Author Topic: Question regarding MusicBee use (new MB user, please help :) )  (Read 1893 times)

DarXnake

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Hi MB community !

After years using Foobar2000, I'm trying to find a new music player, and MusicBee feels awsome ! But, to me, it's missing some features I like and am used to, so could you please help me find them if they already exist ?

Hotkeys
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* I'm looking for a way to randomize playlist. I don't want to use the shuffle function, it just doesn't suit my need. What I'm looking for is a global hotkey to execute a "Right click on Now Playing > List > Shuffle List". The function exists, but I'm missing its hotkey !
* Found "General: Locate Selected Track in Windows Explorer" hotkey, but I'm not able to find the "Locate Currently Playing Music in Windows Explorer" one...

Sort by
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* Well, what I'm trying to do is, for instance, "filter" albums by selecting an artist. When I filter, MB always sorts my albums by their name. I'd like to see them sorted by release date, not by their name. Is there a way to do that ?

Bug... ?
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* This last question is more like something I think should be fixed (or found as an option), but maybe I'm wrong. In the (ridiculously awsome) Compact Player, I click on the magnifier to see the "Now Playing Assistant". By default, "Artists" is selected. I click "Albums", start my search, listen to my music, then switch MB off. When I come back, do the same thing, "Artists" is selected back. I was expecting MB to memorise my last searched category as it does while it has not been closed. Is it possible ?

In short : http://web.darxnake.fr/musicbee/mb_compact_order.png

Thank you for your time reading, and thank you for your time answering ! :)

Alumni

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* I'm looking for a way to randomize playlist. I don't want to use the shuffle function, it just doesn't suit my need. What I'm looking for is a global hotkey to execute a "Right click on Now Playing > List > Shuffle List". The function exists, but I'm missing its hotkey !
* Found "General: Locate Selected Track in Windows Explorer" hotkey, but I'm not able to find the "Locate Currently Playing Music in Windows Explorer" one...

Not exactly what you're asking for, but an auto-playlist has the option to keep the track-list shuffled each time you select it.
(right click playlist > edit auto-playlist > shuffle > random)

To quickly access the playing track, you can display the filename's link in the right hand sidebar.
(right click sidebar header > customize panel settings > show track information > enable track details > show file url)

Sort by
* Well, what I'm trying to do is, for instance, "filter" albums by selecting an artist. When I filter, MB always sorts my albums by their name. I'd like to see them sorted by release date, not by their name. Is there a way to do that ?

I think you're using the standard artwork view right? Have you tried grouping albums by album artist with the expanded menu?
(configure layout button > group by > album artist)
(right click main panel header > customize panel settings > show tracks for selected album > directly under selected album)
Last Edit: August 19, 2014, 04:13:26 AM by Alumni