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Questions / Time-based auto-skipping, for radio streams
Last post by Muzikkbeee on August 02, 2021, 10:49:39 PM   |  Started by Muzikkbeee
Is there a way to use a time/schedule-based auto-skip to "play next track"?

I regularly use radio stations in my play lists, mixed with both regular local albums/songs and/or other radio streams, which are considered "continuous tracks". I also like to shuffle radios or genres to break up monotony, but I have to do it manually.

For instance, if I listen to an alt rock radio, programming can be repetitve (some internet radios have short playlists on a loop), so I'd like to be able to auto-rotate between various other alt rock radios, or other genres, etc.  every 15 minutes for instance?

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Similarily, is there a feature that allows scheduling/auto-skipping to a different genre based on the time? Ie have the playlist play genre category: jazz in the morning, classical in the afternoon, etc.? You could auto-DJ your own local radio station with a different genre every hour etc.
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I believe it'll be less time consuming using Picard to add IPLS roles to all your tracks, than inputting them manually.

Don't think i have not tried it. Unfortunately quite a lot of the performer and techie info i put on is not there or else the track is not to be found through picard so there is a lot of manual work regardless.
I have eventually found the "Define ... " button on your link and my apologies for not understanding then, and perhaps still not understanding now, what information you are trying to get across. It may be helpful if the section on the virtual tags were on a seperate page to avoid some confusion.
I am not using "Save to musicbee database only" but it is too late - by using "Save To Musicbee database Only" for that short period and then changing to their new defined tags has led to blanking those custom tags on one computer anyway - i am trying to see if they are still available on the other computer (I doubt they are)
I have been able to copy a few files and check if the tags stick with the file and they appear to do so. So i can am in position now to move on from here and look after the newer files, maybe over time i will try reinstating the info withsome help from picard if i can find the relevant info.

I think i can be comfortable now that when i sychronize files my two computers that the tags will not be abused.
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Please can you also tell me how you got  WORKSUBITLE and STYLE as that is not available in my dropdown list for defining a custom tag.

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I do not wish to be rude but it is not nice to be talked down to for misreading or not understanding messages.

How to Create a Custom Tag

If you want each role separate, you must "define new tags," as presented in the first link I provided you (if you had looked at and understood @hiccup's write up, you would've understood the difference between using pre-defined tag versus defining your own),

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It is normal to use KISS when trying to explain something that is easy for you just in case the person reading the information is not used to the "terms"

More accurately, you've named a Custom Tag associated with the real tag "Involved people list" "Producer."

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It looks like from a lot of reading, experimentation, rereading the messages and rereading again - that i should define my custom tags as "save to musicbee database only"

"Save to MusicBee database only" Custom Tags are equivalent to separate Custom Tags saved to files.
You can format a "Save to MusicBee database only" tag as role:person;, but it's not required - only the "Involved People List" tag requires this format.

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Changing the producer named tag to IPLST (or another title) and define as Involved People List

Yes, then remove "Involved People List" from all the other Custom Tag definitions.

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Then start the long process of editing names to role:name - where role is one of my custom tags.
That may populate my relevant custom tags "fields" with the information.

Or...

I personally would bypass the manual input (that's what really is time-consuming) and learn to use MusicBrainz Picard, as many of the albums you've tagging likely already contain the desired information in the MusicBrainz database. If not, you could add the roles to the database yourself (so others can tag their tracks appropriately) and then use Picard to grab the tags for your own files.

I believe it'll be less time consuming using Picard to add IPLS roles to all your tracks, than inputting them manually.
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Please can you also tell me how you got  WORKSUBITLE and STYLE as that is not available in my dropdown list for defining a custom tag.

I do not wish to be rude but it is not nice to be talked down to for misreading or not understanding messages.

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How to Create a Custom Tag

If you want each role separate, you must "define new tags," as presented in the first link I provided you (if you had looked at and understood @hiccup's write up, you would've understood the difference between using pre-defined tag versus defining your own),

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It is normal to use KISS when trying to explain something that is easy for you just in case the person reading the information is not used to the "terms"

More accurately, you've named a Custom Tag associated with the real tag "Involved people list" "Producer."

It looks like from a lot of reading, experimentation, rereading the messages and rereading again - that i should define my custom tags as "save to musicbee database only"

"Save to MusicBee database only" Custom Tags are equivalent to separate Custom Tags saved to files.
You can format a "Save to MusicBee database only" tag as role:person;, but it's not required - only the "Involved People List" tag requires this format.

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Changing the producer named tag to IPLST (or another title) and define as Involved People List

Yes, then remove "Involved People List" from all the other Custom Tag definitions.

