[Music] - Adding Composer to the Music DB | Page 3

Discussion in 'Improvement Suggestions' started by GoldenEye, February 18, 2007.

  1. jameson_uk
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    Indeed. I am still quite amazed that there is not a widely used sortby field in the ID3 spec.

    Adding the composer field for me is not so much about the actual composer field but more having a further field which I don't use for anything else.

    I don't have much classical music so I tend to have the following
    Artist Phil Collins
    Album Artist Phil Collins
    Composer Collins, Phil

    I started off by using Tag & Rename to copy across the Album artist field to the composer field. I have then over time fixed things like this. (most album artist tags tend to be the ones I want to sort by anyway and it is only individual's names or bands starting with The which cause and issue (although MP sorts out The)) I just then create a view with something like
    Selection Operator ViewAs SortBy
    Composer Group Big Icons Composer
    Album Artist Icons Composer
    Album Filmstrip Date


     
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    Composer View? How?

    From this description it sounds as though I should be able to add a "Composer" view to MP myself.
    However, I haven't found "Composer" in MP Configuration's "Music Views" list of available fields either for "Selection" or for "SortBy". I also haven't found a way to add "Composer" in MP Configuration's "Music Sort" panel. Furthermore, looking at "MusicDatabaseV10.db3" using "SQLite Database Browser" I don't see any tables containing composer information in the DB at all.
    What am I missing here?
     
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    Yes, please do tell. :confused:
     
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    Sorry to let you down... this was how I want to set it up !!!

    This thread was to ask to add in the composer tag into the database so you could do that
     
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    Now that the feature-freeze is removed, can we hope to see the composer tag added in the 1.0.1 release?
     
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    I just read in another thread that 1.0.1 is already in feature freeze. If we're lucky, this is already in there.
     
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    hwahrmann

    Any chance MP could be improved now according to this request?

    Kind regards

    G.
     
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    sorry guys. real life hit me and i couldn't implement it for 1.01 as the bass 2.4 upgrade took longer than expected.
     
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    Hi Helmut!

    Any chance to get the "composer tag" in 1.0.2.0?

    Best regards

    Helios
     
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    no not really.
    New features are frozen and i can't do anything for 1.0.2 anymore.
     
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