Author Topic: MusicBee 3.5  (Read 42592 times)

Steven

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**** see the last post for the latest update ****

The beta series for v3.5 has started and will be updated with more enhancements over the coming months. See the last post for the most recent download link.

Follow https://twitter.com/MusicBeePlayer for notifications when updates are made available

Note that MusicBee now requires .NET 4.8 to be installed on your computer, which should already be the case for most people

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/zb7m06e4f7mcw8y/MusicBee_Setup_3_5_8150.zip?dl=1
backup
https://mega.nz/file/98lxCJaD#CN4DB7MbDtmwGGKFGwemvqAgwzlhbQ2VZfQqZ9vrXwU

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since version 3.4 - unzip (to the music folder MusicBee is installed for portable versions) and then run MusicBee_Setup_3_5_8150.exe
- upgraded to .NET 4.8. Most people should already have this installed on their machine
- Tools/ Artwork now includes an Artist Thumb Manager to manage artist thumb images used in the Artist view and thumbnail browser
- right click/ "Add to Playlist" is now "Include in Playlist" where you can now add or remove the selected track from playlists
- the track information panel can now show an indicator that there are PDF files in the album folder and clicking the icon opens the PDF file, or lets you select which one to view. See https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=3286.0
- the track information panel now aggregates the following fields when multiple files are displayed: play count, skip count,  date last played (set to most recent date), and file size
- support for third header line in the artwork/ expanded panel view
- you can now override the number of columns displayed in the expanded panel by setting a maximum number of columns
- all fields now supported in custom views for the artwork layout
- encoder tag is no longer automatically added when saving/ rating files and is now view only in the tag editor
- "love" field can now be used in the column browser
- enhancements to the "Locate Track at Source" command
- multiple "lyricist" values are now supported
- when switching views, the current selected track is made visible (previously the position was reset to the first track)
- hotkeys for:
 - Tools: Manage Duplicates
 - Tools: Album Artwork Manager
 - Tools: Artist Thumb Manager
 - Send To: Replace Selected File with Another
 - Send To: Selected File Replaces another File
 - Tools: Remove Tags
- radio playlists can now allow you to specify a % or an absolute number of tracks in the mix
- playlist header panel now supports custom text colours to be specified when a custom background is used
- when the "tick" field is displayed, you can now right click/ Select all ticked files
- custom or virtual tags can be defined as type: Url in Tags(2)/ Configure Fields. This data type makes the value displayed in the track information panel clickable as a url link that opens in your default browser
- various improvements to the Duplicates manager: https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=36076.0
- the following new functions can be used in Virtual tags:
 - $Abs(<field>)
 - $Add(<field>,<field>)
 - $CutLeft(<field>,length)
 - $CutRight(<field>,length)
 - $Div(<field>,<field>)
 - $Mod(<field>,<field>)
 - $Mul(<field>,<field>)
 - $Not(logical-condition)
 - $Sub(<field>,<field>)

translator file - updated new.txt file (this file is only used by translators and not required for the MusicBee application update):
https://mega.nz/file/BgE0iSZR#CRA6P-6tko2rSNT6gz-h6jcsoxqGuiv5PNGosHGWtrQ

edit:
links updated to remove disabling of mediakeys when windows media control plugin is active
Last Edit: April 25, 2022, 01:26:50 AM by Steven

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/92jksox1nis2b9k/MusicBee_Setup_3_5_8249.zip?dl=1
backup
https://mega.nz/file/h5MFCAYQ#pLawtUcIrZP2ybLwPfhzwviidlopoUex8yCDGnkCU6A

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since version 3.4 - unzip (to the music folder MusicBee is installed for portable versions) and then run MusicBee_Setup_3_5_8249.exe
- associated album PDF support enhanced where a displayable/ filter field to indicate whether a PDF file is associated with a music file
- write tag support for AIFF files
- duplicates manager now includes "< 10 secs diff" as a criteria
- custom search window is no longer modal eg. so you can select files while the search dialog is open
- new error log display that no longer depends on notepad
- option for the Now Playing popup to display when a media key is pressed
- Artwork view now allows five lines of fields to display
- Music explorer panel now includes the ability to group the displayed albums and also sort by original year
- sort podcasts by reverse date order now persisted on restart
- play/skip count criteria now no longer overridden by last.fm rules when scrobbling is enabled
- new field short-codes available for text search (click the search box drop-down button/ Search Field Shortcuts to see the values eg: A:U2 searches for artist U2)
- folder selector dialog now includes a field to directly enter the folder location as a text value like windows explorer
- time of day skin with the ability to specify a light or dark skin and background image depending on the time of day
- text is now automatically brightened when using custom backgrounds
- cd ripper panel now includes input for publisher and arrow/tab key support for entering artists/ tracks
- playlist headers can now be disabled for specific playlists (or all playlists)
- new hotkey: Play Album Now
- removed song kick/ concerts as the API key was disabled with no explanation by songkick


translator file - updated new.txt file (this file is only used by translators and not required for the MusicBee application update):
https://getmusicbee.com/patches/new3.5.txt

edit:
links updated for bug with continuous monitoring for drag/dropped files that has been fixed
Last Edit: August 02, 2022, 05:48:50 AM by Steven

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/l1j9bclkdyjvsvr/MusicBee_Setup_3_5_8296.zip?dl=1
backup
https://mega.nz/file/o902kAgC#DQQ43tT4XGCXXAhjj2p8lnvnl0W-iX-MeknRG2Ns_qQ

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since version 3.4 - unzip (to the music folder MusicBee is installed for portable versions) and then run MusicBee_Setup_3_5_8296.exe
- new "Show Header in a Separate Row" option in album covers grouping. When unticked, rather than splitting the grouping into a separate row, the grouping is displayed as an album cover so there is no wasted space
https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=34362.0
- group by in the album covers view now includes: Mood, Occasion and Publisher
- new option to set the default location of new artwork to the source file location (instead of organised copy)
- new option to start a playlist from the last track played
- tabs can now be pinned as "Text Only"
- the search function in the Tag Hierarchy Explorer has been improved

translator file - updated new.txt file (this file is only used by translators and not required for the MusicBee application update):
https://getmusicbee.com/patches/new3.5.txt

edit:
links updated with fixes for issues with the new album covers grouping functionality
Last Edit: September 18, 2022, 09:17:00 AM by Steven