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Questions / Re: IF command
« on: August 07, 2023, 09:11:39 AM »
both fields are date types. If either field value doesnt parse as a valid year or date then the comparison wont work

So if I understand correctly the format for the comparison must be dd/mm/yyyy?
Can't compare 1976-2000? But only 01/01/1976 - 01-01-2000!!!!

Effectively putting the format dd/mm/yyyy the comparison is performed.
But it doesn't make much sense. Most, I think, will just put the year.

Questions / IF command
« on: August 06, 2023, 11:04:51 AM »

I'm trying to make a simple comparison.

$If(<Year>=<Original Year>,true-value,false-value)

But it doesn't work and it's always true or false depending on the comparison if it's the same or different.
Am I doing something wrong?

Questions / Re: Moving a large Music Folder
« on: July 03, 2023, 02:31:29 PM »
Try using file organizer.
Select all the songs you want to transfer.
Use File Organizer and in the first empty field write: C:\music and MB will do everything by itself. I used it to transfer files from one HD to another and in the end nothing changed at the library level, except the reference to the new HD (Example D:)
I hope I was clear!!!

Questions / Re: Saving custom tag data
« on: July 02, 2023, 09:00:35 AM »
I had put the library files in the same folder as MB, but actually they should be placed in the MB folder contained in the system MUSIC folder.

Questions / Re: Saving custom tag data
« on: July 02, 2023, 08:44:45 AM »
They are saved either as tags within the music file itself, or only within the MusicBee database (Library) file, depending on what you chose to do in Preferences/Tags (1)/Custom Tags when you created them.

Thanks for the reply.
Is the database file MusicBeeLibrary.mbl?
In the preferences I chose to save in the MB database and in fact in that file written above the data is there but is not inserted again in the tags designed to contain them in the new installation.
Thank you

Questions / Saving custom tag data
« on: July 02, 2023, 06:00:27 AM »
i had to transfer music bee to another pc. Tried to back up everything and everything seemed fine. Instead, I realized that the data relating to the custom tags were not recovered.
Where does music bee save this data?

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?

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