Old 14th January 2008, 22:01   #1
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'recently added' = last updated

Just wondering if anyone else thinks that the 'recently added' view should be just that. I've always found it a slight annoyance when a bunch of songs show up there simply because a ID3 tag was changed. It always seemed to me that an actual 'date added' field would be far more useful than a 'last updated' field. Perhaps it's just me.
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Old 21st January 2008, 02:45   #2
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I agree with you. Especially since I sync my Winamp to my iPod, I would like to see the recently added mp3s.

And when I update the ID3 tags, it confuses the database.

Hopefully we would be able to have that actual date added field.
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Old 22nd January 2008, 03:51   #3
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Ditto.
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Old 23rd January 2008, 20:29   #4
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I'd LOVE that function ..and i don't think its that hard to build in...or am i wrong??
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Old 16th July 2008, 06:21   #5
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Just adding my voice to this suggestion. It would really reduce a lot of annoyance because of a synced iPod or an edited mp3. Sometimes when I disconnect and reconnect my external HDD (which contains about 7000 mp3s), Winamp adds all those tracks to the 'Recently Added' list, which is clearly an annoyance (atleast to me).
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Old 12th January 2009, 16:45   #6
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*bump*

Any updates or work arounds for this.

Just recently joined the dark side and got an ipod. When I update my smart playlists it sees these files in the "recently added"
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Old 14th January 2009, 16:56   #7
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May be the developers could add a column to the library database which stands for 'time_added' and the functionality too.

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Old 14th January 2009, 22:08   #8
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Old 1st April 2009, 14:51   #9
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Yes I agree as well.
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Old 2nd April 2009, 15:30   #10
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Yep, got my vote.
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Old 9th January 2010, 00:28   #12
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i just add a column with file time and fixes it for me. easy

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Old 1st April 2011, 15:56   #13
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I've always been frustrated with this, but found a "sort-of annoying, but works" way of doing this.
If you use a batch-editing / renaming program to set the mp3's modified date back to its created date, then it will appear in winamp as the date you downloaded/created the mp3s.


This is what I do (for recently added songs in the last 3 months):

Do a search in your music folder (in windows or whatever you use)

Search for all mp3's (or other music files) modified in the last 3 months

(Older version of winamp had that dropbox thing where you could drag the playlist into the dropbox, then from there into an external program, but winamp got rid of this... it was a little easier that way)

Drag the found files into a batch-editing / renaming program (I use "Flash Renamer")

Set the Date Modified to equal Date Created

Go back into winamp and select all files in the Recently Added playist

Rightclick>Read Metadata on selected items

Refresh Playlist

...It might sound a little painful, but it can be done in less than a minute when you know what you're doing and you only have to do it once in a while (unless you're constantly modifying other files)
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Old 1st April 2011, 16:00   #14
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One thing to note though.
This can't really work for ipods because you can't really adjust the dates of the actual files on the device.
And even still the files on the ipod's created date, would be the date you added it to the ipod, not your library...
Best way is to make a Recently Added static playlist (not smart playlist) that you just update with the smart list I mentioned in the post above
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Old 15th May 2012, 08:11   #15
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I came here specifically looking for a solution to this long-standing annoyance.

Is there any chance of getting this fixed? I'm desperate to see this feature implemented correctly.

It's such a pain losing track of the real order in which items were added to the Winamp Library.
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Old 15th May 2012, 11:36   #16
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I may be misunderstanding this but why not just adjust the view.
EG edit that view and delete "recently added" and add "filetime" before 3 months.
That gives me all the newly added songs from last 3 months.

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Old 17th September 2012, 07:55   #17
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I may be misunderstanding this but why not just adjust the view.
EG edit that view and delete "recently added" and add "filetime" before 3 months.
That gives me all the newly added songs from last 3 months.
"filetime" doesn't work as it should, it doesn't give the "Last known file date/time on disk". Whenever a tag is modified the "filetime" changes and becomes = "last updated".
This happens even when the tags are stored in the database not on the files themselves.

Is there a chance to see this fixed ?
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Old 7th December 2012, 15:50   #18
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Just wondering if anyone else thinks that the 'recently added' view should be just that. I've always found it a slight annoyance when a bunch of songs show up there simply because a ID3 tag was changed. It always seemed to me that an actual 'date added' field would be far more useful than a 'last updated' field. Perhaps it's just me.
Did anyone fixed it or found a solution yet?
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Old 7th December 2012, 15:54   #19
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nope and since it's been like it ever since the library was added in the 2.x days, it likely it's going to remain like this.

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Old 9th December 2012, 13:12   #20
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Well, that's disappointing.

Does anyone know of a plugin that does this, or if not, where I can learn how to write a plugin that will do this?
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Old 9th December 2012, 20:21   #21
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this is just how the library works as was put in place by members of the original dev team and a 3rd party plug-in basically cannot resolve it - it needs to be changed internally and i doubt it'll change in Winamp as things stand (i could be wrong but if it was going to have been changed then i would have thought it would have been done years ago).

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Old 4th January 2013, 12:46   #22
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no tags

I dont use tags so dont have that issue.

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check out the new beta to see a new implementation:

http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=261936

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Old 27th June 2013, 06:32   #24
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By pure chance I recently happened to take a look at the Winamp change history (just to see whether it was worth upgrading or not) and I was most surprised to see that this issue had been fixed.

This issue has been a major irritation for me for years, so just wanted to stop by to say thanks for the fix.
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Old 27th June 2013, 10:07   #25
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technically it wasn't an 'issue' but a wish, but it turned out that it was something we needed as part of the Cloud implementation and so was able to get (a fair amount of) time allocated to implement the changes needed at last. and it's always worth upgrading, is what all the cool kids do
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