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Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Frank Bicking on 01 May, 2011, 09:27:27 PM
This update is a complete rewrite of the original component. Highlights include album art views, a new filter toolbar for easy access to frequently used searches, automatic column width adjustment, smooth scrolling, playlist content browsing, editable autoplaylists, additional statistics, refined looks, and performance improvements.

Please give feedback on the import of previous settings, new features, as well as any problems you encounter.

Download (http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_facets)
Documentation (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_(foo_facets))
Release notes (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_(foo_facets)/Release_notes)
Change log (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_(foo_facets)/Change_log)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: shakey_snake on 01 May, 2011, 09:33:06 PM
Working great so far...
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: marc2003 on 01 May, 2011, 09:52:46 PM
that was unexpected..... very cool.

one little issue found: could you add support for png files with transparency please. the default artwork panel and all other 3rd party components display them ok.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: zradu on 02 May, 2011, 01:10:53 AM
1. Posible bug: when select 'Layout editing mode' from facets and than deselect this not disable until restart foobar.
2. Would be nice: search box a big bigger (border smaller)

PS. Thanks for this component.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: klonuo on 02 May, 2011, 02:16:42 AM
Thank you, it's great to see active development and new interfaces

There are some problems when adjusting splitters between columns, both in Facets and SimPlaylist manager on XP SP3 and foobar2000 1.1.6

BTW, I miss adjusting option for some columns, like right adjusting numbers in custom facet column
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: hejiamei on 02 May, 2011, 02:56:16 AM
why not supply the columns UI?

foo_ui_columns

it is very well as default UI
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: gfngfgf on 02 May, 2011, 03:12:37 AM
FYI, foobar2000 1.1.7b1 (Win7 x64) crashes when I try to install this new version.  I've submitted a few crash reports.  I tried with my existing foo_facets configuration and with a "clean" configuration (just deleting the foo_facets.dll.cfg file).  Thanks.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: a3aan on 02 May, 2011, 04:59:21 AM
Great. Facets is one of the essential plug-ins for me.

There seems to be an issue with the column widths (too small) when using Folder as a selector. Also the widget isn't  completely rewritten when I select a tab with Facets component with Folder as a selector. Other selectors don't have this redraw problem.

Cheers,
Adriaan.

Update: I forgot to mention the previous version had a similar issue with column widths.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: gurubhai on 02 May, 2011, 05:31:17 AM
A pleasant surprise, thanks !
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: muzack on 02 May, 2011, 09:06:13 AM
thanks for this improved component. makes me drop esplaylist now. It solve all my speed problems too.
Anyway - I found a weird behaviour.

I set Selection action to Send to selection playlist, keep playing playlist (default) then I select a bunch of tracks from facet and play it.
If I select some other tracks, foobar hangs (keeps playing, but no click/shortcut works)
set Selection action to Send to selection playlist works without problems. Maybe I miss something?!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Bollerkopp on 02 May, 2011, 09:38:29 AM
Indeed... what a surprise. Works really great. And thank you for the selection behavior with "selection" and "playing" playlist like in Columns UI with "filter results". My most wanted feature for Facets.

I'm not sure if it's more a thing of the component "Playlist organizer", but when I'm playing a song (playlist "Facets Selection") and then browse through the library the playlist "Facets Selection" jumps at the end (second picture). It would be great if both Facets playlists would stay under the tree "Default" (first picture).

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=ce5c8c9e69e0d0f1e971e1bff46cfe3d" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://www.abload.de/thumb/facets_playlistorganizu7zq.png) (http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=facets_playlistorganizu7zq.png) (https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=c220408d26d077a573f3fa64998b375d" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://www.abload.de/thumb/facets_playlistorganizd7py.png) (http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=facets_playlistorganizd7py.png)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Shinsou on 02 May, 2011, 09:42:06 AM
EDIT:
don't know about other guys but it's quite unusual for me when search/filter results are highlighted instead of filtered. It's difficult to track the next item on a large playlist. I'd appreciate the usual search behavior.

the SOURCE and RESET buttons could be merged into search box to save space / keep UI minimalistic.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Alexander Ostuni on 02 May, 2011, 11:55:11 AM
Hi,

thanks very much, facets is the most important component forme and I love the new features.
Sadly, the automatic column width adjustment is not working at all here because I can't adjust it. Now I have a much to broas column whe it onle says "a", or "b" and a much too narrow Album Title column and I can't to anything against it.

I have a transportable installation on XP pro, SP3


Cheers
Alex
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 02 May, 2011, 12:13:41 PM
Foobar 1.1/7
xp

What I am seeing with column widths:

Dragging on a splitter will show a witness line indicating what you are trying to do. Column splitter will not move. However with a close and reopen of foobar, the splitter did indeed move.

Within an individual multiple column column, the individual columns [within that single facet] adjust fine.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: NEMO7538 on 02 May, 2011, 01:07:22 PM
I think I have found a couple of bugs :

V1.1.6/XP SP3
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Lashiec on 02 May, 2011, 01:08:12 PM
Very nice update! Smooth scrolling is already proving to be very useful, and I'm sure I'll make good use of some of the other new features. I encountered a tiny visual issue, a thin white line above the Facets toolbar, as show in the screenshot below, which wasn't present in previous versions. The line appears either when upgrading from older versions or on a clean install of the component.

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=86667d9869ae3dc6d2c5d4639f85890a" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd286/Evil_Lashiec/Hydrogenaudio/2011-05-02184244.png)

I have a minor request, though. Would it be possible to have the old search box back? The list of previously used searches was a handy thing to have, plus you save space in the toolbar without a dedicated 'Reset' button.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: el-jaguar on 02 May, 2011, 01:12:49 PM
Really really nice, thanks a lot.

A question: Is the option to have a dedicated "Facets selection" playlist lost?  I really used that feature a lot.

Also:

1) I added a new filter: lyrics MISSING. When I add lyrics to the file, it remains in the playlist. This it also did in previous version when foobar started with focus on the Facet selection, but was solved by clicking on any facet filter and returning to the desired condition (say, from one date to another and back), and after that the playlist kept updating. Now it doesn't.

2) Some problems with Playlist Organizer, as noted above, but I can't find a way to reproduce them yet.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Erich_2 on 02 May, 2011, 02:44:55 PM
SimPlaylist Manager together with new Facets 1.0 beta made two Facets-Playlists named: ...(playing). One worked, one not. I wasn't possible to delete the one of them who didn't work. I could delete the content, but not the playlist. I had to access to my backup, but then it happened again. Sorry - I couldn't reproduce why and when. Changed back to old facets. 
(Win7 32Bit, Foobar 1.1.7 beta1)

For me there are too much filters and gimmiks. (I know: I'm NOT alone in the world with this position. Let your wife or girlfriend play with these filters! They will never see "the filter is on!" Oh, I forgot: foobar2000 isn't for DAUs and wifes...    ). I'm going to work without the Filter-Toolbar, because I don't want any marital conflict.

The only thing I was waiting for a long time where the "two changing facet-playlists" ("looking" and "playing"). No playlist-overwriting anymore! Great! 

Please let the old version stay for downloading!
It's not good to give the new beta into "check for updated components" and deleting the download for the old one untill everthing is perfect.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 02 May, 2011, 02:49:19 PM
Great to see that development of this wonderful component is continued, thanks!

I didn't find time to have a deeper look into new features, especially album art display. So far i have just one question: is there any special reason why no action is definable for middleclick? I had same settings for album list and facets so far concerning double/middleclick. maybe it is my own and lonesome opinion: but it would be senseful to keep consistency between these library viewers.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Sandrine on 02 May, 2011, 05:05:21 PM
Dragging on a splitter will show a witness line

That's the line of those applying for witness protection programme.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: NullString on 02 May, 2011, 07:11:08 PM
Thanks for the update!
Is it possible to keep the "single click->send to current playlist" option? it is available on the double-click action, but not in the single-click one.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: kerpondile on 03 May, 2011, 05:20:32 AM
Great update!

Would it be possible to have keyboard shortcut for activating the search box (similar to foo_quicksearch)?

I like to have my ctrl+F bound to search box for easy searching...
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: TomBarlow on 03 May, 2011, 06:21:04 AM
This is great, I love the album art. Thanks!

I have a couple of problems: I keep finding the default sort order gets reset to a blank line, so my music doesn't get sorted properly when I try and play it. I'm not sure why/when it happens but it is quite frequent. Another thing is I often find when I right click an item I get the Columns/Statistics/Display context menu instead of the normal one, I have to right click a second time to get it. I'd be grateful if you could take a look at those. Cheers.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: NEMO7538 on 03 May, 2011, 10:01:51 AM
I'm not sure if it's more a thing of the component "Playlist organizer", but when I'm playing a song (playlist "Facets Selection") and then browse through the library the playlist "Facets Selection" jumps at the end (second picture). It would be great if both Facets playlists would stay under the tree "Default" (first picture).
...

...
2) Some problems with Playlist Organizer, as noted above, but I can't find a way to reproduce them yet.

It should be fixed now (with a hack). Please get  the new version (http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_plorg) of Playlist organizer.
@Franck: I could have implemented a cleaner solution with a response to my post here (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=88426). Thanks for your help.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Frank Bicking on 03 May, 2011, 10:07:27 AM
Beta 2 released, see the first post for details.

I like to have my ctrl+F bound to search box for easy searching...

Assign it to [main] / Library / Facets.

Thanks for all feedback.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 03 May, 2011, 12:21:21 PM
Quote
Bug: Splitter resizing broken when system setting to show window contents while moving is disabled.

This is working perfect now. thanks.

Having a strange issue with displaying toolbar. It is convoluted to explain. Though here is one set of steps to recreate and one step to fix.

Enter Main Foobar layout mode
Bottom dock Facets toolbar
Exit layout mode
From the facets toolbar, Remove layout edit button. EDIT: Remove Help button
Drag search text box to be alone on a second row. You now have a button row and a text box edit row:

RESET  LIBRARY  FILTER  SENDTOCURRENT
FULL WIDTH TEXT EDIT BOX

Lock toolbar and it will revert to one row by moving edit box up to row one. Lock toolbar button will toggle one / two rows.
Unlock to show two rows
Remove RESET button - this moves EDIT BOX up to make to one row.
Drag EDIT BOX to create second row.
Lock toolbar button will not remove the second row.
Add RESET back to first row.
Now have same setup that was getting toggled to one / two rows.
But now the second row is protected and all works correctly.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: auditorium on 03 May, 2011, 01:36:33 PM
First of all, I want to thank Frank Bicking for this great plugin.
Is there any chance to implement a settings to change font size of rating star?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: phool on 03 May, 2011, 03:31:05 PM
So far i have just one question: is there any special reason why no action is definable for middleclick?


I would also like to be able to assign an action to middle click as per the previous version of facets. My usage in the previous version was: single click - no action; middle click - send to playlist; double click - add to playlist. No immediate action with a single click just feels natural.

Thank you for your continued development of this awesome component and the extra eye-candy without the "coding" headaches is always welcome (hence also my big thanks for simplaylist  )
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Erich_2 on 03 May, 2011, 04:06:33 PM
BUG or misunderstanding:
Double-Click action "Send to current playlist (default)" allways starts playback with first title although "Start playback when sending selection to playlist" is not selected. 

I really don't know what some of these double-click actions are good for - because the first of the double-click changes the playlist. Or am I wrong? Send to new would be ok.

"Keep playing playlist" works well now. Especially double-clicking on statusbar actually brings back the playing facet-playlist!     
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: smkk on 03 May, 2011, 04:07:45 PM
Thanks for updating this wonderful plugin. Good to see that many ideas which had been suggested before have been implemented, the filters are awesome.
Also thanks for fixing this (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=87787&hl=) issue.
One suggestion though, if I may, if possible I also would like the middle click action back. Cheers.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: auditorium on 03 May, 2011, 04:08:38 PM
It would be nice column formatted to display as rating five stars, eg ★★★☆☆ like in simplaylist. Now average rating display only one, two, three, four or five star.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Cutter on 03 May, 2011, 04:23:16 PM
Thanks for the update.
Is it possible to disable smooth scrolling?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: marc2003 on 03 May, 2011, 07:10:56 PM
a little request: could images be centred vertically. you've already done them horizontally.

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=0cbff4e9473aa175eefe392b5710720f" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://k5sbdw.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pLONRf99MJf0Dm4TprVj6ahPGYhI0RM5Ej69jjEYGQerw81weuh-AG9PtbSR6X0Ld_8qT_VVKyOCPPTd3cVYWqYb7Jgrk9HzL/facets%20alignment.png)

and thanks for all the fixes so far. this is shaping up very nicely.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: mrinferno on 03 May, 2011, 08:40:21 PM
seriously Frank ...wow!

I love it.  Nothing but praise.  I absolutely love the Display -> Album Art options!
The filters are sweet. 

Imported all my previous facets settings with no issues at all.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Remedial Sound on 03 May, 2011, 09:48:16 PM
Nice job with the improvements, thanks! 

Could you please bring back middle-click customization?  This was quite handy for alternate actions.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: -AdZero- on 04 May, 2011, 01:38:26 AM
Thanks for this new version Franck.

For the moment I've only noticed one strange thing with the beta 2. Sometimes, the panes remains empty whatever I type in the search field. I figured out that if I change the column of a pane results appears again in this pane.
It happened three times yesterday while I was changing my layout.

If I find exactly how to reproduce this I'll post it.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: swiffer on 04 May, 2011, 01:56:03 AM
hey very great plugin and working quite well so far. it would be nice to have an option to cache album arts cause it's very slow when the music is accessed via network. keep up the great work!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: ua freeman on 04 May, 2011, 05:11:43 AM
#1
sorting: lower - upper key sensitivity
why???

----------------

#2
with opened facets window command clear not work correctly
http://img148.imageshack.us/i/screennp.png/ (http://img148.imageshack.us/i/screennp.png/)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: joedimagio on 04 May, 2011, 06:50:29 AM
Firstly I want to apologize in advance if what I am asking about is blatantly obvious and for the lengthy post.

I loved facets from the first time I put it in Foobar. I grabbed the update (1.02) and turned on the album art for my artist and album "filters" in facets, but not all showed up. Some for the obvious reasons, they didn't exist in the folders (no worries there      ). However some album art exists and does not show up and I don't know what I need to do to fix it so I am describing my setup in hopes that someone can spot the problem.

My folder set up looks like this: album folder inside are album art folder + cd 1 folder with tracks inside... (multiple cds) or  album folder inside are  album art folder + tracks.

My Album Art search patterns are:
.\Album Art\front.jpg
.\Album Art\Front.jpg
..\Album Art\front.jpg
..\Album Art\Front.jpg
..\Album Art\cover.jpg
.\Album Art\cover.jpg
%filename%.jpg
%album%.jpg
folder.jpg
Folder.jpg

The same goes for the artist search pattern except with artist.jpg

Things to note: foobar 1.1.7 beta 1, default UI, I use the Album Art Viewer and it shows all the art that facets doesn't show. I think this is important because I believe facets uses the same approach and so should have the same results. I have the front.jpg embedded in each track. artist.jpg and front.jpg are both in the Album Art folder. If I put both in the same folder as the tracks, they are displayed in facets.

Some of the problems for the missing artist jpegs seem to be around artists with multiple album folders or a single album folder with multiple CD folders inside.

Some of the problems for the missing album jpegs seem to be around albums with multiple CD folders inside where the Album Art folder is inside each CD folder other problem scenarios have the Album Art in the Album folder outside of the CD folders. In some of these cases, there is a folder.jpeg in the Album folder and even that is not being shown.

Also, is there a jpeg size restriction?

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks. Let me know if I missed any pertinent facts.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: muzack on 04 May, 2011, 07:40:02 AM
I noticed blank pics (not replaced with the default pic for not existent images) too.
This happens when the image dimensions are very small 150x90px or so.
Album art viewer shows it correctly.

Also cyrillic and other foreign chars are not displayed. Means I see some rectangles. (in facet and simplaylist)

cheers m.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: TomBarlow on 04 May, 2011, 07:51:41 AM
It looks like artists with multiple albums don't get art because of how the art reader works, not facets. Does anyone know a work around?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: marc2003 on 04 May, 2011, 11:49:45 AM
^i don't have problems with artists with multiple albums. but then my artist art is stored completely independent of my music folder structure. my pattern in the display preferences.

d:\applications\foobar2000\wsh_lastfm\$crc32(%album artist%)\*.*


Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: TomBarlow on 04 May, 2011, 12:42:29 PM
Oh nice one. I just added

'C:\Documents and Settings\Tom\My Documents\My Music\'%album artist%\%album artist%.*

and my art is working, whereas ..\%album artist%.* didn't... even though it's the same image!  Oh well at least it's working now.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: shakey_snake on 04 May, 2011, 03:35:40 PM
Totally off topic:
I've always found foo_discogs to work nicely for finding and displaying artist art.

my patterns:
Code: [Select]
$if(%DISCOGS_ARTIST_ID%,Z:\Music\ArtistImages\%DISCOGS_ARTIST_ID%.*,)
$if(%DISCOGS_ARTIST_ID%,Z:\Music\ArtistImages\%DISCOGS_ARTIST_ID%_1.*,)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Erich_2 on 05 May, 2011, 03:53:43 AM
Request:
It would be nice when clicking in a facet and pushing the first letter on keyboard (and there are more then one name with this letter) the next one - and further more - would be selected. I'm not sure, but the old Facets did it this way... 
Request 2:
Switching off "start playback" when double-click action "send to current playlist (default)" (check button is NOT selectet!)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: joedimagio on 05 May, 2011, 07:13:20 AM
@ Muzak: My jpegs are all 500 to 2000 square so I don't think its because they're too small.

@ TomBarlow: I use Esplaylist as well. I think this uses the default UI approach to getting art and it shows my artist jpegs. Am I wrong about the approach part?

@ marc2003: So essentially you have stored you artist jpegs centrally. I will do that if there is no way to overcome the problem leaving it in each album folder. I would save on redundant jpegs over multiple albums.
A question about your path, what is the '$crc32(%album artist%)2' do?

Thank you all for your help.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: marc2003 on 05 May, 2011, 08:08:54 AM
ignore the $crc32 thing. that's just something i use in a script to download images which makes my life easier.

anyway, i've had a little tinker around and like yourself, have found EsPlaylist displays artist art just fine for multiple albums when album art is stored in the music folder structure. it's just facets that won't display it. i even tried it inside the parent artist folder and that didn't work in facets either (using ..\artist.jpg as the pattern). it works in ESP.

Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: foofun on 05 May, 2011, 08:11:37 AM
Request:
"Rating (data base)" column (in Statistics) which displays average rating (five star format) for use with Playback statistic component not with tag rating (like in simplaylist).

Thank you very much.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: zradu on 05 May, 2011, 10:52:22 AM
Problem with sorting (Facets 1.0 beta 2 + SimPlaylist 1.0 beta 3)

when select one album:
(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=a710e9534ee7ea473848e9a7a924e5d8" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/8376/unled1xt.jpg)
when select all album of artist (after select one from first image):
(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=8594a8e34d1814f332fb083c0dc24388" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/7822/unled2jo.jpg)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Dodecahedron on 05 May, 2011, 11:57:41 AM
This is really an interesting surprise! However, removing middle-click options messes up the way I use Facets. What was the reasoning behind this action? Also I can't say I'm a fan of the way the modifier keys affects double-clicking items in facets.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: TomBarlow on 05 May, 2011, 12:31:34 PM
So essentially you have stored you artist jpegs centrally. I will do that if there is no way to overcome the problem leaving it in each album folder. I would save on redundant jpegs over multiple albums.


You don't have to change where your art is, just point to it with an absolute path instead of a relative one, i.e. 'C:\whatever\'%artist%'\artist.jpg' instead of ..\artist.jpg.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Bl@ck_warrior on 05 May, 2011, 12:52:36 PM
Hi there,

It would be great to have the possibilities to configure for the "Ignore leading "The" when sorting"

I really like this feature, but I'd like to be able to have the same behaviour with "Les, La, Die, Le".
I know it's possible to put the prefix at the end with the swapprefix, but I prefer to have it at the beginning but just not sorted.

Thank you
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: -AdZero- on 05 May, 2011, 04:44:57 PM
Thanks for this new version Franck.

For the moment I've only noticed one strange thing with the beta 2. Sometimes, the panes remains empty whatever I type in the search field. I figured out that if I change the column of a pane results appears again in this pane.
It happened three times yesterday while I was changing my layout.

If I find exactly how to reproduce this I'll post it.


I had some time to try to understand the problem I mentioned.
Each time I close foobar and restart it, the content of the facets, SimPlaylist and SimPlaylist manager seems to disappear. But when multiple columns are present, after resizing one column, the content of the UI component appears.

I added some screenshots to illustrate.

Moreover for SimPlaylist the column headers have disappeared.

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=09058e66f60627f58ebd7867f10af08e" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/8437/capturetqj.png)

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=6c01294e55215c5ddc11122ed23553ed" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/3885/capture2uy.png)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Cutter on 05 May, 2011, 05:09:03 PM
I have the same problem. My Library is filled with music, but Facets doesn't display anything.

Also, I would like to disable smooth scrolling, is it possible?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Marc27 on 05 May, 2011, 06:35:04 PM
Hello, may it be possible to add similar/more complex syntax to the columns as the default media library?
That would allow for endless possibilities...
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 05 May, 2011, 07:01:14 PM
yes
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Peter Feerick on 05 May, 2011, 11:22:43 PM
It would be nice column formatted to display as rating five stars, eg ????? like in simplaylist. Now average rating display only one, two, three, four or five star.


From the Playback Statistics documentation: http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?ti...(foo_playcount) (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Playback_Statistics_v3.x_(foo_playcount))

%rating% - song's rating, on a 1..5 scale.
%rating_stars% - song's rating, formatted as up to five stars, e.g. ???
%rating_stars_fixed% - song's rating, formatted as five stars, e.g. ?????

From the forums:

Create a custom column (Preferences -> Default User Interface -> Playlist View) with

Code: [Select]
$pad($repeat(?,%rating%), 5,?)

as the pattern
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: auditorium on 06 May, 2011, 01:00:30 AM
Thanks, but look here:

From Facets documentation page:

...
Statistics - Statistics are columns that display aggregated information for the tracks contained in each item.

Bitrate
Duration
First release
...
Rating  - Average rating from metadata, displayed as stars. The text color is dimmed according to the number of files that are rated, which indicates the reliability of the displayed value. This is also taken into account when sorting by rating.
...
Total peak
Total size
...

This default rating statistics column i would like to use the song's rating, five stars as formatted, eg ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ not like now formatted as up to five stars, e.g. ★★★, or better, Frank to create another new rating statistics column called "Rating DB" for similarity with SimPlaylist rating (database) column.

example:
now:
(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=c8274714269dc160c34c3a988d65cb2e" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/6717/unledee.jpg)
what I want (edited image):
(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=0a3c5b2857e881b24e28b7931b2a904f" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/8287/unled1el.jpg)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Melomane on 06 May, 2011, 04:54:27 AM
with XP,
instead of stars for rating ,
squares are displayed

it is font problem ?

PS: thank Franck , excellent plugin!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: sylla on 06 May, 2011, 05:02:05 AM
with XP,
instead of stars for rating ,
squares are displayed

it is font problem ?

PS: thank Franck , excellent plugin!


Yes, probably. I use "Arial Unicode MS"

Is it correct that there's no way to edit statistics? I would like the "played" statistic to show "played x times" instead of just the number, doesn't look very good with just the number when displaying "album art (bottom labels)" for example
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Melomane on 06 May, 2011, 07:08:58 AM
Yes, probably. I use "Arial Unicode MS"


right, thank you!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Hitchhiker427 on 06 May, 2011, 08:47:03 AM
Are there any plans to support CUI in the future?  EsPlaylist is wonderful for library management, but I kind of miss Facets from my DUI days.  Thanks.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: shakey_snake on 06 May, 2011, 09:22:19 AM
Yes, probably. I use "Arial Unicode MS"


right, thank you!

installing the Eastern Language Support pack for XP should give you proper font substitution, like Vista and Win7 come with standard.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Melomane on 06 May, 2011, 12:37:16 PM
shakey_snake, thank you, now i have stars in properties !
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: rafib on 06 May, 2011, 01:18:35 PM
Great to see development! Thank you so much.

Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: robin75 on 06 May, 2011, 04:03:30 PM
Are there any plans to support CUI in the future?  EsPlaylist is wonderful for library management, but I kind of miss Facets from my DUI days.  Thanks.


Facets + CUI would be a dream! Please...

@frank: you remember this post? http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....st&p=410071 (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=43251&view=findpost&p=410071)
works OK if you just have one library path, with different sources not more. Any idea how to "imitate" somehow the facets functionality in CUI?
Thank you very much!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Northpack on 07 May, 2011, 04:44:03 AM
It's great to see a new version of foo_facets, which is an essential plugin for me ever since it had been first released. Many thanks to Frank for once again improving this great plugin 

The added functionality, especially the filters and the context menu shortcuts are really, really usefull. The only downside so far is that the toolbar looks a bit clumsy, with oversized elements. Even if you set it fixed, it will change according to the content of the drop down boxes. For example, if I select "Missing Replaygain" from the filter box, it gets streched so far that it won't fit in line anymore with the other elements which confusingly break down into a new line.

IMHO, it would be great if those drop down elements could be designed to be more compact and to maintain a fixed size. Thank you very much
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: verbajim on 07 May, 2011, 05:32:13 AM
Would be nice to have a little X instead of the reset button to save space, like you see in most browsers.

Great work so far!

Cheers
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: lokioki on 07 May, 2011, 09:02:07 AM
So I was updating Foobar's plugins.

And shat my pants when I saw there was one for Facets. GJ!

I AM CRYING TEARS OF JOY FOR THE THINGY WHEN YOU HAVE ARTIST IN PL IT GOES TO FACETS  I LOVEEEE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Alexander Ostuni on 07 May, 2011, 12:18:03 PM
Hi
ist it possible with the Filter, that more than one genre is shown, for example "folk" and "Folkrock" ?

Cheers
Alex
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 08 May, 2011, 09:07:57 AM
Maybe it's a little bit to early for a request but as i consider it as quite pretty here a suggestion:

How would it be if sorting by another column than the main one would also apply groupings inside a facet? This idea is nice as it wouldn't require to let define the user grouping patterns: they could either use the display name (normal columns and statistic columns) or some hardcoded patterns where they make sense for some statistic columns.

In latest WMP you can get a taste how it would be:

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=6d56bd6669b9e021813d4320fa08096d" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/7870/librarycontainer.jpg) (http://img715.imageshack.us/i/librarycontainer.jpg/)

Edit:
IMO the screenshot shows that a small border drawn around the album art is an aesthetical improvement. Or just a matter of taste?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: LordWarlock on 08 May, 2011, 11:52:47 AM
The albumart function needs a thumbnail cache, right now it's slow as hell when there are many entries.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Marc27 on 08 May, 2011, 09:27:13 PM
Ok.. I played a bit more with the syntax..
Hum I tried using "|" to display some multilevels, it isn't supported though.
Does it make sense as it does to me, to consider adding support for it in the future?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 08 May, 2011, 09:44:19 PM
Does not make any sense to me. Different visual metaphors drilling down to detail for differing components. Facets already does multi-levels across facets. If you want all the detail within one window, you have the album list.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Moth on 09 May, 2011, 12:32:34 AM
Good to see this being updated. Thank you very much! I have a request, not sure if it's possible or if you'd like to implement it but I thought I'd throw it out there. Would it be possible to make a column below other columns, for example see: winamp library. I've always been a fan of the winamp library, but I've always preferred foobar, mainly for the customization and native .cue support. Thanks for hearing me out!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: bchan on 09 May, 2011, 01:58:45 AM
Hi.  I've been using Facets for the past couple days and it is really excellent.  However, I've been having trouble getting Facets' interaction with playlists to work the way I'd like, despite trying all combinations of Facets' Library view settings. 

Typically, I navigate the library to select a few albums I'd like to listen to, in sequence.  I'd like to be able to navigate to the desired albums and easily put them into a single playlist for playback.

I can do this if I set the selection action setting to "none" (i.e., I don't use the selection playlist at all) and set the double-click action setting to "add to current playlist" (assuming I have an empty playlist ready to go).  I just navigate through the library, double-clicking the albums I'd like to hear. 

This works fine, but prevents me from seeing a selection playlist as I navigate through the library, which ideally I'd like to do.  (If I re-enable the selection playlist by using the default settings, then the double-click action sends the selected album to the currently-activated playlist--i.e., the selection playlist itself.  If I want to add an album to the currently-playing playlist, I have to select the album first, then select the currently-playing playlist, then right-click the album and select "add to current playlist."  Feels like a lot of work.)

I guess what I'd really like is the ability to send/add songs to the currently-playing playlist rather than the currently-activated playlist.  I'd like to use the selection playlist in a preview-only capacity, rather than as a container for actually-playing songs.  Meanwhile, I'd like a separate playlist to serve as the container of the albums to be played.

Does this make sense at all?  Am I asking for something stupid or impossible?  Can anyone recommend a combination of settings and usage that might work better for me?  Thanks!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: nosgah on 09 May, 2011, 04:39:39 AM
Ok.. I played a bit more with the syntax..
Hum I tried using "|" to display some multilevels, it isn't supported though.
Does it make sense as it does to me, to consider adding support for it in the future?


Are you aware of the ''Multiple Columns'' setting?

With this enabled, you may choose more than one attribute to be displayed in each facet.

It isn't necessary to make this component support the ''|'' separator.
You just have to enable ''Multiple Columns'' and choose how many attributes you desire. If the attributes you want to make use of are not present in the default list, simply add them yourself in Preferences > Media Library > Facets > Columns.

EDIT: I have one feature request of my own...

Right now, the ''Library'' option on the toolbar allows users to choose if they want Facets to work with the entire media library or just the currently playing playlist.
Would you consider adding an option to allow an instance of Facets to work with just one or several folders of the media library?

I want to use tabs + Facets to segregate my media files based on their type, e.g. audiobooks, classical, pop, etc. and it would be much more practical if you could restrict each instance of Facets to work with a particular part of your media library.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: TomBarlow on 09 May, 2011, 05:49:57 AM
Quote
ist it possible with the Filter, that more than one genre is shown, for example "folk" and "Folkrock" ?
Try something like %genre% HAS folk AND %genre% HAS folkrock. Or if you just want to know if something has multiple genres, "$greater($meta_num(genre),1)" PRESENT might work.

Quote
I'd like to use the selection playlist in a preview-only capacity, rather than as a container for actually-playing songs.
You could add an extra facet pane that shows tracks, and put single click action to none. It works well for me. Don't forget you can sort by a different column (e.g. artist|album|track). IMO this makes more sense if you just want somewhere to preview the selected tracks. Things should only go into a playlist if you're going to play them - that might just be me.

Quote
Would you consider adding an option to allow an instance of Facets to work with just one or several folders of the media library?
You could make up your own filters, like %path% HAS Audiobooks or something.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: bchan on 09 May, 2011, 11:56:10 AM
Quote
I'd like to use the selection playlist in a preview-only capacity, rather than as a container for actually-playing songs.
You could add an extra facet pane that shows tracks, and put single click action to none. It works well for me. Don't forget you can sort by a different column (e.g. artist|album|track). IMO this makes more sense if you just want somewhere to preview the selected tracks. Things should only go into a playlist if you're going to play them - that might just be me.

Great suggestion--this works well for me.  Thanks much.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: BoraBora on 09 May, 2011, 05:05:31 PM
These new Facets and SimPlaylist are a dream come true! Being an old-fashioned music lover, raised on 7" and LPs, I always associated songs with a record cover. Now I can browse, filter, select, display etc. with pictures. Thank you so much, Frank! 

Now I have a question: is there a way to have the text between parentheses not dimmed? I guess the logic is to have comments like "[1991 Remix]" or "{Unreleased Alternate}" displayed diffrently to differentiate them from the track title. And it's nice for brackets and braces. But I have hundreds of songs with parentheses in the title, like "(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman" or simply "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction". In this case, all the text is part of the title and it just doesn't feel right to have it dimmed.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Marc27 on 09 May, 2011, 07:33:08 PM
@nosgah
Yes I was aware of the option, thanks.

@tpijag
Thanks for your answer tpyang, you're right. I somehow was attempting to do a mix of the two.. some facets with some levels...kind of crazy stuff
Anyway it seems that facets it's closer than album list to what I was trying to acomplish.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Hotze on 10 May, 2011, 11:50:33 AM
Great job! I really like this plugin, and i think it is really useful for those who use the Default Interface.
The only thing I miss is the possibility of customizing the "statistics" columns. This plugin is the only one (at least, the only one I have seen) that can show details of a whole group of tracks (for example, the average bitrate of a folder), and there are others fields i'd like to include.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Rifftide on 10 May, 2011, 11:58:50 PM
The performance improvements are extremely noticeable with a large library. Thank you so much for this unexpected update to a brilliant component!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: xorgate on 11 May, 2011, 12:58:17 AM
Hello and thanks for this wonderful plugin!

I do have one request:

When typing a search and pressing the TAB key to move to the first pane, the keyboard-focus is at the header of this first pane (this is where the red outline is in the picture).
This makes it hard to see where the keyboard-focus currently is, but also, it forces me to always press the DOWN key before an item is even selected in the list.

Could this keypress be eliminated?
What I would like is the focus to be at the first artist (so not at the aggregate "All"). This is where the green outline is in the picture.

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=51c646cffa7952cd48dfc5bc58512075" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/cfUyR.jpg)

This same issue also occurs when I press the TAB key to go the next pane.

Kind regards and thanks in advance.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: revenant on 11 May, 2011, 02:14:52 AM
Noticed a glitch with these new Facets builds — some artists still have the leading "The" in their names ("Artist" column). Can't figure out, what's the cause, rewrited tags, resorted — didn't help.
Old Facets worked ok.

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=c2cbc75317eb5452b145426dbcab22bc" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://bashirov.info/tmp/the.png)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: adam777 on 11 May, 2011, 02:58:47 AM
Hello Frank,
Thanks for this great update to Facets, works really nice.
One small bug I've noticed - when creating a column using default "Album" as data and displaying as "Album art (Right labels)", if there are more than one album in the column - choosing an album different from the first in list and pressing the up key to go up the list, everything works fine, aside from the first album, which cannot be selected this way - the selection highlight will only move up to the second album in list when using the up key.
Thanks again, Adam.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 11 May, 2011, 08:16:13 AM
Noticed a glitch with these new Facets builds — some artists still have the leading "The" in their names ("Artist" column).


Are you sure it is not all artists. From the docs:
Quote
Ignore leading "The" when sorting
Sorts items such as "The Beatles" among other entries starting with "B", while still displaying "The Beatles". Alternatively, columns can be changed to display "Beatles, The" or just "Beatles" by setting the pattern to, for example: $swapprefix(%artist%) or $stripprefix(%artist%), respectively.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: el-jaguar on 11 May, 2011, 01:22:32 PM
In can't change the sorting order of autoplaylists made with facets (1.0, beta 3). What am I missing?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: -AdZero- on 11 May, 2011, 03:28:04 PM
Is there any news about the bugs I mentioned in my previous posts ?
I didn't see anything with a similar description in the open bug list.
I'm available to provide more details or to do some additional testing.

Thanks.

Thanks for this new version Franck.

For the moment I've only noticed one strange thing with the beta 2. Sometimes, the panes remains empty whatever I type in the search field. I figured out that if I change the column of a pane results appears again in this pane.
It happened three times yesterday while I was changing my layout.

If I find exactly how to reproduce this I'll post it.


I had some time to try to understand the problem I mentioned.
Each time I close foobar and restart it, the content of the facets, SimPlaylist and SimPlaylist manager seems to disappear. But when multiple columns are present, after resizing one column, the content of the UI component appears.

I added some screenshots to illustrate.

Moreover for SimPlaylist the column headers have disappeared.

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=09058e66f60627f58ebd7867f10af08e" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/8437/capturetqj.png)

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=6c01294e55215c5ddc11122ed23553ed" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/3885/capture2uy.png)

Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Takaji on 11 May, 2011, 08:42:52 PM
Perhaps this has been answered already, but I'm wondering if Facets supports having two panes horizontally-oriented with a third pane vertically-oriented below the first two? In a "T" shape, so to speak. Or do all the panes only go in one direction?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Porcus on 12 May, 2011, 12:27:07 PM
Just got tipped about this. Like it, but: how do I get the expandable
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 12 May, 2011, 12:46:04 PM
not sure what you are asking about. What does the
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Porcus on 12 May, 2011, 03:36:54 PM
not sure what you are asking about. What does the
  • do? What component has one in a search text box?


Think it was the Media Library search. When setting it to sort by folder structure, there would be a
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: TomBarlow on 12 May, 2011, 03:49:43 PM
You're thinking of the album list. It's not a search, but just a library viewer, like facets is but based on a different type of view (tree v.s linked lists). It has a filter that works like the one in facets, but it doesn't change the type of view you get.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Porcus on 12 May, 2011, 05:02:01 PM
Thanks, but then: Can I get tree view with facets, and if so: how?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 12 May, 2011, 05:40:08 PM
Is there really a need for that question. Clearly stated above, facets presents library as linked lists not a tree. What is the reluctance to just loading a component and personally determining it's usefulness for your workflow. It is painless.

Anyone know if I can change colors in facets.  [rhetorical, no need for answer]
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: DustMagnet on 12 May, 2011, 06:00:35 PM
No, facets is a set of cascading lists. What you can do is set a new column to the right of Albums called Tracks (using %title%). When you click on an album, the Tracks column is populated with tracks for that album.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: SASN on 13 May, 2011, 08:41:13 AM
I did some searching but did not find what I was looking for, so I hope someone can simply tell me how to create a column with facets, that finds all artists from a common alphabetical letter, i.e selecting "M" to find Metallica, Madonna.. etc.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: marc2003 on 13 May, 2011, 08:52:10 AM
$left(%artist%,1)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: SASN on 13 May, 2011, 09:17:43 AM
Great! Thanks.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: wdekler on 13 May, 2011, 11:34:24 AM
Is there any news about the bugs I mentioned in my previous posts ?
I didn't see anything with a similar description in the open bug list.
I'm available to provide more details or to do some additional testing.


This also happens in my setup. I've already tried this with a clean config and components folder and the problem is still there.

Resizing the window to fix it's contents reminds me of the problem I previously posted about columns missing in the playlist window.

Running on Windows 7 x64, 8GB, AMD 6950, 2560*1600



Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: dalgard on 13 May, 2011, 11:54:35 AM
It had pained me for years that this project seemed to have been abandoned so the update to 1.0 was this week's best surprise  However, the way of thinking that went into the component makes large parts of it unuseful with particular scenarios - something that could be helped with a little consideration 1


As much as I appreciate your work with SimPlaylist, I still consider EsPlaylist to be by far the best playlist for foobar's default UI. EsPlaylist gives me everything I could wish for in terms of filter search, cover art browsing, grouping (with view layers) and group info - and I find that its state-of-the-art Windows 7 chrome serves its purpose beautifully!

The only thing missing with EsPlaylist is the basic facets themselves - that is, browsing by cascading lists!  I don't use the filters in Facets, since I find this functionality is more conveniently represented by custom sorted autoplaylists, and I also don't use the search, since I find it more useful filtering the results from facets using the EsPlaylist search method.

Thus, I choose to hide the Facets toolbar. However, hiding the Facets toolbar also hides the one advanced feature that is actually very useful to me, namely playlist content browsing! Such a shame

How could this feature become available without the entire toolbar being present? I have two suggestions:

Another thing I have been sorely missing in Facets - which still hasn't been remedied - is the ability to completely reset the selection, in each individual pane as well as in all panes! I feel so silly each time I am doing strange maneuvers in order to totally clear all selected items  2

The best way to clear all selections would be the same as with the library/playlist browsing switcher: Having a special toolbar item or by using a menu shortcut. The best way to clear the selection in individual panes would be adding a small X somewhere on the column header. This would be a huge improvement in Facets, but I realize this may be difficult when using the standard SDK list widget... :/


Regarding the ui-theme for Facets it is very nice to see that it is now on par with the rest of foobar. However, I do wish both would be updated to the newer style used in EsPlaylist. This would entail slightly more rounded corners and a blue border (instead of black) on the selection marker, as well as not leaving a (useless) black border upon frame blur

I guess I should make a request for this on the main foobar dev board.


By the way, I also second the motion for making smooth scrolling optional; that is, please keep scrolling by 1px increments, but please remove the easing function at the top and bottom of the scroll - that gimmick serves no real purpose.

Last but not least, regarding the looks of Facets - please make the bottom edge of the Facets frame more distinct (like the old version), and also please make the alternating grey background color optional, if you can! Although... you probably can't since it is also used in other lists in foobar. Another request for main dev, then


THANKS!


1 I think it is important to remember in the development of Facets that it doesn't have any viable alternative in foobar; thus, making sure the component's core functionality is as generally useful as possible is necessary to - in some lofty words - secure its democratic value

2 These maneuvers include:
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Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: dalgard on 13 May, 2011, 12:06:05 PM
Also a little bug report

I use the character > (i.e. a single greater-than) as a separator in one of my facets, but it doesn't print. (I can make it print by writing $char(62), but I know some of my friends won't be able to figure that out.)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: klonuo on 13 May, 2011, 03:46:58 PM
I can make it print by writing $char(62), but I know some of my friends won't be able to figure that out.

maybe your friends already know that > is a special character for foobar
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: dalgard on 13 May, 2011, 03:50:40 PM
I can make it print by writing $char(62), but I know some of my friends won't be able to figure that out.

maybe your friends already know that > is a special character for foobar

I'm quite sure they don't and it was working fine with the old version of Facets. I should mention that the character is, of course, written inside apostrophes (like this: ' > '), but it still won't print.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 14 May, 2011, 12:31:13 PM
Here some comments on the toolbar:

Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 14 May, 2011, 07:03:55 PM
  • IMO the content of the toolbar could be designed a little bit more concise. The reset button could be integrated into the searchbar like in old facets. Also the layout editing mode button could be dropped to let the shift key do the job (like for setting the selection logic).
I can't imagine that there are many people who would like to switch between different sources inside one facet. It is more probable that the majority will set one facet for browsing library and another one for browsing playlist. So the source selection could be placed in layout editing mode. I am aware that all this is not worldshaking but it would help for a cleaner and more concise look.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: elefanc on 14 May, 2011, 09:35:45 PM
No project to include this nice plugin into ColumnUI ?

E.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 15 May, 2011, 10:07:27 AM
A point to the hotkeys without modifier: in the preferences for shortcuts you are warned about loosing some functionality if setting some hotkeys without modifier. However, in album list, default playlist view and so on you can use these singlestroke shortcuts. So it is up to the user to decide what he likes. I think as long as this possibility is part of the main foobar installation also facets and simplaylist should allow that too. My decision was to use simple hotkeys instead of navigating inside library viewers by letters. I understand the arguments against hotkeys without any modifier but then it shouldn't be possible to set them.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tg2k3 on 16 May, 2011, 12:05:57 PM
A point to the hotkeys without modifier: in the preferences for shortcuts you are warned about loosing some functionality if setting some hotkeys without modifier. However, in album list, default playlist view and so on you can use these singlestroke shortcuts. So it is up to the user to decide what he likes. I think as long as this possibility is part of the main foobar installation also facets and simplaylist should allow that too. My decision was to use simple hotkeys instead of navigating inside library viewers by letters. I understand the arguments against hotkeys without any modifier but then it shouldn't be possible to set them.


+1! I want to pause with space, queue with q and so on. Being deprived of this for a search-as-you-type feature for track titles (which is just completely useless, seriously) feels wrong

/edit: sorry, i was rather referring to the same limitation in simplaylist. In facets type-as-you-search definitely makes more sense. I guess I would keep it there.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: helstegt on 16 May, 2011, 02:43:31 PM
I am very happy about the new Album Art option. Here are some feature requests related to that option:

- Include options to choose size for album art. Right now it's one size only.
- Include a display option that will allow the full text (say %artist% - %album%) for the album art query to be shown. Right now it's shortened.
- Include an option to choose between horisontal and vertical scrollbars for album art panes. Right now the only option is vertical scroll.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 16 May, 2011, 02:50:04 PM
- Include options to choose size for album art. Right now it's one size only.
Hold down the ctrl-key and scroll with the mouse. Read the wiki documentation for discovering all features.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Dan Popescu on 16 May, 2011, 04:14:47 PM
A little bug report: When Facets is displayed in window mode, right click on splitter does not work.
I found it out after hiding the toolbar , and now I can't get it to show again.

Thank you, PDan
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: dalgard on 16 May, 2011, 05:44:13 PM
I can't imagine that there are many people who would like to switch between different sources inside one facet. It is more probable that the majority will set one facet for browsing library and another one for browsing playlist.

If I understand you correctly, I really, *really* don't think this is the case...
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 17 May, 2011, 01:41:15 AM
Maybe you are right: just because i ... - but maybe not. However, forget that point!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: TomBarlow on 17 May, 2011, 08:51:56 AM
I have a request: It would be really useful to have an option to send to a specific playlist on double click (e.g. library selection playlist, but without send on single click as well). I don't like sending things to a playlist on single click, but I want facets to send to the same playlist each time. Cheers!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 17 May, 2011, 10:47:40 AM
yeah, a default playlist! and middleclick to add to same playlist! 
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: TomBarlow on 17 May, 2011, 11:18:13 AM
I'm OK without middle click options, shift+double click works as a substitute. It's slightly awkward how it can also select items as well, maybe alt+double click would be better?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 17 May, 2011, 11:47:03 AM
Well, i think the old facets offered much more in regard to playlist interaction: it had a middleclick and you had the opportunity to use add/send to facets playlists (wich i then call default playlist). At some point Peter introduced the library viewer playlist as global option. Now we have the situation that these option is only used by Peters components (maybe quicksearch?) but not by facets. Furthermore the playlist interaction looks different. Also facets inroduced a facet selection playlist (playing) like in cui: that is a ugly solution in my eyes but at least it is one. In that context it is characteristic that development of foo_utils is interrupted - it is evn not placed on the official components site. Herewith i don't like to request nothing but just to point out that it is a shame that no agreement is found so far between Peter and other devs how a uniform concept for playlist interaction could look like. What always liked about Dui is that i  have the feeling that it seems to have the claim to be consistent: does anybody remember the old days where each component showed its own philosophy? So why not in this point, too?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: exxecutor on 18 May, 2011, 06:17:50 AM
I have a request: It would be really useful to have an option to send to a specific playlist on double click (e.g. library selection playlist, but without send on single click as well). I don't like sending things to a playlist on single click, but I want facets to send to the same playlist each time. Cheers!

yeah, a default playlist! and middleclick to add to same playlist!


These would be the only things I'm currently missing!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Dennis68 on 18 May, 2011, 11:36:13 AM
Wonderful new features in this version,
However I do miss my previous settings which were:

Selection action: none
Double-click action: send to facet playlist
Middle-click action: add to current playlist

I used facets in this manner for years, and would love to have these original features
included with the new ones.

Dennis
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Takaji on 18 May, 2011, 12:18:30 PM
When I use the %performer% tag, sometimes I use multiple entries, using a semi-colon (example "Performer 1; Performer 2; Performer 3"). foobar2000 formats this as "Performer 1, Performer 2, Performer 3". When using a facets column to show %performer%, tracks with multiple entries in that tag still get shown on the same line. Shouldn't facets be giving a separate line for each entry in the %performer% tag?

Facets makes a single line that shows:
Performer 1, Performer 2, Performer 3

Can it instead show:
Performer 1
Performer 2
Performer 3
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: MartDann on 18 May, 2011, 01:12:03 PM
Shouldn't facets be giving a separate line for each entry in the %performer% tag?


Try %<performer>%
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Takaji on 18 May, 2011, 01:29:36 PM
Try %<performer>%


Thank you, that worked. Can you explain why that worked? 
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: MartDann on 18 May, 2011, 01:51:39 PM
Thank you, that worked. Can you explain why that worked? 

Sorry, i can't renember where i read that...maybe a old help file from Facet or foobar (now i've searched the foobar wiki but did not find anything)
but <> works with all multivalue field
Edit:
Found it:
http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?ti...28foo_facets%29 (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_%28foo_facets%29)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: JacksonGrey on 18 May, 2011, 04:03:26 PM
Maybe I've just glossed over it, but has the author of this extension explained why the middle-mouse button function is gone? I and others would love to see it back.

Edit: I forgot to mention, is anyone else finding that the Facets library loads much slower in this new version? It takes about 3 seconds for panel's text to appear after Foobar has started.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Habitats on 21 May, 2011, 11:15:15 AM
Oh my...!

This was totally unexpected. Facets was the main reason I even chose to use foobar, but I never thought the development would be picked back up!

This new release is so much faster as well, which was a huge issue with the old one.


Can't thank you enough for the re-release!


edit:

However, I miss the oppotunity that when double-clicking a song/selection in facets, it sent the songs to a names playlist (like 'current'). Now when I double-click I only get to send them to my current playlist, deleting it's contents, or appending to it.

So in short, I want to use the "send to plalyst: 'name of playlist', feature!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 21 May, 2011, 08:00:39 PM
What is the benefit of search results drop down box in toolbar? When a search is performed the focus  stays outside of panes and all will be sended to a playlist what is displayed in the panes. Otherwise when (directly after a search) entries from the panes are selected what else should be expected to be send to a playlist than the selection  particularly with regard to the fact that focus remains on the panes. Maybe it is just me but i find that quite irritating and unnecessary.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: ~*McoreD*~ on 21 May, 2011, 09:04:33 PM
Playlists > Automatic

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=fabeab585fb63b759dad193c2985066c" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25501373/ZScreen/2011-05/Screenshot-2011-05-22_09.04.04(2).png)

is bloody brilliant. Thanks Frank!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: smkk on 22 May, 2011, 10:34:53 AM
If middle click isn't coming back, then a little more flexibility with the click/double click actions would be appreciated.
Personally I don't want/need the playlist to update every time I select something in Facets, it puts unnecessary stress on the system and also slows down navigating in Facets.

Selection action: None
Double Click: Send to selection playlist, keep playing playlist

Is what would be perfect, but this setting isn't possible currently. Would be appreciated if that action could be added to the double click options.
cheers
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: krayon on 22 May, 2011, 06:25:39 PM
Great plug in!

One thing I've noticed, if you create your own view, the 'Ignore The' option doesn't work.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Fandango on 25 May, 2011, 02:48:00 PM
Playlists > Automatic

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=fabeab585fb63b759dad193c2985066c" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25501373/ZScreen/2011-05/Screenshot-2011-05-22_09.04.04(2).png)

is bloody brilliant. Thanks Frank!

What does it do? It's always set to Library when I choose Automatic. I see no difference.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Wander on 25 May, 2011, 02:58:41 PM
Playlists > Automatic

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=fabeab585fb63b759dad193c2985066c" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25501373/ZScreen/2011-05/Screenshot-2011-05-22_09.04.04(2).png)

is bloody brilliant. Thanks Frank!

What does it do? It's always set to Library when I choose Automatic. I see no difference.


When you have the playlist selected in which songs are automatically pasted, you're gonna see the library-view. Otherwise, i.e. when you have selected some other playlist, you're gonna see the playlist-view.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Rain on 26 May, 2011, 10:19:14 AM
Hi, I use Facets in foobar2000 to organise my music.
My music is organised as follows:
C:\Music\[Language]\[Male/Female/Group]\[Artist]\[Albums/Singles]\[Date - Title]

For example:
C:\Music\English\Group\The Beatles\Albums\1963.11.22 - With The Beatles
C:\Music\Japanese\Male\TETSUYA\Singles\2010.05.19 - Roulette

Is there any way to separate the albums and singles from the same playlist for artists? (e.g. adding tabs for "Albums" and "Singles")

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=69f7bf86598adae0c4f53f0de1d3efb6" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/2272/myfb2k.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/52/myfb2k.png/)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: krayon on 26 May, 2011, 11:48:50 AM
Great plug in!

One thing I've noticed, if you create your own view, the 'Ignore The' option doesn't work.


User error.  Had a space after the comma in the string I was using.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: klonuo on 26 May, 2011, 12:15:04 PM
Hi, I use Facets in foobar2000 to organise my music.

Well, where are your facets? What's the point of you picture if that girl gets hernia (if it is a girl)?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: PrimulaRosea on 26 May, 2011, 01:02:11 PM
Hi, I use Facets in foobar2000 to organise my music.

Well, where are your facets? What's the point of you picture if that girl gets hernia (if it is a girl)?

it's a man

i think that picture/artist is facet?

do you mean it like, errr, if you click on artist name on facet then it'll show only albums(or singles) from that artist on playlist?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Fandango on 26 May, 2011, 04:42:39 PM
When you have the playlist selected in which songs are automatically pasted, you're gonna see the library-view. Otherwise, i.e. when you have selected some other playlist, you're gonna see the playlist-view.

No, here it doesn't. I have one autoplaylist (with the whole library actually) and some other normal playlists. And whenever one of those manual playlists is activated the automatic mode keeps it in Library view.

I use two facets instances, could that be the reason why automatic source isn't working?

PS: @Rain - I'd hate to have you as a neighbour... Roulette playcount 76!? I just searched that song on youtube and lost at 20 seconds.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: sylla on 28 May, 2011, 06:53:17 AM
When setting facets to display "playlist", and at the same time using any filter, the playlist gets sent up to top whenever a change is made to a track in the current playlist (for example setting rating or deleting a song).

I wonder about the way the "Facet selection" playlist work in relation to "Facet selection (playing)", I try to assign a shortcut for switching selection to it (would be a handy way to fast make facets show the library when using "automatic" view) but it quckly gets changed to "Facet selection (playing)".
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Mike Stop Continues on 28 May, 2011, 08:25:00 AM
Thanks for updating this plugin!!!

Are you going to support color codes again? I really miss my colors!

Also, I really liked the little [X] in the filter bar rather than a separate "Reset" button. It'd be much more efficient and nice looking. (For that matter, considering that each toolbar has only one button on it, wouldn't it make more sense to put them all on one toolbar with context menu options to show and hide the individual buttons? Preferably with an option to use icons instead?    )

Finally, the new version of the plugin takes a long time to load. I'm sure that optimization will come, but just in case I'm the only one with over a terabyte of music, I thought I might be the only one who noticed...

Thanks again! It really means a lot!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Fandango on 28 May, 2011, 01:39:14 PM
Sorting in autoplaylist is messed up or rather I can't figure out how to do it, I once used the filter to show lossy (or was it lossless?) tracks and now all lossy tracks come before lossless tracks in the autoplaylist which defeats the whole purpose of my autoplaylist sorted by a column group. AFAIK, with the pre 1.0 facet version the playlist was sorted by the playlist group, this is now overriden by the facet view's sorting... which as I said I can't figure out to change to use the old column group syntax.

Also doing "Highligthing in Current Playlist" on some few items in one of the facet views does highlight the wrong tracks in the autoplaylist. You must know that I have two facets, one has two lists and it's for choosing albums, the first of its list shows all artists and the seconds all albums or if one or more artists are selected all the albums of those artists. The second facet instance is "just" a history view with a column "last played", thus it won't show items from the library that have never been played. Now in the history view there are a few songs (played during the time I have switched from 0.x facets to 1.0) that when using "Hightlight in Current Playlist" select a totally different track. When selecting the album of that track in the first facet view (I've changed it from only showing Album Artists to my autplaylist group which uses artist - year - album - album replaygain), the secong list of the first facet is showing me the records of a different artist and not the album I have selected in the first list! It's as if that album is missing from my library and is substituted by another album or random item, like a rogue pointer to a wrong memory address. Rescanning the library does not work. And when selecting that album via the Album List plugin it is correctly highlighted in the autoplaylist!

Also when a filter is using SORTING, and the facet list also has a column like last played and that column is set to be used for sorting, the result is unpredictable. A lot of items disappear, in case of the filter "Most Played" especially ones with high playcounts, and of course the list is not sorted by the filter but still by the "last played" column. As there's no neutral (=unsorted) state for columns' sort order this cannot be prevented. I think there needs to be an unsorted state for columns, and when sorting via filters is used all columns must be fixed to this unsorted state. When a filter using sorting is disabled, it should fall back to the last column sorting that was used.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Fandango on 29 May, 2011, 06:39:07 AM
Also doing "Highligthing in Current Playlist" on some few items in one of the facet views does highlight the wrong tracks in the autoplaylist. [...]

Also when a filter is using SORTING, and the facet list also has a column like last played and that column is set to be used for sorting, the result is unpredictable. [...]


Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: ellockie on 29 May, 2011, 12:17:43 PM
great addon! thank you 

one issue:

when in a pane I have Album column followed by Date column, files with no date are not displayed at all, unless I change default setting for this column from optional ([%date%]) to non conditional: %date%.

and it would be nice if in my present configuration, where a single click doesn't affect the playlist and double click adds selection to current playlist, playlist would be scrolled the added files, to the end or the beginning of the new group

thanks!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: mpuckett on 29 May, 2011, 01:58:33 PM
Fabulous add on, thanks for the update on this most useful feature.

I understand that this is a library browser but I am curious about whether or not it is possible to also make this a upnp browser as well. That is, while running as a upnp renderer being able to browse the upnp server through facets just as the local library and similar to how wmp works.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Fandango on 29 May, 2011, 02:20:39 PM
I understand that this is a library browser but I am curious about whether or not it is possible to also make this a upnp browser as well. That is, while running as a upnp renderer being able to browse the upnp server through facets just as the local library and similar to how wmp works.

Excellent idea. This could be set from the user point of view as easy as selecting a new source.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Fandango on 29 May, 2011, 05:00:48 PM
I just experienced another bug:

Some panes might lose all items. The list gets blanked. But unfortunately I don't know what triggers it. I had foobar2000 minized to the notifaction area, and after some hours I wanted to search for an artist in my library and was surprised that my three pane facet (1: albums artist, 2: year, album 3:track, title) did show me her albums but the first album artist pane and the third track and title pane was blank.

Switching to "Display->Album Art*" filled the list with items and then back to "Display->Coloumns" again the list was there again.

So the searching worked, as the albums were shown in one of the panes, but displaying or building the lists in the other two panes failed until the display setting was changed.

PS: Uhm, I just found out what triggered it: I was searching for "Fever Ray" and actually pasting that string into the search is triggering the bug. When I type "f", "e" all is fine but as soon as there is "fev" in the search field, the pane with the Album Artist column goes blank. At that state, when I switch to album art display, her album however is shown, also in the other child panes the albums and tracks are shown. After the bug has been triggered the first pane doesn't work anymore, it stays blank. So removing the "v" with backspace, doesn't show any results anymore. No matter what I type into the search, the list stays blank, not even showing the summary.

I search for "ever ray" (with quotation marks in the search field) her album artist name is shown. It's actually the string fev that triggers this bug! Weird!

PPS: I have exchanged the entire album tracks (MP3s) with totally different tracks from another pressing and in another codec (FLAC) just now. Same result: as soon as I typed the "v" in the search the album artist pane got bugged. "ever ray" worked fine, too, again.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: mpuckett on 29 May, 2011, 05:44:58 PM
Excellent idea. This could be set from the user point of view as easy as selecting a new source.

Well.... it might be that easy from the user point of view but I suspect that it is considerably more difficult from the implementation point of view.

But I could be wrong
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Fandango on 29 May, 2011, 06:11:21 PM
But I could be wrong

I'm afraid you're not. But it basically comes down to how well the plugins can exchange data which each other. Since UPnP is provided by a plugin, I doubt Frank will ever make his plugin dependend on another 3rd party plugin without any common internal API for library sources. IMHO, it would be much easier to just add the audio found via a UPnP device and just add it to the fb2k library... maybe that's what the UPnP plugin already does, I don't know, I never checked it out... then it would be trivial to just filter out all other non-UPnP tracks from the library... you wouldn't even need the Facet plugin to be adapted to that, I guess it's possible with TAGZ and Facet's filter feature already.

Now a totally different matter...
Coming back to the last bug I found about the Fever Ray entry... I haven't tried to remove the album completely before. So that's what I just did, and now the bug is not triggered by searching for fev anymore. In fact other items now show up in all three panes... So it's directly related to this album or one of those tracks... I'm going to add each track individually now, and see if I can pin-point it further. I suspect it must be the title of one of the tracks since that's the only thing that match between the MP3 and the FLAC version of the album I've had integrated in the library.

1. Or maybe it's the artwork itself? There's a cover.jpg file in the album folder, but that's not it. I just tried. With or without the cover.jpg, the bug gets triggered.
2. I just added the first track and the bug was triggered as soon as I typed fev. Interestingly switching to the artwork view, the album artist "Fever Ray" shows up. When I then switch back to columns the item "Fever Ray" is still there. When I continued to type out Fever Ray fully the list did not get destroyed. So the bug is only triggered when going from fe to fev.
3. I have changed the artist name to "Faver Ray" and fav did not trigger the bug. Is this string "fev" somehow harcoded into your plugin, Frank?!? Maybe a variable or function name, that gets called when this string is entered?!?
4. I have removed the Fever Ray album tracks completely from the library and changed the artist field tag of some random album's tracks to "Fever Ray"... the bug is triggered by typing fev into the search.
5. Then I have renamed the artist of some random album's tracks to just "Fev"... searching for fev empties the album artist pane yet again...   
6. Of course, it doesn't matter if I change a track's artist to "Fev" or "fev"...


I think I have come very close to the culprit...

I'm assuming that when a search is creating a list of results, there must be a limit to one of the many variables that you use which is overrun. And it's probably all search results combined that create a buffer overflow and not just the album that has the artist name set to "Fev" (which in fact is just the tipping point or "der Tropfen, der den Buffer zum überlaufen bringt."), I got the hunch to look more closely at the other results that pop up when I remove the "Fever Ray" album. As one can expect there are a lot of songs with "fever" in their titles. And there's one album in particular that is special. It has very long track titles: 141 and 125 characters with many "/" in it, used as a separator for the actual songs (it's a cassete release with all songs conjoined in one track).

So I figure there's some variable in your plugin that is defined by a too small data type and it must be related to track titles.

Removing that album with the very long track titles from the library, while adding the Fever Ray album back into the library, the bug was gone.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 01 June, 2011, 02:26:11 PM
Couldn't the "and" selection logic be indicated somehow in the display of the column?

Frank, what do you think about checkboxes as first column? That would be not only the most obvious visual indication but could make possible a feature: clicking an empty checkbox selects the entrie, clicking a second time keeps selection but means: AND NOT (maybe a red x as sign or whatecer else except a check sign) and clicking a third time deselects the entry.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: TomBarlow on 03 June, 2011, 11:25:41 PM
I think I found a bug: if I'm browsing up and down with the arrow keys in a single pane, I can't select the top-most item when I'm displaying album art and the pane only has one item per row.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Cpt.Kork on 04 June, 2011, 05:11:53 PM
Coming back to the last bug I found about the Fever Ray entry...


I can confirm this bug, experiencing it since the first beta of the new facets version. Facets is just that kind of plug-in, making foobar what it is: an over-mighty music manager and player. So many many thanks to Frank for developing it!

But nevertheless, the described bug is very nasty.
I have configured my facets to display a couple of different panes. When I start typing some artist name, track or album there is some kind of probability of 30% that any of my panes becomes blank. If I try some different filter pattern, the blank pane remains blank. But there's again probability of maybe 30% that another pane becomes blank too.
After restarting Foobar all panes show correct entries.

May be it's also important to note that I have quite a big music library of over 1000 artists and over 2000 different albums.

If there are some suggestions or questions - I'd be glad to help and even more glad to get rid of this bug, letting me restart Foobar multiple times a day.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: durch on 05 June, 2011, 08:25:09 AM
I found an issue:

1. Select an album in library mode
2. Manually switch to any playlist but "Library selection"
3. Select the (already selected) album again

-> The active playlist should switch back to "Library selection", but it doesn't. You have to select another album first.

But really good work so far, thanks!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tg2k3 on 05 June, 2011, 09:24:09 AM
since weeks i'm experiencing random foobar crashes when browsing in facets. i'm trying to narrow it down to the component that's really causing the crash. so far it seems that it is indeed foo_facets. my music library is quite large - 450gig. Could that be a problem?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: The Link on 05 June, 2011, 11:45:42 AM
since weeks i'm experiencing random foobar crashes when browsing in facets. i'm trying to narrow it down to the component that's really causing the crash. so far it seems that it is indeed foo_facets. my music library is quite large - 450gig. Could that be a problem?
If you sent all the crashreports, Neptune will be able to investigate the problem. If you didn't sent any crashreport yet, I'd recommend to do so the next time it happens.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: durch on 05 June, 2011, 12:09:50 PM
I found another bug: If you start playback from facets, its playlist "Library selection (playling)" won't be updated until you select another entry of a facet in library mode.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: mpuckett on 08 June, 2011, 05:59:17 PM
I am having a small issue with my view "stickiness" with both Facet 1.0 and Simplaylist. If I have either in a Tabbed display which has a default playlist viewer in another tab, if I switch away and then come back the view will always be switched to the tab containing the default viewer rather than the tab containing either the Facet view or the Simplaylist view that it started in.

Is there a way to make the selected tab sticky so that the tab I leave is the tab I come back to when it contains a Facet or Simplaylist?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: TomBarlow on 09 June, 2011, 04:56:53 AM
I have a bug with album art display (all three kinds), I can't select the top most item with the up arrow key (left arrow works if there is more than one item per row). It happens whether summary item is on or off.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Akdor 1154 on 09 June, 2011, 10:40:35 AM
Just switched over to FB+Facets from Winamp, looking very promising so far.

One issue - using an Album Artist / Album pane setup, when selecting "All" in Album Artist, Facets does not separate albums of the same name by different artists. So as a symptom, I have a single album in the Albums list called "Greatest Hits", which contains songs by both the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Fleetwood Mac. But still a small downside compared to the rest of this wonderful plugin.

EDIT: worked around for the moment by enabling "Multiple Columns" with both "Album" and "Album Artist" for the Album pane.

Also +1 for album art caching.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: shru on 10 June, 2011, 09:36:49 PM
Would it be possible to allow us to place elements from the Facets Toolbar onto the regular Foobar Toolbar (where the "File, Edit, View" menu, buttons, playback order dropdown, etc. are)? This option would save me a tremendous amount of vertical space.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: swiffer on 13 June, 2011, 03:07:11 AM
Hi there,

i really like the improvements done in the latest foobar versions.

Currenty my Setup looks this way. All music is stored on a Network Attached Storage and accessed via SMB.
In each directory there is a cover.jpg file.

However it takes several seconds to let the covers show up (displayed using foo_facets)

Is it possible to have a local cache containing all these covers. I think this would speed up the whole thing.

Thanks
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: retardedsheep on 13 June, 2011, 11:21:03 PM
Thanks for all your hard work, it's much appreciated.  I don't know if this is something from Facets or a larger Foobar issue, but let me bounce it off you first.  When my play order is set to shuffle and I double click on a facet selection (for instance, artist) it always begins by playing the first song within that selection.  The next song and thereafter is shuffled.  If the first song played could be shuffled as well when that is the play order selected, that would be great.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: wdekler on 17 June, 2011, 10:40:44 AM
Thank you for all the updates to the facets plugin!

