Author Topic: MusicBee plugins & extensions repository  (Read 7545 times)

MusicBorg

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part 1

Audio

name
link
creator
last update
version #
description
Bass_AAClinkun4seen
2022-10-14
2.4.6
May solve issues with MusicBee's default AAC playback capabilities
Bass_DTSlinksophie-gilbert
2022-7-9
?
Allows playback of DTS files
Chiptunes/ Tracker Module SupportlinkZXED
2020-8-23
1.2
Adds support for playing chiptune tracker formats
Encoder PacklinkSteven
2023-1-8
?
Mpc, Ogg, Opus, Tak and WavPack encoder pack
HDCD DecoderlinkSteven
2013-11-21
?
Enables decoding and playback of HDCD encoded CDs
HDCD RippinglinkSteven
2008-11-14
?
Enables HDCD decoding when ripping a CD
VST Effects SupportlinkSteven
2023-1-8
?
Provides support for VST effects plugins
Winamp output pluginslink      -
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Winamp output plugins can be loaded (EQ/DSP panel > Import Winamp…)



Tagging

name
link
creator
last update
version #
description
Additional Tagging & Reporting Toolslinkboroda
2024-1-29
8.0.8794
Adds a lot of tagging functionality, automation, library statistics, virtual tag functions, etc.
Discogs TaggerlinkSteven
2021-3-18
?
Enables album and track tagging using data from Discogs
EBU R128 Loudness Analysis Pluginlinkzkhcohen
2019-6-7
1.3.4
Tag files with their associated EBU R128 loudness metrics
Enhanced genre hierarchy listlinkhiccup
2024-4-15
1.240415
An extended list of genres and categories for the Tag Hierarchy Explorer
Love Me, Love Me NotlinkThe Incredible Boom Boom
2021-11-27
1.1.0
Assign separate hotkeys for loving and unloving tracks
Manual BPM TapperlinkTylerMD
2017-10-3
1.2
Populate the BPM tag by manually tapping the tempo of a song
Quick TaggerlinkAl00X
2021-10-29
1.0.1
Allows for creating hotkeys to write pre-defined tag values



Playlist / Playback

name
link
creator
last update
version #
description
Chapter List | MBlinkEincrou
2019-9-19
2.0
Create marker positions within a track to create, play and name chapters
Last.fm Playlist GeneratorlinkSteven
2019-5-12
?
Create various types of playlists based on information from last.fm
LikeADJlinkDJCALIEND
2024-4-9
2.1.2
Automix your library according to BPM, Initial key, Genres, etc.
Music Schedulerlinkboroda
2022-8-24
4.3
Schedule playback of playlists, wake up PC to start playback
Pause on LocklinkPhooManChew
2014-7-17
1.1.1
Pause playback when locking Windows, resume when unlocking
Playlist HistorylinkAlexrose
2019-8-16
1.0
Cycle back and forth through playlists
Playlist sharelinkellnino
2017-7-18
0.2.1
Share playlists with public or private groups
Skip Over SonglinkneRok
2018-4-22
1.0
Skip all or some of a song when it is played during shuffle
Track PreviewerlinkSteven
2014-6-22
?
Enables playback of a small portion of a track
Video Continuous Play plugin linklamrongol
2024-3-31
1.6
Allows for playing music and music videos continuously



