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Postby kingdaddy » Tue May 10, 2005 10:51 am

W4ZOO wrote:If I was select "S" I would go to the page that has the first "S" in It.
Then I could have the option to still page back and forth as I can now.

Basic but it would be a big improvement.


I'm with you on this one, that's exactly what i want. I only have about 300 albums in my collection and I use thumbnails to select a song from a album in MUL (what other way is there), but find it very cumbersome to scroll through 26 pages to get to Porcupine Tree. i can't imagine how you guys with large collections must be getting around in MUL but this has got to change, it doesn’t even have circular browsing for crissakes. I understand about the text based view schemes, but I want to keep the thumbnails and still have the ability to jump to a certin page like my pronto remote. Thumbs just seem more natural and are easy to identify from a distance, i reconize all my music by image not reading, have always done it this way.

There definitely needs to be some major overhaul of the browsing features on MUL.

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Postby gregoryx » Tue May 10, 2005 6:10 pm

Pasted from above:

If I understand what you're asking, this can be done today - though with text-based view schemes, not with thumbnails.

The two methods I use most for searching for music are to browse my collection by alphabetical sort / artist / album and by genre / artist / album. Technically, both offer "track" as a last option, but I never use that. I only select albums to play.

Alphabetical starts with a list of A-B, C-D, E-F, etc. then the artists by name, then the albums by name.

Genre starts with a list of genres, then artists by name, then albums by name.

I also occaisionally use my "albums not listented to for 3+ months" as we as 6+, 9+, and "over a year".

I also use "albums added in the last two months".

The above all drop down into artist / album next.

Any of these trigger any ideas?

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Postby kingdaddy » Wed May 11, 2005 8:45 am

I think you missed the point about thumbnails.

I think some of us would like a simple Thumbnail view with a page or alphabetic list on the skin, so one could quickly select a page tab "S" and go right to that page. I really don’t like that you cannot modify any of the features of MUL, I find the Options button to be user un-friendly and would like some of those buttons to be on the skin where I want them.

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Postby gregoryx » Wed May 11, 2005 11:53 pm

Agree with that last statement 100%. I like the way the DVD Lobby buttons can be completely eliminated and replaced with my own - though I think they should be able to be called from MLServer.

I think your tabbed interface for thumbnails sounds interesting. Good thoughts.

Back to the point of this thread: it sure would be nice if Internet Radio got an overhaul! :roll:


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