[split] Improved Classical Music Browsing
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This thread splits from a (historic) feature request here 275796 (thread)

The discussion of what I implemented continues here....

Thanks to Zag there is now a test build (for windows) of my initial work. It is here http://mirrors.kodi.tv/test-builds/win32...tRoles.exe See nightlies for builds that include this work.

It is difficult to catch users attention (all off living their lives), but it would be great if some of you could test this out and feedback.

The initial improvement is having Kodi process COMPOSER (TCOM), CONDUCTOR (TPE3) and ENSEMBLE tags and have them appear in the artists list. Then rather than list artists as a jumble of these roles you can list just composers, conductors or orchestras separately.

To see the new functionality you need to have approriately tagged music files and create some custom nodes. It is only a first step so don't expect too much, more to come.

Tagging: If not already set, add COMPOSER (TCOM), CONDUCTOR (TPE3) and Ensemble tags (some of these or all 3). These artists may also be included in the ARTIST or ALBUMARTIST tags, that is fine if they are but do use the same spelling. For example

Artist: Antonín Dvořák / Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Järvi
AlbumArtist: Antonín Dvořák
Composer: Antonín Dvořák
Conductor: Neeme Järvi
Ensemble: Scottish National Orchestra

Create some custom nodes, that is xml files as follows in the userdata/library/music folder
Code:
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<node order="6" type="folder">
    <label>Test Composers</label>
      <icon>DefaultMusicGenres.png</icon>
    <path>musicdb://genres/-1/?roleid=3</path>
</node>

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<node order="6" type="folder">
    <label>Test Conductors</label>
      <icon>DefaultMusicGenres.png</icon>
    <path>musicdb://genres/-1/?roleid=4</path>
</node>

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<node order="6" type="folder">
    <label>Test Orchestras</label>
      <icon>DefaultMusicGenres.png</icon>
    <path>musicdb://genres/-1/?roleid=5</path>
</node>

Brief instructions, but hopefully enough.
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[split] Improved Classical Music Browsing - by DaveBlake - 2015-09-17, 13:00
Improved Classical Music Browsing - by zag - 2015-09-17, 13:40


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