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Steven

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the pictures are probably in the Artist pictures folder as defined in the Tags(1) preferences. You can put your own pictures in that folder

travelsoccerkid1

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the pictures are probably in the Artist pictures folder as defined in the Tags(1) preferences. You can put your own pictures in that folder
The ones in that location are in a sub folder called "thumbs" that have small artist pictures for every artist, but these are completely different photos from the photos that are used as backgrounds in theater mode.

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No, not the Thumb folder. Its parent folder.

travelsoccerkid1

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No, not the Thumb folder. Its parent folder.
Nothing at all is in the parent folder.

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Then they must be all retrieved ones.

Is there a way to clear the cache for the artist pictures that are displayed in theater mode?  There are newer, higher-rated photos up on fanart.tv but these aren't being displayed for artists who already have pictures associated with them in theater mode.  The "reset album artwork cache" has no affect on the artist photos.

I'm not sure TM's working with the cache at all.

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Then they must be all retrieved ones.

Is there a way to clear the cache for the artist pictures that are displayed in theater mode?  There are newer, higher-rated photos up on fanart.tv but these aren't being displayed for artists who already have pictures associated with them in theater mode.  The "reset album artwork cache" has no affect on the artist photos.

I'm not sure TM's working with the cache at all.
It's weird though.  Any artists that have been played before, their artist picture loads instantaneously (ie: it's stored somewhere).  For new artists that I haven't played before, it takes a little into the song before an artist picture is displayed.  For subsequent plays, the picture then loads instantaneously.

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I don't know how it's coded. Steven must know about it.

Steven

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as i said you can override the pictures by putting pictures in the artist pictures folder
if you dont want to save prefered files there, you would need to manually delete the pictures from
c:\users\<your id>\appData\Roaming\MusicBee\InternalCache\ArtistBackdrops

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as i said you can override the pictures by putting pictures in the artist pictures folder
if you dont want to save prefered files there, you would need to manually delete the pictures from
c:\users\<your id>\appData\Roaming\MusicBee\InternalCache\ArtistBackdrops
Thanks!  That's the path I needed to delete the .dat files to retrieve the new artist photos.

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Is there a way to set the currently playing song (and the speaker icon) to a different color from all of the other songs in the playlist or album tracklist in Theater Mode?

It's now supported:

fg2 to color playing track differently

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Is there a way to set the currently playing song (and the speaker icon) to a different color from all of the other songs in the playlist or album tracklist in Theater Mode?

It's now supported:

fg2 to color playing track differently
Hmmm, I updated to the new MusicBee version Steven posted in that thread.  I'm still not seeing the results.  I would simply put fg2="x,x,x" after fg="x,x,x" in my <element type="AlbumTracks" ...  line, right?

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It should work (except the speaker icon). If it's not working, post your entire code for the album tracks type.

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It should work (except the speaker icon). If it's not working, post your entire code for the album tracks type.
<autoHide name="#RightSidebarAlbumTracks" xAnchor="Panel.Right" x="-281" y="1" width="281" heightDock="Panel" height="-2" bg="250,20,20,20" fg="215,215,215" fg2="255,255,255" allowPinning="true" resizePictures="false" >
  <element type="Line" xAnchor="Panel.Right" x="-260" yAnchor="Panel.Top" y="65" width="247" height="2" bg="78,177,186"></element>
  <element type="Field" id="Album" xAnchor="Panel.Right" x="-262" y="35" width="250" font="Dosis" style="Bold" size="12" fg="220,186,255" ></element>
  <element type="Field" id="Artist" xAnchor="Panel.Right" x="-262" y="68" width="250" heightDock="Panel" font="Dosis" style="Regular" size="14" fg="157,182,249" bg="250,20,20,20"></element>
  <element type="AlbumTracks" xAnchor="Panel.Right" x="-281" y="95" width="281" heightDock="Panel" height="-2" fg="215,215,215" fg2="78,177,186" allowPinning="true" resizePictures="false" mouseOverFg="78,177,186">   
  <child width="10" />
    <child id="Speaker" width="30" />
    <child id="TrackNo" />
    <child>. </child>
    <child id="Title" width="225" />
    <child id="Duration" />
  </element>
</autoHide>

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It's working for me. Make sure you have updated MB to the latest version correctly.

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It's working for me. Make sure you have updated MB to the latest version correctly.
Bizarre.  I just re-downloaded the latest version of MusicBee (2.2.5051) ... still no change in color for the now playing track.  Only the mouseover effect is working.