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Re: adding a new "type"

by Erwin Hanzl » Mon May 11, 2020 4:06 am

@Martin Gay

Variant 1) You use a "CustomField" or the field "Occasion". These fields are also suitable for multiple entries (Addon: CustomFieldTagger) and can be used in the column browser.
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Variant 2)
create a folder using Windows-Explorer, for example "Musik_Heavy"
Close Windows-Explorer
Open MM
Include this new folder in Tools> Options> Library> FileMonitoring..Scan continuously.
Then "move" the desired music files into this folder.
I organized myself in this way and that is music that does not belong to my preferred taste (_MUSIK_ex).

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Re: adding a new "type"

by Martin Gay » Mon May 11, 2020 1:41 am

I also would like to be able to edit TYPE. I have quite a few Heavy music artist that I would like easily separate/classify from the rest of the music, but still keep the specific genre associated to each song.
Cheers
Martin

Re: adding a new "type"

by dtsig » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:26 pm

wouldn't it make more sense to use genre for that?

Re: adding a new "type"

by cowandgit » Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:37 pm

Well here is an odd thing. Before I subscribed to Gold, just after I got the program I was fiddling around with it to see how it worked and somehow got up a type called Classical Music, which was just what I wanted for that section of my collection. So after that, I wanted to add types for other sorts of music, such as Folk, Soundtracks, Rock &c &c and can't do it.

Now I know that I can go in and tag all the tracks and set up criteria to make track lists and collections and whatnot, but I use this to subdivide different genres of music. I have about over 20 subdivisions just of Classical music, so I don't want to have every genre defined in this way.

So, yet again, someone is asking you PLEASE MAKE TYPES AN EDITABLE FIELD. The functionality of this sort of thing is why I forked out a not inconsequential sum of money for this program, when everything else I want a program for I can get for free. It's so stupid that a single thing like this spoils what is otherwise by far and away the best music playing software I have found. Don't make me think I should have saved my money and stuck with iPlayer or some other rubbish player - help a sad old git out.

Re: adding a new "type"

by Kinsey » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:50 am

Another Gold license owner requesting that either "Movie" be added as a type or that custom types be added!
This seemingly simple feature has been requested for years and y'all can't be bothered to listen and implement?

Re: adding a new "type"

by MMFrLife » Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:57 pm

Lowlander wrote:I'd like Custom Rules more though. In my Library the different Types are in distinct folders so any ability to assign Type to files from a specific folder would enhance the experience of adding files to the Library.
Yes, rules to do it automatically by folder/path in the options where you set rules for the different types :)

Re: adding a new "type"

by Lowlander » Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:04 am

A few more default Types would be welcome. For example sync uses Type for destination, but now Movies doesn't have it's own Type so it shares it with Videos which can also mean home videos or any number of yet undefined video Types. I'd personally be happy with just the Movie Type being added and don't require other or custom Types.

I'd like Custom Rules more though. In my Library the different Types are in distinct folders so any ability to assign Type to files from a specific folder would enhance the experience of adding files to the Library.

Re: adding a new "type"

by MMFrLife » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:15 pm

deremder wrote:You can't solve that only with custom types.
Yes you can. It's just a matter of preference/convenience/style/approach/etc.
deremder wrote:You'ld need to tag the files also when you use MM-types, but this way is more confortable cause you can change your "Type" in the list. Custom MM types do not make sense.
I actually prefer doing it the way you and nohitter151 above are saying, but preference alone doesn't make something not make sense. And, you can edit MM types
in the file list, both by using properties and in-line editing. I like the idea of having both and welcome new types but ulimately follow dtsigs feelings that there
is just too much else to work on.

btw, custom fields are also only an MM thing.

Re: adding a new "type"

by deremder » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:15 pm

You can't solve that only with custom types. Change a custom field into "Type", display the column in your file list and tag all the sommer/winter/spittet songs in this field.
Then open options and go to archive > archive tree (I hope the names are correct, I use the german version), enter your archives with a filter on your custom field "Type" with the string you entered.

You'ld need to tag the files also when you use MM-types, but this way is more confortable cause you can change your "Type" in the list. Custom MM types do not make sense.

Re: adding a new "type"

by MMFrLife » Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:26 pm

Yeah, that's cool, I'm all for it. I just meant in the sense of "don't expect them to show up in other environments".

Sorry to hear you've been ill. Bummer! Hope you're ok and will be back around. :)

Re: adding a new "type"

by jdw763 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:57 am

MMFrLife wrote:
jdw763 wrote:Type is definitely valid
Valid to what? What do you mean by this in practice?
I know it has been a while, but I've been ill.

Valid as a fixed categorisation criteria that isn't going to change during the lifetime of the object.

In practice, the only way to use Genre on it's own to distinguish different types, without losing the genre, would be to create additional qualified genres, such as "Rock Extracts", "Rock Ringtones", "Rock Sound Effects", then keep doing that for other genres as needed; "Blues Extracts", "Blues Ringtones", "Blues Sound Effects", etc.

Another example. Imagine a 22 minute Prog Rock track with a genre of Prog Rock, which actually comprises of six, or seven, different pieces. If you cut that track up, each piece is still has a genre of "Prog Rock", but it's ""type" is now an "extract/cut/sample/movement", or whatever is most appropriate as an all-encompassing categorisation. Like I said, similar with ringtones.

Notably missing from "types", for me, are "Ringtones", "Sound Effects" and "Extracts", or something similar.

Re: adding a new "type"

by justabloke » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:39 pm

Add 1 more to this feature request, and some idea of when it might be added would be nice too.

Re: adding a new "type"

by MMFrLife » Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:02 pm

jdw763 wrote:Type is definitely valid
Valid to what? What do you mean by this in practice?

Re: adding a new "type"

by jdw763 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:41 pm

Type is definitely valid in addition to Genre. For example, a ringtone, notification, or sound-effect type that has the same genre as the original piece that it was extracted from.

Re: A reconsideration of being able to create new "types"

by MMFrLife » Mon May 11, 2015 8:13 pm

I'm all for "new types", but these are metadata only. So, you would still have to write this info into a cross-program tag field if you wanted it to
show up in another program/player (if I understand what you're getting at?).

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