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

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Last Edit: December 16, 2014, 07:37:02 AM by Steven

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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5447.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/4y84jac7alm4rra/MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5447.zip

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since version 2.4 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5447.exe

I am starting off the v2.5 Beta series now. This version includes:
- UPNP plugin support which enables output to a UPnP device or to browse and play content in your MusicBee library from a UPnP compatible renderer.
See http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=14277.0
- XBOX music plugin which includes:
    - Music Explorer which provides searching and filtering to explore artists and tracks, including integration with last.fm and also echonest for track filtering
    - Radio Streaming which offers tag based radio streams. Create the station in the Radio node from the Station Directory panel
    - see http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=13878.0
- support for playback of DSD files
- Improved Field selector for the main panel, column browser, library explorer, search field selection etc
- Change to the behaviour of the ticked fields - now all items are ticked by default and any unticked items remembered on restart and excluded from various actions such as device file synchronisation
- New hotkeys:
    - Edit: Crop Selected Files - removes all files from a playlist except the selected files (also accessible from the List/ Crop Selected Files right click menu)
    - Edit: Save
    - Edit: Save/ Goto Next
- New command to save an embeded picture as a file - right click on the picture/ Save Picture To...
- New template editor (naming templates, virtual fields etc) that allows multi-line input and improved field selector
- Improved drag/ drop scrolling operation which speeds up the scroll when dragging items down long lists
- You can now keep specific tracks in an album in sequence when shuffling. Edit the relevant files and tick "keep tracks in sequence when shuffling"
- Various dialog windows are now resizable and remember their last position
- Support for the shoutcast station directory in the Radio tab
- The total time displayed in the status bar for all files in the Now Playing list can be toggled to show the time remaining
- Various 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/s61c097pngneint/new2.5.txt
Last Edit: November 30, 2014, 07:44:24 PM by Steven

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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5468.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/dvlwguphd9h2c6a/MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5468.zip

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since version 2.4 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5468.exe

- Improvements to device synchronisation:
    - synching should generally be faster if you have a mix of files that need to be transcoded and others that do not
    - various speed improvements for synching to MTP devices, especially for file delete and most file move operations
    - the device settings panel has been incorporated into the device summary panel
    - a new function to Preview what synchronisation actions will be done
    - option to synch tracks using a library filter
    - option to synch all playlists
    - option to preserve the folder/ file structure from your main library
    - you can now edit settings for devices that are not currently connected (invoked from the Device preferences panel). However it will only work for devices connected after this version is installed.
- New "Recently Added" node in the podcasts panel. This shows new podcasts in date order
- Option to automatically add a silence period between tracks as set in the Player preferences
- Option to keep the disc spinning and awake while a track is playing. This is experimental
- Drop-down selector lists now display more items if applicable eg. when selecting a field, up to 24 fields display instead of 6
- Soundcloud search should now be working again
- Changes to the Discogs Tagger plugin so the query runs faster (its still a bit slow though) and should now no longer get 401 authorisation errors
  http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=13333.0


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/s61c097pngneint/new2.5.txt
Last Edit: December 22, 2014, 06:21:17 PM by Steven

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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5491.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/k7omq9doqr2dqtd/MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5491.zip

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since version 2.4 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5491.exe

- speed improvements when loading panels
    - sorting Album, Artist, Album Artist and Title (improvements should be noticable for music collections > 30,000 tracks)
    - Album and Tracks panel (probably only noticable for very large music collections)
    - browsing using the Artwork Layout with Artist pictures
- improved starting and ending silence detection (option in the Player preferences), especially for MP3 files
- hotkey to Reset and active Column Browser, Thumbnail Browser, Library Explorer or text filter that is active ie. to show all files in the panel
- the main menu has been re-arranged
    - a number of commands now in the File menu
    - "Rescan/ Add Files" is now called "Scan Folders for New Files"
    - new "Add Files to Library" to add files from a dialog
    - new "Playlists/ Import Playlists" command to import external playlists
    - the above items can still be acheived using drag/ drop - its more for new users
- right click/ Send To/ ... is now implemented for Playlists and Computer folders in the left navigator
- the library auto-organise function now checks the "dont reorganise files with missing tags" option when sending files to the library. You will be alterted when files have missing naming template tags and those files will not be auto-organised unless the option is disabled
- improvements to the Visualiser and Theater Mode plugins where you can specify a specific screen for Fullscreen mode and specific which mode the display will start (Normal, Desktop or Fullscreen)
- The "Unplayed Episodes" and new "Recent Updates" podcast auto-lists respect any podcast category filter that is active
- the comment field in the Tag Editor has been increased in size, and the Tag Editor should display much better with high DPI screens
- files in a panel can now be sorted by the "Highlight" field, but only by clicking the column header
- CD ripping can now be configured to rip directly into the music library (its the default for new users)
- the Tag Undo function now also includes changes to ratings
- the Tag Inspector now allows you to rearrange the order of multi-value tags
- the "expanded panel" in the artwork layout now supports pasting album pictures
- the "Output To" menu command has been enhanced to include any available UPnP devices (you need the UPnP plugin for that)
- a few bug fixes for the new device Synchronisation Settings and Preview panels
- various other bug fixes
- this is the last planned beta with functional changes for the 2.5 series, other than any bug fixes and some requested skinning enhancements


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/download/s61c097pngneint/new2.5.txt
Last Edit: January 16, 2015, 06:15:12 PM by Steven

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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5511.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/qmxn13t66l0xigv/MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5511.zip

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since version 2.4 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5511.exe

