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    Feature Request: Make Disc Number a Selection Criterium

    This is not super-urgent but would still make for a nice addition IMHO.

    I made a change to iPeng that will make it show individual discs of multi-disc albums. What this means is: if you have set your server to group multi-disc albums together (if you don't, the discs are separate albums) then iPeng will show headers identifying disc 1 and disc 2.

    I can do this because the server knows the disc number and returns it when queried.

    Fine.

    What you can not do is filter based on the disc number. So I can't, for example, only request disc 1 or get a context menu only for disc 1.
    The bummer is that you also can't use it to selectively play. I know.... this is probably one of these cases where 50% of the people want one behavior and 50% want a different one but it would be nice if it was even possible to only play one of the two discs.
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    I requested this ability in the web UI many years ago, so that you could easily play a single disc from a multi-disc set.

    http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1941

    Wow. 10 years ago.

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    Don't see why 'treat multiple discs as multiple albums' isn't the consensus we probably end up with.
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    Feature Request: Make Disc Number a Selection Criterium

    Because then you clutter your album list with multiple instances of an album. Also, you might want an option to still easily play all. Which the API would still have by simply omitting the CD number.
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    OK, that would be nice as in JJZolx proposal. If 'treat multiple disc-sets as a single album' is set, atleast show the disc option when drilled down to the album in the left pane.
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    Feature Request: Make Disc Number aSelection Criterium

    > Because then you clutter your album list with multiple instances of an
    > album. Also, you might want an option to still easily play all. Which
    > the API would still have by simply omitting the CD number.


    Is this the main use-case: to be able to play a single disc out of a
    disc set? What else?

    TBH: I have no idea how complicated this could/would be. I first need to
    understand what you'd like to do.

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    Feature Request: Make Disc Number aSelection Criterium

    > What you can not do is filter based on the disc number. So I can't, for
    > example, only request disc 1 or get a context menu only for disc 1.


    Why would you need a single disc's context menu? There's one problem
    right now, and that's the fact that, well, if you enable the option to
    group discs together, there's only one disc object for them. I could
    imagine being able to eg. allow to play a single disc. But the context
    menu? I don't know what this could/should provide differently? Probably
    "play this disc only"?

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    Feature Request: Make Disc Number aSelection Criterium

    > http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1941
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    > Wow. 10 years ago.


    Heh... every now and then I love to fix one of those four or less digit
    bugs :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > Because then you clutter your album list with multiple instances of an
    > album. Also, you might want an option to still easily play all. Which
    > the API would still have by simply omitting the CD number.


    Is this the main use-case: to be able to play a single disc out of a
    disc set? What else?

    TBH: I have no idea how complicated this could/would be. I first need to
    understand what you'd like to do.

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    I would have thought that was the general idea. Useful for complete sets of Der Ring des Nibelungen, or complete beethoven symphonies, as well as big compilation box sets. Of course disc numbers don't always coincide with Acts or works within multi disc sets...

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    Senior Member pippin's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > Because then you clutter your album list with multiple instances of an
    > album. Also, you might want an option to still easily play all. Which
    > the API would still have by simply omitting the CD number.


    Is this the main use-case: to be able to play a single disc out of a
    disc set? What else?

    TBH: I have no idea how complicated this could/would be. I first need to
    understand what you'd like to do.

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    Michael
    It's not the main use case, it's probably the only use case
    The thing with the context menu is just a variety and some eye candy, right now the context menu always claims that you are looking at the last disc of the set which can of course be confusing but is just a detail.

    Some people also play albums through the context menu and that would alway still play the whole album without a change but then all the SqueezePlay menus don't know individual discs in multiple-disc sets anyway.

    I could live with just an extension to the "playlistcontrol" CLI command but that would mean only Apps like iPeng that have their own play logic (probably also OrangeSqueeze or SqueezeCtrl) can use it while the ones like yours or SqueezePad which completely rely on the menus will only know albums but then they don't have menus for the individual discs anyway because these are not in the menu system.
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