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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_4_5227.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/cty92zzycu7tyqa/MusicBee_Setup_2_4_5227.zip

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since version 2.3 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_4_5227.exe

- "expanded view" in the artwork layout for albums - when you click on an album the album tracks and cover display immediately below the clicked album (similar to the iTunes 11 functionality). Enabled in the Artwork layout preferences.
  - you can tweak the configuration and disable auto-colouring by right clicking the "expanded view" panel/ Configure Layout
  - if you prefer the old method of double clicking an album cover to drill-down and view the tracks, that can be re-enabled in the Artwork Layout preferences
- much improved auto-complete handling for entry of text fields that accept multiple values eg. entry of artists, genres etc
- media keys should now work without the need for the "media keys" plugin. Some users of the mini-lyrics plugin may need to disable media-key handling in that plugin (or musicbee); or alternatively update to the latest mini-lyrics version otherwise you will get media keys being processed twice
- support for searching and playing internet tracks via soundcloud
- google artwork and musicbrainz album searches have been adjusted and should work again
- improved and fixed handling for winamp visualisers and support for "desktop mode" with other visualisers
- "All Subscriptions" node in the Podcasts panel that shows all downloaded and unplayed podcasts
- support for podcast subscriptions that require a username and password
- country/ location based internet radio station directory using dar.fm
- the "Now Playing Assistant" layout has been improved
- option to exclude importing video files via the library folder monitor
- the main panel text search now has the option to include using the filename in the search
- the playlist mixer has been enhanced:
    - you can specify a shuffle type (random, recently added, higher rated etc) for each criteria
    - you can specify whether each criteria selects by track or by album
    - you can specify that the entire playlist mix is shuffled or each criteria is played in sequence (as now)
- the file converter now supports down-sampling to 44.1K for higher sample rate source tracks
- new $RSplit() function that is similar to the $Split() function but the offset is reversed
- "Skip Silence" dsp plugin that automatically skips gaps in the middle of files
- the volume analysis tool has been enhanced to give better feedback and control when peaks would be clipped as a result of the calculated replay gain value being applied


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/a1ul7ja5xrco3xo/new2.4.txt
Last Edit: May 01, 2014, 08:30:08 AM by Steven

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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_4_5233.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/wcw0vj2m4f3kak1/MusicBee_Setup_2_4_5233.zip

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since version 2.3 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_4_5233.exe

- "expanded view" in the artwork layout has been enhanced to include support for when the Artwork layout is grouped by artist:
   - you can click on an artist and the albums for that artist are displayed in the expanded panel. Clicking on on album then shows the details for that album
   - you can sort albums by year: right click on the expanded panel/ Configure Layout/ Sort Albums by Year
   - a number of GUI glithes with the panel have been fixed

translator file - no updates this week - see the previous post for the most recent file
Last Edit: April 30, 2014, 09:13:10 PM by Steven

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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_4_5270.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/5p4wa32gqmsaadd/MusicBee_Setup_2_4_5270.zip

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since version 2.3 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_4_5270.exe

- enhanced file organiser:
  - separate naming rules can be defined for each drive and for music files/ audiobooks and video files
  - you can define rules in the auto-organiser to move files across drives
- soundcloud.com is now integrated into the auto-dj, replacing ex.fm which closed its service last month
- the progress of long running operations now shows in the windows taskbar (win7+)
- MusicBee should scale much better now with high DPI screens (main player, compact player and mini-player). However there would still be minor graphical glitches with many of the dialog windows
- the Expanded Panel has the following settings (right click/ Configure Layout in the expanded panel area):
    - sub-grouping header (same behavior as the sub-grouping header in the Album and Tracks layout)
    - choose up to 4 additional fields - these display in a smaller font underneath the tack number and title/ duration row
- the tag editor now supports batch entry of the lyrics fields
- the width of the various resizing splitters are increased to 3px (eg. resizing the column browser)
- new Track Previewer plugin
- fix memory leak with the Volume Analysis function
- fix various bugs with the expanded panel
- fix virtual cuesheet tracks being lost after editing tags with a file that has an external cuesheet
- various other bug fixes


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/a1ul7ja5xrco3xo/new2.4.txt


edit:
links updated to fix a couple of graphical errors and opening/closing floating lyrics
Last Edit: June 09, 2014, 08:40:05 PM by Steven

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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_4_5315.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/20vxebjfb6mi2ec/MusicBee_Setup_2_4_5315.zip

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since version 2.3 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_4_5315.exe

