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Questions / Re: Release data formatting (slashes or dashes?)
« on: January 13, 2022, 09:37:06 PM »
Awesome, thank you for your help. = )

Questions / Re: Release data formatting (slashes or dashes?)
« on: January 13, 2022, 08:38:04 PM »
It sort depends on whether you're using ID3, APE or VORBIS tags.
If the latter two, you can put whatever you want, but if the former, MB will eventually split the YEAR tag into both a YEAR and DATE tag to conform to the ID3 specifications, and uses a slash to separate the month and day.

"Original release date" would be month, date, year, while "original release year" would be only the year. Hiccup will correct me if I'm wrong.


Oh okay, and are those "Original Release Date" / "Original Release Year" fields I mentioned the two fields that would end up auto-populated like that? Or would that be something else?

Questions / Release data formatting (slashes or dashes?)
« on: January 13, 2022, 07:16:21 AM »
So I'm reorganizing my library with a new dating scheme. I'm using the standard "Year" field for the release date of that particular release/remaster itself. And then I'm going to use the "Original Year" field for the original release date of the very first release of that album. But what I'm wondering is, is there any functional difference between using a dash to separate the year, month, & day (yyyy-mm-dd) and using a slash (yyyy/mm/dd). I know that sometimes MusicBee can recognize different elements within info in the same field, so what I'm wondering is if that matters in this case.

Also, a somewhat related question... I'm looking through Hiccup's Bible of Tags (, and I'm wondering what is the difference in purpose between "date (original release date)" and "date (original release year)." The descriptions aren't exactly clear to me.

Anyway, thank you for reading.


MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Sorting and Grouping between folders
« on: September 13, 2021, 07:31:24 PM »
By the way, your request isn't really related to the original request in this thread.
Maybe a moderator could move it to a separate thread and give it a suitable name...?
Oh whoops, I interpreted his post as wanting to set sorting/grouping settings on a per-artist/per-album basis. I guess I might be misunderstanding it then, my bad.

Try creating a custom tag and adding that tag to the Sorting/Grouping settings.
Then you can tell MusicBee to display separate disc art for just the albums that need it, instead of all of them.
(I'm not sure what you've done for Set Subtitle, but that might work too)
That's a good idea. I had been trying to use "set subtitle" and another related virtual tag for this grouping at first, but it broke it all up in a similar way, except more fragmented... Using "disc #" was the closest results I could get out of it to what I was looking for. Just tried the custom tag and it made everything group together just the way I wanted. Thanks for the advice!

MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Multiple level sub-grouping
« on: September 13, 2021, 10:42:01 AM »
Here is another post I found that is requesting this as well.

Tips and Tricks / Re: How to use the sub-grouping header
« on: September 13, 2021, 08:06:41 AM »
Hey guys. I've augmented @Bee-liever's original virtual tag like so:
$If(<Disc Count>>1,$IsNull(<Set Subtitle>,"➢ Disc "<Disc#>,"➢ Disc "<Disc#>"  ||  "<Set Subtitle>),$IsNull(<Set Subtitle>,,<Set Subtitle>))
And it works really well. I'm loving the extra control. But I'm wondering, how might I further adjust this formula to make it so the "Disc #" doesn't repeat for each new subtitle that occurs within the same disc?

In other words, so it's only the "set subtitle" by itself that appears in those 2nd & 3rd sub-groupings. Thank you. : )

MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Sorting and Grouping between folders
« on: September 13, 2021, 07:46:41 AM »
Oh, if you guys ever do get into the nitty-gritty of implementing this feature, one more thing... Can I also request that you enable the ability to not have the album header field and album sub-header field repeat for each grouping? What I mean by that...

Anyway, thanks again.  ::)

MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Sorting and Grouping between folders
« on: September 13, 2021, 07:34:44 AM »

I would also really appreciate this feature. I have a bunch of multi-disc albums, and some of these albums have different cover art for each disc. When I set the grouping option to include or "disc #" like this...

...I can view the cover art for each individual disc, and it looks super sleek and nice.  (I've also used a "set subtitle" setting as well.)

But when I go to view any other multi-disc albums that don't have multiple cover arts, it still breaks them up by disc and just repeats the one cover art.

It looks really silly, unfortunately, and as far as I know, there's no good way to fix this...

Some kind of toggle or custom grouping set on a per-album basis would be freaking amazing. The ideal would be the ability to keep the first set of discs the way it is, but have the 2nd set look like this...

Anyway, thanks for everything you guys do. I'm sure you hear this all the time, but MusicBee is undoubtedly the best music library software out there.  ::) I've only been using it for a few weeks now, but I'm constantly blown away by the customizability of it. I've never been able to actually organize a music library how I see it in my head before 😂

MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Multiple level sub-grouping
« on: September 13, 2021, 06:28:45 AM »
+1 Absolutely, this would be awesome.

Questions / Re: Multiple-disc albums / Multiple cover arts?
« on: September 12, 2021, 10:24:52 PM »
Okay, well it's not exactly what I had in mind, but I think if I shuffle some values around, I can get all the subtitles and subcategories I'm looking for represented pretty decently. I might be being a little too picky about my customization, honestly. ;D Wouldn't be the first time. I think I will submit a feature request for the "sorting/grouping" per-album toggle switch though. Hopefully that counts as significant enough to warrant consideration. Thanks again for all your help  ::)

Questions / Re: Multiple-disc albums / Multiple cover arts?
« on: September 12, 2021, 12:11:57 PM »
Hmm okay shoot, I'm sorry. A couple more nitpicks... So the album artwork is now split up per disc which is perfect, but the album name now repeats as a header for that second section, rather than just using the "Set Subtitle" sub-header by itself.

I also have other albums where I would like to split up the tracks into these "Set Subtitle" categories, but for these albums they are just different sections within the same single disc (so no need for a second artwork). Is there a way to toggle that feature for some albums but not others? I tried adding another category of sub-header, but I guess I can only set one at a time? Here's a picture of one of those single-disc albums w/ multiple categories.

Questions / Re: Multiple-disc albums / Multiple cover arts?
« on: September 12, 2021, 11:17:19 AM »
You're awesome! Worked like a charm ::) Thanks so much!

Questions / Multiple-disc albums / Multiple cover arts?
« on: September 12, 2021, 08:46:46 AM »
I've already done a bit of searching around, but I can't find a satisfactory solution for what I'm trying to do. I have a multi-disc album (like a 20-disc box set), and I would like to have it all categorized together by the overall album title, but then broken up into each individual disc/disc title along with each individual disc's cover art. Someone mentioned in another forum turning on "enable all artwork to be selected and displayed," but I can't get that to work properly in the first place, but also it doesn't sound like that would associate each disc with any specific piece of art... Is there any possible way to do this in this fashion? Should I maybe submit a feature request? Thank you for reading.

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