Author Topic: MusicBee 2.1  (Read 124796 times)

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**** see the last post for the latest update ****

- support for ex.fm as an external web source for music tracks: available from the auto-dj and radio stations
- note that last.fm is no longer available as a radio station source for non-subscribers of last.fm: see http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=7900.0
- colour highlighting - colour highlight tracks according to custom rules: Set in the Tags(2) preferences and see http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=7751.msg45006#msg45006
- option to show a wave bar in the Now Playing panel
- option to show the artist photo or artist photo gallery in the bottom left panel
- for files tagged with multiple album pictures, the pictures now rotate every 30 seconds (right click/ untick "Enable Image Rotation" to disable this feature)
- support for retrieving high quality album covers from fanart.tv
- redesigned Playing Track tab in the Track and Artist panel
- support for a number of new features that the latest TheaterMode skins use
- additionally all theatermode skins can now be configured as a screen saver or configured to start in full screen mode: set from the right click context menu in the theater mode panel
- Command buttons renamed to Toolbar buttons and now support 16x16 icons
- podcasts can now be filtered to show unlistened tracks only: set from the Panel layout button
- support for accoustId to identify tracks from their sound signature: you need to install fpcalc.exe - see: http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=7858.0
- Tag Inspector now allows multiple files to be edited in a batch
- recently added track shuffle preference: set in the Now Playing Preferences, Auto-Dj and auto playlists
- Encoding Quality field: shows the encoding quality for MP3 files encoded using LAME
- setting to group albums by the folder they are located in: set in the Sorting/ Grouping preferences
- ability to rescan selected files and associated hotkey: right click/ Send To/ Rescan Files
- support for MusicIP has been removed: anyone who is using this and it works will need to stay using v2.0

translator file - updated new.txt file (this file is only used by translators and not required for the MusicBee application update):
http://www.mediafire.com/?i66cbc6x4ia6y2s
Last Edit: June 23, 2013, 09:43:12 PM by Steven

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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_2_1_4733.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/?smwvdfkhrxucgq7

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since 2.0 - unzip and copy all files to your MusicBee program folder

- A couple of new options for the Artwork layout:
    - "fit artwork to the size of the panel" - displays pictures sized to the width of the panel with 3 px spacing
    - "overlay fields inside the artwork" - displays the field text inside the picture
    - "display fields below artwork" and "fill text background" - displays the text below the artwork, optionally surrounds by a distinctive solid background
- TheaterMode skins can now be displayed in the Track and Artist panel, so you can user or create your own customised layout. See http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=8234.0. Hopefully some of the forum members will create some better layouts than the included file I created.
- support for a number of new elements in the TheaterMode skins as used by some of the newer skins
- hotkey to pop up the list of TheaterMode skins
- option to hide the progress bar in the Now Playing panel (eg. you have the wavebar displayed): right click/ Configure Layout/ Player Controls/  Show Progress Bar
- various bug fixes

translator file - updated new.txt file (this file is only used by translators and not required for the MusicBee application update):
http://www.mediafire.com/?6615hhad61bd5rk

final note
This is the last beta release for 2012 - happy xmas to everyone who celebrates it, and I look forward to being back next year with a number of things still planned for this version.

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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_2_1_4770.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/?l4u7j83y73caeei

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since 2.0 - unzip and copy all files to your MusicBee program folder

- the right sidebar now auto-opens when collapsed and the mouse is hovered on the right edge of MusicBee (like it currently does with the left panel)
- MusicBee now remembers the active filter and scrollbar position when returning to a node in the left navigator panel
- there are now 16 custom tags and 16 virtual tags available
- the custom search function (click the search button in the top right main panel) has been improved so all the fields used in the last search are remembered and can easily be edited as a new custom search
- you can now view which playlists a track is included on and jump to the playlist - right click on a single file/ Search.../ Locate in Playlist
- you can replace files (eg. with higher quality versions) from the right click menu - right click/ Send To/ Folder(Replace)/ Replace the Selected File
- the Artwork layout now allows the Album count to be not displayed when grouping by Artist saving vertical space - the album count will only display inside the artist picture when hovering over the picture
- the A-Z jump-bar can be configured to display vertically - set in Preferences/ Layout
- left navigator panel picture can now be set from the Preferences/ Layout dialog
- the layout configuration options for the Now Playing panel have all been consolidated into the Panel Customisation dialog
- new option to disable prompting when using the permanent delete key (SHIFT delete) - set in the main Preferences panel
- "Track and Artist" panel is renamed to "Playing Track" panel
- now playing notification popup can now be configured to show the current track position
- the Track Browser can now be configured to show vertically side by side - set in Preferences/ Layout
- auto-shutdown can now be configured to just stop playback
- the Podcasts panel now has 2 filtering options available from the layout button (on the left the search box)
    - Exclude listened tracks
    - Exclude tracks not downloaded yet
- MTP mode device synch enhanced to support .M3U playlists and folder.jpg artwork - set in the device preferences panel
- a number of enhancements for the Theatre Mode plugin that is required by some of the newer skins
- a lot of bugs fixed

