Old 18th August 2007, 18:08   #1
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Question About the Winamp Media Library

Hi guys,
My first time posting here so I hope I'm doing it in the right place! First off I'll start by saying I couldn't be happier with Winamp. I've been using it since the very beginning! I've been a DJ for over ten years now and couldn't imagine having to go back to using cd's at gigs! I've been using Wincue to search my music library of over 21,000 songs. The problem is Wincue is no longer supported. With the newer version 2 id3 tags coming out, Wincue no longer reads these tags right. So I downloaded the latest version of Winamp and it has a Media Library built right into it! It works great with only one problem. Is there anyway to limit the fields it pulls information from? I like to be able to search by year, genre, track, and artist. The comment field is useful too, you can use it to put other parameters for searching. I just don't like it using the album field. If there is a way to make this happen could somebody let me know.

Also maybe it would be useful to have a way to only search one field. Like a button to click for just the year. Then you could search by year and that's all you would get! You could make one for any field available.

Thanks for your time!
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Old 19th August 2007, 01:31   #2
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RE limiting ML fields:
Right click in right pane > Customize columns...
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Old 20th August 2007, 00:14   #3
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WOW! I didn't know that was even there! Now to figure out how to use it! Thanks for the help!
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Old 25th August 2007, 20:33   #4
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I tried using the "add smart view" in media library. It just adds more "views" or windows if you will to a already small window in media library. I was hoping there was a way to add other search parameters to the main window. I really like dynamic library's features but it is so buggy and unreliable, I can't trust it at a gig. Is there anyway to set media player up the same way dynamic library works? What would it cost me to have somebody do it!

Maybe somebody knows of a winamp plugin that would do the job better. Thanks for the help!
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Old 27th August 2007, 06:36   #5
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I tried using the "add smart view" in media library. It just adds more "views" or windows if you will to a already small window in media library. I was hoping there was a way to add other search parameters to the main window. I really like dynamic library's features but it is so buggy and unreliable, I can't trust it at a gig. Is there anyway to set media player up the same way dynamic library works? What would it cost me to have somebody do it!

Maybe somebody knows of a winamp plugin that would do the job better. Thanks for the help!
Buggy and unreliable? What version of Dynamic Library are you using?
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Old 28th August 2007, 22:49   #6
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Please don't take it the wrong way, I really like Dynamic library. But I haven't had good luck with it. I am running version 1.03. Like I said before I would be willing to pay a fare amount to have a search program that works well. I guess I didn't know you were still working on this project.
I will try it again and let you know the problems I am experiencing. Thank you very much for the help!

PS I should tell you that this is on a windows 2k box.
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Old 29th August 2007, 04:21   #7
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Please don't take it the wrong way, I really like Dynamic library. But I haven't had good luck with it. I am running version 1.03. Like I said before I would be willing to pay a fare amount to have a search program that works well. I guess I didn't know you were still working on this project.
I will try it again and let you know the problems I am experiencing. Thank you very much for the help!

PS I should tell you that this is on a windows 2k box.
1.03 is a really old version (although it's the only public release).

There is a beta project for a completely new version going on.
Contact me if you're interested.
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Old 30th August 2007, 01:55   #8
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You bet I am interested. I played with DL last night for about 4 hours and came up with a list of things I found to be the biggest troubles with DL. I can post them here or if you want me too, I can email them to you. Also do we need to move this post to a different area of the site so we don't break any rules? Just wondering. Again thanks for your help!


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Old 30th August 2007, 03:59   #9
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You bet I am interested. I played with DL last night for about 4 hours and came up with a list of things I found to be the biggest troubles with DL. I can post them here or if you want me too, I can email them to you. Also do we need to move this post to a different area of the site so we don't break any rules? Just wondering. Again thanks for your help!


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You can mail them to me, or join the beta group and post them there.
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