i think that is different to the one phred is referring to.....
On another note, and not to rehash and old issue - but - I have satisfactorily worked around the "Folder Icon/Album Icon/Song Icon" that I have had to deal with for years, actually since my first use of MB.
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE MusicBee. I have tried many other, and NONE do everything that MB does, nor as nicely as MB does. I wish I could PAY you for this !!!
MY issue, as it probably is ONLY MY issue, I don't "collect" ALBUMS. I collect songs... so I don't organize the songs by ALBUM, but by TYPE (I think that would be the best way to describe it).
So, I have 1 folder titled "Music", inside that I have 18 or so folders, each titled with the "Type" of contents. (MB wants to treat these as "ALBUMS")
Inside each of these folders are thousands of songs - EACH fully tagged with their own individual ART. (MB shows this properly, and Beautifully)
BUT, in the Left Sidebar, I have chosen list by "Grouping", which I have found out from everyone here, is designed for ALBUMS - or more correctly the alpha-numerically first SONGS in a folder.
It has taken a small bit of playing around on my part to get all this figured out and working "correctly for ME"...
I created a 7-second audio file.mp3 and titled it "0A Placeholder", and tagged it with the same for "Album Artist" and "Album Name", but for the "Artist name" I placed a 'space' in front of it's name, which is of the folder it resides in... " Oldies", " Swing", " Christmas" etc.
So now, no matter how many times I add NEW songs to the folders, in that MB sidebar - the folders retain the Picture I desire, and every individual song retains its.
I really think a very small
and EASY "Settings" upgrade that could/may negate this need of MINE, is in the MB Edit Prefs/Sorting-Grouping/Grouping section: "specify how files are Grouped to an Album" where you can choose 'fields to define an Album' DOES NOT ALLOW "Artist" to be first... this seems like an EASY fix/correction to be made. Probably a BETTER choice would to ADD a radio button choice of "Don't bother worrying about Grouping" (of course better wording could be used, like, "files are not organised in any Album folder")
Or, maybe instead/in addition a separate setting that says/does something like 'Use each Album folders OWN Art when present (folder.jpg, folder.png? not .ico -to little resolution)"
With the absolute power and capability and options that are already built into MB, this seems to me to be a very small ask.
I really Love this App, and only wish to try to make it better for everyone's benefit. Pics below show what I am discussing...
Would love a reply :-)