translator file - updated new.txt file (this file is only used by translators and not required for the MusicBee application update):
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?t9r5p7bv5mk84qv

note anyone who is using windows 8 and experiencing random crashes, please send me a PM as there is a possible workaround
Last Edit: January 22, 2013, 10:09:54 PM by Steven

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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_2_1_4841.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/?sdtkvzd4k97n7up

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since 2.0 - unzip and copy all files to your MusicBee program folder

- new "modern" Compact player
    - the new layout is selected and configured from Preferences/ Layout(2)
    - the older compact player layout remains and is renamed as "Classic"
    - the "modern" compact player is more focused on artist pictures and other graphics. See http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=9126.0 for more details
    - and http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=2258.msg55044#msg55044 for an example layout
- improved "Playing Track" panel layout when docked in the bottom pane
- new spectrum visualiser
- improved wavebar (also now displayable in the player panel for the new Compact player layout)
- WASAPI and ASIO should now be truely gapless (DirectSound already is)
- new Tempo DSP to slow or speed playback - enabled in the Equaliser and DSP dialog
- new Split() function which can be used in virtual tags: Split(<field>,"text",index) where the field is split into sub-strings for each instance  of "text" and index is the instance the function returns
- hotkey to view artwork for an album: "View: Artwork"
- artist pictures can now be directly pasted and saved to the MusicBee artist picture folder. Additionally the new Compact player allows multiple  artist pictures to be rotated
- a lot of bugs fixed

translator file - updated new.txt file (this file is only used by translators and not required for the MusicBee application update):
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?2sdlpdngknaytxt

edit:
link updated to fix lyrics display bug
Last Edit: April 04, 2013, 09:50:32 PM by Steven

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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_2_1_4859.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/?x46qkaqe3n7fgyf

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since 2.0 - unzip and copy all files to your MusicBee program folder

- improvements to the "modern" Compact player
    - option to extend the artist picture into the caption bar (so the picture fills the entire window)
    - option to overlay the right panel onto the artist picture
      eg: http://getmusicbee.com/images/forum/CompactPlayerOverlay.jpg
    - show track rating and/or last.fm love button in the player controls panel
    - temporarily pin the auto-hide panels open
    - option to have the progress bar displayed above the player controls
    - suspend artwork rotation (eg. if you really like a particular artist picture)
    - various refinements to improve the usability
- a number of bugs fixed

internal browser - equivalent of Firefox 19
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=7841.msg54718#msg54718

translator file - updated new.txt file (this file is only used by translators and not required for the MusicBee application update):
http://www.mediafire.com/?hebgwo64n9lc7ba
Last Edit: April 21, 2013, 05:53:22 PM by Steven

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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_2_1_4873.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/?fh99a5dhs2y6knm

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since 2.0 - unzip and copy all files to your MusicBee program folder

- improvements to the "modern" Compact player
    - setting to have the progress bar displayed in the middle of Compact player controls panel. In this mode buttons are "Metro" like.
      For an example:
      http://getmusicbee.com/images/forum/CompactPlayerProgressBarMiddle.jpg
    - additionally when the player controls panel is configured to show a wave bar, the Metro style buttons display.
    - setting to automatically switch to the Compact player mode after playback starts (set in the main preferences panel)
    - transparency setting for the Compact player
    - command to skip an artist picture - right click/ Next Picture
- contrast setting for fields displayed in the Now Playing panel, Playing Track panel and Compact player eg. reduce the contrast on fields so other fields stand out more
- revamped Now Playing Assistant which has more complete navigation to select tracks
   - browse by Track or by Album
   - auto-opens in the new Compact Player (hover the mouse on the left window edge) and can be pinned open
- new Album Complete? display and filter tag
- a number of bugs fixed

internal browser - equivalent of Firefox 19
see previous post

translator file - updated new.txt file (this file is only used by translators and not required for the MusicBee application update):
http://www.mediafire.com/?9cgka664kh92ut8

edit:
links updated to fix a bug with radio stations and the classic compact player
Last Edit: May 29, 2013, 08:38:23 PM by Steven

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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_2_1_4902.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/?m7emoayo2w3ju0z

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since 2.0 - unzip and copy all files to your MusicBee program folder

