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SlimTim
2008-03-02, 17:17
I'm considering buying the Duet and have a fairly large MP3 collection (about 50,000 tracks). Browsing through such a large collection is not a good solution (using the remote).

I need good searching facilities. Can someone please consider the following and give me some feedback:
1) Search for sub strings like (example):
Want to find "Robbie Robertson - Somewhere Down The Crazy River"
but I can't remeber all that. I think it is
"Tom Robbinson - Crazy River". Browsing either artist or track won't give me access to the track. A search for tracks containing "Crazy River" would find it.

2) Is it support for folder structure as well as the ID3 tags? I mean can you browse the folder structure?

3) if search works, I guess it's search in the ID3 tags are supported. Is it possible to search the folder structure as well (file/folder names)?

4) Is it possible to download the users manual for the Squeezebox Duet? Reading it will always give me a good idea how the product works.

change: I found this thread: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=42338&highlight=duet+search
And it says that searching and browsing is as before. That's comforting. I would like to read about this in the documentation...

radish
2008-03-02, 18:40
The SBC has basically all the same search/browse options as the web interface or the regular remote on an SB.

1) Search can be by substring
2) You can browse artist/album/song/genre or music folder
3) You can't search by filename

The thread with screenshots in this forum has some shots of the search and browse interfaces.

peter
2008-03-02, 23:22
SlimTim wrote:
> I'm considering buying the Duet and have a fairly large MP3 collection
> (about 50,000 tracks). Browsing through such a large collection is not
> a good solution (using the remote).
>
> I need good searching facilities. Can someone please consider the
> following and give me some feedback:
> 1) Search for sub strings like (example):
> Want to find "Robbie Robertson - Somewhere Down The Crazy River"
> but I can't remeber all that. I think it is
> "Tom Robbinson - Crazy River". Browsing either artist or track won't
> give me access to the track. A search for tracks containing "Crazy
> River" would find it.
>

Yes.

> 2) Is it support for folder structure as well as the ID3 tags? I mean
> can you browse the folder structure?
>

Yes. It's what I use most of the time.

> 3) if search works, I guess it's search in the ID3 tags are supported.
> Is it possible to search the folder structure as well (file/folder
> names)?
>

I don't think so.

> 4) Is it possible to download the users manual for the Squeezebox Duet?
> Reading it will always give me a good idea how the product works.
>

When it's available it will be no doubt. But if you're unfamiliar with
SD products you better start by downloading Squeezecenter and
SoftSqueeze. The remote is just another interface to access
slimserver/squeezenetwork. There are also some videos on youtube.

Regards,
Peter