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Database Search

Reply #275
You mentioned earlier running db_search in version .9, I just did a clean install of the latest beta 12 and then installed db_search 1.20.  I keep getting a utf8 error on startup. Any suggestions?

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Reply #276
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You mentioned earlier running db_search in version .9, I just did a clean install of the latest beta 12 and then installed db_search 1.20.  I keep getting a utf8 error on startup. Any suggestions?
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Sounds like you are using the dbsearch for 0.8.3, which is 1.2.4, the current version for 0.9 is 1.3.1, available at [a href="http://foosion.foobar2000.org/beta/]http://foosion.foobar2000.org/beta/[/url]

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Reply #277
Seems like you know something I didn't. 

Thanks.

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Reply #278
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Seems like you know something I didn't. 

Thanks.
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the clue was utf8, that is gone in 0.9

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Reply #279
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the clue was utf8, that is gone in 0.9
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Actually foobar still uses utf8 (and always will), only the file utf8api.dll has been changed and renamed to shared.dll.

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Reply #280
Sorry if this has been asked before:

Can I make dbsearch a tab in uie_tabs? If so, how?

thanks.

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Reply #281
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the clue was utf8, that is gone in 0.9
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Actually foobar still uses utf8 (and always will), only the file utf8api.dll has been changed and renamed to shared.dll.
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I know there is still utf8, what I meant was I could tell the error he was getting was related to utf8api.dll, which is renamed as you said.

Anyways, one thing I liked more about the version for 0.8, was that the format drop down was a combo box not a drop down list box, so you could just put in something like %__replaygain_album_gain% for those times you were searching something miscelaneous, but didn't want to add a preset for it.  Was there a reason for changing this?

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Reply #282
Yes, it annoyed me a lot (and AFAIK some users as well) that you could no longer click anywhere on the format dropdown to show the list of available format, but instead had to aim for the arrow button on the right. In the end, I decided to sacrifice a bit of flexibility for convenience.

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Reply #283
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4) Make this plugin available as a panel for UI Columns. Probably most useful if musicmusic adds support for horizontal panels under the playlist. At least to me as I like to show quite a bit of information for each search results.

It won't happen now, but it might happen later. The reason is that a) the ui_extension API still has some weaknesses considering support for single-instance panels and program control over opening panels, and b) dbsearch IMO requires that there can be at most one (identifiable) instance that can be shown on request. The rationale for the latter is that the "search for same" commands require a designated target window that they can modify. This is really rather a design than an implementation problem.

Has anything changed regarding these issues that makes a media library search panel a possibility?

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Reply #284
couldnt the search results just appear as a new playlist as *search results* and display to that ??

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Reply #285
Is there any way to select and keep the default format when using the search? It keeps on switching every time I use 'Search for Same'. I'd rather be able to set it to search 'all your favorite tags' when invoking the search command, instead of the last searched format.

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Reply #286
My ideal situation would be a panel based search box that displayed all results in a seperate playlist.

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Reply #287
My ideal situation would be a panel based search box that displayed all results in a seperate playlist.


Yes a panel would be fantastic (are you sick of people requesting it yet? ). foo_uie_search worked great for 0.83 so i think it must be possible, i'd love something similar for dbsearch, that sends the results to a playlist entitled with the search term.

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Reply #288

My ideal situation would be a panel based search box that displayed all results in a seperate playlist.


Yes a panel would be fantastic (are you sick of people requesting it yet? ). foo_uie_search worked great for 0.83 so i think it must be possible, i'd love something similar for dbsearch, that sends the results to a playlist entitled with the search term.


I only requested is again because of what I said a couple of posts above. The reasons foosion stated for not having one could have changed with 0.9

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Reply #289


My ideal situation would be a panel based search box that displayed all results in a seperate playlist.


Yes a panel would be fantastic (are you sick of people requesting it yet? ). foo_uie_search worked great for 0.83 so i think it must be possible, i'd love something similar for dbsearch, that sends the results to a playlist entitled with the search term.