- final planned 2.4 beta other than any bug fixes and minor changes
- the library explorer can now be set to not filter tracks in the main panel when not viewing the music library node (useful for using the library explorer to drag files into a playlist): right click on the library explorer header/ "Node Select Behavior"
- library filters can be directly edited using the right click button on a library filter node
- remove Dead Links or Duplications in a playing using right click/ List/ ...
- on restart the previous selected items in the column browser are automatically reselected
- numerous GUI layout changes:
   - location bar changes:
      - the location bar is no longer editable and only shows when tabs are not displayed or vertical
      - the refresh button no longer displays - create a toolbar button or use the F5 key if you use this a lot
   - tabs bar can be configured to show:
      - Caption Bar
      - Horizontal (Main Panel)
      - Horizontal (Left + Main Panel)
      - Vertical
      - Not Displayed (default)
      - when tabs are shown in the caption bar, the search box also shows in the caption bar and the panel header bars are removed, creating some extra vertical space
   - tool buttons can be configured:
      - show all buttons
      - grouped under one button
      - when tabs are in the caption bar, show all buttons in the main panel (use if you have a lot of buttons but this restores the header bar so losing the vertical space saved)
   - the Panel Layout button in the main panel now centralises all panel positioning functions
   - options to customise a particular panel can be acheived by right clicking on the panel/ Customise Panel or from the Layout(2) preferences dialog
   - status bar changes:
      - status bar buttons have been removed
      - the left and right panel open/close buttons can be restored from the Layout(1) preferences
      - the Library explorer can be shown/ hidden from the Layout(1) preferences dialog or right click on the left sidebar/ Customise Panel Settings/ Show Library Explorer
      - when the player is not docked on the bottom ie. the status bar is the bottom most panel, then the summary text is centred
      - the minimise/ restore button functionality for the playing track panel can be acheived by creating a command button or from the Panel Layout button/ Playing Track menu
      - now playing queue length now displays in the status bar
  - the 2px gap between panels for some of the older skins is no longer supported (because of the tab bar changes) - the panels are now separated by a single px border line
  - Internal web browser for blogs is removed but the functionality can be restored with a plugin


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/a1ul7ja5xrco3xo/new2.4.txt

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full release candidate 1:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBeeSetup_2_4_RC1.zip
includes the full release package for version 2.4 - unzip and then run MusicBeeSetup_2_4_RC1.exe

incremental files only:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_4_5322.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/byjn8o2ja637p7z/MusicBee_Setup_2_4_5322.zip

includes all changes since 2.3 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_4_5322.exe

- Various bug fixes
- Discogs removed as a tag provider and now supported as a plugin in order to support the new authorisation workflow:
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=13333.0


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   - partial - pending
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/Spanish.lngc     - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Svenska.lngc   - partial
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Simplified Chinese.lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Traditional Chinese.lngc   - final


Last Edit: August 08, 2014, 06:04:17 PM by Steven

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full release candidate 2:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBeeSetup_2_4_RC2.zip
includes the full release package for version 2.4 - unzip and then run MusicBeeSetup_2_4_RC2.exe

incremental files only:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_4_5332.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/e8xgi52ia2ydzum/MusicBee_Setup_2_4_5332.zip

includes all changes since 2.3 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_4_5332.exe

- this should be the final 2.4 release
- various bug fixes
- any skin developers, you might want to check i have included your latest skins in the full release candidate install (or let me know if you plan to update them further over the next few days)


localisation
See the previous post
Last Edit: August 07, 2014, 08:51:22 PM by Steven

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full release candidate 3:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBeeSetup_2_4_RC3.zip
includes the full release package for version 2.4 - unzip and then run MusicBeeSetup_2_4_RC3.exe

incremental files only:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_4_5342.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/gvog90i23gk5dxf/MusicBee_Setup_2_4_5342.zip

includes all changes since 2.3 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_4_5342.exe

- quite a few more bug fixes
- the equaliser has been tweaked such that the volume adjustment for a equaliser band shouldnt "bleed" into the equaliser band on each side. Overall the volume wont be pushed up quite as much so you may need less pre-amp adjustment than before

localisation
See the previous post

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final version:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/MusicBeeSetup_2_4.zip
includes the full release package for version 2.4 - unzip and then run MusicBeeSetup_2_4.exe

incremental files only:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_4_5404.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/wi2bo905zcqrtyy/MusicBee_Setup_2_4_5404.zip

includes all changes since 2.3 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_4_5404.exe

localisation
See the previous post


edit:
updated to remove SSL3 protocol for https connections due to the "Poodle" vulnerability. This update is required for last.fm logons to work.
Last Edit: October 18, 2014, 09:52:58 AM by Steven