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Plugins / Re: UPnP/ DLNA device support
« on: March 21, 2020, 02:29:04 AM »
 :o OK I get it that if Steven is not giving up MB then thank goodness. What puzzles me is that since this topic has been active the message has been "no more development of the DLNA plugin". And yet there has been a lot of updates for all sorts of bugs, improvements etc, so some time has been spent which I appreciate. All of the recent updates I've done but have not seen any difference in the prog, it still works OK. But I still cant play gapless playback..

Plugins / Re: UPnP/ DLNA device support
« on: March 20, 2020, 12:47:07 AM »
What's the quote.....You can become a victim of you're own success. If Steven is stepping down who are we to complain if it's a personal thing. It's his life etc. But someone else has to pick up the rains otherwise we will be left with the likes of Monkey or JD river! I don't have the skills but I can give the support! 8)

Plugins / Re: UPnP/ DLNA device support
« on: March 18, 2020, 01:16:32 AM »
:) Seems to be a topic that just won't go away. Here is my take on it. I have been using MB for 5 years or so now. When DLNA appeared it was the way music fans could get their collections onto serious HIFI setups. I have a cambridge CXN which after some updates worked. However now although I can play MP3 and Flac files ok I can't get gapless playback. J River seems to manage it. So my message is what I have said before. MB is the best by far out there. So can't we support Steven by having a "Pro" version. I would be willing to pay somewhere like £40 for Steven to develop DLNA.

Skins / Iconic Skin Request
« on: July 26, 2018, 11:35:48 PM »
Hi Bee-liever.
I really like your iconic skin, one of the cleanest attractive I've seen. However I'm not keen on the gold/yellow frame lines. Any chance of options to change to different colors? Would you do it or give info on how to change the skin?

Questions / DLNA Miracle (almost)
« on: May 20, 2018, 09:10:52 PM »
If moderator needs to move this post then please do.
I have not used MB for a while as it would not play flac files to my Cambridge streamer. Reluctantly I moved to JRiver as Steven could not spend the time on any more development. I said in several posts this was a shame as MB was and still is the best.
So imagine my surprise and delight when after a firmware update on my streamer (mainly to stream Tidal but also other minor bug fixes) I checked out MB and found it will now play flacs. However now there is a bug on the Cambridge for all DLNA software where it will only play one track and not to move on to the next. Cambridge are aware of this and are promising a fix and have told me that once done there is no reason why I cant use MB to send flacs to the streamer.
So I am very happy to have MB back. The point is that maybe a lot of the problems with DLNA are not necessarily down to MB's plugin but the ability of the hardware to communicate universally.

Plugins / Re: UPnP/ DLNA device support
« on: October 06, 2017, 01:01:13 AM »
I don't think this is directly to do with "issues". There is the latest version of  MB which talks about new features for sorting, grouping etc. All very good but what's happening now is a whole new world of streamers offering top class sound like Cambridge, Naim, Marantz, etc that need a top notch piece of software to work effectively. If MB cant get on board with this then I fear its days are numbered. Shame as it was MB that got me persuaded to put my music on my PC.

Plugins / Re: UPnP/ DLNA device support
« on: July 28, 2017, 10:20:29 PM »
just to update my problem. the plugin works for mp3 files but not for flac. With my new hifi equipment i would like to rip to flac.
That's the only problem i have but it's significant now with my new gear.

Plugins / Re: UPnP/ DLNA device support
« on: July 19, 2017, 09:19:36 PM »
I don't have the skills to pursue this but Steven has invited people to look at it. Anybody interested or are they migrating to Jriver?

Plugins / Re: UPnP/ DLNA device support
« on: May 21, 2017, 10:01:06 PM »
Well I've signed up to jriver music centre as it plays flac and mp3s to my dlna devices perfectly. Still prefer mb for everything else. Can't understand why Steven doesn't prioritize this more highly.

Plugins / Re: serious pledge for dlna working
« on: April 30, 2017, 01:03:32 AM »
So nobody is interested.
It looks like reluctantly I will stop using MB.

Plugins / serious pledge for dlna working
« on: March 22, 2017, 01:19:47 AM »
OK here's my pledge.
I have been using MB now for 5 years or more and still think its by far the best program free or not.
However the problems (including me) that people have had over the last year with the DLNA plugin really need resolving urgently. I seriously think there is no future for MB without this being resolved. Does anybody with a substantial music collection still want to play it though their PC speakers? So I am saying to Steven or whoever I am willing to donate £20 to get this sorted.
I'm not kidding here, I love this software but I think this is the biggest problem Steven has faced in terms of what is really important for the program to keep evolving.

Questions / Re: bonjour is required
« on: February 01, 2017, 06:09:40 PM »
Ok Ive managed to get a link to the screenshot

Questions / Re: bonjour is required
« on: January 31, 2017, 10:02:48 PM »

That's my point guys. I don't have bonjour installed and am being asked for it. I used to have it installed and didnt get the message and dont really want it again but if I go to the bonjour website there are 150 programs. If I have to install it which program do I use.
I don't have I tunes and definitely don't want to install it


I have done a screen shot but don't know how to upload. I have a png file but forum is asking for a URL

Questions / bonjour is required
« on: January 24, 2017, 09:23:07 PM »
i think it is since musicbee 3 but I cant be sure. When I launch MB I get an error message saying Bonjour is required for this application and cannot be found. When I click close it takes me to a web site but there are lots of different progs available.  Any help please.

Questions / backup to network drive
« on: January 10, 2016, 02:33:40 PM »
I have backed up my music files and settings to a usb drive plugged into my Asus router. This worked OK and I can see my backups and play them etc. But when I go to backup again after adding some new files the backup process will start over again, i.e. MB will try to back up the entire library again.
Any help please will be great.

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