Author Topic: Multiple libraries I don't get it.  (Read 2831 times)

gquiring

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I have my everyday music in P:\music.  I have my Christmas music in P:\christmas.

I have MusicBee pointing to P:\music for my primary library.  I then created a new library and pointed that to P:\christmas. 

So now my Christmas library is also showing all my albums from my main library.  I don't understand how that could happen.  The Christmas library is not pointing to P:\music. 

Also is there an easier way to switching libraries? 

phred

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I would create a filter than only contains your Christmas music. You'll need to have the Christmas music imported to your main library and then set up the filter. That way you don't have to switch between two libraries. You'll find filters much better suited to your task than a new library.
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wobbly

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I Use a filter to do this  

album contains Christmas (this will show all albums with Christmas  in the title)  
genre is Christmas
you could even make one for P:\christmas.

that would be  
path starts with P:\christmas
your done
Last Edit: November 30, 2017, 04:48:50 AM by wobbly

wobbly

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i also use filters to show only
soundtracks
Various Artists albums
once you get your head around filters
they are endless you  can filter on just about  anything 

gquiring

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I am having a hard time with the interface.  I cannot figure out how to access the filters.  I created a filter called Christmas but I cannot find anyway to use it.  The wiki makes reference to view filters but from where?

frankz

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Hit the Plus Sign (+) at the top to open a new tab

The left menu drawer thing should come out.  Select the filter you want to use there (Christmas, I'm guessing).

Pin that tab.

Now that tab contains your library filtered for just Christmas music (or whatever filter you chose).

I do this for Classical vs everything else.  One tab is my library filtered with all genres except classical.  One is my library filtered to just classical.  Works like a charm.
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gquiring

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I tried pressing the + key, the left side bar does open but there are no filters to select.  I have two filters, Christmas and All.

wobbly

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 try in the left sidebar rightclick music show filters


gquiring

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wobbly

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how did you get it to work? maybe tell us .. may help the next person

gquiring

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how did you get it to work? maybe tell us .. may help the next person
It was where you said it was, right click under Music.