[mythtv-commits] Ticket #5452: Improvement mythweb music module (probably also worth considering for mythmusic)

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#5452: Improvement mythweb music module (probably also worth considering for
 Reporter:  jonathan at snetram.nl  |       Owner:  xris   
     Type:  enhancement          |      Status:  new    
 Priority:  minor                |   Milestone:  unknown
Component:  mythweb              |     Version:  unknown
 Severity:  medium               |     Mlocked:  0      
 As I grew tired of browsing my extensive music catalog using mythweb and
 having a large list in under T starting with 'the' I started investigating
 to find a method to have the interface ignore the 'the' prefix.

 As I was unable to do it in one query because of errors in the like part
 of the query I created a custom view as shown in the attachment and
 modified the query that links from the letters in the browse mode to look
 at the view instead of the music_artists table. I have no idea of using
 views is allowed or not, but it works very nicely in my case.

 I have hardcoded two of the prefixes I was bothered by in this example,
 but I could imagine that different languages (as not all music has english
 titles) have other prefixes so I suggest some sort of coniguration option
 for that, perhaps in a table so we can generate the like statement based
 on the users wishes.

 I also suggest to insert an analogue method into mythmusic (the method to
 strip 'the' is already hard coded in the source), but this way it is more
 flexible for user customization and extension.

Ticket URL: <http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/5452>
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