View Full Version : Re: [slim] browse genre/artist in levels (enhancement?)

Simon Oosthoek
2005-01-09, 16:37
On Sun, Jan 09, 2005 at 02:28:12PM -0800, kdf wrote:
> Quoting Robin Bowes <robin-lists (AT) robinbowes (DOT) com>:
> > I'd actually find something like that useful too.
> >
> > Most of my music I have carefully ripped and tagged in .flac format, but
> > I also have a large repository of mp3s taken from a friend's iPod which
> > contins some interesting music but is of questionable quality (128kbps,
> > CBR, missing tags, wrongly spelled names, etc.). Additionally, I also
> > have a Classical repository and a "torrents" repository.
> >
> > Sometimes I'd like to just search *my* music, i.e. just the flac files.
> > I guess a "file type" filter or parameter would achieve the same result
> > in my case, but I can understand your requirement and can envisage
> > wanting the same sort of thing. I'm not sure what the solution would be,
> > though!
> it would seem entirely possible to provide a much more extensive search form in
> the future (after the db stuff matures). I think we'd still have to rely on
> some sort of information in the tagging. Having slimserver modify audio files
> has never been well recieved. However, marking tags in some way, we could
> easily search based on any terms you wanted to have in any supported searchable
> tag.

I was thinking more along the lines of adding multiple music folders to the
slimserver configuration, each with a certain level or group. (that would
mean an additional field per music folder and a new empty one every time you
add a new folder)

so this would be fairly trivial to add to the scanning code I (naively)
think ;-)

This way, no modifications to tags are necessary, since the information is
only in the configuration and the database with file-info (produced in the
scanning process)

Anyway, I'm not a developer, but I don't see much complication here ;-)