Author Topic: Option to treat video files like MKV as audio files.  (Read 92 times)

waste

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Earlier I posted a question about playing MKV files as audio only(https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=29545.0), while the solutions that were given were alright and there already seems to be built in support for playing the contained audio it would be more convenient to have an option to force MusicBee to play just the audio portion rather than opening it in a video player. Renaming the file/extracting the audio manually/converting the entire file is much more cumbersome and can take up unnecessary space if I only want to listen to the audio.

Thank you for your time and for all your work on the best music player.

hiccup

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To me this seems an interesting new idea that does make some sense.
But, I do have some doubts how this would benefit a larger amount of MusicBee users.

How often, and in what circumstances would you run into an MKV file, and only want to listen to the audio of it?

This might be a likely candidate for a new plugin.
But I am not so sure about having it as an integrated feature in MusicBee by default?

waste

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I see your point, its not very useful to many people. Would something like this even be possible as a plugin? Can a plugin step in before MusicBee attempts to open the file with a video player and change the action? If it is I might attempt it myself.

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Would something like this even be possible as a plugin? Can a plugin step in before MusicBee attempts to open the file with a video player and change the action? If it is I might attempt it myself.

I have no coding talents whatsoever, maybe some other forum member can say if this would be technically possible?
(my senses tell me it could be)