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MusicBee Wishlist / Start/end position only in playlists
« on: May 28, 2023, 09:28:48 AM »
I realized that trimming the beginning/ending songs isn't always useful.
For example: a song should be cut at the beginning, because it has a particular beginning, only in a playlist but with a single listening you would like to hear it in full.
It would be nice to have a choice beside the two start/end setting fields that says: only in playlists.
By flagging it, those cuts will only be active in the playlists, in other cases always.

MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Enable multiline in virtual tags
« on: May 11, 2023, 08:41:24 AM »
So if it is not too complex, why not add this feature?

Because it is very complex, and likely to create lots of problems.
The lines that you are referring to are not singular line elements, but are constructed of different columns. (or grids, as Zak explained)
Track #, Title, Bitrate, etc.

It would be very messy to allow one of the fields dictating the vertical layout of the whole.

I put an image with the title display and underneath the author.
So MB already has a multi-line display.
It doesn't seem to me that this display is so cluttered!!!
The author of music bee has given the possibility with an internal proprietary language that allows to change the visualizations of songs with different colors and fonts.
I, for example, for the display of songs in the main panel use a single virtual tag with all the information I want to enter and some even based on conditions that occur for each song. The title has one color and one size, while the author has a smaller size, a different color and is italicized as well.
I apologize if I sound argumentative but I think the philosophy of MB is really that you can change the views as you like. If you have to keep a tabular view you may as well use other programs.
Obviously if a user creates a piece of crap he will either realize it himself and modify it or he will like it that way and keep it.

MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Enable multiline in virtual tags
« on: May 10, 2023, 03:05:42 PM »
It doesn't work in the main panel, though.
How do you see it working in the main panel?
Details in the main panel are displayed - in one way or another - in a grid or list.
In each of the following examples, it wouldn't make sense for any of the selected items to have a variable number of rows.

Why could it not be useful?
I often find that the title plus the author, who often has many collaborations, does not fit in the line.
You could put a condition that if the number of characters is greater than e.g. 10 put the text in the next line.
For example: this visualization has very long titles.

And there is no author because it is always the same for the whole album but if each track had it different at the end it would be cut off.

See how it is displayed on this panel?

By the way, the possibility has been given to change the size, bold, italics, color, of the font in the virtual tag, as I did in the example I put in the image, so I think it is limiting to use MB only as a mere dot matrix printer printout.
You see there are users who use applications for 10% of their possibilities, because that is enough for them and they don't feel like exploring them for other possibilities.
I didn't know that by putting a ; to head in the headers of the info tracks panel. Now that I have learned about this possibility I have created an info track as I wanted.
So if it is not too complex, why not add this feature?

MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Enable multiline in virtual tags
« on: May 09, 2023, 09:01:36 AM »
Found the thread where this was discussed:
At least in the track info panel there is a way to head.
Just add between fields or even between text ";" and enable multiline.
It doesn't work in the main panel, though.
But, if I remember correctly, from reading in another thread that Steve wanted to implement the same info track panel entry system for the main panel as well.

MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Enable multiline in virtual tags
« on: May 09, 2023, 08:47:37 AM »
Came into this one with a strong will to +1 it, but thinking more about it:

Unless there are other panels or areas in MusicBee besides the Track Information panel where you'd like to make use of these line breaks, I think what you want is already possible. I can't find it right now but I swear hiccup has a thread somewhere on this forum where he gave tips on how to simulate line breaks in the Track Info panel though the use of semi-colons and the option to "split multi-value tags into multiple rows".

Hoping he'll be able to assist with a link to that thread when he comes across this.

I, too, remember somewhere in the forum someone had mentioned this and suggested control characters for going to a carriage return in a virtual tag but I haven't found it since.
I remember something like this /n/.

MusicBee Wishlist / Enable multiline in virtual tags
« on: May 05, 2023, 08:43:38 AM »

It would be nice to have the . (multilines)
For example:
Artist: <artist> cr/
Title: <title> cr/
Song length: <length> Year: <year> cr/
Etc. etc.
With a single field you could create a set of information that currently requires many virtual tags.
This could be placed in a panel, for example, the track information. You could create entire information masks with a single virtual tag.

Bug Reports / It looks like a backup related error
« on: April 08, 2023, 03:54:30 PM »

I have this error randomly. It's been happening since I updated to the latest version.

Giving OK, the following error appears
Giving ok on the error below the program hangs for a few seconds and then closes.
Reopening it, there are no latest changes regarding the virtual fields or preferences changes, for the rest, however, such as the insertion of new tracks, they are present.
I also tried to go back to old saved settings but after a while, especially when the program plays but nothing is done, this error comes out.

