^ Overview
* Main window
^ Sample display window
^ Encode list
^ Multi tagger
^ Cut list
^ Audio CD ripper
^ Direct stream recording
^ Settings
^ Log
^ Known bugs

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Main window

Tool bar icons from left to right:
Load stream: Open a file for editing in sample display. Same as selecting a stream and clicking 'Sample' above the stream list.
Show/hide: Stream list, Encode list, Multi tagger, Cut list, Audio CD ripper, Direct stream recording, Log and Settings.
To the right is the status panel, which displays information about the current process and it's progress. The upper gauge shows batch progress, the lower gauge displays the current task's progress. On the right you can cancel batch or task.
For more information about events check the Log.


File browser: (left)

Here you can add audio files and playlists to the currently displayed list (stream list, encode list, multi tagger list).
  • Folder icon with magnify: switch to folder browsing mode. Selecting a folder will list it's content in the stream list.
  • Next to it is the drive/location selector. You can change the drive to browse.
  • Green arrow up: go up on folder (back).
  • CD icon: when selected and adding a single file to the list if it contains a cover art or has subsongs an 'album info' window is shown where you can select a single subsong or you can choose to add the whole album to the stream list.
  • With the combobox next to it selects which file formats to browse.
  • With the green '+' the selected files can be added to the list. If no file is selected the whole folder will be added. If a folder is selected, the content of the folder will be added. When the destination is the stream list and if the file is a play list file, it will be loaded, and the play list's entries will be added to the stream list.


Stream list: (center)

  • Magnify icon: show/hide the file browser.
  • Up/down arrows: move selected stream(s) up and down in the list.
  • Thumbnail icon: selects between thumbnail view or list view mode. List view mode allows sorting the stream list items by clicking on a column header. So you can switch to list view mode sort the list and switch back to thumbnail list mode. With menu: Stream list/Select columns to display... you can customize the list view mode to display particular columns.
  • Quick search: quick search 'favourite folders' (can be specified in settings) by artist, album and title. If any of that 3 contain the string the file is added to the stream list. For more detailed search use the menu: Stream list/Advanced search....
  • Sample: open the selected stream for editing (display it's sample view).
  • Tags: display selected stream's basic tagging information.
  • Tag details: detailed tag editor for selected stream(s). Note that you can select multiple files and edit their tags at once, but only select streams that have the same tagging format. When editing multiple file's tags you can use the lock icon in the detailed tag editor window to lock all fields and then use the lock icon beside a particular field to unlock that field and only this field will ba changed when editing multiple files. The 'Tag details' button will automatically choose a tagging format, to edit a particular tag format right click on the stream and select menu: 'Detailed tag editor' and select a tagging format.
  • Close: close the selected stream's sample or basic tag editor if opened.
  • Quick clear: the stream list's first column header 'x' can be used to quickly clear the list.
  • Right mouse clicking on the stream list pops-up the stream list pop-up menu.


Plugins: (center-right)

  • The plugins work in 2 mode: or for the selected stream or if no stream is selected then in global mode. Basically global mode means that the plugin is applied to the output. In per stream mode the plugin list header shows 'Plugins Stream' or in global mode 'Plugins Global'. The plugins' order can be changed only in global mode, and thay are applied as top first (for DSP plugins: first the top DSP is applied then the next DSP plugin in the list is applied).
  • To apply a plugin checkmark it, to display the plugins' configuration window double-click a plugin in the list.
  • Additional WinAmp and VST plugins can be added to this list by copying the plugin files to 'C:\Program Files\MP3 Stream Editor\Plugins\WinAmp Plugins\', 'C:\Program Files\MP3 Stream Editor\Plugins\VST\' or Sonique visualisation plugins to 'C:\Program Files\MP3 Stream Editor\Plugins\Sonique Plugins\'. You can find many such plugins on the internet.
  • Recording channels can have DSPs or visualisation assigned as well. The recorded stream will have the DSPs applied. To add a recording channel to the stream list, initialize the recording in the direct stream recording window and click 'Add' in the lower-right corner of the direct stream recording window. The recording channel will appear in the stream list which you can control via the mixer controls.