I have a request for an extra filter: one that only shows the highest bitrate of a song when multiple versions are available (as I wouldn't know how to do this in the current editor).

Because I need to sync my library to an iphone I have created m4a versions of my flac files and when I select an album (or song) I get both versions when sending the facets selection to a playlist.

For example, when I select an album the following selection appears:

01    - blah.flac
01    - blah.m4a
02    - test.flac
02    - test.m4a

and so on. So you'll constantly have to skip the next track.

Having a highest bitrate filter would be very helpful to avoid this and would still show the lossy versions when no lossless version is available.

thanks!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: kompot on 17 June, 2011, 10:48:52 AM
Because I need to sync my library to an iphone I have created m4a versions of my flac files


i do it (syncing) the following way - i've added special tag "sync with" and set its value to "my ipod"
and then created a facet with that field %sync with%

so when you select that item you'll get only tracks to by synced with ipod

may be that helps
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: wdekler on 17 June, 2011, 11:07:43 AM
Because I need to sync my library to an iphone I have created m4a versions of my flac files


i do it (syncing) the following way - i've added special tag "sync with" and set its value to "my ipod"
and then created a facet with that field %sync with%

so when you select that item you'll get only tracks to by synced with ipod

may be that helps



Thanks for the suggestion kompot, I think it would be possible to do it that way but it would require constant maintenance to keep it working correctly so an automatic version would be much easier to use.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: romor on 17 June, 2011, 07:41:10 PM
I had problems with facet displaying thumbs on my old PC, and I though it was graphic driver (ATI) problem as sometimes part of screen where thumbs were to show, with glitches like part of screen behind foobar window or similar.
Now I repaired my 7 PC (with onboard Intel graphics) then even worse issues:
(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=898fb64c2e9c5bc431f404e2f6838548" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/aenpH.png)

If I switch to other program then back everything gets cleaned fine
Somehow strange no one reported similar issue as my display gets garbaged on two different PCs, OSs and graphic cards
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: SpaceAgeHero on 18 June, 2011, 03:55:19 PM
(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=c9880d07731ec6d30abd3d009916e9ef" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/139/facets.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/19/facets.jpg/)

Can you please include support for artist art?

:-)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 18 June, 2011, 04:12:14 PM
right click -> display -> check artist! That is the support for artist art! 
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: SpaceAgeHero on 19 June, 2011, 04:16:14 AM
Oh well, can't believe I didn't see this! xD Thanks though.
I guess "Album art" was a little misleading in the first place.
Perhaps it should be renamed to: Artwork?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: wdekler on 19 June, 2011, 01:06:21 PM
I've set tags to my lossy files where lossless is available to stop songs from appearing twice. Facets has been configured to filter files containing these tags which works fine, however, when I double click to send the results to a playlist the filtered results get added as well. 

Would it be possible to change this behaviour so that only the filtered items displayed in facets get sent to a playlist in an upcoming version?

Thanks!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 19 June, 2011, 02:20:39 PM
For me only the displayed items are sent!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: fohdeesha on 20 June, 2011, 05:10:38 AM
OK, I have used facets for some time, and it has always been perfect. However, today I upgraded to version 1.0 beta 3 and now have this extremely annoying problem which I can't seem to fix. I sort my folders within facets by last modified, so my most recently downloaded music shows up at the top. This is very helpful and has always worked flawlessly. However, after this update, facets seems to be having trouble reading the date modified of files. Albums I have just downloaded are having the artist show up as last modified in 2009, etc. it is not just one folder, it is doing this with several.

Tried re-initializing my library, problem remains.

Problem is clearly outlined in this picture - http://i.imgur.com/mnupi.png (http://i.imgur.com/mnupi.png)

If this isn't the appropriate place to report this please direct me to the correct place.

Thanks!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: wdekler on 20 June, 2011, 11:12:06 AM
For me only the displayed items are sent!


Interesting, have you tried it the same way to filter as me by adding a specific tag to a file and not to the other one?

01 - test.mp3 (with tag to filter on)
01 - test.flac (without tag to filter on)

For the rest the tags are identical. When I filter on the tag, and send the results to a playlist with double click both files appear in the playlist, but not in the facets selection.

Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: igro on 20 June, 2011, 09:06:23 PM
Hi,
Didn't read the whole thread so excuse me if this is already mentioned.
This is, what i consider to be a bug, found after installing new version (beta 3).
With "Send to selection playlist" option enabled i drag and drop a selected item to a playlist opened in a tab.
After drop, playlist is switched to the one of drop target.
Now when i switch back to "Library View Selection" old selection is blank. The facet lost it's selection and the selection playlist is blank.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Akdor 1154 on 21 June, 2011, 11:20:52 PM
Great stuff, much enjoying this great plugin.
A small issue - "sometimes" (can't work out the trigger) my Artist->Album (Album Art, text underneath) filter will cease displaying the text below covers. Switching the artist to "all" and back will restore it.

When it next happens I'll screenshot and post here.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: EagleScout1998 on 22 June, 2011, 02:31:37 AM
Please forgive me if this question has already been answered. I am having some sorting issues with Facets. In the Artist list, I would like to have "Weird Al" Yankovic (with quotes) to be with the rest of the W's. Right now, it is at the very top of the list.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: fohdeesha on 22 June, 2011, 06:35:32 PM
Is there anywhere I can download a previous version of facets? I haven't received a response in regards to this new last modified sorting bug and I really cannot use facets this way. Thanks in advance.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: klonuo on 24 June, 2011, 10:11:45 AM
Doesn't this component's Filter feature annihilate reason for autoplaylists in playlist manager?
Well IMHO it does. Now I have only 3 playlists - one as for COM server playground and other for radio stations. I imagine users with different needs, but still I would shamelessly ask for feature:

Please allow feature "reference to current playing track" based on foobar title formatting scheme, similar to what "Library Tree" component offers as "now playing", probably as a part of "library | playlist" dropdown menu. For example I'd reference Genre or Style or any tag field to be rendered in facet relative to current playing track

I tried at least
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 24 June, 2011, 02:22:13 PM
Please allow feature "reference to current playing track" based on foobar title formatting scheme, similar to what "Library Tree" component offers as "now playing", probably as a part of "library | playlist" dropdown menu. For example I'd reference Genre or Style or any tag field to be rendered in facet relative to current playing track

I intended to wait before i make/repeat the following request but now you gave the catchword. I think it would be even more amazing to have a third source "selection" beside "library" and "playlist" that would then let facets act not only like but fully as a selection info viewer. It would offer all what you like but would be placable in a tab stack with other viewers of that kind and following the global option for its preference: prefer playing track or prefer selection. The amazing aspect of the latter would be to browse the library in a unrivaled way. So far only Helium Music Manager  offers a very limited and not configurable way of that kind of browsing (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/100/artistrelationsexampleee4.jpg/). F.e. i am browsing in a normal facet layout the artists and in facet as selection info viewer i could display other artist of the same label/publisher and its albums.

Here the more extensive request and thoughts (not specifically related to facets component) how multiple selections (that naturally would be made in normal facets) could be handled: Klick! (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=67741&view=findpost&p=602897)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 24 June, 2011, 05:57:03 PM
Hello Frank,

i am very aware of it that i already must have caught enough attention concerning my requests about library viewers. To my excuse i have to say that all my repetitions - which are cycling around the same basic idea and already earned me the legitimate reproach for cultivating his own pet ideas - leastwise was spread over a long period of several years and are varying creatively so that i hopefully don't stand out as a nag.

The new facets is so far a brilliant library viewer and comes very close to my wishes and needs. However, i would like to try my last attempt of phrasing some probably well known but also  adapted  thoughts from which i believe i can give good reasons for. This attempt includes the assurance that i will note that at least the whole world has noticed what i dream to have and hence shut up forever although my pet idea certainly never should become an ideal pet which i can caress.

After all i have 4 points and i should mention that the order of the points is not at random but #3 and #4 are each basing upon and requiring the former ones. That also means that each previous point stands for its own and isn't calling the next one.

1. Multiple views
Surely some users don't need more than a few views and probably there will be some that only need one simple genre-artist-album layout. Otherwise it is not a rarity that some of us including myself appreciate a high number of views. Especially facets with all its (statistic) columns gives the opportunity to create very detailed views. In the current implementation of facets each with loving work created view means its own tab whereas the album list offers a dropdown box for globally stored views. It is obvious that therefore the DUI explodes and some senseful actions are not possible like changing a view while having a filter enabled or a query filled in the search bar. That leads to the request to have the opportunity to define multiple views in layout editing mode and to save them with pretty names which are available in a dropdown box. Since in such a manner in contrast to album list the views would be defined/saved locally one criterion for creating multiple tabs with facets could be the organization of different groups of views. As already said: I am talking about a high number. (Another criterion is going to be explained in the next point). Nevertheless who doesn't need an organisation of views isn't forced anymore to create multiple tabs for multiple views but can realize them in just one tab.

2. Locally acting filters
Since i stopped using playlist tree many years ago i always was dreaming about saving queries with a meaningful name and calling them inside a library viewer. At least for me that is an essential feature to manage my library by having quick access to different subsets of it. So much thanks that you now have implemented the filter feature. I don't like autoplaylist realizing that purpose for three reasons: 1. the more you have the more resources are spended on foobar2000 start-up or library update, 2. you just have a simple list of tracks rather than a detailed view for browsing and 3. hundreds of autoplaylists displayed in playlist manager or even more in playlist tabs are not manageable anymore. Now the latter disadvantage continues to be in the new facets filter functionality because the filters are stored globally and a huge number of filters results in a menu which is just as well badly manageable. To cut a long story short: definition of filters locally for each facet layout rather than globally for all layouts. My dream deals with several tabs each with further subtabs that contain special filters.

3. A combination of #1&#2: binding of filters and views
IMO it seems obvious that each filter calls for a proper view: it is pointless to browse f.e. "Psytrance from the 90's" in a genre-artist-album layout - more senseful for me is a lable-year-artist-album layout. Assigning a filter in its preferences to a special view is just about convenience which nevertheless should have its religibility but also a necessity in regard to the upcoming fourth point.

4. Viewing the context of selection/playing track
As already phrased in my previous post it would be amazing to let facets act  as a selection info viewer that  shows the context  of playing track/(even multiple) selection: that would be an unrivaled way of displaying information and browsing. A filter like "All albums of artist" needs a proper view which then has to be automatically choosen from the defined ones.

END
I think the taxonomy of my thoughts is recognizeable. Please don't confuse the points with concrete requests - it is more a systematic order of my thougts in adaption to current facets.

Thanks for reading such a long post!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: TomBarlow on 27 June, 2011, 10:02:03 PM
Beta 4 seems to crash foobar when I use the file ops component. It seems to do something to the filter. Earlier today I used file ops and it messed with the filter, some things that shouldn't have been visible were, and vice-versa. But just now it caused foobar to crash. There was a message saying "pure virtual function call". The foobar window was still visible and I could see that the filter wasn't working properly then either. It didn't leave a crash report though.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: fohdeesha on 28 June, 2011, 01:52:58 AM
you fixed the last modified statistic bug in the very next version! thank you sooo much!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Sigheart on 30 June, 2011, 12:16:13 PM
I'm new here so I'll just try my best to explain what my problem is.

I created my playlists and when I play one of them, it plays normally.

I didn't like how the Album List looked like so I downloaded foo facets to add more options and stuff. And we all know that facets works in a way that when you click an artist / genre / album or whatever, it sends it to a "Library selection" playlist so you can play it. My problem is this: when I play a playlist I created it stays there but after some time (sometimes instantly), the cursor moves to the "Library selection" which is kinda annoying.

Is there anyway around this or is it just me?

Thanks.

P.S. I'm new here so I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this.. but since this is the support forum, I thought it would be the most sensible place to post this.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 30 June, 2011, 06:39:45 PM
Hello Frank,

the new facets has introduced some meta_branch-functions for special purpose. I would like to ask for a feature that goes a little bit further and could display mapped information inside multiple tags. Something userfriendly without complex title formatting.

Here for information what i mean:

http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....c=53111&hl= (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=53111&hl=)


(I don't mean writing of real mapped tags like COMM or TXXX, just some displaying of musician or instrument column of a performer tag f.e. ; another scenario from a current thread: http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....st&p=761508 (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=89337&view=findpost&p=761508))

edit: reordering of links
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Fandango on 03 July, 2011, 04:22:47 PM
Since updating from 1.0 beta 4 to 1.0 beta 5, typing in the search field is very sluggish. It leads to high CPU usage of up to 100% on multi-core systems.

Too bad I can't revert back to beta 4. Search is hardly usable anymore.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: smkk on 04 July, 2011, 05:42:07 PM
Thanks for the update. I was hoping for some changes regarding single/double click though, along (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=88410&st=0&p=754358&#entry754358) with (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=88410&st=0&p=754386&#entry754386) quite (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=88410&st=0&p=754501&#entry754501) a (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=88410&st=40&p=755150&#entry755150) few (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=88410&st=80&p=756101&#entry756101) other (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=88410&st=80&p=756107&#entry756107) people (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=88410&st=80&p=756191&#entry756191) in (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=88410&st=120&p=756225&#entry756225) here (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=88410&st=120&p=756536&#entry756536).

Many people prefer no immediate action when selecting something in facets – but now with middle click gone the problem is the lack of double click options. Right now we are stuck with "send to current playlist" with which I have accidentally overwritten I don't know how many playlists.

If "send to selection playlist (keep playing playlist)" could be added to the double click options - or if any other solution could be implemented that lets one browse the library in facets (and use the facets playlist) without updating the playlist viewer all the time it'd much appreciated.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Gnx on 05 July, 2011, 04:11:05 PM
Many people prefer no immediate action when selecting something in facets

it is disadvantage in this new version, IMO too
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: CrabMan on 06 July, 2011, 07:52:11 AM
Can you add some screenshots pls?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 06 July, 2011, 10:59:14 AM
How does one make a screen shot of no immediate action?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Frank Bicking on 08 July, 2011, 11:20:04 AM
Beta 6 restores double-click and middle-click options from the old version:

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=d1eb8ec3ea47d5db1e5c49fb9e5e34e6" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i54.tinypic.com/s2d08l.png)

Additionally, you can hold shift to start playback when selecting a context menu command.

Keyboard shortcut handling has changed like in SimPlaylist (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=88411&view=findpost&p=762381), with the exception that album art views reserve left and right keys for selection purposes.

When my play order is set to shuffle and I double click on a facet selection (for instance, artist) it always begins by playing the first song within that selection. The next song and thereafter is shuffled. If the first song played could be shuffled as well when that is the play order selected, that would be great.

Interesting idea, please test if it works as expected.

I have a request for an extra filter: one that only shows the highest bitrate of a song when multiple versions are available (as I wouldn't know how to do this in the current editor). Because I need to sync my library to an iphone I have created m4a versions of my flac files and when I select an album (or song) I get both versions when sending the facets selection to a playlist.

Sorry, but I don't have the motivation to implement this. This is somewhat off-topic, but I think keeping different encodes should be avoided. It is just too much work to keep the tags and so on synchronized. Are modern CPUs not fast enough to convert files as you transfer them? You might want to look into other solutions. For example, the iPod manager component can automatically convert unsupported audio formats.

Please forgive me if this question has already been answered. I am having some sorting issues with Facets. In the Artist list, I would like to have "Weird Al" Yankovic (with quotes) to be with the rest of the W's. Right now, it is at the very top of the list.

Album list uses the same order. However, it has been requested to add a user-defined list of prefixes (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=88410&view=findpost&p=754756) to ignore when sorting, where you could add a double quote. This won't make it into 1.0 though.

(...) when you click an artist / genre / album or whatever, it sends it to a "Library selection" playlist so you can play it. My problem is this: when I play a playlist I created it stays there but after some time (sometimes instantly), the cursor moves to the "Library selection" which is kinda annoying.

Thanks for the report, the selection playlist should no longer be activated without user interaction.

Since updating from 1.0 beta 4 to 1.0 beta 5, typing in the search field is very sluggish. It leads to high CPU usage of up to 100% on multi-core systems.

Too bad I can't revert back to beta 4. Search is hardly usable anymore.

Searching should be back to normal, thank you.

Can you add some screenshots pls?

To the components site and documentation? Yes, that is planned. I just did not want to create them all in advance in case things change during beta. In the meantime, there is the Default UI gallery (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=58574) where users can show their own screenshots.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Dan Popescu on 09 July, 2011, 12:09:18 AM
I managed to find a workaround for hidden toolbar in window mode:
- change to Default User Interface
- add Facets to layout, and make sure toolbar is visible
- export .fth from preferences
- change to Columns UI
- display Facets window
- right click on top (above columns header) and choose import...
-  you have the toolbar back (and you have to reconfigure facets)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: alter4 on 09 July, 2011, 05:05:15 AM
Hi Guys and Frank!
I am newbie as user of foo facets but find it very useful and cool. Thx for the great add-on!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: AliHaze on 09 July, 2011, 07:13:24 AM
Hi Frank,

first of all, thank you for excellent work on Facets. Never had a problem with it and it made managing my collection so much easier.
Yesterday I upgraded to Beta 6 and for some reasons, Facets causes reproducible crashes on my system. The error report points to Facets and I have sent you the crash dumps.

This is what I do:
I add some files (which are not in my library) to my default playlist from the Windows Explorer, highlight the files in the playlist, select 'File Operations' and move them to my library.
The files are successfully moved to the library and then foobar crashes. When I restart the program it crashes again.
When I remove the newly added folder manually from the library and then restart foobar, it does not crash.

Any ideas as to why this keeps happening? I haven't changed the file operations in ages and it worked perfectly until moving to Beta 6.

EDIT:
Seems you figured it out.
Problem is gone with Beta 7. Thanks a lot, kind sir! 
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: smkk on 09 July, 2011, 05:03:14 PM
Thank you for the update. Especially the single/middle/double click changes are most appreciated. Perfect component is perfect.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: StuPC on 10 July, 2011, 11:03:23 AM
Hi there,
I've been messing around with Foobar trying to add a Facets tab to my Tab Stack but can't seem to figure out how - is it even possible?  Is there a way to insert a Facet into my Columns UI layout?
All I actually want is a reverse order Date window, so that I can keep track of all my newest music - can I add a "Recently Added" tab or something?
Any help much appreciated.
-StuPC
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: marc2003 on 10 July, 2011, 11:05:57 AM
facets is default UI only. 
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: StuPC on 10 July, 2011, 11:12:04 AM
facets is default UI only. 

Ahh, that explains it - thanks! :-)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: xordae on 12 July, 2011, 10:58:20 AM
A few things I noticed since the stable pre-1.0 release:

At startup, Facets takes over a second to load the library and fill the columns. The older release would load pretty much instantly.

With smooth scrolling turned off in Windows 7, Facets will still smooth scroll when you use the mouse wheel.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: fohdeesha on 12 July, 2011, 08:55:11 PM
A few things I noticed since the stable pre-1.0 release:

With smooth scrolling turned off in Windows 7, Facets will still smooth scroll when you use the mouse wheel.



Yup, noticed this too. Pretty annoying for people like me whole like pinpoint accuracy scrollery 
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: sylla on 13 July, 2011, 01:35:56 PM
A few things I noticed since the stable pre-1.0 release:

At startup, Facets takes over a second to load the library and fill the columns. The older release would load pretty much instantly.

With smooth scrolling turned off in Windows 7, Facets will still smooth scroll when you use the mouse wheel.


I want to report the opposite. Since foobar 1.0 the old facets took well over 10 (!) seconds to load for me, now it only takes one or two seconds.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: kompot on 13 July, 2011, 01:39:07 PM
I want to report the opposite. Since foobar 1.0 the old facets took well over 10 (!) seconds to load for me, now it only takes one or two seconds.


same here - new foo_facets is much faster on my 500+ GB library (nearly instant)
0.9.5 could hang for half a minute
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Phixion on 15 July, 2011, 11:48:22 AM
I have a pretty standard foobar setup, only using foo_facets component.

Can anyone help me find what's causing this tab to be created? It seems to appear randomly and contains the last album I played.

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=67fc015a0bfb8ef50edbb05acf34d4c7" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://localhostr.com/file/Hf73WIy/Capture.PNG)

Cheers
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 15 July, 2011, 12:13:08 PM
Might be 'selection playlist' renamed at some time in the past.
How are your facet Library preferences set? Any set to send to selection playlist?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Phixion on 15 July, 2011, 12:17:00 PM
That worked, thanks alot.

It was facets automatically creating a new playlist, double clicking my music was sending to playlist.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: vankiemchannhan on 16 July, 2011, 07:09:24 AM
Awesome component! Love the statistics columns and filter, no more need for autoplaylist

Small request:
- Keep "Summary Item" always visible, similar to SimPlaylist "Pin when scrolling".

Big request: though not sure whether it's possible
- Auto navigate
e.g when I'm listening to one track and navigating somewhere else or listening to random playlist, on 1 click Facets could use the information of the playing track and selecting the appropriate columns entry.
So if I have 3 panes genre|artist|album, then I could get genre2|artist4|album4 and library selection of album4. Extremely useful by big collection.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 16 July, 2011, 12:41:24 PM
... when I'm listening to one track and navigating somewhere else or listening to random playlist, on 1 click Facets could use the information of the playing track and selecting the appropriate columns entry.
A lovely idea! 

In regard to the empty space between groups: If you decide to remove the empty space so please make it optional - i like the design decision in simplaylist.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Erich_2 on 16 July, 2011, 01:39:47 PM
Little Bug when using right mouse in facets to get context menue (facets 1.0 beta 7):

When setting: selection action "Send to selection playlist, keep playing playlist (default)" right mouse click changes the playlist also instead of only showing the context menue.   

This behavior does not appear when setting: double-click action: "Send to selection playlist, keep playing playlist (default)". In this setting it's only showing the context menue whithout changing the playlist (what it should be).
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 16 July, 2011, 02:19:00 PM
Isn't that behaviour normal rather than abug? It is so in album list and old facets: a rightclick also selects an entry like a leftclick.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Erich_2 on 16 July, 2011, 02:53:25 PM
Isn't that behaviour normal rather than abug? It is so in album list and old facets: a rightclick also selects an entry like a leftclick.

Normal? A rightclick shouldn't select anything because the user wants to choose one of these things from context menue:
...
- send to a new playlist
- send to an autoplaylist
- add to current playlist
and so on...

But: how to add to a current playlist when the playlist changes at the moment of rightclick?
IMHO that's not ok!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 16 July, 2011, 03:21:13 PM
Don't get me wrong! That is indeed extremely annoying what you've described and probably the main reason i would never use the selection playlist for a singleclick. I just wanted to say: that behaviour existed always and not only in facets so it is not a bug!

Edit
How would you apply a rightclick on more than one entry without selecting them? Impossible? Yes!

Edit 2
I took a look in Cui and its filterwhere you have following behaviour: a rightclick selects a single entry without sending it to the selection playlist. So you have a contradictory phenomen where the selection is not sended to its playlist.

To sum up the two edits: There can't be a nice solution for all that apart from getting rid of these selection playlists.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: smkk on 21 July, 2011, 12:03:37 AM
In the old version it was possible to "find as you type". Like selecting the artist column and typing eg "The Smiths" would jump to that artist. In the new version though I can't get any further than "The" since the space key now seems to select/deselect the current item. Having about 180 artists starting with "The" I found the old behavior more useful.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 21 July, 2011, 02:02:51 PM
wihile holding shift-key a doubleclick adds the selection to the current playlist whatever the settings for middle/doubleclick in facets preferences are. Is that a feature or unintended behaviour?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: intjk on 31 July, 2011, 04:17:12 PM
Would you be able to add "Album Play Count" as another "Statistics" option? Or would that be more complicated than just "Played" divided by total tracks rounded to the nearest whole number?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tg2k3 on 01 August, 2011, 03:00:48 PM
hey frank,

i wrote some time ago that i encountered frequent foobar crashes while using facets. however, i failed to provide any further information which is why nothing more came out of it. yet i'm living with this horribly annoying unstable foobar for 2 months now and it starts to piss me off massively :-) so i guess i'm motivated enough now to provide you the necessary information.

1) Crash Log
I cannot provide one since I do not encounter any "foobar has crashed - click here to send a bug report" dialogue. Maybe the procedure has changed and there is some other way to retrieve a crash log? I am happy to undertake the necessary steps if you'd provide me a guide.

2) The behaviour that leads to the crash
- there is some (any) track being played back by foobar. *i think* it doesn't crash if there is nothing being played. all track possibly being played are located on my local harddrive.
- i open the facets tab with 4 columns (ltr): date+subitems > album artist > album > track
- i search for an artist and/or select several items in several facets columns, i.e. filter them
- foobar continues playing back, but the ui freezes completely to the point at which windows 7 blures out the content of the window and offers a "search for solution" window
- after closing and restarting foobar i am presented with an option to choose between "safe mode", "troubleshooting" and "start normally"
- "troubleshooting" reveals no problematic components

- it doesn't need to happen after the first search/filtering action but it is bound to happen within ~ten seperate search/filter actions
- *i think* the last action to happen is always a filter option. however, not every search condition leads to the possibility of a crash after filtering within it
- during the search/filtering actions (bulding up to but not necessarily resulting directly in a freeze) the gui freezes for the split of a second, being intuitively explained by queries to the database. it's "nothing" but it sensibly disturbs the work flow. don't know if that has any indication.
- after the currently playing track ends, there will be no consecutive track played if a crash has occured during the playback of the first track


3) System
OS
- Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
- no ipod connected (foo_dop)

Foobar/Library
- Foobar 1.1.8 beta3 (it happens since several versions, including stable versions)
- library size: 462 GB (44943 Tracks)
- all files on local harddrive


Installed components
Code: [Select]
Core (2011-07-29 18:31:28 UTC)
foobar2000 core 1.1.8 beta 3
foo_albumlist.dll (2011-07-29 10:50:28 UTC)
Album List 4.5
foo_audioscrobbler.dll (2011-06-26 18:44:21 UTC)
Audioscrobbler 1.4.7
foo_cdda.dll (2011-07-29 10:50:26 UTC)
CD Audio Decoder 3.0
foo_converter.dll (2011-07-29 10:50:06 UTC)
Converter 1.5
foo_discogs.dll (2011-06-26 18:44:19 UTC)
Discogs Tagger 1.29
foo_dop.dll (2011-06-26 18:44:15 UTC)
iPod manager 0.6.9.1
foo_dsp_std.dll (2011-07-29 10:50:30 UTC)
Standard DSP Array 1.0
foo_facets.dll (2011-07-31 18:11:56 UTC)
Facets 1.0 beta 7
foo_fileops.dll (2011-07-29 10:49:14 UTC)
File Operations 2.1.3
foo_freedb2.dll (2011-07-29 10:49:20 UTC)
freedb Tagger 0.6.4
foo_input_std.dll (2011-07-29 18:30:52 UTC)
Standard Input Array 1.0
foo_playcount.dll (2011-07-31 18:11:56 UTC)
Playback Statistics 3.0.2
foo_plorg.dll (2011-06-26 18:44:02 UTC)
Playlist Organizer 2.4
foo_podcatcher.dll (2011-06-26 18:43:58 UTC)
Podcatcher 0.2.5 (beta, Mar 12 2011)
foo_rgscan.dll (2011-07-29 10:50:06 UTC)
ReplayGain Scanner 2.1.2
foo_simplaylist.dll (2011-07-31 18:11:56 UTC)
SimPlaylist 1.0 beta 7
foo_textdisplay.dll (2011-06-26 18:43:51 UTC)
Text Display UI Element 1.1 beta 1
foo_ui_std.dll (2011-07-29 10:50:28 UTC)
Default User Interface 0.9.5
foo_unpack.dll (2011-07-29 10:49:38 UTC)
ZIP/GZIP/RAR Reader 1.6
foo_wave_seekbar.dll (2011-06-26 18:43:31 UTC)
Waveform seekbar 0.2.12

I would be really happy about any form of help. i depend on facets but it's slowly killing my soul.

Thanks.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Jac74 on 07 August, 2011, 10:27:04 AM
Frank,

I have experienced a similar problem as described in the post from tg2k3. My facet configuration is "conductor > band > artist > genre > album". I select a conductor and an album from the facets and start playing some songs. If while playing I select another album or any other facet value (i.e. change the facet selection) then fb2k crashes in a strange way. The song being played goes on until it ends but the UI gets frozen.

My OS is Windows XP Professional 64 bit SP2 and I'm using fb2k v1.1.7. My library is about 27000 songs, most of the flac (however, this problem happens no matter which codec the song's been encoded with).

Code: [Select]
Core (2011-06-05 09:16:20 UTC)
foobar2000 core 1.1.7
foo_abx.dll (2009-06-07 17:25:26 UTC)
ABX Comparator 1.3.4
foo_albumlist.dll (2011-06-05 09:14:24 UTC)
Album List 4.5
foo_bitcompare.dll (2008-12-05 18:08:02 UTC)
Binary Comparator 1.2
foo_cdda.dll (2011-06-05 09:14:20 UTC)
CD Audio Decoder 3.0
foo_converter.dll (2011-06-05 09:13:50 UTC)
Converter 1.5
foo_dbsearch.dll (2007-01-26 00:58:48 UTC)
Database Search 1.4
foo_dop.dll (2010-05-26 21:39:36 UTC)
iPod manager 0.6.7.8
foo_dsp_std.dll (2011-06-05 09:14:22 UTC)
Standard DSP Array 1.0
foo_facets.dll (2011-08-07 12:36:03 UTC)
Facets 1.0 beta 7
foo_fileops.dll (2011-06-05 09:13:12 UTC)
File Operations 2.1.3
foo_freedb2.dll (2011-06-05 09:13:14 UTC)
freedb Tagger 0.6.4
foo_input_alac.dll (2011-02-26 15:53:14 UTC)
ALAC Decoder 1.0.7
foo_input_monkey.dll (2011-08-07 12:36:03 UTC)
Monkey's Audio Decoder 2.1.5
foo_input_std.dll (2011-06-05 09:13:58 UTC)
Standard Input Array 1.0
foo_plorg.dll (2011-08-07 12:44:20 UTC)
Playlist Organizer 2.4
foo_podcatcher.dll (2010-04-24 11:44:10 UTC)
Podcatcher 0.1.7.4 (beta, Apr 24 2010)
foo_queuecontents.dll (2011-08-07 12:36:03 UTC)
Queue Contents Editor 0.4.3
foo_rgscan.dll (2011-06-05 09:13:54 UTC)
ReplayGain Scanner 2.1.2
foo_ui_columns.dll (2010-05-03 13:38:32 UTC)
Columns UI 0.3.8.6
foo_ui_std.dll (2011-06-05 09:14:24 UTC)
Default User Interface 0.9.5
foo_uie_albumlist.dll (2009-06-13 22:49:19 UTC)
Album list panel 0.3.5
foo_uie_lyrics2.dll (2010-04-12 23:19:24 UTC)
Lyric Show Panel 2 0.4.6.15
foo_unpack.dll (2011-06-05 09:13:24 UTC)
ZIP/GZIP/RAR Reader 1.6
foo_verifier.dll (2009-10-05 14:39:20 UTC)
File Integrity Verifier 1.1

One clue: it only seems to crash if the playlist being played is "Facet selection". That is as follows: if I'm playing "Album A" from the "Facet selection" playlist, the behaviour is as described above. If I'm playing the same album, but selected in some other way (for instance, from album list, or any other component), changing facet selections doesn't crash fb2k. I guess the problem is playing "Facet selection" playlist and changing what is selected in the facets. Hope this helps find the bug.

Please advise if you need me running some tests or trying some fix or giving you any further information (as tg2k3, I'm unable to get a crash report).

[EDIT] Going back to the previous version of facets (2008-02-25) doesn't show this problem.

Regards,

Alberto
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Northpack on 09 August, 2011, 08:41:03 AM
Beta 7 works like a charm, any issues I experienced with previous versions are gone. Great work, Frank!

I have one suggestion however, which could be considered for the future. The default sort order for the playlists is set to %path_sort%. If it is possible, it would be more intuitive to have a default sort order exactly the same as the colums in the facets are configured. For example, if I have a facet with albums sorted by date|album and I click at the first row ("All") I would expect the albums to appear on the playlist in the same order they appear on the facet.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Akdor 1154 on 10 August, 2011, 10:12:30 PM
this is wonderful; your software brings me pleasure literally daily.  Something useful to add would be custom sorting for each column - either like EsPlaylist and merely have a secondary title formatting field for each column, that clicking the column header would sort by; or, like the title formatting /queries wiki pages suggest, just support "SORT BY yadda yadda yadda" at the end of the column's own title formatting string. This'd absolutely make my day.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Frank Bicking on 12 August, 2011, 01:11:54 PM
Beta 8 reintegrates the reset button into the search box. "Search" now remains visible when the cursor is placed in the field. Appearance may differ depending on Windows version and visual style.

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=2894d0c478af9da6451b5be2074ff093" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i54.tinypic.com/11ay3cm.png)

As always, bug fixes are listed in the first post.

In the old version it was possible to "find as you type". Like selecting the artist column and typing eg "The Smiths" would jump to that artist. In the new version though I can't get any further than "The" since the space key now seems to select/deselect the current item. Having about 180 artists starting with "The" I found the old behavior more useful.

Fixed, thank you.

wihile holding shift-key a doubleclick adds the selection to the current playlist whatever the settings for middle/doubleclick in facets preferences are. Is that a feature or unintended behaviour?

The idea was to perform the same action as Shift+Enter. I can see how this might be annoying, and have changed double-clicks to ignore keyboard modifiers.

Would you be able to add "Album Play Count" as another "Statistics" option? Or would that be more complicated than just "Played" divided by total tracks rounded to the nearest whole number?

I could add a "played per track" statistic if there is general interest, but as has been pointed out in your other topic (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=89904), album play count is obviously not very well defined.

i wrote some time ago that i encountered frequent foobar crashes while using facets. (...)

