Old 23rd October 2003, 19:53   #1
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media library/folder view

is there a plugin for winamp2 that would let me have a folder type view in winamp?

i don't like the media library because you can only sort by artist or album. my mp3s are sorted by artist and then album, and then i have soundtracks and stuff. since winamp sorts by ID3, songs without ID3 are all mixed when I sort by artist. Also, when I sort by artist songs from movie soundtracks are all separated since they have different artists. When I sort by album it separates bands albums from eachother, so instead of having Descendents album followed by Descendents album, I have to scroll down to the title of the album.

What I really am looking for is a media library that can sort by path/file name, so I don't have to have my music folder open at all times!
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Old 23rd October 2003, 20:35   #2
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i posted this already here
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....hreadid=153738
suport it !
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Old 23rd October 2003, 20:55   #3
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well, i've found that you can drag your music folder onto the minibrowser.... but is there a way to stop the minibrowser from looking up track info on the net? make it STAY on my folders?

EDIT: Nevermind, just tell winamp you dont have an internet connection! yay folder browser!
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Old 23rd October 2003, 23:48   #4
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Note: this method no longer works as from Winamp 5.22
(because the internal minibrowser api was removed and replaced by an external ml_nowplaying.dll) :-(

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Open the winamp.lks file (main Winamp dir) in Notepad.
Edit it to include the path to your music/media folders, eg.


Winamp Links File v1.0 DefBrowseLoc http://info2.winamp.com/winamp/WA.html?Alb=$b&Art=$a&Cid=winamp&Tid=$g&Track=$t Get information about $a
BrowseLoc http://www.winamp.com/ Winamp.com BrowseLoc http://www.shoutcast.com/mbradio.phtml?artist=$a&track=$t&version=$v&genre=$g&album=$b&full=$f Listen to SHOUTcast Radio! BrowseLoc http://www.winamp.com/winamp/support/doc/ Winamp Online Documentation BrowseLoc file://d:/music/ Music Folder EndFile


See where I've added:
BrowseLoc file://d:/music Music Folder

Follow this format, and any link you put in there
will be displayed in the "More" button menu in Library -> Now Playing

My example will be displayed as "Music Folder"


Works a treat.

Note, replace spaces in links with %20
eg.
C:/Documents and Settings/username/My Documents/My Videos
becomes:
C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Username/My%20Documents/My%20Videos/

To stop "now playing" changing to current track info,
select "not connected to internet" in General Prefs
(note, you'll need to change this back to use features which require it)



btw, you can also do this by just using:
Now Playing -> "More" button -> Open url

eg. type in
file://c:/music


Now, as an extra bonus, when you select "not connected to the internet" in Prefs, Winamp will now use the winampmb.htm file in the Winamp Folder, instead of connecting to the info.winamp.com version.
So, you can now also edit winampmb.htm with your favorite html editor, and as I'm sure you must realize, the possibilities here are virtually endless.


Re: plugins
Lookee here
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Old 24th October 2003, 07:14   #5
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why dont you just put all your media in a directory and use explorer? if you want to find something you could just search for it.
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Old 24th October 2003, 16:32   #6
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@ graig : yeah i know all the songs of my "goldies" directory by heart, and if i wanna hear them all i'll just typem em all o_O

*irony off*
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Old 24th October 2003, 16:45   #7
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@ dj egg :

thanks a lot for your explanation !
is it possible to set a folder as the page which is shown first when clicking "now playing" ?
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Old 24th October 2003, 18:03   #8
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Can I change the view to the details?
If I make this and go a folder forward and then back, then is the detail view gone away

o_0
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Old 24th October 2003, 18:09   #9
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Yeah, damn windows explorer bug, sad to say.
Bugs the hell out of me too
Something Microsoft needs to fix in Windows
(there might be a regfix/tweak somewhere)

Remember, "now playing" is just the old 2.x minibrowser window embedded in the library, and this is just a front-end for Windows/IE Explorer.

...something like that anyway


@ Ikarus7
Yes, change DefBrowseLoc value
(and make a backup of winamp.lks before & after, just incase it gets overwritten when you install winamp release updates, or if you accidentally click "update links", etc)
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Old 26th October 2003, 16:19   #10
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thx egg ...
but somehow i didnt get it, i changed all the values in and around DefBrowseLoc, but nothing but this here happened (besides a white screen which stayed) :

Discover Free Music
Download free music tracks from today's hottest bands.

Free Internet Radio
With Winamp Radio, you can listen to live, 100% free, Internet radio!

Winamp Skins
Using Winamp Skins, you can change the way your Winamp looks and feels. One click and it's yours!
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what was my mistake ?
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Old 26th October 2003, 16:29   #11
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You need to select "not connected to the internet" in Winamp Prefs -> General
Otherwise 'Now Playing' is hard-coded to connect to the info.winamp.com site
(you'll need to change this back afterwards if you want to use any features which require it, eg. internet tv/radio, cddb, tuid/now playing lookups)

I've left my DefBrowseLoc "as is" for now
and I've just added a few extra BrowseLoc entries
(one to each root of music and video dir's)
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Old 10th December 2003, 19:10   #12
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can you remove the "tasks" pane?

This is great, but is there a way to remove the tasks pane permenantly? I know it's possible to go to folder view options and turn it off completely (by selecting "Classic") but this is system wide. Can it be done to just the one music folder?
Thanks.
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