2220 - Location node has lost a MM4 capability

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2220 - Location node has lost a MM4 capability

Post by Barry4679 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:55 am

There is something missing re View flexibility in MM5 Locations sub-node.

In MM4 I used to be able achieve a nice cover-flow like display like this, using the Show Art view mode.
ie. a grid of album covers for the location, sequenced by AlbumArtist>Album ... I often use a display like this, to browse albums when deciding what to play.

I can achieve this OK in MM5 for a collection, using the Album sub-node.
But in MM5, I can't do it any more, for a Location.

What I can I can get to in MM5, is OK for navigating, but is no good for browsing ... I can only get this, ie. a hierarchical display, where the albums are hidden within Artist nodes

Or by using the Manage View facility, I can get this, which is useless because album art is replicated for each track on the album.

It would be good if the Locations node grew another Grid view for albums,

Or the Manage Views facility grew a GroupBy option, so that I could define Views which displayed at the album level, rather than at the track level.

Ludek
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Re: 2220 - Location node has lost a MM4 capability

Post by Ludek » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:57 am

I see, you are probably searching for "Grid (by Album)" view, added as https://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=16266

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