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David Sydney

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Gizmo Search
« on: June 30, 2024, 01:52:15 am »

I want to be able to sit near my hifi in the other room and dial up an Artist, track to play the track through DLNA which the equipment is perfectly capable of receiving.

If I want to find something to play I punch in Cult and I get a list of artists, tracks even album that contains the word. Then when I touch the artist to drill down I instead get a popup saying Play, Add (to playing now list) etc.

If I look for the Album I want to play I can see that (with no reference to the artist for that title), but if I touch that one - something else from the list plays not the album I have selected. Eg. Cult, then see "Love (Album)" in the list hit that one and I get the Blue Oyster Cult playing not The Cult.
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Re: Gizmo Search
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2024, 02:01:16 am »

I simplified your post so I could try to understand it.

I think you're using search to locate what you want. 

Try Artists > The Cult
Albums > Love

It's also possible The Cult might be found under Artists > Cult if you've set MC to ignore articles like "The".


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Re: Gizmo Search
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2024, 12:47:31 pm »

I find the Gizmo search is completely messed up if initiated after selecting a general view tab such as "Recently Added" or "Recently Played" (assuming you have defined such views or similar).  If you first select a "simple" tab such as "Artist" or "Year (release)", then go back to Search, Gizmo may do better.  I find it also has a tendency to shuffle tracks in the search result playlist, or play something that was not selected.  All of this is easily confirmed by looking under Playing Now on the server itself for the renderer targeted by Gizmo.

Other Android players apps for MC do far more reliable searches.  MO 4Media is very clean, with results being nicely grouped by type.  JRemote2 does OK, but results are not as clearly grouped by type.  The BubbleUPnP Android player does OK, dividing results into albums and tracks.  On the other hand, JRiver Panel struggles, providing long lists of tracks which I find pretty useless.
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