Author Topic: MusicBee 2.2 (Updated with Google Artwork change)  (Read 58224 times)

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**** see the last post for the latest update ****
Last Edit: November 30, 2013, 10:47:11 AM by Steven

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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_2_5012.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/?o37u4po671da88a

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since 2.1 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_2_5012.exe

- better handling for connecting to the last.fm scrobbling API when the last.fm connection API is down
- now uses Internet Explorer for the internal browser - this should be more stable than the Firefox versions used previously
- many performance improvements which should especially be noticable for large music collections
- new album oriented view which shows one line per album - implemented in the track details Grouping menu (right click on the column header/ Group By/ Collapse Albums). See http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=9164
- library explorer now has an option to show the item count for each node and maintains sorting separately for each category
- the backup function has been redone and now does a full synchronisation, meaning it will now delete files in the target backup folder that no longer exist in your library or have been re-organised
- Album and Tracks layout now allows sub-headers
- the "Playing Track" panel now allows lyrics to be removed from display
- for sound track files (tagged with genre "Soundtrack", "Musical", "OST"), musicbee will search for and display movie backdrop images in the Compact Player and also the "Playing Track" panel
- high quality artist thumbs are now retrieved and displayed in the Artwork layout when grouped by artist
- new Artwork Downloader tool (Tools/ Download Artwork) that facilitates retrieval of artist thumbs, album covers and movie backdrop images
- you can "Ban" pictures from being displayed in the "Playing Track" and Compact Player
- all library playlists are now converted to a native .MBP format to enable customised settings to be stored in each playlist. If you need to use .M3U playlists because you update them with external tools, you can switch the format back in the library preferences
- Random skin function
- when removing files from a playlist, the ability to also permanently delete the file is no longer included by default. It can be re-enabled from the confirmations section of the main preferences tab
- improved Portable Mode support for moving the library to a different drive/ machine eg. files in playlists are now saved using relative paths and all settings should use relative paths
- files are now resized to a smaller size if the saving is greater than 4K eg. when removing artwork

translator file - updated new.txt file (this file is only used by translators and not required for the MusicBee application update):
http://www.mediafire.com/view/2kayxgwe0clz5n4/new2.2.txt
Last Edit: September 22, 2013, 09:46:19 AM by Steven

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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_2_5027.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/q5ja9wa5n5jmblc/MusicBee_Setup_2_2_5027.zip

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since 2.1 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_2_5027.exe

- Tag Undo function where you can undo any tag changes made for the current MusicBee session - Edit/ Undo/ File Tags. The function can be assigned to a hotkey
- A Highlighting rule can now be assigned an icon instead of a colour. Edit/ Preferences/ Tags(2)/ highlighting. The icon will be displayed in the main panel in the "Highlight" field when a file meetings the criteria entered
- The search functions can now be set to search the entire library. Set via the Search icon in the text search box. When set to "Entire Library", the text search will search Music, Audiobooks and Inbox for matching files. The matches will be displayed in a new "Search Results" node and display an icon on the left margin showing which node in the library the file is located. When set the "Local Node Only" the text search results show in-place as now.
- the search scope is set and saved separately for each tab you have open
- A hotkey: "General: Toggle Search Entire Library" switches the search scope
-The custom search function, and middle mouse click on a field now always show the results in the "Search Results" node rather than in-place as before. The scope of those two searches takes account of the search Entire Library setting
- This will possibly be the last v2.2 beta update (bug fixes aside) and development will continue from v2.3 (or 3.0) as it fixes a number of important bugs from v2.1 and i think it justifies doing the release sooner rather than later

translator file - updated new.txt file (this file is only used by translators and not required for the MusicBee application update):
http://www.mediafire.com/view/2kayxgwe0clz5n4/new2.2.txt

new translations - translations not included in the v2.1 release package
spanish has been substantially improved - please provide feedback to endeavour1934 on http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=3291.0
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Spanish.lngc
czech - please provide feedback to Pako on http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=7466.0
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Czech.lngc



Last Edit: October 07, 2013, 06:45:23 PM by Steven

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full pre-release:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBeeSetup_2_2(Pre).zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/?3ip9906w1i47xzs
includes the full release package for version 2.2 - unzip and then run MusicBeeSetup_2_2(Pre).exe

incremental files only:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_2_5037.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/?gbn2024pahwwxqt
includes all changes since 2.1 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_2_5037.exe