I have experienced a similar problem as described in the post from tg2k3.

Both of you should have received a private message on how to use Process Explorer to create a minidump when foobar2000 freezes, and where to send it.

If it is possible, it would be more intuitive to have a default sort order exactly the same as the colums in the facets are configured. For example, if I have a facet with albums sorted by date|album and I click at the first row ("All") I would expect the albums to appear on the playlist in the same order they appear on the facet.

Interesting, noted for a future version.

Something useful to add would be custom sorting for each column (...)

Could you give an example of how you would use this?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: adam777 on 12 August, 2011, 03:49:26 PM
Hi Frank,
Thanks for the new version, I think I found some regression, though.
I configured the middle click action to be "add to current playlist".
In previous versions, it was enough to middle click an item, while it's only highlighted (meaning, not selected) to add it to playlist.
In this version, middle clicking an item while it's only highlighted adds the currently selected item, regardless of where the middle click was performed.
Please have a look.
Thanks, Adam.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Frank Bicking on 12 August, 2011, 04:26:33 PM
Corrected, thanks for the report.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: sylla on 12 August, 2011, 05:12:08 PM
After updating from beta 7, cover images behave strangely. I don't have much info yet, more than that it's a difference based on what display mode I use. Also, cover sizes seems to be resetted to a very small size after restarting foobar2000.

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=08f12e0384e6ef0d6e72d7cf84c6dca2" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/139/facets.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/29/facets.jpg/)

As you can see, there also seems to be some problems with the new simplaylist, that cover displayed correctly in beta 7.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Byron86 on 12 August, 2011, 05:20:23 PM
Also, cover sizes seems to be resetted to a very small size after restarting foobar2000.

I can confirm this. I have the same problem with the new beta.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: BoraBora on 12 August, 2011, 06:16:39 PM
Also, cover sizes seems to be resetted to a very small size after restarting foobar2000.

Same here.

An option suggestion: would it be possible to add a preference  for the cover size? The Alt+mouse wheel control is nice but I'd prefer a fixed and exact size for all my facets tabs which would be the same as my actual covers size and eliminate the need to resize them dynamically .

At last, a feature suggestion: in cover mode, it would be nice if we could display tags without affecting the sorting. Like sorting on %album artist sort% but display %album artist" under each cover.

Thanks again for your work: facets and simplaylist are wonderful. 
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Frank Bicking on 12 August, 2011, 06:17:42 PM
After updating from beta 7, cover images behave strangely. I don't have much info yet, more than that it's a difference based on what display mode I use.

Reproduced for display modes with less than 32-bit colors.

Please redownload both components to see if these issues have been fixed.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Byron86 on 12 August, 2011, 06:19:50 PM
There is a a graphical glitch that appears sometimes in the searchbox...
(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=d28513c8981a67ae812231d32b57c546" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://img6.imagebanana.com/img/7l68g8yo/Zwischenablage1.jpg) (http://www.imagebanana.com/)
the white line at the bottom and right.

Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: adam777 on 13 August, 2011, 12:58:58 AM
Corrected, thanks for the report.


Thanks for the super-quick fix.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: sylla on 13 August, 2011, 04:43:20 AM
After updating from beta 7, cover images behave strangely. I don't have much info yet, more than that it's a difference based on what display mode I use.

Reproduced for display modes with less than 32-bit colors.

Please redownload both components to see if these issues have been fixed.


Yep, that fixed it for me (for both components). Thanks.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: jszania on 13 August, 2011, 06:07:43 AM
The search box no longer keeps a history of recently used searches. Too bad. I don't understand why you removed it.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Ben Laserlove on 14 August, 2011, 08:56:46 PM
Hey, thanks for developing this awesome plugin!

Just a question.. is it possible to add custom fields in "Statistics"? I would love to add %album artist% in there.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 15 August, 2011, 01:01:23 PM
Why don't you add it yourself? 
Just go to facets preferences and add any column you like. Note that you can add everything that is possible by title formatting but you won't be able to add a statistical column which would require aggregating functions. However, %album artist% ist not about statistics.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Ben Laserlove on 15 August, 2011, 02:22:14 PM
The thing is, I use the directory name as the primary column, and would like album artist to be a secondary statistic so it doesn't make multiple entries for the same folder if the %album artist% is different, which it is for my "[Non-album tracks]" folder where I just put tracks that don't belong in albums.

Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Frank Bicking on 15 August, 2011, 02:53:11 PM
How about an album artist column like:

Code: [Select]
$if($strstr(%path%,Non-album tracks),Various Artists,%album artist%)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 16 August, 2011, 02:30:36 PM
In the new facets the middleclick behaviour changed in a way that makes it impossible for me to use the middleclick in an effective manner. When i wished to add a multiple selection of entries to facets playlist by middleclick i just had to select the multiple entries and to middleclick the last one so that the whole selection was included in the playlist interaction. As my mouse has a sidebutton which is assigned as ctrl-key i get used to handle a multiple selection by middleclick very quickly. Now  i have to add each entry seperately what is the more cumbersome the more entries the selection contains.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Vagabond on 16 August, 2011, 05:21:02 PM
After updating from beta 7, cover images behave strangely. I don't have much info yet, more than that it's a difference based on what display mode I use. Also, cover sizes seems to be resetted to a very small size after restarting foobar2000.

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=08f12e0384e6ef0d6e72d7cf84c6dca2" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/139/facets.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/29/facets.jpg/)

As you can see, there also seems to be some problems with the new simplaylist, that cover displayed correctly in beta 7.


Wow. I really like that foobar setup. Mind showing me the secrets?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Ferongr on 19 August, 2011, 11:49:47 PM
I'm having troubles finding documentation on how to structure a query for the Default short order option, when multiple tag keywords are concerned. Ideally, I want to use something like "%album artist% %album% %discnumber% %tracknumber%" but then the results are not what I expect.

Is there some specific separator between keywords needed? Maybe the field supports a single-keyword only?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: bb10 on 20 August, 2011, 01:27:30 AM
I'm having troubles finding documentation on how to structure a query for the Default short order option, when multiple tag keywords are concerned. Ideally, I want to use something like "%album artist% %album% %discnumber% %tracknumber%" but then the results are not what I expect.

Some more info would be great, like for example what you expected to see and what you got instead.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: sylla on 20 August, 2011, 03:39:57 AM
Wow. I really like that foobar setup. Mind showing me the secrets?


I don't think there are any secrets, it's facets and simplaylist with some simple titleformatting and if you have a properly tagged library that's all you need. Send me a PM if there's something you want to know, it's OT here.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Ferongr on 20 August, 2011, 08:09:04 AM
I'm having troubles finding documentation on how to structure a query for the Default short order option, when multiple tag keywords are concerned. Ideally, I want to use something like "%album artist% %album% %discnumber% %tracknumber%" but then the results are not what I expect.

Some more info would be great, like for example what you expected to see and what you got instead.

Nah, it was a misunderstanding on my part. Default Short Order applies to items outbound for playlists, not Facet views. I just created a custom column and everything is golden.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: SolykZ on 20 August, 2011, 05:34:45 PM
Hi there!


First of all: THANK YOU for your great plugin. I can't think about a foobar2000 layout without Facets. Really.

So, there's my question: actually, we've got horizontal and vertical positionning. I'd like to know if you plan to add a kind of "mix" of these two? I'd really like to have three facets on a first line (genres/artists/albums) AND, on a second line, a facet that would display multiple columns, like track number, title, ratings, etc.

Yeah, I know: I can do this by using the "playlist" panel. But I already use this one as a "currently playing" panel. In other words, I'd like to have something like the default WinAMP behavior.

Have you any plans for this?


Thank you for any replies!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 20 August, 2011, 05:48:17 PM
To be blunt. Just use winamp for winamp like behavior. You are not limited to one 'currently playing playlist' panel in foobar2000.

Just put a tabbed playlist container in your configuration and use as many playlists as you want / need.

Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: SolykZ on 21 August, 2011, 07:39:24 AM
If I wanted to use WinAMP, it's already what I would do, right?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: dilpill on 23 August, 2011, 07:59:09 AM
Is there any way to change the size of the cover art back to what it was in the earlier beta versions?

Perhaps you could add an option to set the maximum dimensions for it.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: D.Sync on 23 August, 2011, 08:26:25 AM
Is there any way to change the size of the cover art back to what it was in the earlier beta versions?

Perhaps you could add an option to set the maximum dimensions for it.


As for resizing the cover art, the wiki page already explains it.

"Images can be resized/zoomed by holding the Ctrl key and rotating the mouse wheel. "
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: D.Sync on 23 August, 2011, 08:27:50 AM
BTW I can't seemed to be able to integrate it with column UI. Couldn't find it under Insert Panel menu anywhere.

Menu > Toolbar > Layout only shows Live Editing and the theme that I'm currently using.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: marc2003 on 23 August, 2011, 08:30:46 AM
that's because it's for default UI only.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: derty2 on 23 August, 2011, 08:35:06 AM
Read Post #1 > Click "Download" Link > At "Download" location: Scroll to bottom of page ...

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Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: D.Sync on 23 August, 2011, 09:55:40 AM
is it not supported on column_UI? Aww.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: marc2003 on 23 August, 2011, 10:08:24 AM
i just noticed you can have it as a popup window from the "Library" menu. it works in columns UI as well. ok, it's not the same as a panel but it's still pretty cool.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: D.Sync on 23 August, 2011, 10:22:30 AM
Yea I guess I could resort to that. Too bad it's didn't match nicely with my theme.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: dilpill on 23 August, 2011, 01:00:58 PM
Is there any way to change the size of the cover art back to what it was in the earlier beta versions?

Perhaps you could add an option to set the maximum dimensions for it.


As for resizing the cover art, the wiki page already explains it.

"Images can be resized/zoomed by holding the Ctrl key and rotating the mouse wheel. "

Oh, thanks. It wasn't immediately obvious from any of the options in foobar2000, so I didn't think it could be done.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: plissk3n on 24 August, 2011, 04:54:08 PM
Hey, I have problems with the resizing of the images. I am using a Laptop without a mouse and scrolling only with multitouch. Till now every software accepted the touchpad as a wheel but not this resizingfunction.
Maybe you could add a key for resizing? Like "+" and "-"?

Greetz!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: wdekler on 26 August, 2011, 06:47:59 AM
I'm using a filter but the artist is still listed (without any albums and songs). Is there a way to apply the filter to all facets windows?

The filter is a simple filepath check.

thanks!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Frank Bicking on 26 August, 2011, 06:52:23 PM
An option suggestion: would it be possible to add a preference  for the cover size? The Alt+mouse wheel control is nice but I'd prefer a fixed and exact size for all my facets tabs which would be the same as my actual covers size and eliminate the need to resize them dynamically .

Instead of a setting, I would prefer to display the current dimensions in a tooltip or the status bar as you change the size.

Quote
At last, a feature suggestion: in cover mode, it would be nice if we could display tags without affecting the sorting. Like sorting on %album artist sort% but display %album artist" under each cover.

Noted. What would you use this for? Last name, first name order?

actually, we've got horizontal and vertical positionning. I'd like to know if you plan to add a kind of "mix" of these two? I'd really like to have three facets on a first line (genres/artists/albums) AND, on a second line, a facet that would display multiple columns, like track number, title, ratings, etc.

Yeah, I know: I can do this by using the "playlist" panel. But I already use this one as a "currently playing" panel. In other words, I'd like to have something like the default WinAMP behavior.

foobar2000 has multiple playlists, so one can keep playing while you look at your current selection in another one. The new version already includes send to playlist actions that preserve the playing playlist. There is no point in creating some additional list that, even if it duplicated the looks of a particular playlist view, does not behave like a playlist.

Hey, I have problems with the resizing of the images. I am using a Laptop without a mouse and scrolling only with multitouch. Till now every software accepted the touchpad as a wheel but not this resizingfunction.
Maybe you could add a key for resizing? Like "+" and "-"?

I can add zooming with Ctrl +/-. But if other applications support this control of yours, I would much rather want to fix this.

I'm using a filter but the artist is still listed (without any albums and songs). Is there a way to apply the filter to all facets windows?

The filter is a simple filepath check.

Please provide more details (screenshot, column settings, filter query).
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: wdekler on 27 August, 2011, 04:58:52 AM
It seems that the filter contained a typo and something else is happening. I have several artists without any album info and while (just as expected) the album view turns up blank, the track view doesn't contain the tracks belonging to this artist.


(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=b2d7f11bb2a2f3489954db75960746b5" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/6592/foobarfacets.th.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/546/foobarfacets.png/)

So how can I get the tracks to show up when I click such an artist?

thanks!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Frank Bicking on 27 August, 2011, 05:14:35 AM
The track pane remains empty because you have added an album column, which prevents tracks without an album from showing up (documentation: missing fields (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_(foo_facets)#Missing_fields)).

Instead of the default album column, use one with %album% or $if2(%album%,none).
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: wdekler on 27 August, 2011, 05:58:57 AM
Thanks for the quick support! I replaced the default album with $if2(%album%,none).
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: BoraBora on 28 August, 2011, 08:59:13 AM
Instead of a setting, I would prefer to display the current dimensions in a tooltip or the status bar as you change the size.

Nice idea.
Quote
Noted. What would you use this for? Last name, first name order?

That would be my main use, yes.

Thank you for having noted my suggestions. 
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 28 August, 2011, 12:28:23 PM
Hello Frank!

i am curious to know what you think about my request concerning groupings inside facets art view (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=88410&view=findpost&p=755066).
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Moth on 28 August, 2011, 04:44:59 PM
"foobar2000 has multiple playlists, so one can keep playing while you look at your current selection in another one. The new version already includes send to playlist actions that preserve the playing playlist. There is no point in creating some additional list that, even if it duplicated the looks of a particular playlist view, does not behave like a playlist."

How does one go about this. I've tried making two playlists, but when I goto add to the main playlist, it plays in both.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 28 August, 2011, 04:57:09 PM
It sounds like you are saying foobar2000 is playing two playlists at one time. This is not possible. What does it plays in both mean?

A screenshot of your configuration would be very helpful.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Moth on 28 August, 2011, 05:21:27 PM
I don't have my setup like that at the moment. But what I would like to do is. have a selection playlist below and my main on the right side. What happens is, I have both playlists and when I goto add to one playlist, it sends it to both and plays from both.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 28 August, 2011, 05:31:51 PM
As tpijag already said: that is not possible! Either you are explaining your issue in a way that it is not understandable or something very weird is going on in your config. You cannot send to two playlists anything from facets - also foobar2000 isn't able to play two tracks at the same time. If "plays from both" means a different phenomen so please explain it.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 28 August, 2011, 05:34:02 PM
You have placed a playlist viewer in multiple locations. This will only give you multiple instances of the same playlist. You need to place one playlist viewer in a tabbed playlist container. It will then work. You will not get differing  physical multiple playlist locations within your config however.

EDIT: with your setup it will appear to be playing from two playlists simultaneously.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Moth on 28 August, 2011, 05:37:03 PM
Ok. I understand that. I will try that. So the only way I can get this is with a tabbed playlist?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 28 August, 2011, 05:39:40 PM
You have placed a playlist viewer in multiple locations.
The usual entrapment for new users! Wouldn't it be the best to allow just one instance of the playlist view when/if at all the settings of layout/groups is allowed on a per-playlist basis? I don't see any benefit from multiple playlist views apart from that.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 28 August, 2011, 05:41:12 PM
As far as I know it may be capable with es/el playlist and maybe only within CUI. Beyond my knowledge though there has be previous discussions and maybe a search will turn them up.
I am a huge proponent of using a tabbed playlist container. At first, it may screw with the aesthetics of your configuration [tabs are not real exciting], but it is worth it for functionality.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Moth on 28 August, 2011, 05:43:48 PM
Thank you very much.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Ferongr on 29 August, 2011, 09:10:56 AM
<snip>


Indeed, arbitary, user configured grouping the same way the Playlist view has would be nifty. For example, you could avoid a situation like this in the track column...

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=4ac5860d298a4b60e38071cbc96863a0" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://ompldr.org/vYTN1bQ/facets.PNG)

and instead use a grouping scheme like "%album artist% - %album%" to have tracks displayed in groups. The group header ideally should act like in the playlist view, enabling actions on multiple tracks.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Frank Bicking on 29 August, 2011, 09:28:00 AM
I can see how the second pane would benefit from groups (e.g., to list albums by artists).

Why not replace the third pane with an actual playlist view though?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Ferongr on 29 August, 2011, 09:31:30 AM
Because I have no action set on "click", only on double click (Add to selection playlist ) and middle click (Send to selection playlist with "play" unchecked). Sometimes I just want to queue a few tracks from an album, and the track column helps with that.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 29 August, 2011, 09:38:23 AM
As i wrote in my request: i see no need for userdefined grouping patterns. The grouping should only help for an better overview in a large list of coverart so that it would be sufficient to group by display name of clicked column. F.e. if i sort by artist column the artist name is the grouping name, if i sort by rating the grouping consists of the corespondending rating(stars). For some statistical columns (like length, bitrate,...) some hardcoded patterns would be nice with senseful ranges.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Northpack on 29 August, 2011, 06:01:19 PM
Personally, I never missed grouping in the facets interface. If I want to "group" albums by an artist - well, I just select that artist or type it into the search box. My opinion is that the concept should be kept simple: grouping makes sense for playlists but not for facets. What Ferongr wants to do can simply be done by using facets with multiple playlist.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Ferongr on 30 August, 2011, 02:56:40 AM
--Offtopic--
What Ferongr wants to do can simply be done by using facets with multiple playlist.


No, it can't, don't presume to know my workflow.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Moth on 30 August, 2011, 09:28:05 PM
Man. Playlist tabs are ugly. It's a shame Frank you think the bottom / vertical pane is redundant because to me it'd be amazingly welcome. I mean I tolerate the multi playlist right now, but that'd be the best feature imo. I dislike winamp for various reasons, if it's not too much work, please consider it.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: iregados on 03 September, 2011, 06:39:01 AM
is that possible to hide the header of panel (where it shows what's the panel showing like artist or genre)?
if not...are you planning add this feature??

being able to hide the side scrool bar should be usefull too =)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: thearrow on 03 September, 2011, 05:28:45 PM
Thanks for the great component!

It would really benefit from having settings to control caching the album art, though.

When you've got a large music library, scrolling through the album art view thrashes the hard drive as all the thumbnails load. The option to create a database of all the thumbnails (similar to how the waveform view uses a database file) would make this so much better!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Neutron Pong on 10 September, 2011, 03:55:26 AM
Love the component, happy for the update. Couple of issues, all of which have been brought up by others, but here's my voice adding to the chorus:

- Smooth scrolling is nice to have if you want it, maddening if you don't. Please offer it as an option. You could even default it to on so long as users have the freedom to choose. It is the right of all sentient beings, after all.

- Automatic column resizing is nice if you want assistance when changing the width of your columns. The problem here is that the ability to move a column beyond the visible width of the panel (and thus requiring a scroll bar) has apparently been removed. As you can see in my screenshot below, what this means in use is that if the panel is narrow, very few columns will have the space they need to communicate information effectively. I'm okay with the scrollbar, so please allow columns to exist beyond outside of the visible width of panels again. To go a step further, I'd like a toggle to lock the width of columns once they're where I want them (maybe a checkmark in the right-click dialog?). A little tooltip as I'm adjusting them showing the actual pixel width wouldn't hurt, either, but that may be up to Foobar itself and not within the capabilities of a component.
(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=39621f585e413af994ca68b67c9039b8" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j197/Fuujinryu/Forum%20Files/Foobar2011.gif)

- Folks are asking about allowing there to be a bottom Facets pane, wider than those above it, for various reasons. I wouldn't mind it either, as it would give me more space to display the file information being obscured by the automatic column resizing I highlighted on the last point. Beyond this, if it were somehow possible to create the links between Facets panels manually--to use DUI separators to draw your panes individually, then tell Facets that this pane here updates this pane over here, regardless of whether those panes are above, below, or even touching one another, that would open up another door for possible design configurations.

Finally, and this isn't as specific to Facets as it is to Foobar (and really, media players in general): To everyone who's trying to play and display one playlist while they display and edit another, I feel your pain. It would help in the manual creation of new playlists, the kinds of playlists you make based entirely on personal, subjective criteria, and nothing you can put into metadata for a machine query or filter to automatically build. I'm still searching for a way to do this in Foobar, or any other media player for that matter. Or, at least, a way that doesn't involve invoking two instances of the program, since that is a workaround instead of native support. For anyone who can't understand why someone would want to play and display one playlist while simultaneously displaying and editing another, I've found the following example helps to demonstrate the kind of functionality I'm trying to produce: If you ever had a dubbing audio cassette player, the kind that had two tape bays so you could copy a song from one tape to another (or at least a CD player that also had a tape bay you could copy CD songs to), that's the kind of thing this sort of setup would enable. You play the one while evaluating the songs you want to go into the other--it's really quite simple. Observe this mockup:
(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=965af5e6841fb9aaff400217664b5421" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j197/Fuujinryu/Forum%20Files/DubPlaylist2.gif)
I still want multiple libraries, but I'm not holding my breath on that one. In the meantime, Facets remains the backbone of my workaround. Thanks for all your hard work, Frank.

P.S. Hey Ferongr, how 'bout that C80, eh?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Northpack on 10 September, 2011, 05:35:30 AM
Finally, and this isn't as specific to Facets as it is to Foobar (and really, media players in general): To everyone who's trying to play and display one playlist while they display and edit another, I feel your pain.

I can perfectly understand your and Ferongr's desire - I just think it's not up to the Facets component to act like a pseudo playlist as a hack to overcome that limitation. It's up to foobar to allow multiple instances of the playlist view in the layout, you should direct your feature request there.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Decalicatan_Decalicatan on 10 September, 2011, 09:10:21 AM
Finally, and this isn't as specific to Facets as it is to Foobar (and really, media players in general): To everyone who's trying to play and display one playlist while they display and edit another, I feel your pain.


A effective workaround exists in foobar2000: use one of ssenna's playlist viewer (http://foo2k.chottu.net/ ) ESPlaylist (works in DUI or CUI) or ELPlaylist (CUI only). Add it in your layout (with another playlist viewer that will be your active playlist), right-click on the Es/ELPlaylist you added and in the PLAYLIST command, you can select to view the active playlist or to view one of your playlist all the time (for exemple the Facet selection playlist)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: dancin_carrot on 15 September, 2011, 06:12:29 PM
After updating foobar recently, the way my albums are sorted has changed. I'm using Facets as my album display, and I have a lot of albums with multiple album artists. Until now, if I had more than one tag in the Album Artist field (eg. Pat Metheny; Jim Hall), the album would show up under both of those artists. But now it shows up under its own category in the list (Pat Metheny, Jim Hall), and not under each individual artist. Is there a way to fix this? Funnily enough I posted this exact question more than 5 years ago after updating the version, and the info I received then worked great until my latest update. Any help would be appreciated.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: shakey_snake on 15 September, 2011, 07:53:12 PM
1) You shouldn't be losing these sorts of settings when you are updating.  If this happen every time you "update" you are doing something incorrectly.

2) foo_facets is a 3rd Party component as it's author is Frank Bicking, not Peter. So I've moved your question to the appropriate forum.

3) According to the wiki entry (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_(foo_facets)#Multivalue_fields) you need to be using %<album artist>% as your field rather than %album artist%
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: dancin_carrot on 15 September, 2011, 07:56:06 PM
Sorry for posting in the wrong forum. Your suggestion worked, thanks!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: durch on 20 September, 2011, 07:22:13 AM
How can I make album art (no labels) bigger? Default is way too tiny for me.
And could you please implement %isplaying%? IMO playlist view is not very useful without being able to highlight the playing song. Grouping would also be nice.

And I second the idea of a thumbnail database.

And it would be great if the user could decide what to show in album art labels and how many rows they have.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Luke2000 on 20 September, 2011, 01:31:17 PM
hello boys and gilrs!

Code: [Select]
recently added -----> %added% DURING LAST 1 WEEK


how to sort NOT in alphabetical order BUT in chronological order?

Thanks!!! 
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 20 September, 2011, 01:44:55 PM
Where are you using that code and where are you expecting it to sort? If it is a facets filter you add the sort syntax as per the docs.

%last_played% DURING LAST 1 WEEK  SORT DESCENDING BY %last_played%

Facets is not a playlist and you are simply adding a filter to your library. The above will filter your library appropriately, but I would expect the  sort criteria of the individual facets columns will sort according to how you set it up. If you send this filtered list to a playlist, the sort order should be what you expect.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: durch on 22 September, 2011, 03:54:02 AM
Feature suggestion: Double-click selects the whole search line, not just a single word. I think that's what most users wanna do in this search field. If you don't like this suggestion, then please include a Triple-click that selects the whole line.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: White_Shadow on 22 September, 2011, 04:47:50 AM
I second durch's suggestion!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tdisbd on 30 September, 2011, 04:36:53 AM
Can you add tooltip for "Album art(no labels)"?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Beavis04 on 30 September, 2011, 07:49:28 AM
I'm voting for larger album art as well. I run Foobar on the TV through a small computer and it is way too small to see what is going on from the couch.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Dennis68 on 30 September, 2011, 08:46:23 AM
To change the album art size, hold down Ctrl and rotate the mouse wheel.

Dennis
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Beavis04 on 02 October, 2011, 01:38:40 AM
Cool, thanks - that's almost like an easter egg though! Couldn't find it.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: dyermaker on 06 October, 2011, 07:23:09 AM
hey, wonder can anyone help me with this minor issue?

in 'playlist view' the facets playlist defaults to Library (selection) and Library (selection) (playing) .. is there anyway to customise these names? ive tried renaming them directly but it just creates new ones...
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Vagabond on 14 October, 2011, 03:48:07 PM
Unsure if this has to do with facets, but I'll try. Whenever I load a multi-disc album where I don't change the filename to match the track number, it loads the playlist as the files appear, rather than the tags. (https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=3a66496af959af6836e30934ad178aaf" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/AgKEh.png)

Can I get foobar to take a file's tag as a precedent over filename?

EDIT: Solved. Apparently it takes more than editing the Shell Integration sort settings!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: durch on 26 October, 2011, 05:26:18 AM
I found a strange behavior:

First of all, I use both Facets (just one, a Folder view) and SimPlaylist. My folders look like this: Album Artist - Album\..
If I select a Folder from let's say Amy Macdonald (where all files have "Amy Macdonald" as album artist, if that's of importance) and then I start a facets search for "amy", the playlist "Library selection" won't change. No other files of any Amy are added. However, if I (with a clean search field) select any other folder (not one of Amy Macdonald's folders) and then search for "amy", the Library selection playlist updates and displays all songs of any Amys from the whole Library.

The bug here is in my opinion that it should have done this during the first search, too.
Of course, you may replace Amy Macdonald with any other (album?) artist. It was just an example.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Zarty on 26 October, 2011, 09:24:52 AM
Just loaded foo_facets.  Good job thank you!  I had an issue with double-click in panels affecting the playback queue but I found the option to turn it off in Preferences. :-)


Zarty
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: sylla on 26 October, 2011, 10:04:03 AM
When you want to use multiple filters you have to click on the button to get the menu for every filter you want to add, because the menu disappear after you click on something. Wouldn't it be possible to make the menu stay until you click outside it? Or perhaps let leftclick behave as usual, but make middleclick add multiple filters, thus making the "multiple filters" button redundant. I think this would be more smooth?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Frank Bicking on 26 October, 2011, 11:44:37 AM
If I select a Folder from let's say Amy Macdonald (...) and then I start a facets search for "amy", the playlist "Library selection" won't change.

The album that remains selected determines which tracks are sent to the playlist.
You would not expect it to be any different if you select an album after searching.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: durch on 26 October, 2011, 05:19:52 PM
Alright, that's a nice feature.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: JJForums on 27 October, 2011, 07:55:43 AM
this addon is great, congratulations to the developers
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: shortdude123 on 06 November, 2011, 11:08:09 PM
recently added doesn't seem to work.  Nothing comes up.  The other filters seem to work fine.  What could be the problem?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 07 November, 2011, 08:02:42 AM
Maybe you could add a little detail to your post. Use of the the words 'other filters' implies to me that you are using Columns User Interface.
This is a component for the Default User Interface.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: dyermaker on 07 November, 2011, 10:17:33 AM
ive noticed recently that some of my albums are not appearing in the facets column.. if i search artist for example, i cant see a specific album that exists in my library.. however if i search the album name, the artist does appear in the artist column, but the album column is still completely blank. ive checked my tags and they look fine.. however rewriting them with discogs plugin usually fixes the problem im having. anybody come across this behaviour or have any idea what might be going on ?

keep up the good work anyway, love this component
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Mr. Pacman on 08 November, 2011, 10:19:32 AM
Hi everybody!

I have set facets to browse my libraries and sort the albums by reading date info, but some albums I have don't have date info and facets simply doesn't show them at all. Is there anything I can do for this (except of disabling the date column and adding date info for each album)?

thank you in advance
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 08 November, 2011, 10:41:26 AM
They might be there. And this may also be a bit of a bug. I will assume you do not have date set with the shortcut IF syntax. That is, you are using %date%, not [%date%].  I ran a quick test.

Date used in any facet other than the first sorts all by date with the expected ? as the entry at the bottom of the list for items with no date.
Date used in the first facet sorts all by date, but the ? is missing from the last entry. The row is there, just blank and can be used.

You can confirm using a summary item in subsequent facets that everyone is present.

Using Foobar2000 1.1.9 facets 1.0

Edited as ? indeed is there as expected
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Mr. Pacman on 08 November, 2011, 11:12:26 AM
Summary Item doesn't show the album that hasn't got a date...It's like an album that it's not inside the library. I can only see it inside the EsPlaylist when I choose the artist in facets... (I have a pane for artists and a pane for albums - viewed with covers -). I also have a subitem column inside the first pane but it doesn't count the albums that haven't got  a date...
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 08 November, 2011, 11:22:33 AM
Do not know what to tell you. I can not replicate. By the way, in my quickly done test setup, the question mark is indeed now showing in my date facet at the bottom of the sorted list for the few undated albums that I have in the library. And in a second facet, using %album% all are present as expected.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Mr. Pacman on 08 November, 2011, 11:41:00 AM
Do not know what to tell you. I can not replicate. By the way, in my quickly done test setup, the question mark is indeed now showing in my date facet at the bottom of the sorted list for the few undated albums that I have in the library. And in a second facet, using %album% all are present as expected.


OK!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH! It was the first thing you've mentioned!!! I had that IF syntax..(default setting)...I'm happy now!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: shortdude123 on 14 November, 2011, 03:11:19 AM
Maybe you could add a little detail to your post. Use of the the words 'other filters' implies to me that you are using Columns User Interface.
This is a component for the Default User Interface.


I am using Default.  I am using the newest version of Facets.  For the Recently Added filter, in Facets, i have %added% DURING LAST 1 WEEK.  When I apply the filter, nothing shows up!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 14 November, 2011, 09:22:26 AM
Works fine here. May be silly to ask, but do you;

1. have files that have been added to the library in the last week
2. have playback statistics component loaded
3. can the files be found by other query methods, for example Library>Search
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: lostinthiswhirpool on 18 November, 2011, 06:47:38 PM
Hi,
I really enjoy the powerful of Facets, but I'm not specialist about it :
I use Columns UI, and I would like to know if it is possible to show Facets as a panel (not only as a popup)...
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Geitje on 23 November, 2011, 08:36:19 AM
+1, please make a panel for columns UI

Hi,
I really enjoy the powerful of Facets, but I'm not specialist about it :
I use Columns UI, and I would like to know if it is possible to show Facets as a panel (not only as a popup)...

Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: maXelo on 23 November, 2011, 11:49:56 AM
+1
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: dano on 26 November, 2011, 06:13:11 AM
I have a question about multi value tag fields.

I have two columns with the pattern %<genre>%
Let's say I have a genre tag with the two values A; B
If I select "A" in the first column, the second column still gives me A and B
Is it possible that the second column only displays B when I have already selected A in the first?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 26 November, 2011, 06:33:04 AM
But somehow it is logical why facets displays genre "A" in the second pane: you select in first pane genre "A" and in second pane that part of media library tracks will be shown that contain this genre, therefore the genre "A" will be shown if some tracks of this sub-part of library contains it. That is what you defind by column pattern in preferences
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: marc2003 on 26 November, 2011, 06:46:26 AM
if all your files have 2 genres and the 2nd is a sub-genre of the first, this could work...

1st column: $meta(genre,0)
2nd column: $meta(genre,1)

but if genres are mixed between the first and 2nd value, it would not work well at all.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 26 November, 2011, 07:17:16 AM
Hm, nice would be a titleformating function that retreives the content of a multivalue track in alphabetical order - something like: $meta_alph()

Edit:
I don't use it because i am too stupid for it but i believe foo_uie_sql_tree could realize that browsing inside a treeview.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: qazws on 27 November, 2011, 10:09:56 PM
my artist image folder is

%album%\%album artist%.jpg(or png)

and use this to find image

$replace(%_path%,%_filename_ext%,)%album artist%.jpg(or png).*

but if this artist have 2 album
artist image not show.........



how i can fix this?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: jszania on 29 November, 2011, 03:40:17 PM
where can I find older versions of Facets?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 29 November, 2011, 04:32:03 PM
why?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: jszania on 30 November, 2011, 01:21:42 PM
a new version lacks "search history" and "tracks" (statistics section)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 30 November, 2011, 01:50:29 PM
Try "items" from the statistics section to display how many tracks an entry contains.

Just because of the "search history" you want to miss all the amazing new features?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Porcus on 30 November, 2011, 05:29:08 PM
A crash issue which seems to be foo_facets-related: http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....mp;#entry777289 (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=91823&pid=777289&st=0&#entry777289)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: jszania on 01 December, 2011, 04:52:12 AM
Try "items" from the statistics section to display how many tracks an entry contains.

