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Re: Just List Albums 2.1 - Updated 17/03/2013

by balconybar » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:46 pm

Hey there,
I may be a little late to this party but I've been looking for a script to give me a simple album list. I've installed Just List Albums and the standard options I see are Artist and Album, with a track number after that. How do I alter that to show simply Artist - Album - Date (of album release)?
Second question - is the report capable of being sorted by any category?
Apologies, I'm not a techie but I can update simple language, I'm sure this must be customisable to some extent.
Many thanks in advance,
G

Re: Just List Albums 2.1 - Updated 17/03/2013

by trixmoto » Tue May 26, 2015 2:57 am

The script doesn't pull out all albums in the system, it pulls out the albums of all of the tracks in the main window, or the tracks which are selected. So if you sort the tracks in the main window by the album order that you're interested in, the script should pick up the albums in that order.

Re: Just List Albums 2.1 - Updated 17/03/2013

by musicmafia » Mon May 25, 2015 4:39 pm

trixmoto wrote:I believe it just processes the tracks in order, so you can make sure you sort the tracks in the list prior to running the report, and they should be sorted in the same order.

With regards to resetting everything back to default, try re-installing the script again, that should do it.
trix, thanks for your reply. i re-installed the script and it is working again however i still can't make any sense of the order. when you say "sort the tracks in the list prior to running the report" where is the list in MM? i can't see any window that displays just a list of artists and albums in MM. am i supposed to create a playlist first? i am just opening MM to all my music and running the report to get the list of just artists/albums and there is a lot of stuff out of order in the txt list.

also, is there a way to get compilations to all display together alphabetically by album title?

sorry, i know newbs are a pain in the arse but i'm trying :)

Re: Just List Albums 2.1 - Updated 17/03/2013

by trixmoto » Mon May 25, 2015 3:38 pm

I believe it just processes the tracks in order, so you can make sure you sort the tracks in the list prior to running the report, and they should be sorted in the same order.

With regards to resetting everything back to default, try re-installing the script again, that should do it.

Re: Just List Albums 2.1 - Updated 17/03/2013

by musicmafia » Sun May 24, 2015 7:05 pm

i was reading through the thread and trying to figure some of this out and was playing with the different fields (album mask, compilation mask, etc). i deleted the info for album mask and now i cant get it to work. i typed in: <Artist> - <Album> (<Tot>/<Max>) which is what i thought was in there before. is there something else to type in to get back to the "default" that was there when i first used the report? sorry i dont know a lot about this stuff.

Re: Just List Albums 2.1 - Updated 17/03/2013

by musicmafia » Sun May 24, 2015 2:24 pm

PS Was also wondering how to do the list without the number of tracks afterward?

Not sure why my post above was marked as guest, I thought I was logged in... :-?

Re: Just List Albums 2.1 - Updated 17/03/2013

by Guest » Sat May 23, 2015 10:04 pm

hello trixmoto and everyone! i am a newb to MM and have been searching forever to find a way to export a list of artists and albums (without all the tracks). i was ecstatic to find JustListAlbums! i downloaded it and just exported my first list and have a couple questions. some artists/albums seem out of alphabetical order and compilations (various artists) seem to be peppered throughout the list. is there an easy way for an amateur like me to clean this up a bit? i'm not sure why some are out of place and was hoping to group all the comps together for easy reference. here's some sample from my list:

Bowery Electric - Vertigo, Disc 1 (5/3)
Bowery Electric - Vertigo, Disc 2 (11/6)
The Rolling Stones - In the Mix: Make Up For Ugly Old Geezers (24/12)
Bows - Big Wings (Single) (8/4)
Bows - Blush (26/13)
Various - Pebbles Vol. 4 (48/24)
Brazilian Girls - Brazilian Girls (24/12)
Brazilian Girls - New York City (22/11)
Brazilian Girls - Talk to La Bomb (24/12)
The Breeders - Pod (24/12)
Rod Stewart - Storyteller (51/17)
Brian Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks (24/12)
Various - Cool World (26/15)
Brian Eno - Desert Island Selection (21/11)
Brian Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets (20/10)
Various - Industrial Revolution (25/11)
Various - Industrial Revolution: Second Edition (30/12)
Brian Eno - Nerve Net (24/12)
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Strung Out in Heaven (26/13)
The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Songs from Lonely Avenue (13/13)
The Brian Setzer Orchestra - The Brian Setzer Orchestra (24/12)
The Brian Setzer Orchestra - The Dirty Boogie (26/13)
Brian Wilson - SMiLE (34/17)
Brick - The Best of Brick (24/12)
George Clinton - George Clinton's Family Series, Vol. 3: Plush Funk (24/12)
Soundtrack - Austin Powers (34/17)
The Brothers Johnson - Classics, Vol. 11 (30/15)
Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A. (24/12)
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run (16/8)
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (20/10)
Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle (14/7)
Bryan Ferry - Another Time, Another Place (20/10)
Bryan Ferry - Bête Noire - Australian Tour CD (26/13)
Bryan Ferry - Boys and Girls (18/9)
Bryan Ferry - Dylanesque (22/11)

