Old 04-22-2009, 01:13 AM   #1
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Default Media Explorer : Filter behaviour

[For clarity and easier discussion, these posts have been copied from the Beta 5 Bugs thread]

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This hasn't been reported before either

Here, the Media Explorer filter is not working for some text strings:

[img]http://img22.**************/img22/7998/dsr3b4mexplfilter.png[/img]

"ngo" filters correctly, "perc" does not. ("rca" does filter OK)
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I think it's filtering on the whole path name.
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Thanks schwaa,
You mean that it's looking through "D:\Audio loops\percussion loops\MAGIX Sound Essentials 3 Disco (82)" too? Every file will have "perc" in its path name so will always be filtered "in".

I've just tried with "magix" and that included all the files too. So that seems to be the issue. I would think that this filter should only examine the filenames not the path names. What do you think?
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Definitely.

To clarify my stance: only the files/subdirs *in the current directory* should be filtered. (And I'd like to see an option to switch off subdir filtering, etc. etc.)
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Actually, I think a better and more intuitive solution would be to include folder names , but not the samples that are in subfolders of that folder. As to say, using the query "perc", the samples in a folder called "percussion" would all be listed, but if that folder has subfolders, the samples in the subfolders would not be listed unless they(or the subfolder they're in) matched the query.
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IMHO the filter should have 2 checkboxes:
[]path []media

thus "perc" with path only enabled would show all samples in folders with perc in the name.

"media" only enabled would only show samples and midi clips that had perc in their names.

guess what both enabled would do? :P

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The original bug that I reported has been * * Fixed by Beta 9 * *
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:15 AM   #2
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IMHO the filter should have 2 checkboxes:
[]path []media
++1 to this!
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:23 AM   #3
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the filter should be changed to a real search function. imo.
....or get the add on talis pointed out.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:30 AM   #4
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Interesting ideas.

I think that all filtering should start with the files and folders currently displayed in the Browser panel and work downwards - so the full path name would not be considered.
  • I may wish to search the current folder only or go down into sub-folders too. So a check box for sub-folders would be used.
  • I may wish to filter based on the file names only or on the sub-folder names too. So another check box for sub-folder path names would be used.

In my example:
"perc" would find 2 files
"nga" would find 5 files

Now lets say there was a sub-folder named "Bells" with 6 files in it:
bell_01.wav
bigben.wav
bigbenbell.wav
gongA.wav
gongB.wav
gong.allen.wav

And another sub-folder named "house" with 3 files in it:
frontdoorbell.wav
backdroobell.wav
dingdong.wav

Filtering for "bell" would give these results
[ ] Sub-folders, [ ] Sub-folder path names finds 1 file,
[x] Sub-folders, [ ] Sub-folder path names finds 5 files,
[ ] Sub-folders, [x] Sub-folder path names finds 7 files,
[x] Sub-folders, [x] Sub-folder path names finds 9 files, (cowbellA, the 6 in the "bells" folder and the 2 doorbells).

I think that this is what Tallisman put forward , as long as it works from the currently-displayed folder downwards.

Does that make sense?
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Old 06-22-2009, 03:55 AM   #5
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Just an update- this is working fine for me.
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:54 PM   #6
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the filter should be changed to a real search function. imo.
....or get the add on talis pointed out.
Yes, a simple search is needed (combobox to remember searches), recursive in subfolders if a checkbox is checked, the filtering function can be removed because filtering is like searching without recursion.
The search could be "multisearch", searching for more than 1 word in the filename.

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Yes, a simple search is needed (combobox to remember searches), recursive in subfolders if a checkbox is checked, the filtering function can be removed because filtering is like searching without recursion.
The search could be "multisearch", searching for more than 1 word in the filename.
+1.

Please add a search function.

That is the one thing that would make the Media Explorer so much more usable.

A simple search like ones in Windows 7's Explorer will do.
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+1.

Please add a search function.

That is the one thing that would make the Media Explorer so much more usable.

A simple search like ones in Windows 7's Explorer will do.
completely agree.
the ability to search sub directories would be huge for the media explorer.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:38 PM   #9
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Nice bump!

I'm sure it's somewhere on a mile long to do list, but seeing how much progression has already taken place, I have complete faith in these guys.

I'd be surprised if the Media Explorer wasn't revisited sometime before v4 final, and its not like file searching is remotely complicated...


...Recently having switched to Windows 7 with its countless 'File Details', I hope the search supports that, (for those who've already tagged everything by tempo and key).


(For my fellow Media Explorer's, check the thread in my signature and contribute any other idea's you have!)
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