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MusicBee Wishlist / Linux?
« on: November 12, 2021, 04:39:47 PM »
MusicBee is THE best music library manager out there. Sad to have to break up with it for switching OS.
Now I noticed making MusicBee open-source is something the developers are uncomfortable with, and I respect that, whatever the reason for it is. I don't see any reason for annoying anyone with this.
I am currently learning to code and am finishing up high school with the intention to study in system engineering. Because of this I started learning to code in a few different languages. What does it take to be part of the developer team? I am interested in investing time and effort to bring MusicBee to the Linux community.
I'm currently interested in having it run on Debian, though I would like to make it accessible for nearly all Linux distros, if possible.
Thank you.

Questions / Track Numbers for Videos Inside "Album"?
« on: June 15, 2021, 09:25:46 PM »
I just managed to make my video library work, thanks to Steven's help: thread
Now I have an "album" inside which are contained a series of videos from a virtual conference. I would like for these videos to show up in order, like music tracks show up in order in an album, but I don't see the "track number" option anywhere in the tagging section. I thought of using the "episode" field, but that doesn't work; the videos still don't appear in order...
Thank you in advance. :)

Questions / Is "Include Videos" Supposed to Work?
« on: May 16, 2021, 09:23:28 PM »
I've made a quick search on the MusicBee forum and found that there used to be a plug-in that supported organising video files inside MusicBee, and that it wasn't supported anymore.
What I'm wondering is why there's still an "Include Videos" option in the preferences panel, along with options for the external video player. Am I missing out on something? 'Cause, if it's possible, I'd be interested in being able to organise my music and videos all in the same place (MusicBee, 'cause it's like the third coolest app ever, after FL Studio and DuoLingo, LOL). Additionally, having lyrics videos for some of my music would be sick too.
Peace all.

General Discussions / Auto DJ Improvement Ideas
« on: April 19, 2021, 06:43:17 PM »
Imagine if MusicBee could use the tempo and Camelot/key values to actually mix songs.
Now I know that Mixxx's Auto-DJ can do exactly that, but having it all within MusicBee would be even more convenient.
Also one could customise the "Camelot value distance allowed" value. For example, tonalities that are too far apart for some might be acceptable for others.
Additionally, one could also modify the BPM distance value allowed, to avoid having songs which are abnormally stretched to fit the BPM.
Also, MusicBee could recognise that a song that is 87 BPM should be stretched to 90 BPM to suit a 180 BPM target value, instead of making it more than twice as fast.
I'm still just learning how to code for now, so these are just ideas which came to me but are far from reality as far as I'm concerned. 😶

Questions / Using Icon in Highlighting Feature (Alignment Issue)
« on: January 15, 2021, 04:46:22 PM »
So I just found out I could highlight tracks corresponding to certain criteria. First, that doesn't work as the tracks corresponding to these criteria are not completely highlighted; there is only a little coloured square where the "like" button should be positioned.
Here's a screenshot:

But, for instance, I am not interested in highlighting my tracks with colours because I think that would be a bit overwhelming. I rather want to have an icon displayed for certain tracks. So, when I pick an icon, here's what happens:

The icon is covering the "like" button. I would like it to be aligned to the right rather than to the left, and I don't see why it's not this way by default.

Thanks.   : )

Is there a way to add words in the list of that to be ignored in the sorting of artist/album/track titles?
For example, the word "the" is ignored in artist sorting is such a way that an artist named "The Musicbee" will be sorted in M rather than in T.
See, I would like artist names starting with French and Spanish determiners, and perhaps other such words, to be treated in the same way as English artist names.

Questions / iTunes XML Library File Selective Export?
« on: October 28, 2020, 05:59:40 PM »
I use the "export the library as an iTunes formatted XML file" option in my MusicBee settings in order to synchronise my music library with my DJ software. It works great because, in my DJ software, I have an "iTunes" section which is separated from my DJ remix database, which I don't want to be included in my MusicBee library. In other words, I am very satisfied with this feature.
The only thing that bugs me is that all my podcasts are also exported to this XML library file, and now my DJ software is crowded with these, which makes it very more complicated to browse through my songs while DJing as it was in the past, before I subscribed to a few podcast channels.
Is it possible to export only my music files to this iTunes formatted XML file?
Thank you.
God bless.


Questions / Play/Pause Key Takeover?
« on: October 28, 2020, 05:38:19 PM »
I noticed a lot of software these days making use of the play/pause key and actually highjacking the latter so that the key only affects a single application.
For example, the iTunes software by Apple actually does this in MS Windows 10.
Just to make sure that I'm clear, I'm speaking about the play/pause key oftentimes situated within the upper part of PC keyboards, mainly those distributed by Microsoft.

I've noticed that MusicBee does not perform this "play/pause key highjack" and this, therefore, results in triggering the play/pause option of several applications all at once, which is what I'd like to be able to fix, if possible.
Is there a setting that I can change to modify this behaviour? Maybe a plugin?
Thank you.
Have a nice one.


Questions / Several Artwork Images for a Single File?
« on: October 26, 2020, 01:32:11 PM »
In Itunes, there is this option for selecting two artwork images for a single file. One artwork image is displayed as the album (or EP or single) artwork, and the other is displayed as the song artwork, which appears in the "now playing" section.
Is there a way to achieve this in Musicbee?
Thank you.
Best wishes.


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