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Localization / Re: French translation
« on: March 21, 2024, 06:56:17 PM »
Well spotted, thanks!

FYI, this is the regular thread for the French translation:
https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=3268.0

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Skins / silvestreccf's skins
« on: March 18, 2024, 05:40:07 PM »
Skins by silvestreccf

New common download link
for the following skins created by silvestreccf (deactivated account),
with the author's prior approval:
  • Aura Dark
  • Aura Light
  • Aurora
  • Purenight Blue

The download links used in the respective skin pages are now valid and up-to-date.

Aura Dark

Version3.0 "Newlights", May 2024
DeviantArt pageHere, to view the latest changes and additional screenshots
Preview

Aura Light

Version7.0 "Newlights", May 2024
DeviantArt pageHere, to view the latest changes and additional screenshots
Preview

Aurora

Version3.0
Preview

Purenight Blue

Version2.0
Preview

Silvestreccf's homepages


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Questions / Re: Nach Lautstärkenanalyse werden Dateien nicht gespeichert
« on: February 25, 2024, 11:22:19 AM »
Hallo, A. aus dem Harz!

Two years ago, you presented the same issue in this thread:
https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=36297.0

Was the problem solved back then?
Is the situation different now?
Does it concern audio files with .CUE sheets?

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Questions / Re: Possible to do multiple sort categories per artist?
« on: February 23, 2024, 10:32:26 AM »
@aububuh

Just to rephrase your first post, you would like to group your Frank Zappa albums by album type:
1. Canon albums
2. Tribute albums
3. Bootleg albums

A simple way to achieve this is to store the album grouping category in an unused tag, for all tracks of your albums by Frank Zappa.
You could use for instance tag 'Grouping' (standard tag) if it is not used in your collection,
or create a custom tag, say 'AlbumType'.

Steps:
  • Create the custom tag if needed.
  • Populate the album grouping tag with '1. Canon', '2. Tribute', or '3. Bootleg'.
  • When browsing your collection with the 'Albums' view,
    right click on the 'Albums' header, and within 'Group By' select the album grouping tag.
    The sorting order can remain unchanged: by Album, Year/Album, etc.

With this method, special sorting values based on the artist name are useless.

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Bug Reports / Re: Cyrillic letters "А-Ю" are missing
« on: February 12, 2024, 08:59:08 PM »
And if you want to redefine what letters are added to the right of the Latin alphabet in the A-Z jumpbar:
https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=19862.msg118546#msg118546

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Начиная с версии 3.4 исчезли кириллические буквы А-Ю в ленте "A-Z" основной панель. Это так задумано?

See this post:
https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=40683.0

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Bug Reports / Re: Cyrillic letters "А-Ю" are missing
« on: February 12, 2024, 08:52:41 PM »
Hello Sergey, and welcome to the forum!

The content of the A-Z jumpbar is defined in the localisation file.
Strangely enough, the Russian localisation file for MusicBee v3.4 does not include the Russian alphabet.

But the development version of the Russian localisation file does include Cyrillic letters А-Я.
You can download it from:
https://www.mediafire.com/rusmusicbee

Steps:
* Download the latest dev. file 'Russian (dev)_2023-10-29.zip' from the URL mentioned above.
* Extract the .lng file it contains into the 'Localisation' subfolder of your portable MusicBee location.
* Within MusicBee, select that .lng file through the Preferences.
* Restart MusicBee.

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Skins / Re: Nocturne
« on: January 27, 2024, 03:15:58 PM »
I feel that the skin is a little bit 'flat', so I am considering adding some subtle 3D effect.
What do you think?

Although I'm not fond of fully flat themes in general, "Nocturne" without 3D is already excellent, easy on the eye, and coherent.
I have a slight preference for the second version, but as already stated, the change is not blatant.

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Skins / Re: Nocturne
« on: January 26, 2024, 03:32:06 PM »
Amai, da's 'nen schone!

70
Questions / Re: Playing tracks order different from playlist order
« on: January 23, 2024, 05:50:01 PM »
I'm trying to reproduce the behaviour described by TheInvoker, but several parameters can play a role.

