Despite some annoyances, MusicBee remains my top music player and manager.
But while I have many great things to say about the program, I have to dedicate this thread exclusively to annoyances (some of which are new to v3.4):
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It has always bothered me how "Now Playing" tab behaves differently from regular library views. And not in a good way. "Differently" meaning "you can't do things here that you can do anywhere else". To list some:
- You can't use custom layouts.
- You can't use many layout elements.
- You can't use search bar to filter out the queue. *
- You can't sort list by any column you want. *
* Some of these things actually were
possible in earlier versions of MusicBee (as recent as v3.3, I believe).
Additionally, in earlier versions the Now Playing window displayed the exact number of tracks you had in the queue. Combined with the ability to sort by any column, you could quickly and easily find and remove an artist/album/whatever from the queue.
Now it displays only 100 tracks max, even if I have 9999+ in the queue. If I have less than 100 tracks in the queue but have shuffle enabled - the queue will automatically populate until there's 100 tracks visible.
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So far I can see this being solved one of two ways:
A. Add "In queue" field which could be used as a playlist rule or filter rule. This will allow users to create a custom "Now Playing" view in form of an auto-playlist or a library filter.
B. Add all missing functionality from normal library views to "now playing" and vice-versa, so that none of the functions or customizations are exclusive.
Thank you for consideration!