Author Topic: Two devices - same MusicBee?  (Read 1155 times)

martux

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Dear MusicBee lovers: I have a simple task: I have a tower PC, a small always-on headless device and a laptop. All running Windows 10. What I like to achieve is this: I would like to play my songs from the tower PC and the laptop. Best would be if they would use the exact same configuration library and playlist files. So if I rate a song, it would just appear on those two devices. Would it be best to just use the always-on as the file server? I have complete copies of my whole collection on both other devices, and sync them regularly with Total Commander.
What is your suggested mode of operation here?

martux

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Hello? Is this such an unusual question? How can I make 2 MB instances show the same playlists, last played, everything? Is it simply enough to point both instances to the same MB subdirectory? That doesn't seem to work for me, hence my question. Basically I need to sync my rated tracks everywhere. How do I achieve that in the most easy way?

psychoadept

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If your files are located on a shared drive, then you can just put MusicBee on both computers and use the same files. It's a bad idea to try to run the same MusicBee library from two devices because it could cause the library to become corrupted.
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frankz

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I run the same MusicBee library, located in a shared directory, from three devices and have done so for two and a half years now with no difficulty.  Just don't have more than one open at the same time.

Here's how.
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