@TheInvoker:

For your information, just in case:
* In your interface, the "Artists" view is chosen, and artist "Dreamtale" is selected. As a result, the blue rectangle shows only tracks by Dreamtale.
* But if you add tracks to the now playing list by double-clicking on the playlist name ("BEST OF"), tracks by other artists can be taken into account.
* In order to have a global view of the playlist's content, select as view "Tracks" instead of "Artists".

Could you please do the following ?
* in the "blue rectangle", right-click on "Title", then select menu Sort By -> Manual Order
* check if it solves the issue

If not, two more steps please:
* switch to English for the interface (in Preferences -> General) and restart MusicBee
* post a screenshot of your settings in Preferences -> Now Playing

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So if MusicBee on COMPUTER-B is installed using the portable version, there is no way to migrate the bookmarks from COMPUTER-A to COMPUTER-B.  The only option would be to manually re-make each bookmark on COMPUTER-B.  Am I understanding correctly?  I'm not trying to complain or be snarky--just want to make sure I'm understanding before taking the next step :-)
Yes, that's correct.

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MusicBee Wishlist / path replacements in bookmarks.dat
« on: December 30, 2023, 11:23:16 AM »
Bookmarks can relate to regular audio tracks or podcasts.

But the references are not adapted in bookmarks.dat, neither for regular audio tracks nor for podcast files:
* when using File -> Library -> Relink Music File Paths...
* when using Preferences -> tab 'Library' -> section 'podcasts' -> 'naming template' -> button 'Reorganise...'

As a result, bookmarks become unusable for files that have been moved.
And since bookmarks.dat isn't plain text, it isn't editable, so there's no workaround.

I suggest that, when the two features mentioned above perform path replacements in the library / playlists / Subscriptions.dat,
they carry out the replacements in bookmarks.dat in the same stride.

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Related topics in 'Questions':
https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=40410.0
https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=40429.0

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To summarise the problem, cag8f wants to transfer:
  • podcast files
  • and bookmarks in those podcasts
  • to a location on computer-B different from that on computer-A

Migrating to a portable install might not be sufficient,
since both the podcast index and the bookmark index contain absolute paths to the podcast files
(thus not relative paths from the portable install's folder or the library's folder).
 
It's possible to adapt the paths in the podcast index file,
but I haven't found a way so far to do the same for the the bookmark index file (binary, not editable).

Podcast index file
  • It's plain text, thus editable.
  • It contains absolute paths to the podcast files.

So there are two ways to successfully migrate the files from computer-A to computer-B, even with different locations:

Method 1:
  • Copy the podcast files from A to B.
  • Copy the podcast index file from A to B.
  • On computer-B, open the podcast index file with a text editor and adapt the file paths (location on A -> location on B).

Method 2:
  • On computer-A, migrate the podcast files so that they have the same location as on computer-B,
    by using Preferences -> tab 'Library' -> section 'podcasts' -> 'naming template' -> button 'Reorganise...'
  • Copy the podcast files from A to B.
  • Copy the podcast index file from A to B.

Bookmark index files
  • It's a binary file, thus not editable.
  • It contains absolute paths to the podcast files.

The bookmark index file is untouched after:
  • a relink operation
    File -> Library -> Relink Music File Paths...
  • a podcast reorganisation
    Preferences -> Library -> podcasts -> Reorganise...

So, for the time being, I haven't got any automated solution to propose for the bookmarks.

I will add a topic to the wishlist and include the link here.

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EDIT:
Whishlist topic
https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=40448.0

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Localization / Re: French translation
« on: December 27, 2023, 08:20:56 AM »
[EN] Minor changes for MB v3.5.
[FR] Changements mineurs pour MB v3.5.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LoOJsXEjMZ7iMn77u4kig3roPwVAVVzJ/view?usp=sharing

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Questions / Re: How to migrate bookmarks from COMPUTER-A to COMPUTER-B?
« on: December 24, 2023, 02:40:56 PM »
Bloody foreigners ;-)
LOL

Getting philosophical:
"The day we understand that we are all foreigners, we will begin to understand that no one is a stranger." (Itamar Rogovsky)

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