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A working $if string to show artwork

Hey guys, I would love to be able to show my artwork but it isn't working.
By breaking down these strings it works singular, but in this format it doesn't.
$if2($replace(%path%,%filename_ext%,)BK\,$replace(%path%,%filename_ext%,)..\BK\)
or
$if2($directory_path(%path%)\BK\,$directory_path(%path%)\..\BK\)

I like to organize my library by having the tracks in the folder of each CD and some even got their own CAT, and other albums have like 10+ CD's which I don't want to dumb into 1 folder.
Someone on Reddit helped me to make these strings and told me this would be the way but it doesn't work and you should ask a developer if it could be possible to implement this feature.

For the moment I made 2 different windows with SMP > thumbs.js and splitted the string, it just isn't really optimized and clumsy.
$directory_path(%path%)\BK\
$directory_path(%path%)\..\BK\
preferably I would also want it to work with an $if3 string.
$if3($directory_path(%path%)\BK\,$directory_path(%path%)\..\BK\,$directory_path(%path%)\...\BK\)

If there would be another good way I would love to hear the suggestions but so far thumb.js has some good features.
Thank you for your time and have a wonderful day!

Re: A working $if string to show artwork

Reply #1
$if functions can't do that. You can't magically make them become sentient enough to determine what your intent is and your string is in fact a folder path and it needs to check the filesystem if it exists or not. It would need a special $is_folder function or something which is unlikely to ever happen.

I guess the thumbs.js script could be modified to handle multiple folders. Infact very old versions of the same script for components pre-dating SMP used to have that functionality but it was removed - mainly because the input box had a limitation on the number of characters it could accept. That limitation no longer exists so adding it back should be easy enough. I'll think about it.

Re: A working $if string to show artwork

Reply #2
Close foobar2000 and open user-components\foo_spider_monkey_panel\samples\complete\js\helpers.js in a text editor. Replace the existing _getFiles function on line 260 with this.

Code: [Select]
function _getFiles(str, exts, newest_first) {
let files = [];
const folders = str.split('|').map((item) => item.trim());
for (const folder of folders) {
if (_isFolder(folder)) {
let e = new Enumerator(fso.GetFolder(folder).Files);
for (; !e.atEnd(); e.moveNext()) {
const path = e.item().Path;
if (!exts || exts.includes(_getExt(path))) {
files.push(path);
}
}
}
}
if (newest_first) {
return _.orderBy(files, (item) => {
return _lastModified(item);
}, 'desc');
} else {
files.srt();
return files;
}
}

You can now open foobar, right click the thumbs panel>Set custom folder and separate multiple folders with a | character. Using $if won't work. If folders don't exist/are empty, they will be ignored.

 

Re: A working $if string to show artwork

Reply #3
highly appreciated for the support, I will add this to info to my foobar folder in case I need it for something else.

Someone on the reddit came up with a string that actually propperly works somehow.
$directory_path(%path%)\$if($stricmp($left(%directory%,3),CD-),..\,$if($stricmp($left(%directory%,5),Part-),..\..\))BK\

If there would be an update about it would also be really nice but right now it isn't necassary at least for my case,
But i will try your solution another day to see if there are other benefits with this.
Thank you again, marc2k3
Have a good one!