Old 2nd September 2009, 06:21   #1
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Request: A little Smart View Query Language love.

I just noticed with a "Simple Album View" with "Large Icon Album Art" selected in "Pane Options" you are able to sort the albums by Tracks, and these are actually the numbers of tracks in the ML for each album name. Winamp clearly already works out these numbers under the hood, so can we get access to them through the Query Language please?

If I recall correctly, the TRACKS variable in the Query Language currently refers to the total in the Track # ID3 tag (ie. 10 in "1/10"). This is much less useful for Smart View building than the above proposal.

Another thought I had was if your comparisons could contain more than one variable the query language itself would be exponentially more powerful. The current format is <field> <comparison> <value> but it would be better if your <value> could also be a "field" variable, such as "?FOLDER ends YEAR" and other cool ideas.

These would make my Winamp year. Thank you.
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Old 25th September 2010, 21:24   #2
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Old 1st February 2011, 03:13   #3
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I'd like to add that HASALBUMART would also be extremely useful for query building, especially where Simple Album Art view is concerned (no blank llamas!).

Request: A little SmartView Query Language love.
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agreed. altho, right now, they need to just fix it.

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Old 17th June 2013, 09:48   #5
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Me, too!

@osmosis:
Agreed to bump this
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Another thought I had was if your comparisons could contain more than one variable the query language itself would be exponentially more powerful. The current format is <field> <comparison> <value> but it would be better if your <value> could also be a "field" variable, such as "?FOLDER ends YEAR" and other cool ideas.
I also want to extend your suggestions that <field> could also be a string expression,
so that smart view will work with non-built-in-tags, too.
FLAC for example has a field named ORGANIZATION.
?(ORGANIZATION = "Touch Records") doesn't work,
as there is no variable (reference-address) assigned to this tag so far.
But creating query-variables for all possible and impossible tags/fields
won't be the real McCoy.
So how about this (using values)?
?('ORGANIZATION' = "Touch Records")

or, as function (using methods):
?(field("ORGANIZATION") = "Touch Records")

or, as attribute (using objects):
?(field.ORGANIZATION = "Touch Records")
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I'd like to add that HASALBUMART would also be extremely useful for query building, especially where Simple Album Art view is concerned (no blank llamas!).
INPLAYLIST would also be nice:
Check, if a file is in a playlist having this name.
Then, you could also compare playlists or play parts of them
P.S.: How about an XOR operator?

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