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    Playlist Searching in v2

    CarComp,

    Seeing as I just got my screen with touch, I am only now truely using Media Engine for the first time. I have a ton of music on my carputer. Like most, I have them seperated in folders by Artist which are the "playlists" in Media Engine. For me it would take forever to scroll through them all to get to say "ZZ Top". In v2 could you add an Alphabet across the top of the playlist screen so that, for example, you could press "R" and skip to the R's?

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    Use page up and page down... That should get you there quickly
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    he has a point though would this be practical in v2? i use touchscreen and with over 10,000 mp3's sorted by artist this still leaves 500+ artists maybe not the full alphabet but just 5 odd buttons spaced through the alphabet to get down this quickly?
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    Originally posted by CarComp
    Use page up and page down... That should get you there quickly
    Nice idea, but not everyone has a full keyboard in their car. For example I only have a numeric keypad and touchscreen.

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    no i mean touchscreen buttons - i wouldnt mind sacrificing a few lines of browsing for some on screen buttons for alphabet sections...

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    I have inculded a pic to make this clearer...
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    You see though, there lies the problem... If you do a touchscreen control, you have to do keyboard, and Remote... I don't know of a way of controling all that. You could say, "sure keyboard would be easy", but have you noticed that a lot of those letters do other things?
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    well just to do touchscreen wouldn't be a big deal - hell i'll code it myself - i know it woudlnt be of any use to remote/kb user though... it would be a godsend for touchscreen users...

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    Perhaps an optional plugin for touchscreen users then, it would be a shame to include something that people wo a touchscreen couldnt use it would force people into something...........that more of an M$ thing!!

    But an optional plugin thats the way....


    P.S I have all my mp3's in folders like so:

    Artist>Albums>Songs>

    Would ME respect my file structure? So i could just browse as i do with explorer now?

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    in progress of coding this feature myself, when m.e 2 is released i'll probably release a version.. I'm also working on winamp visulisation support ( media engine 2 only supports media player vis' atm.. )
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