Author Topic: Playlist Filter for Banned Songs?  (Read 886 times)


  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 3
I've been messing around with this app for a bit and am really impressed with the customizability. I've got a number of questions, but I'll try and trickle them in so I'm not flooding the forums with them.

My music library contains almost 12000 songs, which is far more than I could realistically sync to my phone. I'm trying to make a singular playlist I can sync that contains only the songs I actually listen to. I'm switching over from iTunes, and it had a feature where "Unchecked" songs would not sync to your device. It seems like the "Full ban" option in the song Settings would fulfill the same purpose, but I've found all of those songs still sync over. It would be really convenient to not have to make a custom tag to mark banned songs, which is why I was going with the playlist idea.

Basically: Is there a filter for songs that have been marked as "Full ban" that I can use for playlists? (And for highlighting, while I'm at it.) I've gone through the list multiple times but I suppose it's possible it's in there by a different name.

If there's not, I suppose this is a feature request
> Prevent "Full ban" songs from syncing to device or
> Add "Full ban" filter for playlists and highlights
Or both idk

Music is my jam


  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 65
At the top level you can create a library filter for that.

To do this click to the left of the usual 5 stars for ratings until it switches to the ban symbol.

Alternatively if you are using autoplay lists you can apply the same rule to exclude songs with that rating from the list.

You can also refer to this thread:

Banned tracks are not excluded from synching
Unticked tracks are excluded, except for when they are in a playlist. It looks intentional but i dont recall the reasoning.
You could create an auto-playlist that reads the playlist(s) and excludes unticked files, and use the auto-playlist for synching instead of the static playlist. You could also exclude banned tracks that way
Last Edit: April 24, 2022, 09:27:15 PM by please55


  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 3
This is an option, I suppose, but it's using what I take as an unrelated feature to get the same result. I still want to keep the ratings as normal and this overwrites that.

Ticking songs sounds like it would do what I'm looking for well enough, but I've searched around the program and can't figure out how to tick/untick songs anywhere.
Music is my jam


  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9445
I've searched around the program and can't figure out how to tick/untick songs anywhere.
Got to Track Details view > click on one of the column headers > set displayed fields > drag the check (tick) mark from the left side to the right side and position it where you want it. Now you can tick or untick.
Download the latest MusicBee v3.5 or 3.6 patch from here.
Unzip into your MusicBee directory and overwrite existing files.

The Wiki
Posting screenshots is here
Searching the forum with Google is  here


  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 3
Oooh dang it really was right there lol. I guess I was too fixated on looking for the word and not the symbol. Thanks!
Music is my jam