Author Topic: Ability to Add PDFs to Library  (Read 14156 times)

Steven

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https://getmusicbee.com/patches/MusicBee35_Patched.zip
unzip and replace the existing musicbee application files

note that its been updated to now use .NET 4.8
if you have any issues please let me know
Last Edit: April 10, 2022, 11:28:52 AM by Steven

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What i have done is added an option to the Track Info panel to show a PDF file indicator.
Very nicely done, Steven. Thanks.

I have one grammatical suggestion for the configuration window. Since the PDF option is on the same line as "show track properties" the use of the word "and" implies that both track properties -and- pdf indicator have to be enabled. Perhaps get rid of the "and" and use the work "show" instead.
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Perhaps get rid of the "and" and use the work "show" instead.

- The same for "and 'Love' status" in that same panel.
- I am guessing many users that appreciate this feature have such pdf's (same as for example multiple jpg's of booklets) in an underlying folder named something like 'artwork'. The indicator will currently not work for such underlying folders. I think it would be better if it did?
- And a skinning request: could we have a customisable icon for the pdf indicator?

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- wording change for the setting
- it now looks in the music folder and also immediate sub-folder for any pdf files
- when multiple pdf's exist, clicking on the icon now shows a popup-menu to select which pdf file to open
- skin element: PDFIndicator to override the icon

https://getmusicbee.com/patches/MusicBee35_Patched.zip
unzip and replace the existing musicbee application files

note the new MB versions now use .NET 4.8
Last Edit: April 11, 2022, 11:28:41 AM by Steven

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WHOA! Thanks for enhancing the enhancement! Having the multiple files popup is wonderful.
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I notice that the contrast settings for 'show file url', and 'show track properties' no longer seem to work.
Not a biggy to me, but I thought to mention it whilst this item has the attention.

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I notice that the contrast settings for 'show file url', and 'show track properties' no longer seem to work.
working fine here - maybe the colours used dont show it well?

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working fine here - maybe the colours used dont show it well?
I found that it is not related to this update, and that it is also not only affecting the two bottom entries.

What is happening is that if a skin uses the 'ContrastBoost' element, none of the contrast adjustment in the Track Information panel work anymore.
I hope that can be fixed.

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working fine here - maybe the colours used dont show it well?
I found that it is not related to this update, and that it is also not only affecting the two bottom entries.
which skin are you using? It should still be working

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which skin are you using? It should still be working
You should be able to verify it if you take e.g. the Sample Skin, and then add:

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<element id="ContrastBoost">0,2</element>
The contrast adjustments will then get ignored.

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0,2 is going to be treated as 0 for most people
if you use 0.2 it should work but i realise now 0.2 might not work for some european country conventions. I will look to put in code to handle both

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i realise now 0.2 might not work for some european country conventions.
Ah yes, that's an old foe that has caused issues before.

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Hey, I just realized that this was my request. Thank you so much Steven!

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- wording change for the setting
- it now looks in the music folder and also immediate sub-folder for any pdf files
- when multiple pdf's exist, clicking on the icon now shows a popup-menu to select which pdf file to open
- skin element: PDFIndicator to override the icon

https://getmusicbee.com/patches/MusicBee35_Patched.zip
unzip and replace the existing musicbee application files

note the new MB versions now use .NET 4.8
Hey Steven, just wanted to ask you if you could implement the same feature for txt files too. Didn't feel like creating a new topic since my request is very similar to the one in the OP.
I am asking because I have a bunch of .txt files in my folders that I use to save additional information about some release (alternate tracklist orders, stories about the making of albums, interesting reviews etc..)

I Love MusicBee, I've been using it since 2013 and never looked back. Even if you don't have time to do this just know I really appreciate your hard work on this piece of software.

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Hey Steven, just wanted to ask you if you could implement the same feature for txt files too.
I'm not sure how necessary this is. You can copy and paste text into the Comments tag.
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