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

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MusicBee 3 is a redesign of the user interface and is heavily based on design concepts proposed by endeavour1934 in http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=14941.0

Upgrading from v2.5
When you use MB3 for the first time, a copy of your v2.5 settings is made. Although most settings will be carried across to version 3, your existing panel arrangements wont.
Fear not! Its really simple to change the layout in v3. Just click the Panel Layout button which is to the left of the search box.

Skins
Although your existing skin should work with MB3, some skins won't look great with the new GUI design. I recommend you check the Skins board for updates:
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?board=11.0
Some new ones for MB3 only have also been added

Plugins
Most plugins should work without modification when using MB3. Two exceptions are:
Last.fm Statistics - see: http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=7304.msg102077#msg102077
Last.fm Recommendations - see: http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=7484.msg102079#msg102079

Internal Web Browser
An embeded Web Browser is no longer supported in the MusicBee application itself. Web links now open in your default browser.
However, you can still view web pages within MusicBee using an updated version of the Web Browser plugin. It has been updated so you can view custom web-links that use the current playing song (wikipedia, youtube, etc)
Download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/pkhy169yxp306ti/mb_WebBrowser.zip

Last Edit: June 04, 2016, 09:48:53 AM by Steven

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*** see the first post for important information on upgrading from version 2.5

http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5865.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/dng3d62dumd3hfj/MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5865.zip

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since version 2.5 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5865.exe

To run the new version, run MusicBee3.exe  (note the "3")

See http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=15050.0 for details of the changes or to get the very latest patched version


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/63b5374ib6hfjis/new3.0.txt
Last Edit: January 22, 2016, 09:20:08 PM by Steven

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*** see the first post for important information on upgrading from version 2.5

http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5874.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/sqyn2251252zifn/MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5874.zip

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since version 2.5 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5865.exe

To run the new version, run MusicBee3.exe  (note the "3")

changes:
- numerous bug fixes

skins - I recommend you check the Skins board for new and updated v3 skins:
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?board=11.0

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/63b5374ib6hfjis/new3.0.txt
Last Edit: January 31, 2016, 05:37:14 PM by Steven

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*** see the first post for important information on upgrading from version 2.5

http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5895.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/bvlzjnzhsfz46ye/MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5895.zip

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since version 2.5 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5895.exe

To run the new version, run MusicBee3.exe  (note the "3")

changes:
- the track with thumbnail view for the playing tracks panel now supports fields on the right
- the playlist view in the Now Playing panel now supports sub-panels (eg. the Now Playing bar) in the main panel area, and the right sidebar can be hidden
- the track information displayed in the Now Playing panel can now be configured
- various enhancements to the miniplayer
- column browser can now be configured to the left of the thumb browser
- numerous bug fixes
- lots of other tweaks as listed in http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=15050.0

skins - I recommend you check the Skins board for new and updated v3 skins:
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?board=11.0

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/63b5374ib6hfjis/new3.0.txt

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*** see the first post for important information on upgrading from version 2.5

http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5909.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/2pdhxhicjgl931y/MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5909.zip

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since version 2.5 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5909.exe

To run the new version, run MusicBee3.exe  (note the "3")

changes:
- tabs can now be Pinned:
    - pin as an Icon or as an Icon with Text (which displays at minimal width)
    - by default, navigation will be restricted in pinned tabs and the left sidebar will be collapsed. You can change both of those things
- tabs can now have Navigation Locked:
    - Full Lock means clicking on any other node from the left sidebar will open in a new tab
    - Partial Navigation allows navigating to nodes from similar items (playlists, library filters and computer folders)
- the Album Covers view and the Artists view now support grouping
    - for Album Covers you can group by Artist; Album Artist; Year; Custom & Virtual Tags etc
    - for Album Covers you can group Albums by the first letter of the album name
    - for Artists view, you can group artist names by the first letter of the name
- when any panel is sorted by Year, or the Album Covers panel is grouped by Year or Decade, then the A-Z bar changes to show decades
- the expanded panel in the artwork layout can now be set to show without a picture, so making more room available
- when dragging files from the main panel or Playing Tracks panel, and the left sidebar is collapsed, then as soon as you start dragging to the left then the left sidebar will automatically pop up.
- numerous bug fixes
- lots of other tweaks as listed in http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=15050.0

while i do plan some more minor functionality enhancements, the planned changes are mostly done now. So i recommend you post any comments now before its too late!

skins - I recommend you check the Skins board for new and updated v3 skins:
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?board=11.0

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/63b5374ib6hfjis/new3.0.txt

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*** see the first post for important information on upgrading from version 2.5

http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5929.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/nmp7d18um56qde2/MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5929.zip

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since version 2.5 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5929.exe

To run the new version, run MusicBee3.exe  (note the "3")

changes:
- new style for tab headers: centered/ UPPERCASE. You can change back to the old style (Boxed/ Mixed Case) in Preferences/ Layout(1)
- you can how hide the top header bar (Preferences/ Layout(1)) - when this is done, the header bar menus are accessible by right clicking on the tab header
- new hotkey to toggle the layout to Artists view
- a splitter element (set in the Panel Arrangement dialog) enables spacing between panels or 2 sets of stacked panels in sequence to be arranged
- option to switch between Playing and Selected Tracks to apply to all panels, not just the active panel (set in Preferences/ Layout(1))
- artist pictures can now be displayed in a circle (set in Preferences/ Layout(1))
- when dragging files from the main panel or Playing Tracks panel, and the left sidebar is collapsed, then as soon as you start dragging to the left then the left sidebar will automatically pop up. This has been amended so the panel only pops up if its configured to Hide (Auto-Open)
- the web browser plugin (http://www.mediafire.com/download/pkhy169yxp306ti/mb_WebBrowser.zip) has been enhanced so that clicking on web-links in the Track Information panel now opens the link in the musicbee window
- numerous bug fixes
- lots of other tweaks as listed in http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=15050.0

the planned changes are done now. I will do a release candidate next week and probably one more after that with 3rd week of April being the target stable release date

skins - I recommend you check the Skins board for new and updated v3 skins:
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?board=11.0