MusicBee v3.5.8488.33991D  (Win10.0), 8 apr 2023 16:40:

System.NullReferenceException: Riferimento a un oggetto non impostato su un'istanza di oggetto.
   in fileName)
   in MusicBeePlugin.BackupIndex.saveBackup(String backupName, String statusbarText, Boolean isAutocreatedParam)
   in MusicBeePlugin.Plugin.regularAutobackup(Object state)
   in System.Threading.TimerQueueTimer.CallCallbackInContext(Object state)
   in System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
   in System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
   in System.Threading.TimerQueueTimer.CallCallback()
   in System.Threading.TimerQueueTimer.Fire()
   in System.Threading.TimerQueue.FireNextTimers()
   in System.Threading.TimerQueue.AppDomainTimerCallback(Int32 id)

Questions / Re: Link to full album or artist discography
« on: April 07, 2023, 04:22:01 PM »
It's located in the Track Information panel.


Questions / Link to full album or artist discography
« on: April 07, 2023, 10:55:41 AM »

I remember incorrectly, or I dreamed it, it seems to me that in MB there was a system whereby clicking on the title of the album or artist, in the main panel, opened the complete album or the singer's discography in a new tab.
Is there and where is it?

MusicBee Wishlist / Re: The track multi album.
« on: March 28, 2023, 08:42:26 AM »
This has been requested quite a few times before.

Also, 7 x 4 ≠ 280.

I did a search but couldn't find anything, I probably spelled it wrong.
You are right 4 x7 = 28. I don't understand why I wrote 280 and I also did the calculations. It will be the age!!!! :D  :D  :D
I would be interested in the answers that have been given previously, could you give me the right search terms?
Thank you

MusicBee Wishlist / The track multi album.
« on: March 27, 2023, 09:02:55 AM »
I had a somewhat peculiar idea.
I have many collections in my library that contain the same song but on different files in each collection.
If the MB could have multi album so that the same file can be shared by multiple collections so as to save space in bytes.
Example: the same song appears in 7 collections, the single song occupies 4 MB but multiplying it by 7 becomes 280 MB, with the multi album you could save 276 MB.
By author there is often the best, the greatest, the monographic, the period like the 70s plus the collections of various artists that contain the song of an author whose discography you already have.
I don't know how easy it is to script this but it would be so useful, in my opinion.
The multi-album

MusicBee Wishlist / Warning edit too many songs
« on: March 12, 2023, 05:25:28 PM »

I had a big problem. I mistakenly selected a 3000 track and in my haste I didn't see mixed in the album tag and I edited it and so it changed me in one fell swoop about 200 albums, which I'm still restoring.
You could put an alert that reads: Warning: you are trying to edit over 100 tracks, are you sure? Yes or no.

MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Edit tracks in play control
« on: March 10, 2023, 08:05:43 AM »
Do you have the "playing tracks" panel visible? When a track is playing that needs to be edited, you can simply right-click on the playing track > Edit and you can edit it. Or you can use a hot-key as long as the track is selected.

I know. And in fact I use it in certain views but in others I don't have the space to put this panel just for editing a song.
I believe that everyone always has the player control visible and therefore adding a track properties command to modify the running track in the menu invoked with the right mouse button would not be bad.

MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Edit tracks in play control
« on: March 08, 2023, 09:52:35 AM »
What in particular are you advocating editing? The order of tracks in the playlist?

I hope you understand what I write, I use google translator and not if what I write in Italian is translated correctly.

Let's see if I can explain myself better. I have a play list running and in the meantime I'm updating the tags of other songs. During the playlist, a song starts which I realize needs modifications.
How do I change it if I'm currently working with another song?
The only thing that works, not always and I don't know why, is "locate playing track to source" by pressing the right mouse button on the player control.
However, as mentioned above, this doesn't always work and when it does it takes you to the song being played, by selecting it. From here you can edit but not return to the previous activity.
It would not be convenient to have a command on the right mouse button menu on the player control, such as: "properties of the playing song", so that the dialogue for editing the playing song opens.
It would be more immediate and would allow you to edit the song's tags without having to move from the current activity.

Questions / Re: Blank line with the $IsNull
« on: March 07, 2023, 04:23:37 PM »
I know that putting the command $IsNull this error is not displayed but a space is inserted instead.
Perhaps consider initially posting in 'Questions' instead of in 'Bugs' more often?

This is not a bug.
$IsNull does not create spaces. Your own formula does.
(between {color} and {font})

Just think, I tried everything and thought it was a bug of that $IsNull command. I have not seen the obvious. In fact, once that space was removed, everything went fine.
I'm sorry I made a mistake, I'll try to be more careful.

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