Mixer: (right)

Control the playlist playing of the stream list or a selected stream channel.
  • A stream channel can be acquired by clicking on the 'Acquire' button.
  • Acquired stream(s) can be played, or click 'Release' to free a stream channel (release handle to the file).
  • Clicking the green sphere icon selects the currently playing stream and scrolls the stream list item to view.
  • Follow: the stream list selection will follow the currently playing stream.
  • Loop: loop the playlist - after the last item the playback starts from the beginning (first item).
  • Shutdown: after finished playing the last item perform a shutdown. Shutdown mode can be specified in settings (close program, shutdown computer, etc.).
  • Below 'Acquire/Release' is the playback speed track bar to control the playback speed.
  • Again below is the cross-fade slider to specify how long to cross-fade between streams when playing them.
  • Moving the track bar to 0 (completely to the left) means gapless playback, that is the audio is played continously.
  • The longest track bar displays stream's current playback position and can be used to seek backward/forward.
  • Below is the playback position time display - click on it to toggle elapsed/remaining time.


Stream list pop-up menu items:

  • Add...: Add audio files to the stream list.
  • Album Info...: Display the stream's album cover art and some basic meta data information. When an album stream's info is viewed the subsongs are also listed.
  • Remove Subsongs: If stream is an album stream (one audio file with subsong information) this command will remove all subsong items from the stream list.
  • Find Root Stream: If item is a subsong this command will highlight (select) the root stream.
  • Stream Subsong (Stream Copy)...: Only available for MPEG (MP3, MP2), Ogg Vorbis and Opus audio files, decodelessly copies the subsong to a new file.
  • Remove Album: Remove an album stream with all it's subsongs from the stream list.
  • Set Rating: Set rating of an audio file. Also works with subsongs.
  • Remove: Remove an item from the stream list.
  • Delete File or Subsong...: Permanently delete a file from the computer or delete a subsong from an album stream. Use with care!
  • Sample Display...: Open the audio file for editing. Same as clicking on 'Sample' button.
  • Edit Tags...: View/edit basic tagging information. Same as selecting a stream in the stream list and clicking 'Tags'.
  • Detailed Tag Editor...: Note that you can select multiple files and edit their tags at once, but only select streams that have the same tagging format. When editing multiple file's tags you can use the lock icon in the detailed tag editor window to lock all fields and then use the lock icon beside a particular field to unlock that field and only this field will ba changed when editing multiple files. The automatic function will automatically choose a tagging format, to edit a particular tag format choose the desired sub-menu item.
  • Open in External...: Open the selected audio stream in the specified external application which can be specified in settings.
  • Context Menu For File...: Pop-upp the Windows context menu for the selected stream.
  • Add to Encode List: Add selected stream(s) to the encode list.
  • Add to Cut List: Add selected stream(s) to the cut list.
  • Add to Mluti Tag List: Add selected stream(s) to the multi tag list.
  • ID3v2 Options: Some usefull tools and commands for manipulating ID3v2 tag data.
  • Change MPEG frame Header Bits...: Change the copyrighted/original, etc. flags in MPEG (MP3, MP2) files.
  • Find Stream...: Search the stream list for a specified string.
  • Selection Filter...: Select streams matching some basic criteria in the stream list.
  • Invert Selection: Items selected will be deselected and deselected items will become selected.
  • Deselect All: No items will be selected.
  • Randomize List: Randomly re-order the stream list.
  • Plugins: Show/hide the plugin list.
  • Clear List: Clears the stream list completely (releases all resources associated with streams). Same as clicking on X in the stream list's upper left corner (below the magnify icon).


