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**** see the last post for the latest update ****

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Last Edit: November 30, 2013, 11:49:09 AM by Steven

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MusicBee 2.3 has started and already includes much improved podcast handling and podcast directory searching, and a new vertical browser that shows thumbnails of artists, albums and genres.
I will post download links later today.
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Last Edit: November 18, 2013, 09:07:04 AM by Steven

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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_3_5082.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/5aoath3wo0ud9ky/MusicBee_Setup_2_3_5082.zip

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since version 2.2 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_3_5082.exe

- new thumbnail browser that enables you to browse: Artists, Albums and Genres displayed with a thumbnail of each Artist, Album or Genre
- new layout for the Now Playing List that shows an album cover thumb for each track in the playlist, along with vertically arranged fields
- improved podcast panel display and navigation
- improved podcast directory searching
- mini-player enhancements started - for now its just some minor tweaks to the existing mini-player layout but going forward there will be also be a metro style layout that shows a small album cover
- improved lyrics retrieval for files tagged with guest artists
- improved smooth fading when stopping/ pausing playback
- native support for VST plugins
- Google Artwork and Beatport have been disabled as artwork sources. For now they are still displayed in the GUI but will be removed completely in a future release
- "copy source files into the library" option has been removed for auto-organised libraries - see http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=11172.0 for the reason

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/37b7s46p1cbs2lr/new2.3.txt
Last Edit: November 30, 2013, 09:21:50 PM by Steven

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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_3_5090.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/xzx1gk3kbtw4mqp/MusicBee_Setup_2_3_5090.zip

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since version 2.2 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_3_5090.exe

- artwork retrieval from Google has been fixed to work with changes made by Google
- Gracenote has been added as a provider for artwork, lyrics and tags. You will need enable gracenote in the Tags(2) preferences panel - its recommended you do as gracenote seems a very good source for artwork and lyrics
- OPUS is now supported for encoding in the File Converter preferences. You need to get a copy of the encoder yourself from http://opus-codec.org/

edit:
links updated to address a further issue with artwork retrieval in some cases using google and a GUI issue when collapsing the side panels
Last Edit: December 08, 2013, 10:28:58 PM by Steven

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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_3_5100.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/35uazo95db51r1q/MusicBee_Setup_2_3_5100.zip

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since version 2.2 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_3_5100.exe

- support for the following predefined tags - see this topic
    Genres, Artists, Artists: Artist, Artists: Performer, Artists: Guest, Artists: Remixer
- enhancement to the podcast downloader to accomodate changes made by Google (for feedburner links)
- NPR podcasts and Digital Podcasts now supported in the Podcasts Directory dialog
- some more minor tweaks to the mini-player (a larger variation showing album artwork is still planned)
- the Minimise Stutter setting now has a larger buffer assigned which is needed for some networked storage
- various bug fixes
Last Edit: December 20, 2013, 10:35:05 AM by Steven

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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_3_5133.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/u14uwdj2d427q5y/MusicBee_Setup_2_3_5133.zip

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since version 2.2 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_3_5133.exe

- New MiniPlayer layout which includes the album cover and spectrum visualiser. You can revert to the old layout if you prefer as set in the Layout(2) preferences
- Numerous layout improvements and new features for the Compact Player mode
- Now Playing Assistant now uses the same search panel as the enhanced Compact Player
- the categories of Artists that can be defined in the Tag editor are now accessible by fields for viewing/ filtering:
   Artists; Artists: Artist; Artists: Performer; Artists: Guest; and Artists: Remixer
   you can also now display all genres using: Genres


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/37b7s46p1cbs2lr/new2.3.txt

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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_3_5153.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/99gv6ax9fibvdqe/MusicBee_Setup_2_3_5153.zip

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since version 2.2 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_3_5153.exe

- includes a number of enhancements to support new skinning features
- thumbnail browser now supports larger thumbnails - you may need to reset the size setting
- hotkeys to toggle display of the left and right panels
- theater mode has been enhanced to support new features and should be faster and have smoother fading for some of the more complex skins
- this is the final planned v2.3 update other than 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/37b7s46p1cbs2lr/new2.3.txt



Last Edit: February 09, 2014, 06:29:31 PM by Steven

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full release candidate 1:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/2c65416a4azbdj1/MusicBeeSetup_2_3.zip
includes the full release package for version 2.3 - unzip and then run MusicBeeSetup_2_3.exe

incremental files only:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_3_5161.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/splik0wgnnth6pa/MusicBee_Setup_2_3_5161.zip

includes all changes since 2.2 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_3_5161.exe

- Now implements the EBU R128 algorithm for replaygain volume analysis
- some changes made to ASIO output to address issues with source file sample rate change changing for some devices
- now automatically reconnects to last.fm when the scrobbling service goes down
- performance improvements for the Theater Mode plugin and support for some new features used by the RDIO and XBOX style skins
- Various 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   - final
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   - version 2.2
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 - new.txt file (this file is only used by translators and not required for the MusicBee application update):
no changes - see previous post
Last Edit: February 20, 2014, 05:33:47 PM by Steven

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full release candidate 2:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBeeSetup_2_3_RC2a.zip
includes the full release package for version 2.3 - unzip and then run MusicBeeSetup_2_3.exe

incremental files only:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_3_5169.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/0zp17pw41oe88z5/MusicBee_Setup_2_3_5169.zip

includes all changes since 2.2 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_3_5169.exe

- Various 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   - final
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   - version 2.2
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


edit:
links updated:
- fix a couple of GUI bugs
- remove Shoutcast from the radio station directory as they have made some changes that cause MusicBee to no longer work
- updated some of the theater mode skins
Last Edit: February 25, 2014, 08:26:51 PM by Steven

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final:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/MusicBeeSetup_2_3.zip
includes the full release package for version 2.3 - unzip and then run MusicBeeSetup_2_3.exe

portable version:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/0xaebx1zvb5xwtw/MusicBeePortable_2_3.zip

incremental files only:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_3_5188.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/6up10a0e429u4px/MusicBee_Setup_2_3_5188.zip

includes all changes since 2.2 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_3_5188.exe

- Various bug fixes and updated skins/ theater mode skins and french/german localisation files


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   - final
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   - version 2.2
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

edit:
final version updated to include a couple of bug fixes with the library filter and "different artist" shuffle failing
Last Edit: March 16, 2014, 06:18:04 PM by Steven