Album Collections 0.5 - Updated 5/19/2012

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Re: Album Collections 0.5 - Updated 5/19/2012

by disassembledmind » Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:58 pm

I do have a backup copy of my old database. I tried using that addon before I made my original post, but it didn't seem to do anything. I decided to try it again when I saw you mention it Eyal, but I can't tell if it's working or not. The only option I checked was to import collections. It's been running for almost 24 hours now, and the only indication from MediaMonkey that it's doing anything is a message saying "importing filters and views". I'm going to let it keep going for a little while longer, but what I'm afraid of is it will only import collections produced by the program itself, and not those produced using an addon.

P.S. My old database is 423 MB (not sure if that's big or small).

Re: Album Collections 0.5 - Updated 5/19/2012

by Eyal » Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:54 am

True, Album Collections data is strored in main database (MM.DB).

I think this script can help you restore the data:
provided that you still have your old MM.DB somewhere as a backup.

Re: Album Collections 0.5 - Updated 5/19/2012

by popsmike » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:33 pm

I don't use this any more but from what I remember the Data is stored inside of the MM Database so you will need to get it from there somehow.


Further from that I can't help much more sorry.

Exporting Addon Database...

by disassembledmind » Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:58 pm

I realize development on this addon seems to have ended, and the thread is all but dead, but hopefully someone seeing this can answer a general question. I'm setting up a new computer and have decided to set up MediaMonkey without using of my old database or past configurations. The one exception I was hoping to be able to make was with this addon, which I have put a lot of work into tweaking to my liking. So what I was wondering was if it was possible to export the data from just one addon, like this one, to a new set-up of MediaMonkey (and if so, how). Thanks in advance for any help.

Re: Album Collections 0.5 - Updated 5/19/2012

by disassembledmind » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:44 pm

Hey AngrySpade,

I'm not sure if you still read this board, but I wanted to say thanks for this script. It's definitely one of my favorites. Most other scripts I use help me do something with what I already have, like find lyrics to a song in my library, or find cover art for one of my movies. For me this script is the main object (for lack of a better word), and the albums enhance IT. It's a blast to play with and create new collections. If you still tinker around with the script, I would love to see an option added to display by year, or even better would be to remove the rules that prevent you from numbering however you'd like. I'm currently creating collections for the Grammy Awards by category, and it would be nice to have the year the album won in the display. Because the release year and the year of the award won't usually be the same there would have to be a way to manually enter a year. Just an idea if you ever have the time. Thanks once again for creating such an awesome script and sharing with everyone.

Re: Album Collections 0.5 - Updated 5/19/2012

by Davo » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:10 pm

This a great program - thanks AngrySpade. Not sure if it's possible but i would like use the Album Collections with Auto DJ.

Re: Album Collections 0.5 - Updated 5/19/2012

by AngrySpade » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:53 pm

Thanks man...

I'm trying to put together a list of bugs/features that I should work on next time I attack this thing...
Let me know if there is anything I should add...

I realize the things I don't use so often are a bit buggy.

Move Up/Down with Grouping Enabled throws error
Deleting an album from a collection when album is selected (of course it has to be) throws error
Move Up/Down is a bit buggy and should probably understand gaps
Move album into position shouldn't be smart
Send To Album Collection can only handle one album
Placeholder add to bottom is broken

Reload Album Collection display after using Send To

Re: Album Collections 0.5 - Updated 5/19/2012

by Eyal » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:07 am

I just want to thank you for this update. I love that it saves previous Send To locations.
Now it's so easier to use.

Eyal :~)

Re: Album Collections 0.5 - Updated 5/19/2012

by Eyal » Sun May 20, 2012 10:08 am

Great! Thanks so much!

downloading the update now.


Re: Album Collections 0.5

by AngrySpade » Sat May 19, 2012 5:37 pm

Since MediaMonkey 4 finally fixed iPod support. I've found a new love for using it again.
I'm glad to hear that at least one person uses this, I still do, and a "Send To" menu was something I needed as well.

Send To Menu w/ History

**Improvements & Bugfixes**
Uses database album order instead of counter (this allows you to better spot/fix gaps & overlaps)
Selects first matching AlbumID when using "Find More from same Album Collection"
Better updating of Tree Node Context Menus
Rename AlbumCollection bug

Re: Album Collections 0.4.5

by AngrySpade » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:56 am

Hey man,

Sorry I've been MIA. Glad to hear at least someone still enjoys it.
I've been rather busy programming for my working life...

I have a few changes that are unreleased as of now, I'll take a look into your requests over the next week and see what I can do.


Re: Album Collections 0.4.5

by Eyal » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:12 pm

Hi AngrySpade,

I'm still very enjoying this (very well done) script, and would like to thank you for this.

Two questions:

1) Do you think it's possible to have the collection folder name(s) written into a custom field? It would be easier to know if any track is part of a collection or not. Often I forget to drag it to the Album Collection node, afterwards the fastest way I found is to check with [Find More From Same -> Album Collection] if it's already included or not in a collection. Tedious task with many involved tracks.

2) Related to first question, would it be difficult to program the ability to [Send To -> Collection folder name] tracks, similarly to [Send To -> Playlist name]? It would be incredibly easier to manage the collections this way.

Thank you!

Eyal :~)

Re: Album Collections 0.4.5

by -SuperFunk- » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:26 pm

WOW this script came just in time.
It's excellent!

Re: Album Collections 0.4.5

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.

Re: Album Collections 0.4.5

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

Option: Display Album Collection Total

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