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Messages - clsven

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Whenever I double click on a *.mp3 file in Windows Explorer another player is started but not MusicBee.

Currently I always have to mark the *.mp3 file right click, select "Open With", "Choose default program" and then MusicBee to get MusicBee as the player.

Even if I tick "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" it does not help.

The next time I have to go through the same procedure again.

So is there a way from inside MusicBee to adjust the file associations and use MusicBee as default player?

Maybe there is an option "check for MusicBee as default player"?

Claudia


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Questions / How are songs identified in Music Library?
« on: November 16, 2020, 01:14:37 PM »
How are songs identified in Music Library?

Is it

1.) by (exact) file name?

That would mean I could replace a song by another file (with better quality) as long as both have the same file name

Does capitalization (upper/lower case) matter?

or

2.) by (exact) hash value/binary content of a file

That would mean I could rename the file name without loss of entry in Music library

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Ok.

So whats then the difference between monitoring and scanning?

Can one say:

Is monitoring = scan + add to Music Library?

But whats then the purpose of scanning at all?
Simply checking for presence?

How can I look into the current content and state of Music Library?

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Ok, and how can I (manually, after adding to Playlist) add such a file  to Music Library?

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Questions / "Date Added" column empty even after "Send to-->File rescan"?
« on: November 12, 2020, 04:27:46 PM »
I drag a new *.mp3 file from Windows Explorer onto an existing Playlist.

The Playlist column "Date Added" remains empty even if I click on context menu

Sent To--->File Rescan

As far as I understand the context menu is the exact manual equivalent to the automatic auto-scan (at startup) from Preferences.
So a date added should be filled after manual file rescan.

When the *.mp3 file is located inside a monitored folder then "Date added" is filled.

In other words: How can I force MusicBee the fill (column) "Date Added" when the *.mp3 file is OUTSIDE a monitored folder?

Even more:

I understand that MusicBee should/can not permanently monitor and rescan all possible folders of my whole partiton
But when I drag a file onto MusicBee the trigger comes from outside and it refers to only ONE *.mp3 file.
So useless rescanning is not necessary. Instead MusicBee knows what happened and a single file rescan could take place without loss of performance. AND without a manual user File Rescan action

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Questions / Print or snapshot Playlist into PDF or *.png file?
« on: November 11, 2020, 11:58:21 AM »
Is there a way to print the current playlist into a *.pdf file or snapshot into *.png file?

This function must have an auto-scoll feature to capture all songs even on long playlists.

Furthermore only the columns which are currently active in Playlist table should be captured/printed.

How can I achieve this?

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Assume I added a *.mp3 song to a playlist and assign a Rating of lets say 3 stars.
As far as I understand the Rating is automatically stored in IDv3 header of file (sync enabled) AND in MusicBee Library.

(Days) Later I changed the Rating in IDv3 header of *.mp3 file NOT by MusicBee but another (!) external player.

For simplicity lets say e.g. in well known MP3tag.exe program

When I now start MusicBee there is a conflict between the Rating value in IDv3 header of *.mp3 file and the Rating in MusicBee Library.

Which one has priority (=is shown) in Playlist column?

Can I force MusicBee to sync the Rating values and copy all Rating values (only) into direction Music Library?

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Questions / Re-numbering songs in playlist on-demand possible?
« on: November 08, 2020, 07:33:49 AM »

The "#" column in playlists show a number for each song.

Is this number assigned in the sequence of adding?

Can I sort a playlist e.g. for Artist+Title and let MusicBee re-number (without number gaps) all the songs according to their current order?


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When I look at the lines in my playlists then I like the current font(size) but not the gap between the lines.

From line to line there is a gap/space of approx 5 empty pixel rows.
This space gap is not reduceable by decreasing the font size.

I prefer to see as much songs in playlists as possible without scrolling.
So how can I reduce this space gap to only lets say 2 pixels?

The preferences dialog does not contain an option to adjust the line height.
I doubt that the line height can solve this problem alone. There must be an additional setting in the programs table control setup.

So is there any solution?

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As far as I can the "Last played" timestamp is only updated when I play a song COMPLETELY.

When I start listening to e.g. the first 30 seconds and then switch to another song the "Last played" song is not updated.

Is this correct?

How can I change this?

If I play a song e.g. at least 1 second then the "Last played" timestamp should be updated.

Furthermore the "Last played" song seems to be NOT equal to the "Last access" timestamp of the underlying *.mp3 file.
The "Last Played" timestamp in Playlists show "Unknown" for all new dragged *.mp3 files.

Can I sync "Last access" file timestamp with "Last played" timestamp in Playlist?

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Questions / Re: Particular meaning of checkmark column?
« on: November 04, 2020, 06:59:30 AM »
Ok, thank you.
One more related question:

I tried to move the checkmark column from the first, left-most position to the mid resp. the right-end of the playlist table.

But this does not work (as for the other columns).

Is this "special" checkmark column unmoveable tied tot the first position?

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Assume I dragged a *.mp3 file with a Rating of 2 Stars onto a playlist.
The playlist column with "Rating" value shows 2 stars.

Now the Rating value in ID3 v2.3 header is changed (by another program outside of MusicBee).
The new value for 3 Stars is now in ID3 header. I checked this with Mp3tag tool

However the column in MusicBee shows still 2 stars.

Menu View-->Refresh does not update the "Rating" column
Exiting MusicBee and restart it does not help either.

So how can I update the shown Rating value in Playlist of MusicBee otherwise?

Or even better for ALL songs of the current Playlist?

Claudia

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Questions / Particular meaning of checkmark column?
« on: November 02, 2020, 08:04:07 PM »
There are various columns offered for display in the playlist.

One of them is a checkmark/tick column which contains a checkmark or is empty.

I like this for some purposes.
But I want to be sure that it has no side effects.

Does this checkmark has a special meaning or is just a checkmark?

Can I assign a checkmark value to other columns as well (e.g.to "custom1")?

Claudia


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Questions / How to turn line background of currently played song to grey?
« on: November 02, 2020, 07:57:51 PM »
I double clicked onto a song in my playlist.

It is played.
At the end MusicBee jumps to the next song in list (=next line).
And yes, the arrow left of the current song line indicates the active song.

However I would prefer to have the background of the currently played line in light grey because its easier to recognize.

Is this somehow possible?

Claudia

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Questions / Columns "Size" and "Date Modified" show N/A after dragging?
« on: November 02, 2020, 07:53:50 PM »
I created a new playlist.

Then I dragged some *.mp3 files on it.

Title, Artist, Rating and time are successfully recognized.

The columns "Size" and "Date Modified" show N/A

Why does MusicBee not fetch the information from file system?

Claudia

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