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I have the settings in there, I was just wondering if there was a way to automatically batch export the playlists instead of doing them one at a time.

edit- Ah, I see there's an option "automatically export static copy" on my Auto-playlists. The majority of my playlists are static m3u format tho so I don't see any option from their submenu unfortunately

Hi, thanks for reply.
Does that mean for every individual playlist I need to go to List > Export as External Playlist ? Or is there someway it can do this automatically when I make changes to a playlist within MB.

Firstly, it's great that Logitech Media Server just automatically picks up my musicbee playlists for playback on my Squeezebox Touch.
What a timesaver - no time wasted exporting, simply point LMS at musicbee playlist folder and it gets the m3u's
Everything works perfectly apart from one thing .... the first playlist track is always missing.
For the last couple of years I've always just popped a random track at the beginning of each playlist, but is there a way round this?

Plugins / Re: HDCD decoding
« on: April 11, 2014, 01:38:08 PM »
My CDs have been ripped to 16bit FLAC using dbpoweramp.
When I playback some files ripped from HDCDs, some indicate "HDCD Active" (eg Roxy Music - Country Life) whereas others don't seem to detect it at all (eg Neil Young - Mirrorball). Is this a ripping error on my part or are some HDCD's not easily detected?

Questions / Re: Output MB to Network DAC?
« on: November 11, 2013, 04:21:24 PM »
Fantastic ! Glad you are getting somewhere with it  :)

Keep us updated on the quality of sound u get from the Apple TV toslink

Questions / Re: Output MB to Network DAC?
« on: November 08, 2013, 11:07:53 AM »
I came across a similar problem. I still use MusicBee for playback in the office as everything is hardwired (media drive >PC > external DAC > amp) and I like MB's playback functionality.
For the rest of the house I access the same FLAC files wirelessly using Logitech Media Server which runs on my office PC. The bandwidth limitations of WIFI are not a problem for streaming ( CD quality is only 1.411mbps...24bit/96khz would theoretically require 4.61mbps).

The remote playback devices are a Squeezebox Touch, O2 Joggler, ipod touch and various android tablets. The Touch connects to my lounge HIFI for decent playback (you could pop your Meridian DAC betweeen the Touch and the amp if you prefer it's sound). The sound handling via LMS is great..perfect gapless, no dropouts, synchronised playback from multiple devices & playlists exported from MB into LMS. You can control playback of all devices from a smartphone/tablet.

BUT..I know I'm getting off topic as u still wanted to use MB to control playback. Have you looked at the Airplayplugin for MB ?

If u then got an Airport Express next to your amp then I think u could take TOSLINK output from that and feed it via your Meridian to the amp, effectively giving you the networked DAC.

General Discussions / Re: Official MB appreciation thread
« on: March 08, 2013, 05:11:06 PM »
I've been using Mediamonkey for the past 8 years or so. It used to be a really good music management program. It all started to go downhill with the introduction of album art though I feel. Nowadays it just runs very slowly, unresponsive, constant hangs when tagging etc. I've tried many different alternatives over the years but always end up putting up with Mediamonkey due to it's flexibility.

This past week I thought I'd give MusicBee a try. No real expectations. First impressions were that it looked like a Mediamonkey clone. Then I loaded some FLACs and started to use it .......oh boy....this is the Ferrari to Mediamonkey's Fiat Punto , it just FLIES !!

It wasn't until I had a look at Gary Young's "Hidden Features" thread (  that I started to realise just how much work and thought Steven has put into this.  The customising of the left hand side of the screen for super fast filtering and searching just works so much better than Mediamonkey's. It feels like I have a new PC !

I haven't tried tagging yet....but looking at everything else I have the feeling that it will be pretty well handled too.

It's over 8 years since I last changed music apps..but when something this good comes along you just have to move on.

Congratulations to all those involved in the development of MusicBee ...a truly wonderful piece of software  8)

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