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  • Vim_Fuego
    • Apr 2021
    • 20

    Search & Playlists

    SO after spending some time reorganising my collection, so albums are in one directory, and everything else, odds and ends, complications, and other things that "pollute" the artist/album browse (by sending you down dead ends that contain just 1 track and so on) and in their own directories outside of the artist/album folder structure. Thing are now a bit better. I worked around some inconsistencies in behavior vs documentation with regards to playlist handling, and have M3U playlists generated for compilation albums.

    My last problem, now I have split my music up, search only includes album results, not results from files that are in my "everything else" directory is less structured media.

    IS there a way to include them?
  • Spoon
    Administrator
    • Apr 2002
    • 44153

    #2
    Re: Search & Playlists

    Not if you have excluded them.
    Spoon
    www.dbpoweramp.com

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    • Vim_Fuego
      • Apr 2021
      • 20

      #3
      Re: Search & Playlists

      They are included as playlists, so the tracks are in the database, but not part of search results.

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      • Spoon
        Administrator
        • Apr 2002
        • 44153

        #4
        Re: Search & Playlists

        Tracks in Playlists are only searchable if the tracks are also indexed by Asset.
        Spoon
        www.dbpoweramp.com

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        • Vim_Fuego
          • Apr 2021
          • 20

          #5
          Re: Search & Playlists

          OK thanks. I hope you consider changing this, or making it a setting, as search is really important to me (which is why I don't use the built in Synology media server or Plex as neither support search).

          The only 2 decent mediasevrers that do appear to be Asset and Twonkymedia. Twonkymedia however also indexes tracks contained in playlists, so for the moment, I'm going to revert to my Twonky docker setup, and might perhaps re-evaluate Asset in the future, as currently it's not fitting my needs.

          Also perhaps related, items in Asset playlists didn't serve embedded album art to BubbleUPNP, but worked as soon as I switched back to Twonky.

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          • Vim_Fuego
            • Apr 2021
            • 20

            #6
            Re: Search & Playlists

            I never got past this hurdle with asset, if titles are in a playlist, they don't appear in search results. I evaluated MinimServer 2, which does appear to implement search correctly.

            Asset is a nice product, but the search issue is a show stopper for me.

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            • Vim_Fuego
              • Apr 2021
              • 20

              #7
              Re: Search & Playlists

              Any movement on this? Wondering if it's time to re evaluate asset or stick to my aging docker twonky setup..

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              • Vim_Fuego
                • Apr 2021
                • 20

                #8
                Re: Search & Playlists

                I'm not really rang happy with it, as it often corrupts it's database and freezes on me. It's pretty much unsupported abandonware these days.

                It's only redeeming feature was it got search and indexing correct. No other product I tried worked, they all had limitations, particularly around search.

                Emby was really bad, asset didn't include music in playlists and I forget what the issue was with minimserver.

                More than happy to buy a product that is right, however not found one yet.

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                • Vim_Fuego
                  • Apr 2021
                  • 20

                  #9
                  Re: Search & Playlists

                  This sounds really promising, so thanks for the help so far. I've just bought a copy of Asset, as my trial had run out, from previous testing.as it does appear to be pretty robust so far on with my HEOS based system, and it's only £30 (aside from -519 error, not sure if this is a server or client error code). I'm not that familiar with some of the stuff in the last post, so might need a little more hand-holding on how to configure this.

                  I have added my media as 3 main "roots"

                  /volume2/music/Albums
                  /volume2/music/Compilations
                  /volume2/music/OddsAndEnds
                  I have massively trimmed by browse tree down, as it was overwhelming by default (I might add stuff back later, once things are working), it now looks like this:

                  +\Album
                  Album{_a_to_z_}
                  Playlists
                  New Albums
                  Jukebox Track Selection
                  Top Artists
                  Top Artists\Album
                  Top Albums
                  TuneIn Internet Radio
                  Where do I go from here?

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