v18 custom music nodes
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(2020-05-22, 01:22)unfaesed Wrote: Kodi already uses tag fields and rule/filter fields (could you not just add more to each list). It just means the list/s you scroll through with your remote is/are longer. Or do I not understand this?
There is a little more to it, but fundamentally yes adding yet another tag to be read and stored and a matching filter rule is not too hard. However some people feel that the selection lists of sort orders and filter rules are already too long for a 10ft GUI. Too much scrolling and the one you want always at the bottom.

But my comment was mostly because I want to do more to improve filtering than just add more fields and have ever longer lists. I want to make filtering more dynamic (the side balde filter is so slow if you have a larger library, and the smart playlists/custom nodes too fixed) and work across all levels of navigation - sources, genres, years, albums, artists, songs. DB side I have nailed, it is GUI that challenges.
(2020-05-22, 01:22)unfaesed Wrote: My object was to get away from bastardised tags (instead I'd just be exchanging one method for another).
Yeap, I would support that.

Basically what you want is to have Kodi process releasestatus/TXXX:MusicBrainz Album Status (eg. official, promotional, bootleg, pseudo-release) in both tag scanning and additional album info scraping. Since all my music is "official" it never crossed my mind that was useful data, and no one else has ever asked for it AKAIK. Fundamentally yes it could be added to v19, just feeling twitchy about those long selection lists.

Instead albums have styles, themes and moods (all scraped as additional info ) which I have yet to find a user that uses (doesn't mean that they don't of course). Another dirty approach (no core Kodi changes needed) would be to modify a Python album scraper (or even an xml one if you have the regexp skills) to scape the release status and stick it in "theme". But I am not suggesting that, just having an idle thought!!!
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Messages In This Thread
custom music nodes - by unfaesed - 2020-05-21, 09:14
RE: custom music nodes - by jjd-uk - 2020-05-21, 10:41
RE: custom music nodes - by black_eagle - 2020-05-21, 11:36
RE: custom music nodes - by jjd-uk - 2020-05-21, 11:47
RE: custom music nodes - by unfaesed - 2020-05-21, 15:06
RE: custom music nodes - by DaveBlake - 2020-05-21, 18:59
RE: custom music nodes - by unfaesed - 2020-05-22, 01:22
RE: custom music nodes - by DaveBlake - 2020-05-22, 09:13
RE: custom music nodes - by Karellen - 2020-05-22, 02:25
RE: custom music nodes - by unfaesed - 2020-05-23, 00:09
RE: custom music nodes - by black_eagle - 2020-06-03, 16:39
RE: custom music nodes - by scott967 - 2020-06-03, 18:04
RE: custom music nodes - by unfaesed - 2020-06-05, 03:51


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