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Subject: RE: search a string
From: Linus G Larsson (lgl_at_leia.org)
Date: 2002-09-06


On Thu, 2002-09-05 at 17:39, John Wood wrote:
> I think an easier solution would be to simply search the current playlist by
> song name. That way you don't need a separate database (that will obviously
> become out of date, or the generation tool won't be available when you need
> it). The most useful parts of songs are usually in the filename and
> directory name.

If I understand correctly, that was what François was trying at first.
But it was too slow.

I had a suggestion a couple of months ago on an alternate "browser"
interface, more like the one on iPods. It would show you separate
entries for Albums, Playlists, Artists, Songs, Genres etc, which it
would get from an indexed database.

This way, users could choose to either just copy the files onto the
Jukebox, store them in directories of their choice, like it is right
now, or use a utility to copy them to the Jukebox and index the songs in
the database. All playlists would be reachable from both the
Playlists-menu and the Albums-menu, for instance.

François, I think it is a great idea with many possibilities, and I
suggest that you index filename, path and all id3-tags in the db. If
noone else will write such an interface, I will (eventually).

Regards,
Linus



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