Issues with Collections/Tree Nodes/Views

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Davo
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Re: Issues with Collections/Tree Nodes/Views

Post by Davo » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:58 pm

Hi Barry
I have a number of collections all defined by path. This mirrors my windows directory & folder structure.
The collections are:
Classical
Jazz
Rock/country
World
Blues

The problem is in the media Tree. The browser & views are OK.

If you're following my steps the first step should actually be 'open MM5'
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Ludek
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Re: Issues with Collections/Tree Nodes/Views

Post by Ludek » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:12 pm

I could replicate before the fix, but I can no longer replicate.

To understand, in steps 2&6:
select sub node 'Album' -- do you mean expanding the Collection > Album node ? Or what do you mean by select? Just selecting shows the albums in the grid, but not in the tree, you previsously already clarified that you expanded the node, that way I could replicate the issue before the fix.

In the sep 4:
Select Collection (Classical) to contract the tree -- just selecting the node does not contract the tree, you probably mean collapsing the node??

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Re: Issues with Collections/Tree Nodes/Views

Post by Davo » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:33 pm

Hi Ludek
Please excuse my poor terminology. I can see that 'select' is not a very useful term here.
I do mean expand or collapse the subnode I used the artist subnode this time.
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Re: Issues with Collections/Tree Nodes/Views

Post by Barry4679 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:49 am

Davo wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:58 pm
I have a number of collections all defined by path. This mirrors my windows directory & folder structure.
Hi David,

I created two collections just like yours ... ie. only based upon Path/FileName contains ...

I still can't recreate your problem.

Davo wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:58 pm
The problem is in the media Tree. The browser & views are OK.
It hard to understand what you mean by "in the media tree"

MM4 used to allow you to open a subnode, such as Album, and it would list all the albums in the Media Tree.

MM5 doesn't offer this ... ie. you cannot expand sub-nodes like Album in the media tree in MM5 ... so it is hard to understand what you mean by the fault being in the Media Tree.

A screen shot may help, and maybe a screen shot of your collection criteria definition, eg like this https://www.dropbox.com/s/hg1yzjjly90jg ... a.png?dl=0

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Re: Issues with Collections/Tree Nodes/Views

Post by Davo » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:32 am

Barry
MM5 provides a media tree via 'show all modes' script available in the 'sample scripts folder
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Re: Issues with Collections/Tree Nodes/Views

Post by Barry4679 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:13 am

Oh, I should have read the whole thread. :oops:
Maybe now that Ludek is reminded that you use this script, he will better understand what you are saying.

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Re: Issues with Collections/Tree Nodes/Views

Post by Ludek » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:16 am

Sure, I was using the script. That was the way I replicated the issue before the fix.
Now, after the fix I can't replicate anymore.
Taking a video would help here.

Davo: Could you try to install the latest build to another folder? Maybe a script file with the fix didn't get replaced for some reason?

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Re: Issues with Collections/Tree Nodes/Views

Post by Davo » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:41 am

Ludek
Problem solved - I Installed 2117 then (re)installed 'Show allNodes' mmip. So it possibly got uninstalled in a previous release or perhaps i need to install the script for each new release?
Thank you for your patience

David
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Re: Issues with Collections/Tree Nodes/Views

Post by Davo » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:59 pm

Genres
I have written before on this topic (May 2018) but no great response so i am having another shot at it.
......I cannot see why you have to impose your own set of genres. I only wan't to see the genres i actually use & i dont want them arbitrarily attached to your idea of what a Genre is. Genre is really a marketing definition & not a universally agreed standard.
The extension 'show all nodes' does not solve this problem.
I go to considerable trouble to tag my files so i do not appreciate it when the application arbitrarily decides to place my data in a category of it's own choosing. For example i have a genre - Western Swing. I regard it as country music with jazz influences so the files reside in my Rock/Country collection. MM5 however places it in the Sub-category - Jazz. There are numerous other examples like this.

If you must have your own genre categories then i would like the option to hide them & also not have my genres associated with them. It adds an unnecessary level in the media tree & creates confused classifications.
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Re: Issues with Collections/Tree Nodes/Views

Post by Ludek » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:16 am

Hi, this has been already fixed by changing the default https://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=15007

So just switch from 'Genre Categories' to 'Genres' (that is the default now): https://www.dropbox.com/s/sbdafpkxw9p3m ... 2.png?dl=0

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Re: Issues with Collections/Tree Nodes/Views

Post by Davo » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:36 pm

Hi
Doesn't seem fixed in the media tree. I switched to Genres as you suggested but the sub categories in the tree are still there.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/78gr55ts0hrqp ... e.JPG?dl=0

The extra levels in the tree ie, All Genres; Electronic; Classical are redundant from my point of view. In fact your category 'Electronic' is empty & Classical is missing one genre 'Classical Avant-Garde which is present in the 'All Genres' you can see how confused this has become.

I would like the Genre node to function the same as the other nodes eg Artist, Album none of which have sub categories, you simply expand the node to see the list of items relevant to the Collection
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