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Provide indicator flag for 'booklet available' on folder/album level
12-03-2019, 10:48 (This post was last modified: 12-03-2019 10:49 by DerJohannes.)
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Lightbulb Provide indicator flag for 'booklet available' on folder/album level
In general, booklets are still sparsely available in most music libraries nowadays.

By adding "Comment" to the tagList property and something like the following to the tagFormat property of MinimServer, booklets can be made available through apps like "Hi-Fi Cast" or BubbleUPnP (for Android):
Comment.displayFormat={$*infoFileURI^<a href="^">Digital booklet</a>$comment}


All the user has to do is to open the song details of any song of a certain album and look into the "Comment" tag whether a Booklet.pdf link is available or not.

There are two shortcomings of this:

1.) In general, a booklet is a property on folder/album level. But it can be viewed and accessed only on song level. It would be better to at least view the booklet availability information also on folder/album level.

2.) If you don't know which of your albums already contain a booklet, you will need to do a lot of trials and errors in order to find one. This can feel like finding a needle in a haystack, depending on how dense or sparsely the booklets are available in your music library already: Open folder or album, look into the details of a song, look into the Comment, booklet link there yes/no? No? Okay, maybe next time...


Proposal:
Provide an indicator flag for 'booklet available' ('info file available') on folder/album level that can be used by the control points in order to improve the user experience of accessing booklets tremendously.

As a next step, apps like "Hi-Fi Cast" or BubbleUPnP (for Android) could then display a small booklet icon on folder/album level in order to indicate whether a booklet is available for this album.
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12-03-2019, 15:47
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RE: Provide indicator flag for 'booklet available' on folder/album level
This is already supported by MinimServer. In BubbleUPnP, you can access the booklet link from the album's metadata sent to the control point by MinimServer as well as accessing the link from the tracks in the album.
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