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Questions / Albums view: Sort titles inside albums
« on: January 14, 2023, 04:53:30 PM »

In the view Albums, is it possible to sort the tracks by a tag other than the track number?

I have a special album in which I drop all the singles (so a sort of huge compilation album, with Album Artist = 'Various Artists')
I don't want to set track numbers for this album because the content changes very often. I would like the tracks to be sorted automatically by Artist.

By default, when the tracks are not numbered, the tracks are sorted by Title, if this can be changed somewhere?

My idea is to use a virtual tag to apply a specific sorting for the tracks in this album only.


Plugins / Re: MusicBee Remote (Remote Control for Android)
« on: January 13, 2023, 06:51:18 PM »
Sorry if the question has already been asked but I can't find it, does somebody know if the inbox can be excluded of the MusicBee Remote's library ? It retrieves and mixes both the content of the MB library and the inbox, so it's mess (my inbox is a mess).

MB runs in full screen. Here's a global screenshot:

This is not affected by the wide of the window. It's the wide of the column that is limited with the option  "restrict number of columns" set to 2 or 3. But when there is only one column because the album has 6 titles or less this limitation could maybe be removed?

This option is very nice, happy that it exists:

It seems a new column is started only when the preceding column has reached 6 tracks. That's nice too for a nice layout.

When the option "restrict number of columns" is set to 2 or 3, I found one album for which the layout seems not to work completely as it should. The album has 6 tracks (so they fit in only one column) and the titles are quite long. There are plenty of space to display the titles entirely, but yet they are truncated:

When the option "restrict number of columns" is unchecked or set to 1, the titles are displayed entirely:

When the number of columns is the same from one state of the option to another, the titles should be displayed the same. Here of course I would like the titles not to be truncated...

PS: that would be nice to have the same option in the Album and Tracks view. Currently there is the option "Display tracks as a single column list", which is not as flexible of course (unability to select precisely 2 or 3 columns)


I find surprising, not intuitive, and not very desirable that when we double-click a tab (Music, Now Playing, Playlist...) this starts the playing of all the content in the main view (and replace the current playing queue at the same time). It's easy to double click by mistake on a tab in some contexts (HTPC...)

What do you think of this feature?

Bug Reports / Re: Alignment problem in the Folder browser
« on: January 08, 2023, 10:56:51 AM »
indeed fixed, thanks!

Bug Reports / Re: Artwork: "Link the picture to this track" not saved
« on: January 08, 2023, 10:11:01 AM »
I think I found the cause. I put an exclamation point ("!") in a folder name where the files are (not the brightest idea...), it seems it's what causes the issue.
I've reproduced the issue in another folder location:
OK with: C:\test\
NOK with: C:\test !\

Probably I'm going to remove the ! to avoid some other problems.

MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Vertical A-Z jumpbar on right-hand side?
« on: January 07, 2023, 10:17:09 PM »
+1 for the ability to place the vertical jumpbar on the right side of the main panel

Currently all the entries in the jumpbar (A-Z letters or years) are always available, even if the corresponding entries in the main view are not displayed (because they don't exist or are filtered out).

For example, if the main view is sorted by artists, and no artists in the main view begin with the 'm' or 'n' letters, yet these letters are still usable in the jumpbar. Clicking on 'm' or 'n' will jump to the next artist available in the main view, so for example an artist that begins with the letter 'o'.

When we click on a letter in the jumpbar we expect to jump to an entry with this letter and not to another letter, so the current behavior lacks of predictability / accuracy.

So it would be nice if all the letters currently not available in the main view could be greyed out and disabled in the jumpbar. That is, the availability of the letters in the jumpbar would adjust in 'real time" depending of the current entries in the main view. The jumpbar would inform accurately of what is available and what is not in the main view at the moment, and would only allow to jump to available entries, which seems after all very logical. Thus the jumpbar would be accurate, handier, and faster to use.

And I think this could be also very helpful in conjunction with the jumpbar option 'Enable multi caracters search'. After each new character selected in the jumpbar the remaining characters available in the jumpbar would narrow depending of the matching content in the main view. So a kind of input assistant. It could be very efficient.

MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Reverse year jumpbar to match sorting
« on: January 07, 2023, 07:07:27 PM »

and that would be a nice visual reminder of the current sorting direction in the main view.


That would be handy to be able to scroll vertically the views (Albums cover, Album and tracks...) with the middle mouse button, as in the browsers, word processors, IDEs... This scrolling is smooth and allows you to scroll very quickly.

Bug Reports / Artwork: "Link the picture to this track" not saved
« on: January 07, 2023, 12:11:38 PM »
With MB 3.5b3

First, my artwork settings in the Preferences:

When I add an artwork to an album with these settings, the artwork is correctly embedded into the music files and correctly saved into the folder which contains the files. But in the Artwork tab in the file properties the checkbox "Link the picture to this music track" always remains unchecked, and only the Embedded artwork is available.

So the Album Artwork Manager detects that the files don't match the storage preferences too.

A link to an animated screenshot of the problem:

PS: this was working before. For albums added earlier, the two artworks (embedded and in the folder location) appear correctly in the Artwork tab. The problem is for new albums (or if I delete artworks of an existing album and try to add them again).

Bug Reports / Re: Alignment problem in the Folder browser
« on: January 07, 2023, 04:19:19 AM »
Yes, the problem occurs too in my main PC:

Bug Reports / Re: Alignment problem in the Folder browser
« on: January 07, 2023, 04:05:31 AM »
Sorry, I've tested (and reproduced) the problem in another Musicbee installation in a virtual machine (the screenshot) and sent the settings corresponding to my real installation. If the folder hierarchy in the screenshot is not very relevant ("HP LaserJet", etc..) it's because it's from a testing machine.
The file corresponding to the screenshot:

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