Just because of the "search history" you want to miss all the amazing new features? :o



tks a lot, I didn't know about "items". BTW, I REALLY don't understand why "search history" was removed.

And what about my request? Never mind, I found an old version in my old backups.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: awnm on 07 December, 2011, 10:41:06 PM
Does anyone have a solution for sorting the "Date" view from newest to oldest?

I created a Facets column with:
Code: [Select]
<<<$num($sub(3000,%date%),4)>>>>>'['%date%']'<<

Which works, but is sure ugly. Thanks.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: satan4u on 08 December, 2011, 12:32:50 AM
not sure if this has been reported or not but if you have the artist name in lower case and then have the same artist in upper case it will display them as different artist's instead of grouping them together
is there a way to fix or change this so it groups them together?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Erich_2 on 08 December, 2011, 02:18:01 AM
... the same artist in upper case it will display them as different artist's instead of grouping them together
is there a way to fix or change this so it groups them together?

1. Change the sort order in first facet to Artist (or sort order of Album List)
2. Click on the wrong written artist
3. Select all songs in playlist (Ctrl.-A)
4. Properties (Alt-Enter)
5. Change the Artist Name (in pulldown there are all the right and wrong written artists)
6. OK

Pay attention to names with a "space" AFTER the name! There are many idiots of taggers who do that!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: JackTheHammer on 10 December, 2011, 01:03:52 PM
(excuse me for my English, it is not my native language)
Hello, first I want to say thanks for this nice component that finally allows foobar behave like winamp (which became too slow and fat).
I want to suggest making a fix/option for situation listed below:

When enabling dispay of album art in facets pane, that show only tracks, pane displays album art for each track, even if those tracks are from same album and directory and have same tags.
It looks like this:
(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=460e70ea313886ee088374b340dbf8f1" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://xmages.net/storage/10/1/0/a/c/upload/1bd1e7b4.jpg)

It would be nice if there were a check for same album art, so pane won't show additional album arts for song that have same art. Like it this:
(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=0005ec960e1a6c3c1ec02993016902ad" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://xmages.net/storage/10/1/0/1/b/upload/7ecb276c.jpg)

Thank you for attention.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 10 December, 2011, 02:35:51 PM
In the upper screenshot the facets pane (that contains the album art) has "track" as column. Replace the column with album column.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: JackTheHammer on 11 December, 2011, 04:21:52 AM
Quote
In the upper screenshot the facets pane (that contains the album art) has "track" as column. Replace the column with album column.

Thank you, but I know this. And I have this layout (with album art at "album" section) for now. But I still want to see album art in the "Track" section to be shown normally. The Facets component is very nice replacement of Columns UI and I think fixing this small issue will be another step to victory.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: marc2003 on 11 December, 2011, 09:56:32 AM
if you don't want to see an entry for every track then don't group by track. 
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 11 December, 2011, 10:40:04 AM
Or add to the right of an facets pane that displays covers a further pane that shows the tracks.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: robin75 on 15 December, 2011, 11:30:02 AM
Still love the facets, one thing i need some support:

I have a TAG with multivalues
I have one column in my facet to filter/split here
I need one column after this, to exclude certain tracks.

Like:
I need all %style% "summer" but without the one which also have %style% "beach".

how can be the pattern for this?

thank you very much!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: robin75 on 02 January, 2012, 08:38:53 AM
Still love the facets, one thing i need some support:

I have a TAG with multivalues
I have one column in my facet to filter/split here
I need one column after this, to exclude certain tracks.

Like:
I need all %style% "summer" but without the one which also have %style% "beach".

how can be the pattern for this?

thank you very much!


OK, maybe my question is to complicated, i try it more simple:

How can i exclude values instead of include them through a facet panel?

Thank you very much!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 02 January, 2012, 04:01:25 PM
Did you try two facets panes with style tag? In first one you select what you like to have and in second one you deselect what you don't like? Could work?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: robin75 on 03 January, 2012, 01:07:01 PM
Did you try two facets panes with style tag? In first one you select what you like to have and in second one you deselect what you don't like? Could work?


Thanks Mr. Stankovic, a clever idea. Sometimes it's simple ;-)
It's not 100% ideal, but it works.

I thought i can use a Syntax like
NOT %STYLE% HAS ....
it works in the Toolbar manually but also not as a Filter or a Column ... but i'm not a syntax pro.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: robin75 on 11 January, 2012, 02:10:46 PM
Hi, i searched but i couldn't really find something:

Preferences > Facets > Library > Default Sort Order

How can i sort descending here?
SORT DESCENDING BY <sort-pattern> is not working

Thank you very much!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 11 January, 2012, 02:26:01 PM
That field in the facets preferences requires title formating expressions. On the other hand "SORT DESCENDING BY <>" is part of the query syntax. The confusing thing is that the query syntax itself can contain title formatting but vice versa it's not possible.

Generally spoken it is not possible to sort descending via title formatting.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: robin75 on 12 January, 2012, 06:32:10 AM
That field in the facets preferences requires title formating expressions. On the other hand "SORT DESCENDING BY <>" is part of the query syntax. The confusing thing is that the query syntax itself can contain title formatting but vice versa it's not possible.

Generally spoken it is not possible to sort descending via title formatting.


Thanks mate!

Would be great to have a little checkbox there to set up if the sort should be descending or ascending.
Something for the next update?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: robin75 on 12 January, 2012, 08:14:47 AM
ok, next (and maybe last)  question:

Is there any way do DESELECT all Tags in all Panes with one action? Or "clear" everything with one action.
Is there a shortcut or any trick i can use?

Specially with long list of tags, it happens that one tag is active by accident but i don't realise because it's scrolled down or so...

Thank you very much!

Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 12 January, 2012, 12:39:02 PM
You could select the "all" entry either by mouseclick or ctrl-a
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Sixth Street on 12 January, 2012, 01:15:27 PM
Hi, i searched but i couldn't really find something:

Preferences > Facets > Library > Default Sort Order

How can i sort descending here?
SORT DESCENDING BY <sort-pattern> is not working

Thank you very much!


If you are trying to sort descending a numeric field, you can use the sub function to "invert" the field and then sort that ascending.  For example, I use $sub(%date%,9999) to sort descending by year.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: robin75 on 13 January, 2012, 10:20:07 AM
You could select the "all" entry either by mouseclick or ctrl-a


I know, but how do i Deselect all?
The problem is with "ALL" that Titles without a value in this field will be not listed.
I also thinking about a action that Deselects all in all panes, not just one...
Thanks!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: robin75 on 13 January, 2012, 10:24:57 AM
Hi, i searched but i couldn't really find something:

Preferences > Facets > Library > Default Sort Order

How can i sort descending here?
SORT DESCENDING BY <sort-pattern> is not working

Thank you very much!


If you are trying to sort descending a numeric field, you can use the sub function to "invert" the field and then sort that ascending.  For example, I use $sub(%date%,9999) to sort descending by year.


Thanks! %date% is simple but for %last_modified% it will be more complex. or how can the value can look like instead of "9999", "9999-99-99 24:00:00" ?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: robin75 on 13 January, 2012, 11:16:06 AM
How can be the syntax to identify duplicates in my collection for a autoplaylist?

I know the trick to make this in a column, but a autoplaylist would be more comfortable.

Thank you!

Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: iOsiris on 19 January, 2012, 07:46:03 PM
I use the following code in order to display a language panel & a rating panel.
Code: [Select]
$if(%language%,%language%,Unknown Language)

Code: [Select]
$if(%rating%,$repeat($char(9733),%rating%),Unrated)

However, each time I start Foobar2000. The panels will not display the tags unless I force a "refresh" of the panel by choosing a different tag to filter by such as: artist or album and then re-selecting language or rating.

After some testing, it seems that the filter is still there but it just doesn't display without refreshing the panel because if I dragged inside the "empty" language or rating panel. It can still filter results of the other panels.

Is this a bug? Or am is there something wrong with my code?

The following is a picture of what it looks like when I open Foobar2000. Notice how the two panels on the top left and second from the right does not appear.
(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=386f9fb55fdd8f8491dd937bcb0ddbab" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/YdnsW.png) (http://imgur.com/YdnsW)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: prateek88 on 01 February, 2012, 03:03:16 PM
I am experiencing this crash every time i click over the Autoplaylist(Facets) option in playlist manager and it gives the error:
----Problem caused by: foo_facets.dll : Facets 1.0 Known buggy component
Is this a known bug?

Searched for the issue in this forum but haven't found, so i thought would be of some significance if i post it here.


Edit: using foobar latest beta 5 version with DUI.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: MDMA on 02 February, 2012, 12:38:56 PM
I'm having some difficulty, I currently tag my music using the discogs tagger which writes a genre (such as "Electronic" for all electronic music) to the GENRE tag, and the style (acid, house, whatever) to the STYLE tag. When I have a column displaying the styles, they appear grouped (lots of my music has different styles so there are multiple tags)

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=cc9364c99b85d4ec11b146dbb58f8c21" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1661073/styles.PNG)

I can't seem to get the tags to display singularly, eg. Abstract just appears once, and all albums tagged as "abstract" appear under that, and all albums that are also tagged as "Drum n Bass" also appear under one Drum n Bass value.

I noted that when moving the style tag over to genre, and seperating the values they appeared as seperated in facets.

Is there a way to fix this without changing my tags (before anyone asks, yes I have set all the styles as split values)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: MartDann on 08 February, 2012, 08:50:25 AM
I noted that when moving the style tag over to genre, and seperating the values they appeared as seperated in facets.

Is there a way to fix this without changing my tags (before anyone asks, yes I have set all the styles as split values)


Maybee this can help you:
http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?ti...ltivalue_fields (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_%28foo_facets%29#Multivalue_fields)

In short: i Thins your Facet setup for Genre is %<Genre>% and your setup for Style is %Style%.
Insteed try %<Style>%
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: MDMA on 08 February, 2012, 08:52:06 AM
I noted that when moving the style tag over to genre, and seperating the values they appeared as seperated in facets.

Is there a way to fix this without changing my tags (before anyone asks, yes I have set all the styles as split values)


Maybee this can help you:
http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?ti...ltivalue_fields (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_%28foo_facets%29#Multivalue_fields)


Thanks. I already figured out the solution (it was the to have my tag like %<style>%. Was just coming back to post here now that someone had bumped the thread
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: ThomR on 12 February, 2012, 01:07:01 PM
Hey guys: I also have a multivalue (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_%28foo_facets%29#Multivalue_fields) question that I'd love help for. I have a genre pane with the syntax "%<genre>%", and this nicely splits up mutivalues like "folk; rock" into separate entries, but I've also created a subgenre field, formatted "[%<subgenre>%]", but which isn't splitting the entries, so that "piano; cello; orchestral" gives me the entry "piano; cello; orchestral" in the subgenre pane, instead of including the album in each separate category. Can anyone suggest why this column isn't splitting multivalues? I figure it must have something to with being an added field, not default. I notice added fields have "<>" around their names in the Columns preferences... maybe there's some interference here?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 12 February, 2012, 01:14:12 PM
1. Go to advanced preferences -> display -> properties dialog -> multivalue fields and place there SUBGENRE
2. The content of your SUBGENRE tag still contains only one value. To split the content into multiple values open the properties dialog from context menu, open the context menu from the subgenre field and call "split values ..." tool

Edit

For a better understanding here a simplified explanation

Now you have this inside your subgenre tag:
SUBGENRE = piano; cello; orchestral

after the procedure i described above you will get this in your file:
SUBGENRE = piano
SUBGENRE = cello
SUBGENRE = orchestral
in the properties dialog it will be displayed as "piano; cello; orchestral" whereas the semicolon is not a literal sign from the tags content but (different than before splitting) an visual indicator in the properties dialog to seperate multiple tags!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: ThomR on 12 February, 2012, 01:42:05 PM
1. Go to advanced preferences -> display -> properties dialog -> multivalue fields and place there SUBGENRE
2. The content of your SUBGENRE tag still contains only one value. To split the content into multiple values open the properties dialog from context menu, open the context menu from the subgenre field and call "split values ..." tool

Edit

For a better understanding here a simplified explanation

Now you have this inside your subgenre tag:
SUBGENRE = piano; cello; orchestral

after the procedure i described above you will get this in your file:
SUBGENRE = piano
SUBGENRE = cello
SUBGENRE = orchestral
in the properties dialog it will be displayed as "piano; cello; orchestral" whereas the semicolon is not a literal sign from the tags content but (different than before splitting) an visual indicator in the properties dialog to seperate multiple tags!


That nailed it. Thanks!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: alter4 on 12 February, 2012, 02:48:52 PM
Looks like I found an issue.
I have selected setting - "send to selection playlist, keep playing default"
Steps:
Start foobar, select some random facet (folder in my case) - selected content goes to selection playlist.
Try to add mp3 file from foobar2000 menu.
See file is not added.

Is it normal behavior?

Foobar2000 1.1.11
Win7 64bit
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: alter4 on 13 February, 2012, 03:20:02 PM
Looks like the problem is cos of foobar moves focus immediately after adding mp3 to the facet -> that causes selection event trigger -> that causes  playlist refreshing from selection and cleans added file.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: reselty on 15 February, 2012, 09:19:05 AM
Hi

I can't make visible the facet search history on PC with
foobar2000 v1.1.11
Is it a setting to do, a fault or real not supported anymore in the last versions...?

On to other PC's 
-foobar2000 v1.1.7
-and anoter real older one (before automatic update)
it is still visible

Thanks4answering
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 15 February, 2012, 11:05:26 AM
Quote
New predefined filters
The search box no longer keeps a history of recently used searches. Instead, a new filter toolbar has been introduced to quickly access frequently used search queries, along with a new preferences page below Media Library, Facets.

Release Notes (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_(foo_facets)/Release_notes)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: reselty on 15 February, 2012, 11:23:18 AM
Thanks for letting me know , tpijag!
(about : search box no longer keeps a history of recently used searches)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: reselty on 16 February, 2012, 03:32:43 AM
Thanks for letting me know , tpijag!
(about : search box no longer keeps a history of recently used searches)

I tried again with this "Filter" but it doesnt really do Filtering. the show all or nothing...
I would rather have back the historie function ( it is at all a totally different thing )

I configurated my foobar with different rows to preselect, but I use to sort for selection normaly "search"
So perhaps I over configurated..I learned a little..
But how I use it in the end the history function was really helpfull, cause I often searche the same strings and the quicksearch toolbar I also do not really use, cause it not really fuctions..if I search for existing selections it shows a red box... never played with it to find out, alslo cause I first have to open it, but could be nice with its history favorites.

Would be nice to find out the confortable search solution.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 16 February, 2012, 04:07:10 AM
Well, the history was just a list of filters which is the same thing that you have now. You may prefer one location of said list over another, BUT there is no reason for a filter to not work.

To say that is doesn't really do filtering is incorrect. It filters just fine. You are going to have to give more detail such as what filter string you have set up that is an example of a filter that does not work for you and whether you are filtering the library or a currently selected playlist.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: reselty on 17 February, 2012, 03:53:21 AM
Well, the history was just a list of filters which is the same thing that you have now. You may prefer one location of said list over another, BUT there is no reason for a filter to not work.

To say that is doesn't really do filtering is incorrect. It filters just fine. You are going to have to give more detail such as what filter string you have set up that is an example of a filter that does not work for you and whether you are filtering the library or a currently selected playlist.


Thanks for your explanation. I have to play with it...
Why it doesn't filter with standard settings I just do not understand.
And how it should be able to show the same history as before I also do not understand - specially your saying that it was just a list of filters.
For me that are really two totally different things.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 17 February, 2012, 09:15:50 AM
It does NOT have an automatic history where it saves everything you have ever done including failure queries that did not work based on bad formatting or misspelling or whatever. It has filters that you build, save and reuse my selecting one or multiple of them from a drop down list.

And again, it does filter with standard settings. Repeatedly saying that is does not will not make it true. Explain exactly what you are doing that suggests standard settings do not work. What is it that you are calling a standard setting, and what does not work - exactly. Continuing a thread with two posters, one saying it works and one saying it does not is pointless without providing detail.

By the way, there is documentation to facets on the download page.

good luck
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: reselty on 17 February, 2012, 12:36:38 PM
Thanks for the docu - hint.
With standard settings I wanted to express - how it came, with it's presettings.
I just Updated all my foo's and there was this new filter-boxes (first I did not know why this new boxes displayed - since updates are automatic and you update foobar and all components at once(what is normal) - you don't know what caused changes, without asking it would be a havy search to find out that it was the facets component.
So thank you again -about you I know - that it was  facets-"part".

I will play with it.. and lern.
I realize that when I "preset"  the most used search tearms, as a kind of favorites, and I find them fast, it must be better than the use of history.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: JLBA on 20 February, 2012, 02:13:04 PM
First of all, a very big thank you for this wonderful component!

After reading the title formatting instruction a bit more today I finally managed to get the exact result I wanted in displaying the album artist and I decided to post the "formula" here in case someone would, like me struggle

I listen to a lot of jazz and very often you have several artists for the same album (not like a compilation, more like "Chet Baker & Stan Getz" for example.
I wanted to be able to have all artists of an album listed separately so I wouldn't need to remember in which order they were listed on the CD (could be a good trick to improve my memory though  )
At the same time, I didn't want the list to be cluttered by artist appearing in a compilation ('Various Artists' or a compilation or several artists played by one performer [classical music for example])

So, here are the two "formulas" I made:

Album artist: $if2($meta(ALBUM ARTIST), $meta_branch(artist)) - I only populate the album artist tag for compilation and recitals
Artist: $meta_branch(artist) - Allow me to see everything, including artists appearing in compilations and recitals.

Of course, if there is anything wrong in my solution, feel free to let me know, I am not really good at that kind of things

Again, a big thank you !

I just noticed a little bug in my "Album artist" formula 
It seems to work much better using this: $if($meta(ALBUM ARTIST), $meta_branch(album artist), $meta_branch(artist))
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: -Richy- on 21 February, 2012, 04:19:27 AM
For the purpose of the fast assortment I need into facets some Columns. However I would not like to get each particular Columns as label under or apart from the Album art indicated, the clarity and the place because.
There I did not find attitude to fading in and/or fading out individual label. I imagine that this is so far not possible.

My request would be the possibility of the individual Columns optional by option as label. Thus e.g. right mouse click on " Album", "DATE" or whatever, fade in, fade out, finished.

Greetings
Richy
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: pompon on 22 February, 2012, 07:33:21 PM
Why when I am using Facets with playlist, it's only highlight items in my playlist instead do a filter (like when I am in library mode) ?

I look j-river, mediamonkey ... they filter the playlist when using the group category. I don't see the advantage to just highlight ...
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: r0k on 02 March, 2012, 01:55:44 PM
Hi. I'm using facets and really like it. It makes navigating the library really easy.
There is one feature that i would really like if it's not too hard to implement. The ability to specify a playlist to send the files to on double-click or middle-click.
This would basically allow someone to easily send tracks on a predifined playlist that's reserved for playing tracks and not use the library selection playlist to actually play tracks as it tends to become messy when you then select other tracks to eg. tag them.
I know Facets has a built-in feature that can prevent this by creating a new playlist if the selection playlist is playing but then both playlists will have the same Library Selection name and the mess will only be different.

I think it would be great being able to send tracks to the selection with 1 click and to a specific playlist with double click. If it's not possible to differentiate signle click from double a middle click would be a nice alternative. Currently one can only send to selection, active or new.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: fr0y0 on 02 March, 2012, 05:36:45 PM
Hey guys!

Before I say anything else, here's my current setup. So you know what I'm talking about. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2637910/foo.PNG (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2637910/foo.PNG)

So, the three middle columns are facets panes. The middle one of those three shows album art etc. Is there a way to make it scroll horizontally? And I'm not talking about the pane orientation (those would also just scroll up and down). Basically, everything stays the same, except that I want to browse the album art right and left instead of up and down.

Thanks!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: r0k on 03 March, 2012, 04:35:28 AM
I think i've tried to arrange facets in every possible way and never noticed such an option so i don't think it's possible. It would require changing the UI code so it's a feature noone but the developper could add.
That being said, vertical scrolling is often more convenient since the mouse wheel can control it while horizontal scrolling, when it's implemented requires some modifier key and wouse wheel.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: thearrow on 18 March, 2012, 12:28:14 PM
Could we please get CACHING of the thumbnails in the album art view?

I'm tired of having this thrash my HDD every time it loads.

Or could I get the SOURCE of this component so I can do it myself?

Thanks!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 18 March, 2012, 02:03:37 PM
Who the hell do you think you are? You contribute zero of your time here, yet you yell and make demands. 
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: thearrow on 19 March, 2012, 07:26:49 PM
Not yelling. Just trying to make it stick out when scrolling through the thread.
IF I WERE YELLING, I WOULD TYPE IN CAPS. 

I suggested better caching back on page 13 and nothing came of it.
I'd be glad to try to work on it.
Why are these plugins not open-source?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 19 March, 2012, 07:39:07 PM
Quote
Why are these plugins not open-source?


Don't know. Maybe related to Foobar2000 not being open source. There is an available SDK.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: thearrow on 20 March, 2012, 05:07:21 PM
There is an available SDK.


I'm aware.

It just seems like a community-developed plugin would be open to community-developed improvements.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: foosion on 21 March, 2012, 06:26:26 AM
It just seems like a community-developed plugin would be open to community-developed improvements.
This decision is made independently by each plugin developer.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: sinilill on 07 April, 2012, 04:56:19 PM
I think facets doesn't like me. My music collection is based on folder structure and also in Facets I use Folder panes. In playlists for grouping I use $directory_path(%path%), but Facets breaks some groups apart or reorders the the songs.
With every Foobar restart the pattern is different. Why I think it's Facets? Because all other combinations of media library and playlist viewers work 100%, except with Facets. I have used it for a week and love it, except the one problem.
All the tags are fine and files start with two digits. There must be a solution for the error, maybe someone can help me?

Here's a picture of the current situation, it's a 3 pic combo
(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=8cbdfa529f6bfb535aa5d95f22654834" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://www.upload.ee/image/2238547/fnumprob.jpg)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Erich_2 on 08 April, 2012, 08:14:00 AM
... In playlists for grouping I use $directory_path(%path%), but Facets breaks some groups apart or reorders the the songs.

Prefereces > Media Library > Facets > Default sort order: %path_sort% ?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: sinilill on 08 April, 2012, 05:29:35 PM
Prefereces > Media Library > Facets > Default sort order: %path_sort% ?

Thank you Sir, that did it 

Only one little inconvenience left. I have Facets with 2 panes and every time I start foobar the second pane doesn't load. When I set the second pane to Title, then it loads everytime, but with Folder or Album it doesn't load. Sometimes it loads when I make a dosen clicks in the first pane, sometimes not. When I want to see the content of the second pane, then I have to change the columns filtering.

It even doesn't show the name of the filtering, but in the menu it's activated. Is there a fix for that?
(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=c488b9a4a57931d91c489b2ea64e2070" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://www.upload.ee/image/2242637/facprob2.jpg)


Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: iOsiris on 08 April, 2012, 09:10:36 PM
I noticed something similar happening to me, does it load if you resized the panel that is blank?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: sinilill on 09 April, 2012, 08:36:05 PM
I noticed something similar happening to me, does it load if you resized the panel that is blank?


Yeah, it loads when I resize the pane    I suppose I can live with that 

So it's a common bug/problem?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Jorell on 13 April, 2012, 08:44:06 AM
Hi, I was wondering if it was possible to use facets to search for artists albums. I can't wrap up my mind around the query syntax to come up with something that will filter albums and leave out single tracks with the artist name in the title...
Can anyone help ? Thanks
(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=d8f9011a8a3b6c3f6b512bb7740cd14b" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/cDVef.jpg)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 13 April, 2012, 09:05:33 AM
Many use Album Artist = VA or Album Artist = Various Artists for compilations. Artist = individual track artist name. Filtering on VA is then simple.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Jorell on 13 April, 2012, 09:24:30 AM
I'd still get all the tracks that are (feat. Pit Baccardi) from other artists. Is it possible to show results only if the string shows up in the directory name ?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: kareha on 13 April, 2012, 04:06:49 PM
There should be an Album Artist option already, right click your Facets where it says Artist, goto Columns and it's under there, at least it is on mine.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: lensch on 20 April, 2012, 07:52:07 PM
I am using Facets. After upgrading to 1.1.11, all my column panes have lost the ability to have bottom scroll bars even when the text is wider than the window. How do I get them back?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 21 April, 2012, 02:04:49 PM
Hi Frank,

here (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=94589&view=findpost&p=793212) i tried a snippet that won't work but leaves to an empty pane. Maybe a bug?

Making it work would be a interesting feature to achieve compatibility with other players.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: thesoupiest on 23 April, 2012, 08:32:22 PM
Hi guys. Putting Foobar2000 on a new computer, want to restore my old setup.
It looked like this, and everything's good so far. However, I can't work out how to get my old main Facet back. It looked like my recreation in the top-right. All of the songs were listed in alphabetical order by artist, and then in alphabetical order by album, and then in sequential order by song. The songs listed duration and bit rate on the far right (year as well, but not pictured). I was able to click on the top area to choose which direction to sort artist in - A-Z or Z-A.
The issue is that I can't figure out how to get that setup back for the life of me. Anyone able to help?
(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=28825584c4d528bb0edd69a65b7c92bb" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i44.tinypic.com/2wqhq4n.png)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Porcus on 04 May, 2012, 12:38:30 PM
Wishlist item. Don't know if this is a facets specific.

I sort by folders, so I add 'superfolders' to the library. Like E:\1, E:\2, F:\3. Then displayed are the subfolders of these three.
Say, in F:\3 I have a F:\3\_Various_Artists , and I want to have the subfolders of this displayed too. I could of course move that from F:\3 to F:\, but I would like to just add it to the library: If F:\3 and F:\3\_Various_Artist are both monitored, then as of now, the latter makes no difference. I'd like to have the addition of a subfolder to overrule.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Porcus on 07 May, 2012, 06:55:41 AM
Wishlist item. Don't know if this is a facets specific.

I sort by folders, so I add 'superfolders' to the library. Like E:\1, E:\2, F:\3. Then displayed are the subfolders of these three.
Say, in F:\3 I have a F:\3\_Various_Artists , and I want to have the subfolders of this displayed too. I could of course move that from F:\3 to F:\, but I would like to just add it to the library: If F:\3 and F:\3\_Various_Artist are both monitored, then as of now, the latter makes no difference. I'd like to have the addition of a subfolder to overrule.


Huh. Restarting and it worked that way? Puzzling. Sorry.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: D.Sync on 14 May, 2012, 03:13:37 AM
Does anyone have a problem with having album cover to show up on several albums? I noticed that several of my album art doesn't show up. All are named folder.jpg. Nothing big deal but just wondering.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Boiled Beans on 16 May, 2012, 12:21:55 PM
Is there a way to display the total number of albums or tracks?

For example, if I have 10 albums by The Beatles, it shows "The Beatles (10)", just like in the default media library?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: ruebe on 16 May, 2012, 12:52:23 PM
Does anyone have a problem with having album cover to show up on several albums? I noticed that several of my album art doesn't show up. All are named folder.jpg. Nothing big deal but just wondering.

i encouter the same issue, sometimes facets shows my stub picture alltough album art is present
this bugs me, but not enough to investigate further, but if i was interessed, i would check the size of the album arts that don't show up
i guess that facets chooses big over small ones, thus displaying the stub picture though album art is present

Is there a way to display the total number of albums or tracks?

For example, if I have 10 albums by The Beatles, it shows "The Beatles (10)", just like in the default media library?

right click the column header > statistic > subitems and/or items
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Boiled Beans on 17 May, 2012, 11:59:21 AM
right click the column header > statistic > subitems and/or items


Thank you.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: phool on 20 May, 2012, 07:41:29 AM
Not sure if anyone can assist with this, I have an album tagged with two different artists separated by a semi-colon. Now I would like to show this album under each artist in an "album artist" pane. At the moment I instead get a separate entry for both artists, in a addition to the individual entry of each artist (see yellow highlights in screenshot below for clarification). Is there a way to get my desired layout which does not have the third, combined artists entry?

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=4ffe9bad5c0bf9a2ac9072f74c8cc810" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://www.imagehost.co.za/image-A304_4FB8D7F3.jpg)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: White_Shadow on 20 May, 2012, 06:05:00 PM
Probably this (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?ti...ltivalue_fields (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_(foo_facets)#Multivalue_fields)) might help you.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: phool on 21 May, 2012, 12:48:27 PM
Thanks! That seemed to have worked, although now the artist art doesn't display for the two artists in question. Is this a bug?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: White_Shadow on 21 May, 2012, 02:17:18 PM
That's not a bug - it's a feature! *lol*

I'm not quite sure, but I think that's because the artist picture is now not unique any more... But that's only a guess.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: phool on 24 May, 2012, 12:42:11 PM
 

Yes, I think you may be right in that respect. Although it seems silly to treat them as not being unique as isn't that the whole point of a multi-value field? I'm not sure whether this is something facets-related though or whether it's something to do with the foobar core.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Rarn on 25 May, 2012, 04:03:44 PM
I am experiencing a crash problem similar to one posted earlier in this thread. When playing from the Library Selection Playlist, if I attempt to search or switch the selection using Facets, the entire UI freezes, when playback of the track continues, and the foobar2000 crashes completely shortly after the track ends. So basically it is unusable. This ONLY occurs during playback however.

I am using a Genre > Album Artist > Album facets combination, with SimPlaylist in the latest 1.1.12 beta 6 version of foobar2000 on Windows 7. I have about 65,000 tracks in my library
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: prateek88 on 30 May, 2012, 03:13:05 PM
I am experiencing a crash


I am too getting the same problem, earlier it was working fine with the same version of foobar( the latest stable one). 
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: prateek88 on 30 May, 2012, 03:23:36 PM
just resolved it somehow, actually previously i was using playlistorganizer and it didn't swithiching playlist and suddenly freezes, Now after switching to simplaylist manager problem resolved.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: kumbbl on 08 June, 2012, 12:54:59 AM
WOW - one of the best available plugins for Foobar - thanks a lot!

One remark: would it be possible to add an option to disable the automatic reordering of the items in a pane: when changing the width of a pane over a certain threshold then current Facets reorders the items in multiple columns (first 2, then 3...)

Nice feature but it would be even nicer if the user could decide if he wants that or not ;-)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: ColdChemical on 08 June, 2012, 05:33:54 PM
I really like the Facets (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_%28foo_facets%29) component, but I can't seem to find a way to embed it within a Columns UI pane.  Any help? 
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: kumbbl on 10 June, 2012, 09:23:40 AM
no, because it's only availbale for DUI...
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: MaCs on 12 June, 2012, 12:51:46 PM
With columns UI, If I set the double-click action to "add to current playlist", the playlist focus will move to the items that were added by double-clicking. Is it possible to do the same with facets? If not, I would file this as a feature request.

Thanks!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: prateek88 on 12 June, 2012, 01:47:15 PM
@MaCs
Its working for me as u r saying or may be i hvnt got what u meant. When i double click on facets items the contents go into the new playlist and focuses on the same.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: MaCs on 12 June, 2012, 02:12:01 PM
No, i am talking about the active playlist, not a new one. I want the focus to move to the end of the playlist, where the new items were added.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: prateek88 on 12 June, 2012, 03:03:31 PM
@macs
hmmmm.... yeah cant find any way to do that. I tried sorting descending by custom list_index column but its not working.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Vitz on 16 June, 2012, 12:43:28 PM
I seem to be experiencing a bug ever since updating from the old version to the rewritten 1.0 version.

I often like to sort my playlist by music last added to my library. For this I created a custom column with the pattern "$date(%last_modified%)". I know this doesn't exactly sort it to music last added to my library but instead when I last modified something in my library, but seeing as I rarely fix tags and stuff, it works pretty well for what I'm trying to do with it.

Anyway, clicking this column sorts the music chronologically, as one would expect. However, for some reason, within a minute this state will automatically reset itself so everything is out of order again. It's only when applying this state a second time that it actually sticks. This bug will appear every time I browse a new playlist or Facet selection.

The bugs presents itself in multiple versions of foobar (currently on 1.1.11). It was very clear it started occurring after I updated Facets, but I've also tried other versions of foobar to validate the problem, including versions I'm absolutely sure this didn't happen with. The problem did present itself in those versions with Facets 1.0.

I understand this would be a low priority bug, as it's caused by a custom column not everyone uses, but I would greatly appreciate it if a fix could be included in a future version of Facets.



Thanks for all the great work you do on this component. I can't imagine using foobar without it any more.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: motorhorst on 28 June, 2012, 08:09:03 AM
I'd like to push this request:

There is one feature that i would really like if it's not too hard to implement. The ability to specify a playlist to send the files to on double-click or middle-click.
This would basically allow someone to easily send tracks on a predifined playlist that's reserved for playing tracks and not use the library selection playlist to actually play tracks as it tends to become messy when you then select other tracks to eg. tag them.


Frank, any chance we will see this someday?

What happens to me all the time is that a playlist is active and I forget to "write protect" it via playlist attributes.
Then I search for some other stuff with the search bar in facets and hit return and all the results are added to the playlist.

It would really help a lot to specify a playlist for each click / double click / middle click action like in quick search plugin (target playlist) or ESPlaylist (Behaviour > Specify Playlist name).

Oh, BTW: AWESOME PLUGIN! It is responsible for about 65% of all the fun using f2k.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 28 June, 2012, 10:05:00 AM
That's what i already do: i assigned double/middle click to add/send to facets playlist!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: motorhorst on 28 June, 2012, 11:28:24 AM
Yes, but only if you have activated the facets playlist, right?
As soon as some other playlist is active you will send it to that one.

