Author Topic: Ability to Add PDFs to Library  (Read 14155 times)

IrnoicBez

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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.
That is true, I usually use comments when the text length is small, but I haven't found a practical way to read really long texts in the comment box. It would also make me have a lot of redundant info if I have to put the same text in the comment tag of every song in an album for quick retrieval. But I get your POV, it's not really a fundamental feature. I figured I'd ask since the code for pdf files is already there and would only need some little refactoring.

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for the next v3.5 update, there is a new "has PDF?" field what can be used as any display tag/ filters/ highlighting rules etc
I will make it available after more testing and that might be a while


phred

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for the next v3.5 update, there is a new "has PDF?" field...
Thanks for adding this, Steven.
Download the latest MusicBee v3.5 patch from here.
Unzip into your MusicBee directory and overwrite existing files.

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Dalinar

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That is true, I usually use comments when the text length is small, but I haven't found a practical way to read really long texts in the comment box. It would also make me have a lot of redundant info if I have to put the same text in the comment tag of every song in an album for quick retrieval. But I get your POV, it's not really a fundamental feature. I figured I'd ask since the code for pdf files is already there and would only need some little refactoring.
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I have... I have! well not in the comments box per-se.. but can read it nevertheless.

You have to hover over certain areas and a huge tooltip containing the entire comment will appear (I have some long long comments and it works mostly great)

for Example, if you have comments in Track Information.. hover over that one line of comment and a tool tip will appear. Same with comment columns in the playlist in compact mode.

It works almost perfect the one problem is if the comment tooltip is so big that it touches the bottom of the screen it will disappear immediately.
Last Edit: June 21, 2022, 04:39:24 PM by Dalinar

Dalinar

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I haven't  been following this thread so I don't know how pertinent this is but I do have a tool I wrote that I use in musicbee that will open files from the song folder. it takes various command line parameters.. mostly I use it as a toolbar button that will open all images and text files. I can't remember if it supports PDFs but I can add that easily. If anyone is interested pm me.

ebbremmer

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Hello,

I've downloaded the patch. Unfortunately, the "has PDF" indicator is not shown anyware. I'm using 3.5.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

Eric

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it a field that can be displayed in the main panel like any other field but you have to include it using "Set Displayed Fields"
or it can be displayed in the Track Info panel, but again you need to enable it in the track info configuration