- the continuous folder monitor has been enhanced as follows
    - it now detects updates to files and will refresh the cached value
    - it now detects files deleted and will remove them from the library/ playlists
    - it now detects files renamed in the existing folder and updates the library/ playlists
    - however, if you move a file from one folder to another outside of MusicBee then because of the way Windows works, the monitor detects that as a deletion and then adding the file back into the library with no linkage between the 2 messages. As such you would lose the playcount and the file removed from playlists ie. best to re-organise files inside of MusicBee rather than externally
- on startup, any monitored folders will now detect updates and deletions. Any deletions detected on startup will prompt for confirmation the links should be removed from your library. Renamed/ moved files would be detected as a deletion and addition with the same issue as the previous point
- the existing "check for updated or missing files" still works the same as previous 2.5 version. The difference is it detects updates/ deletions for all files in the library not just ones in monitored folders
- a new hotkey to open the Tag Inspector - "Edit: Inspect Tags"
- you can now create a virtual device from the Devices preferences panel and it now allows you to choose any folder as the root folder for the virtual device
- MusicBee now allows you to edit read-only files and prompts to remove the read-only flag from the file if you attempt to save the file
- this is definitely the last v2.5 beta, so please report any bugs you find

- also check out this topic for discussion on GUI changes planned for v3.0 - there is substantial change planned so you might want to make sure you have influence on the changes before its too late
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=14941.0
and a mock up of how it will look:
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=14941.msg89259#msg89259


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/download/s61c097pngneint/new2.5.txt

edit:
links updated with a few minor fixes
Last Edit: February 03, 2015, 08:21:24 PM by Steven

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full release candidate 1:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBeeSetup_2_5_RC1.zip
includes the full release package for version 2.5 - unzip and then run MusicBeeSetup_2_5_RC1.exe

incremental files only:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5516.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/2ktiua21n8u37k1/MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5516.zip

includes all changes since 2.4 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5516.exe

- wasapi should now work with high resolution files (>48k, 4+ channels)
- importing playlists no longer automatically adds the files from the playlist to the library (the files need to be in the scanned folders)
- add back in Tools/ Advanced/ Rescan All Files. It fully rescans all files and removes from the database cache any files no longer referenced
- when importing playlists, MusicBee no longer removes dead links from the playlist
- files detected via the MusicBee continuous monitor as deleted or moved to a different folder are no longer removed from playlists
- Various bug fixes
- also check out this topic for discussion on GUI changes planned for v3.0 - there is substantial change planned so you might want to make sure you have influence on the changes before its too late
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=14941.0
and a mock up of how it will look:
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=14941.msg89259#msg89259


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   - v2.3
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   - v2.3
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Simplified Chinese.lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Traditional Chinese.lngc   - final

translator file - no changes from the last update

Last Edit: February 20, 2015, 06:11:21 PM by Steven

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full release candidate 2:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBeeSetup_2_5_RC2.zip
includes the full release package for version 2.5 - unzip and then run MusicBeeSetup_2_5_RC2.exe

incremental files only:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5524.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/1pobwj899ukufju/MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5524.zip

includes all changes since 2.4 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5524.exe

- returned to using the standard windows localised sorting (as with 2.4) - this also fixes some issues with the A-Z jump bar
- various other bug fixes

- also check out this topic for discussion on GUI changes planned for v3.0 - there is substantial change planned so you might want to make sure you have influence on the changes before its too late
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=14941.0
and a mock up of how it will look:
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=14941.msg89259#msg89259


translator file - no changes from the last update


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full release candidate 3:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBeeSetup_2_5_RC3b.zip
includes the full release package for version 2.5 - unzip and then run MusicBeeSetup_2_5_RC3b.exe

incremental files only:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5708.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/i4fbtte9ae66s1c/MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5708.zip

includes all changes since 2.4 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5708.exe

- addresses a couple of windows 10 issues: icon duplicated on the taskbar and aero peek popup not showing the buttons (I am aware the image is still blurry and i dont know why that is)
- various other bug fixes
- this should be the final 2.5 release

- also check out this topic for discussion on GUI changes planned for v3.0 - there is substantial change planned so you might want to make sure you have influence on the changes before its too late
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=14941.0
and a mock up of how it will look:
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=14941.msg89259#msg89259

updated localisation files
Binary language files - copy to the Localisation folder where MusicBee is installed
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Korean.lngc  (new)
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Japanese.lngc
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Portuguese (BR).lngc
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Russian.lngc
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Spanish.lngc

translator file - no changes from the last update

edit:
links updated with another adjustment to the taskbar popup so it works correctly on windows 10
edit 2:
links updated to fix a bug reading Big Endian encoded mp3 file tags
Last Edit: August 20, 2015, 07:38:48 PM by Steven

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full release (final):
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/MusicBeeSetup_2_5.zip
includes the full release package for version 2.5 - unzip and then run MusicBeeSetup_2_5.exe

incremental files only:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5721.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/xdssm7rjsao7pqv/MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5721.zip

includes all changes since 2.4 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5721.exe

- also check out this topic for discussion on GUI changes planned for v3.0 - there is substantial change planned so you might want to make sure you have influence on the changes before its too late
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=14941.0
and a mock up of how it will look:
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=14941.msg89259#msg89259

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Its been reported that usage of MusicBee is getting to the point of putting quite a bit of strain on the artist picture provider websites, so i have made the following change: Artist pictures will now be cached (previously only the first was cached) up to a limit of 500MB
This update includes quite a few bug fixes since the last 2.5 release
I will make the updated final release available on the downloads page in the next week or so

incremental files only:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5804.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/r4q0gy9iiuzdi40/MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5804.zip

includes all changes since 2.4 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_2_5_5804.exe

edit:
further update to address downloading artwork from the iTunes store
Last Edit: November 22, 2015, 02:36:17 PM by Steven

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The version 3 beta series is now started. You will need to change any existing notification subscription to that topic
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=17326.0