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James Dunn
2005-03-30, 12:55
Christine,

As long as you're using 6.0, replace the "," with a "/" and you should have
what you want I think. Alternatively, change the "multiple items in tags"
settings (Server Settings->Behaviour) to "," and you should also get what
you want. Bare in mind that this setting seems to work on all tags (or a
range of them at least) so if you use "," elsewhere in tags you might get
some funny results in searches.

AFIK this is a change from the behaviour of 5.X; I'm not sure if this is a
bug or a feature. The only reason I say this is that "Rock/Pop" is a
recognised genre type as far as I can tell but Slimserver now splits it up
to two genre categories Rock and Pop, both containing the same tracks (same
content, that is, as long as you don't use "Rock" or "Pop" only for some
tracks). I'm pretty sure that 5.X kept the "Rock/Pop" genre in one piece.
I'm not too hung up about this as I don't really use genres much at present.

Cheers,

James

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Subject: [slim] genre listing suggestion

This could be in the update in which will happen tonight, since the server
is freshly installed but if not...

some of the files I have, have multiple genre listings separated by commas.
Was wondering if the "browse by genre" listings could be a little smart and
show those items as well. I.E. If I wanted to make an 80s playlist and go
to the 80s genre folder, it would also include mp3s that have the genre
"post punk,80s", "synthpop,80s", "hard rock,80s" and so forth.

thanks,

--- Christine

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Marc Sherman
2005-03-30, 12:58
James Dunn wrote:
>
> AFIK this is a change from the behaviour of 5.X; I'm not sure if this
> is a bug or a feature. The only reason I say this is that "Rock/Pop"
> is a recognised genre type as far as I can tell but Slimserver now
> splits it up to two genre categories Rock and Pop, both containing
> the same tracks (same content, that is, as long as you don't use
> "Rock" or "Pop" only for some tracks). I'm pretty sure that 5.X kept
> the "Rock/Pop" genre in one piece. I'm not too hung up about this as
> I don't really use genres much at present.

5.x definitely behaved the same way -- I've been using this feature on
my collection all along with 5.4 and 5.4.1. The change in 6.0 might be
the default separator -- I think in 5.x it was ";" (at least that's the
separator I'm currently using), not "/".

- Marc