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Questions / Re: Can MB 3.5 sort/group multi-disc tracs vertically?
« on: May 16, 2023, 07:40:20 AM »
Hello heroclix,

You asked the same question 2 years ago, comparing the behaviour in MB 3.0 vs. 3.4:

Unfortunately for you, MB 3.5 separates discs the same way as in 3.4.

I have also tried myself, after reading the suggestions proposed in 2021:
  • In view 'Album Covers' (= 'Albums'), MB will always separate discs with a blank line across all the columns, even if the disc number is not displayed, thus whatever the sub-grouping header you set (either null, or anything that does not include the disc number).
  • In view 'Album and Tracks', you can of course tick option 'do not separate discs', but here the track list cannot be split into several columns.

I suggest that you add the topic to the wishlist.

Tips and Tricks / Re: MusicBee File Paths: Installed vs Portable
« on: May 15, 2023, 07:12:08 PM »

* E.4 History

Questions / Re: Keeping Music Offline
« on: May 15, 2023, 06:03:34 PM »
Hello Vonsworld,
As long as the external drive is not included in the monitored folders, its content will be kept in the library.

If MusicBee initially scanned folders that you no longer want to be included in your library, you have two possibilities.

Option A
  • Keep the unwanted folders in the list of monitored folders.
  • As frankz proposed, move those folders or their content to another location (not included in the monitored folders), or rename the folder names (by appending a suffix such as .EXCLUDE, for example).
  • Rescan the monitored folders.
    -> All the unwanted tracks will be removed from your library.
  • Afterwards, you can remove the unwanted folders from the list of monitored folders and, if needed, move back the audio tracks to their original locations (or reset the original folder names).

Option B
  • Remove the unwanted folders from the list of monitored folders.
  • In the main panel, select view "Tracks"
  • Add "Path" to the displayed fields and sort on it.
  • Select the tracks of the unwanted folders and delete them. After hitting [Del], make sure you select "Delete from library only".

Questions / Re: Stupid Question: where is MB installed?
« on: May 07, 2023, 01:03:25 PM »
good thought: but does not work for MB.
i checked several running apps - it works for most, but does NOT work for MB and a messging app Zalo. option foro both Properties and fFile Location are greyed out as such

I've noticed greyed out options too for some programs having subtasks,
but in thoses cases, simply click on the '>' on the left, then right-click on a subtask.

Questions / Re: Stupid Question: where is MB installed?
« on: May 07, 2023, 07:26:07 AM »
In Windows 10, there's a simple way to find the location of MusicBee (or any program):
* Start MusicBee
* Open the Task Manager (shortcut [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Esc])
* In tab 'Processes', right-click on MusicBee
* Select 'Open file location'

A similar screenshot found on the internet:

MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Enable multiline in virtual tags
« on: May 06, 2023, 04:48:30 PM »
Just in case, a related post by hiccup (maybe the one Mayibongwe had in mind):

« on: May 01, 2023, 05:57:32 PM »
Do you wish to:
  • remove the physical file?
  • remove the file's reference from the Now Playing list?
  • remove the file's reference from all the playlists that include it?

« on: May 01, 2023, 02:07:43 PM »
Could you reword the sentence into a precise question?
Do you wish to report an issue or ask how to do something?

Questions / Re: playlits disappearing
« on: May 01, 2023, 12:45:17 PM »
hello, i use MB 3.5.8442 P

recently some playlists have disappeared while others have been modified without my intervention (the songs in the playlist is different from what i included in the playlist). in one instance, this happened after MB crashed. Other times, i am not sure what may have caused it. would you have any suggestion?

Hello Fabio,
Without any precise errog message, it's hard to tell what caused the issue.
Have you checked if something is recorded at the bottom of MusicBee's error log? (Main menu -> Help -> Support -> View error log)

As for recovering the missing playlists:
if they aren't in the bin and you don't have a backup, you could try a tool such as "recuva" (free software by Piriform).

also, i save the playlist in the library folder, inside the folder of a specific library ( as T:\MusicBee\Library\Rock\). is this a reasonable thing to do?

You are free to keep them where you wish, it's just a matter of taste and convenience.

As for me, I also use the portable version and regularly back up the whole content of MusicBee's folder tree, as well as my music collection. One is never safe from a crash.

Hello Avensis and welcome to the forum.

To expand on what watdub said, MusicBee can present your albums:
(1) either by following the folder structure (from within the left side panel)
(2) or by browsing tag lists (with or without pictures).

In the main panel, you can define the order of the album covers.
* Make sure that view 'Albums' (= 'Album Covers') or 'Album and Tracks' is selected.
* Click on the main panel header menu ('Albums' or 'Album and Tracks') -> Sort By.
* Predefined orders 'Album Artist/ Year/ Album' and 'Year/ Album' seem close to what you wish.

You can also define a custom sort order, via the same menu: Sort By -> Define Custom Sorting...
Does it suit your wishes?

Like watdub, I have difficulties understanding your post. In particular, the use of terms such as "files" and "group" is not clear. I'm wondering if you don't use "file" instead of "folder" in some cases.

Questions / Re: Clearing genre in playing tracks view
« on: April 28, 2023, 10:10:56 AM »
Got it.
Had to switch to Detailed list...
Ok, thanks for the feedback!

Questions / Re: Clearing genre in playing tracks view
« on: April 26, 2023, 08:14:17 PM »
Right click on header title 'Playing Tracks'
-> Customise Panel...
-> In the drop-down list for 'Genres', select the first row = (empty)

Questions / Re: Moving music library to SSD - will MB retain settings?
« on: April 24, 2023, 07:46:37 AM »
That's odd, indeed. I've tried to reproduce the issue by creating a similar situation (*), but it doesn't show up in my version (MB v3.5.8501 P).

1. Changing the drive a track resides on.
2. Rescanning the library.
3. Deleting the dead link.

What's the result if you rescan a track?
Select a track -> Right click -> Send To -> File Rescan
(As I use the feature now and then, I've assigned it a hotkey: Preferences -> Hotkeys -> File: Rescan selected files.)

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