Or do you always send/add to a new playlist?

The point is: When I am about to make a new playlist and I'm looking for songs that fit, THEN I want the new songs added to the current playlist.
But the search shouldn't automatically add all results to that playlist.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 28 June, 2012, 05:45:27 PM
No, if that happens then you have assigned "add/send to current playlist".

Just go to prefrences, disable any action for single click, and for the rest  use "add/send to selection playlist"
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: motorhorst on 29 June, 2012, 07:08:50 AM
Just go to prefrences, disable any action for single click, and for the rest  use "add/send to selection playlist"


Thanks, this is not exactly what I want but I think it will lead to good solution!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: motorhorst on 29 June, 2012, 07:23:02 AM
Right.

This is the winning configuration I wanted:

Selection action: None
Double-click action: Send to selection playlist, play checked
Middle-click action: Add to current playlist, play not checked

This way I can add songs to a playlist (just have to ensure that it is active) and i got the double click option for the "Yeah! I gotta listen to this RIGHT NOW" moments without accidentally deleting something.

Thanks again q-stankovic!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: trout on 06 July, 2012, 01:42:05 PM
Does anyone have a problem with having album cover to show up on several albums?

YES.

When using Facets (and SimPlaylist), many of the cover images will not display.

But all of my cover images display perfectly in other cover or playlist viewers (in DUI and CUI).


( Just reporting the problem. Not asking for help with sorting the issue. )
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: trout on 14 July, 2012, 02:28:54 PM
Regarding the above post, I found two reasons why some covers will not display.

One case is when there is a duplicate track. Well, sort of duplicate. Sometimes I make an edited version of a track, for example to remove an unwanted long intro. The edited version has a different file path, file name, and a note about the edit in the %comment% tag.

Another case is when the cover image is only embedded in the first track of an album.

Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Rakesh o_O on 17 July, 2012, 01:51:32 PM
(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=0d2c3e59f51bf264e36e18158177b534" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/w3QC2.jpg) (http://imgur.com/w3QC2)

Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: prateek88 on 17 July, 2012, 02:27:49 PM
Not sure, but try setting the source (on the left side of filter) to library and see whether it works or not.

Edit: check facets settings selection action is set to default. may be is selected to none that could be the reason.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 17 July, 2012, 04:56:37 PM
It's simple: The two panes doesn't belong to one layout! you have two independent facets!
A new facets layout starts with three panes - you can add more if you need or you can remove some panes to have less or just one. You did the latter probably to achieve a special design but you just can have the panes vertically or horizontally orientated.

Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Rakesh o_O on 18 July, 2012, 01:25:36 AM
It's simple: The two panes doesn't belong to one layout! you have two independent facets!
A new facets layout starts with three panes - you can add more if you need or you can remove some panes to have less or just one. You did the latter probably to achieve a special design but you just can have the panes vertically or horizontally orientated.



thanks man...you are correct.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: prateek88 on 18 July, 2012, 08:10:44 AM
well sorry, i misunderstood the facet pointed by the yellow arrow with the playlist. 
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: freemanphd on 21 July, 2012, 11:10:38 AM
Does anyone know how to get the artist column to always show one of the album covers? It seems to work correctly for artist that have only one album, but if I have more than one, it will be just blank.

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=7a167c84b698a5ed70a7cf9701b959ba" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/mhQng.jpg)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: alevkov on 21 July, 2012, 08:52:53 PM
@freemanphd By default the facets compoment loads "front.jpg" from the folder. You can change this also to any other you want, like "back.jpg" "artist.jpg". So you need to add an cover image into the folder which is missing the image, and name it then front.jpg

Can someone help me here, how do i remove this Folder tab and have it like in the 2nd image (bottom one) without the tab.

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=d2e8a1df208dabf0d2e0fa0e98edbcb0" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i45.tinypic.com/vnjp7t.jpg)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: freemanphd on 25 July, 2012, 04:49:21 PM
@alevkov thanks, but what i meant was if there was any way for it to show one of the covers embedded in the files itself. As I said, for artist that only have one albun, it correctly shows their embedded cover, but for artist that have more than one album, instead of showing one of them, it simply is blank
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: ktr on 28 July, 2012, 06:16:37 AM
hey,
is it possible to turn off case sensitive filtering in facets?
i dont want to retag some of the mp3s just because its singer of the band and Singer Of The Band. (I know this is easy, but i just dont want to retag)

and: thanks q-stankovic for the "send to selection playlist", i actually wanted to post about this too :-)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: ruebe on 28 July, 2012, 06:43:28 AM
replace %artist% with $caps(%artist%)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: ktr on 28 July, 2012, 07:04:29 AM
replace %artist% with $caps(%artist%)


oh... after all this time digging through the titleformatting sheet and not seeing this... thanks:-)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Frank Bicking on 28 July, 2012, 07:18:29 AM
If you should at some point consider fixing your tags: how to find artists with different capitalization (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=95020).
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: ktr on 28 July, 2012, 09:34:27 AM
is it possible to strip a space prefix?

i tried $caps($stripprefix(%artist%,the,$char(32))) (also with 20) and it doesnt work
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Frank Bicking on 28 July, 2012, 09:44:13 AM
$trim(%artist%)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: audiofox on 28 July, 2012, 10:38:46 AM
I've got a weird problem that I can't figure out.

I have an Occasion field, and in Facets it shows some right, some wrong. For example, two of twenty songs I have aren't showing up right.

Here's how I have it set up:

The Occasion is set as %<occasion>% for Facets.
Almost all the songs show the multiple tags as separate tags, like Party; Roadtrip shows as Party and Roadtrip separately in the list in Facets.
However - two songs, no matter what I do, show as just one tag with the semicolons. Like Party; Roadtrip (all in one line).

I have tried to go back and make sure that Occasion=OCCASION is in the official tags (it is), is in the multivalue (it is and is working with most of the songs). I have gone to the non-working songs and chosen to split the tags, but it doesn't work. Any suggestions (maybe I am missing something stupid). The files are writeable and I can change them, but they just still won't separate
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Frank Bicking on 28 July, 2012, 11:23:48 AM
How are those tracks displayed in an %occasion% playlist column?

Party, Roadtrip = tagged as multiple values
Party; Roadtrip = tagged as single value with semicolon

Edit: Solved here (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=96233&view=findpost&p=803626), WMA has a limited set of multivalue fields (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd743065.aspx).
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: audiofox on 28 July, 2012, 10:35:31 PM
How are those tracks displayed in an %occasion% playlist column?

Party, Roadtrip = tagged as multiple values
Party; Roadtrip = tagged as single value with semicolon

Edit: Solved here (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=96233&view=findpost&p=803626), WMA has a limited set of multivalue fields (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd743065.aspx).


Thanks so much, you actually had helped me solve this through a related problem with the ; vs , showing up in the Text Display thread I'd opened (I didn't realize they were related at first). I will be converting my WMA's. Thanks soooo much!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: godrick on 01 August, 2012, 11:23:13 AM
I'm experiencing behavior that does not seem to be working as intended, but any clarification is appreciated:

I use Facets in library viewer mode and Simplaylist as my playlist viewer with 1.1.14 beta 1.  I have selected Facet's selection action as "none" and double click action as "send selection to playlist, keep playing playlist (default)".  With these settings, when I double left click on something in a Facets filter, the Simplaylist view changes to the selection, and what is playing keeps on playing, and what is playing switches from appearing as playlist 'library selection" to the playlist "library selection (playing)".  Lets call this the "normal" behavior for this example, and what I prefer to happen all the time.

But the above does not occur when I select something in a Facets filter that also includes the song that is currently playing.  When this happens, the playist "library selection" is overwritten by the new filter selection and the playlist of what is currently playing is wiped out.  Playback is never interrupted and the song "playing" indicator highlights the currently playing track in teh new "library selection" playlist without interruption.  Let's call this the "exception" behavior for this example.

Is this "exception" behavior as intended, or should the "normal" behavior be the only behavior?  Are there settings I'm forgetting to prevent the exception above, or prevent anyone from duplicating or understanding my situation?  Thanks for any insight.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: bullrin on 01 August, 2012, 04:20:46 PM
hi there,

first I want to say Facets is amazing!

Is it possible to add "Statistics" -> Creation Date? Last Modified doesn't work for me, because after several scans from audio players, its useless to sort after this criteria.

Would be very nice for me
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: kumbbl on 02 August, 2012, 12:29:43 AM
i would second "Statistics" -> Creation Date
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: bullrin on 02 August, 2012, 04:34:35 AM
I don't understand what do you want to say? I haven't got "Statistics" -> Creation Date
Should it be there?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Frank Bicking on 02 August, 2012, 05:32:52 AM
I have selected Facet's selection action as "none" and double click action as "send selection to playlist, keep playing playlist (default)". (...) when I select something in a Facets filter that also includes the song that is currently playing [, ] (...) the playist "library selection" is overwritten by the new filter selection (...)

Is this "exception" behavior as intended, (...)?

Yes. The idea is that playback can continue in the selection playlist if the currently playing track is still part of the new selection. Would it help if all previous tracks were required instead of only the playing one?

Is it possible to add "Statistics" -> Creation Date?

Unfortunately, foobar2000's file system API does not provide this information. This has been a feature request for quite some time:

Core
  • Feature: Access to file creation time through title formatting.

Alternatively, use the playback statistics component to store the time a track was added to the library; available under statistics, first and last added. It defaults to the current time on installation though.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: godrick on 02 August, 2012, 07:56:01 AM
Quote
Is this "exception" behavior as intended, (...)?
Yes. The idea is that playback can continue in the selection playlist if the currently playing track is still part of the new selection. Would it help if all previous tracks were required instead of only the playing one?

Yes, it would help if all previous tracks were required to be in the new selection to trigger overwriting the playing selection.  Not only help, but eliminate the issue as I see it.  Thanks for considering this!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: gregory on 03 August, 2012, 06:58:59 PM
Thumbnail caching?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: kumbbl on 04 August, 2012, 03:05:00 AM
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees, thumbnail caching would probably be the biggest improvement i can imagine - at least with huge libraries (thousands of albums) building up the covers each time can be quite annoying...
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: prateek88 on 04 August, 2012, 03:13:42 PM
yeah, +1 for the caching feature request. It would be very useful.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 04 August, 2012, 05:09:43 PM
Wouldn't it be better to have that cache as foobar2000 feature rather than one in facets? So that different components (f.e. SimPlaylist) can rely on that feature too or that titleformatting variables are possible that gives back if a file has a referenced cover.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: kumbbl on 05 August, 2012, 03:53:37 AM
yes, good idea - a foobar-wide covercache related to the path-specifications in the preferences page
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Atronach on 06 August, 2012, 10:36:47 AM
Hi, I've been using facets for a few days now and have a little problem. When I select a 2CD album in a "Album" column then it shows double first, second, third, .... tracks in the "Track" column without grouping them according to the cd number. I use tags id3v2 version 2.4 synced via Picard from musicbrainz. So far I solve it by adding the "Bonus Disc" phrase to the "Album Title" value in tags of tracks from the second disc but I gues this is not the most elegant solution. So is it possible to group tracks in the "Track" column by the disc number while keep sorting them by the track number? Thanks.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Erich_2 on 06 August, 2012, 11:17:44 AM
Hi, I've been using facets for a few days now and have a little problem. When I select a 2CD album in a "Album" column then it shows double first, second, third, .... tracks in the "Track" column without grouping them according to the cd number. I use tags id3v2 version 2.4 synced via Picard from musicbrainz. So far I solve it by adding the "Bonus Disc" phrase to the "Album Title" value in tags of tracks from the second disc but I gues this is not the most elegant solution. So is it possible to group tracks in the "Track" column by the disc number while keep sorting them by the track number? Thanks.

Either:

Album Name (Folder Name)
- CD 1
- CD 2

or:

Rename (File Operations > Rename to "[%discnumber%.]%tracknumber% - %title%")
1.01 - Title
1.02 - Title
...
2.01 - Title
2.02 - Title
..
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Atronach on 06 August, 2012, 11:33:07 AM
yeah, the second option is better, it doesn't require to edit tags. Is it possible to hide the value %discnumber% in the "track" column? Because I have some albums like ghosts from nin where the track number is present already in the track name field so it looks like: "1.01 - 1 Ghosts I".
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: prateek88 on 06 August, 2012, 01:00:47 PM
Hi, I've been using facets for a few days now and have a little problem. When I select a 2CD album in a "Album" column then it shows double first, second, third, ....


If you are using simplaylist which is preffered with facets then you could try this too:

Code: [Select]
[Disc:%discnumber%]


try this inside simplaylist subgroups, it will do as you expect.

have a look at this (http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/7683/capturefsb.png)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Atronach on 06 August, 2012, 01:52:32 PM
The simplaylist plugin certainly looks good but unfortunately it's only a playlist replacement, I use the "Track" column in the library section where there's no disc number grouping other than the option of adding the %discnumber% variable to the "Track" facet column. So currently it looks like this. (http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/3783/foobarb.jpg) Anyways I'm quiet happy with the layout right now.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: wmiked on 12 August, 2012, 06:40:26 AM
Hi,

What parameters do I need to set to play my entire music collection randomly using the Facets plugin?

I have tried various combinations of settings without success.

Thanks,

Mike Duffy
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: prateek88 on 12 August, 2012, 09:09:14 AM
The very top of the facet item says "All(n of albums)" in case of album facets n: number of albums, clicking over it result in the playlist which would have all the library collection

Now change the playback order to random and start playing.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Zuul on 14 August, 2012, 12:48:57 PM
Hello, I'm having some problems with Foobar foo_facets. When I stick the window to the top or side in Windows 7 to dock it, all the facets info disappears. It comes back when I restart the program, but I'd like to be able to dock the window to a side and still have all my collection info at hand. Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: godrick on 14 August, 2012, 07:31:44 PM
Not a big deal, but I was flummoxed for a while in trying to use the "duplicate" function in trying to create a new playlist group preset.  I hit "duplicate" again and again and failed to see anything new appearing in the group presets screen.  In frustration, I finally left the presets screen and returned to the main layout...and thereupon found that when I right-clicked in a playlist column to select "groups", I had about a dozen new duplicate groups.

So it appears that upon creating a duplicate group, one must exit and then re-enter the group preset menu to configure it further.  If I'm missing something obvious to see the duplicate group in an easier fashion, please let me know.  If there is not an easier way currently, then for a future update I suggest that duplicate groups appear in the preset menu when they are created without having to leave and re-enter the preset menu.

But this is a small thing.  I just switched from CUI to DUI, mainly because I am very impressed with the superior flexibility and performance of facets library filtering and searches compared to what is available in CUI.  Thanks!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: K336 on 15 August, 2012, 09:31:44 PM
Is it possible at all to return multiple values (not multivalue fields) in the same pane?

ie. Have columns Album and Track Artist columns disaplyed in the same pane. However Track Artist will group all the track artists for each album and display on the same row, rather than have multiple rows.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: aNewDay_ on 17 August, 2012, 11:21:12 PM
My folders are organized in  : Music > Genre > Artist > Album .. but in foo facets it only show music folder with no sub directories. Is it possible to browse folder by folder structure in foo facets?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 17 August, 2012, 11:32:43 PM
Facets is a linked list library viewer. You can link as many facets panes as you like. Make your first pane show Genre, second Artist etc. Much information is available via docs. (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_(foo_facets))
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: mjm716 on 18 August, 2012, 12:54:33 PM
There seems to be a bug when using '<> ><' for coloring fields. If a field is colored you can no longer type to navigate?

e.g. colored %artist% will not let me type to go to the first letter of the artist name in facets panel

Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: AKA-Mythos on 03 September, 2012, 05:11:21 PM
I recently installed Facets and I really like it. Unfortunately I can't find a configuration that allows me to use the selection-playlist in a similar way as the album-list (standard component).

I want to send the currently selected files in the media library (on single click) to the selection playlist, but I *don't* want to automatically activate it.

Thus I set the appropriate option in the selection-playlist configuration (which is in the parent node of the facets subtree) as follows:

/Preferences/Media Library/Library viewer selection playlist/Enabled
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: enginedown on 15 September, 2012, 04:37:09 PM
Hi all,

I'm setting up foobar like this for the first time, and I thought I had everything exactly how I wanted it, if only the library viewer selection playlist would go away...

Here is a screen shot of my setup: http://i.imgur.com/61y2A.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/61y2A.jpg)

Basically I want to be able to use Facets to browse my library, but I want the far right column (playlist manager/viewer/art) to be static instead of hiding my current playlist with the Library Viewer Selection Playlist whenever I browse my library. I want the "now playing" cover art to stay the same in the bottom corner and my "playlist queue" or "current playlist" to stay on top.

Library viewer selection playlist is NOT enabled in preferences.

Hope this all makes sense..

Any tips?

Thanks!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: enginedown on 15 September, 2012, 04:45:18 PM
Ok I just figured out how to change the 'selection action' when browsing the library. So the library viewer playlist doesn't always jump to the front when browsing. Good.

But now is there any way to apply that same setting to the album art?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 15 September, 2012, 07:37:05 PM
In preferences -> display -> selection viewers you can choose what to show
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: enginedown on 16 September, 2012, 09:38:21 PM
Thank you so much!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: arabeh on 22 September, 2012, 06:35:41 AM
Great tool, Thank you!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: kumbbl on 24 September, 2012, 01:13:24 AM
In preferences -> display -> selection viewers you can choose what to show


in my Foobar there is no "selection viewers" section - using 1.1.13...
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 24 September, 2012, 07:53:40 AM
it is not a subsection under Display. Are you saying you see no Selection Viewers ON the Display tab?

User interface module
Selection Viewers
Album Art
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Dario on 13 October, 2012, 01:18:47 PM
Why does $meta_branch_remap_stripprefix(artist) only display artists that have a prefix to be stripped and ignores the rest?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: souliloquy on 15 October, 2012, 08:05:56 PM
I have a question about Facets. I'm currently using facets but one little thing about the way it works bothers me. I'm using three separate facets: Artists, Albums, Tracks. And if I have "All Artists" and "All Albums" selected in the first two facets the "Tracks" facets shows my entire song library. What I don't like is that by selecting a song from this view and pushing the next track button or random track button does not actually change to another song in my library. So my question is if this functionality is possible to achieve with facets alone.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: kumbbl on 16 October, 2012, 01:36:21 AM
I have a question about Facets. I'm currently using facets but one little thing about the way it works bothers me. I'm using three separate facets: Artists, Albums, Tracks. And if I have "All Artists" and "All Albums" selected in the first two facets the "Tracks" facets shows my entire song library. What I don't like is that by selecting a song from this view and pushing the next track button or random track button does not actually change to another song in my library. So my question is if this functionality is possible to achieve with facets alone.


next and other play-actions work only in Playlists... the Tracks-View of Facets is not a playlist! you have first to select some (or all) tracks from the tracks-Pane and add it to a playlist, then you can do what you want (next, randon, shuffle etc...)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: dalgard on 24 October, 2012, 05:05:07 AM
Hi. I'm wondering wether it is possible to combine results from two or more tag fields in one Facet pane?

Let's say I wanted a pane named Credits that contained each name from fields PERFORMER and VOCALS (and perhaps PRODUCER). A solution must be able to handle multivalue fields - for instance, %<performer>% and %<vocals>%.

Thanks for your input!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Dario on 24 October, 2012, 07:59:54 AM
Is there any answer regarding this? It's really annoying.
Why does $meta_branch_remap_stripprefix(artist) only display artists that have a prefix to be stripped and ignores the rest?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: BenB on 24 October, 2012, 03:52:03 PM
Let's say I wanted a pane named Credits that contained each name from fields PERFORMER and VOCALS (and perhaps PRODUCER). A solution must be able to handle multivalue fields - for instance, %<performer>% and %<vocals>%.

Code: [Select]
%<performer>%|%<vocals>%

You might want to read the Facets wiki (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_%28foo_facets%29).
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: dalgard on 24 October, 2012, 04:02:17 PM
Let's say I wanted a pane named Credits that contained each name from fields PERFORMER and VOCALS (and perhaps PRODUCER). A solution must be able to handle multivalue fields - for instance, %<performer>% and %<vocals>%.

Code: [Select]
%<performer>%|%<vocals>%

You might want to read the Facets wiki (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_%28foo_facets%29).

Oh. It's right there. I apologize... Thanks for your help, anyway.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: BenB on 24 October, 2012, 04:16:11 PM
No need to apologize. I linked to the wiki in case you have any other questions regarding Facets that the wiki might be able to answer for you.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Hazey on 30 October, 2012, 12:45:03 PM
I'm trying to create a facets layout, but I'm struggling to do what I want.

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=07172828804baf9d6f384818dff5c5ae" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcpsqxDHAA1qei1w8o1_1280.jpg)



I want to have two horizontal panes, with the second one spilt in half, vertically. But I can't find a way to do this. Is it even possible? Changing orientation, changes all the panes, and I've tried pasting a pane into a different Facets UI, but the pane isn't linked to the first UI. Any help is appreciated.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: BenB on 31 October, 2012, 12:48:37 AM
Is there any answer regarding this? It's really annoying.
Why does $meta_branch_remap_stripprefix(artist) only display artists that have a prefix to be stripped and ignores the rest?


One solution to this takes advantage of the ability to populate Facets' columns with more than one metadata tag. In your scenario, you can use title formatting such as:
Code: [Select]
$stripprefix($meta(artist,0))|$stripprefix($meta(artist,1))|$stripprefix($meta(artist,2))|$stripprefix($meta(artist,3))|$stripprefix($meta(artist,4))

This will return all artist values regardless if there is a prefix to be stripped, which means it isn't limited as the Facets workaround is.

As you likely know, foobar currently lacks the ability to swap/strip prefixes on a multi-valued tag except for the first value (using $stripprefix(%...%) [with $stripprefix(%<...>%) broken except for single-value tags ]); however, you may not know that you can swap/strip prefixes if you apply title formatting to each value individually as shown in the code above. The disadvantage of using this is that foobar cannot remap to other fields if the artist tag isn't present (in which case you might need to augment the code with performer and composer [and album artist if you're inclined]). Unfortunately, Facets is the only component (I know of) that allows you to work around foobar's limitation in this manner.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: q-stankovic on 31 October, 2012, 05:49:38 AM
@hazey

not possible!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: grimstermcnasty on 31 October, 2012, 11:11:09 AM
Hello.  I can't get the 'Ignore leading "The" when sorting' option to work.  All of my tags user lowercase everything, if that matters.  Does it also ignore a's and an's?  Is there a way to apply it to only certain columns (I might want the artist column to ignore "the" but not the album column)?  Any help is appreciated.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: BenB on 31 October, 2012, 01:37:34 PM
I can't get the 'Ignore leading "The" when sorting' option to work.  All of my tags user lowercase everything, if that matters.

Yes, that matters as it's case-sensitive.

Does it also ignore a's and an's?

No, it does not.

Is there a way to apply it to only certain columns (I might want the artist column to ignore "the" but not the album column)?

No, there isn't per column settings for the option.


If the tags in question have single values, then you can manipulate them fairly easily with title formatting. If multi-value tags are involved, then as I noted in this post (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=88410&view=findpost&p=812937), you may have to manipulate the individual values to obtain what you want. Bear in mind as I stated in that post, if you manipulate individual values as illustrated there, foobar cannot do remapping when tags aren't present.

The Title Formatting Reference is here (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Title_Formatting_Reference).

[RANT]
I really wish people would format their tags how they want them to display (and bear the consequences) or start using sort tags instead of trying to manipulate their tags to the umpteenth degree with title formatting or expecting component developers to do it for them.
[/RANT OVER]
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Hazey on 31 October, 2012, 05:33:47 PM
@hazey

not possible!


Thanks. I thought so, but was hoping that there's a way.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Moth on 02 November, 2012, 01:59:20 AM
@Hazey You and me both as well as a few others. The creator of the plugin doesn't like the idea or finds it redundant, I can't remember so don't quote me.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: zradu on 16 November, 2012, 09:12:21 AM
Online troubleshooter report about this:

foobar2000 troubleshooter
The following components found on your system are known to be problematic and should be either uninstalled or updated to their latest versions:

foo_facets.dll : Facets 1.0
Reason: Repeated crash reports.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: godrick on 18 November, 2012, 01:38:06 PM
facets is essentially nonfunctional with 1.1.17 in my DUI setup.  I get a permanent deadlock, and CPU jumps to 50%, with no crash report every time I try to select any facets column when anything is playing.  Only way to get out of it is to kill the process.  I can navigate the facets columns and view the updated library selection playlist in Simplaylist without problems when nothing is playing.  I have not made any other layout or configuration changes recently other than updating to 1.1.17.  Removing and reinstalling facets after 1.1.17 install had no impact on the problem.  Reverting to 1.1.16 makes the problem go away for a time, but the same behavior can ocassionally now trigger the same crash.  Prior to 1.1.17, I don't recall seeing this crash with 1.1.16 or any other version, so one of the recent crashes may have corrupted something.  No idea if this is a facets or core issue, but I reported it here since the use of facets triggers the crashes.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: mjm716 on 21 November, 2012, 02:02:01 PM
Hi there,

It would be great to have the possibilities to configure for the "Ignore leading "The" when sorting"

I really like this feature, but I'd like to be able to have the same behaviour with "Les, La, Die, Le".


I second this feature request. Especially as swap/strip commands are so inconsistently handled (e.g. fields with multiple values)

Perhaps instead of the "Ignore leading 'The'" checkbox, it is a field so one could enter multiple values to ignore?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: diypig on 22 November, 2012, 09:29:20 AM
i think it would be really nice if it was possible to have a separate search bar. there are others you can install as components, but they will only work in the playlist, not the facets album view, right? or is it possible to have a search bar control the facets library?
(i want to have the search bar in a different place on the screen, not attached to the facets ui)

but regardless of that, thanks a lot for this, i can tel a lot of work has gone into it and it is very nice!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Erich_2 on 22 November, 2012, 10:18:43 AM
i think it would be really nice if it was possible to have a separate search bar. .... or is it possible to have a search bar control the facets library?

Facets toolbar = search bar
Help: "Facets toolbar" (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_(foo_facets))
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: diypig on 23 November, 2012, 06:50:24 AM
i think it would be really nice if it was possible to have a separate search bar. .... or is it possible to have a search bar control the facets library?

Facets toolbar = search bar
Help: "Facets toolbar" (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_(foo_facets))


hmmm ok, so is it possible or not? maybe i do not understand you, or maybe you did not understand my question? thank for your taking your time to reply though, any help is appreciated
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Emcee on 14 December, 2012, 09:25:43 AM
Is this project still alive?

Feature request: Reset button to reset all panels with one click.

Regards.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: neothe0ne on 14 December, 2012, 07:43:10 PM
If Frank Bicking is still around and willing to continue development, I would like to see loading of Facets changed... if Facets is not a panel in Default UI, every time you bring it up via Library menu > Facets, it has to reload from scratch.  I hope there's a way to make it stay loaded.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: mjm716 on 17 December, 2012, 07:31:05 AM
If Frank Bicking is still around and willing to continue development, I would like to see loading of Facets changed... if Facets is not a panel in Default UI, every time you bring it up via Library menu > Facets, it has to reload from scratch.  I hope there's a way to make it stay loaded.


Related to this (in DUI) is that Facets reloads *every time* any writable change is made to an item.

e.g. changing a tag value or even renaming files.

It would be AWESOME if facets could maintain the location view at time of change, as currently whenever a change is made, it resets the view to the top of the list.

e.g. in an alphabetical example, if I edit something in the 'S's', after the change, I'm reverted back to seeing '#'s/A's' and must manually scroll back to my previous position.

(not to mention the delay as the entire thing is reloaded, which is considerable on large collections, which for me means a 6-10 sec pause for every little edit I make to my collection)
:|

[I've asked Santa, so we'll see if I've been good or not.]
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Beavis04 on 02 January, 2013, 08:55:55 PM
How does one get the Various Artists to group together?

No matter which mode I put it under, the Compilation albums are split up under each artists so I'm getting the same album appearing 16 times in my list...is it possible to merge it?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: BenB on 02 January, 2013, 09:27:31 PM
How does one get the Various Artists to group together?

Make sure your various artist albums have an ALBUM ARTIST tag. The tag should be consistent for the album and could be VA, Various, Various Artists or whatever you prefer.

Alternatively, you could add an ITUNESCOMPILATION tag with a value of 1 to those files. foobar will automatically write "Various Artists" to the album artist tag.

Facets does not determine how the files are grouped in the playlist. This is determined by the group script you're using. I suggest changing %artist% to %album artist% in the script. You do not need to add an album artist tag to all of your albums for this, only your various artists albums. foobar will look for an album artist tag and upon not finding one will use the artist tag instead.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Beavis04 on 04 January, 2013, 07:42:40 PM
Thank you Ben.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: AvtomatAK on 05 January, 2013, 06:44:29 AM
When I add a few songs from Library to Playlist by drag-and-drop they are added in some strange order (I couldn't get the sorting pattern), not as they are sorted in Facets at the moment.
For example, I want to listen some artists favorite songs - I select this artist in Facets, then click on Played Count column header to sort them, then select let's say 20 top songs and drag them into playlist. When I do it songs are added in random order, so first one may be the song with 5 plays, 2nd - with 40 plays, 3rd - with 20 plays etc, not in decreasing order (40 -> 20 -> 5 -> ...) as they were displayed in Facets.
I don't know whether it is issue of Facets or SimPlaylist, which I use, but I hope someone could help me to find how to fix it, if it is possible.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: BenB on 05 January, 2013, 12:09:13 PM
... then select let's say 20 top songs and drag them into playlist. When I do it songs are added in random order...
I don't know whether it is issue of Facets or SimPlaylist, which I use, but I hope someone could help me to find how to fix it, if it is possible.

Files are always sorted by the default sort as defined under Preferences > Shell Integration > Sort incoming files by when you add them to a playlist. That randomness isn't as random as it seems. Neither Facets nor Simplaylist has any effect on sorting in a playlist.

The solution for you is temporary sorting. Temporary sorts can be found in the right-click context menu under Sort (they can also be found via the main menu under Edit > Sort). In any case, select the files and in Sort select Sort by.... In the box that opens, enter %play_count% followed by any other criteria you want to affect the sort and click 'OK' to apply it.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: AvtomatAK on 05 January, 2013, 12:13:03 PM
... then select let's say 20 top songs and drag them into playlist. When I do it songs are added in random order...
I don't know whether it is issue of Facets or SimPlaylist, which I use, but I hope someone could help me to find how to fix it, if it is possible.

Files are always sorted by the default sort as defined under Preferences > Shell Integration > Sort incoming files by when you add them to a playlist. That randomness isn't as random as it seems. Neither Facets nor Simplaylist has any effect on sorting in a playlist.

The solution for you is temporary sorting. Temporary sorts can be found in the right-click context menu under Sort (they can also be found via the main menu under Edit > Sort). In any case, select the files and in Sort select Sort by.... In the box that opens, enter %play_count% followed by any other criteria you want to affect the sort and click 'OK' to apply it.


Thank you very much! This really helps.
I changed sort order to $sub(1000, %play_count%) so now it is sorting as I wanted - most played at top, less played - at bottom, when I add songs to playlist.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: roc on 09 January, 2013, 05:53:57 PM
When right-clicking on a facet filter entry, and selecting "send to new playlist", is there a way to have this newplaylist named the same thing as the filter entry (so for example if you have a filter with Genre, and right-click on the "Pop" entry -> "send to new playlist" it names the newly created playlist "Pop").

This behaviour is how ColumnsUI filters work.

Could this be incorporated or someone tell me a workaround?

Another issue regarding playlists is that using ColumnsUI there is a 'File' -> 'save all playlists' command, whereas in my current DefaultUI + Facets setup you can only save one playlist at a time?

Thanks in advance!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 09 January, 2013, 07:04:20 PM
Can not help with the first. For second, Shift+File will give you a save all option.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: roc on 09 January, 2013, 07:55:53 PM
Many thanks tpijag! Spent days adding / removing components (without losing facets, or using columnsUI) to try and get that functionality!

Now if I can find a way to have the playlists that are created from the filters to be named without typing each one out then I will be able to fully migrate over to the latest foobar2000 with DUI+Facets! Hope someone can help me out on that!

Can not help with the first. For second, Shift+File will give you a save all option.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: BenB on 09 January, 2013, 07:57:02 PM
When right-clicking on a facet filter entry, and selecting "send to new playlist", is there a way to have this newplaylist named the same thing as the filter entry (so for example if you have a filter with Genre, and right-click on the "Pop" entry -> "send to new playlist" it names the newly created playlist "Pop").

That behavior is how ColumnsUI filters work.

Could this be incorporated or someone tell me a workaround?

Not via a right-click. You can go into the Facets options and bind this behavior to a double or middle click.


Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: roc on 09 January, 2013, 08:13:55 PM
Thank you BenB!

I also found out that "send to new autoplaylist" after right-clicking on the filter entry creates an autoplaylist with the same name as the filter, which is fine for my purposes also.

So I'm all sorted now. Thanks all for the help!

When right-clicking on a facet filter entry, and selecting "send to new playlist", is there a way to have this newplaylist named the same thing as the filter entry (so for example if you have a filter with Genre, and right-click on the "Pop" entry -> "send to new playlist" it names the newly created playlist "Pop").

That behavior is how ColumnsUI filters work.

Could this be incorporated or someone tell me a workaround?

Not via a right-click. You can go into the Facets options and bind this behavior to a double or middle click.

Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: djchristian on 13 January, 2013, 11:31:47 PM
What is Facets anyway and was is it for?

Please someone explain that to me!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: muzack on 14 January, 2013, 05:03:16 AM
What is Facets anyway and was is it for?


