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CHANGELOG

What's New in version 3.3.7491:

  • Fixes a number of bugs found. I will post a link on the downloads page and update the store version over the next couple of weeks.
  • FreeDb CD tags and Icecast radio are no longer supported.

What's New in version 3.2.6902:

  • Fix to iTunes store functionality in the Music Explorer and various bug fixes

What's New in version 3.2.6827:

  • Mini player now supports a large abum artwork layout
  • A stop button can now be displayed for all types of progress bars (regular skins only)
  • Minor layout tweaks for the 'Now Playing' panel
  • For the 'Album Color Mix' view in the 'Now Playing' panel, you can set it to display the artist biography and artist picture
  • The Music Explorer panel now allows sorting tracks by title and also shows the album name for duplicate titles
  • Playlist header now also shows the album count in the playlist
  • When dragging files, the left sidebar no longer automatically pops up (you can hover on the left panel edge and it will pop up)
  • You can now instruct MusicBee to use the legacy DirectSound API from the Player preferences
  • Various bug fixes

What's New in version 3.2.6760:

  • Fix to address changes made by MusicBrainz that stopped the Auto-Tag and also artwork retreival from fanart.tv

What's New in version 3.0.6067:

  • main panel now keeps focus when closing the tag editor (docked in the main panel) and clicking the save button
  • fix freeze on startup with a specific combination of artwork panel set to \"Selected Tracks\" and the artwork storage type
  • some visual improvements for drag/drop operations eg. scroll bar shouldnt flicker when dropping a file and artwork repaint should flicker less
  • manual file scanner was failing with certain directory structures
  • auto-playlists now refresh when editing tag values that affect the auto-playlist
  • double click on the thumb browser when artists displayed in the main panel was not working
  • windows screen border snap was not aligning correctly for the mini-player on windows 10
  • the computer node in the left navigator was locking on start up with certain settings
  • the Now Playing Bar has been updated to be more similar to v2.5 and also the missing right click context menu for the album cover is implemented
  • for the Album Covers layout, the expanded panel now uses blended colours from the album cover
  • global search should now perform faster in many cases
  • mouse wheel anywhere on the player controls panel now adjusts the volume (as was the case with v2.5)
  • create a new playlist now resorts the playlists in the navigator panel
  • cd ripper: improved \"encode selected\" and volume analysis handling for failed or rips with errors
  • expanded panel layout handling for multi-disc or sub-header grouping is improved so each disc/group starts on a new line
  • playlist file linkages displayed in the \"Playlists\" field in the main panel now load in the background so not locking the GUI for large playlists
  • right click/ Search/ Locate in Playlist now loads in the background so not locking the GUI for large playlists
  • gradient blending for the expanded panel has been tweaked and improved to reduce banding effect for some album covers
  • the selected tracks in the \"Files to Edit\" filter panel were not always used for various menu commands and a \"No selected tracks\" message was displayed
  • the 'Track difference more than 10 seconds' option was missing from the Duplicates Manager
  • further tweaks to the Now Playing Bar - now the panel is filled with a blend from the album cover
  • added support for showing a small album cover in the main player controls panel. Right click/ Panel Layout/ Show Album Cover
  • when the Playing Tracks panel has focus, MB no longer forces the panel to scroll the current track to the top
  • text search for individual tracks when using the Album Covers or Artists view is now supported and enabled from the search menu dropdown
  • Collapsed Albums grouping now shows duration and size of the album when an album is collapsed
  • addressed temporary freezes when selecting items in a filter panel (thumb browser, column browser, library explorer) and the main panel is showing artists that require an image to be downloaded
  • the filter panel in the \"Music Explorer\" panel now only shows values from files in your library and also respects any library filter active in the tab
  • faster loading of file/ playlist linkages eg. when you show the \"Playlist\" field in the main panel, use Search/ Locate in Playlist etc

What's New in version 3.0.5977:

  • reverted the wavpack.exe version to the older version
  • google artwork retrieval
  • playlist synchronisation for MTP devices
  • various minor bug fixes

What's new in version 2.4.5404:

  • Update to remove SSL3 protocol for https connections due to the 'Poodle' vulnerability. This update is required for last.fm logons to work.
  • Also addresses an issue with locked MTP devices causing MusicBee to run at very high CPU and memory usage.

What's New in version 1.2.4176 RC3:

  • upgraded MusicBrainz API to address changes causing the CD Ripper and Auto-Tagger to return incorrect results in some cases
  • added French localisation
  • added plugin support for retrieving and playing tracks from Media Servers (a Subsonic server plugin has been created)
  • various bug fixes

What's New in version 1.2.4161 RC 2:

  • localisation support
  • various improvements to the Artwork panel layout
  • new discogs.com support for album-autotagging
  • various bug fixes

What's new in version 1.2.4120 RC 1:

  • new player layout mode (compact player) and additional customisation for track information
  • new songkick concert functionality
  • new radio station type using tracks from Jamendo and ability to include Jamendo tracks in the auto-dj mix
  • new radio station directory support including: Icecast, Shoutcast, Soma Fm, Last.fm, Jamendo and a presets file
  • new customisation settings for the now playing popup notification
  • improved library explorer functionality
  • improved tabs functionality including drag/drop support
  • improved layout customisation for the Album and Tracks view
  • improved album and track auto-taggers
  • many GUI improvements
  • fixed WASAPI output distortion on some computers

What's New in version 1.2.4037 Beta:

  • new Duplicates Manager
  • new Artist Visualiser that uses Home Theatre Backdrops (htbackdrops.com) and last.fm to display large pictures of the playing artist
  • new radio playlist
  • new autosweep on monitored folders
  • new support for multi-cpu encoding when synching to a device
  • new layout preference to dock the playlist from the now playing list panel into a tabbed panel at the bottom of the main panel.
  • new setting for device synchronisation to exclude low bitrate files from being converted in the 'convert all files' setting
  • new auto-synch last.fm love rating and last.fm playcount which can be enabled in Preferences/ Plugins/ last.fm
  • new artist track count field
  • new right click/ Locate Artist available in the Now Playing list
  • new unlove a track
  • new 'Find More 'xxxx' in Library' right click context menu item, where 'xxxx' is the current clicked field
  • new Group By setting in the Artwork view (Album, Artist or Composer)
  • new nesting on auto-playlist query conditions
  • new remove tags function
  • new export subscriptions as OPML fil

What's new in this version 1.2.3875 Beta:

  • new LyricsDB added as a lyrics provider
  • fix mp3 file tags not being saved in some cases (usually when embedding new artwork or lyrics)
  • fix WASAPI output not working on some soundcards

What's New in version 1.2.3873 Beta:

  • new WASAPI (exclusive mode) support for Vista, Win7
  • new gapless playback for DirectSound and WASAPI output for most formats
  • new support for ChartLyrics as a lyrics provider
  • new right click/ correct lyrics on source website
  • new caching for web lyrics
  • change folder filtering so windows7 libraries cannot be selected
  • fix folder re-organisation not releasing memory
  • remove lyricsPlugin and viewLyrics as lyric providers
  • fix folder monitor so cut/pasted folders are now detected in continuous mode
  • fix create library when invoked using the SHIFT key being pressed on startup
  • fix Ctrl-A now selects all tracks in the Now Playing list displayed in the mini-player

What's New in version 1.2.3861 Beta:

