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  1. #1
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    Erlang's Custom Browse now defunct in

    latest LMS nightly builds.

    It's Genre-Album is my primary way of finding music in my 3300+ album music
    collection. The normal Genre option sorts by Artist. With a bazillion
    artists it's not practical to find anything browsing into Genre. Pondering
    options, I found out how to use Advanced Search to display the album's in a
    genre. I have to do a separate search for each genre, so it's cumbersome
    though it does work.

    But that lead me to think about the current Genre view. It shows a list of
    the genre's and then in each are shown all artists in that genre, sorted.
    This list has to be created by a database query. I know SQL would use
    "order by <artist>" to do this. How hard would it be to modify the query to
    "order by <album>"?

    Seems like it should be rather easy ... literally change a single query
    term. But WHERE is this query in the LMS code? And what is the syntax of
    the DB code or keywords to do this?

    Thoughts?

    Is there another option that does not require putting 3300+ little files in
    every folder of my music library?

    Guy


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    Senior Member dolodobendan's Avatar
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    I have no problems with Custom Browse in the latest LMS build (7.9.1 - 1522249619 @ Wed Mar 28 17:19:22 CEST 2018).
    Last edited by dolodobendan; 2018-04-04 at 05:59. Reason: LMS version
    QLMS 7.9.2@1.08 (digimaster) / QNAP 469L QTS 4.3.4

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    Erlang's Custom Browse now defunctin

    What's your server platform? I'm using a Raspberry Pi running pure
    Raspbian. And I thought I was using the latest nightly. Let me confirm. It
    is true that for my current 7.9.1.x build Custom Browse fails to load.
    There are a few posts on the Erlang thread where this is discussed. The
    solution for one poster was to downgrade to 7.9.0.x. When I was using
    max2play as my platform that worked for me. But I cannot downgrade on this
    pure Raspbian.

    This said, I'm still curious about my question ... how hard is it to modify
    the Genre query to order by Album rather than Artist.

    Thanks for your reply!

    Guy

    On Wed, Apr 4, 2018, 8:00 AM dolodobendan <
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    > I have no problems with Custom Browse in the latest LMS build (7.9.1 -
    > 1522249619 @ Wed Mar 28 17:19:22 CEST 2018).
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    This may or may not be of use. When you go into the library by Genre using the webUI the last option in the list of Artists is "All Albums" which then lists all albums in that Genre by the sort method specified from the selection button at the bottom left of the WebUI window.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gstalnaker View Post
    What's your server platform? I'm using a Raspberry Pi running pure
    Raspbian. And I thought I was using the latest nightly. Let me confirm. It
    is true that for my current 7.9.1.x build Custom Browse fails to load.
    There are a few posts on the Erlang thread where this is discussed. The
    solution for one poster was to downgrade to 7.9.0.x. When I was using
    max2play as my platform that worked for me. But I cannot downgrade on this
    pure Raspbian.
    I'm running LMS on a QNAP NAS. Sorry, but that's pretty much all I can contribute here. Maybe it's digimaster's installer that prevents me from experiencing the same problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by gstalnaker View Post
    This said, I'm still curious about my question ... how hard is it to modify
    the Genre query to order by Album rather than Artist.
    Pretty easy, I think. But it would effect all users. And I for example wouldn't want to have it sorted that way. You could try and edit the "Additional Browse Modes" plugin.
    Last edited by dolodobendan; 2018-04-04 at 13:39.
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    Erlang's Custom Browse now defunctin

    w3wilkes!! You rock! That will definitely do when using the WebUI.

    I just have to click on the Z item in the A..Z breakdown at the top of a
    multi-page artist list, and click on All Albums. I've never seen that
    before (because I've always used Custom Browse) so didn't know about it.

    It's silly I know, but this makes me happy. Much easier than the Advanced
    Search. May no work with the Android apps, but I'll check tonight.

    Thank you.

    Guy

    Guy Stalnaker
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    On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 11:01 AM, w3wilkes <
    w3wilkes.8f7mxb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

    >
    > This may or may not be of use. When you go into the library by Genre
    > using the webUI the last option in the list of Artists is "All Albums"
    > which then lists all albums in that Genre by the sort method specified
    > from the selection button at the bottom left of the WebUI window.
    >
    >
    >
    > Main system - Rock Solid with LMS 7.9.1 Nightly on WHS 2011 - 2 Duets
    > and Squeeseslave
    > Cabin system - Rock solid with LMS 7.9.1 Nightly on Win10 Pro - 1 RPi 3
    > Model B/Hifiberry DAC+ Pro/PiCorePlayer and Squeezeslave
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    > w3wilkes's Profile: http://forums.slimdevices.com/member.php?userid=22973
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    "All Albums" is there at the bottom of each Genre list on both Orange Squeeze and the Duet controller. The nice part about the Duet controller is you can scroll "up" from the top of a Genre list to the end which is the "All Albums" item. Can't speak for any other Android apps.
    Last edited by w3wilkes; 2018-04-04 at 16:19.
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    Erlang's Custom Browse now defunctin

    ​Confirmed with my app of choice Squeeze Ctrl on my LG V30 phone #happiness.

    Thanks again for your help. I won't bother Erlang or Michael over this as
    there is an easy workaround already implemented.

    Guy​
    ​​

    Guy Stalnaker
    jimmyg521 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

    On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 6:15 PM, w3wilkes <
    w3wilkes.8f870n (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

    >
    > "All Albums" is there at the bottom of each Genre list on both Orange
    > Squueze and the Duet controller. Can't speak for any other Android apps.
    >
    >
    >
    > Main system - Rock Solid with LMS 7.9.1 Nightly on WHS 2011 - 2 Duets
    > and Squeeseslave
    > Cabin system - Rock solid with LMS 7.9.1 Nightly on Win10 Pro - 1 RPi 3
    > Model B/Hifiberry DAC+ Pro/PiCorePlayer and Squeezeslave
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > w3wilkes's Profile: http://forums.slimdevices.com/member.php?userid=22973
    > View this thread: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=108905
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