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Questions / Re: <Album Complete?> Data
« on: August 31, 2022, 07:12:12 PM »
Do you perhaps have set Disc# in Preferences > Sorting/Grouping as a criterion to define an album?

I haven't played with this section before, but now that it has my attention...  :)  Right now it is set to what I assume are the defaults: the following fields define an album: 1. Album Artist 2. Album Name

And, have you rescanned the files (and perhaps restarted MB) during testing this?

Many times. I have rescanned the album more than once and I even removed the album from my library and rescanned it.  As far as restarting the app goes - I have restarted it countless times since discovering the issue.

Questions / Re: <Album Complete?> Data
« on: August 31, 2022, 01:57:24 PM »
Hi Phred,

All of my albums are flac and have:

tags. MusicBee reads all 4 and I suspect uses them to determine if an <Album Complete?>

Questions / <Album Complete?> Data
« on: August 31, 2022, 01:27:35 PM »

I have a script that I swear was working correctly at some point but it appears I have broken it and I am not sure how to fix it. I have the below script embedded in a larger custom tag:

$If(<Album Complete?>="Y",<Album Track Count>,<Album Track Count>/<Track Count>) Tracks

the goal of the tag:
- If the album is complete (ie all tracks are accounted for) it should display something like "31 Tracks": <total number of album tracks available> Tracks
- If the album is NOT complete (ie there are more or less tracks than expected) it should display something like "30/31 Tracks": <total number of album tracks available>/<total number of album tracks expected> Tracks

The problem seems to lie in: <Album Track Count>/<Track Count>

The <Track Count> does not give me the total expected track count of multi-disc albums. It only seems to account for the first disc.

So If I have a 2 disc set where the first discs looks like this:
and the second like this:

"31 Tracks" is displayed

But if i delete track 3 of disc 2 i get: "30/16 Tracks"

ie only the TRACKTOTAL of DISCNUMBER=1 is accounted for...

Long story short - I am trying to display the <expected track count> that <Album Complete?> is using to determine if a album is complete or not and <Track Count> doesn't appear to be it...

Hopefully I have explained that clearly enough. Any thoughts/suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

Bug Reports / Re: Image Description
« on: August 29, 2022, 01:16:33 PM »
Wow! Thanks for the quick response Steven! Much appreciated!

Bug Reports / Image Description
« on: August 28, 2022, 10:07:34 PM »
I just noticed that MusicBee overwrites/erases the description of an embedded image when updating a flac file's tags. I have been using the image description to store the image source url. Qobuz also includes info in this tag with purchased files, if I am not mistaken. Mp3tag allows you to add/view/change image descriptions.


Questions / Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
« on: April 09, 2022, 11:15:20 PM »
I use MP3TAG. I tried AudioTester64.exe but it seemed to struggle with batch jobs. It would be a great one to have available though.

Questions / Re: What external applications are available for MusicBee?
« on: April 09, 2022, 11:13:04 PM »
Actually not specifically looking for copyright but instead the label/organisation. The reason I included the term is because iTunes doesn't write label/publisher/organization only copyright. It includes the publisher as well as the copyright information, sort of extended version of label/organization.

I'm looking for a tagging application which scraps iTunes for tags, yet to find one. I like their format, full release date instead of just year, Release Type (for sorting) etc etc

I tried kid3 with MusicBrainz and it doesn't appear to write the composer tag. Deezer API also writes composer, author tags, haven't found any application scrapping Deezer, Qobuz, Spotify either.

I'll give Picard a go.

MP3TAG has a third party source script that scrapes apple music and manages to pull pretty much everything - organization, composers, ids, upc, isrc... Deezer, Qobuz and Spotify - I'm not sure about those...

Questions / Re: official chromecast plugin
« on: April 09, 2022, 11:06:57 PM »

I'm hoping that transcoding for chomecast as an option. Goggle chokes on hi-res, especially if you are streaming to a group. The only option at this point is to keep duplicate libraries - hi-res and a lower res option. Less than ideal and a royal pain in the butt, especially if you use tags to store ratings..

MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Seperate/Categorize Albums by Type
« on: January 18, 2021, 01:18:44 PM »
Thanks! Not sure how I missed that. I've been using groupings for things like isolating bonus tracks, box set / deluxe edition section headers, etc. I setup a new tag and was able to get it up in running in no time. Ah MusicBee - Is there anything you can't do?

Thanks again!

MusicBee Wishlist / Seperate/Categorize Albums by Type
« on: January 18, 2021, 02:14:46 AM »
I like how some services / apps separate albums by type:
- Album
- EP
- Single
- Live
- Compilation
- Box Set
- Bootleg
- Appears On

It would be great if MusicBee was able to do this as well. I think it might require a new tag to implement but if you are a big fan of a few older artists, as I am, I expect you will quickly find that their catalogue becomes a bit of a mess otherwise - see Blondie, Radiohead, Bowie, U2, Kiss, etc...

Very nice! I was just trying to figure out if I could rename the "Publisher" tag on the editor to "Copyright" and have it read the copyright tag instead.

MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Ability to Add PDFs to Library
« on: January 12, 2021, 08:57:30 PM »
Apple and Qobuz both handled differently and both appear to work:

Apple allows for multiple booklets, perhaps to be included with groupings or subfolders (disc1, etc):

Qobuz, on the other hand, include an icon along with the album info (I couldn't find an image but here is a url):

Both have their pros and cons. I imagine the qobuz approach would be easier to implement. The iTunes approach, on the other hand, I believe, offers more flexibility - ie booklets tied to groupings, multiple booklets tied to an album/box set, etc... the iTunes approach would also allow you to potentially manage the file name, the same track filenames are managed

MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Ability to Add PDFs to Library
« on: January 12, 2021, 05:08:11 PM »
I am guessing the intended purpose is to be able to quickly open booklets of releases?

If so, more often those will not be pdf's but image files containing scanned pages.
Or there can be several pdf's, or a mixture of pdf's and jpg's.

So I am not sure if a solution should be restricted to the pdf filetype.
Perhaps a shortcut to open a folder named 'booklet' (or something) if present and residing in the same folder as the music files would work better?

Most of my booklets are PDF (Qobuz's, HDTracks and iTunes all use the format, if I am not mistaken.) That said I think you make a good point. There are many booklets that are available via discogs, etc, that are collections of lose scanned images. It sounds almost like two unique asks...

MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Ability to Add PDFs to Library
« on: January 12, 2021, 03:24:45 PM »
+1, I have a growing number of PDFs  associated with my library

I also merged the half dozen or so other topics to this effect.

Thanks psychoadept!

MusicBee Wishlist / Read Only Tags
« on: January 11, 2021, 07:33:45 PM »
It would be nice to have the ability to display tags like UPC, ISRC, etc. as read only - knowing they won't accidently be changed or deleted. I can't imagine ever wanting to alter some tags. That said, if the need for change arises I am good with it be slightly awkward (using a 3rd party editor or having to change the field settings.)


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