many more attempts, it looks like the feature is "almost" already there, but still in bits and pieces and not totally finalized yet.
The automatic export is not triggered when the mixers contents is just refreshed manually or automatically - and that is my main concern
BUT it IS triggred by a very specific event: when you change settings in the Mixer (like the track count of one of the sources) and then close MusicBee!
Also, there is no flag in the settings screens to activate/disable the automatic export.
BUT the SaveStaticCopy boolean flag already exists in the "SmartPlaylist" section of the Mixer's XRADIOPF description files.
So would it be possible to add the "activate/deactivate" option in the Mixers setting screen,
and to automatically trigger the export when the Mixers contents is updated?
(actually I wouldn't mind if the option wasn't visible from the Mixers settings screen, but the Mixers were always exported)
To explain my usecase :
Until i understood how Mixers work, I was using the auto-playlists in MusicBee to pick-up files depending on their Rate and Genres and other tags i've defined (upbeat, slow...).
When i'd close MusicBee, a copy would be automatically exporedt into a shared drive, so i could keep listening the same playlists from a remote basic player.
I have now switched to using Playlist Mixers instead of Auto-playlists, because they bring great fine tuning options:
With a Mixer based on the auto-playlist above, I added ratios like 80% of most recent songs, 15% of older ones, and 5% of best songs not played in the last 5 years, and then "shuffle" the results and even define the gap before a same artist is repeated.
The output is a perfect home-made radio fitting my exact tastes.
Unfortunately, unlike the auto-playlists, the mixers are not automatically exported when I close MusicBee, so i cannot keep using that perfect "home-made radio" playlist from my remote basic player.
So the missing bits of that feature would be really, REALLY appreciated for sure