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by dmcritchie
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Beta testing, bugs, and feature requests (MM5)
Topic: Genre category now less convenient to use
Replies: 27
Views: 2030

Re: Genre category now less convenient to use

dmcritchie -> Infinitive Subnodes are problematic OK, good. That's what I thought. and I try to find a way to prevent that So = [Years]->[Album]->[Artist] /x/ [Years] There is no point to open new sub views as it will introduce loop and/or no tracks listed Only thing I am not clear where to stop/li...
by dmcritchie
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: News and Other Stuff
Topic: Mediamonkey 5?
Replies: 84
Views: 67344

Re: Mediamonkey 5?

Well, I don't think anyone will convince anyone else as to whether the Ventis licensing approach and release/upgrade schedule is satisfactory. Some of us are happy with it, and clearly @mattiasNYC is not. IMHO, there is no right or wrong here. I've never yet found a business that can satisfy *all* i...
by dmcritchie
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Beta testing, bugs, and feature requests (MM5)
Topic: Genre category now less convenient to use
Replies: 27
Views: 2030

Re: Genre category now less convenient to use

Well, my problem - based on @peke's and @graves' feedback - is that I apparently don't quite understand how Pavle's proposal works. I thought Pavle's rules were: 1) Only selected tree nodes are shown as level 1 nodes in a collection. 2) Selected tree nodes link to the associated subnode (if not None...
by dmcritchie
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Beta testing, bugs, and feature requests (MM5)
Topic: Genre category now less convenient to use
Replies: 27
Views: 2030

Re: Genre category now less convenient to use

Hi Pavle, I think I get the idea from your examples, but with the tree nodes set as you have them, I don't see how you got: 1980s -> 1986-> A kind of Magic - Queen -> Queen I don't see how you got the last "Queen" in that list. But that aside, I can see a couple of potential problems with this appro...
by dmcritchie
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Beta testing, bugs, and feature requests (MM5)
Topic: Genre category now less convenient to use
Replies: 27
Views: 2030

Re: Genre category now less convenient to use

@peke, perhaps I misunderstand how your latest mockup would work, but would it not mean a significant reduction in the number of ways we could search, say, the Music collection? In your example for Composer->Genre->Artist, Genre appears to be deselected at the Node level so it can be used as a subno...
by dmcritchie
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Beta testing, bugs, and feature requests (MM5)
Topic: Genre category now less convenient to use
Replies: 27
Views: 2030

Re: Genre category now less convenient to use

thanks for the feedback, I re-opened https://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view ... 962#c52793 to add the Genre subnodes (like in MM4)
@ludek, I tried the new ShowAllNodes extension, and it works great! Thanks!

Dennis
by dmcritchie
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: News and Other Stuff
Topic: Mediamonkey 5?
Replies: 84
Views: 67344

Re: Mediamonkey 5?

If you think you might switch to different software in the next few years then a single version license is probably the correct choice for you. Yes, just so. I remember when I decided to purchase the lifetime license that I had decided to hitch my wagon to MM and not look back. I had looked at othe...
by dmcritchie
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Beta testing, bugs, and feature requests (MM5)
Topic: Genre category now less convenient to use
Replies: 27
Views: 2030

Re: Genre category now less convenient to use

I like @Barry4679's new suggestions. I especially liked suggestion 1 allowing for both media tree and main panel browsing (though I am not opposed to suggestion 2). Re his extension of @peke's mockup, I think it would be more useful than my suggestion. The downside: #1 facility to add nested levels ...
by dmcritchie
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Beta testing, bugs, and feature requests (MM5)
Topic: Genre category now less convenient to use
Replies: 27
Views: 2030

Re: Genre category now less convenient to use

Hi Pavle, If I understand it, it looks like your mock-up would meet many of my (and maybe @davo's) needs. The missing piece relates partly to genre. It would appear that most of the examples I have seen so far require at most a 2-level tree: Artist->Album, Album Artist->Album. @davo also suggested C...
by dmcritchie
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Beta testing, bugs, and feature requests (MM5)
Topic: List View is unfiltered
Replies: 11
Views: 915

Re: List View is unfiltered

new users will have new experience and old users will have easy transition. Makes sense to me. How about Presets during installations that would install several Compatibility plugins and UI settings to sort of make MM5 more look like MM4? I like that idea. If it helps prevent frustration when old u...
by dmcritchie
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Beta testing, bugs, and feature requests (MM5)
Topic: Genre category now less convenient to use
Replies: 27
Views: 2030

Re: Genre category now less convenient to use

Hi Pavle, I see your point but I am not sure how to fully approach it? Yes, it always seems to come down to the fact that we all have different collections and that we use them differently. I do have a few albums that are compilations and are listed under "Various"; but all of my classical and almos...
by dmcritchie
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Beta testing, bugs, and feature requests (MM5)
Topic: Poll: Media Tree Nodes with sub-nodes useful or not?
Replies: 20
Views: 4492

Re: Poll: Media Tree Nodes with sub-nodes useful or not?

the other name for keeping all the old ways of doing thing is "software bloat" isn't it? Actually, no it's not. As a software developer, I can tell you that the other names for "software bloat" are bad design and inefficient implementation. Backward-compatible features are customarily left in many ...
by dmcritchie
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Beta testing, bugs, and feature requests (MM5)
Topic: Poll: Media Tree Nodes with sub-nodes useful or not?
Replies: 20
Views: 4492

Re: Poll: Media Tree Nodes with sub-nodes useful or not?

Barry, I want to allocate most screen width to the data columns, and the Media Tree is just in the way once I have navigated. Speed scroll in the Media Tree's sub-nodes was OK, but generally there was too much scrolling through long long lists, and expanding, and then contracting, the Media Tree col...
by dmcritchie
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Beta testing, bugs, and feature requests (MM5)
Topic: List View is unfiltered
Replies: 11
Views: 915

Re: List View is unfiltered

Thanks Pavle. Well, re 14042, I prefer your suggestion of having MM4 compatibility features available as either advanced installation options, or (my previous suggestion) as a general MM4 compatibility option. I think Rusty's suggestion of improving the extensions dialog is a good one, but not as a ...
by dmcritchie
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Beta testing, bugs, and feature requests (MM5)
Topic: Genre category now less convenient to use
Replies: 27
Views: 2030

Re: Genre category now less convenient to use

And just to be more of a pest, I'll add this: the way I use MM, Album Artists are more important than Artists. Artists (for me) include secondary artists that I would not usually search under when looking for an album or track. Album Artists are who I mentally associate with the album. So if you do ...