  • new integration with CD Art Display for a skinable player. Requires the latest version 3.0 of CAD be installed
  • new: file organiser conditional file naming eg. name Classical music one way and other genres another way
  • new: Upcoming Releases available in the Internet/ Services section of the left Navigator
  • new: "Stop after Current" hotkey and command
  • new: layout options (dock now playing list in left panel, artwork only in left panel, a number of new combinations)
  • new: Quick Layout window (from the View menu) what allows you to set the layout from a list of predefined configs
  • new: support for scrobbling tracks when you auto-synch tracks with increased playcounts on an iPod
  • new: Layout preference to configure number of columns in the track browser
  • new: option to always show entire album when filtering in the Album and Tracks view
  • new: hotkey to timestamp when editing synchronised lyrics
  • new: Play Library Shuffled hotkey
  • new: option to save playlists as ascii only (M3U ascii, in Library options)
  • new: option to set Filename character mapping for spaces
  • new: auto-complete for publisher tag in tag editor
  • new: behaviour for the artwork layout: double click now shows the tracks in an album and hovering the mouse over an album picture will show a play button which will play the clicked album (or selected albums)
  • new: option in the Artwork layout preferences to have the selected album tracks displayed in the bottom section of the main panel
  • new: Album Artist filter in the left panel Track Explorer
  • new: Audio Books support when synching to iPods
  • new: ability to play video podcasts and music files with an external player, configured in the Tools preferences
  • new: display indicator for files with multiple genres (only the first genre is displayed as now, but hovering over a '+' icon shows the other genres)
  • new: option to include Year when grouping albums (otherwise its just album artist and album that uniquely identify an album)
  • new: Now Playing preference to configure the fields displayed in MSN messenger
  • new: click on file summary bar toggles total track time displayed exactly with being displayed as approved eg. 15:03:45 or 15.1 hours
  • new: Tags option to specify whether ratings are saved to file (default is yes as now)
  • new: Tags option to specify removal of words from artist, title or album names when scrobbling or matching artists and albums on websites
  • new: Remote Control support, with the option to run MusicBee as a server
  • new: setting for the fields displayed in the player control panel and abilty to disable text scrolling
  • new: setting in the Album and Tracks view to define how albums are grouped
  • new: option to disable half-star ratings
  • new: null() function for naming templates used in the file organiser and other places
  • new: 2 additional customisable website links in the track info panel and artist biography panel
  • new: right click/ copy artist profile text
  • new: support for 2-way rating auto-synchronisation (iPods only)
  • new: Window Settings for the mini-player that now allows you to dock it to the top or bottom of the primary monitor (reserving that space exclusively for the mini-player)
  • new: preference set in Preferences/Tools to specify an external audio file editor that can be invoked from the Send To menu
  • new: Now Playing panel configuration options - some more flexibility such as "lyrics only" display, or placement of lyrics in relation to the other fields
  • new: auto-retrieve missing artwork for the playing track and optional auto-save
  • new: selectable application icons
  • new: right click/open in default browser for Track Info panel links
  • new: 'has a value' filter criteria
  • new: predefined custom tag 'iTunes Compilation' which maps to the iTunes compilation tag
  • new: unplayed podcast count for each subscription is displayed in the main podcasts panel
  • new: mark podcast as "listened to" in the main library when played on a device and 2-way synch is enabled
  • new: import winamp in player preferences
  • new: larger star rating buttons
  • new: persist settings for when player track position is displayed as time remaining (and make that consistent with the mini-player)
  • improve: performance when sorting tracks (approx 50 percent faster), and filtering (approx 10 percent faster)
  • improve: scrolling with the artwork layout, with less flicker and faster scrolling
  • improve: volume increment for hotkey and mousewheel action
  • improve: streamed radio station playback now supports contextual information when available for the current streamed track
  • improve: library management so that the cache is flushed after major library operations (importing new tracks, file re-org, etc)
  • improve: preferences window so its no longer modal
  • improve: time taken to shutdown musicbee and time taken to switch libraries
  • improve: load time for large standard playlists
  • improve: load behaviour of playlists with http links
  • improve: mouse-wheel scrolling for the lyrics panel
  • remove: AlbumArt Exchange from the artwork sources
  • change: double-clicking an album from the track browser plays the album in track number order rather than the displayed order from the main panel
  • change: artist-sort order, album-sort order custom tags so that when no value is entered a default value is applied
  • change: auto-playlists so sorting is no longer configured in the auto-playlist definition, instead the sort-order from the main panel is persisted for each auto-playlist
  • change: remove residual (APEv2) replay gain tags when leveling volume on synching to a device
  • change: artist biography so it is now a separate panel that can be docked as a tab or on the bottom of the main pane as a collapsable panel
  • change: auto-DJ higher rating prefered setting to be less strict
  • change: 'replace artist with sort artist' behaviour when synching to a device so that default naming is applied using the 'ignore prefixes' tagging preference
  • change: Computer section so that by default folders can no longer be drag/dropped
  • change: key press behaviour in main panel. The key pressed is no longer automatically entered into the filter search box, instead the first matching track in the main panel is located
  • change: behaviour when clicking on the player display panel - now only the current tab is searched to locate the playing track
  • fix: changes to the global default podcast settings now update subscriptions that dont have customised settings
  • fix: artist biography tab throwing an exception when selecting a browser tab (only for the windows skin)
  • fix: resizing floating lyrics window not being persisted (only for the windows skin)
  • fix: mini-player throwing an error when song > 60 minutes and ratings are displayed
  • fix: 100 percent CPU spike in rare circumstances
  • fix: updated artwork not refreshing in the artwork view in certain circumstances
  • fix: moving files while they are playing
  • fix: shuffle mode in auto-synchronisation
  • fix: path prefix setting for playlists on devices to include M3U playlists
  • fix: track browser throwing an error when being reconfigured and the artist biography tab is displayed
  • fix: editing timestamps in synchronised lyrics not resetting the scrollbar position
  • fix: generated iTunes XML file that was including some invalid characters
  • fix: MTP device detection for some devices
  • fix: graphics bug in album and tracks layout
  • fix: organised filenaming throwing an error for tags just consisting of multiple spaces
  • fix: "Is Not" condition for filtering
  • fix: auto-playlist creation throwing an exception on some computers
  • fix: enabling the Stereo Enhancer DSP not persisting
  • fix: speed of Missing Artwork filter in Tag Manager
  • fix: abnormally slow start up speed in certain cases when folder filtering is enabled in the computer section
  • fix: memory not being freed in some cases for the Missing Artwork auto-tagger
  • fix: file references in playlists not being renamed in some cases when a file is automatically renamed for auto-organised libraries
  • fix: file play history now updated to reference renamed files
  • fix: error being thrown in certain circumstances when the Upcoming Releases panel is displayed in a secondary tab
  • fix: auto-tagger function Identify Track and Overwrite tags not working in certain cirsumstances
  • fix: auto-synch resetting the playcount on iPods in a particular cirsumstance
  • fix: Stop after Current function not scobbling the last track
  • fix: shoutcast contextual info not showing for some stations
  • fix: auto-artwork retrieval throwing an error if a window was closed before retrieval had completed
  • fix: slight graphic glitch in the player display panel when using smaller fonts
  • fix: scanning WMA file ratings
  • fix: auto-synch to ipods throwing an error when volume leveling is enabled in certain circumstances
  • fix: queue next not working correctly when auto-dj is playing
  • fix: predefined equaliser settings not loading correctly for computers with regional settings
  • fix: some graphic glitches with the track position in the player display panel
  • fix: MTP synchronisation to Sansa Clip devices (or any device not supporting artwork)
  • fix: ipod synch throwing an error when volume leveling is enabled and the file has no volume leveling information
  • fix: popup windows not displaying in the same window as musicbee
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