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Questions / Re: Import playcount from iTunes library XML file with different path to audio files
Last post by tjinc on May 21, 2024, 07:07:52 PM   |  Started by Olav
The playcounts (along with any other data not written to the audio files) are stored in the .mbl file which is the main MusicBee database file.
This is a proprietary format which you can only access through the MusicBee program interface.

When it comes to backing up, you will want to back up more than just this file. There is some good information here on the Wiki.

I will also support Phred in his championing of the portable version - you will only need to back up the one MusicBee installation folder, plus your audio files. This can then be copied back to restore a current installation or copied across to a new PC when upgrading - makes it all a doddle.
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Questions / Sync play count and ratings from plex or jellyfin to musicbee
Last post by Markus2310 on May 21, 2024, 06:07:13 PM   |  Started by Markus2310
Hello,

I recently bought a NAS and would like to move my entire music collection onto it. My plan is to install Emby, Jellyfin, or Plex so I can listen to my music on my smartphone while on the go. At home, I exclusively use MusicBee and make use of its statistics and ratings features.

Do you have any tips or perhaps know of a plugin that allows the music I listen to while on the go to be integrated into MusicBee's statistics? For example, if I listen to "Metallica - Nothing Else Matters" on my phone using Jellyfin or Plex, is there a way to have the play count for that song increase by 1 in MusicBee and any rating I give to the song on my phone also appear in MusicBee? I found WatchState but it seems it doesn't work for Musicbee?

Thanks in advance :)
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Questions / Re: Import playcount from iTunes library XML file with different path to audio files
Last post by Olav on May 21, 2024, 04:44:32 PM   |  Started by Olav
If you're using the Portable version of MB, simply copy the entire directory where MB lives to a flash/thumb/portable drive.

Ok, but I see a lot of files in the MusicBee library folder: .bak, .pfidx, .mbl, etc.. , in which file are exactly the playcounts stored and in what format? Because upon importing from the itunes library I used an XML file, a markup type file. I can not seem to open any of these MusicBee files and see where the parameters are stored
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Bug Reports / Custom web link Incorrect data
Last post by Apinan on May 21, 2024, 04:02:05 PM   |  Started by Apinan
Musicbee Version: 3.5.8698

tag <Artist> and <Time> encodeURI Incorrect.

example track


with artists data


This is <Artist> preview in musicbee


But in the URL it's like this


if split artist Musicbee send only first artist to encode URL (not display artist like it should be)

Next is <Time>

This is <Time> preview in musicbee


But in the URL is null

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MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Buttons with scripts in MB language
Last post by Fox63 on May 21, 2024, 01:53:51 PM   |  Started by Fox63
I didn't understand how to insert scripts.
I hope you can operate on the virtual tags as well because from what I've seen it doesn't look like it.
I will see if I can find info on the web.
Thanks
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This is great when it comes to file itself not being duplicated but it would be nice if it would recognize that since the file already exists, it would continue writing the path of the file to the second playlist corresponding to its location on the device.
As Steven said, evidence of this behavior is needed.

I have over 100 playlists and some songs are on more than one playlist. As you've noted, MB doesn't not copy the song's file again, but it DOES add its path to each playlist. So I've never experienced the behavior you say you're seeing.
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Questions / Re: Import playcount from iTunes library XML file with different path to audio files
Last post by phred on May 21, 2024, 12:08:23 PM   |  Started by Olav
If you're using the Portable version of MB, simply copy the entire directory where MB lives to a flash/thumb/portable drive.
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Beyond MusicBee / Re: Do you believe that music may help reduce Anxiety?
Last post by jasaf on May 21, 2024, 10:23:07 AM   |  Started by Terry Walker
I agree with you. Calming music makes wonders
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so the two musicbee playlists refer to 2 physically separate files but those 2 files have the same track details (artist, album, track number etc)?
In any case, even if there is only 1 instance of the file on the device I see no reason for MB not to write that files' location to the 2nd playlist. Its certainly not something I can recall anyone claiming before.
I wont spend any time looking at this unless some more solid evidence is provided
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Questions / Re: Import playcount from iTunes library XML file with different path to audio files
Last post by Olav on May 21, 2024, 09:30:19 AM   |  Started by Olav
It worked, changed the XML file and everything is good! Thanks!

Just one more question because I like to make a lot of backups, in which file does MusicBee store it's information such as playcount? And which should I backup for that?
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