The new filters in MediaMonkey 3 work well. They let you define subsets of music that you would like to group together when browsing (not unlike separate databases). The only problem is that you have to right click on the Library node each time you want to see a new filter.
Filter Nodes creates main nodes with the same names as your filters. Simply click on these nodes and MediaMonkey willl activate that filter and show you the all tracks associated with it.
- you don't need to expand the node to then click on the "Artist" node
- because each view uses a different filter, it remembers your view settings.. so each of these nodes can have different columns set up!
Setting up Subnodes:
If one of your filters can be divided up into more categories, you can created subnodes off them by setting up another filter with a certain naming convention:
If you main node is named
Then you can create a subnode by naming another filterMy Music
(The important thing is to divide it with 2 consecutive hyphens)My Music -- subnode name
Using Keywords for assistance:
Filter Nodes also gives some assistance with certain keywords.
At the moment, these include "Albums" and "Non-Albums"
Extending on the example above, you could name a filter
(giving it the same criteria as My Music) and it would only show songs in which the Album Name is defined.My Music -- Albums
(the reason this has been included is because currently, it is complicated in MM3 to create a filter which does this)
The keyword "Non-Albums" doesn't restrict the tracks, it simply makes the "default" sort order Artist then Title.
(restricting the tracks to only songs without albums can be done by including the criteria within your filter;
Album is Unknown
Options (accessed through tools/options/"Filter Nodes Settings"):
- hide / unhide the Library
- auto expand playlist node on startup
- expand main filter nodes on startup
- alternative icons for now playing & library
- keyword assistance
Hope you all like the script.
- currently the trackbrowser doesn't work properly with "script created nodes" and the album art views - this bug has already been fixed and should affect upcoming MM releases
- in a future release, MM3 will support changing the view mode via script.. at which point a new release of Filter Nodes will remember view modes for each filter node.