Old 7th November 2003, 12:12   #1
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Advanced Genre Search

I noticed its possible to search for genre in the media library.

When I searh for the "rock" genre, I wish results like: "Rock'n Roll Band" (Mano Negra) and "Rocky Raccoon" (Beatles) won't show up. Can this be fixed?

Also, it would be nice to search multiple genres. For example "rock+blues+folk".
Maybe a genre/mood player button is an option?
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Old 7th November 2003, 20:03   #2
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query:(genre==rock) | (genre==blues) | (genre==folk)
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Old 16th December 2003, 23:49   #3
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A bit late, but thanks Sawg!

I've been fiddling around with the queries, and thought it would be helpfull for others to take notice.

OK, the results;
query:year>=1980&year<=1989
(80's Decade)

query:year==1968|year==1969&genre!=rock&length>=5:00
(Year is 1968 or 1969 and is not rock and duration is more than 5 minutes)

query:length>=10:00&length<=20:00
(Songs between 10 and 20 minutes)

query:rating>=4
(Rated 4 or 5 stars)

query: playcount>=1
(Played more than once)

I personaly find the query-function very usefull. Allthough the media library is quitte powerfull, there's still too much to be desired. I guess not all winamp users have basic programmer skills. Some buttons will solve that. Put it instead of the playlists, they've been outdated before winamp 5.1 is released.
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Old 17th December 2003, 00:03   #4
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Ouch, I've found out that "Add new view..." in "Local Media" does exactly what I want!
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Old 10th June 2008, 02:17   #5
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There needs to be an option to give each filter pane its own separate simple search input. Then you could enter text to search for in genre (so entering "Metal" will give you all metal genres, ie "Metal", "Power Metal", "Death Metal" etc), and then use the main search box (or another pane's simple search box) to find results within the "Metal" genres. Users shouldn't be required to enter scary == and | symbols to do advanced searches.

Either that, or have a button to "lock" a filter pane, so it is not overwritten when the search box is changed. That way you could enter "Metal" in the search box, then select all the genres in the genre filter, lock the pane, and then use search box. But the first idea is much simpler and neater.
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Old 10th June 2008, 03:37   #6
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>media library
>local media
>options
>check "display 'refine' search field in album views"

I think that may do what you're looking for Antaeras.
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Old 17th June 2008, 00:31   #7
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Originally posted by cybermarz
Ouch, I've found out that "Add new view..." in "Local Media" does exactly what I want!
Yes. Winamp has already this feature. I think in this case the "Add new view..." is the simplest and best solution.

Tip: you can type simply "?" instead of "query".
ex)
?rating>=4
?albumartist HAS "dave brubeck"

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Old 10th July 2008, 00:36   #8
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Thanks bradmatic

Thanks bradmatic, yep that's it
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