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Tab for sorting by date added & Custom Library Folder structure
pietz
post Oct 9 2012, 07:06
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good morning,

im currently trying to find a program to replace Songbird 1.9, which is kinda outdated but featured a few things that arent possible in the latest version. on the way i tried Helium Music Manager, which was pretty good at first but then messed up quite a few things. so now i want to try the most functional program were you can control everything manually and foobar sounded like the way to go.

Im looking for two things in foobar that i cant hep to find. i did search the forum and google for answers, but the answers in other threads dont lead me anywhere, so here i go and ask myself:

1. How can i add a Tab (like Artist/Title/Album/Duration) to the library that sorts my music by the date i added them to the library. this is something really basic and i believe many people want to arrange their music here and then, so they see their last added tracks on top. i read a few threads about "%added" and "date_added%", so i right-clicked the tab bar->columns->more and then created a custom column with the name: "Date Added" and the pattern: %added% (also tried %date_added%). this doesnt work and only gives me questionmarks in the specific column. another thread answer said something about going to library->search and then a few other steps, but i cant even click the "Search" button, since its grayed out.

2. the second big thing is the reason i stayed with songbird 1.9. i listen to a lot of electronic music and one day noticed that "Albums" are really irrelevant to me. thats why i like to keep my music library folder in a different structure: Library/Artist/Title.mp3. i did read something about "file operations" but maybe because im new to foobar, i just couldnt understand it. i want all the music that i add by hand to foobar to move to my library with my own folder structure. any solutions for this?

and if someone has a link for a guide to change the ui elements it would be highly appreciated too. once im used to how foobar works it might be great, but right now it comes with a lot of questions...

big thanks in advance
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pietz
post Oct 10 2012, 21:10
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ok things seem to work out smile.gif the "added" feature works as i wanted it to. i just made an autoplaylist for ALL and with the by clicking the tabs i can sort the music by artist, song or date added.

no i didnt mean the tree view you were referring to just a usual boring list wink.gif

i also got the file operations working it structured my folder just as i wanted it to! btw everything works incredibly fast and instant. the file operatios for my entire library didnt take 10sec. i was really impressed.

a few side question concerning my "adding new music" workflow. perfect would be just to drag and drop files into foobar and its added to my library. i then would run file operations and the music file itself would be moved to my custom folder structure. however drag and drop doesnt work . i then monitored a new folder that i called "Music In". i figured since this folder is now monitored whatever i copy into it will be added to my library, but it doesnt show up. did i do something wrong?
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