- final version of the "modern" compact player with numerous improvements and bug fixes
  - a medium sized album cover can now be displayed
  - when the right panel and visualiser is set to be overlayed onto the artist picture, the contrast opacity can now be adjusted and optionally text shadowing enabled to improve readability of the text
  - also any displayed right panel text should now be clearer than before when displayed on the artist picture
  - artist picture has a fade transition when changing to the next picture
  - for synchronised lyrics, the auto-scrolling is now much smoother than before
  - the player controls panel can now be set to auto-hide
  - for multi-artist tracks, now all artists have pictured displayed rather than the primary artist only


internal browser - equivalent of Firefox 19
see previous post


translator file - updated new.txt file (this file is only used by translators and not required for the MusicBee application update):
http://www.mediafire.com/?jo19l6u2x6awda2


This is the final release i am planning for new functionality for the 2.1 version. Just bug fixes and some new skinning elements for skinners remain to be done.
If you do find any bugs please report them. I anticipate the stable 2.1 version will be released in about a month or so



edit:
link updated to fix a potential bug for some computers when displaying a wavebar which can keep a file open
Last Edit: June 23, 2013, 09:43:44 PM by Steven

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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_2_1_4915.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/?3s9l899b8bp9s99

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since 2.0 - unzip and then run MusicBee(Pre)_2_1.exe

- note that the zip file now contains a .exe that you run - it automatically finds the directory MusicBee is installed.
- final 2.1 version other than any bug fixes
- di.fm and sky.fm added to the radio station directory panel and improved handling for Shoutcast
- various small tweaks to the GUI and support for new skin elements
- a number of bug fixes


internal browser - equivalent of Firefox 19
see previous post

localisation
Binary language files - copy to the Localisation folder where MusicBee is installed

http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Deutsch.lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/French.lngc   - pending
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Greek.lngc   - musicbee version 2.0
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Italiano.lngc   - complete
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Japanese.lngc   - almost complete
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Nederlands.lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Polski.lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Portuguese (BR).lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Russian.lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Simplified Chinese.lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Spanish.lngc     - not updated since 1.4
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Svenska.lngc   - almost complete
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Traditional Chinese.lngc   - final

translator file - updated new.txt file (this file is only used by translators and not required for the MusicBee application update):
see previous post


If you do find any bugs please report them so they can be fixed before the final stable release
Last Edit: June 16, 2013, 08:08:55 PM by Steven

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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/MusicBee_2_1_4922.zip
backup:
http://www.mediafire.com/?4p9l2sz64m8dsmp

this is an incremental update and includes all changes since 2.0 - unzip and then run MusicBee(Pre2)_2_1.exe

- note that the zip file now contains a .exe that you run - it automatically finds the directory MusicBee is installed.
- final 2.1 version planned
- because htbackdrops.com is no longer available for artist picture retrieval i have replaced it theaudiodb.com
- includes the newly released flac1.3 and tak2.3 libraries (tagging and decoding only, the latest encoders will only be included in the full release package)
- a number of bug fixes


internal browser - equivalent of Firefox 19
see previous post

localisation
Binary language files - copy to the Localisation folder where MusicBee is installed

http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Deutsch.lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/French.lngc   - now final but was not included in the 2.1 release package
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Greek.lngc   - musicbee version 2.0
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Italiano.lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Japanese.lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Nederlands.lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Polski.lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Portuguese (BR).lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Russian.lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Simplified Chinese.lngc   - final
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Spanish.lngc     - not updated since 1.4
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Svenska.lngc   - now final but not inclused in the 2.1 release package
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/Weekly/Localisation/Traditional Chinese.lngc   - final

translator file - updated new.txt file (this file is only used by translators and not required for the MusicBee application update):
see previous post


If you do find any bugs please report them so they can be fixed before the final stable release. The link has been updated to fix a bug creating new playlists
Last Edit: July 18, 2013, 05:29:04 PM by Steven

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these are the full release versions
Standard MusicBee
http://www.mediafire.com/download/qdlwoccwust3mq0/MusicBeeSetup_2_1.zip

Portable MusicBee
http://www.mediafire.com/download/p77o4jufvdulh2p/MusicBeePortable_2_1.zip

note, if you downloaded the Pre2 incremental version yesterday in the first couple of hours, the initial link had a bug with creating new playlists. You should redownload it if you cant create new playlists.

I will release these on the main MusicBee downloads page in a couple of days. There are a couple of localisations i am hoping will be completed before then.

edit:
the links have been re-uploaded to include the Japanese localisation and remove some unwanted settings from the portable installer
Last Edit: June 26, 2013, 09:56:36 PM by Steven