Author Topic: MusicBee in the Windows 10 Store  (Read 7639 times)

phred

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thats their window phone version though isnt it?
What I am doing is packaging MusicBee as a installable desktop application which isnt the same thing. However making MB available for windows store does involve some changes which i am in the process of doing
The way I read it was that not only were they having issues with the windows phone version, they were -also- having issues with the "slow/buggy ... store website." Perhaps I'm reading into it too much.
Download the latest MusicBee v3.3 patch from here.
Unzip into your MusicBee directory and overwrite existing files.

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Steven

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Yes it does appear to read that way. Thanks for letting me know

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@Steven...

I just noticed this on Foobar's site (emphasis mine)

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2017-07-15
foobar2000 mobile status update

The Windows Phone / Windows Store beta test has been put on hold due to low user count and extra work needed to push betas - slow/buggy toolchain and store website.

Doesn't seem to be a problem for a lot of developers putting their Centennial apps on the Store:

https://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-10/458688-big-project-centennial-uwp-apps-list.html (and this list is not exhaustive)

thats their window phone version though isnt it?
What I am doing is packaging MusicBee as a installable desktop application which isnt the same thing. However making MB available for windows store does involve some changes which i am in the process of doing

That is great news Steven!! I would imagine that it requires re-tooling of installing plugins as Centennial apps' application files are sorta hidden in the filesystem.

I will make sure I'll give it a 5 star review as soon as it lands on the Store :) .. I encourage everyone else to do the same so we can quickly get it on the top of the charts.

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what i have done for plugins is provided a way to add a plugin via the Plugins tab, and doing it that way will install the plugin in the AppData\MusicBee\Plugins folder

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Steven

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Just for the record, because MusicBee is a standard windows desktop application and not a UWP application it needs a special approval from Microsoft before the installer package can even be submitted to the store. Unfortunately as yet i havent had any response from Microsoft for over 2 weeks now and I doubt it will be ready in time for the final v3.1 release.
If anyone reading this has already been through having a desktop application submitted using the "desktop bridge" process I would be interested to hear your experience


Freddy Barker

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https://www.microsoft.com/store/productid/9P4CLT2RJ1RS

Will be giving MB a blazing 5 star review on MS App Store later today.
[EDIT: Done, got in with the first review  :D ]
Can't wait to see what's new in 3.2
Great job Steven  :D
Last Edit: October 26, 2017, 03:58:22 PM by Fred Barker [DIVERSITY FM]

moment

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finally!
https://www.microsoft.com/store/productid/9P4CLT2RJ1RS


Will it also be available for Win 8 in the future, or you would have to rewrite almost the whole program again, so no?  :'(

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If you can't get it from the Windows Store on Windows 8, just install the version from the download page here. It's easier to maintain anyway.
MusicBee Wiki
Use & improve MusicBee's documentation!

Latest beta patch (3.3)
(Unzip and overwrite existing program files)

moment

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If you can't get it from the Windows Store on Windows 8, just install the version from the download page here. It's easier to maintain anyway.
Yes, but I guess then I am loosing the main functionality that I am searching for which is being able to listen to the audio on my tablet after screen off, which audio metro apps can do in general.

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I dont think Microsoft allows new publications into the windows 8 store anymore and in any case I have no plans to support it.