[mythtv-users] MythMusic dynamic sorting

Robert RobertCL at iname.com
Sun Feb 25 21:26:12 UTC 2007

Steven Adeff wrote:
> On 2/25/07, Paul Harrison <mythtv at dsl.pipex.com> wrote:
>> Robert wrote:
>>> David Fishburn wrote:
>>>> Myth 0.20
>>>> Currently, I have my music sorted by tags using author, album, song.  I
>>>> suspect this is the default order.
>>>> I organize my music by directory structure. I know I can change the default
>>>> sort order to directory.
>>>> I am collecting more and more mixed albums.  Half the time I want to add
>>>> songs (to the playlist) by author, but the other half I want to add it by a
>>>> directory.
>>>> Is there a way to dynamically change this while looking at your music list?
>>>> I looked through the various key bindings (in MythWeb) but didn't see any
>>>> options available to me.
>>>> Do other people have solutions to this kind of dilema if Myth doesn't
>>>> provide any support natively?
>>> I'd be interested something similar to this too.  Sometimes I want to
>>> search by author->album->song, but other times by album->author->song
>>> for compilation albums.  In the same way that in iTunes you can select
>>> "All authors" then get a list of all albumns.
>>> I've not found a way to do it though - but tbh, I've not looked very
>>> hard either.
>>> Robert.
>> I've been sitting on a patch that allows you to browse your music any
>> which way you want. At the top level you can view a list of all artists,
>> albums, genres or tracks. You can filter the list by entering some text
>> in the edit at the top of the screen. So if you enter 'A' then only the
>> items that start with 'A' are shown so it is quick to find what you
>> want. You can then move up a level so if you start in the Artists and
>> select one you can them view all the albums, genres, or tracks by that
>> artist etc. You can choose to view the lists as text items or as images
>> which is great for the albums list if you have cover art for them. I got
>> maybe 80-90% finished and then decided I wasn't 100% happy with it :-(
>> and then I got distracted doing other things. I've never updated it to
>> work with the DB schema change either so will need some changes to get
>> it working again.
>> What I  may do if it's easy enough to fix after the schema change and
>> there is enough interest is post the patch on trac as a work in progress
>> patch for people to try and maybe we can salvage something out of it,
>> even if it's only an Album Art viewer or something? One problem I can
>> see in doing this is if you ask 10 people how the music browsing should
>> be done you will probably get 10 different answers :-)
> Paul, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE go back to working on your patch, even if
> its not perfect code, it does exactly what I (and apparently some
> others) want out of the MythMusic tree browser!
> please? =)
> thanks!

Here, here!

It would certainly make my music collection easier to navigate in 
Mythmusic as I have a lot of compilation albums that need to be listened 
to in order and trying to find the songs when all the artists are 
different is a nightmare!


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