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In that case, assuming you don't have auto-organise or "sweep and organise new files" configured, where does it copy them to?

In that case probably it would only add them to the library without copying files.

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Is monitored folders intended to catch new playlists as well?
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MB should detect when a new playlist is added/ deleted or renamed to the MusicBee playlists folder itself but wont import an external playlist.
I think the reason was because there were complaints about unwanted playlists being imported. I may enhance that at a future date.

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MB should detect when a new playlist is added/ deleted or renamed to the MusicBee playlists folder itself but wont import an external playlist.
I think the reason was because there were complaints about unwanted playlists being imported. I may enhance that at a future date.

Yes, I remember there being an issue with playlists being duplicated on every scan.  It probably does need a revisit soon, because I discovered when testing that there were playlists in my music folders that I didn't even know were there.  They didn't show up even when I used scan for new files with playlists included; I found them with a search for m3us in Windows explorer.

Edit: doing further testing, an .m3u playlist added to the playlists folder isn't imported either.  But it's possible I created some unlikely conditions with my testing and that's why.
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What tag format and structure does MB use for WAV files?
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MB uses two:
- LIST/ INFO chunk which is a standard that covers some of the tags
- ID3 chunk which i dont think is a standard WAV file tagging type but a number of players are using it. The ID3 tags themselves are standard

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Added that.

Next!  :)

There are a few places, for instance auto-playlists, where duplicates can be automatically filtered.  Do these settings take into account changes made to which fields are checked in the duplicate manager, or do they use the default artist/title?
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They seem to stick to the default definition.

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What is the interaction between the "use custom fields for this playlist" and "display using view" settings for static playlists? 

What's the difference between setting a main panel view and leaving "display using view" set to default, vs setting a view in "display using view" and then changing it later in the main panel (which updates the playlist view, too, I noticed).
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each grid type view (default track detail, default album and tracks, custom view of the same) has its own set of fields and sort order.
Without "use custom fields..." ticked the playlist uses the shared view. When it is ticked the the playlist maintains its own set of fields/ sort order although as i write this i cant recall if that overrides a custom view - i dont think it does ie. the custom view is always shared.
"Display using view" "locks" the playlist to that view - if you change the default playlists view using another playlist MB wont update the "locked" playlist. The reason i put it in quotes is because you can change the locked view via the main panel but it will only affect that playlist

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I think I get it.  I think.  :)  Now can I explain it myself...?
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What interrupts a playlist mixer cycle?  I mean, once you start a playlist mixer, what actions will cause it *not* to continue adding to playing tracks?
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What's the difference between setting a main panel view and leaving "display using view" set to default, vs setting a view in "display using view" and then changing it later in the main panel (which updates the playlist view, too, I noticed).

So basically no differences, right?

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What's the difference between setting a main panel view and leaving "display using view" set to default, vs setting a view in "display using view" and then changing it later in the main panel (which updates the playlist view, too, I noticed).

So basically no differences, right?

There is a difference.  If "display using view" is Default, then a change made to that playlist in the main panel will affect all playlists that use Default (this is true for auto-playlists, too).  If "display using view" is anything else, then only that playlist will change when you change the view in the main panel.  (Thus my wishlist suggestion for clarification on this.)
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If "display using view" is anything else, then only that playlist will change when you change the view in the main panel.

No, all other playlists set to the same view change as well.