Quote
Media library viewer with multiple columns, album art, statistics, and search functions.

http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?ti...ts_(foo_facets) (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_(foo_facets))
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....st&p=754237 (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=88410&view=findpost&p=754237)
(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=9a01681459b4c0a5f9d7e4a64d621d02" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://www.abload.de/img/2011-05-0214-06-28_fact7q1.jpg)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: nikolai4ik on 18 January, 2013, 12:33:11 AM
Is it possible to hide column titles and customize cover art size?

and can I specify a folder and format for artist images?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: marc2003 on 18 January, 2013, 04:30:51 AM
read the docs..

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Images can be resized/zoomed by holding the Ctrl key and rotating the mouse wheel.


you can't hide column headers and you should look under file>preferences>display to set global album art options.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: nikolai4ik on 18 January, 2013, 11:58:05 AM
read the docs..

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Images can be resized/zoomed by holding the Ctrl key and rotating the mouse wheel.


you can't hide column headers and you should look under file>preferences>display to set global album art options.

Thanks mate, perfect advice 
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: ushmel on 12 February, 2013, 03:01:22 PM
Is there a way to filter out Artists that have under a certain amount of tracks within the Library?

For instance, I have a lot of hip-hop mixtapes that I'm trying to retag (which is such a nightmare), and I end up with a lot of no-name local artists who only have 1-2 tracks each cluttering up my Artists list.

I want to do something like this:

$if($greater(%trackcount%,5),%album artist%,'('Misc')') - If the number of tracks in the library is greater than 5, then list the Album Artist, otherwise file under Misc section.

Where %trackcount% is the placeholder for the hypothetical variable I'm looking for. I looked through the list of field references and I couldn't find anything that seemed to fit.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Walterrrr on 14 March, 2013, 07:13:11 AM
The Album art browser doesn't work when the files are in subfolders(as in multiple discs).
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: LordWarlock on 20 April, 2013, 09:24:53 AM
^^
Tried to add something like '..\folder.jpg' under File -> Preferences -> Display?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Wollf on 29 June, 2013, 09:36:36 AM
Hey,
1._How is ist possible that the artist Columm gives you the artist only ones regartles if he is taged "Name", "NAME", "name"? In short that the View by artist Colums works like the one from Album List. {Image: End of Green}

2._If you use in one Colum Album and Date is it possible to still show every album even if they have no date tag? {Image: Cumulo Nimbus}

I tried some veriation of the syntax but it does not worke the way I want it.

3._Facets did became pritty old I now that there is no update but is there a nother plugin as its legal successor?

Image:
Left: Album List; Right: Facets;
(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=6e2f3a995efb9ec3b5428cb1f4d7e53e" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://b.asset.soup.io/asset/4514/6139_bd46_960.png)

THX for the help
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: BenB on 29 June, 2013, 12:41:10 PM
#1:

Album List uses the case of the first instance of a value it encounters and then case-insensitively places all further instances of that value with the first instance of the value. Thus, if it encounters "Abba", it will then place all tracks having Abba, ABBA, AbBa, etc. as the artist tag together under "Abba".

Facets is not case-insensitive. If I were you, I'd make sure all instances of a value have the same case; however, if that would require too much effort on your part, you can use title formatting including $caps(), $caps2(), $upper(), or $lower() to manipulate the case of your tags. I suggest learning foobar's title formatting (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Title_Formatting_Reference).

#2:

I don't know exactly what you've managed to do judging by your screenshot, but I'm fairly certain the lack of a date tag is not the culprit for all albums not displaying. What "syntax variation" did you use?

#3:

Facets still works, although it might not work in the fashion some users want or expect.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Wollf on 29 June, 2013, 01:25:19 PM
Hey BenB,

Thx for #1 works just fine.

#2
I used the folled options: Multiple Columns; Album; Date.
And checked that the selection logic is set to OR (Holding the Shift key when right-clicking on column headers). But it does not work corectly cause it only shows albums having a date tag.
I created a column (Syntax: %album%[%date%]) which is working just fine it shows every album there is and if a date tag available it is also shown. Is there a way to get a line braak between the album name and the date when displayed?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: BenB on 29 June, 2013, 02:10:02 PM
There's no need to combine album and date. Just make sure both are separate entries under Columns and ticked. That should cause the date to be displayed below the album name.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Wollf on 29 June, 2013, 02:25:48 PM
If I do as you suggest it only displays albums with a date tag despite the selection logic is set to OR

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=2d9b11e4e2afcbd59e701c227cdb66c5" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://a.asset.soup.io/asset/4515/1194_3c20_960.png)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: BenB on 29 June, 2013, 04:28:30 PM
I stand corrected. A missing date tag in conjunction with conditional brackets are the culprit. It looks like a bug to me as I can't see that being intentionally designed behavior.

To be clear, you cannot use: [%date%] in your scenario when the date tag is missing, but you can use: %date% with the drawback being a '?' when the date tag is missing.

You could add the missing date tag to the albums that don't have them (the solution I would use) or, if that's also too much effort, you can use something like one of the following instead:
Code: [Select]
$if2(%date%,' ')
$if2(%date%,'missing tag')
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Wollf on 29 June, 2013, 04:54:49 PM
Thank you it works great - yes I have to add the missing date tags but I'm going to do it as I come across them
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Dario on 30 June, 2013, 12:30:41 PM
This may sound a bit ridiculous, but are Facets and SimPlaylist still being developed? Are there any serious bugs that users should be aware of?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: yurithedragonhalf on 22 July, 2013, 11:02:44 AM
Ok I've hit a little bit of a snag or maybe trying to do something that's not possible.
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/69205968/halp.PNG)

what i want to do is to have the artist's logo displayed in panel #2 but no matter what i try i can't seem to get it to read image i place in the directory is this impossible or am i doing something wrong?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: phool on 24 July, 2013, 02:37:48 AM

The Album art browser doesn't work when the files are in subfolders(as in multiple discs).


^^
Tried to add something like '..\folder.jpg' under File -> Preferences -> Display?


I've also tried this, with the above filepath formatting and not had any success getting album art to show, however in my case I had the albumart in a folder with the media in subfolders for CD1 and CD2.


Ok I've hit a little bit of a snag or maybe trying to do something that's not possible.
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/69205968/halp.PNG)

what i want to do is to have the artist's logo displayed in panel #2 but no matter what i try i can't seem to get it to read image i place in the directory is this impossible or am i doing something wrong?


I believe the artists tab uses the artwork specified under File -> Preferences -> Display -> "Artist" tab under album art. If you specify the correct search patterns to find the artists logo it should work, as in this example:

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=b411cc06f6b5ba6fc3e7e0eb8858f3d1" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/KZBVIZg.jpg)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: grownman on 25 July, 2013, 05:30:08 PM

The Album art browser doesn't work when the files are in subfolders(as in multiple discs).


^^
Tried to add something like '..\folder.jpg' under File -> Preferences -> Display?


I've also tried this, with the above filepath formatting and not had any success getting album art to show, however in my case I had the albumart in a folder with the media in subfolders for CD1 and CD2.

I ran into the same issue and had to set up a few different search patterns. Here are mine, see which of these apply to you:

T:\*\*\%album artist%\$replace(%album%,-,,) *\1\folder.jpg
T:\*\*\%album artist%\$replace(%album%,:,,) *\1\folder.jpg
T:\*\*\%album artist%\$replace(%album%,>,,) *\1\folder.jpg
T:\*\*\%album artist%\%album% - %date%\1\folder.jpg
T:\*\*\%album artist%\%album%\1\folder.jpg
folder.jpg

Obviously any typical 1 disc album it'll just find folder.jpg. That's the last entry. The first 3 are for compilations with a - : or > in the album title, it removes that from the search string (since 2 of those I can never use in a filename and I don't use - since I use that to separate the date). Basically you're trying to get the album name it's searching for to match the path itself. Lines 4 and 5 are probably a bit more self explanatory but you could use those, editing for your own use. The T:\*\*\ beginning each line just refers to the path to my music collection.

Keep trying variants of these, eventually you'll get it to display. I can confirm that every single album of mine will display at this point.

-------

My own question. I know facets can put panels next to each other OR on top of each other, horizontal or vertical. Is there a way to combine this?

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=13a26bfb076f542549b6bdbae5ca44cd" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i42.tinypic.com/j7rtc8.png)

I'd like it set up like this, with artists in 1, select one and it shows their albums in 2, select an album in 2 and it displays track info in 3. This feels possible, I just can't get there. How can I best approximate this?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: BenB on 25 July, 2013, 06:40:32 PM
As you've likely already found, Facets doesn't allow for arbitrary placement of its panels. It's all vertical, all horizontal or go home  However, you can use more than one instance of Facets in your layout and make them work together, but it may not be exactly what you want.

To approximate, use two instances of Facets. The first would be your 1 which would be set to follow your media library. The second would be your 2 and 3 which would be set to follow the playlist.

Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Spanky Monkey on 03 August, 2013, 02:01:35 PM
Hi,

I'd like to say thanks to the author/s for a great component.  Very neat, and very tidy - it works great for old tehcno-phobes (who I've seup a custom fb2k install for).


OK small issue that I can't figure out, regards track order and highlight controls.

Machine 1: Windows 7 Starter 32bit
Machine 2: Windows XP Home 32bit
All fb2k and components updated to latest.

I have a custom meta tag setup to hide unwanted tracks from the media library (which resides on machine1), this is called SKIP so can be addressed as %skip%.  I have two data entries, either an 's' for skipped/hidden, and a 'b' for backup/hidden.  This all works fine.

This is the syntax for the "Track/ Title" column:

$if($strcmp(%skip%,b),$if(%track%,<<%track% =$upper(%title%)>>,<<--- =$upper(%title%)>>),$if($strcmp(%skip%,s),$if(%track%,<<<%track% • %title%>>>,<<<--- • %title%>>>),$if(%track%,%track% %title%,--- %title%)))

Which basically makes tracks which have a 'b' look like this - "01 =MORE THAN THIS". or w/out track number - "--- =MORE THAN THIS"
and tracks that have an 's' look like this - "01 • More Than This". or w/out track number - "--- • More Than This"
Both of the %skip% tagged items appear as darkened items using the "<< >>" functions.

This all works perfectly on both machines and looks great.  However, on Machine 1 the track order of an album including some skip tagged and non tagged items is correct, ascending 01, 02, 03 .... etc.  On Machine 2, what happens is that all of the skip tagged items shift to the bottom of the album, so the result is 01, 05, 06, 10, 02, 03, 04, 07, 08, 09...

The problem lies with how the << >> functions are being interpreted.  On Machine1 there seems to be no issue, they are ignored as actual text, in favour of reading the real number, whilst on Machine2 it is enough to almost be read as a '<' which shoves it down the list.

Any clue as to how to dodge this issue on the old XP install?

Cheers, and sorry for making a long post.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: BenB on 03 August, 2013, 03:42:38 PM
In the "Library" section at Preferences > Media Library > Facets, are the "Default Sort Order" settings identical on both machines?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Spanky Monkey on 03 August, 2013, 03:50:38 PM
Yup, both set to "%path_sort%.

It's quite crazy.  Everything is essentially identical, except that on XP if I use the dimming/highlighting functions '<' or '>' on one machine it treats it as a shifting of the number value (although you don't see a '<' it gets darker instead).

Thanks for thinking though

**actually, when I tried to change the %album% formatting to change the highlighting on that, so that <album name> would be dimmed if %skip% was set to 's' or 'b', it didn't work, sending the order all over the place.  This was on either machine.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Spanky Monkey on 05 August, 2013, 10:30:16 AM
I've been messing with all sorts of things and still can't get the behaviour to follow.
The only alternative I have is to put the << >> tags around the %title% and leave the %track% the default brightness.  It makes it a little awkward this way, but at least keeps the numbers interpreted correctly and thus in the correct order.

I really can't work out why the formatting would be interpreted differently on two different OS's, after all the actual core program is going to be by and large almost identical.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Spanky Monkey on 08 August, 2013, 12:42:13 PM
OK, I've just been messing about with a Windows 7 Pro 64 install on this same system as the XP install is.

Tested latest Fb2k (1.2.9) and facets (1.0) and under seemingly any version of Win7 (Starter or Pro 64) the track order appears correctly regardless of highlighting controls '<' and '>'.  It seems that it is only under WinXP that this is an issue.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Hondoe Music on 21 August, 2013, 04:27:45 PM
I love your Facets add-on and have one request (and I'm happy to make a donation if this happens!):

I want the ability for the list of albums (in a pane) to wrap-around to the next column if there are a lot of albums in ones collection.

In other words, in my foobar set up, I have three columns: Folder, Album, and Track, which is already very workable.

But if the left column, Folder, could show all of the Albums on my PC, I'd be in heaven.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: romor on 01 September, 2013, 08:38:47 AM
I want to suggest adding even more flexibility, while switching Facets source from "Playlist" to "Library":

Like if we use Search action in Facets, and we clear the search query, Facets keep selection on searched results.
I think that providing same feature while switching from "Playlist" to "Library" source, i.e. select focused track from active playlist view if track is in Library.
That way, by simply switching from Library to Playlist and back again, we could have faceted representation of current focused track while not introducing new features, but just reusing existing.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: foomark on 29 October, 2013, 08:29:07 AM
Thank you for this great component!
I noticed a problem with my pc, i'm running foobar in portable mode under W7:
Facets works good exept for the scrolling with the touchpad (two finger scrolling, it's a Synaptics touchpad).
It just won't scroll.
With an external mouse it works though.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: AzureNinja99 on 14 November, 2013, 05:47:45 PM
Hey! Sorry if this was already answered, but I am having a problem. I want to set it up so that once the song is done playing, it plays the next one. It worked like this until I used Facets. How do I fix this? Thank you!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 14 November, 2013, 10:39:14 PM
you might want to check if you have Playback>Stop after current
ticked.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Reith on 21 November, 2013, 01:08:08 AM
So I have a pane set up to show all of the albums for the selected artist. It shows the cover art for each album with the title of the album and the duration below it. I recently changed how I organize my music folder (basically I stopped using SimPlaylist so I had to go back to having a copy of the cover art in each disc's folder for multidisc albums instead of just one in the album's root directory).

Now Facets isn't showing the cover art for multidisc albums. Does anyone know why that would happen? I can provide screenshots if needed.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: marc2003 on 21 November, 2013, 04:08:52 AM
i think it's a known issue. either reference a single image in the parent folder or have all tracks (with discnumber as part of the filename) in the one folder with an image.

edit: when i say "known", i mean it's been reported before. as it hasn't been updated in ages i don't think anything is going to be done.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Reith on 21 November, 2013, 05:18:35 AM
Too bad Facets isn't updated anymore. It's a great plugin.

Thanks for the answer though.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: root on 24 November, 2013, 04:28:23 AM
I love this plugin and it is a central piece of my foobar2000 customization. It gives me the best overview over my music with the columns sorted by year, album artist, cover art and songs. Great: 10 of 10 points. I don't know if this plugin is updated anymore but since it hasn't updated for some years, it still works without problems here.

It would be nice to get a hint from Frank, if he is willing to update it or if he simply lost interest (without any judgement from my side).  I never made a Foobar plugin yet. But if Frank is willing to hand over his code I would try to learn it instead of trying to rewrite it. ;-)

Anyway, all I would like to say is: Great plugin! Toll.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Solynth on 28 November, 2013, 07:41:41 AM
Hi guys. Sorry if this has been covered before.

I want to be able to select an artist from the artist list to the left, and have all the albums from that artist show up in the album art view.
At the moment it doesn't do anything:
(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=263446658415d2232128bf3e8a095433" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/42gEhk5.jpg)

This is what I want:
(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=8c6ef2396f543097da70a1df94573f79" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/RSCZi9m.jpg)


Now they are both 2 separate UI elements because of my layout. I want to use the cover view for having an easier view of all my albums to choose from, but I'd still like to use my playlist which I select from the tab next to "Cover View".
(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=6b5224c21809a7256cd4ca5d58ebf01d" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/VmZIbXv.jpg)

I remember using another playlist viewer that had the albums in a grid view and when you double clicked it would change to a playlist. That was good, but the reason I changed was because I like the look of this new playlist and most importantly it has the album length.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: djatrac on 07 December, 2013, 05:14:43 AM
hi frank...
at first: i love facets...

What i miss: a button to reset facets in standart (in every pane "all" is marked, or user defined standart marks, like 5 stars at first, all other in "all"), while i use up to 7 panes!

What i wish: a previous and next button. for example: to jump to the last marked position

what i hate: greyed braces...example artist [Re:Jazz] is grey (delete this funktion per settings!)

my english is bad, i can write you in german... :-)

LG Frank
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Coreda on 13 March, 2014, 06:40:25 AM
Major thanks to the author for this component, has been a must-have since re-discovering Fb2k, and have recommended it consistently to new users. Thought I'd share a couple of things I'd love to see, based on my use of it.

Feature requests

- Ability to set custom cover art size.

- Ability to set custom Search bar focus hotkey (or ideally just a toggleable Ctrl+F by default), as keyboard shortcuts are easier and faster in regular use. Additionally a 'type to search' would be useful, allow the user to filter/search the library by simply typing anywhere when Facets is focused.

Hopefully these can be considered, especially the search field functionality. Thanks again for all the great work
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: marc2003 on 13 March, 2014, 09:36:35 AM
from the documentation: http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?ti...ts%29#Album_art (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_%28foo_facets%29#Album_art)

Quote
Images can be resized/zoomed by holding the Ctrl key and rotating the mouse wheel.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Coreda on 15 March, 2014, 01:32:03 AM
from the documentation: http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?ti...ts%29#Album_art (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_%28foo_facets%29#Album_art)

Quote
Images can be resized/zoomed by holding the Ctrl key and rotating the mouse wheel.



Good to know, thanks.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: A_Day_Without_Me on 19 March, 2014, 10:50:17 PM
So there is no way to turn off the dimming of things in parentheses and brackets?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: marc2003 on 19 March, 2014, 11:24:38 PM
correct.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: BenB on 20 March, 2014, 01:03:50 PM
So there is no way to turn off the dimming of things in parentheses and brackets?

But you can negate those effects by using foobar's built-in "highlighting" (although a tag's value may make this more complicated if it contains parentheses/brackets).

Change '['%date%']' to '>>['%date%']<<', for example.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: zombiantion on 28 March, 2014, 01:38:03 PM
Hey, my FB2k keeps crashing, and when i run troubleshoot mode to start it up again it names Facets as the UI that cuased the crash.. any help??
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: marc2003 on 28 March, 2014, 03:24:04 PM
sometimes a component marked as unstable might not be the cause of problems on your particular setup. the obvious way to check this is by removing the component and seeing how you get on. if it does turn out to be the cause, i doubt much can be done to help because it doesn't seem to be under development any more.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Hazey on 04 April, 2014, 05:49:54 AM
from the documentation: http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?ti...ts%29#Album_art (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_%28foo_facets%29#Album_art)

Quote
Images can be resized/zoomed by holding the Ctrl key and rotating the mouse wheel.



This is probably a silly question, but it doesn't seem to be working for me. Am I to select the album cover, hold down ctrl and then scroll the wheel?  This is what I'm doing but nothing. I've tried it in and out of edit mode. And to be sure, this is for when facets is set to Display > Album art?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: marc2003 on 04 April, 2014, 11:48:18 AM
just hover you mouse over the art, hold ctrl and scroll. it works for me. whether editing mode is on or off doesn't make any difference.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Hazey on 05 April, 2014, 03:34:03 PM
just hover you mouse over the art, hold ctrl and scroll. it works for me. whether editing mode is on or off doesn't make any difference.


It doesn't seem to be working for me, but thanks for confirming the method. Scrolling up and down with nothing happening was frustrating as hell.

I'm on a laptop. It might be my settings, I'll investigate further.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Coreda on 18 May, 2014, 10:54:39 AM
Is there a way to use Facets own Statistics values in custom formating for a column? I'm wanting to include the 'Items' statistic but use it within some other formatting in a custom column.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Romekeh on 04 June, 2014, 06:19:08 AM
Hello All,

I really appreciate Facets since long time. As far as I know, there are no similar plugin so far.

I'm posting today because there is one important missing feature though: there is no caching of images therefore it takes too long when opening Facets. It is really annoying with big libraries. Don't you think the same ?

As Facets development has been stopped, I was wondering if it would be possible to improve Facets: from scratch, from original code, ... (Frank are you here?  ) Did someone had same idea already?
EDIT: I am senior SW developer, more familiar with C than C++ but I like challenges 

As I was too lazy to go through all 22 pages, I may have missed some info pointing already this problem, so sorry in advance for repeating!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: DustMagnet on 05 June, 2014, 12:53:31 AM
I'm posting today because there is one important missing feature though: there is no caching of images therefore it takes too long when opening Facets. It is really annoying with big libraries. Don't you think the same ?


The topic of image caching has come up several times. It doesn't seem likely that Facets will ever have that feature.

My solution was to put all of my cover images into a folder on my SSD. The difference is night and day.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: DustMagnet on 05 June, 2014, 01:09:35 AM
just hover you mouse over the art, hold ctrl and scroll. it works for me. whether editing mode is on or off doesn't make any difference.


It doesn't seem to be working for me, but thanks for confirming the method. Scrolling up and down with nothing happening was frustrating as hell.

I'm on a laptop. It might be my settings, I'll investigate further.


Is it possible you're trying to CTRL + scroll in the playlist generated by Facets? Because that doesn't work. However, if you opt to see artwork in one of the columns you set up for Facets, resizing works exactly as described.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Romekeh on 05 June, 2014, 09:39:00 AM
I'm posting today because there is one important missing feature though: there is no caching of images therefore it takes too long when opening Facets. It is really annoying with big libraries. Don't you think the same ?


The topic of image caching has come up several times. It doesn't seem likely that Facets will ever have that feature.

My solution was to put all of my cover images into a folder on my SSD. The difference is night and day.


Thanks for the tip!
It requires to rethink my naming approach (of the covers) but why not !
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: DustMagnet on 05 June, 2014, 06:57:23 PM
Quote
Thanks for the tip!
It requires to rethink my naming approach (of the covers) but why not !


It's not that complicated. The filenames need to be unique. You may decide differently, but I've renamed all of my covers to %artist% - %album%.

In File > Preferences > Display > Album art you need to insert the path in "Search Patterns." An example:
c:\music\art\%album artist% - %album%.*

I use %album artist% in case that field is Various Artists, and if empty, Foobar uses %artist%.

The actual string I use (among others) is:
c:\music\art\$replace($if(%collection%,%artist%,%album artist%) - %album%,/,_,\,-,|,-,:,-,*,x,",-,?,_,<,_,>,_).*

The $replace function substitutes illegal filename characters with legal ones. You may decide on different substitutions.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: DustMagnet on 06 June, 2014, 04:18:44 PM
The actual string I use (among others) is:
c:\music\art\$replace($if(%collection%,%artist%,%album artist%) - %album%,/,_,\,-,|,-,:,-,*,x,",-,?,_,<,_,>,_).*

The $replace function substitutes illegal filename characters with legal ones. You may decide on different substitutions.


1) Oops, %collection% is a custom tag. I meant to edit it out and give you this example:
c:\music\art\$replace(%album artist% - %album%,/,_,\,-,|,-,:,-,*,x,",-,?,_,<,_,>,_).*


2) In case it's not clear, I should mention that you need to make the same substitutions in the cover filename.

Say a band called The Radios had an album called 'Greatest Hits: Volume 2'
In my example, I replace the illegal ':' with  the legal character '-'
Consequently, the cover image needs to be named:
The Radios - Greatest Hits- Volume 2.jpg
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Romekeh on 17 June, 2014, 08:01:10 AM
DustMagnet, I forgot to thank you for all the help!
It works nice and indeed faster thanks to the SSD.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: TheEmpathicEar on 27 July, 2014, 03:00:24 PM
[I was looking at the Facets Documentation (http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_(foo_facets)) and this may not be specific to Facets...]

There may be many entries for one artist in the artist pane. Bruce Springsteen and Bruce Springsteen/Tom Morello and so on [for example]. My issue with this is this: If I click on one artist entry and then click on an album entry for that artist, not all of the tracks might be listed for that album. Of course, you can always browse in album view to get all the tracks displayed for that album.

What are options to be able to access all tracks of an album when going through the artist view and then the album view? Does this mean I have to rewrite a bunch of artist tags to avoid this issue?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: maxim7191 on 29 July, 2014, 05:13:37 AM
[I was looking at the Facets Documentation (http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_(foo_facets)) and this may not be specific to Facets...]

There may be many entries for one artist in the artist pane. Bruce Springsteen and Bruce Springsteen/Tom Morello and so on [for example]. My issue with this is this: If I click on one artist entry and then click on an album entry for that artist, not all of the tracks might be listed for that album. Of course, you can always browse in album view to get all the tracks displayed for that album.

What are options to be able to access all tracks of an album when going through the artist view and then the album view? Does this mean I have to rewrite a bunch of artist tags to avoid this issue?

Set "album artist" tag "Bruce Springsteen" for all songs and set facets column to "album artist" rather than just "artist"

from title formatting help :  %album artist% is intended for use where consistent value across entire album is needed even when per-track artists values vary.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: TheEmpathicEar on 29 July, 2014, 05:21:38 PM
@maxim7191
I see your point. Before you responded, I had edited the %artist% tags [in my example above for "High Hopes"] so that the artist tag value for "Bruce Springsteen" was that and just that. i.e No "Bruce Springsteen/Tom Morello", etc.
But, I don't see why the artist tag value can't be different for different tracks and as long the beginning of the string is "Bruce Springsteen", you can choose that artist in the artist pane and get a full selection of tracks for that album when it is selected in that view?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: DustMagnet on 30 July, 2014, 07:24:26 PM
Actually, the proper method (ie intended by programmers) is to do as maxim7191 suggested -- set Springsteen as "album artist" -- AND set Artist Name for the appropriate tracks to Bruce Springsteen; Tom Morello. (Note the semicolon to indicate 2 artists.)

Now, you still won't get what you want, as I understand it. There will be an entry for Bruce Springsteen, which will show all tracks. And there will be an artist entry for Tom Morello, which will show the tracks he's on. IMO this is perfectly logical.

One way to *almost* get what you want is to install foo_quicksearch. You can right-click any track and search for same album/artist/etc.

Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: TheEmpathicEar on 30 July, 2014, 10:54:44 PM
Actually, the proper method (ie intended by programmers) is to do as maxim7191 suggested -- set Springsteen as "album artist" -- AND set Artist Name for the appropriate tracks to Bruce Springsteen; Tom Morello. (Note the semicolon to indicate 2 artists.)

Now, you still won't get what you want, as I understand it. There will be an entry for Bruce Springsteen, which will show all tracks. And there will be an artist entry for Tom Morello, which will show the tracks he's on. IMO this is perfectly logical.

One way to *almost* get what you want is to install foo_quicksearch. You can right-click any track and search for same album/artist/etc.

I have an iPod and am using foo_dop to sync my collection to it. So, whatever I do in Foobar I want to be able to duplicate [as closely as possible] on it. Actually, I may not have explained myself that well. I do want the entry for Bruce and be able to access ALL tracks for any album he has a part in, as well as be able to access Morello and any tracks he has a part in. I did not know about the ";" separator between the two artists? Maybe this is what I was missing? This allows you to have two [or more?] artist names and be able to find them in the artist column and then access all albums in each artist view AND all tracks in those albums?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: fohrums on 04 August, 2014, 08:39:11 PM
Ability to set custom Search bar focus hotkey


+1 as it's the only thing that really slows me down. This feature is not even found in ANY other player for that matter. As of now there are hotkeys to open up a dialog window to search whether it'll be for playlist view or entire library. I just want a hotkey to 'FOCUS' into the facet search bar as it is my entire library without any pop up windows.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: braindead on 01 September, 2014, 07:02:09 AM
Hi ! I try to use cache for facets and i have some problems can someone help me
i have a large library on a second hdd drive and use facets to manage all album and works very fine, but it takes long time for facets to show album art

So i want to cache album art files so (not really cache as the files will be on a ssd drive and not load on memory):
- i have put all my covers in one folder and rename them with "artist - album" in my general drive (ssd)
- in album art i force foobar to use these covers and it work and with facets too  (  C:\covers\$directory(%path%).jpg  )
- but the problem is that facets scans the embed artwork TOO  (on all mp3 files i can show activity on my library drive)
- in foobar : option/advanced i checked prefer external

i want to know if there is a way to facets for non-scaning mp3 files when the album art is loading

Thanks
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: maxim7191 on 01 September, 2014, 10:42:16 AM
Quote
Thanks for the tip!
It requires to rethink my naming approach (of the covers) but why not !


It's not that complicated. The filenames need to be unique. You may decide differently, but I've renamed all of my covers to %artist% - %album%.

In File > Preferences > Display > Album art you need to insert the path in "Search Patterns." An example:
c:\music\art\%album artist% - %album%.*

I use %album artist% in case that field is Various Artists, and if empty, Foobar uses %artist%.

The actual string I use (among others) is:
c:\music\art\$replace($if(%collection%,%artist%,%album artist%) - %album%,/,_,\,-,|,-,:,-,*,x,",-,?,_,<,_,>,_).*

The $replace function substitutes illegal filename characters with legal ones. You may decide on different substitutions.


Thank you for this! Done everything as you suggested. All my covers on my ssd now. But for me $replace() method only works with question mark"?", not with ":" and "/" symbols in album name. What could be the problem?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: WilB on 01 September, 2014, 01:38:28 PM
I assume you are entering your replace function in the preferences\display\album art search pattern. You shouldn't need to enter a replace function there (unless you are doing something not covered by the rules below). Try using : c:\music\art\$if(%collection%,%artist%,%album artist%) - %album%.*

This is because I believe the art reader does automatic illegal character replacements before looking for the file according to the following hard-coded scheme.

/ \ |: get replaced by a -,
* gets replaced by x,
" gets replaced with '',
? < > get replaced by an _.

Therefore it's best to use this scheme when naming the files.

Note: I struggled to find documentation to confirm the above & hope it is correct. It's working for me e.g. the pattern c:\music\art\%artist%.png finds the file c:\music\art\xNSYNC.png when the artist is *NSYNC
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: killchain on 30 December, 2014, 03:01:35 PM
Is it possible to have a column that returns "10 tracks (35:08)" sort of output? I'm basically looking for a way to incorporate the info that 'Duration' column gives with something else.

I tried stuff like
Code: [Select]
%totaltracks% tracks '('%duration%')'

but I get a question mark where %duration% is - seems that it's a non-implemented variable. If I go with something like
Code: [Select]
%totaltracks% tracks '('%length%')'
,
then the whole album gets split into tracks (it fetches %length% for each individual track).
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: foosion on 31 December, 2014, 03:31:21 AM
No, this is not possible. You can however enable multiple statistics, for example "Duration" and "Items".
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: marc2003 on 31 December, 2014, 05:19:37 AM
a component called EsPlaylist has its own special "group" title formatting that does that kind of thing but unlike facets, it doesn't support linked panes.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/22801321/2014/december/esp.png)

for the above i use...

Code: [Select]
%es_subgroup_count% track$ifgreater(%es_subgroup_count%,1,s,). %es_subgroup_length%
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: killchain on 03 January, 2015, 07:11:07 PM
No, this is not possible. You can however enable multiple statistics, for example "Duration" and "Items".


Yeah, I know that, but this way, there are wasted rows when using "Album art (right labels)" and even more so when going with bottom labels.
Thanks anyway.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: qarlos on 08 January, 2015, 01:41:24 PM
Enhancement request:

Panels rendered as drop-down lists. These would be filled with a certain tag values, just like panels.

Facets is cool, all of it. Yet, sometimes I'd want the whole window to display album thumbnails and would like to configure drop-down lists for styles and artists (showing what's available) instead of adding panels to the left.
For more complex searches, there's still the search box in the toolbar.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: K336 on 12 January, 2015, 06:19:55 PM
Does anyone know if its possible to have the secondary filters panes change depending on what is filtered in the parent pane?

For example, if parent filter column is Folder, and I select 'Soundtracks', I'd like the secondary filters to be 'Album Artist' and 'Artist'

And if I select 'Classical', then I'd like to to dynamically change to 'Composer' and 'Performer'.

Or perhaps there is another plugin that can do this?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: extracampine on 09 March, 2015, 05:12:08 PM
Looking for a little help with the Facets code. I can't for the life of me work out how to get Facets to show the last 50 albums added. I can get it to show the albums added in the last 10 days, or 50 days, but not the last 50 added. Can anyone help? Many thanks.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: sylla on 10 March, 2015, 05:35:24 AM
Looking for a little help with the Facets code. I can't for the life of me work out how to get Facets to show the last 50 albums added. I can get it to show the albums added in the last 10 days, or 50 days, but not the last 50 added. Can anyone help? Many thanks.


I'm pretty sure that's not possible in facets. It doesn't look at what it filters and so cannot limit to 50.

I think foo_random_pools might be able to do something like what you want.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: extracampine on 11 March, 2015, 07:37:48 AM
Thanks for your reply. Are you sure? I don't see how such a simple thing cannot be done by Facets. Does foo random pools do the other kind of stuff that Facets does?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Daeron on 11 March, 2015, 07:53:53 AM
^ foo_random_pools let's you compose a playlist of randomly selected songs that match a pre-defined criteria. So no, it's nothing similar.

I don't think Facets has a 'limit playlist to X items' functionality, and you will find that most components and foobar by default has no such thing, either.

Maybe some obscure component like SQL Tree (http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_uie_sql_tree) has it. But you are better off just sticking to Facets and work around the fact.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: extracampine on 12 March, 2015, 02:40:15 PM
Is the latest facets version 1.0? That's the version listed on the main page.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Solynth on 27 March, 2015, 10:19:48 PM
Is there a way I can see everything in my library that isn't in a playlist?

