Old 11th October 2007, 18:15   #1
jph6t
Major Dude
 
jph6t's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 756
Problems using SOME illegal characters in ML Search & Refine filters

The “Search” and “Refine”* filters within the Media Library (ML)
are NOT working for some illegal characters.


* Must be enabled via Preferences to be visible

Winamp's behavior is identical for me (as in which illegal characters work or don’t work) regardless if I'm using the “Search” or “Refine” filter.

The following illegal characters work:
  • *
  • |
  • /
  • "
  • <
  • >
The following illegal characters do NOT work:
  • ?
  • \
  • :
Note that ALL illegal characters seem to work when used via ML SmartView settings.

Can anyone confirm this behavior?
Is this a bug?


Note that I am using Winamp's current version ... v5.5
jph6t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th October 2007, 19:58   #2
jph6t
Major Dude
 
jph6t's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 756
Re: Problems using SOME illegal characters in ML Search & Refine filters

Quote:
Originally posted by jph6t
Can anyone confirm this behavior?
20+ views and no one can confirm or refute this behavior?
It's any easy test, just type one of the non-working characters in the ML's "Search" filter
jph6t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th October 2007, 20:16   #3
Sawg
Forum King
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 7,456
Send a message via ICQ to Sawg Send a message via AIM to Sawg Send a message via Yahoo to Sawg
? (at the beginning at least) is used to tell the box to use the query logic and not simple searching. Using a question mark as not the first character works fine.

Backslash works fine. (Use it all the time to search by directory). Backslash alone will return everything, as it should.

Colon works fine, searching for the colon alone returns everything (time is a search field)

So, can't reproduce any of them.

| Brought to you by ^V ^C | The one... the original... no seriously!
Sawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th October 2007, 20:46   #4
jph6t
Major Dude
 
jph6t's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 756
Quote:
Originally posted by Sawg
? (at the beginning at least) is used to tell the box to use the query logic and not simple searching. Using a question mark as not the first character works fine.
Ahh yes, I remember seeing that. Never use that functionality.
If I put a question mark in quotes in the "Search" filter ("?") I get the desired sub-set.
So agreed, all OK with the question mark {?}.
Quote:
Originally posted by Sawg
Backslash works fine. (Use it all the time to search by directory). Backslash alone will return everything, as it should.
Ahh, backslash tells the box to look at the physical files folder/path.
And if start typing the folder name after the slash I will get only files in that folder.
So agreed, all OK with the backslash {\}.
Quote:
Originally posted by Sawg
Colon works fine, searching for the colon alone returns everything (time is a search field)
Ahh, I didn't think of the colon in the time field.
Yes, that would explain why I get everything.
So agreed, all OK with the colon {:}.
Quote:
Originally posted by Sawg
So, can't reproduce any of them.
No bugs here. My bad.

Thank you Sawg for straightening out my confusion!
jph6t is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Winamp & Shoutcast Forums > Winamp > Winamp Technical Support

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump