Thursday, January 18, 2018

MusicBee Portable, a music manager and player!
"The one downside to MusicBee's feature-richness is that it takes some time to get used to it. While you can ignore most features, you may want to take advantage of at least some of them as they can improve how you play and organize music significantly. This is one of the best music programs for Windows and probably the best all-in-one program you can get your hands on for free." —Martin Brinkmann, (April 21, 2015)
MusicBee is an easy to use music manager and with a comprehensive feature set.
   It can play and convert a wide range of audio formats.

Size: 70.3 MB (73,760,768 bytes) Packed Size: 21.5 MB (22,646,784 bytes)
MD5: 3CED84110DBEDED3EF87CB1878A5A5C9

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Microsoft .NET 4.0 or higher.

DIY/Do It Yourself: Upgrade to the Latest Release

Requirements 7-Zip, NPP/Notepad++ or other text editor, Launcher Generator/PAL, Installer/PAI.

  1. Get the latest portable app. template, and extract the content with 7-Zip.
  2. Get the latest:
    1. MusicBee—the portable edition,
    2. FFmpeg Zeranoe - Builds (32 bit).
  3. Put them in the same folder as the extracted template, in our example C:\0TEST.
  4. Open Musicbee package with 7-Zip, then open the file inside, Open inside
    select all contents with Ctrl+A and extract them to MusicBeePortable\App\MusicBee folder, Extract to App\MusicBee
    click Yes to All when asked, Yes to All
  5. Open the FFmpeg package with 7-Zip → browse into ffmpeg-3.4.1-win32-static\bin\ folder → extract ffmpeg.exe to App\MusicBee\Codec folder, Extract FFmpeg
  6. Browse to App\MusicBee, delete $PLUGINSDIR folder.
  7. Open License.rtf and copy its content to App\AppInfo\eula.txt—overwrite existing content.
  8. Look up version number from MusicBee.exe Properties, Look up version
  9. Browse to MusicBeePortable\App\AppInfo and open appinfo.ini file with NPP. Replace the [Version] section with the latest version number. Make sure the PackageVersion entry is in 4 place digit, eg. 3.1.6585.34125 not just 3.1.6585 nor 3.1, Update version
  10. Run PAL, paste the template folder address C:\0TEST\MusicBeePortable, and click Go—a new launcher will be created, Create new launcher
  11. Test the new launchers by following this guide.
  12. When all is OK, then delete the MusicBeePortable\Data folder and run PAI, paste the package folder address C:\0TEST\MusicBeePortable, and click Go—to create the installer package. Create installer
  13. Use the installer package to upgrade your portable application. Don't forget to at least backup your Data folder before any upgrade :)
  14. If you find any changes that's not handled by the launcher, consult the PAL help file to modify the launcher yourself or ask for our paid upgrade support.

Portability Notes

  • MusicBee is 100% portable. But you have to setup the Podcasts and Ripped Files folder to the Data\MusicBee_Library folder yourself... :)

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