Main window menu items

File:
  • Open: Same as Load stream: Open a file for editing. Same as clicking 'Sample' for a stream in the stream list.
  • Open URL...: Add a streaming (MP3, OGG, WMA, etc.) audio from internet to the stream list. Note that you can listen to one and save another at the same time. Just use the stream control 'Play' button in the mixer to start recording and mute it.
  • Exit: Close MP3 Stream Editor. Stream list will be saved automatically and plugin order and assigned global plugins too. Play list playback will resume when starting the application again.
Stream list:
  • Load Playlist...: Load play list (eg. Winamp play list) PLS, M3U, B4S formats.
  • Save Playlist...: Save play list (eg. Winamp play list) PLS, M3U, B4S formats. Subsong entries probably won't be yet recognised by other applications.
  • Open Last Playlist: Load the last auto-saved playlist (eg. play list which was saved when you last exited the application).
  • Find Stream...: Search the stream list for a specified string.
  • Populate List...: Add streams to the stream list by combination of artist, style, and playcount (eg.: Top100 Pop etc.) look-up from 'favourite folders'.
  • Update Missing Entries: Stream list items which have a red 'X' icon on the left are missing (the play list item file doesn't exist). You can search for them in 'favourtie folders' and update the stream list.
  • Clean Up: The inverse of above. Items which file's do not exists (which have a red 'X' icon on the left) are removed from the stream list.
  • Double Clicking On Stream List Item: Select what to do when you double click on an item in the stream list.
  • Advanced Search...: Pop-up the detailed audio file search.
  • Select Columns To Display...: Specify which columns to display in list view stream list mode.
  • Print CD Cover...: Pop-up the CD cover printer window.
  • Selection Filter...: Select streams matching some basic criteria in the stream list.
  • Invert Selection: Items selected will be deselected and deselected items will become selected.
  • Deselect All: No items will be selected.
  • Shutdown After Last Playlist Entry: Same as checkmarking 'Shutdown' in mixer. After finished playing the last item perform a shutdown. Shutdown mode can be specified in settings (close program, shutdown computer, etc.).
  • Clear: Clears the stream list completely (releases all resources associated with streams). Same as clicking on X in the stream list's upper left corner (below the magnify icon).
Recent:
  • List of audio files recently opened/added to the stream list.
  • List of play list files recently opened.
NetRadio:
  • Channel Browser...: Browse internet radio stations.
Tools:
  • Tag Editor...: View/edit basic tagging information. Same as selecting a stream in the stream list and clicking 'Tags'.
  • Detailed Tag Editor...: Note that you can select multiple files and edit their tags at once, but only select streams that have the same tagging format. When editing multiple file's tags you can use the lock icon in the detailed tag editor window to lock all fields and then use the lock icon beside a particular field to unlock that field and only this field will ba changed when editing multiple files. The 'Tag details' button will automatically choose a tagging format, to edit a particular tag format right click on the stream and select menu: 'Detailed tag editor' and select a tagging format.
  • Subsong Editor...: Show subsong editor for selected album stream.
  • Clean Up MP3SE Frames...: Remove MP3 Stream Editor specific ID3v2 frames SEFC, SESC, Subsong System (SESA, SEST, SESP).
  • Read LAME Header Frames...: Check MPEG frame count value if there is a LAME header before the MPEG data. -1: no LAME header found.
  • Copy File Name to Clipboard: Put selected stream's full file name with path to the clipboard.
  • Open Containing Folder: Open the folder where the selected stream's file is.
  • Show D3D/Update Speed: Display FPS when the sample display is running.
Window:
  • Settings...: Set your preferences and settings.
  • Encoding Presets Editor Windows: Open presets' editor window.
  • Full Screen: stream list occupies whole window.
  • Compact Mode: Switch to compact mode.
  • Full Screen Visualisation: When checkmarking (activating) a visualisation plugin it will display in full screen on the specified display.
  • Select panels/windows visibilities and their arrangement.
Help:
  • Online Help: The one you are reading right now.
  • More Sonique Vis Plugins...: Browse more Sonique visualisation plugins online.
  • More WinAmp DSP Plugins...: Browse more WinAmp DSP plugins online.
  • More VST DSP Plugins...: Browse more VST DSP plugins online.
  • Download music...: Download music from internet.
  • Support By E-mail...: Write an e-mail to the developer.
  • Registration: Enter registration information here to register your copy of MP3 Stream Editor. Read more about registration.
  • Check for New Version...: Visit https://www.3delite.hu/MP3SE/ for updates.
  • About: About 3delite's MP3 Stream Editor (credits).