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tjinc

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Is there some way to get the current date into a virtual tag?

Have a look at this post detailing all virtual tag functions: https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=35868.0

You want to look at the $Now() function but for this you will need to install the Additional Tagging and Reporting Tools plugin.

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First attempt at setting up a Musicbee config, very much inspired by a post from Spidrax earlier in this thread:



I also fished out an old portable 15" monitor I used to use when I was hot desking and using Wallpaper Engine. I mounted it on my wall and I set it up to display the artwork and song details of whatever I was playing in Musicbee. I need to make a better graphic for the vinyl label but so far I love this setup:

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...and I set it up to display the artwork and song details of whatever I was playing in Musicbee



Can you elaborate on this ?
Do you mean that your laptop displays a picture of the album cover playing, integrated in an other picture dynamically ?
And then same for the label ?

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Do you mean that your laptop displays a picture of the album cover playing, integrated in an other picture dynamically ?
And then same for the label ?
Basically yes :)

There is a program called Wallpaper engine that allows you to make dynamic desktop wallpapers. I have it setup to run on a secondary external monitor which I have plugged into my PC via USB. In it's default state the wallpaper looks like this:



This wallpaper is composed of five layers: a background image, three empty text boxes positioned on top of a vinyl record label, and a blank black vinyl record sleeve. There is a MediaPropertiesListener function running which is setup to detect media playing in MusicBee. When a song is played, the function retrieves the album artwork, album artist, album name, and song title. Then the black vinyl record is replaced by the artwork of the currently playing song, and the empty text boxes are filled with the corresponding song information.

I really do like this as I miss looking at album artwork since moving from physical to digital media, and I generally run Musicbee minimized as need to have multiple applications, windows and terminals open for my work.
Last Edit: October 18, 2023, 10:38:42 PM by vairish

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There is a program called Wallpaper engine that allows you to make dynamic desktop wallpapers. I have it setup to run on a secondary external monitor which I have plugged into my PC via USB. In it's default state the wallpaper looks like this:

This wallpaper is composed of five layers: a background image, three empty text boxes positioned on top of a vinyl record label, and a blank black vinyl record sleeve. There is a MediaPropertiesListener function running which is setup to detect media playing in MusicBee. When a song is played, the function retrieves the album artwork, album artist, album name, and song title. Then the black vinyl record is replaced by the artwork of the currently playing song, and the empty text boxes are filled with the corresponding song information.

I really do like this as I miss looking at album artwork since moving from physical to digital media, and I generally run Musicbee minimized as need to have multiple applications, windows and terminals open for my work.

That's nice :)
Back in the old days, when i was using Winamp, i've done something somehow similar, by combining Rainmeter and CDArtDisplay.



But instead of album cover it was artists pictures.
If i remember properly, the progress bar, artist tag, track title tag, genre tag, lyrics and static graphical elements were displayed with Rainmeter.

Nowadays, i still use Rainmeter to decorate with black shapes and computer monitoring, + regular wallpapers behind all of this; then i just run Musicbee in compact mode on top of it all to display all the track related elements and artists pictures.

Like you, it's displayed on a secondary screen, but it's not a screen used only for this, i use it also to work and can cover Musicbee with other windows.


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Wow! Just found this topic today and couldn't pass by without showing my config.

Now Playing tab


Album artist tab



Chronology release tab


Playlist tab


Artists tab


B-day release tab

I am obsessed with the look of yours!

boroda

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Does anybody know what the skin is this?

First attempt at setting up a Musicbee config, very much inspired by a post from Spidrax earlier in this thread:



I also fished out an old portable 15" monitor I used to use when I was hot desking and using Wallpaper Engine. I mounted it on my wall and I set it up to display the artwork and song details of whatever I was playing in Musicbee. I need to make a better graphic for the vinyl label but so far I love this setup:




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How do y'all make good Configs?? Mine looks like garb
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The Incredible Boom Boom

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How do y'all make good Configs?? Mine looks like garb


It's a start.
What I did when I first started using MusicBee years and years ago was scroll through this thread, the MusicBee subreddit and Google Images looking for ideas.

UNSUB522

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Hii, this is how a year of using MusicBee looks like to Me (btw first post)
>My proposal to organize my Tracks, Albums and Artists by their respective Play Counts using
COLOR
and other ascii symbols

Now Playing




What font did you use for the lyrics?

ChilaChill

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What font did you use for the lyrics?


I installed the font "Outfit" for windows, its free use 🦆

BluMndy

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is there any custom tag documentation?
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is there any custom tag documentation?
You can start here: https://musicbee.fandom.com/wiki/Custom_Tags
But the vast majority of the info will be scattered around the forum - so do a forum search.

You'll encounter threads like this where you'll get to see how custom tags are defined and used for what puposes:
https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=40378.msg218771#msg218771
The source code to any of my contributions is available on the same download link as the add-ons

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First attempt at setting up a Musicbee config, very much inspired by a post from Spidrax earlier in this thread:



I also fished out an old portable 15" monitor I used to use when I was hot desking and using Wallpaper Engine. I mounted it on my wall and I set it up to display the artwork and song details of whatever I was playing in Musicbee. I need to make a better graphic for the vinyl label but so far I love this setup:



OMG, Pearl Jam. Now that brings back some memories. It was 1992 and we were traveling from Bakersfield, CA to San Francisco, CA to buy high quality quantity pot for resale back in Bakersfield. Good pot was almost nonexistent back then. What memories. LOL I remeber listening to Pearl jam for hours on the 600 miles round trip. Thanks for the mems.