I open MediaMonkey. I click on the default "Music" icon under "Now Playing." This now permits MM to play ALL of my MUSIC. But wait... what's this? As I randomly play through my entire music collection, The Jerky Boys Vol 1 and 2, Henry Rollins spoken word shows, and my Mitch Hedberg are included in this, and now have to be skipped.nohitter151 wrote:Why?olivechicago wrote:
I too would like to see non-music and/or spoken word added as a type.
The "Type" field itself is really not useful for how you browse the library. What is useful for browsing are "Collections". You can create your own collections based on any criteria, including custom fields and genre. So for non-music and/or spoken word tracks, I would assume that you already have these tracks differentiated from the rest of your "regular music" somehow, whether that be with the use of a custom field or with a specific genre, eg. "Spoken Word", "Stand up comedy", etc.
So just create a new collection with Genre is "Spoken Word"; "Stand up comedy"; etc.
and edit your current music collection so that Genre "is not" "Spoken Word"; "Stand up comedy"; etc.
I sure think it would be useful to just eliminate such items from "Music" altogether, since it's not really music, just like items with their own types already, like Podcasts, Audibooks, and Videos, which are not music. Ironically, Classical Music, which is music and has its own type, can easily be separated from the fold, yet a spoken word type track needs special attention to keep it from getting lumped in with Rock, Rap, Jazz, House, etc.
I create a playlist for "Random 100." It contains 100 random tracks from my music collection. Only it also included spoken word, comedy shows, and other "non-music" "music" tracks. Now sure I can add additional rules to the playlist to exclude "non-music" items, but since this playlist contains no classical music automatically (since the type for classical is classical,) why can't we have the option to set the type for non-music tracks to "non-music" and just eliminate from the mix right from the start?