Lyrics / Artwork

name
link
creator
last update
version #
description
163 (NetEase) Artworklinktumuyan
2023-10-1
1.1.1
An artwork provider for 163 (NetEase)
Beeniuslinkslonopot
2023-7-31
1.3.7
A lyrics provider for Genius
Desktop LyricslinkCharlieJiang
2023-8-6
1.8.1
Displays synchronised lyrics on your desktop
Lyrics Reloaded (Latest)linkMayibongwe
2024-4-20
1.2.0.9
A highly configurable lyrics provider
MiniLyrics HelperlinkSteven
2012-2-24
?
Integrates lyrics downloaded by MiniLyrics into the lyrics panel
Museexmatchlinkslonopot
2023-11-17
1.0.3
A lyrics provider for Musixmatch
Netease LyricslinkCharlieJiang
2022-9-22
1.8.1
A lyrics provider for Netease Cloud Music
PetitLyricslinkkokarare1212
2020-11-22
1.2.0
A lyrics provider for PetitLyrics
QQ Music Artworklinktumuyan
2022-4-30
1.1.0
An artwork provider for QQ Music
VGMdb Artworklinktumuyan
2021-3-14
1.0.2
An artwork privoder for VGMdb
VocaDB, UtaiteDB, and TouhouDB Lyricslinknetnerd
2018-12-15
0.9.3b
A lyrics provider for VocaDB, UtaiteDB, and TouhouDB



Visualisation

name
link
creator
last update
version #
description
3DBeelinkBoringName
2024-4-26
2.0
Displays cover art in a 3 dimensional space
CoolEdit Nostalgialinkkamen
2024-4-18
3.0
A spectral analyzer plugin inspired by CoolEdit
Milkdrop Visualiser SupportlinkSteven
2011-5-22
?
Adds support for the MilkDrop visualiser
MBprocessbarlinkTReKiE
2023-3-17
1.0.5
Shows playing progress in the taskbar
MusicBee-UserCosmeticslinkimak101
2022-12-1
1.0.1
Add a picture and username to be displayed in an individual panel
Spectrogram-Displaylinkzkhcohen
2021-4-11
8.0
Displays a spectrogram for the playing song
Taskbar ProgresslinkAvikB
2017-2-27
1.0
Shows playing progress in the taskbar



Utilities

name
link
creator
last update
version #
description
(Hotkey) Search for Text in Clipboardlinkzkhcohen
2019-5-21
1.0
Search library for text in clipboard using a hotkey
Copy Spotify URLlinkTrevTV
2021-7-10
1.1.0
Copy the Spotify link for songs and albums
MusicBee Hotkey OrganiserlinkLochTech
2023-4-5
1.0
Custom hotkey commands to add songs to specific playlists or set their genre
Now Playing to External Fileslinkboroda
2023-5-14
4.1
Writes tag info into external files for the currently playing song
Play-History to Text Filelinkzkhcohen
2019-8-13
1.0
Automatically export song history to a text file
QuickPlay Overlaylinkmihkkal
2020-10-4
1.1.1
Search for a song in the Now Playing list without opening the UI



Syncing

name
link
creator
last update
version #
description
iPod & iPhone Driver 2.0linkBoringName
2022-8-1
4.3
Synchronize iPod/iPhone devices via iTunes
Sync Linkslinkboroda
2022-12-17
4.3
Sync music with unrooted Android devices over Wi-Fi
Wifi android device synchinglinkSteven
2020-3-20
?
Sync with Android devices over Wi-Fi
Last Edit: April 26, 2024, 07:10:50 AM by MusicBorg

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part 2

Streaming / Casting

name
link
creator
last update
version #
description
AirPlaylinkemilles
2021-08-01
5.6
Stream to AirPlay compatible devices  (commercial software)
Chromecast PluginlinkTRoJAnV
2020-10-29
4.0
Cast music to a chromecast enabled device
Subsonic ClientlinkMiDWaN
2022-11-7
3.0
Stream from Subsonic compatible server to MusicBee
UPnP/ DLNA device supportlinkSteven
2020-10-22
?
Allows for playing from MusicBee to UPnP devices
development is currently stopped, looking for volunteer coders!



