[mythtv-users] 0.25 Music

David Watkins watkinshome at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 23:32:02 UTC 2012

On 19 March 2012 23:04, Scott & Nicole Harris <snharris99 at live.com> wrote:
>>From: Paul Harrison
>>Sent: Monday, March 12, 2012 8:15 PM
>>To: Discussion about MythTV
>>Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] 0.25 Music
>>On 12/03/12 23:43, John Hoyt wrote:
>>> >>I MUCH prefer the interface in mythtv. Select a Series (*cough* artist)
>>> >>on the left), right arrow, scroll and select an episode (*cough* album)
>>> >>and push PLAY..
>>> I could not agree more on this point.
>>On the playlist editor screen Artist find the Artist you want then the
>>Album or track you want to play, press SELECT or MENU then chose Replace
>>and track(s) you selected will play.
> There does not appear to be any such option (unless I am not understanding
> you).  I am in the tree, go to a track press Menu; there are a lot of
> options, but Replace is not one of them (not under "playlist Options"
> either).  If I press select , it simply checks the track and adds it to the
> playlist (or unchecks and removes).  Now, I can select an ALBUM or ARTIST
> and there the Replace option, but not at the track level.
> Having said that, I am getting more accustomed to the new interface.  I
> would still prefer a directory browse option, but in lieu of that, I think
> the single thing that you could do that would improve the overall experience
> IMHO is add an ability to split albums and artists into smaller sub groups
> (i.e. A - E, F - J, K - O, P - T, U - Z) so browsing the tree, you'd end up
> with Artists -> A-E -> 'Black Crowes' -> All Tracks, Albums, etc.  The
> single biggest reason I used directory browse mode in pre 0.25 was to break
> them up into smaller chunks so I didn't have to scroll for 15 minutes to get
> to 'Meatloaf' from 'ABBA'.

I agree that the scrolling is the biggest issue.  I can feel the
batteries in my remote exhausting as I hold the button down for what
seems like forever.

Another solution would be to bind the number keys so that they behave
like mobile phone alpha keys.

ie pressing 2, cycles round artists beginning with A,B,C ; 3 - D,E,F etc.

..and if you had a keyboard, pressing 'm' would take you to artists
beginning with 'm'.

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