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luga00
2005-12-06, 04:00
As a new SB3 owner, I'm less than enamoured with the current method of browsing through swathes of contributing artists for all the reasons I've seen a hundred times on this forum.

I understand that the guys at Slim haven't had the time or the inclination to address this as it's probably well down on their list of priorities.

The 'ideal' for me would be for SS to 'not' show any contributing artists in the browse list but AlbumArtist only. But to include the contributing artists in any 'artist search' that I might do.

My question is 'Can this be done with a plug-in of some kind?'

I work for a large computer games company and obviously know a great many talented coders. I would get one of them to write a plug-in to do this and make it available to others wanting this feature but only if I know that it is feasible in the first place.

regards
Russ Shaw

enduser
2005-12-06, 04:16
As a new SB3 owner, I'm less than enamoured with the current method of browsing through swathes of contributing artists for all the reasons I've seen a hundred times on this forum.

I understand that the guys at Slim haven't had the time or the inclination to address this as it's probably well down on their list of priorities.

The 'ideal' for me would be for SS to 'not' show any contributing artists in the browse list but AlbumArtist only. But to include the contributing artists in any 'artist search' that I might do.

My question is 'Can this be done with a plug-in of some kind?'

I work for a large computer games company and obviously know a great many talented coders. I would get one of them to write a plug-in to do this and make it available to others wanting this feature but only if I know that it is feasible in the first place.

regards
Russ Shaw
Can you have someone write a nice web UI while they are at it? A really slick web interface would probably double sales.
It should not be a low priority. The default UI is a horribly poor design and likely scares away everyone except the diehards. It is freakishly like using some sort of text terminal app.

luga00
2005-12-06, 04:22
Well, it's a thought:)

Everyone here uses I-Tunes through our network but I know a lot of the young lads here (there are 250 of them) would be interested in the SB system so I'll probably try to get them interested first and who knows what that will lead them to write.

They all 'love' open source stuff obviously. It's in their blood :)

Russ