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/63b5374ib6hfjis/new3.0.txt

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*** see the first post for important information on upgrading from version 2.5


full release candidate 1:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBeeSetup_3_0_RC1.zip
includes the full release package for version 3.0 - unzip and then run MusicBeeSetup_3_0_RC1.exe

full portable version:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBeePortable_3_0_RC1.zip

incremental files only:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5943.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/42fcbqhdln0jum7/MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5943.zip

includes all changes since 2.5 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5943.exe

note the .exe is now MusicBee.exe and not MusicBee3.exe

skins - I recommend you check the Skins board for new and updated v3 skins. Some are included in the full release package:
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?board=11.0

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/English(US).lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/French.lngc   - in progress
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Japanese.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/Simplified%20Chinese.lngc     - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Traditional%20Chinese.lngc     - final
edit:
links updated to a fix bug when opening MusicBee with multiple music files from windows explorer
Last Edit: April 17, 2016, 11:55:39 AM by Steven

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*** see the first post for important information on upgrading from version 2.5


full release candidate 2:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBeeSetup_3_0_RC2.zip
includes the full release package for version 3.0 - unzip and then run MusicBeeSetup_3_0_RC2.exe

full portable version:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBeePortable_3_0_RC2.zip

incremental files only:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5954.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/mddwd52417x2670/MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5954.zip


includes all changes since 2.5 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5954.exe

note the .exe is now MusicBee.exe and not MusicBee3.exe

skins - I recommend you check the Skins board for new and updated v3 skins. Some are included in the full release package:
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?board=11.0

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/English(US).lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/French.lngc   - in progress
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Japanese.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/Simplified%20Chinese.lngc     - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Traditional%20Chinese.lngc     - final

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*** see the first post for important information on upgrading from version 2.5


full release candidate 3:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBeeSetup_3_0_RC3.zip
includes the full release package for version 3.0 - unzip and then run MusicBeeSetup_3_0_RC3.exe

full portable version:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBeePortable_3_0_RC3.zip

incremental files only:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5965.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/0j1no4accu79tf4/MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5965.zip


includes all changes since 2.5 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5965.exe
this should be the last release candidate version

skins - I recommend you check the Skins board for new and updated v3 skins. Some are included in the full release package:
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?board=11.0

localisation
see previous post
Last Edit: May 01, 2016, 03:25:04 PM by Steven

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*** see the first post for important information on upgrading from version 2.5

full release:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/MusicBeeSetup_3_0.zip
includes the full release package for version 3.0 - unzip and then run MusicBeeSetup_3_0.exe

full portable version:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBeePortable_3_0.zip

incremental files only:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5977.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/zznc1ifyz2ebcak/MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5977.zip
includes all changes since 2.5 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5977.exe

latest patch version:
the following topic will maintain a list of all the fixes since the final version 3 release:
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=18462.0


edit:
the above links and the main download page have been updated with the 13-May patched version and also reverted to an older version of WavPack.exe which was flagging alerts in some users Windows Defender
Last Edit: May 15, 2016, 05:57:03 PM by Steven

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There have been a number of bugs reported and fixed, some of which I think justfy a new release. Also included are some tweaks based on feedback - see this topic for details:
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=18462.0

full release:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/MusicBeeSetup_3_0_Update1.zip
includes the full release package for version 3.0 - unzip and then run MusicBeeSetup_3_0_Update1.exe

full portable version:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBeePortable_3_0_Update1.zip

incremental files only:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5995.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/drwy8b3bn5r4l5m/MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5995.zip
includes all changes since 2.5 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_3_0_5995.exe

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for the latest fixes see:
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=18462.0
Last Edit: June 04, 2016, 09:41:40 AM by Steven

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There have been a number of tweaks, minor new features, speed improvements and bug reported and fixed. See:
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=18462.0

full release:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/MusicBeeSetup_3_0_Update2.zip
includes the full release package for version 3.0 - unzip and then run MusicBeeSetup_3_0_Update2.exe

full portable version:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBeePortable_3_0_Update2.zip

incremental files only:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_3_0_6067.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/zcribhpzzwbhh6c/MusicBee_Setup_3_0_6067.zip
includes all changes since 2.5 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_3_0_6067.exe


new website
coming soon - see http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=16894.0
or visit:
http://test.getmusicbee.com


edit:
updated links for some small fixes
Last Edit: August 20, 2016, 11:40:18 AM by Steven

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There have been a number of tweaks, minor new features, speed improvements and bugs reported and fixed. See:
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=18462.0

This is the last planned v3.0 release. Version 3.1 is already started and I will create a new topic for that at a later date.

full release:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBeeSetup_3_0_Update3.zip
includes the full release package for version 3.0 - unzip and then run MusicBeeSetup_3_0_Update3.exe

full portable version:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBeePortable_3_0_Update3.zip

incremental files only:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_Setup_3_0_6129.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/dajzwjly3rb13d8/MusicBee_Setup_3_0_6129.zip
includes all changes since 2.5 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_3_0_6129.exe