Author Topic: Show album art only when there are x tracks in the album  (Read 4991 times)

Nixander

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First i want to say that MB is the fucking best player i have ever used (and i tried many ;) ), and i have big respect for your delevelopent skills!

heres my wish/problem:

I love to see artwork + song information but I have many single tracks in my library . Therefore I have in the "album and tracks" view a really bad overview over my library  when i see 3 albums with only one song in every album. I would really like to see the the artwork only for albums wich contain for example 3 songs. It would be great if i could determine the minimum number of tracks until artwork is shown in the MB library (like in itunes 10).

For getting as much artwork as possible combined with much overview/information it would be also great if i would be able to make the artwork in the "album and tracks" view even smaller than its minimum size and even the space between 2 artists smaller (the red marked area: http://img405.imageshack.us/i/unbenannts.gif/ )

A lot of wishes :) Thank you


Sorry for my english

VX

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for both suggestions and especially  the first one.
There is no need to show an Artwork for an Album with one or two tracks only, but it should be optional.

Nixander

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Yes especially my first point would be a major improvement for the "album and tracks" view and i think a lot of people would appreciate this :)

Steven

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i've added a setting in the Artwork and the Album & Tracks view config so you can specify a minimun number of tracks
http://www.mediafire.com/?yld0iu56c2bafcp
Last Edit: March 23, 2011, 07:58:00 PM by Steven

Nixander

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Hi,
first thanks for your effort! but i meant it to be a bit different
I wanted it to look like this:

http://img52.imageshack.us/i/unbenanntfnp.jpg/

so that single songs are shown too, just not with the artwork.
I hope you find a way to do this :)
thank you!


VX

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Nice screenshot  :D Which player is shown on it  ???



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I wish MB also supported similar layout.
Last Edit: March 24, 2011, 07:43:27 PM by VX

Steven

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i've changed the logic so it now excludes album pictures where the number of tracks is less than the specified number.
To support what i was doing before - providing a way to filter out sets of files that arent really albums - i've added a new field:
"Album Track Count" which can be used as a filter or displayed/ sorted as any other field

http://www.mediafire.com/?3dfyk5n31km7pfy
Last Edit: March 24, 2011, 11:26:08 PM by Steven

boroda

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Steven, could you add some space betwean albums without artworks (there already is some space betwean albums with artworks).

Steven

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do you mean in the case for albums from the same album artist? (it should already be spacing when the album artist changes)
if it is what you meant, it was intentional as i can only space by one full row so it adds a lot of padding if i did that

boroda

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Understood. Then maybe a thin delimiter line?
Last Edit: March 25, 2011, 08:15:54 AM by boroda74

VX

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The feature works great for me  8) Thanks for implementing this  :)

A thin line between albums form the same album artist is worth considering though.

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i see there is a bug where it doesnt show the album name (in the picture column) after the first item for the album artist so i will fix that

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i've now included an option in the Album and Tracks Layout configuration to have the album text displayed to the right of the picture (or below as is the case now)

http://www.mediafire.com/?geea5i6bh297oek

edit:
fix to auto-size function for columns with this layout
Last Edit: March 27, 2011, 02:36:44 PM by Steven