3>,3600),60),0)" min "$Mod(<v3>,60)" s"

If you are using 'Device Synching' then I think you should be able to achieve this using the setting 'preserve folders and filenames':
This won't create the deep level of subdirectories, but only creates 1st level of folder and copies all the files in that folder... no subdirectories.

Well, the folder tree structure is maintained here in the two tests I've just performed with a USB drive,
using option preserve folders and filenames:
  • one by specifying the parent folder to synchronise from (Preferences -> Devices -> Music -> (x) folders ... at the bottom)
  • one with Music -> (x) synchronise music -> (o) all music.
    I didn't let the 2nd test run until the end, but from the depth of the already copied directories, it was conclusive.

Hello Farukh,

(1) The content of <path> always ends with a "\", so no need to add one in front of <filename> in your formula.

(2) The solution for your problem (backslashes replaced by spaces) is described here:

Skins / Re: Savanna & Wisteria (skins)
« on: June 08, 2024, 04:26:09 PM »
Thanks, hiccup!
En welkom terug, jong!

Skins / Re: Savanna & Wisteria (skins)
« on: June 04, 2024, 04:19:12 PM »

This is a list of the formatting codes you can use within virtual tag formulas:
{color: r, g, b}
{color: default}

{font: name; style; size}
{font: default}

{contrast: n}
{contrast: default}


(I cannot but recommend bookmarking the page... Very useful.)

Questions / Re: From where is MMusicBee getting my music files?
« on: May 28, 2024, 06:49:37 AM »
Hello UncleCrust, and welcome to the forum.

You can specify the folders containing your music collection (= the audio files themselves) with:
  • Preferences (Ctrl+O)
  • tab 'Library'
  • section 'monitored folders'
Use button 'Choose folders...' to modify the list

In MusicBee, the term 'Library' means 'database': it's an index referring to the different audio files of your collection.
You only have to care about its location if you want to migrate it to another computer, or want to manage several distinct collections.

For more details about the Library Preferences, see this Wiki page.

Hello RadicalRebel, and welcome to the forum.

To remove 'Artist' from the displayed columns:
  • right-click on the 'Artist' header (or anywhere in the header bar)
  • in the menu, select 'Set Displayed Fields...'
  • untick 'Artist' in the Selected Fields

It's working fine now, thanks for your fast response!

Questions / Re: centering text in track panel information
« on: May 27, 2024, 05:59:02 AM »
I cant check right now, but in the preferences screen > tags 2 > configure fields:
One can set the global alignment for specific fields.
The above settings definitely worked in the main panel the last time I checked.
Not sure if it will work on the Track Info panel though, but it's worth a try.
AFAIK, those alignment settings work only for displays in columns: Albums & Tracks, Tracks.
Thus, with those views in the main panel or with the playlist explorer.

Skins / Re: Savanna & Wisteria (skins)
« on: May 27, 2024, 05:54:51 AM »
Haven't gotten around to trying these out just yet, but the screenshots look awesome.
Thanks for sharing karbock.

The direct G Drive link above will make your dashboard stats come up short in the future.
Are download counts not something you'll want to look back on down the line?
Thanks for your kind comments! Once you've tried them out, don't hesitate to send your feedback.
And as for the download counts, it's a wise remark.

Hello Steven,
This is the description of a minor UI bug I had never bothered to mention.

With a default font size >= 13 pt,
some text portions overlap the bottom of a stack of drop-down/edit boxes.

It occurs
* with different skins, including MusicBee3.xmlc.
* with different fonts, including Segoe UI 13+.

Windows scaling 100%
Screen resolution 1920x1080

In the screenshots below, the mouse cursor is located near the overlapping.
Font used: Segoe UI 14.
4th screenshot: the text at the window bottom is unreadable (truncated, but no scollbar).

Location in interface
Track Information /
Customise Panel...
Preferences /
Albums view /
Customise Panel...
Preferences /
text at the bottom

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