More Advanced Search/Autoplaylist Criteria

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More Advanced Search/Autoplaylist Criteria

Post by nynaevelan »

Hi:

The way the advanced autoplaylist and search criteria is now it is very limited. For instance, when searching using the classification fields there is no option for "is not" or "contains", also for the all the date fields to have the options of "is not", "contains" or "between". I would like to see the following added to the autoplaylist/search criteria:

1. The ability to have the is not and contains options added to the Classification fields
2. The Playlist field to be able to select the parent parent list and all children will be selected, rather than having to select all individual playlists
3. The Last Played field to be able to use the between, <= and >= features
4. I would like the search feature to also be modified so the user can specify a default search field, which MM would remember whenever you restart it.

If these features can be accessed via a script, I think they should also be available via the autoplaylist/search criteria. I hope you all would consider implementing some or all of these requests because in my opinion it would help to enhance MM. BTW, I am a Gold Lifetime owner.

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Re: More Advanced Search/Autoplaylist Criteria

Post by Bex »

I support this!
More features:
5. It would be nice to be able to search the Played Table and of course to specify specific dates in all date fields.
6. Some sort of limit function per field. E.g return max X tracks per Artist/Album Artist/Composer/Genre or whatever
7. Ability to independently specify AND/OR between selected fields. (The current "is/is not playlist" is a bit cumbersome.)
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Re: More Advanced Search/Autoplaylist Criteria

Post by MoDementia »

It certainly needs to be reviewed
Many times I have been missing an option or 2
Posting support; will add examples as I come across them

A way to Total values (Sum/Total() Group By) e.g.
Played # By Artist
Played # By Album Artist

Track Length By Album

< > => <= between =
For all custom fields, grouping, mood, occasion, tempo, quality (any other text fields that could possibly use numerical values)

Ability to select Table, Column and Set ID Column/Relation
[AdvCond3] DBField=ExtendedSearch.MaxPlayed DBFieldPerType=0 Condition=33 Value=10 IDName=ID IDRelation=Songs.ID
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Re: More Advanced Search/Autoplaylist Criteria

Post by nohitter151 »

The ability to sort tracks by only 'Date added' would be nice as well (as currently you can only sort by Date AND time added).

Would also like to see a way to limit the number of tracks that match certain criteria, ie:
Only allow X tracks per Artist
Only allow X tracks per Album
Only allow X tracks per Album Artist
Only allow X tracks with Rating: 4 stars
Only allow X tracks with Genre: 'Rock'

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Re: More Advanced Search/Autoplaylist Criteria

Post by MoDementia »

Ah bugger it, just let us add our own SQL statements or point to a custom node or create our own search critera (table,Column,IDColumn/IDRelationship) and conditions.

There will always be someone who will want an extra field, an extra condition etc

Just add some code to the OnFillTracks (or whatever it is for autoplaylists) to check if it is a gold version or not and either abort filling the maintracks window or not.
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Re: More Advanced Search/Autoplaylist Criteria

Post by hotsw4p »

I was trying to do a simple autoplaylist with the following

((Rating = Unknown) or (Rating >= 1.5 Stars)) and (Length (seconds) > 45s) but could not find a way to do it. Is this a limitation of the application or is there something i am not seeing ?
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Re: More Advanced Search/Autoplaylist Criteria

Post by rycher »

I would also love to see more advanced ways of specifying criteria. I particularly miss the possibility to specify AND/OR independently between criterion.

Or like MoDementia said, let us add SQL statements. For example, in autoplaylist, add a 3rd sheet. You would have Basic, Advanced, and SQL or Expert or whatever, where we could define SQL statements for more complex criteria.

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Re: More Advanced Search/Autoplaylist Criteria

Post by rlpowell »

I would really really like something like this; did it ever go anywhere?

-Robin
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Re: More Advanced Search/Autoplaylist Criteria

Post by rlpowell »

Problem solved, with bells on:

http://www.skytopia.com/software/megadj/ is an addon with complete control over playlist creation; yay!

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Re: More Advanced Search/Autoplaylist Criteria

Post by rlpowell »

The new Magic Nodes, http://solair.eunet.rs/~zvezdand/MagicNodes.htm, also works well for me for this.

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Re: More Advanced Search/Autoplaylist Criteria

Post by Peke »

Also create one Playlist with: ((Rating = Unknown) or (Rating >= 1.5 Stars))
and Second Playlist: "Playlist one" and Length (seconds) > 45s
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Re: More Advanced Search/Autoplaylist Criteria

Post by rlpowell »

Peke wrote:Also create one Playlist with: ((Rating = Unknown) or (Rating >= 1.5 Stars))
and Second Playlist: "Playlist one" and Length (seconds) > 45s
Yeah, that's actually the method I'm going with now; took me a while to find a post that suggested it. :)

"Playlist is not" is *especially* helpful for what I've been trying to do.

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