- Mono DSP in the equaliser
- Fix to pan setting that should now work for all output modes
- Two new functions that can be used in virtual tags and naming rules: http://musicbee.wikia.com/wiki/Functions
    $Contains(<field>, search-text)
    $IsMatch(<field>, regex-pattern)
- Supports new API calls for iPhone synchronisation plugin and upcoming Google Play plugin
- Various bug fixes
- Final 2.2 version planned other than bug fixes



localisation
Binary language files - copy to the Localisation folder where MusicBee is installed
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Czech.lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Deutsch.lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/French.lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Greek.lngc   - musicbee version 2.0
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Italiano.lngc   - musicbee version 2.1
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Japanese.lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Nederlands.lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Polski.lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Portuguese (BR).lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Russian.lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Simplified Chinese.lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Spanish.lngc     - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Svenska.lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Traditional Chinese.lngc   - final

translator file - updated new.txt file (this file is only used by translators and not required for the MusicBee application update):
see previous post
Last Edit: October 19, 2013, 11:18:04 AM by Steven

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full pre-release:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBeeSetup_2_2(Pre2).zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/ns8pnvkff8nbaqv
includes the full release package for version 2.2 - unzip and then run MusicBeeSetup_2_2(Pre2).exe

incremental files only:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_2_5038.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/ra1q41h195n0gin
includes all changes since 2.1 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_2_5038.exe

fixes a couple of bugs and the localisation files not loading correctly for the full install package

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full pre-release:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBeeSetup_2_2(Pre3).zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/?k4c5au8flrwveia
includes the full release package for version 2.2 - unzip and then run MusicBeeSetup_2_2(Pre3).exe

incremental files only:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_2_5052.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/?1c94decxwq9g83s
includes all changes since 2.1 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_2_5052.exe

- fixes a several bugs
- includes new features for the TheaterMode plugin as used in the new RDIO Style skin http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=11008.0
- includes LyricsWiki in the lyrics providers
- updated Japanese localisation
- includes the required support for the new Google Play synchronisation plugin http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=11072.0 and upcoming enhancements for the Android Remote plugin

I expect this to be the last v2.2 update before the final version is released. Version 2.3 is already under way and already includes much improved podcast and podcast search functionality. I will start a new topic for that next week or check out http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=10710.0
Last Edit: October 31, 2013, 10:28:10 PM by Steven

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full release:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/7dikk1k9sn77770/MusicBeeSetup_2_2.zip
backup:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/MusicBeeSetup_2_2.zip
includes the full release package for version 2.2 - unzip and then run MusicBeeSetup_2_2.exe

portable version:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/26aqolbabz5l57n/MusicBeePortable_2_2.zip
backup:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/MusicBeePortable_2_2.zip
includes the full portable version 2.2 - unzip and then run MusicBeePortable_2_2.exe

incremental files only:
http://www.mediafire.com/?snha2b6it34and0
backup:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_2_5069.zip
includes all changes since 2.1 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_2_5069.exe

- fixes a few more bugs
- the portable version now prompts for language selection on the first startup


Version 2.3 is well underway and has much improved podcast handling and a new artist/ album thumbnail browser. I will create a new topic for that in the next couple of days or you can get that version from http://musicbee.niblseed.com/V2_3/MusicBee_Exe_Patched.zip
Last Edit: November 18, 2013, 08:29:49 AM by Steven

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As google have made some changes to their artwork query handling, MusicBee is no longer able to retrieve artwork from Google. Infact its worse in that the change effectively cripples the artwork query for any other artwork providers (MusicBee's fault).

This update to the final v2.2 release removes google from the artwork query and also beatport who have disabled their API

http://www.mediafire.com/download/sbzncdl29h5p8aq/MusicBee_2_2_Update.zip

Unzip and then run MusicBee_2_2_Update.exe
Only use this patch version to update an existing version 2.2 installation. Its not suitable for overwriting a version 2.1 installation


Note that you will still see Google and Beatport as choices in the preferences. They will now never return any results nor interfere with other tag/ artwork providers
Last Edit: November 30, 2013, 05:15:12 PM by Steven

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This updated version has changes made so that google artwork should now work again. If you have used the previous update you would need to re-enable google as a provider in the Tags(2) preferences panel

http://www.mediafire.com/download/sbzncdl29h5p8aq/MusicBee_2_2_Update.zip

Unzip and then run MusicBee_2_2_Update.exe
Only use this patch version to update an existing version 2.2 installation. Its not suitable for overwriting a version 2.1 installation