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    My mistake DUH - the folderprefix/foldersuffix remove the ugly square brackets. :oops: Sorry for misleading you!

    I should have read the wiki first :D



    I never see the ".." item because I always use database views. It is the easiest solution. ;)
     
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    :confused: but they are added in database views too
     
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    I'm reading through a bunch of replies after a quick vacation and see some great discussion. Glad the Music section is getting some love!

    I just wanted to say to you that I like this idea. I think it cleans things up a lot. Also, I like a lot of wonkyd's suggestions, but feel that a lot of them were brought up and addressed earlier in the thread as well. Just want to keep you from revisiting things over and over.

    Don't mean to spam the thread, but I didn't see a lot of replies to the Enter/Play question and wasn't sure if my response above was lost in the shuffle.
     
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    I have been working on this today. We have something we are testing internally which I think is very intuitive and will let you know how successful this is once we get somewhere
     
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    Hello. The most important issue for me is: Handling large amounts of mp3's.
    It would be awesome if MP wouldn't take 20 minutes to load a playlist (1000's of music files long). It seems like once the database (folders) were scanned in config, there's be a database created and then MP would be able to react very quickly to commands, but this doesn't seem to be the case. At least, in my experience. (*whereas say, Winamp loads very large lists quickly)

    *Also: About ID3 tags: Prevent MP from editing any data associated with files. My files are pristine and need to keep them that way :)

    Looking forward to seeing what comes out with the new release. Thanks for the effort everyone.

    peace
     
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    First off MP wont touch your tags.

    Second I take it you have scanned your files and imported them into the database? And you are creating playlist from database views not shares view?
     
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    1) Awesome. Good to know

    2) Yes. Scanned files and imported them to the database...but, I've never messed with creating playlists from within MP due to the speed. I've used .m3u's created outside and added to playlist directory. Is it worth recreating playlists from within MP?

    Thx for response/suggestions :)
     
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    Will look at this later. What actually is it that takes the time? Is it loading a pre-defined playlist, adding files to a playlist or say selecting play on a genre to play everything that is taking the time?
     
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    A quick progress report

    In the code now (so these will definately be in 1.2 beta)

    • Disc# now available in music views
    • You are now able to re-order views inside config
    • The creation and manipulation of views is now a lot cleaner
    • There is now an option to skip view levels with only a single entry (very useful for disc#)
    • Far more properties exposed to skins in now playing screen
    • Multi disc albums will no longer have the disc number before the track number (so what shows as 101 now will go back to 01
    • Ability to jump to now-playing screen from anywhere inside MP
    • Abililty to open plugin with a parameter (means you can open up directly in view of your choice)
    • Fix now-playing code so that when playback ends MP will go back to previous screen
    • Ability to love/ban now-playing track on last.fm
    • Add the option to choose how you want date added populated (currently this is the day track is imported into database but I would like to add file created date and file modified date)
    • Properties now exposed to skin in music browsing screens
    • New fields added to database (Comment, FileType, Codec, BitRateMode, BPM, Bitrate, Channels, SampleRate) and exposed as properties


    Things that are in progress (all kind of linked and quite messy)

    • Tidy up of the existing code
    • Look at the whole enter/play confusion and try and improve this
    • Fix some of the labels (these are set in an odd way and are sometimes inconsistent)
    • Add shuffle button to now-playing (and possibly as a global action)


    These are the things I definately want to look at still

    • Adding a new section to config for scraping artist/album info (and possibly artist thumbs)

    Things are starting to get a little more quiet here.... please keep the ideas flowing. Is there anything not on this list that I said I would look at?
     
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    Jukebox mode and on-fly search like in moving pictures using remote. Last one is really needed!
     
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