MusicBee makes it easy to organize, find and play music files on your computer, on portable devices and on the web. MusicBee lets you play your music the way you want to hear it, and makes managing a large collection of files easy.
- Support for all common formats, including MP3, WMA, AAC, M4A and many others.
- Extensive metadata support, allowing you to tag and categorise your collection in any way you like.
- Integration with Last.fm, allowing you to scrobble from within MusicBee!
- Integration with popular music blogs, so you can stream music and keep up to date with the latest news.
- Automatic download of album artwork, song lyrics, upcoming concert dates, similar tracks… and more!
- Create the perfect party playlist and turn your computer into a music jukebox, with beautiful built in graphics and more available from Winamp.
- Professional level features such as 5 Band Spectrum Visualizer, Smart Cross-Fade, 10 Band Equalizer, DSP Effects and support for WASAPI and ASIO.
- A loyal and ever-growing user base, meaning support, new features and plugins are always available.
The following are no longer custom tags and now have dedicated tags: "Title Sort-Order", "Album Sort-Order", "Album Artist Sort-Order", "Artist Sort-Order", "Composer Sort-Order", "Language", "Original Artist", "Original Album", "Original Year", "Musician Credits List".
The various Sort tags are now editable in a new "Sorting" tab in the tag editor.
Original Year, Title and Artist are now standard tags in the Tags(2) tag editor panel.
Musician credits are now editable in the Artist tag splitter (click the ... button by the Artist tag).
The library database: musicbeelibrary.mbl is copied to musicbeelibrary.preupgrade in case you need to undo the upgrade and revert to an older MB version.
The behaviour of the various Sort tags (Sort-Artist, Sort-AlbumArtist, etc) has been changed so when sorting by Artist, MusicBee will now automatically use any Sort-Artist tag value for the sort operation. Note that if an album is not consistently tagged with the same Sort-AlbumArtist then it will be split.
Classical music tags: Work and Movement are now supported (click the arrow button on the title prompt).
long filenames (>260 characters) is now supported.
Playlists panel enhanced to support multiple levels of folders and provide the full functionality equivalent of the left navigator playlists.
Playlists can now also be displayed in a standalone panel (set in the Panel Arrangement dialog).
New Volume visualizer panel (Peak and VU).
New Graphics visualizer panel (allows the Milkdrop visualizer to be displayed in a panel).
Spectrum visualizer can now be displayed using a centered frequency range.
Inconsistent tags "Files to Edit" filter now includes the Album Gain tag.
New "Album Played" display tag.
Panel layout is enhanced so each panel header can optionally be hidden.
New Hotkeys for the following:
Send files to the active device.
Send files to the active playlist.
Toggle playing tracks to show the upcoming tracks.
Drag/drop is enhanced so you get a visual representation of the number of files being dragged and a message showing what action would be taken if you dropped the files on a panel.
Artwork layout now allows the selected tracks to be displayed to the right of the main panel.
Nested filter rules in auto-playlists can now be set as an "And" or "Or" condition.
Auto-playlists can now be set to automatic or manual refresh of the matching tracks.
New Album Artwork Manager tool, enables you to view and correct a variety of inconsistent album artwork conditions.
You can now disable the display of the current playing track in the windows Taskbar popup (this addresses a windows display issue when alt-tabbing).
New "Remove Cuesheet" right click menu item.
New naming template functions:
$RxReplace(<field>,"reg-ex search pattern","regex-replacement pattern").
$RxSplit(<field>,"reg-ex search pattern",index).
The virtual tag/ file naming template field editor can now Preview the results of any template you define.
The Playing Tracks panel can now show Upcoming Tracks.
The Library Explorer can now display and navigate the folder structure of files in your library.
Enhanced the "Synchronize Tags" function:
Select the files you want to check.
From the main menu/ Tools/ Advanced/ Synchronize Tags.
MB will scan the selected files and check the file tags for inconsistencies with the MusicBee database.
If there are any files detected, the filename is written to the error log and you will be prompted to confirm you want the files to be re-saved.
If you click No, you can manually edit the files by checking the filenames in the error log.
If you click Yes, MB will re-save the tags to the relevant files.
Custom file sorting (Sort Artist, Sort Album etc) is now configured within the MusicBee database rather than being primarily based off file tags.
Option to have an entire music file loaded into memory. Set in the Player preferences.
Option to exclude specific sub-folders from library folder monitoring. Set in the Library preferences.
More information on when podcasts have been refreshed and when the refresh fails.
Locate missing files tool available from Tools/ Locate Missing Files.
Folder (name of the folder the music file resides in) can now be viewed in the column browser and thumbnail browser. The full Folder structure is already supported in the Library Explorer.
Various bug fixes and other new features.
Computer folder structure browser panel that enables you to browse music files by directory structure, and can be enabled in the Panel Arrangement dialog.
Album Colour Mix skin in the Now Playing panel now includes an artist picture.
New Inconsistent Sort Tags filter in the Tagging Tools (Tools/ Tagging Tools/ Other Files to Edit/...).
Sort thumbnail browser items by Album or Track count.
Expanded Artwork panel now has an option to show and select from all album covers associated to the playing album.
Tracks With Thumbnail view in the Playing Tracks panel now has the option to not show thumbnails so you can achieve multi-line text for each track.
Device sync can now disable splitting of cue-sheet files when syncing.
New Hotkeys for:
Tools: Locate Missing Files.
Player: Toggle Equaliser On/Off.
Player: Toggle DSP On/Off.
Numerous skinning and theater mode enhancements that will be used by various new skins.