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cwbowron
post Nov 15 2004, 23:23
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foo_playlist_tree is a very customizable media library, with support for hierarchical playlists as well as dynamic playlists. Dynamic playlists can be generated using the same syntax as foo_playlistgen_ex. It can operate in its own window or as a column_ui panel.

More information and downloads are available at:

http://www.bazquux.com/wiki/Foobar2000:Playlist_Tree

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post Dec 2 2004, 20:10
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Hey!, thanks a lot for this plugin and new build smile.gif

Just some suggestions:

- Custom background colours, selection, blabla options (like album list panel).
- I really like stroke idea: normal playlists + autoupdated customated trees. I know you said that you are not going to implement it, but hey, I try it anyway or maybe someone will like to implement it.

BTW, I like the idea of using icons smile.gif

Edit: Added 'colours' to first request smile.gif

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post Dec 2 2004, 20:30
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QUOTE (jkwarras @ Dec 2 2004, 02:10 PM)
Hey!, thanks a lot for this plugin and new build smile.gif

Just some suggestions:

- Custom background, selection, blabla options (like album list panel).
- I really like stroke idea: normal playlists + autoupdated customated trees. I know you said that you are not going to implement it, but hey, I try it anyway or maybe someone will like to implement it.

BTW, I like the idea of using icons smile.gif
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So how does the idea of autoupdated customized trees work? This is how I see it: You make a folder, but in addition to giving it a name you give it a criteria something like $if($strcmp($artist, "Johnny Cash"),1,0) and then all the files that have artist as johnny cash automagically show up under this?

Is this how you see it?


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post Dec 2 2004, 21:38
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QUOTE (jkwarras @ Dec 2 2004, 02:10 PM)
- I really like stroke idea: normal playlists + autoupdated customated trees. I know you said that you are not going to implement it, but hey, I try it anyway or maybe someone will like to implement it.

nice to hear that, and let's try to talk chris into implementing the feature, i think he's getting interested in it wink.gif

QUOTE (cwbowron @ Dec 2 2004, 09:30 PM)
So how does the idea of autoupdated customized trees work?  This is how I see it: You make a folder, but in addition to giving it a name you give it a criteria something like $if($strcmp($artist, "Johnny Cash"),1,0) and then all the files that have artist as johnny cash automagically show up under this?

Is this how you see it?
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not exactly, i thought that it would be usefull to implement this feature in exactly the same way it is implemented in album list panel. i.e. you create a folder, let's say 'live performances' and then in the properties for this folder you paste a formating string which specifies that files with the tag TYPE=live appear in this folder, and are automagically sorted into further folders and subfolders, according to one's liking (one of mine would be artist\date-album\tracktitle). so basically it boils down to putting the functionality of album list panel into playlist tree (panel?)

as you wrote this is perfectly achivable via the album list panel, but i'm sure people would find lots of ways to use these functionalities combined in one panel effectively, like sending files to the collection folders from within the same interface, instead of dragging them from explorer or playlist (seems much more convenient for me), or embeding an autoupdating folder within a collection folder. what do you think?

anyway, keep on the good work on playlist tree smile.gif


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post Dec 3 2004, 12:35
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QUOTE (stroke @ Dec 2 2004, 12:38 PM)
not exactly, i thought that it would be usefull to implement this feature in exactly the same way it is implemented in album list panel. i.e. you create a folder, let's say 'live performances' and then in the properties for this folder you paste a formating string which specifies that files with the tag TYPE=live appear in this folder, and are automagically sorted into further folders and subfolders, according to one's liking (one of mine would be artist\date-album\tracktitle). so basically it boils down to putting the functionality of album list panel into playlist tree (panel?)


I think this is the best option to have, to create custom folders and be able to specify formatting strings that apply to this folders and subfolders. For ex. a playlist tree could look like this:

+ by Artist
+ by Album
+ by Date
+ by Genre/Styles
+ by Moods
--+ Tempo
--+ Tunes
--+ Situation
+ by Rating
--+ No rating
--+ Favorites
--+ *****
--+ ****
--+ ***
--+ **
--+ *
+ My Top Songs
+ All time favorites

In my example all folders until 'My Top songs' are automaticaly (+ updated) sorted by a formatting string. But in the case of Mood (or rating) I woudl love the possibility to create different subfolders each one with his own formatting string (that fits under the mood definition but are a different tag). This is actually not possible with the album list panel or database explorer panel (with the last one, you can have different trees with a formatting string but that's it, you can't have subtrees with different fromatting strings calling different tags).

Last ones are custom folders that I woudl create for my top songs and all time favorites.

Hope this explanation makes sens and explains +- the use of such an implementation smile.gif

A suggestion (for the actual panel): Make option to disable displaying total time and MB at left side of the tree.

Edit: I'm sure someone is going to request it soon or later wink.gif Could you please think about updating the plugin for last version of columns ui (beta 4, apparently has changed something that breaks compatibility with panels for previous versions).

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Thanks for a very useful component.

QUOTE (jkwarras @ Dec 3 2004, 11:35 AM)
A suggestion (for the actual panel): Make option to disable displaying total time and MB at left side of the tree.
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I also would like to be able to hide the time and size stats. I presume there is not already some way to do this?

