Author Topic: Playlist History 1.0.0 - Added WMP's playlist history functionality to MusicBee  (Read 795 times)


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Yo guys. I just got MusicBee and it annoyed me that it didn't have WMP's forward and back playlist stuff, so I made a plugin for it.

Say you open Playlist A, and then Playlist B, if you click back you can go back to Playlist A, on the exact song you left off on, at the exact timestamp. And you can progress like this forever, you can go back through 500 playlists and forward again if you want.

Likewise since it stores your history if you mess up your playlists you can manually fish back through the file and recover your playlists (or just cycle back).

Here's the download link.

Bit hard to show a music plugin in a gif but you might get the point from this:

If you still don't get it, I uploaded a video here that describes the functionality.

I'm vanishingly unlikely to respond here so if you need me for whatever reason, I'm AlexRoseGames on twitter. Enjoy! <3
Last Edit: August 16, 2019, 09:48:42 PM by Alexrose


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I don't use Twitter. Does it only work for actual playlists? I very frequently just shuffle all artists or play albums while doing some other cleanup, and accidentally start another song.


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It works for any time you switch what you're playing. So if you double click somewhere else in your current playlist on the main view, load a new playlist, load a new album, open up an mp3 externally etc, you will trigger a new playlist.

If you just skip 1 song forward within your "currently listening to" list (as in, press the Next Song button), this is non applicable, this is for when you switch what you were listening to and want to revert, it won't help if you accidentally hit next song (though you can fix that in 2 clicks anyway, just go back and estimate where you were).


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I love the idea of this plugin!  However after installing it multiple times and in multiple ways, I cannot find any way to use it. The menu items indicated are not being displayed. The MB plugin dialog shows it as installed. Where would I find the commands? Any help would be appreciated.



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@ProfessorMarvel- be aware that the developer of this plugin hasn't been on the forum since a few days after the first post - August 2019.
Download the latest MusicBee v3.3 patch from here.
Unzip into your MusicBee directory and overwrite existing files.

Check out the MusicBee Wiki.
How to post screenshots is here.