I only requested is again because of what I said a couple of posts above. The reasons foosion stated for not having one could have changed with 0.9


I know that, i mean't that many people have requested a panel since the plugin began, it wasn't aimed at you .

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Reply #290
I wouldn't hold my breath for foosion ever to release a panel version of dbsearch.  If anything in that area is gonna happen it will probably have to be some other developer making a seperate component fo this.

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Reply #291
I wouldn't hold my breath for foosion ever to release a panel version of dbsearch.  If anything in that area is gonna happen it will probably have to be some other developer making a seperate component fo this.

Hmmmm, that doesn't sound too promising 

I know that, i mean't that many people have requested a panel since the plugin began, it wasn't aimed at you .

Ah right, I understand now

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Reply #292
The only one I can see is if you're loading the 0.8.3 plugin into foobar 0.9. And as there is no 0.9 version of this plugin, if that's what you're trying I think you can give up for the time being.

Edit: Damn I thought I was crazy when I just read my post again.. but the reason why this doesn't make any sense is because some posts went away in there. Don't know why mine was left behind, any mod who pass by can simply delete it.

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Reply #293
Here are my thoughts on this really good Media Library search plugin.

First, the stuff I like.
* It's simple to use, finds what you search for and display a list without expandable (treeview) enteries.
* Great options in the Preferences.

What I don't like.
* Toolstyle Window. Normal style please.
* UI elements not spaced properly. To close to each other and the border.
* Statusbar. This is where the search details should be imo. "5 items found. Search took 0.07 seconds."
* Too few options for the doubleclick action. Here is where I would want an option to 'Add To Playlist' or 'Play'.
* 'Search for Same >' shoudn't be at the bottom of the list. That's where the normal rightclick menu is.
* Plugin doesn't respect the option 'Show keyboard shortcut menus'.

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Reply #294
i´d like to have an option to select the selected dbsearch item directly in the playlist, like its done with the playliste search.

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Reply #295
* Too few options for the doubleclick action. Here is where I would want an option to 'Add To Playlist' or 'Play'.
Those commands are provided by foo_utils. I do not intend to pointlessly implement them in multiple components.
* 'Search for Same >' shoudn't be at the bottom of the list. That's where the normal rightclick menu is.
I'm not sure what you mean. If this is about the position of the "Search for Same" submenu in the context menu, well, that's what the context menu editor is for.
* Plugin doesn't respect the option 'Show keyboard shortcut menus'.
I'll put it on my to-do.

i´d like to have an option to select the selected dbsearch item directly in the playlist, like its done with the playliste search.
In the context menu of the result list, there is an option "Track focus in playlist". If you activate it, the playlist focus will be set the item that is focused in the result list. To select all tracks in the playlist that are in the result list, first select all results on the use the "Edit/Highlight in Playlist" command from foo_utils.

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Reply #296
..a panel-version (a la foo_uie_dbsearch) would be really usefull - you don't have to close the search-window with each query in the media libary and you don't have to switch between different windows while acting between playlist and search-window - it's more integrated, the way to your music is more comfortable.

Any chance to get a panel-version by you, foosion ? 

 

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Reply #297
No, there will be definitely no panel version from me. Converting the existing code for that purpose would take a lot of effort, and since I wouldn't use a panel version myself at all (it would only waste screen space while I'm not using it, i.e. most of the time), this effort does not seem justified for me.

However, the upcoming release (v1.4) will finally allow all the relevant backend code (data sources, filter modes, background search, even format presets) to be re-used by other components.

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Reply #298
I've got a problem when using database search (latest version as far as i know) from the command prompt with foobar2000 0.9.1.

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%PROGRAMFILES%\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe "/command:database search"

This pops up the "Help/Database Search" instead of "Library/Database Search" which is what I want.

How can I fix this, or is one of the mentioned menu entries in need of a new name?
If that's the case, may I suggest "Database Search Help" or something?

Anyway, LOOOVE the plugin.  Great work!