Webservices

name
link
creator
last update
version #
description
DiscordBeelinkderTyp
2023-4-1
3.1.0
Updates your Discord status with the currently playing track
Last.fm Playlist GeneratorlinkSteven
2019-12-5
?
Enables various types of playlists to be created based on information from last.fm
Last.fm Similar Artists/TrackslinkSteven
2023-10-1
?
Shows recommended artists and tracks similar to the playing track in the Now Playing bar
Last.fm StatslinkSteven
2019-9-11
?
Displays playcount statistics from last.fm
MusicBeeSyncToServicelinkmythichelm
2022-11-23
3.3.0
Sync playlists with Spotify and Google Play Music
Scrobble Short TrackslinkBuxbaum666
2024-01-10
1.3.0
Automatically scrobble tracks shorter than 30 seconds to last.fm
ScrobbleItemlinktrevtv
2022-7-27
1.1.0
Scrobble albums or tracks without fully playing them
ScrobblerBrainzlinkkaraluh
2022-12-18
2.0.0
Scrobble plays to ListenBrainz
Set Slack Statuslinkdanielsavi
2022-1-5
1.0.2
Update your Slack status based on the track playing
Social Networks Statuslinkboroda
2022-12-4
4.3
Update your listening status on social networks
Spotify Integration Pluginlinkzkhcohen
2021-4-11
3.1
Integrates Spotify with your MusicBee library
Sync with LastFm PlaycountlinkHaakjvork
2024-02-07
1.0.9
Synchronizes MusicBee playcount with LastFm data



(remote) Control

name
link
creator
last update
version #
description
Game Bar WidgetlinkSteven
2023-4-13
?
A widget for controlling MusicBee via the XBOX Game Bar
MusicBee Remotelinkkelsos
2021-6-15
1.4.1
Control MusicBee with Android devices
MusicBee Remote for iOSlinkdandepeched
2021-3-17
1.4.0
Remote control application for iOS devices
MusicBeeFlylinktracemouse
2019-9-13
1.0.0
Remote control by mobile phone with fasion mobile UI
Windows 10 Media Control OverlaylinkSteven
2019-8-31
?
Enables interaction with the Windows 10 Media Control overlay



Hardware devices

name
link
creator
last update
version #
description
Corsair LED PluginlinkderTyp
2020-1-15
1.0.4
Provides spectrogram visualization on Corsair RGB LED Devices
Logitech LCD appletlinkslimmeke
2019-2-13
2.4.2
Display playing status on various Logitech devices
Philips HuelinkTRoJAnV
2018-1-20
1.1.1
Sync Philips Hue lights to the artwork of the playing song



3rd party software

name
link
creator
last update
version #
description
EventGhostlinkPako
2016-2-4
0.0.16
Add automation functionality for EventGhost
LuaBee - Lua scripting enginelinkDJ MADEST
2019-5-15
1.2.1
Allows to load Lua scripts into musicbee like plugins
MusicBee-HQPlayerlinktracemouse
2020-4-25
1.0
Remote play on HQPlayer
MusicBee IPClinkzorexx
2014-3-30
2.0.0.0
Allows to control MusicBee using various programming/scripting languages 
such as: C++, C#, Java, Python, Ruby, AutoHotkey, AutoIt



Other

name
link
creator
last update
version #
description
fpcalclinkLukáš Lalinský
2019-6-8
?
Allows to identify a track by its digital sound signature
Library QuizlinkMayibongwe
2022-11-5
1.0.0.0
A test to see how well you know your music
MusicBee APIlinkSteven
?
?
Enables plugin developers to access information from- and control MusicBee
MusicBee Plugin Templatelinkdeviluke
2023-12-16
?
A template for making MusicBee plugins
Speak Backlinke-motiv
2017-10-19
0.1.212
Provides voice feedback for a selection of actions
Last Edit: February 08, 2024, 09:36:31 PM by MusicBorg

MusicBorg

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About this plugins repository

Thoughts

To be honest I am not completely sure if it is a good idea to have this repository added, since there is already a forum board for  Plugins, as well as a MusicBee Add-ons section on MusicBee's website.
So having this third repository might complicate things further in keeping information such as available plugins, their version numbers, still operational or not, etc. updated and synchronised.

Therefore this can be considered an experiment.
If it proves to fail its objectives or doesn't get much support it can always be deleted far as I am concerned.



