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PL search - options, speeding up the search
juglesh
post Dec 25 2003, 17:13
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i think it would be cool if the search box had an option to use the letters you type in by sequence. uh, how do i say this, well, if you type
"ween" you'll get:

afghan whigs - big top halloween - here comes jesus
Cure - Misc - In Between Days
Dirt Surfers - misc - My Weenie Dog Has a Goiter
Gas Huffer - Misc - Mr Inbetween
among many others.

with the group, Ween, down at the bottom of the list.

I would like an option that when you type 'w' you'll get the first entry starting with w in your pl . so, for me, typing 'w' would bring me to Wall of Voodoo. ok, then i type 'a' (so my search box now says 'wa') and the list wouldnt change, but i then type 'r' which would bring me to the group War. if i typed another 'r' (now says 'warr') the group Warrant would come up (no i dont really have any warrant in my list laugh.gif )

actually, i think this could be a separate thing from the pl search. this functionality would be nice to have as a toolbar on the main interface. there should be a hotkey that would put your cursor into this toolbar, then you'd start typing.

this would be really helpful in large pl's, when you want to get to a certain artist quickly.

speaking of quickly, is there anything that speeds up the current pl search? maybe its just my old puter (celery500) takes a few seconds to start bringing up results. i have it set to search filename (my files are named napster style,
a - a - # - t) with no limit to results.


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JahFarit
post Dec 26 2003, 00:00
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It's seems you need this:
foo_playlistfind.
Yep? cool.gif


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juglesh
post Dec 26 2003, 04:37
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yep, that would probly work almost like i am suggesting, but i gots win98 sad.gif . no worky for me.


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JahFarit
post Dec 26 2003, 15:54
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Have you tried this?


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juglesh
post Dec 26 2003, 21:50
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copied that file into windows/sytem and windows/system32, rebooted after each, still no worky.


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post Dec 26 2003, 22:42
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Try to ask danZ what may be the reason, since the latest compile of this plugin is his


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greenirft
post Dec 26 2003, 23:10
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You could use foo_dbsearch to do your searching for you. In the "format" part just put the tags you want to search. So, if you are just searching for artists, put "%artist% %trackartist% %performer%" (no quotes and removing the other two if you don't use them). Then in Pattern you put what you are looking for. Then choose either "match all" or "exact" to find exactly who you want.

It's not quite exactly what you want, but it is close and works well. I have no idea if db_search works on 98.
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post Dec 27 2003, 17:24
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QUOTE (JahFarit @ Dec 26 2003, 01:42 PM)
Try to ask danZ what may be the reason, since the latest compile of this plugin is his

I simply grabbed the source from the original author who has apparently abandoned his foobar component development. I compiled the code for the lastest SDK and made the few minor changes for that to happen. I've done no other work to it and don't really plan to support it other then to compile it. AFAIK the component never worked on Win98. The source is available it someone else wants to assume ownership.
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