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"Album" Art - beyond albums
12-09-2017, 22:12
Post: #11
RE: "Album" Art - beyond albums
There are several features that I think should be a given, for example MinimServer scanning the library, showing a list with all tag fields, and let the user decide which to add and in which sort order.
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06-01-2018, 20:02 (This post was last modified: 06-01-2018 20:05 by Ian.)
Post: #12
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Hi all
I have just started using Minim Server & HiFi Cast after years of using Logitech Media Server. I came across this thread as i searched for ways to customise the artwork display that I see in HiFi Cast.
i had not realised until I stopped using it how good LMS is at handling the artwork display on the control point.
For instance in the Album Artist browse window all the Album Art work is displayed in a circular fan shape for Each Artist. The artwork was extracted from the tag data of all the albums with the same AlbumArtist tag. My library structure is a Single folder containing a single layer of folders named by Artist - Album. I never made any effort to provide a separate cover.jpeg in each folder. My collection has very little classical in it so the complications of Composer/Orchestra/Conductor/Soloist/Venue etc are not something i have to consider.

I dont pretend to know how this was acheived but it does look fabulous and leads to a more intuitive interaction with the control point.

As I said I am new to my current set up so hopefully it will improve as i get to grips with the programs. i also chose Minim over Asset as I felt it provide a more flexible Library manager.

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Yesterday, 14:35
Post: #13
RE: "Album" Art - beyond albums
(11-09-2017 16:31)Dieter Stockert Wrote:  I disagree. The main thing for me would be a user interface that allows changing simple and basic settings without having to study a manual.

Too true Big Grin If only the MinimWatch Server Properties Windows would have hyperlinks against names on the left side, so that ticking 'indexTags' or 'aliasTags' and so on would warp one onto Simon's help pages dealing with that topic.

I'm always that intelligent that I need more than 3 attempts until I reach the correct page where the wanted item is explained. But perhaps that only happens to me.

Just got stuck when I see that one of my indexTags entries got a "+" in front. And I remember it has since Simon told me so when I had a problem. But don't ask me which help section this is described in. Trial & Error starts now until I get the correct page.
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Yesterday, 15:49
Post: #14
RE: "Album" Art - beyond albums
If you go to this page, there are direct links to descriptions of all the properties, sorted by property name.
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