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Questions / Re: Album view sorted by type (LP, EP, Live, etc.)
« on: September 11, 2023, 02:58:58 PM »
I have been assuming that the OP was looking for a way to have this grouping in a custom order and not alphabetical.

I understand now, thanks hiccup, the OP may add "invisible spaces" to do the trick then.
In the next example i used Unicode: U+2028  HTML: &#8232  Description: Line Separator from

This is how it look likes when adding the above character into the formula in notepad++, 2 x character for LP to be first in the sort order, 1 x character for Broadcast to be second and nothing for Boxset to be the last.

The "invisible spaces" don't appear in the Code Box, but they are there, if you copy this content and paste it to notepad++ they will appear as the image below.
$If($Contains(<Folder Name>,-Boxset-),Boxset,$If($Contains(<Folder Name>,-Broadcast-),
Broadcast,$If($Contains(<Folder Name>,-LP-),


and the result

Hope it helps

Many thanks for your help... But
1 - I'm too lazy to re-organize my folders.
2 - Foe now, I'll stick with common view. Hicupp was right about this kind of splitting views as it's sometimes difficult to point some albums to a specific category.

In fact, I wanted to match my vinyls (I am mostly analog, and for a long time now) A-Z sorting with LPs (studio, live, comps) in a shelf and 7" in another, and I don't even talk about 10" which can be singles or LPs... A matter of size that does not exist with digital library.

When I'll be in the mood of rearranging files, I'll try your methods for a simple split for Albums/ EP & Singles

And again, big gratitude to who answered here !

PS: Sorry for my crappy english (I'm french)

Questions / Re: Album view sorted by type (LP, EP, Live, etc.)
« on: September 07, 2023, 10:20:23 PM »
I have to admit that all my numerous (and long time consuming) attempts to apply tricks and settings described in there results in a complete mess & failure.
That's perfectly understandable, and you should not blame yourself for not getting this to work from reading that thread.
It's very long, and also a bit of a confusing mess.
(no offense to the fantastic input and suggestions by users such as Bee-liever to that thread! )

But it's more of a Question/Discussion thread than a proper Tips&Tricks topic.
I believe some three different approaches are referred to in that thread, and not one of them is explained properly.

It would be good if somebody (who is using such a system) would write a proper and concise Tips&Tricks for it.
(after that, the current thread would probably best be moved to Questions)

Personally I used this 'system' only for a short while and quickly abandoned it because it resulted in lots of unused 'real estate' in my Album view.

Thanks for the the answer... I think I will forgot this to prevent a severe headache... And thanks too for your very useful infos about customizing parts of an xmlc skin... That was crystal clear !

PS:Just a colour I can't match with a line of the sample skin (the tiny border I want to make white):

It may just be not possible.


MusicBee Wishlist / Choice to not display albums count under artist name
« on: September 06, 2023, 11:21:46 PM »

I know Steven's answer to someone last year was that there is no way to do that, but, well, let's have a dream...

Questions / Album view sorted by type (LP, EP, Live, etc.)
« on: September 06, 2023, 05:56:30 PM »
Hello everyone,
I'm trying to get this in my albums view

It comes from
I have to admit that all my numerous (and long time consuming) attempts to apply tricks and settings described in there results in a complete mess & failure.
I also see that you can override the alphabetic order with invisible character space.

I hope someone can provide a kind of "step-by-step for newbies"


Questions / Re: Ignored words in Grouping Section
« on: August 30, 2023, 12:00:28 PM »
Try custom sorting: Works for L'Avant-garde now sorted in the A section but:
Messed up some other artists sorting, (i.e. Moondog goes in S section even if I custom it to be sorted as Moondog, quite strange, uh?)

So I'll stick with renaming L'avant-garde to L'(space)Avant-Garde even if it's look quite ugly for me as this don't respect pontuaction rules.

Many thanks for all answers here !

Questions / MuseexMatch randomly crash
« on: August 29, 2023, 11:05:22 AM »
I can't get lyrics from Museexmatch. Plugin crash randomly at startup. I'm on portable MusicBee, I delete config file as suggested here and here, but doesn't solve the problem. Dll is in the plugin folder. Did I miss something ?
The msg is 'System.Dynamic.ExpandObject' ne contient pas de définition pour 'body' (I'm on french interface)

Questions / Ignored words in Grouping Section
« on: August 28, 2023, 08:55:50 AM »
In the Grouping section, you can ignore THE or whatever you want... As a french user, I had LA, LE, LES and it works fine. But when trying with L' (i.e. L'avant-garde, which I want to be displayed in the A section) nothing happens.
Any Idea ?
Many thanks !

Skins / Lyrics panel scrollbar
« on: April 10, 2023, 08:55:33 AM »
Hi there !

New to MusicBee (3 months from now), I think I find THE music player, after trying some for years now...

I've just a question:
I use Cotton Slim skin (xlmc) and everything would be 100% fine if, in Now Playing tab, the lyrics panel scrollbar (when long lyrics) would match the skin scrollbars, but it doesn't. It match only when editing lyrics. Otherwise it's almost dark and does nothing on mouse over. I tried to attach an xml file based on tips by hiccup posted on the forum, but no way...
Any help or idea ?

Many thanks...

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