Author Topic: An additional "track information" panel  (Read 4228 times)

Tybot

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The existing track information panel allows for up to 7 fields, which I've already used up. Sure, they can be configured to contain a lot of different information but if you're already displaying the artwork too, it gets kinda crowded.

An additional panel, stacked as a tab, which would only display configurable fields would allow for a lot more info, such as involved people, composer, lyricists and so on. Seeing as the panel's already part of the software, I was hoping it wouldn't be to time-consuming to add an additional one.

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Sure, they can be configured to contain a lot of different information but if you're already displaying the artwork too, it gets kinda crowded.
There is already a separate 'album cover' element so it can be removed from the track information panel.

An additional panel, stacked as a tab, which would only display configurable fields would allow for a lot more info, such as involved people, composer, lyricists and so on. Seeing as the panel's already part of the software, I was hoping it wouldn't be to time-consuming to add an additional one.
You don't have to have only 1 item in each of the 7 fields.
You can separate different values with "; ", turn on 'split multi-value tags into rows' and each tag gets it's own line.
Depending on what's in the meta-data, mine will show
Title
Track# of Album
Date Recorded
Release Date
Original Release Date
Artist
Original Artist
Last Played
Conductor
Composer
Lyricist
Lyrics type
Lyrics saved?
Main lyrics language
Explict lyrics?
Genre Group
Genre
Remixer
Musicians/Performers
Production Personnel
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Tybot

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Thanks for the reply! :)

I'm aware that's an option. My post shouldn't be viewed as a problem with MB that needs to be fixed but rather as a wish for me to be able to display my library exactly the way I want to. If I thought it would be really time consuming to implement I would never even have mentioned it as steven's time would be better spent fixing bugs and improving/creating useful features. But I suspect this could be done fairly easily and now it's up to him to decide if I'm right or not.

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Your original post was ambiguous as to whether you wanted an extra panel or you thought that you were limited to only 7 fields.

I offered a little help in case it was the latter.
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Tybot

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Your original post was ambiguous as to whether you wanted an extra panel or you thought that you were limited to only 7 fields.

I offered a little help in case it was the latter.

I appreciate that and I apologize for not being clearer in my original post. I like the idea of displaying the artwork along with what I consider to be primary information (album, artist, title) without having to switch tabs or scroll through a lot of info that I consider to be secondary, which would be the case if I formatted those 7 fields the way you suggested. Having a second information panel dedicated to secondary information (such as performers and their role, lyricist and composers) would therefore be the optimal solution to my problem.

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... I like the idea of displaying the artwork along with what I consider to be primary information (album, artist, title) without having to switch tabs or scroll through a lot of info... Having a second information panel dedicated to secondary information (such as performers and their role, lyricist and composers) would therefore be the optimal solution to my problem.
+1 for a new tab (in my case for Album review / comments).
As I've posted in a related topic (https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=24680.msg142236#msg142236), something like this was proposed and accepted some time ago (https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=15885.msg93790;topicseen#msg93790) but, as far I know, not implemented.

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+1 for a new tab OR more than 7 fields in the current tab

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I like MusicBee so much in being able to configure some things :)
But I too wanted more rows, and Bee-liever answered that for me!

I was hoping to configure some auto-navigation in the main window file list, so that when clicked, something would happen:
1) Auto-navigation to file info displayed in "track into" pane (and I FOUND that is an option if the header is clicked- YAY!!)
2) Auto navigation in the left pane to the file location perhaps ... (Still exploring options on that - likely something I just don't know yet :D

Great program!!  Great FORUMS!

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i have added a second Track Info Panel.
It has all the same configurable settings as the existing one and can be docked in any side panel or stacked with other panels

http://musicbee.niblseed.com/V3_2/MusicBee32_Patched.zip


Tybot

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i have added a second Track Info Panel.
It has all the same configurable settings as the existing one and can be docked in any side panel or stacked with other panels

http://musicbee.niblseed.com/V3_2/MusicBee32_Patched.zip

Awesome! Thanks a lot, steven!

Tybot

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i have added a second Track Info Panel.
It has all the same configurable settings as the existing one and can be docked in any side panel or stacked with other panels

http://musicbee.niblseed.com/V3_2/MusicBee32_Patched.zip

Found a small bug with this. The added panel still believes he's the parent when viewing "Playing" or "Selected" track. If I display the lyrics for the selected track and switch tab to "Details (2)" it's showing the details for the playing track instead of the selected.

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If you add the element to the Right Main Panel, you can't hide its Header Menu.


Steven

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If you add the element to the Right Main Panel, you can't hide its Header Menu.
thats fixed for the next update

http://musicbee.niblseed.com/V3_2/MusicBee32_Patched.zip
Last Edit: April 03, 2018, 06:44:00 PM by Steven