Author Topic: Is there a way to have the mini compact player always visible / exported?  (Read 650 times)

shydeficientkagu

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This version of the player: https://i.imgur.com/mDhqjuX.png


I want to be able to use OBS' Window Capture to display this while streaming, but the problem is that the moment I open the large version again to get access to the library / change playlists, I have to change the source entirely again because of the way musicbee handles the window name. I've already downloaded the Now Playing plugin which lets you export the tags as text (which is unfortunately all tags in one .txt, so formatting options are a bit more limited), so this allows me to at the very least add the album art / artist - title. Given that it is all one line of text, it makes it more difficult to account for the total width needed to create an overlay to neatly stash it on screen.

I'd like to be able to include the gradient background which changes per album and visualizer as well, plus having some vertical space would be nice between the artist and title instead of having it on one line.

After spending a few hours searching for something to help with this or some way to do this, I'm at a loss. Any suggestions?

Zak

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the moment I open the large version again to get access to the library / change playlists

Rather than doing this, I'd suggest using the Now Playing Assistant to change tracks.
I think the default keyboard shortcut is Alt-J, or you can assign a different one in the preferences.

I'd guess that because it doesn't change the original player window it shouldn't interfere with the OBS display.
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shydeficientkagu

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That could work, though the Now Playing Assistant feels a little lackluster for big playlists (doesn't open on the playlist you're on, limited controls for editing if you want to change tags or adjust track info on the fly). Thanks for the suggestion

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Yep, it won't be as easy to jump around between lots of different playlists or tracks, but it does provide full access to everything in library. Depends what your specific needs are I guess.

If you need to edit the tags of the currently playing track, Shft+Enter will work to open the Tag Editor from the Now Playing Assistant, and if you have it displayed in a floating window you can do that without changing the main program window.
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