Author Topic: 64-bit MusicBee [Imaginary or Reality?]  (Read 656 times)

CaptainMacTavish

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I do not understand why this does not already exist in 2024 ???
is it that hard to convert MuscBee into 64-bit?
And will there ever even be a 64-bit MusicBee in the future?
This would allow users to use 64-bit plugins on this software.
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Mayibongwe

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I am anticipating on that this could very well come up as a specific wish in the future...
hiccup just might be a time traveller.

And will there ever even be a 64-bit MusicBee in the future?
what do you believe the benefits are for a 64-bit version of MusicBee?
@CaptainMacTavish
Maybe...maybe not. Perhaps providing answers to Steven's quoted question from another thread -may- help build your case?

This would allow users to use 64-bit plugins on this software.
Do we have examples of such plugins that are currently hindered by MusicBee's 32-bit preference?
Providing specifics -may- help garner support from fellow forum members (keeping in mind that "support" won't automatically equate to "wish granted").
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boroda

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Do we have examples of such plugins that are currently hindered by MusicBee's 32-bit preference?

i think the OP means some (and even most last years) VST plugins.

BUT!

on one hand: support for 64-bit VST plugins theoretically can be added to 32-bit MB version.

on the other hand: MB anyway will be compiled as 64-bit app sooner or later.

on the third hand ( ;D ): there are many 32-bit native plugins for MB, which source code is unavailable.

P.S. i believe that the best solution would be to have both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of MB during some time. MB is written in VB.NET; .NET allows recompilation to desired architecture by simply choosing an item from a dropdown list. but MB also has win32 external dll dependencies, and i'm not sure if it's so easy to switch their versions too.
Last Edit: March 02, 2024, 11:21:40 AM by boroda