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MrRalph
2016-04-04, 08:19
Hi all, I haven't followed all the recent plugins etc. Long time user. What if I want to use multiple collections (mine, wifes, kids etc). Is the multiple libraries plugin still the way to go? http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Multi_Library_plugin

Thanks, Ralph

ps: I am on the latest nightly 7.9

DJanGo
2016-04-04, 08:52
Hi all, I haven't followed all the recent plugins etc. Long time user. What if I want to use multiple collections (mine, wifes, kids etc). Is the multiple libraries plugin still the way to go? http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Multi_Library_plugin

Thanks, Ralph

ps: I am on the latest nightly 7.9

Hi,

There is also a Plugin from Michael/Logitech called SubLibrary Demo where you can(must) define your own SQL Statements in a Text Editor works pretty good to me and my Kid.

edit:

see here:
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?103805-How-i-get-the-LibraryDemo-plugin-to-work

mherger
2016-04-04, 21:16
> ps: I am on the latest nightly 7.9

DJanGo mentioned a plugin you would have to edit etc. Probably much more
complicated than needed.

7.9 comes with a very basic "multi library" support (I call it library
views, or sub-libraries). You can eg. use the web UI's Advanced Search
form to define a search which only includes the track for one of your
library views. Then you save this definition under some name. It'll then
be available from the My Music menu.

That's exactly how I defined a library for my kids, and one for "my" music.

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Michael

MrRalph
2016-04-05, 05:14
Then you save this definition under some name. It'll then
be available from the My Music menu.
Thanks, but how can I save such an advanced search?

20241

mherger
2016-04-05, 05:35
Once you hover your mouse over the "Search" item you'll get a link for the "Advanced Search". And once you've defined you're search, you'll click the page's title again to get back to the form, from where you can save it.

Yes, I know...

MrRalph
2016-04-05, 10:20
Once you hover your mouse over the "Search" item you'll get a link for the "Advanced Search". And once you've defined you're search, you'll click the page's title again to get back to the form, from where you can save it.

Yes, I know...

Thanks, that's nice! I always thought that there should be a 'top level' selector for collections. Its more like a switch, of which sub set to use. Nice!

Is it dynamic: are new rips within the sub set criteria added or do we need to 'refresh' the search?

DJanGo
2016-04-05, 10:39
Is it dynamic: are new rips within the sub set criteria added or do we need to 'refresh' the search?

Hi,
you just need a rescan of the library.

MrRalph
2016-04-05, 11:28
Hi,
you just need a rescan of the library.

Thanks!

Ipengman
2016-04-09, 00:41
Michael,

Thank you for this, I did not know this was possible and was not particulary obvious.

Is there any way to do an advanced search by folder location. For example I have all my electronic music saved in a seperate location which I want to appear in seperate library view.

I know I could tag these with a genre but I this would also pick up music with electronic genre tag in main music location which I do not want.

Thanks

DJanGo
2016-04-09, 01:20
Is there any way to do an advanced search by folder location. For example I have all my electronic music saved in a seperate location which I want to appear in seperate library view.

I know I could tag these with a genre but I this would also pick up music with electronic genre tag in main music location which I do not want.

Thanks

Hi Ipengman,

exact the same solution is what i'd use - but its not over the gui - its made with some sql statement in Michaels Demo Library - the Thread that i posted in the beginning of this Thread.

Edit:
You can also do this by Genre - remember LMS supports "many" Genres divided by a char you can select. In your Case the special Electronic Tracks should have a genre like Electronic;Special (imho ; is the std. Char for dividing Genres and Artists)

Mnyb
2016-04-09, 01:43
If they are Flac files you can have more than one genre tag , you don't need a separator .

For file formats that have multiple tags I recommend that , all music software does not support a separator and it migth not always be the same one ,but in case of MP3 files you have to use separator and ";" is the most common ones .

Btw LMS lets you define your own separator character .

Enough of that

I've also abused the genre system in the past :) for special parts of the collection .

mherger
2016-04-12, 03:00
> Is there any way to do an advanced search by folder location. For
> example I have all my electronic music saved in a seperate location
> which I want to appear in seperate library view.

I added a path search today. Just enter parts of the file path you want
to look for. Please let me know whether this works for you.

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Michael

Craig
2016-04-12, 09:01
This looks useful but :-)
My wife and daughters music are defined by having their name in the comments so they're easy to select so would it be possible for the comments field to have a "Equals" type drop down please?

Craig

Ipengman
2016-04-12, 12:38
> Is there any way to do an advanced search by folder location. For
> example I have all my electronic music saved in a seperate location
> which I want to appear in seperate library view.

I added a path search today. Just enter parts of the file path you want
to look for. Please let me know whether this works for you.

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Michael

Thanks Michael, that is great! This appears to be working now.

I will try it out further and let you know of any bugs. Great that you are still involved with LMS.

mherger
2016-04-12, 13:09
> My wife and daughters music are defined by having their name in the
> comments so they're easy to select so would it be possible for the
> comments field to have a "Equals" type drop down please?

No, I don't think this makes any sense in 99% of all uses. Wouldn't it
work already?

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Michael

mherger
2016-04-12, 13:10
> Thanks Michael, that is great. I have tried searching for files in a
> particular folder but it returns no results. Is there a special
> requirement for using this as in should I be entering the folder path as
> 'D:\Music' or should I be using speech marks etc.

The problem most likely is that LMS is not using the raw path, but it's
URL form instead. What if you enter only parts of the path which
distinguish the different folders? Eg. "Electronic" only?

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Michael

konus
2016-11-28, 16:47
The problem most likely is that LMS is not using the raw path, but it's
URL form instead. What if you enter only parts of the path which
distinguish the different folders? Eg. "Electronic" only?

Michael
Hello,
Is there a syntax available to add multiple paths (with separator) OR to exclude a path, like it is possible with genres?
thanks Konus

mherger
2016-11-28, 22:25
> Is there a syntax available to add multiple paths (with separator) OR to
> exclude a path, like it is possible with genres?

No, not from the gui. You'd have to manually edit the configuration file.

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Michael