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Then start the long process of editing names to role:name - where role is one of my custom tags.
That may populate my relevant custom tags "fields" with the information.

Or...

I personally would bypass the manual input (that's what really is time-consuming) and learn to use MusicBrainz Picard, as many of the albums you've tagging likely already contain the desired information in the MusicBrainz database. If not, you could add the roles to the database yourself (so others can tag their tracks appropriately) and then use Picard to grab the tags for your own files.

I believe it'll be less time consuming using Picard to add IPLS roles to all your tracks, than inputting them manually.
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Please can you also tell me how you got  WORKSUBITLE and STYLE as that is not available in my dropdown list for defining a custom tag.

I do not wish to be rude but it is not nice to be talked down to for misreading or not understanding messages.

Quote
How to Create a Custom Tag

If you want each role separate, you must "define new tags," as presented in the first link I provided you (if you had looked at and understood @hiccup's write up, you would've understood the difference between using pre-defined tag versus defining your own),

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It is normal to use KISS when trying to explain something that is easy for you just in case the person reading the information is not used to the "terms"

More accurately, you've named a Custom Tag associated with the real tag "Involved people list" "Producer."

It looks like from a lot of reading, experimentation, rereading the messages and rereading again - that i should define my custom tags as "save to musicbee database only"

"Save to MusicBee database only" Custom Tags are equivalent to separate Custom Tags saved to files.
You can format a "Save to MusicBee database only" tag as role:person;, but it's not required - only the "Involved People List" tag requires this format.

Quote
Changing the producer named tag to IPLST (or another title) and define as Involved People List

Yes, then remove "Involved People List" from all the other Custom Tag definitions.

Quote
Then start the long process of editing names to role:name - where role is one of my custom tags.
That may populate my relevant custom tags "fields" with the information.

Or...

I personally would bypass the manual input (that's what really is time-consuming) and learn to use MusicBrainz Picard, as many of the albums you've tagging likely already contain the desired information in the MusicBrainz database. If not, you could add the roles to the database yourself (so others can tag their tracks appropriately) and then use Picard to grab the tags for your own files.

I believe it'll be less time consuming using Picard to add IPLS roles to all your tracks, than inputting them manually.
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Questions / Re: How to get MB map NAS drive through the internet?
Last post by The Incredible Boom Boom on August 02, 2021, 03:45:51 PM   |  Started by hirdon
You have to map the drive to Explorer, which will be difficult. You'll have to do the research yourself, which is why I directed you to Google. If you are able to discover a way to easily access your drive with Explorer through the Internet, we would love to hear it. Off the top, you could try setting up a VPN to your NAS drive, but accomplishing exactly what you desire is going to be a big pain in the ass.

Just an update, I hadn't set up a personal VPN in forever until recently, but I'm glad to say it's no longer a "big pain in the ass," thanks to Docker!
(Though I'm probably many, many years late on this.)
 
Happy to say I'm away from home, listening to Haydn over a remotely mapped network drive.
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Questions / How to distinguish Producer / Co-producers / Directors?
Last post by arbor_mute on August 02, 2021, 02:26:30 PM   |  Started by arbor_mute
I  apologize if this has already been addressed elsewhere:
I just wanted to hear from you guys how to distinguish Producer / Co-producers / Directors within the tag system of MB?
Any ideas or examples will be seriously grateful.
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Bug Reports / Re: Soundcloud Issue
Last post by Steven on August 02, 2021, 12:23:31 PM   |  Started by AinselLee
Soundcloud are in the process of upgrading their api protocol. At some point the current method MB uses will no longer work and you will need to use this patch version for the search function to work. This patch version uses the new protocol and can be used now
https://getmusicbee.com/patches/MusicBee34_Patched.zip
unzip and replace the existing musicbee application files
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Questions / Re: Change format of "Date Added" field? I only want d-mmm-yy
Last post by frankz on August 02, 2021, 05:30:31 AM   |  Started by rgujiohgrwuio
You'd want to create a virtual tag based off the Date Added tag and using a date function and display that instead of the original field.
https://musicbee.fandom.com/wiki/Virtual_Tags
https://musicbee.fandom.com/wiki/Functions#Date
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Questions / Change format of "Date Added" field? I only want d-mmm-yy
Last post by rgujiohgrwuio on August 02, 2021, 04:54:07 AM   |  Started by rgujiohgrwuio
Currently the "Date Added" field is too bloated. So I'd prefer it look like the following:

Before - Mon 1 Jan 2021 00:00
After - 1-Jan-21
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