My music drive is full and I need to cull some stuff. I want to keep everything in my playlists and delete the rest but I'm not really sure how to select every album that's not in a playlist without going through them 1 by 1.

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=62ffed9b1e860191bcc207620d2a86eb" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/R0JQfGS.jpg)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: klonuo on 28 March, 2015, 09:15:08 AM
Quote
Is there a way I can see everything in my library that isn't in a playlist?

I can think of a couple of ways, and IMHO the easiest being use of database search component (http://foosion.foobar2000.org/components/?id=dbsearch&version=1.4)
With this component you can list all items in all of your playlists. Then you can use "text tools" component to copy the %path% of all this items, which will give you a list of all file paths from all of your playlists

This should be enough to automate, but I can give you further suggestions in case you need it
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Solynth on 29 March, 2015, 05:00:11 AM
Quote
Is there a way I can see everything in my library that isn't in a playlist?

I can think of a couple of ways, and IMHO the easiest being use of database search component (http://foosion.foobar2000.org/components/?id=dbsearch&version=1.4)
With this component you can list all items in all of your playlists. Then you can use "text tools" component to copy the %path% of all this items, which will give you a list of all file paths from all of your playlists

This should be enough to automate, but I can give you further suggestions in case you need it


Hey, thanks heaps for the reply. Following your instructions I've now got a path list of everything in my playlists.

Code: [Select]
F:\Music\Andy Stott\Albums\Faith in Strangers\01 Time Away.mp3
F:\Music\Andy Stott\Albums\Faith in Strangers\02 Violence.mp3
F:\Music\Andy Stott\Albums\Faith in Strangers\03 On Oath.mp3
F:\Music\Andy Stott\Albums\Faith in Strangers\04 Science And Industry.mp3
F:\Music\Andy Stott\Albums\Faith in Strangers\05 No Surrender.mp3
F:\Music\Andy Stott\Albums\Faith in Strangers\06 How It Was.mp3
F:\Music\Andy Stott\Albums\Faith in Strangers\07 Damage.mp3
F:\Music\Andy Stott\Albums\Faith in Strangers\08 Faith In Strangers.mp3
F:\Music\Andy Stott\Albums\Faith in Strangers\09 Missing.mp3


And so on. I'm trying to figure out how to now move everything in this list to say "F:\Music2". Once I do that I'll delete everything that's left in my main "F:\Music" folder. Really appreciate your help.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: klonuo on 29 March, 2015, 06:09:04 AM
NP, glad to help. Instead %path% as "text tools" pattern, you could use:

Code: [Select]
robocopy "$directory_path(%path%)" "$replace($directory_path(%path%),F:\Music,F:\Music2)" "%filename%" /e /mov

Then save the result to file with extension "bat" and double click it or run it from command prompt.


Note that above will move only audio files. If you have additional files besides audio, try this pattern:

Code: [Select]
robocopy "$directory_path(%path%)" "$replace($directory_path(%path%),F:\Music,F:\Music2)" * /e /mov

and don't forget to tick on "Skip duplicate/repeating lines" in "text tools" advanced dialog.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Solynth on 29 March, 2015, 07:54:33 AM
You are a legend! Thank you so much. I'm currently moving all the files now. Can't thank you enough.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: HiddenUser on 06 April, 2015, 10:11:01 PM
Sorry for not reading the entire thread, but I think I've found a bug in last version.

Suppose the following scenario, I have 3 panels with Genre, Artist, Album each one (default setup). Now I do the following:

1. I select Genre > Artist > Album and selected album is sent to a playlist named 'Library selection'.
2. I play a song from this playlist.
3. I select another Genre > Artist > Album. The current playlist is renamed to 'Library selection (playing)' and the 'Library selection' playlist is modified to reflect changes.
4. I play a song from the 'Library selection' playlist.
5. I go back to the previous playlist 'Library selection (playing)'.
6. I select the 'All' entry in the 3 columns and go back to 'Library selection'. Now the current (playing) song is no longer highlighted with the play icon. The double-click on status bar to jump to the current song does not work either.

I have checked the 2 options of 'Library viewer selection playlist' ('Enabled' and 'Activate when changed') in the 'Media Library' preferences page.

I don't know if this bug is already in the buglist or if this behavior is intended, but I think it's annoying. I also think that playlist names should be exchanged when user plays again a song from the 'Library selection' playlist (step 4).

Thanks and regards.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: HiddenUser on 07 April, 2015, 08:58:28 AM
Can anyone recreate this issue? I'm not absolutely sure if this problem is related to my configuration or not.

My current setup:
foobar2000 1.3.8
Current layout is Facets 1.0 with 3 panes (Genre, Artist, Album) and a playlist viewer in a playlist container.

Thanks again
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: HappyAlmond on 12 April, 2015, 10:46:16 AM
http://i.imgur.com/mmhvIPF.png (http://i.imgur.com/mmhvIPF.png)

I have a problem where Facets will display multiple copies of the album whenever I've tagged it with more than one genre. Is there a way to make Facets display the album as one copy and make the genre field able to display multiple genres on the same album? Hopefully you'll be able to understand what I mean by looking at the screenshot i uploaded.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: bulletproof2k on 26 April, 2015, 01:54:07 PM
Good day to all!
How to configure the display of total albums artist.
Instead of the genre.

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=4d910b64fea6eecd2f24e060a182c55e" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/2A88waw.png)

Thanx.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Anselm on 28 May, 2015, 06:40:00 PM
I have used facets since my first day in fb2k and now wonder if the following is possible:

I dj and use genres as some basic sorting, but also some #tags in the comments section to find tracks, so some track may be sorted in "House, Funky" and include some "#dancehall" content. Is there a chance to get all the "#foo"-tags and use them as a sorting parameter? Normally I would use a custom tag or simply tag two genres, but my dj software does not support that...

Hope you can help me out, thanks in advance
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Flynn84 on 02 June, 2015, 01:20:28 PM
For some reason Multivalue fields do not work for me. What could be wrong?

Spoiler (click to show/hide)


Also I can't undestand where the Facets getting pics for some artists. I do not have any in folders with music yet.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)




Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: marc2003 on 02 June, 2015, 03:35:19 PM
it looks like you have used another tagging application and the genre tags are just single values. some have , and others have ; in them.you could try using the split values option in the properties dialog.

as for the album art, it could be hidden files in the current folder (use explorer folder options to see hidden/system files) or it could embedded in the files themselves.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Flynn84 on 04 June, 2015, 01:50:08 PM
it looks like you have used another tagging application and the genre tags are just single values. some have , and others have ; in them.you could try using the split values option in the properties dialog.

Thank you for your help! You were right about this. I use Mp3Tag for tagging. And i just googled than i can use \\ as separator in mp3tag to make the field multivaluable.
The only question is how to make multivalue field in CUE file?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Flynn84 on 04 June, 2015, 01:57:55 PM
as for the album art, it could be hidden files in the current folder (use explorer folder options to see hidden/system files) or it could embedded in the files themselves.

I don't find any hidden pics or pics tagged in files.
Is there any possibility that Facets somehow communicates with Biography View? Because it's always main photo from last.fm for all artists that have pics. And picture for Bjork changed yesterday without any help from me .
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Flynn84 on 04 June, 2015, 02:10:51 PM
Another question. Is it possible to make Facets show right album length for unsplitted lossless albums? Now it just summariz lengths from cue and ape/flac files.

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=8f140f19f4255cf06cc801088bdce708" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://s020.radikal.ru/i701/1506/cd/356534e60c22.jpg)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: TheEmpathicEar on 19 July, 2015, 07:25:59 PM
I have not checked in here for a while. Is there a better alternative to Facets [something that is updated]?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: marc2003 on 19 July, 2015, 07:49:41 PM
nope.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: TheEmpathicEar on 19 July, 2015, 08:44:19 PM
nope.

I have to interpret this to mean that there is little to no demand for this [sort of plug-in]?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tpijag on 19 July, 2015, 09:44:32 PM
why?
Just as likely it remains a stable addition that continues to provide functionality.
Is there some specific media library function you need that you can not achieve with the current version.?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: TheEmpathicEar on 29 July, 2015, 02:29:30 PM
[I just finished getting my music collection back together - album art, etc.]
I just noticed one quirky thing. I have two albums: [2004] Greatest Hits in album view. One is Guns N Rose and the other is Neil Young. However, they are both displayed in the same view: [2004] Greatest Hits. i.e. 01. Down by the River and 01. Welcome to the Jungle and so on. IOW, one track by Neil Young and one track by Guns N Rose and so on. I don't remember this happening in the past? Is it just  because they share the same album name? And, if so, what can I do to distinguish them? If I access either of them via the Artist view, all is well.

EDIT: Oh, yeah, in the album view I described above with both artists being displayed together, there is NO album art displayed. But, I guess this is consistent anyway...
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: marc2003 on 29 July, 2015, 02:56:57 PM
in your Album pane, right click the column headers and enable multiple columns. then add Artist and the albums should be split up. you can drag/drop to re-arrange column order and click to sort.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: TheEmpathicEar on 29 July, 2015, 03:05:33 PM
in your Album pane, right click the column headers and enable multiple columns. then add Artist and the albums should be split up. you can drag/drop to re-arrange column order and click to sort.

Yes, thx for getting back so quickly! It worked perfectly. I forgot to mention that my iPod has the same "quirk". I don't know if you are familiar with foo_dop (http://www.hydrogenaud.io/forums/index.php?showtopic=45160)? Or, maybe this does not matter? Maybe there is some "known" way to fix this on iPod?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: slcc2c on 31 July, 2015, 12:54:25 PM
I am attempting to add genre information to an artist panel. Since genre is not a statistic I made a custom column using the code at the bottom. My issue is that some artists have have different genres for different tracks, I was curious if there was a way to join the different genre values for one artist together into one string to display underneath the artist.
(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=2fefb857bcd799f6575061fbae0e3279" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://content.screencast.com/users/Spork76/folders/Jing/media/0f09ebf2-4082-4344-9da9-40ef6bb2a996/2015-07-31_1147.png)

$ifequal($len(%GENRE%),0,'?',$replace($replace(%GENRE%,'; ','.'),', ','.'))
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: marc2003 on 31 July, 2015, 01:13:05 PM
no that isn't possible as all tracks are evaluated individually and anything in the grouping settings that is different will split them. the only "solution" i can think of is a custom "artist genre" tag which you set for all tracks by the same artist with a single genre. that's pretty much the same principal as setting a common "album artist" on compilation albums with different artists.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: TheEmpathicEar on 25 August, 2015, 11:55:10 AM
I had to reinstall FooBar and I am now installing the components. How do I "integrate" Facets into the UI? Right now, Facets appears as a "pop-up" window.

EDIT: Also, I have Facets display: Artist, Album, Tracks - left, middle, right panes respectively. How do I configure the Album pane to display one album at a time -- one above the other? i.e. Right now, it's displaying 3 albums across. I have the album front cover displaying with album title below
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: TheEmpathicEar on 20 September, 2015, 08:30:39 PM
Let me rephrase:
How can I re-size album art in a Facets display? And, is this just the same as re-sizing in Foobar in general?
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: marc2003 on 21 September, 2015, 04:00:48 AM
http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title...ts%29#Album_art (http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_%28foo_facets%29#Album_art)

Quote
Images can be resized/zoomed by holding the Ctrl key and rotating the mouse wheel.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Solynth on 14 October, 2015, 12:04:52 AM
Hi ! I try to use cache for facets and i have some problems can someone help me
i have a large library on a second hdd drive and use facets to manage all album and works very fine, but it takes long time for facets to show album art


However it takes several seconds to let the covers show up (displayed using foo_facets)

Is it possible to have a local cache containing all these covers. I think this would speed up the whole thing.

Thanks


The albumart function needs a thumbnail cache, right now it's slow as hell when there are many entries.


Is there any update on this? It's the only downside to this plugin.

If not is there any alternative that does cache album art, that has the album art in a grid format like this?

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=ca723d319dd21819fc0b241b8f157dc2" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/5gEahhq.jpg)

Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: widerock on 14 October, 2015, 01:21:36 AM
If not is there any alternative that does cache album art, that has the album art in a grid format like this?


There is a WSH panel mod script.
http://www.deviantart.com/art/JS-Smooth-Br...-1201-562804257 (http://www.deviantart.com/art/JS-Smooth-Browser-Beta20151010-1201-562804257)
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Solynth on 14 October, 2015, 02:31:31 AM
If not is there any alternative that does cache album art, that has the album art in a grid format like this?


There is a WSH panel mod script.
http://www.deviantart.com/art/JS-Smooth-Br...-1201-562804257 (http://www.deviantart.com/art/JS-Smooth-Browser-Beta20151010-1201-562804257)


Beautiful. Thank you. And thanks to Br3tt for making it.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Falstaff on 14 October, 2015, 12:12:29 PM
you're welcome
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: benjyo on 16 November, 2015, 12:12:11 AM
Hi,

I started using this plugin recently, and for some reason, it disappears each time I restart fb2k. I have to add the UI component back each time. This does not happen with any of the other plugins.

Any idea how I can fix this?

Thanks!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Issst on 19 November, 2015, 12:27:40 PM
Hello!

I have many tracks with number in the TITLE, example:
01_Winter.mp3
02_Spring.mp3
03_Summer.mp3
Autumn.mp3


How to ignore numbers 01_ 02_ 03_?

And sort alphabetical order in Media Library/Facets/Default sort order:
Autumn.mp3
02_Spring.mp3
03_Summer.mp3
01_Winter.mp3
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: eunuch on 30 November, 2015, 05:42:32 PM
Hi, I have two issues with Facets. I'm sorry if these have been answered already but I couldn't find answers if they were

1) From left to right, I have columns for the year I got the album (WHEN), the origin of the artist (WHERE), the label (LABEL), the album artist (ARTIST), and then the album (ALBUM). If I click a value in WHEN, it automatically narrows all of the fields to the right. But if I click on a LABEL, the WHEN is not narrowed, as it is to the left. Is there a type of syntax I can use in setting Facets up so that it does that?

For example, you can see in the first screenshot that I've clicked 2015.11 in the WHEN column. Showing in the ARTIST column is the artist Arca, and his album Mutant is in the albums list. If I were to broaden my view back to see all albums (de-selecting 2015.11 in the WHEN column), and then click Arca (as in the second screenshot), the WHEN column is not narrowed to 2015.11.

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=d9eb03dee26a88cb3adfe351be4c9a7e" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/RkBXNpE.png) (https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=629b66980c64f1635182588708ed624b" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/cvfaBks.png)

2) Is there a way to force the Album view to separate albums with the same name? I listen to a lot of hardcore, and there are a million hardcore demo albums. I could easily name the albums "__band - Demo 2015" to avoid this problem, but I'd rather not. Is there a way to have the album criteria basically consider things like date and artist when computing whether to show the album art, i.e. show both albums if the year/artist are different?

For example, in the first screenshot above, you can see a blank slot in the album viewer in the bottom left-hand corner. That is because there are two separate artists who have an album I've marked as "Demo," so foobar is displaying nothing rather than both album covers.
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: SplitEnz on 27 December, 2015, 08:24:26 PM
Hey all, when I scroll through my album cover list in facets, it doesn't draw the covers immediately. I'll scroll way down the list (2754 albums) and they will all be blank. Then it'll draw each of them (I have about 30 showing on the screen at once and takes about 9 seconds to draw all of them.... until I scroll again).

Is there a way to speed this up a lot? Should the album art JPGs all be under a certain size? ATM, they are range from 10kb to 150kb, so nothing huge (I think). I also don't think my PC is slow enough to be the bottleneck.

EDIT: I'm about to try br3tt's smooth browse WSH panel mod script... *fingers crossed*

Thanks for any help in advance!
Title: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: MachineHead on 28 December, 2015, 05:49:12 AM
2) Is there a way to force the Album view to separate albums with the same name? I listen to a lot of hardcore, and there are a million hardcore demo albums. I could easily name the albums "__band - Demo 2015" to avoid this problem, but I'd rather not. Is there a way to have the album criteria basically consider things like date and artist when computing whether to show the album art, i.e. show both albums if the year/artist are different?

For example, in the first screenshot above, you can see a blank slot in the album viewer in the bottom left-hand corner. That is because there are two separate artists who have an album I've marked as "Demo," so foobar is displaying nothing rather than both album covers.


If I'm not mistaken...you need to enable multi-columns on that view. Example below has date, artist, and then album. I selected the album name '4' but they are all separated in the right artwork display pane. You can also slide the column headers over one another so that the only thing showing would be 'Album' at the top.

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=663c26bd910d82e2ee6a062691e0d84a" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/3pZ3i9u.png)
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: eunuch on 30 January, 2016, 06:42:23 PM
2) Is there a way to force the Album view to separate albums with the same name? I listen to a lot of hardcore, and there are a million hardcore demo albums. I could easily name the albums "__band - Demo 2015" to avoid this problem, but I'd rather not. Is there a way to have the album criteria basically consider things like date and artist when computing whether to show the album art, i.e. show both albums if the year/artist are different?

For example, in the first screenshot above, you can see a blank slot in the album viewer in the bottom left-hand corner. That is because there are two separate artists who have an album I've marked as "Demo," so foobar is displaying nothing rather than both album covers.

If I'm not mistaken...you need to enable multi-columns on that view. Example below has date, artist, and then album. I selected the album name '4' but they are all separated in the right artwork display pane. You can also slide the column headers over one another so that the only thing showing would be 'Album' at the top.

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=663c26bd910d82e2ee6a062691e0d84a" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/3pZ3i9u.png)

This is so helpful! Unfortunately, a lot of demos have the same date, genre, etc., so I created a new tag called "DEMO ARTIST" and had that as an extra column in the album field. perfect fix!
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: The Greench on 06 April, 2016, 07:49:17 PM
1) From left to right, I have columns for the year I got the album (WHEN), the origin of the artist (WHERE), the label (LABEL), the album artist (ARTIST), and then the album (ALBUM). If I click a value in WHEN, it automatically narrows all of the fields to the right. But if I click on a LABEL, the WHEN is not narrowed, as it is to the left. Is there a type of syntax I can use in setting Facets up so that it does that?

For example, you can see in the first screenshot that I've clicked 2015.11 in the WHEN column. Showing in the ARTIST column is the artist Arca, and his album Mutant is in the albums list. If I were to broaden my view back to see all albums (de-selecting 2015.11 in the WHEN column), and then click Arca (as in the second screenshot), the WHEN column is not narrowed to 2015.11.

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=d9eb03dee26a88cb3adfe351be4c9a7e" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/RkBXNpE.png) (https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=629b66980c64f1635182588708ed624b" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/cvfaBks.png)

I was wondering the same thing - did you figure anything out? Or does anyone else have any ideas?
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Jailhouse on 06 April, 2016, 10:01:11 PM
Quote
If I were to broaden my view back to see all albums (de-selecting 2015.11 in the WHEN column), and then click Arca (as in the second screenshot), the WHEN column is not narrowed to 2015.11.

You deselected 2015.11, thereby clearing the WHEN column filter. You then clicked the artist's name with no filtering set in WHEN. I would expect the result shown.
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Just_Addict on 07 April, 2016, 08:04:35 AM
It's my understanding that Facets works like the Filters in Columns UI, i.e. the selection filtering works from left to right or top to bottom depending on splitter orientation, so starting in the 'ARTIST' panel doesn't 'filter' the 'WHEN' panel
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: eunuch on 04 May, 2016, 04:09:32 PM
Quote
If I were to broaden my view back to see all albums (de-selecting 2015.11 in the WHEN column), and then click Arca (as in the second screenshot), the WHEN column is not narrowed to 2015.11.

You deselected 2015.11, thereby clearing the WHEN column filter. You then clicked the artist's name with no filtering set in WHEN. I would expect the result shown.

Is there any way to set it up so that filtering could run both ways, i.e. right to left as well as left to right?

Another issue I would like to fix:  if I ctrl+click two genres, for example, the filtered results in the album view is a combination of both genres. Is there a way to set up the syntax so that ctrl+clicking two values in a tag category that foobar would cross-references them, so that the results in the album list are only those albums that fall within both value categories? For example, if I had album X that was listed under "Ambient" and "Electronic," and album Y that was only listed under "Ambient," if I were to ctrl+click "Ambient" and "Electronic," I want to see only album X in the results, not album Y.

Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Daeron on 04 May, 2016, 10:19:28 PM
Is there any way to set it up so that filtering could run both ways, i.e. right to left as well as left to right?
No.

Is there a way to set up the syntax so that ctrl+clicking two values in a tag category that foobar would cross-references them, so that the results in the album list are only those albums that fall within both value categories?
Hold shift+rightclick and choose AND as the selection logic.
http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_(foo_facets)#Selection_logic
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: eunuch on 05 May, 2016, 01:00:45 AM
Hold shift+rightclick and choose AND as the selection logic.
http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/Facets_(foo_facets)#Selection_logic

awesome, thanks!
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: arbingordon on 18 May, 2016, 11:15:51 AM
One gotcha I found with facets, with a workound fix included:

My music is tagged such that compilation CDs are tagged with "Various" in the album artist field, with the individual artist in the regular artist field. In the case of collaborations, there are multiple artist fields set, one per artist.  This works out quite well in facets, I can use
Code: [Select]
$if3(%<album artist>%,%<artist>%,'('Unknown')')
to format the artist column so I can have albums show up under both artists in the case of multiple artists.  However, if you want to apply swapprefix formatting to those fields, you can get some (imo) unintended consequences.  If I use
Code: [Select]
$if3($meta_branch_swapprefix(album artist),$meta_branch_swapprefix(artist),'('Unknown')')
prefixes are swapped as expected, but any entry that doesn't need to be swapped no longer shows in the listing.  I would have expected the fallback to be to reproduce the field without any prefix swapping.

For now, my workaround is to use the following formatting for the artist column
Code: [Select]
$if3($if($greater($meta_num(album artist),1),$meta_branch_swapprefix(album artist),),$swapprefix($meta(album artist)),$if($greater($meta_num(artist),1),$meta_branch_swapprefix(artist),),$swapprefix($meta(artist)),'('Unknown')')
but I'm wondering if anyone else has any ideas on how to do this better.
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: cinarbenli on 29 June, 2016, 12:10:52 AM
hello,
is there a way to add a column to facets that'll sort the directories randomly?
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Daeron on 29 June, 2016, 11:10:09 AM
As in, show the directories within facets in a random order or show them regularly, but the generated playlist should be randomized? What would be the purpose of this in either case?
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: TheEmpathicEar on 11 September, 2016, 11:47:10 AM
I have a pane on the left with Artists. In the middle, I have albums with sort by Album and Date. And, on the right is where all the tracks are displayed.
I just notice something while sorting and browsing by Album name in the middle pane. If there is more than one album with the same name, "Greatest Hits" [for example], in the same year, the album art is blank. It seems as if all the album with same name in the same year are grouped together. If you look at "Properties" for my above example, you will see "multiple values" all over the place.

Is there some way to configure this so that all these albums will be displayed separately?
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tipar on 22 September, 2016, 12:46:50 PM
An error here. On the image; on facets the Greek characters, some of them, are not shown. Nevertheless, on the playlist of Foobar I can see them.

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=dd53fd03ee02320256ef5568279349df" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i97.servimg.com/u/f97/14/97/63/46/errore10.jpg)

Regards.
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Havokdan on 24 September, 2016, 08:53:03 AM
Translated as was possible within my limitations this plugin for the Portuguese of Brazil, leave it attached.
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tipar on 04 October, 2016, 08:42:45 PM
Hi. Maybe it is not a bug and just something you did not think about.

When I edit a tag from properties it takes me back to the first album. For example, on the view album, as on iTunes and on the last album, if I change the date of release of the album, something that it happens a lot lately, the facets component go to the beginning, so I have to scroll down again to the las album of the grill. Maybe you could fix that or maybe there is something I am not doing or activating.

Imagine I am editing the release date of Planningtorock W to just 2011. When I apply the changes it goes back to the artists by A. Sorry, the picture it is from another post.

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=61a5bb929698c8670084289f152d5bb2" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i97.servimg.com/u/f97/14/97/63/46/metada10.jpg)
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tipar on 06 October, 2016, 07:16:16 PM
Hi. Maybe it is not a bug and just something you did not think about.

When I edit a tag from properties it takes me back to the first album. For example, on the view album, as on iTunes and on the last album, if I change the date of release of the album, something that it happens a lot lately, the facets component go to the beginning, so I have to scroll down again to the las album of the grill. Maybe you could fix that or maybe there is something I am not doing or activating.

Imagine I am editing the release date of Planningtorock W to just 2011. When I apply the changes it goes back to the artists by A. Sorry, the picture it is from another post.

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=61a5bb929698c8670084289f152d5bb2" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i97.servimg.com/u/f97/14/97/63/46/metada10.jpg)

The solution; let's say you have an album you want to change the title or the year. You click on it and open properties then change it. Now, JUST BEFORE APPLYING CHANGES, you select another album, no matter which one, the one the left, for instance. Once you apply the changes you will remain on the same album on facets, it will not go back to the beginning of your list.
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: tipar on 06 October, 2016, 07:27:19 PM
I have a pane on the left with Artists. In the middle, I have albums with sort by Album and Date. And, on the right is where all the tracks are displayed.
I just notice something while sorting and browsing by Album name in the middle pane. If there is more than one album with the same name, "Greatest Hits" [for example], in the same year, the album art is blank. It seems as if all the album with same name in the same year are grouped together. If you look at "Properties" for my above example, you will see "multiple values" all over the place.

Is there some way to configure this so that all these albums will be displayed separately?

Hi, maybe it is not what you need but have you tried to add another column on the Albums pane with Artists album? You just add it and then make it disappear taking it to the left or the right so the albums will be sorted by Album artist but actually you will not see the category. I think that this is was what I did. Look on the image. I just took it to the right so the only column left it is Album.

The album with no cover it is because I am still retagging my library after iTunes and I just finished with Vangelis ;D.

(https://hydrogenaud.io/imgcache.php?id=5cfeaf37ecd03e1fa1fb6ce31fee8329" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click to view at original size" data-url="http://i97.servimg.com/u/f97/14/97/63/46/greate10.png)

Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Chigo on 11 January, 2017, 09:26:08 AM
When I use facets as part of my regular configuration, I can add as many panes as I want. But when I open it up as my library viewer (library tab at top > facets), it opens up 3 panes by default, and I don't see any way to add more. I know I can have multiple columns displayed in one pane, but I would like to have 4 separate panes in the facets library viewer. Is there a way to do this?
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Daeron on 11 January, 2017, 10:49:13 AM
@Chigo:
You can open the facets window, right click on the toolbar area (on the 'Library' or 'Filter' text) and tick layout editing mode. Then you can add new panes as usual after clicking on the newly appeared 'Layout editing mode' button. You could also import existing preset by right clicking on the window's header and choosing the corresponding option.
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Chigo on 11 January, 2017, 11:02:42 AM
Thanks Daeron. I see now that it explains that right in the facets wiki. Sorry for not doing better research before posting  :D
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: incifinci on 25 January, 2017, 11:39:35 PM
Thanks for a brilliant plugin. To wishlist: pie (or other type) chart building?
I wrote about here (https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,113545.0.html).
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: GoodEnoughGear on 13 February, 2017, 06:48:20 AM
Hi folks,

Just a note - I use Power Mixer for Windows for volume control. It is able to respond to the mouse scroll wheel, but for some reason when it is loaded it prevents Facets from zooming using Ctrl+Scroll. Just FYI in case anyone else runs into this.
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: May2002 on 18 February, 2017, 01:00:07 PM
If not is there any alternative that does cache album art, that has the album art in a grid format like this?

There is a WSH panel mod script.
http://www.deviantart.com/art/JS-Smooth-Br...-1201-562804257 (http://www.deviantart.com/art/JS-Smooth-Browser-Beta20151010-1201-562804257)

Beautiful. Thank you. And thanks to Br3tt for making it.

New link: http://br3tt.deviantart.com/art/JS-Smooth-Browser-571376160

However what I did some time ago was still with Facets
(I love Facets+Simplaylist+Simplaylist Manager for what they allow):
- copy my music folder structure but with only with the requested albumart in it (with a python script because they did not all have the same name, or else it would have been easier) and store in in a small local SSD drive
- give this new address for the albumart instead of the album folder, and if the file isn't there, check the regular address.

And it works very well, provided not to much pictures are missing.


Many thanks to all the developpers in and around Foobar!!!
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Clonimus74 on 02 March, 2017, 01:42:37 PM
Hi all, I'm new to Foobar and Facets.
I have about 2000 albums mostly MP3 & FLAC, all fully tagged (by Picard and LastFM plugin)
Using Foobar 1.3.14 and Facets 1.0.

I have a problem, some of my albums are missing from the Facets library view.
For example, I have the following folders (each folder for one album):
E:\Music\Hip Hop\Immortal Technique\Immortal Technique - (2001) Revolutionary Vol. 1 [FLAC]
E:\Music\Hip Hop\Immortal Technique\Immortal Technique - (2003) Revolutionary Vol. 2 [MP3]
E:\Music\Hip Hop\Immortal Technique\Immortal Technique - (2008) The 3rd World [MP3]
E:\Music\Hip Hop\Immortal Technique\Immortal Technique - (2011) Middle Passage [MP3]
E:\Music\Hip Hop\Immortal Technique\Immortal Technique - (2011) The Martyr [MP3]

In Facets I see only one album - Immortal Technique - (2001) Revolutionary Vol. 1 [FLAC]
It show only FLAC albums and not the MP3, even if an artist has a folder with only MP3 albums.

Foobar Album list viewer sees all albums.
I tried deleting all the filters in the preferences, but they reappear after I close foobar and run it again. I tried choosing the lossy filter and it didn't work (it showed only 8 albums, I have more than 1000 in MP3), I tried toggling the enable option in the "filter" drop down, still no help there.
What am I missing?
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: garbanzo.bean on 06 August, 2017, 10:52:46 AM
Is this element still being developed? I would love to see an update that makes alternate row coloring optional, and that allows for the scroll bar to be hidden.
Title: Sending to "Selection playlist" just some of the "windows".
Post by: tipar on 07 August, 2017, 01:41:52 PM
Hi. There is a way of sending to "Selection playlist" just some of the "windows" and not all of them. For example, I have windows for Genre, Albums, and Tracklist and down that three "selection playlist". When I select a Genre all the albums on that genre go to "Selection playlist" and "Tracklist"—on the last case showing all the tracks of the albums of that genre. If I select an Album all the tracks of the album go to "Tracklist" and "Selection playlist".

So what I want it is: select a GENRE —all the tracks to "Selection playlist— then ALBUM and in that case that only "Tracklist" change, leaving all the albums of the genre on the "Selection playlist" "without change".

I sort of arrived at it changing to NONE Selection action on Facets but the thing is that doing that prevent GENRE of showing on "selection playlist" although it appears on "Tracks" I mean, the tracklist change on that column but "selection playlist" has no change so I have to do a playlist for every genre I want to play.

Regards.
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: FritzLn on 08 August, 2017, 05:48:50 AM
is it possible to filter multiple artists like:

ARTIST HAS (Bruce Springsteen OR Yanni OR Deep Purple)

something simple like that? (obviously that specifically isn't working)

when i want to filter multiple artists i have to do it the long way: ARTIST HAS Bruce Springsteen OR ARTIST HAS Yanni OR ARTIST HAS Deep Purple, etc
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Alexander Ostuni on 08 August, 2017, 12:45:41 PM
Yes, that works. I have for example a filter:

%genre% IS rock OR %genre% IS folkrock OR %genre% IS Eigenes Zeug OR %genre% IS Island OR %genre% IS Ital./Franz. OR %genre% IS Klassik OR %genre% IS Deutsch OR %genre% IS Krautrock OR %genre% IS Sampler OR %genre% IS Podcasts  OR %genre% IS Soundtracks
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: FritzLn on 08 August, 2017, 01:22:02 PM
Yes, that works. I have for example a filter:

%genre% IS rock OR %genre% IS folkrock OR %genre% IS Eigenes Zeug OR %genre% IS Island OR %genre% IS Ital./Franz. OR %genre% IS Klassik OR %genre% IS Deutsch OR %genre% IS Krautrock OR %genre% IS Sampler OR %genre% IS Podcasts  OR %genre% IS Soundtracks

Right, I know that would work, but I was wondering if it was possible to shorten it using parentheses like:

Code: [Select]
%genre% IS (rock OR folkrock OR Eigenes Zeug OR Island)

so that you don't have to repeatedly type '%genre%'
Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: LL25255252 on 10 August, 2017, 06:18:13 AM
Yes, that works. I have for example a filter:

%genre% IS rock OR %genre% IS folkrock OR %genre% IS Eigenes Zeug OR %genre% IS Island OR %genre% IS Ital./Franz. OR %genre% IS Klassik OR %genre% IS Deutsch OR %genre% IS Krautrock OR %genre% IS Sampler OR %genre% IS Podcasts  OR %genre% IS Soundtracks

Right, I know that would work, but I was wondering if it was possible to shorten it using parentheses like:

Code: [Select]
%genre% IS (rock OR folkrock OR Eigenes Zeug OR Island)

so that you don't have to repeatedly type '%genre%'
Instead of typing this long code why don't you use Facets itself ?
Select all the generes you want (by ctrl-click on each one) and then use the context-menu (right-click) to create a facet autoplaylist.

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Title: Re: Facets (foo_facets)
Post by: Cutter on 01 October, 2017, 08:51:22 AM
There's a bug that I think is caused by facets: when a facet has an item selected, opening a file through File / Open... will start playing the Library Selection playlist. If the Library Selection playlist was selected prior to opening the file, the opened file is lost. If another playlist was selected, the opened file is added to it but the Library Selection playlist steals focus and starts playing.