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ferrarabrainpan

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How to formulate rules for custom library view?
« on: May 29, 2019, 10:56:15 am »

I have done this successfully before by creating a rule that the filepath contains "HI-RES" to show those files which are in a main folder with that name and it has worked. I created additional library views by specifying the file type, so as to separate my DSD from PCM hi-res files.

Now I am trying to create a library view to display all my surround audio files. I can add a tag field such as Grouping to those files and type SURROUND in that tag field, and then create a library view with a rule that Grouping contains SURROUND and that should work, but it does not. Is there something I am doing wrong?

I suppose I could also do this by creating a rule specifying all files with >2 channels, but the thing is that I have one or two albums that contain a mix of stereo and different surround formats, and I want all the tracks in that album to be included in the library view because I don't want to omit the stereo tracks in the album based on such a rule. That is why I ought to be able to apply a Grouping tag of SURROUND to all the files in that album folder and have the library view display it.

How do I go about making this work?
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ferrarabrainpan

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Re: How to formulate rules for custom library view?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2019, 12:14:11 pm »

Okay so I played around with this and for some reason the library view rule will not recognize Grouping as a tag (although it is included in the dropdown menu in the Edit Search window for creating rules in the Customize View options). When I typed "SURROUND" into the comment tag and created a rule based on that, it shows the files which have that tag. I like to use the comment tag for other purposes, but I guess this is a workaround. So long as the tag field contains the word "surround" then those files will appear in the custom library view. Problem solved, more or less.
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