I have used Musicbee for years and absolutely love it. However, there is a feature which me and many others sorely need.
If you're like me, you started your digital music collection with MP3 or MPEG files, before realising the value of lossless formats like FLAC. For people with large music libraries, re-downloading everything in FLAC, adding it to Musicbee, deleting the corresponding MP3/MPEG files, and then re-adding all metadata (such as its presence in multiple playlists, ratings, and play count) is a huge and daunting task.
I also strongly believe people should be paid for their work. That's why I am starting a donation page, in the hope of offering a financial reward to an independant developer (or Musicbee's developers themselves) who can create a Musicbee plugin to streamline this process.
The plugin should be able to:
- load up a lossy album present in Musicbee
- load up a set of lossless files located elsewhere on the hard drive
- match the lossless files with the Musicbee lossy files (as best it can based on the lossless metadata)
- add the lossless files to musicbee, copying across all metadata (including album ratings, adding them to playlists at the correct position, play count, and id3 tags)
- delete the original lossy files on Musicbee