Thanks for this great feature and all that you are doing for us music lovers :) MM

Re: Just List Albums 2.1 - Updated 17/03/2013

by jgsylvester » Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:10 pm

trixmoto wrote:Try typing the tab character into notepad (or any text editor) and then cut and paste it into the field - that should work.
It works beautifully. Thanks for the suggestion.
Joe

Re: Just List Albums 2.1 - Updated 17/03/2013

by trixmoto » Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:41 pm

Try typing the tab character into notepad (or any text editor) and then cut and paste it into the field - that should work.

Re: How to set and use TAB as delimiter in Just List Albums

by jgsylvester » Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:32 pm

My Album mask is <album>Delimiter<Tot> . I am currently using a "\" as the Delimiter. I wish to use a TAB. My problem is I do not know (yet) what symbol or characters to use as the TAB delimiter. If I use a keyboard TAB, that action just moves the cursor to the next mask box. When I open the resulting JustListAlbums.vbs text file in Excel, I have to indicate that the delimiter is "\". That works fine.

Re: How to set and use TAB as delimiter in Just List Albums

by rrfpacker » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:43 pm

jgsylvester wrote:
popsmike wrote:
jgsylvester wrote:I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to set the Delimiter in the Just List Albums script extension to TAB. If I enter a keyboard tab, in the Delimiter box, the cursor moves to the next box, wjhich seems logical. If I leave the Delimiter box blank (maybe it defaults to TAB ?), how do I use this "blank" delimiter in the other nasks?
The only one I can remember for a TAB shortcut is "ALT + 9" (Press and hold ALT then press numberpad 9), this will draw a small circle when you let go.
I believe this is the universal windows method but i could be wrong.
Thanks for the response. However, when I type ALT+9 in the mask and the Delimiter, the generated text file from Just List Albums inserts a "?" mark in the tab/delimiter position.

I don't do anything in the script, other than I've modified the mask to get what I want. I'm talking about importing into Excel after creating and saving a .txt file. Is that what you are talking about?

Re: How to set and use TAB as delimiter in Just List Albums

by jgsylvester » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:37 pm

rrfpacker wrote:
jgsylvester wrote:I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to set the Delimiter in the Just List Albums script extension to TAB. If I enter a keyboard tab, in the Delimiter box, the cursor moves to the next box, wjhich seems logical. If I leave the Delimiter box blank (maybe it defaults to TAB ?), how do I use this "blank" delimiter in the other nasks?
When I import the .txt file into Excel, Tab does indeed seem to be the default. I just change it to comma and it works like a charm.
Thanks for the response. How did you insert a tab into the Just List Albums album mask? When I inset a keyboard tab, it just goes to next mask box. Using ALT+9, the resulting text file has a "?" mark in the delimiter position.

Re: How to set and use TAB as delimiter in Just List Albums

by jgsylvester » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:32 pm

popsmike wrote:
jgsylvester wrote:I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to set the Delimiter in the Just List Albums script extension to TAB. If I enter a keyboard tab, in the Delimiter box, the cursor moves to the next box, wjhich seems logical. If I leave the Delimiter box blank (maybe it defaults to TAB ?), how do I use this "blank" delimiter in the other nasks?
The only one I can remember for a TAB shortcut is "ALT + 9" (Press and hold ALT then press numberpad 9), this will draw a small circle when you let go.
I believe this is the universal windows method but i could be wrong.
Thanks for the response. However, when I type ALT+9 in the mask and the Delimiter, the generated text file from Just List Albums inserts a "?" mark in the tab/delimiter position.

Re: How to set and use TAB as delimiter in Just List Albums

by rrfpacker » Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:05 pm

jgsylvester wrote:I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to set the Delimiter in the Just List Albums script extension to TAB. If I enter a keyboard tab, in the Delimiter box, the cursor moves to the next box, wjhich seems logical. If I leave the Delimiter box blank (maybe it defaults to TAB ?), how do I use this "blank" delimiter in the other nasks?
When I import the .txt file into Excel, Tab does indeed seem to be the default. I just change it to comma and it works like a charm.

Re: How to set and use TAB as delimiter in Just List Albums

by popsmike » Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:39 pm

jgsylvester wrote:I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to set the Delimiter in the Just List Albums script extension to TAB. If I enter a keyboard tab, in the Delimiter box, the cursor moves to the next box, wjhich seems logical. If I leave the Delimiter box blank (maybe it defaults to TAB ?), how do I use this "blank" delimiter in the other nasks?
The only one I can remember for a TAB shortcut is "ALT + 9" (Press and hold ALT then press numberpad 9), this will draw a small circle when you let go.
I believe this is the universal windows method but i could be wrong.

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