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#1 2008-02-26 08:22:23

downeast
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Registered: 2011-06-05
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Filter by Band

Since WMP seems to use the Band field as "Album Artist", one of its key sorts, it would be nice if we could use it in a filter.

I say "seems" because I have found Albums ripped by some version of WMP where the band field was left blank (any let WMP uses "Album Artist" to name the folder were is places the "Album" folder).  On the other hand if I change "Band" is MP3-Boss, the change is reflected in Windows Explorer and WMP as a change in "Album Artist".

Assuming WMP equates Band to "Album Artist", for WMP users, it's probably a more important filter than even the "Artist" field.

For now a simple work-around is to move to fields, for example putting Band first (on the left), and then selecting multiple fields and sorting a-z.

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#2 2008-02-27 05:28:32

mccaffjt
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Re: Filter by Band

I keep planning to create a "Filter-by-Form" view that would allow you to create complicated searches from any of the List View fields.  Just never get around to it!

Another option is to add a pop-up (enhance "Show Select Filters") to allow a few more fields.  There really isn't enough room on the List View screen to add "Band"...although I could easily add the ability to select "Band" INSTEAD OF "Artist" in the Filters.  Would that be useful?

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#3 2008-02-27 06:37:26

downeast
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Re: Filter by Band

INSTEAD OF would be great especially if there was a "Use Album Artist/Band" check box under "Show Selected Filters" that lets you switch.

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#4 2008-02-27 16:28:46

mccaffjt
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Re: Filter by Band

Good idea -- I'll take a look and see if I can find room.

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