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For most of my audio files I have two versions: one lossy (MP3) and one lossless (FLAC).

I would like to be able to search and choose which version I want to listen to, but I have not yet managed.

I have read carefully this section:
https://minimserver.com/ug-browsing.html...rt%20order

and I also found this other old thread which is on the same subject:
https://forum.minimserver.com/showthread.php?tid=3737

I followed the instructions (basically adding AudioFormat in the IndexTags property; then restarting the server), but nothing much changes when using my control point.

I was expecting to see something like this in the home container:

26 albums
241 items
3 playlists
Artist
Date
Genre
All Artists
Composer
AUDIOQUALITY
[untagged]
[folder view]


where AUDIOQUALITY is the new item... but that "AUDIOQUALITY" does not appear there nor anywhere...

Am I expecting something wrong, or am I setting the property wrongly?

Thanks for your help/suggestions.
(05-06-2019 03:05)mbussolo Wrote: [ -> ]For most of my audio files I have two versions: one lossy (MP3) and one lossless (FLAC).

I would like to be able to search and choose which version I want to listen to, but I have not yet managed.

I have read carefully this section:
https://minimserver.com/ug-browsing.html...rt%20order

and I also found this other old thread which is on the same subject:
https://forum.minimserver.com/showthread.php?tid=3737

I followed the instructions (basically adding AudioFormat in the IndexTags property; then restarting the server), but nothing much changes when using my control point.

I was expecting to see something like this in the home container:

26 albums
241 items
3 playlists
Artist
Date
Genre
All Artists
Composer
AUDIOQUALITY
[untagged]
[folder view]


where AUDIOQUALITY is the new item... but that "AUDIOQUALITY" does not appear there nor anywhere...

Am I expecting something wrong, or am I setting the property wrongly?

Thanks for your help/suggestions.

Welcome to the forum.

You mention AudioFormat but then AudioQuality, was AudioFormat a typo?

In indextags did you enter #AudioQuality, the # is important as is the capitals.

Perhaps you can paste the contents of your indextags here
(05-06-2019 06:25)Peter@57m Wrote: [ -> ]Welcome to the forum.

You mention AudioFormat but then AudioQuality, was AudioFormat a typo?

In indextags did you enter #AudioQuality, the # is important as is the capitals.

Perhaps you can paste the contents of your indextags here

Thanks for the reply.
Here's what I tried:
In the index Tags I have the following text:
Artist, Date, Genre, All Artists, Composer, #AudioFormat
then I restart the server and this time it worked!
In fact, I have now the following list in the home container:

26 albums
241 items
3 playlists
Artist
Date
Genre
All Artists
Composer
#AudioFormat
[untagged]
[folder view]:

Brilliant!

I also tried this:
In the index Tags I have the following text:
Artist, Date, Genre, All Artists, Composer, #AudioFormat: MP3orFLAC
then I restart the server and this time it worked!
In fact, I have now the following list in the home container:

26 albums
241 items
3 playlists
Artist
Date
Genre
All Artists
Composer
MP3orFLAC
[untagged]
[folder view]:

so it works brilliantly.
Not sure what was wrong last time, as I did the same and I got an error message, which unfortunately I do not recall now.

I did not try to put #AudioFormat in the item Tags. What would be the difference if I did that?

Thanks again for your reply.
Glad that it’s now working.

With indextags you get an index as you have now and you can also refer to the tag in other items, such as combining AudioFormat at the end of the album title.

With itemtags you don’t get an index but can refer to the tag in other items.

I have the AudioQuality appended to the album title so I can see while browsing what’s CD quality or higher etc. I use itemtag as I don’t need an index, which means MinimServer doesn’t have to build the index and I don’t have a superfluous index in the index list
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