Hi, I'm a long-time MusicBee user. I love the player in all aspects except one: Volume Analysis. It has one bug and one missing feature that just needs to be there in order for it to be useful for my needs:
1) The bug :
In the Analyze Volume window, sorting by Status doesn't work (sorting by Name doesn't work either, but it's much less important). To test quickly, select multiple files, right click -> Send To -> Volume Analysis, adjust gain to +6db (to improve chances of clipping) and click Proceed to analyze. Even if the Status tab shows any entries besides "OK", clicking on the Status sort button on the top will not sort the entries in any way.
The reason I need to sort is because I want to avoid any clipping when boosting volume. If I'm able to sort, I can quickly select all files that want -0.1db, adjust the gain to -0.1 and proceed, then quickly select all those that want -0.2db, and so on. Right now, the list is unsortable, and it took me more than an hour to manually process 800+ files I needed to go through. Which brings me to #2:
2) The missing feature:
Most similar programs (Foobar2000, Winamp, etc) have an option to automatically prevent clipping
when processing. I do not understand why it's not implemented. From a programming perspective, it seems like a no-brainer to get in. When clipping is detected, reduce the gain by the needed value to avoid it. Everything is already in there. All that's needed is a simple toggle option and presumably no more than an hour of code tweaking, if not significantly less.
Please consider adding one of these two options. If you add auto clipping prevention, fixing the sorting button bug will become largely unnecessary. If not, then at least fix it. Many users who use this feature have thousands of entries to go through and can't imagine using it by hand. It's also something that has been requested in the past. E.g.:
In addition, the impact of the entire issue could almost be eliminated with an "automatically prevent clipping" tick box, which would apply the gain setting just below the clipping level.
I've never used a volume analysis tool that didn't have it before.