Author Topic: Inbox VS Library  (Read 12297 times)

joeblow9104

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Hello everyone!  My first post!!
First of all, I just got MusicBee after using iTunes for many years, and I'm really loving it.  Thanks to the devs and supporters...
Secondly, I'd like to ask - What's the diff between the Inbox and Library?  What's the advantage of using the Library?
Thanks for your time.

pietergdp

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Your library is where your whole music library should be stored. The inbox is for new music added to your library. If you added all of your music to MB for the first time, it goes to your inbox.

joeblow9104

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ok cool, thank you.
so what's the advantage?  just to have another place to store things before they're "official"?

Cyano

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For me, I have a monitored folder where I drop new songs into. The new songs get added to the inbox.
I tag the new songs (Title, Artist, Album), add artwork to the song. Then move the song from the inbox to library.

It helps keep everything organised and I can keep the songs in the Inbox till I get a chance to tag the files.

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Yeah, the main idea is to have a place to keep stuff that's not "ready" for the library.  Cyano's example is pretty typical.  I use to store things I haven't decided if I want to keep yet.  If ever get most of those out of the way, I may go back to using it for tagging workflow.

Edit: I've added a FAQ for this

http://musicbee.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ#What_is_the_Inbox.3F
Last Edit: August 07, 2014, 11:04:11 PM by scampbll
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The main advantage of using inbox is you can make MB monitor multiple source folders for new files and manage them under the single inbox node no matter where they actually exist. So you don't have to open and manage each source folder with Windows Explorer.

joeblow9104

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GREAT - now I got it.
Makes a lot of sense!
Thanks everyone.

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Edit: I've added a FAQ for this
http://musicbee.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ#What_is_the_Inbox.3F
@scampbll - Can you please check this link?  It takes me to the FAQ, but for the life of me I don't see a section called "What is the Inbox."  Thanks.
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@scampbll - Can you please check this link?  It takes me to the FAQ, but for the life of me I don't see a section called "What is the Inbox."  Thanks.

I clicked through and went straight to that section.  Look in the table of contents if you're not seeing it.  Should be just above "Devices".
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@scampbll - Can you please check this link?  It takes me to the FAQ, but for the life of me I don't see a section called "What is the Inbox."  Thanks.
I clicked through and went straight to that section.  Look in the table of contents if you're not seeing it.  Should be just above "Devices".
Hmmm ... this is really strange.  I tried in Firefox and in IE, clearing the cache in both, closing them and restarting them.  Nada.
http://www.mediafire.com/view/09a3x9r8b2wddsg/MB_Wiki_FAQ_Contents.jpg
Last Edit: August 08, 2014, 04:06:03 AM by phred
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Huh.  I guess give it 24 hours and check on it again.  Sometimes Wikia's internal cache takes that long to reset.  But usually that's only for images, and if I can see it I can't think why you wouldn't be able to.
Last Edit: August 08, 2014, 04:16:08 AM by scampbll
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the link also doesnt work for me but strangely i can see the changes on the history

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I'll take this up with Wikia, then, because that's bizarre.
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I have not been able to see it on any desktop or laptop computer.  However, the link works fine on my Android cell phone with any of the three browsers I have installed.
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