Search by Genre???

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Search by Genre???

Postby manwithaplan » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:29 am

Any reason I can't search by Genre, like I can album, artist or song title? Perhaps I'm just being thick, but I see no way to search for all "Christmas" music, or all "Jazz", etc. I know I can create playlists manually, but what fun is that?

Any help is appreciated as always. Cheers!
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Postby Sh4gr4th » Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:09 am

Yes, there is no search by genre functionality.
I am not quite sure what you mean with "create playlists manually", so maybe you already know following workaround:
Under "More" you can create a random playlist eg. 20 songs with genre Jazz.
This is the only known method to me to "search" for genres.
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Postby manwithaplan » Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:51 am

Yep, got the Random Playlist function under "More"...that's nice, but not quite the full solution. That's random. Imagine if you will a very large (500GB plus) collection of mp3's, and trying to search for a Genre of "Baroque Classical" to find all the works that fit the bill. Then playing or creating a specific chosen playlist from the resulting files. That's just 1 use case example for "Searching by Genre". That's what I'd like to see.

Thank you though for the prompt reply.
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