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Re: Music Bee

by Peke » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:37 am

Disable/remove Drive letter. or use Drive manager to lock it to that letter. You simply have too many values and one fail so MMW do not detect it. For that unfortunately blame Windows PlugAndCry (sorry PlugAndPlay).

Re: Music Bee

by Dan33185 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:07 pm

Peke wrote::o Corrected What happened with your ticket QQU-824-67392 ?
That's still a problem. Each time I have to go into this window and manually detect it:

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Re: Music Bee

by Peke » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:36 am

:o Corrected What happened with your ticket QQU-824-67392 ?

Re: Music Bee

by Dan33185 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:14 am

Dan33185 wrote:
dtsig wrote:You have created a log report using debug and sent it in through support? This has never failed me to get me answers to either the problem or to what i am doing. I get newtonboy .. he has some sw he "likes" better. but if there is a real problem with support it needs to get worked out.
Here's examples of where the thread just kind of dies with me being the last to post with no clear answers:

http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... 26&t=84657

http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... 12&t=84631

http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... 12&t=86175 (debug log was sent for this)

http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... 26&t=85715 (here a log was sent and actually submitted to the bug tracker, but I have yet to see any news on it, last update was 3 months ago)

http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... =7&t=78952 (I didn't start this thread, but this problem still happens pretty frequently)

Add this one to the list:

http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... 3&start=15

Re: How I learned to stop worrying, and love Media Monkey

by theta_wave » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:27 am

theta_wave wrote:
NewtonBoy wrote:
  • Features. There are some things I can't do in Music Bee that I can do in Media Monkey. The Discogs plugin is better in MMW, and I have to do more complex work to do things that "RegExp Find and Replace" can do ... Although, I can't sync wirelessly to my Android phone, I can't sync my iPhone, and there is no Android Music Bee player. (I don't currently use Android, or Apple.)
Since "regexp find and replace" is not included in MMW natively, I don't think it is fair to use that against MB.
Whoops, I have to correct myself. MusicBee does include regexp find and replace natively (check the regex box in the find box) outside of the more extensive advance tools plugin.

Re: Music Bee

by dtsig » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:18 pm

I have been streaming video through MMW to my smart Samsung and 2 not so smart using 2 different bluray players. Has worked for years.

Re: Music Bee

by CygXanadu » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:09 pm

Dan33185 wrote:
nohitter151 wrote:No iPhone/iPod touch support
No wireless sync to Android devices
Cannot handle video formats
UPnP/DLNA only via a plugin

No thanks :)
You say that as if sync is perfected in MM, which is far from the case. And I'm probably not alone in using a stand alone app/program for video, instead of my music player.
When I turned on my Samsung TV I noticed MediaMonkey in my media center, and it does work.

Re: Music Bee

by stax76 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:42 am

It seems it's VB.NET/WinForms based (like StaxRip), I always thought it's WPF based. I was curious how the DPI scaling and skinning is implemented, surprisingly the code was obfuscated. It looks solid, m4a tags don't work, it has significantly better high DPI support then MM ever had.

Re: MusicBee Album Art

by Stigg » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:09 am

It's strange how you have to double click to view album art.
It took me awhile to realise that you could even view album art in MusicBee.

Re: How I learned to stop worrying, and love Media Monkey

by theta_wave » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:43 pm

NewtonBoy wrote:
  • Features. There are some things I can't do in Music Bee that I can do in Media Monkey. The Discogs plugin is better in MMW, and I have to do more complex work to do things that "RegExp Find and Replace" can do ... Although, I can't sync wirelessly to my Android phone, I can't sync my iPhone, and there is no Android Music Bee player. (I don't currently use Android, or Apple.)
Since "regexp find and replace" is not included in MMW natively, I don't think it is fair to use that against MB. Then again, MB has regexp search and replace in its Additional Tagging and Reporting Tools add-on (http://musicbee.wikia.com/wiki/Addition ... ting_Tools). You're correct in saying there's no MB android app for music playback (there is one for remote control of the player though). However, that may be a blessing in disguise as I've had nothing but problems with MMA when using it for several months and going back and forth with Ventismedia devs reporting problems; it's not fun having MMW sync wiping out 64GB of transcode-on-the-fly mp3s (~8,000). Although MTP syncing for MB is rather unreliable, directly syncing my phone's microSD to MB is a breeze. With MMW, I have to hold my breath whether or not sync will decide to zap my collection on said microSD. Let's just say that persistent issues with MMW (and MMA) syncing (either MTP or direct syncing with my phone's microSD) forced me to find other alternatives and I've been extremely happy with MB ever since I landed on it.

Re: Music Bee

by NewtonBoy » Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:50 pm

I'm looking forward to checking out the Beta.

Re: Music Bee

by jiri » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:00 am

I understand some of the frustration, particularly regarding the dated looks of MM4. The main reason is that we've been working hard on MM5 for last few years and so only limited resources went to MM4 development, mainly just bugfixing. And yes, we've been promising MM5 for a long time. Finally, we plan to release the first alpha this week, so although it isn't perfect yet and shouldn't replace MM4 for your work yet, it's close and hopefully will return back the joy of managing your collections!

Jiri

Re: Music Bee

by Peke » Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:45 pm

Hi,
I just tested this in MMW and Music Bee (MBee) Results are that MM5 Showed my 120k library within 10 sec. and MBee fo same process took 47 sec.

Note that I use single TAB in MMW and not using Explorer but MMW library view as MMW reads tags from all files in realtime and each time folder is changed No cache where Library view query library only.

Re: Music Bee

by Lowlander » Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:04 pm

Attach them to Support Tickets.

Syncing is working fine here, the last time I had major issues it ended up being the SD card that failed. Playlists sync as expected and update as expected on re-sync. I'm only left with a few tracks that fail to sync each wifi sync, which has been going on forever. As I do a random sync I don't know which tracks are missing or what AutoPlaylist they belonged to. However as I do a random sync of x files anyway I don't miss them.

Debug logs are essential to resolve sync issues as they're often only experienced by a few users at best (unless there is a major bug). Doing this via a Support Ticket is important (attach MMW debug log and/or mention MMA logID) so that there can be follow up from the developers.

Re: Music Bee

by dypsis » Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:26 am

I'm liking MusicBee, guys.
It's light and configurable and does everything I need straight out of the box. :)

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