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Genre filtering in music player

asked 2014-01-20 20:14:49 +0300

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updated 2014-07-24 10:53:48 +0300

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Please add an option to select a specific genre in the music player.

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This is really needed!! Currently, I am scrolling myself to death to find the right artist (here at least a search function would simplify). But a genre view would be best ... First genre, then listing the artists, then albums etc. This way you can search music more following the mood instead of mechanically thinking of an artist.

Deonith ( 2014-02-06 20:56:27 +0300 )edit

I use Genre to quickly access my Podcasts and to distinguish them from my music.

Enyogyo ( 2014-02-20 02:21:39 +0300 )edit

This is one of my most missed features! Is there any hope that this is implemented in the near future?

sgleo87 ( 2014-06-08 10:55:31 +0300 )edit

I too think this is really needed - I have a mix of music, podcasts and audiobooks, and finding the item I want to listen to is harder than needed. Genre filtering would be quite useful.

Additonally, it should be possible to refine the search from a top category using another category i.e. Show me the genres, then under "Rock" let me chose "Album", Author" or "all titles" again.

mikelima ( 2015-02-19 18:55:23 +0300 )edit

My temporsry solution is using QuasarMX since it offers filtering by genre but I really hope this feature gets implemented in Jolla media player someday :)

sgleo87 ( 2015-02-20 00:37:46 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-03-28 18:58:58 +0300

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I'am not so familiar with the process of pushing requests into the direction of the producer (Jolla). For example; where is a consolidated bug list with activities from Jolla in addressing them. Even when the answer is "wont fix", it would help to understand the status. For this particular case; adding a "genres filter" would improve the usability of the music application by many orders of magnitude. Still wondering how the interaction between the community and the producer actually works. Because my main focus is more in other tech areas outside of this community, I don't got it directly how this here works. On the other side it is a good position to evaluate it, because it (community etc) should help new users to understand it more or less directly how things work. Here I see some kind of a gap, thought.

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Well Jolla is lazy to add this, so use unplayer, it's great app. Also there is active developer for it (temporary developer away until summer).

Jk ( 2018-03-28 22:29:35 +0300 )edit

Interaction from Jolla to community?, practically non-existent as the community does not pay the bills. Don't expect any changes to the fabric of mediaplayer. As suggested above, use a third party app for now, but don't wait on Jolla. There is no consolidated bug list that I know of, they are scattered all around this forum, diluted and buried in some cases. Perhaps someone else has a more positive spin, but I've been here for 5 years and for me, it all feels a little stale and lacking.

Spam Hunter ( 2018-03-29 00:35:10 +0300 )edit

It depends. In general, this website is an accepted channel. Tagging your question accordingly ("bug", "idea",...) should help.

On the other hand, the response you get depends a lot on the application/component your input is about. Some Jolla employees spend time taking input from TJC and help debugging the apps thjey work on together with the community. Others don't seem to bother. As for the media player an the underlying framework, there are bug reports since 2014 that have never been looked at or commented upon. Whoever is responsible for that doesn't take input.

ossi1967 ( 2018-03-29 15:39:04 +0300 )edit

QuasarMX has genre filtering... And is lightyears better than the Media Player in every other way also (except for FM radio support, which is only an issue if you have Jolla C/Intex Aqua Fish)

bocephus ( 2018-03-30 18:47:47 +0300 )edit
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