Discussion about the Official Wishlist

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Discussion about the Official Wishlist

Post by Morten » Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:53 pm

This thread will not be closed and is a compliment to The Official Wishlist.

Discuss and request threads concerning the features to be added to that list.

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- You MUST provide a link to a thread outlining the features in detail for it to get a place in the Official Wishlist. I will ignore all other requests which doesn't provide a link where the features have been OUTLINED. This is crucial so that the developers know what the people want.
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Post by Morten » Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:00 pm

First off, how should we sort the wishes into "Genres"?
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Post by Teknojnky » Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:49 pm

Here's a few catagories to start off, will add more as I think of them.

* General
* UI
* File Types / Tagging
* Portable / Sync support
* Scripting / Skinning / Plugin support
* Video support
* Media Library / UPNP Client/Server

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Post by nohitter151 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:26 pm

I think Teknojnky's list covers most of everything, but I think that Scripting, Syncing, and plugins should have their own category as they are all pretty distinct. Also "general" seems a little broad, so here's my modifications to the above list:

* UI
* File Types / Tagging
* Portable / Sync support
* Scripting
* Skinning
* Plugin support
* Video support
* Media Library / UPNP Client/Server
* Other
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Post by Onweerwolf » Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:59 am

Added 'Playlists' which deserves it's own category imo.

* UI
* File Types / Tagging
* Portable / Sync support
* Scripting
* Skinning
* Plugin support
* Video support
* Media Library / UPNP Client/Server
* Playlists
* Other
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Post by Morten » Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:01 pm

Give me a reason why Onweerwolf, because I can't seem to find a reson to do that.

Also, for a feature to be added to the list, give me a description and a link to the thread outlining that feature. We begin now!
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Post by nohitter151 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:16 pm

UI
A resizable properties window (to be better able to read long fields) - http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25511

Media Library
Multiple library (multiple database support) - http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4967

Skinning
1 - TTF font embedding - http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... 451#107887
2 - Ability to set 'Bold', 'Italic', or 'Underline' using a FontType= or TextType= qualifier in player.ini
3 - Ability to set square corners only for maximized state of main window, or complete stretching of title/bottom bars with no left/right areas on maximized state of theme
4 - Anti aliased borders/corners for main window
5 - Ability to embed NoAArtNew image
6 - Ability to show/hide elements based on certain events. Ex: Change a progress bar function (seek|volume) upon a button click.
7 - Ability to use Lock<edge>Distance, Lock<edge>Object on all player elements, including Custom fields and Ratings
8 - Transparency/anti aliasing for popup info panel
9 - Ability to add more information to popup info panel (all text masks available for players)
10 - Ability to add panels to info panel (rating panel, play status, etc.)
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Post by nynaevelan » Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:44 pm

Syncing

I would like the ability for MM to natively support syncing of a Zen Vision M with a plugin specifically for Zens rather then the generic plugin. I would like the ability to play my Zen within MM as discussed here and here and the ability to sync back from my Zen as Ipods are able to do.

Syncing/Playlists

I would also like the ability to use the send to feature to manually send 1 or more playlists to the device which has songs that are on previous playlists and not have the songs removed from the previous playlists as discussed here.

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Post by Onweerwolf » Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:58 pm

Morten wrote:Give me a reason why Onweerwolf, because I can't seem to find a reson to do that.

Also, for a feature to be added to the list, give me a description and a link to the thread outlining that feature. We begin now!
Playlists

* Autoplaylist: Condition = After/before XX-XX-XXXX - http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25008

* Random by artist - http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25508

* Limit tracks per artist - http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24730

* Referencing playlists with subplaylists - http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25020

* Additional condition and sorting options - http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=23743

* Now Playing list and Playlist Numbering - http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=540

* Sort by Album Artist in Advanced Search and Auto Playlists - http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=22530

* In Advanced Autoplaylists be able to link conditions or/not - http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25345

* Different views for every playlist - http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21680

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Some may overlap and some may even be possible already. I haven't researched everything. However it shows that there's definitely room for improvement in the playlist department and people do have a lot of wishes.
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Post by Morten » Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:22 pm

I will add topics as we speak. The categories are as follows;

User interface

Synchronizing with devices

File formats / Tagging

Library features

Scripting

Skinning

Plugins-support

Import/Export & Burn

Media library / UPnP-/ Server & Streaming

Playlist / Auto-DJ / Filters

Compatibility with other software and control-devices

Support for other types of media (Video, Pictures etc.)

Other

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They are sorted mostly after importancy.
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Post by Wargazm » Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:30 pm

I would love to have some sort of thin-client for streaming music over the web. So my library stays at home, but I can access it from anywhere. As I play music, playcounts get updated and I can rate and tag interactively with the thin client.

That would be the absolute best thing that could happen to mediamonkey, in my opinion.

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Post by Morten » Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:41 pm

Rules
- You MUST provide a link to a thread outlining the features in detail for it to get a place in the Official Wishlist. I will ignore all other requests which doesn't provide a link where the features have been OUTLINED. This is crucial so that the developers know what the people want.

Read these rules before answering to this post. Also, read the "How-to" in The Official Wishlist for guidance on how to add wishes to the wishlist.
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Post by Teknojnky » Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:49 pm

Morten wrote:I will add topics as we speak. The categories are as follows;

User interface

Synchronizing with devices

File formats / Tagging

Library features

Scripting

Skinning

Plugins-support

Import/Export & Burn

Media library / UPnP-/ Server & Streaming

Playlist / Auto-DJ / Filters

Compatibility with other software and control-devices

Support for other types of media (Video, Pictures etc.)

Other

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They are sorted mostly after (my personal expectations of) importancy.


Fixed for you.. :o

Mostly in jest... but do please consider that every persons personal priority list is/will be different.. 8)

and perhaps note as such within your sticky, that the order does not necessarily denote any implied or explicitly stated priority (unless a developer denotes a specific priority somewhere)... this is probably an obvious point, but I think its better to state up front rather than have folks come along and bicker about a particular order..

Personally, I agree with the general category order of priority, however I would put native video support in the top 1/3 rather than at the bottom... particularly with the proliferation of portable players with video support and no way to sync those via MM.

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Post by Morten » Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:53 pm

Support for Video-syncing will go under "Synchronizing with Devices". For MediaMonkey to sort and view videos, it will go under "Support for other types of media (Video, Pictures etc.)".

About importancy on features, could you explain a bit more what you mean? Thanks. :)
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