MusicBee 3 is a redesign of the user interface.

Application Details:

Version: 3.x
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 9.5-staging

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Test Results

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What works

  • Audio playback 
    • mp3
    • flac
    • flac with cue partitions
    • ogg
  • Playback device selection
  • Library management
  • Theming and different visuals
  • Updating metadata from internet
  • Remote control plugin with Android app (network and firewall settings might have to be adjusted)
  • Auto DJ

What does not

Without some native Windows libraries the application will fail to start. See Workarounds.

Other issues include:

  • Any link to outside of the program (file managers, google, doesn't respond.
  • Album cover sizing does not work optimally
  • Pop-up notifications are hit and miss


The default installation requires some native Windows libraries and codecs:

winetricks dotnet40 mfc42 xmllite d3dx9 gdiplus vcrun2008 wmp10 windowscodecs

In addition:

  • Album covers do become visible if you scale the window appropriately. They don't downsample so on a 1280 x 1024 monitor, it fits, but only just.
  • Pop-up notifications are best disabled

What was not tested

  • Last FM scrobbling and other third parties
  • More exotic codecs
  • File transcoding
  • CD ripping

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

It's also worth noting that MusicBee has stopped support for Windows XP. As such, your wine prefix must be set to Windows 7.

It's quite dependant on some libraries, but it does work. The most important aspects, music playback and library management, work fine and the plethora of playback options all seem to work. For discussion and other tips, this long running forum thread proved to be very useful:

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 40 KDE Plasma DesktopMay 21 20249.5-stagingYes Yes YesBronzeVictini 
ShowEndeavourOSApr 27 20238.6-stagingYes Yes YesSilverVictini 
ShowopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Mar 06 20238.2Yes Yes YesGoldVaishnav 
ShowopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Feb 21 20238.2Yes No NoGarbageVaishnav 
ShowFedora 37 x86_64Jan 08 20238.0-rc3-stagingNo, but has workaround Yes YesBronzeVaishnav 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
51538 Multiple games fail to launch from NTFS partitions after Linux 5.13 RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View
52078 MusicBee: exception when attempting to drag tabs ( (QueryInterface for the interface with IID '{83E07D0D-0C5F-4163-BF1A-60B274051E40}' gives Exception E_NOINTERFACE)) NEW View
53019 MusicBee: inconsistent CJK/non-Latin support with Tahoma, no support on any other font. UNCONFIRMED View
56921 MusicBee: Random moments of lag when scrolling, seemingly related to rendering of rating stars. UNCONFIRMED View

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