Album Collections 0.5 - Updated 5/19/2012

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AngrySpade
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Album Collections 0.5 - Updated 5/19/2012

Post by AngrySpade » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:45 am

Release: 0.5 - http://www.mediafire.com/file/codo03461 ... n-0.5.mmip

Something that I've always wanted in Media Monkey was a way to organize collections of albums.
I used to do this using Playlists, but they always got messy.

So I spent a few weekends and I wrote this script, Album Collections.
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With it, you can create an "Album Collection" and populate it by dragging songs to it.
An entry is created in the Album Collection for each album in the set of songs dropped.

Album Collections can be organized into folders.
Folder Path Examples
  • [Empty]
  • Folder
  • Folder/Sub Folder
Folders themselves are kind of finicky, as they need Collections inside them to exist.
But you can right click a folder to add an Album Collection underneath.

Each Album Collection has separate display, sorting, and grouping options.

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There is also the concept of Placeholders.
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You can manually add a Placeholder, either above or below an album.
Most importantly if an album in your library is deleted, it will be replaced with a Placeholder in your collection.
You can drag a single album to a Placeholder to replace it with that album.

Let me know if you have any suggestions, or find any bugs.
-Stan
Last edited by AngrySpade on Sat May 19, 2012 5:48 pm, edited 9 times in total.

Eyal
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Re: Album Collections 0.4 - Testers Needed

Post by Eyal » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:37 am

Good idea, seems more effective than the playlists to organize music.
Yes, I'm interested to test it.
Thanks :~)
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r0k
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Re: Album Collections 0.4 - Testers Needed

Post by r0k » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:39 am

Looks like a great idea.
I'd be glad to help test it. I don't have a lot of time to thouroughly do real testing, but i can report if it crashes something :wink:

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AngrySpade
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Re: Album Collections 0.4.2

Post by AngrySpade » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:05 pm

Thanks for the help.
I've released version 0.4.2

r0k
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Re: Album Collections 0.4.2

Post by r0k » Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:59 am

The link points to AlbumCollection 0.4.1.mmip

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Re: Album Collections 0.4.2

Post by AngrySpade » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:00 am

That has been fixed as well.

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Re: Album Collections 0.4.3.2

Post by AngrySpade » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:10 pm

I put up some fixes and some minor add-ons

***Improvements***
Updated app icon
Add AlbumCollection from right click on folder
Add AlbumCollection folder temporarily
Input AlbumCollection name on creation
Group by genre
Display group by counts
Replace Existing Node During Upgrade

***Bugfixes***
Track order sometimes displays incorrectly
De-activating display and disabling menus items that are appropriate when grouping by anything buy numeric size

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Re: Album Collections 0.4.4

Post by AngrySpade » Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:25 pm

I put up a few fixes and added some functionality

**Improvements**
Find others from Same Album Collection :D
Add Placeholder Top/Bottom

**Bugfix**
Disabled focus New Node on DragDrop operation to Placeholder or Album Collection

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Re: Album Collections 0.4.4.1

Post by AngrySpade » Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:39 pm

** Bugfix **
Context menu improperly hidden

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Re: Album Collections 0.4.4.1

Post by r0k » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:41 pm

Congratulations for the new release. It's really taking shape. :)

Maybe i misunderstood the use of Placeholders. I can't give them a name right now (or i missed the function). It might be interesting to rename them and sort them like real albums to keep track of albums that are not yet ripped.

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Re: Album Collections 0.4.4.1

Post by AngrySpade » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:33 am

You can't rename placeholders just yet, I wasn't sure if i should add such functionality.
I wasn't quite sure what I was looking for when I thought I needed them.

Let me see what I can come up with.

Any other ideas?

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Re: Album Collections 0.4.4.1

Post by Eyal » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:29 am

Hi AngrySpade, sorry about not replying sooner.

So far so good. I'm currently building a Collection, slowly but surely, because I do not have much time.

- What I noticed is that it does not allways refresh automatically when you drag tracks to the node (from some locations). So there's no feedback on whether the tracks have been added or not. To see the changes, I must select another node and then return to the current node.

- I'll be glad to activate an option for a popup that would tell me how many tracks / albums have been added to the collection node. It would avoid making the necessary checks.

Nevertheless, I like the script very much, you did a great job.

Thanx!

Eyal :~)
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AngrySpade
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Re: Album Collections 0.4.5

Post by AngrySpade » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:04 pm

Hey Eyal,

I had noticed some issues with when a collection is refreshed, I think I've taken care of that.
I also made it so it doesn't change the focus of your current node when you add something to a collection, (that started to bother me really quickly)

As far as displaying the number of items in a collection, i dont know why I didn't think of that sooner.

Thanks

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Re: Album Collections 0.4.5

Post by AngrySpade » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:06 pm

**Improvements**
Option: Display Album Collection Total

**Bugfix**
Refresh Child Nodes Logic
Album Group Fill Tracks By Genre
Album Group Fill Tracks Bug When Numbered Option is On
Find More From Same Album Collection ordering

**Removed Bugfix**
Find More From Same Album Collection Placement

**Code Improvement**
Cleanup of Menu Visibility Toggling

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Re: Album Collections 0.4.5

Post by AngrySpade » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:14 am

I found a bug with the function that specifies a position by number.
I fixed the bug, but I'm writing some code to isolate gaps & overlaps and help to resolve them. I figure it is something that will come in handy anyway.

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