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butty

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Hello, I have used MB almost three months. And I will post my wishes to MB.

1. Volume analysis of WMA support

2. Early flush of media lib
It seemms that media lib is not flushed until MB quits. I wish it to be earlier/more frequent, eg. just after modified the media lib, and/or every 5 minutes.

3. [Bug] Rip and analyse volume does not work.

4. WAV tags support

5. Disabling song name ticker

6. More powerful auto-play list (like iTunes...)

7. Some album arts cannot be looked up.
Support for other countries' Amazon will much help.

Thank you :)

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3. [Bug] Rip and analyse volume does not work.
which version of MusicBee are you using? If its less than 1.2.3783 could you update to the version on the downloads page
6. More powerful auto-play list (like iTunes...)
could you explain some more
7. Some album arts cannot be looked up.
Support for other countries' Amazon will much help.
you can already select other amazon countries. Edit/Preferences/Tags(2) or Auto-Tagging/ and click on the artwork providers button



butty

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Hi.

3. [Bug] Rip and analyse volume does not work.
which version of MusicBee are you using? If its less than 1.2.3783 could you update to the version on the downloads page
6. More powerful auto-play list (like iTunes...)
could you explain some more
7. Some album arts cannot be looked up.
Support for other countries' Amazon will much help.
you can already select other amazon countries. Edit/Preferences/Tags(2) or Auto-Tagging/ and click on the artwork providers button

3. I am using 1.2.3808. In addition, the output format is FLAC.

6. Okay, I'll explain as I can.
- Playlist is/is not some-playlist. -> Now, I have found it.
- "..." after a condition. (Child-condition) -> Less important.
And another condition (not supported in iTunes):
- "has value"

7. I see. Thank you!

butty

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In addition, copying playlists is very useful.

Thank you.

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3. [Bug] Rip and analyse volume does not work.
thats fixed now:
http://www.mediafire.com/?gzmiojgwwyu

also what do you mean by copy playlists? You can already create a new playlist and copy drag/drop files from one playlist to another or right click/List/Save As Playlist. And if you meant export outside of musicbee you can also already do that

butty

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3. [Bug] Rip and analyse volume does not work.
thats fixed now:
http://www.mediafire.com/?gzmiojgwwyu

also what do you mean by copy playlists? You can already create a new playlist and copy drag/drop files from one playlist to another or right click/List/Save As Playlist. And if you meant export outside of musicbee you can also already do that

Hi, thanks for the quick reply.
But the version you gave me does not solve the problem - "volume leveling" field is still "Not calculated".

I mean copying a playlist to another by "copy playlists". I am afraid that even the latest version cannot copy a playlist with none of the following mmethods:
 - Select a PL, and Edit menu (Cut/Copy/Paste are grayed out)
 - Right click a PL (Only Delete/Rename edits can be done)
 - Control+Drag/drop a PL (Cannot do it)

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I mean copying a playlist to another by "copy playlists". I am afraid that even the latest version cannot copy a playlist with none of the following mmethods:
 - Select a PL, and Edit menu (Cut/Copy/Paste are grayed out)
 - Right click a PL (Only Delete/Rename edits can be done)
 - Control+Drag/drop a PL (Cannot do it)

i just tried now and its ok for me if you do the following:
- view a playlist
- right click/ List/ Save as library playlist

or
- create a playlist (right click on left navigator/ New Playlist)
- go to the original playlist
- hold the Ctrl key down and drag the files to the new playlist on the left navigator

butty

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I mean copying a playlist to another by "copy playlists". I am afraid that even the latest version cannot copy a playlist with none of the following mmethods:
 - Select a PL, and Edit menu (Cut/Copy/Paste are grayed out)
 - Right click a PL (Only Delete/Rename edits can be done)
 - Control+Drag/drop a PL (Cannot do it)

i just tried now and its ok for me if you do the following:
- view a playlist
- right click/ List/ Save as library playlist

or
- create a playlist (right click on left navigator/ New Playlist)
- go to the original playlist
- hold the Ctrl key down and drag the files to the new playlist on the left navigator

Ah, I see!
You are doing copying the contents of a playlist, not the copying of a playlist.
Anyway, how about copying an Auto-playlist?

butty

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> Anyway, how about copying an Auto-playlist?

I've  found a quick answer, using Windows Explorer:

1. Goto "My Documents\My Music\MusicBee\Playlists".
2. Copy desired playlist file to another.

zord_majka

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2. Early flush of media lib
It seemms that media lib is not flushed until MB quits. I wish it to be earlier/more frequent, eg. just after modified the media lib, and/or every 5 minutes.

I second that. Happened to me couple of times that the software crashed without saving ratings etc.

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if MB crashes before commiting changes to the cache, it will recover the changes from the music file - the changes to a music file are commited immediately (or when the tracks stops if it was playing).
Specifically with regard to ratings, it used to be the case that it wouldnt recover the rating from the music file but i changed that recently. I believe the only thing you might lose in a crash is any increased playcounts.
Not saying i wont make a change to commit the cache while MB is running, but just letting you know how things are working now.

butty

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Hi, Thank you for the explanation.
But, that does not match with my experience.

Would you check again the following steps?
1. Start MB.
2. Add a music track to media lib.
3. Kill MB (with Task Manager).
4. Restart MB.
Then, added track has gone...

FYI: I am using the latest MB.

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you are right - i was just refering to changes made to the files already in the library. Any files you add or remove from the library would not be captured and you would need to redo the scan function.
I'm not sure at the moment how i would implement the commit feature as it could cause complications - it might be i will only do it after major operations such as a new file scan.
But if you are finding that MusicBee shuts down unexpectedly in the future i would like to know about it as there are not any bugs I am aware of that would cause this to happen.

butty

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Okay. If it could cause any complications, you should consider well. FYI, I don't use the scan function, and usually add tracks manually. Because I have customized the media lib too much (ie. deleted tracks that I don't like).

And, I see. I would like to report MB's unexpected shut-downs, or hung-ups.

Thank you.

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I'm not sure at the moment how i would implement the commit feature as it could cause complications
How about the traditinal RDBMS approach: a log? Instead of periodically dumping the entire database out to disk, append individual changes to a log file. When you update the on-disk database at program exit (or possibly during runtime when you can afford to block modifications of the in-memory database for a few seconds), erase the logfile once the db has been written successfully. If the logfile exists at startup, load the db and replay the log's contents on top of the loaded data, then flush the updated data to disk and erase the log before going into normal operation.