Author Topic: "Mark no lyrics" - transferring from 3.4 to 3.5, how do I carry this data over?  (Read 700 times)

belomeclone

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I am copying my data from 3.4 to 3.5. I understand "Mark as having no lyrics" is a MusicBee-specific feature and not metadata. But where is that data stored? I don't want to lose it as I move from 3.4 to 3.5. And if it's an issue, is there a way to see all the songs I tagged so I can change their lyrics manually? Or is there a way to make "Mark as having no lyrics" add a prompt into the lyrics metadata field? I am not looking to doing all this work finding and flagging these instrumental songs again. Thank you!

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I'm not quite sure I understand the issue. If all you're doing is updating 3.4 to 3.5 just install 3.5 directly over 3.4. There's no need to do anything with your music files or their metadata.
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I'm not quite sure I understand the issue. If all you're doing is updating 3.4 to 3.5 just install 3.5 directly over 3.4. There's no need to do anything with your music files or their metadata.

That's what I did, but the data for marking what has no lyrics and what doesn't did not carry over, so I am trying to find out where that data is stored so I can make sure it has copied over.

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Perhaps I'm being a little dense today, but I'm still not sure what you're talking about. If a track has no lyrics, and you select it and then right-click it and select "Mark as having no lyrics" the lyrics panel will show "No lyrics." It's stored in MB's database - not as a tag.
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belomeclone

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Perhaps I'm being a little dense today, but I'm still not sure what you're talking about. If a track has no lyrics, and you select it and then right-click it and select "Mark as having no lyrics" the lyrics panel will show "No lyrics." It's stored in MB's database - not as a tag.

Yes. What file is it stored in, because when I copied over 3.4 into 3.5 that specific information did not carry over.

Alternatively, if we don't know what file it was stored in, is there a way to identify in 3.4 all the "No lyrics" songs I've flagged, so I can add it to their lyrics field. And if we go that route, is there a way to make checking "No lyrics" automatically add it to the lyrics field.

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Did you -update- to 3.5 or did you do a new installation of 3.5? Because as I said previously, if you simply updated the data would be there.
Are you using the Store version of MB?

This line in particular implies that you did not -update-  to 3.5 as 3.4 is still available.
Alternatively, if we don't know what file it was stored in, is there a way to identify in 3.4 all the "No lyrics" songs I've flagged, so I can add it to their lyrics field. And if we go that route, is there a way to make checking "No lyrics" automatically add it to the lyrics field.

It would be stored in MB's database (I've said this before also.) You can't access the database except through MB.

If you really do still have 3.4 installed then do a custom search where "Lyrics?" has no value.
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belomeclone

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Did you -update- to 3.5 or did you do a new installation of 3.5? Because as I said previously, if you simply updated the data would be there.
Are you using the Store version of MB?

This line in particular implies that you did not -update-  to 3.5 as 3.4 is still available.
Alternatively, if we don't know what file it was stored in, is there a way to identify in 3.4 all the "No lyrics" songs I've flagged, so I can add it to their lyrics field. And if we go that route, is there a way to make checking "No lyrics" automatically add it to the lyrics field.

It would be stored in MB's database (I've said this before also.) You can't access the database except through MB.

If you really do still have 3.4 installed then do a custom search where "Lyrics?" has no value.

I am a Portable user. I made a new 3.5 folder, and I copied my 3.4 folder into it.

I want to know what the database file is so I can make sure it copied over. I am a Portable user.

I do not know why you do not believe me. The information that conveys what track is flagged as "no lyrics" did not carry over. I want to know where that information is stored so I can make sure it copies over.

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It's not that I didn't believe you. It's that you weren't supplying complete information which made me question exactly what you were doing.

I believe the file is MusicBeeLibrary.mbl, which is located in the directory that has the name of your library.

You may find this helpful:
Structure of MusicBee's folders
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This has solved the issue, thank you!
Which "this" solved the issue? It would be helpful for others who find this thread to know what you did.
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belomeclone

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This has solved the issue, thank you!
Which "this" solved the issue? It would be helpful for others who find this thread to know what you did.

I re-copied over MusicBeeLibrary.mbl

For the record, MusicBee's Portable structure is all wrong. Everything that is user data should be contained within AppData. Skins, Plugins, Library - these are all folders with user data. They should be located within AppData. Especially strange that Plugins is outside AppData, but many of those plugins' data are themselves inside AppData.