One thing I would appreciate comments on is whether its worth including a basic CD ripper ie. so its in the one application, even if its not up to the standard of specialised rippers out there.
Rippers are quite trivial these days, now that AccurateRip is around. Burst rip once and then repeat the process until you get a valid AccurateRip result
Have you considered supporting Album Artist as well as Artist, in the browser?
shakey_snake: the themeing is basic at the moment - just 2 themes. I was planning to look more seriously at that aspect further down the track after beefing up other functionality. I'll think about what can done sooner as perhaps its more important than what I had thought.
A few things seem to be missing, or maybe I'm missing them:1. Embedded cuesheet playback. 2. Gapless playback for mp3s (although I imagine this is why the winamp engine can be used, and is largely out of your hands. I don't have Winamp installed, however. )3. I'd like to be able to resize the searchbar.4. It's not immediately clear in the Properties Tab of the Edit Window/pane which fields are editable.
1. i dont see any issue if what's needed is reading an embeded cuesheet for a single album file, and then presenting the tracks as individual items in the GUI. Perhaps with some tag editing restrictions. Are you thinking this would be for FLAC files? From what i can see the practice is to use the CUESHEET vorbis comment which is more metadata friendly than the native FLAC CUESHEET block
2. i thought i was already supporting gapless for LAME encoded MP3 (and other formats except AAC) but it seems a late change i made is adding 0.3+ sec when the song starts playing. Its very easy to fix, so i will include in the next release
3. the track finder on the left bar is resizable by dragging the top of that panel up/down. Or are you refering to the other search box on the top menu bar which you want to be able to widen (or reduce)?
One thing I see is Musicbee is not picking up the tags on maybe 15% of my files. I haven't checked them all, but spot checking shows Foobar and DBPoweramp reading them ok.The files are from a mix of sources (CD and vinyl rips, downloads from Emusic) and formats.I know there are retaggers to fix this, but it would be nice if "track order" sort was numeric. Some of my albums don't have leading zeros, sothe order comes out: 1, 10, 11, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
I know there are retaggers to fix this, but it would be nice if "track order" sort was numeric. Some of my albums don't have leading zeros, sothe order comes out: 1, 10, 11, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
re: track no sorting - the album layout view should show sorted by track no, but i noticed it's not doing it properly for 'disc - track no' combination so i will fix that