Also I would like the playlist tree to fill up the available space: currently there is a grey area a few pixels wide on the left hand side that doesn't seem to do anything. And I am also unsure of the purpose of the progress bar at the bottom of the panel.
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- cwbowron   foo_playlist_tree   Nov 15 2004, 23:23
- - foosion   QUOTE (cwbowron @ Nov 15 2004, 11:23 PM)If an...   Nov 16 2004, 01:30
- - cwbowron   I had not intended that the release I made be for ...   Nov 16 2004, 06:21
|- - NEMO7538   I would be very interested by such a plugin (once ...   Nov 16 2004, 07:00
|- - Sandman2012   QUOTE (NEMO7538 @ Nov 15 2004, 10:00 PM)Have ...   Nov 16 2004, 07:47
- - ssamadhi97   duplicate "http://" in the url. I just f...   Nov 16 2004, 07:54
|- - Sandman2012   QUOTE (ssamadhi97 @ Nov 15 2004, 10:54 PM)dup...   Nov 16 2004, 07:59
- - jkwarras   QUOTE (cwbowron @ Nov 15 2004, 02:23 PM)I...   Nov 16 2004, 12:00
- - upNorth   I think he actually wants to make a new playlist, ...   Nov 16 2004, 14:00
- - cwbowron   I've updated my program and made it availabe a...   Nov 17 2004, 20:13
|- - NEMO7538   QUOTE (cwbowron @ Nov 17 2004, 11:13 AM)... ...   Nov 17 2004, 20:38
|- - jkwarras   QUOTE (cwbowron @ Nov 17 2004, 11:13 AM)... I...   Nov 17 2004, 22:12
- - cwbowron   Ok, so i figured out today why no one could see di...   Nov 18 2004, 22:15
- - Killmaster   Looks like it needs a certain MSVCRTD.dll, is this...   Nov 18 2004, 23:34
- - cwbowron   I updated the zip file to include the missing dll.   Nov 19 2004, 01:54
- - cwbowron   I've updated the file at http://www.bowron.us/...   Nov 19 2004, 23:00
- - jkwarras   Hi, I've finally understood what your plugin ...   Nov 20 2004, 00:35
- - Killmaster   This might be going past the focus of this plugin,...   Nov 20 2004, 08:31
- - spase   i VERY MUCH like this component idea, expecially b...   Nov 23 2004, 08:21
- - cwbowron   I'm glad some people are starting to understan...   Nov 23 2004, 20:46
- - spase   ok i opened playlist tree, right clicked on the ...   Nov 24 2004, 06:27
- - spase   also, i tried to add 333 tracks to the tree and it...   Nov 24 2004, 06:35
- - spase   i think this "freezing" was it just taki...   Nov 24 2004, 06:56
|- - cwbowron   QUOTE (spase @ Nov 24 2004, 12:56 AM)i think ...   Nov 24 2004, 18:58
|- - NEMO7538   Can you make it a panel?   Nov 24 2004, 21:30
- - cwbowron   I added a kludged version of scrolling... if you a...   Nov 24 2004, 23:59
- - anza   The zip file seems to be broken.   Nov 25 2004, 00:04
|- - cwbowron   QUOTE (anza @ Nov 24 2004, 06:04 PM)The zip f...   Nov 25 2004, 06:18
- - pIv   To cwbowron 1. When I try drag to playlist_tree_w...   Nov 25 2004, 13:23
- - cwbowron   playlist tree now works as a ui extension which me...   Nov 26 2004, 07:36
|- - Sperber   QUOTE (cwbowron @ Nov 26 2004, 08:36 AM)playl...   Nov 26 2004, 09:18
- - jkwarras   Ohoh! Thanks   Nov 26 2004, 09:20
- - stroke   the panel version of playlist tree is a great idea...   Nov 26 2004, 19:05
|- - jkwarras   QUOTE (stroke @ Nov 26 2004, 10:05 AM)what do...   Nov 27 2004, 11:39
|- - cwbowron   QUOTE (stroke @ Nov 26 2004, 01:05 PM)the pan...   Nov 28 2004, 22:59
|- - cwbowron   QUOTE (cwbowron @ Nov 28 2004, 04:59 PM)I hav...   Nov 29 2004, 01:18
- - spase   i like stroke's idea. also i have come across...   Nov 27 2004, 08:36
- - spase   also, in creating a new item or renaming an old on...   Nov 27 2004, 08:44
- - spase   looks good... i'm not sure if its possible, b...   Nov 29 2004, 23:18
- - spase   oh and also, do your ".col" files have t...   Nov 29 2004, 23:18
- - spase   hmm i got this crash one time when renaming an ite...   Nov 29 2004, 23:28
- - spase   hmm it also seems in this newest version that i ca...   Nov 29 2004, 23:33
|- - cwbowron   QUOTE (spase @ Nov 29 2004, 05:33 PM)hmm it a...   Nov 30 2004, 01:22
- - cwbowron   I've added folder and music file icons to the ...   Dec 1 2004, 20:05
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