Solved

Sort by Composer

Posted on 2012-03-25
8
563 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-06
Hi, I have my CDs in racks in alphabetical order, but the racks are grouped according to what they would normally be searched for. For pop music, that tends to be by performer, and for classical, it is by composer. Other groups have been omitted here for simplification of explanation.

I am looking to a media player that respects the composer enough to allow listing and sorting. I don't want to see all the works for Beethoven listed with Mozart, Rossini and Strauss and grouped together under each (albeit excellent) obscure eastern European conductor and orchestra.

Hmm. I even have trouble here in selecting a zone. Oops, it's now a topic, not a zone. I'll try 'Digital Living'
0
Comment
Question by:GrahamSkan
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 2
8 Comments
 
LVL 44

Assisted Solution

by:Darr247
Darr247 earned 250 total points
ID: 37764021
I run TwonkyServer 5.1.9 on a WD MyBook World 'white lights' NAS box (the older 'blue rings' version does not include Twonky, though I've seen it said that those can be modified to run it, I have not tried it on my older 'blue rings' model).

It's possible the custom mods that users came up with in response to the contest at http://www.twonkyforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=6341&start=0 are built into newer versions, but the different mods described in the entries are what I used to customize the version that came with my NAS. Quite a few users had asked for Composer sorting, apparently, as I notice that specifically mentioned there (21 times, according to IE's Find function).

Here's the link to their downloads page
http://twonky.com/products/twonkywindows/downloads.aspx

I see by the products tab there they've recently switched to a service called MyTwonky, apparently located in the 'cloud' (I haven't signed up for it, nor even tried it), but the TwonkyManager and TwonkySpecial (nee Twonky Server) are still available.
0
 
LVL 81

Accepted Solution

by:
David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 250 total points
ID: 37764344
Windows Media Player already has that capability if the files are tagged properly

As shown here
0
 
LVL 76

Author Comment

by:GrahamSkan
ID: 37764889
Twonky seems to be some sort of multimedia internet search engine, not really relevant to playing local audio tracks. However I'll see if there is a bit of it that would suit.
0
Online Training Solution

Drastically shorten your training time with WalkMe's advanced online training solution that Guides your trainees to action. Forget about retraining and skyrocket knowledge retention rates.

 
LVL 76

Author Comment

by:GrahamSkan
ID: 37764896
There are three views for sorting the library in Widows Media Player: Genre, Album or Artist. Once the album has been found, the display can show the composer, but I can't look through a library by composer.
0
 
LVL 76

Author Comment

by:GrahamSkan
ID: 37765298
Usefully, Twonky can browse the local library by folder. Unfortunately it needs to be connected to the internet to work.
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:Darr247
ID: 37765667
> Twonky seems to be some sort of multimedia internet search engine

Huh?  It's a Media Server, like TVersity, GMediaServer, uShare, Mezzmo, XBMC, et al.

Nearly all of those are light years ahead of, and all do use 90% less resources than, Win7's built-in Media Center, by the way.
0
 
LVL 76

Author Comment

by:GrahamSkan
ID: 37765936
Perhaps I had the terminology wrong. They sound marvellous, if you have a use for that sort of thing. My internet connection is slow and unreliable, with a limited download allowance  so I must have something stand-alone.
0
 
LVL 76

Author Closing Comment

by:GrahamSkan
ID: 37816619
Thanks for the efforts. There obviously is nothing that will do the job, so I think I'll have to try writing something for myself.
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Many admins will agree: WSUS is is a nice invention but using it on the client side when updating a newly installed computer is still time consuming as you have to do several reboots and furthermore, the procedure of installing updates, rebooting an…
It’s been over a month into 2017, and there is already a sophisticated Gmail phishing email making it rounds. New techniques and tactics, have given hackers a way to authentically impersonate your contacts.How it Works The attack works by targeti…
Viewers will learn how to create a new project within Adobe Encore and the basic layout of the software.
Viewers will get an overview of how to make and use Drum Racks in Ableton Live. Load new Drum Rack into empty MIDI track: Fill rack with audio samples: Re-arrange sample slots as necessary: Adjust parameters of each slot to tailor each sound a…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question