Objective

The objective is not to present a complete list of all plugins that have ever been released.
The objective is to list plugins that are currently working to satisfaction for many users.

edit:
The scope has been widened from only 'plugins', to other extensions/software/code that adds useful functionality to MusicBee.


Some of the plugins will not work (anymore) in all situations or for all devices, or have not been maintained for a very long time, but as long as they work for a substantial amount of users they deserve to be in the list.


Following this train of thought, plugins that don't need to (shouldn't) be in this list:
  • plugins that are failing to work for a majority of users due to the absence of further maintanace
  • older plugins that still work, but have been surpassed by newer and improved plugins doing the same thing
  • plugins that are causing serious issues


ToDo's / Maintanance
  • add missing plugins
  • remove malfunctioning plugins
  • check version numbers and 'last updated' dates *
  • review plugin descriptions
  • review the choice and names of plugin categories
* Many of the currently listed version numbers and dates are incorrect.

The reason being that the website plugins page for many plugins (incorrectly) states v1.0 as the version. Also the version numbers and dates are often not updated by the creator of the plugin.
Sometimes current and reliable info can be found on the forum pages, sometimes on the website, and sometimes on sites like GitHub.
So it will take some time and detective work to find out the correct information and correct the current errors.

edit:
I changed all plugins by Steven from v1.0 to ?
It's better to have no information than bad information.



Any help with all this is appreciated!


Contributing to the repository
  • feel free to offer suggestions by means of either a forum reply or a PM to MusicBorg
  • feel free to request full access to this user account if you are willing to contribute by editing and maintaing the repository yourself (send a PM for that)
Last Edit: July 22, 2023, 03:48:39 PM by MusicBorg

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The responses (over PMs) have been positive, so I guess this repository is here to stay.

Updates:

- Several dates and weblinks were corrected or updated.

- Some plugins were removed since they seem to have been abandoned.
  Let me know if you believe they are still functioning and useful:
  • Web Browser/ Mp3 Blog File Scanner by Steven
  • Ghost tracks by e-motiv
  • GMT Manager by Davidblkx
  • ON AIR for Skype by boroda
  • Skype Now Playing by kelsos

- I found two plugins by Steven here of which I am not sure if they are currently still working or useful.
  Could somebody say something about them? Are they actual and functioning and should they be added to the repository?:
  • SnarlConnector
  • bass_dts

- One plugin was removed since the download for it gets blocked by Google saying it contains a virus:
  QQ Lyrics by mslxl  (for a Chinese lyrics provider)


edit:
Two plugins by CharlieJiang were briefly removed from-,  and now restored to the repository.
He promptly responded and investigated a virus alert trigger issue and has convinced me that the plugins are safe, and the virus warnings were not valid.



but obviously:
Always use your own methods and good judgement for checking plugins for viruses!
MusicBee is not, nor can be responsible for plugins by other parties.
Last Edit: July 18, 2023, 06:16:45 PM by MusicBorg

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 Could somebody say something about them? Are they actual and functioning and should they be added to the repository?:
  • bass_dts
- Three plugins were removed because they trigger very severe virus warnings when running them through VirusTotal:
  • Desktop Lyrics by CharlieJiang  (for Chinese lyrics providers)
  • Netease Lyrics by CharlieJiang  (for a Chinese lyrics provider)
  • QQ Lyrics by mslxl  (for a Chinese lyrics provider)


bass_dts.dll is "for real" and allows playback of DTS files.  Steven is not the "developer" however (https://github.com/sophie-gilbert/BASS_DTS).

The virus issue with the Jiang plugins seems to be related to a method used by the author to add dependency dll's internally into the plugin dll--see his post here and the github link it cites: https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=26405.msg214271#msg214271 .

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bass_dts.dll is "for real" and allows playback of DTS files.  Steven is not the "developer" however (https://github.com/sophie-gilbert/BASS_DTS).
Thanks sveakul!
Bass_DTS hss been added.

