Author Topic: MusicBee 3.1  (Read 9291 times)


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

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this is an incremental update and includes all changes since version 3.0 - unzip and then run MusicBee_Setup_3_1_6275.exe

-the following are no longer custom tags and now have dedicated tags: "Title Sort-Order", "Album Sort-Order", "Album Artist Sort-Order", "Artist Sort-Order", "Composer Sort-Order", "Language", "Original Artist", "Original Album", "Original Year", "Musician Credits List"
    - The various Sort tags are now editable in a new "Sorting" tab in the tag editor
    - Original Year, Title and Artist are now standard tags in the Tags(2) tag editor panel
    - Musician credits are now editable in the Artist tag splitter (click the ... button by the Artist tag)
    - the library database: musicbeelibrary.mbl is copied to musicbeelibrary.preupgrade in case you need to undo the upgrade and revert to an older MB version
- The behaviour of the various Sort tags (Sort-Artist, Sort-AlbumArtist, etc) has been changed so when sorting by Artist, MusicBee will now automatically use any Sort-Artist tag value for the sort operation. Note that if an album is not consistently tagged with the same Sort-AlbumArtist then it will be split
- Classical music tags: Work and Movement are now supported (click the arrow button on the title prompt)
- long filenames (>260 characters) is now supported
- Playlists panel enhanced to support multiple levels of folders and provide the full functionality equivalent of the left navigator playlists
- Playlists can now also be displayed in a standalone panel (set in the Panel Arrangement dialog)
- New Volume visualiser panel (Peak and VU)
- New Graphics visualiser panel (allows the Milkdrop visualiser to be displayed in a panel)
- Spectrum visualiser can now be displayed using a centered frequency range
- Inconsistent tags "Files to Edit" filter now includes the Album Gain tag
- New "Album Played" display tag
- Panel layout is enhanced so each panel header can optionally be hidden
- New Hotkeys for the following:
    - Send files to the active device
    - Send files to the active playlist
    - Toggle playing tracks to show the upcoming tracks
- Drag/drop is enhanced so you get a visual representation of the number of files being dragged and a message showing what action would be taken if you dropped the files on a panel
- Artwork layout now allows the selected tracks to be displayed to the right of the main panel
- Nested filter rules in auto-playlists can now be set as an "And" or "Or" condition
- Auto-playlists can now be set to automatic or manual refresh of the matching tracks
- New Album Artwork Manager tool, enables you to view and correct a variety of inconsistent album artwork conditions
- You can now disable the display of the current playing track in the windows Taskbar popup (this addresses a windows display issue when alt-tabbing)
- New "Remove Cuesheet" right click menu item
- new naming template functions:
    - $RxReplace(<field>,"reg-ex search pattern","regex-replacement pattern")
    - $RxSplit(<field>,"reg-ex search pattern",index)
- the virtual tag/ file naming template field editor can now Preview the results of any template you define
- the Playing Tracks panel can now show Upcoming Tracks
- the Library Explorer can now display and navigate the folder structure of files in your library

translator file - updated new.txt file (this file is only used by translators and not required for the MusicBee application update):

links updated with some tweaks to the custom tag upgrade process and a few bug fixes
Last Edit: March 07, 2017, 09:57:11 PM by Steven


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there is a bug in MusicBee v3.1 (for several months I estimate) when saving multiple files in the tag editor and:
- you didnt update any artwork;
- and the file had no embedded artwork
if both of those were true then the tags were not being written to the files ie. only the MusicBee database was being updated. This bug did not happen when saving one file in the tag editor - its only happened for multiple files being edited at the same time.

The above link has been updated with the fix.

The assist with re-saving any files that might have been affected, I have enhanced the "Synchronise Tags" function:
- select the files you want to check
- from the main menu/ Tools/ Advanced/ Synchronise Tags...
- MB will scan the selected files and check the file tags for inconsistencies with the MusicBee database
- if there are any files detected, the filename is written to the error log and you will be prompted to confirm you want the files to be re-saved
- if you click No, you can manually edit the files by checking the filenames in the error log
- if you click Yes, MB will re-save the tags to the relevant files

See the above post for the fixed MusicBee version
Last Edit: March 10, 2017, 06:04:01 PM by Steven