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Rockbox Development => Feature Ideas => Topic started by: redblade8 on October 06, 2010, 06:06:30 PM

Title: Application For Search
Post by: redblade8 on October 06, 2010, 06:06:30 PM
I know that the music database has a 'search' function, but what if you would like to search for files, videos , images, etc.? An application that alllowed you to  search your entire player and come up with the file and its path destination ( like how on windows you can search your whole computer for something) this would be very useful for those times when I can't seem to find something.
Thankyou !
Title: Re: Application For Search
Post by: Lope on October 07, 2010, 06:30:47 AM
Would be cool if you're given a menu of what to search
Database
ID3 Tags
Internal Folders
External Folders

What ever you select gets added to the list of where to search, in the order you select them.
So if you Select ID3 tags, then Internal folders, then external folders: It will search ID3 tags of internal folders, then ID3 tags of external folders, then file/folder names of internal folders, then file/folder names of external folders.
As it finds stuff it can just list it, constantly moving the cursor to the bottom of the list. You can press any button to abort the search.
Personally I don't use the DB. ID3 tags are a pain for playlisting, but useful for searching.