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One more for edit, fpcalc.exe is not by Steven but created by Lukáš Lalinský.  Latest release is 1.5.1 (2021-12-23) and the binary resides inside the Chromaprint packages here: https://github.com/acoustid/chromaprint/releases .

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One more for edit, fpcalc.exe is not by Steven but created by Lukáš Lalinský.  Latest release is 1.5.1 (2021-12-23) and the binary resides inside the Chromaprint packages here: https://github.com/acoustid/chromaprint/releases .
Thanks sveakul, the name of the original creator was changed.
But I think it's best to leave the link linking to the forum page for fpcalc.
People will probably be confused when the link for fpcalc leads to a webpage about Chromaprint. And there is no room in the table to explain that.

edit:
As some sort of compromise: you can now click on the name of Lukáš Lalinský and it will lead to his GitHub page regarding Chromaprint.
Last Edit: July 18, 2023, 05:56:51 PM by MusicBorg

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@sveakul:

I have added bass_aac.dll to the list.
Let me know if you think there are other dll's by un4seen that deserve a place in the list?

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At this point, It might be a good idea to define exactly what is meant by "plugin" in the context of the repository, which has gone beyond just what would normally be placed in the MusicBee/Plugins directory, or be present in the Add-Ons/Plugins section of the website.  I'm not saying this to be negative about this project, but IMO an output codec file like bass_aac.dll probably shouldn't be defined that way, nor should a format encoder like Takc.exe.  I know it tends to be in the eye of the beholder, but if there was a clear statement of what the intended "scope" of the list is, it would be easier to recommend/not recommend items for inclusion.

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At this point, It might be a good idea to define exactly what is meant by "plugin" in the context of the repository, which has gone beyond just what would normally be placed in the MusicBee/Plugins directory, or be present in the Add-Ons/Plugins section of the website.
That's a valid observation.
In my mind things that deserve a place in this list are pieces of software/code that extend the funcionality of MusicBee.

While you are correct that e.g. fpcalc and bass_aac will not be called plugins in the narrower meaning of the word, they do extend MusicBee's functionality.
- fpcalc adds the feature of recognising songs by their sound signature
- bass_aac adds the possibilty to play hi-res aac files
  edit: well, hi-res is a vague term. To be more specific: I think that the bass_aac dll allows to play 96kHz files while Windows' (MusicBee's) default aac codec won't play them?

So in that sense I believe they are valid and useful to be present in this list.

If we would have agreement on this, maybe the name 'plugin repository' should be changed to something that has a wider coverage?
Something that covers and describes plugins, addons, extensions and whatnot?

edit:
the topic name was changed to include the lovely vague 'extensions'.
 
Last Edit: July 22, 2023, 04:14:35 PM by MusicBorg

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Something that covers and describes plugiins, addons, extensions and whatnot?
Repository for Additional Functionality
Repository for Additional MusicBee Functionality
Additional Functionality for MusicBee
Download the latest MusicBee v3.5 or 3.6 patch from here.
Unzip into your MusicBee directory and overwrite existing files.

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

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Repository for Additional Functionality
Repository for Additional MusicBee Functionality
Additional Functionality for MusicBee
I wouldn't want to lose the word 'plugin' since they are the majority of the list, and people will perform searches on that word.
Perhaps:  MusicBee plugins and extensions repository

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I wouldn't want to lose the word 'plugin' since they are the majority of the list, and people will perform searches on that word.
Perhaps:  MusicBee plugins and extensions repository
Good point regarding keeping "plugins" in the subject title.

How about
Repository for MusicBee Plugins and Extensions for Additional Functionality Over and Beyond What Steven Already Included.
Or
Repository for MusicBee Plugins and Extensions for Additional Functionality
Or
MusicBee Plugins and Extensions Repository

 :)
Download the latest MusicBee v3.5 or 3.6 patch from here.
Unzip into your MusicBee directory and overwrite existing files.

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