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Advanced alpha search?
« on: May 04, 2009, 09:05:16 am »
Hello all,

I want to use a mp3 jukebox software that handles advanced alpha search. I am not sure if that is the official name for it, but I want to search my mp3's such that with every letter that I type, the shown selection is getting smaller. I.e. When I type "E", all words starting with "E" are shown. Additionally I type "V", now all songs / artists with words beginning with "EV" are shown etc.
This is very useful for browsing in huge mp3 collections.

I am using Wincab, but I can only find next/previous alpha. It is possible that this advanced search is not included in the program because it isn't used in old non-digital jukeboxes, but if it is, how can I do that? If it is not possible at all using Wincab, which programs do have this option?

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Re: Advanced alpha search?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009, 12:58:51 pm »
It is not included.  Part of this is because of the fact that it is mean to simulate old-fashioned jukeboxes without search, and the other is that the internal database just isn't robust enough to do that kind of search on the fly.

If you are using a Numeric skin, however, pressing a letter will at least jump to artists starting with that letter; that is about as close as you can get right now.

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Re: Advanced alpha search?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2009, 12:10:16 pm »
Hey Chris, thanks for the response. I probably have to do it the way you say so, I have searched for other jukebox programs, but I didn't like them that much as wincab, or I couldn't use it with numeric input.
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