Sorry for my bad English, it's not my native language, I'll try my best to lesser your troubles.
● 1. Tags (Problem)
#1a: MusicBee saves "ALBUMARTIST" which is most common tag field for album artist (almost all major tagging tools using this) as "ALBUM ARTIST" (with space in between), which is less common.
It also remove "ALBUMARTIST" if presents in tags and replace it with "ALBUM ARTIST".
I'm not using MusicBee for tagging purpose (for this kind of complications) but then yet another problem occurs, when i'm using MusicBee for downloading artworks with settings that urge MusicBee to save covers as separate files next to musics and not embedded it into music files (configured both in preferences and active artwork downloader window), still MusicBee touched the music files sometimes and it cause multiple covers embedded in a single music file and usualy add "ENCODER" field in this process (for example "lame 3 something"). So everytime that i'd used MusicBee for updating album covers have to re-check to ensure see about that in the process of adding covers did MusicBee touched the music files or didn't! with standalone mp3 tagging tools and change "ALBUM ARTIST" back to "ALBUMARTIST", then remove "ENCODER" field and check for possible embedded covers duplication and defrag previously defraged files again.
Also sometimes when MusicBee not showing artworks i'd go to edit mode and select covers manualy, i usualy choose linking pictures to musics but again from time to time it all happens.
#1b: Sometimes MusicBee add "DISPLAY ARTIST" field. I cannot confirm this practice still happening in latest version or not, my archive is sorted and solid not using updating options that much anymore.
#1c: Tried both ID3 and APE methods, in APE mode, Sometimes MusicBee remove ID3 2.3 and left files with ID3 1.1 and APE.
So the only thing i want is to MusicBee absolutely not modifying my files, especialy when all the settings and methods that i'm choosing suggesting that too!
My sole music player is MusicBee, my tag editors are: Mp3Tag (showing most incompatibility with MusicBee) - Tag Scanner - MetaTogger
● 2. Library Statistics (Suggestion)
It'll be awesome to be able to browse throughout genres, artists, most played etc deeper and going to next pages to see the rest. I can do most of that on mainplayer window from left panel but still it'll be good that statistics can go deeper in, cause MusicBee is professional and reflexive in so many ways.
Displaying 20 to 40
-First- <<<Previous 20<<< - >>>Next 20>>> -Last-
<Go back to statics
● 3. Artist Photo (Suggestion)
#3a: It'd be awesome that I can have my artists photos organized into folders. You see I have like a million photos from the years. I have them organized into folders with artist names, now I want address MusicBee to the main folder, so that photos I'm saving from MusicBee adding to my repository and MusicBee be able to shows already available photos in my archive. If there was settings like "save to folder with artist name"
#3b: It'll be great if MusicBee saving photos in sequence names that it generates automatically. I'd willingly change all my photos to fit in the format MusicBee used.
Photo root folder / Artist Folder / "Artist"_"20190113""235958".jpg
Photo root folder / Artist Folder / "Artist"_"20190113""235959".png
Photo root folder / Artist Folder / "Artist"_"20190114""000000".png
Photo root folder / Artist Folder / "Artist"_"20190114""000001".jpg
And need to have option that added folders inside "Artist Folder" be excluded, so I can put photos I do not want to display in MusicBee in it, and filter them. for this to working this way MusicBee should not check folders inside Artist Folder, so this way MusicBee is not only connected to my music library it also is connecting to my photo library.
● 4. Sessions (Suggestion)
There is times that I'm working on some projects which consisted of many different musics. I'm playing It to some point and decide to stop and continued layer, in the mean time I wanted to listen to musics outside that project, I have to save the playlist with currently playing music as the name of the playlist so that i know where i was or close MusicBee with project loaded in and instead use some other music player temporarily.
Adding something like "save current playlist as session" / "load previously saved session" to right click menu with correct order of played musics would be great.
● 5. Batch Downloading Windows (Suggestion)
Batch downloading windows (lyrics, artist thumbnails) are the most obsolete and out of theme part of MusicBee.
#5a. You cannot use column headers to sort entire column.
#5b. You cannot use keyboard keys or do multiple selections (up, down, control, shift, space). Only way of user interact is with mouse.
Imagine thousands of mouse clicks and hours of scrolling up and down, which can be done in few minutes if not seconds...
● 6. Shake Database (Suggestion)
It'll be good to having force re-check option that checked files for existing, duplications, manually added lyrics, covers etc, beside options like folder monitor and complete rebuild of database. Rescan ain't do this I tried it, it finished just in 2 seconds, tricks I'm using are renaming folders inside monitoring folder, change the locations or right-click on them and send them to scan. but a global option for integrity check would be great.
● 7. Showing Assigned Genres (Suggestion)
As you know genres previously were in lists with assigned codes (00 for Blues, 13 for Pop, 17 for Rock etc) for ID3, some stupid old tagging tools (and players) writing numbers instead of genres! It'll be great if MusicBee have option to shows assigned genres instead numbers.
In all I'd give MusicBee solid 10 of 10 anytime, by far the best music manager ever existed. I have 250k (2 terabytes) songs and managing them in any way I want inside MusicBee with ease and fun, I want to say thank you so much for all the efforts you put into this masterpiece project.
● 8. Queue After Currently Playing Album and/or Artist (Suggestion)
For not getting too crowded, it's better Queue have a sub menu.
- Queue Next
- Queue Last
- Queue After Current Album
- Queue After Current Artist
Can even extended more (current genre, current year etc.)
● 9. Play/Resume/Replay combo Hotkey (Suggestion)
There's different combinations in hardware and software music players for play / pause / replay functions. You cannot define any standard for this. It's better that end user be able to configure hot keys based on one's habits and needs. I'd preferred "play" "resume from pause" and "replay" all done by same macro or button.
When playback stopped act as PLAY, when paused act as RESUME and during playback act as REPLAY. While pause button also act both pause and resume from pause. This way most people's needs will be addressed. At the moment if i wanted to play currently playing track from beginning have to stop first and restart playback again or use mouse drag to reach beginning of the song.
Triple combo is elegant way to over come this situation.
● 10. Adding edge, border or roundness to tabs (Suggestion)
So you'd have visual about tab's length, in some dark themes there's possibility you mistakenly hit the close while switching tabs.
With love ❤