Currently there are no way to search by folders, only by tags.
I have a >6TB music collection, tagged in various languages which I don’t speak, but I’ve kept it well organized with a dirname pattern containing the romanized names.
The only way I can find them is through the files view, which as you mentionned, intentionnally lacks functionalities.
Could it be possible to add “Folders”, next to “Genres” & “Playlists” in the search view?
This is just not possible, the search is meant for offline mode and many servers does not have that folder data, typically Navidrome the most used Subsonic server by default do not expose them with the data.
So yes it’s no. For your need the solution is to use sort titles with the roman letters.
Symfonium already handle those correctly and once the Subsonic API is extended to support them it will work with it.
Ok I understand. Search and library modes are meant to be used both online and offline, the exact same way.
Now the “Files” view is specifically made for use when online, and connected to a remote server.
What about adding a search folder in this area of the app, and specifically for folders only?
Please tell me what you think about it.
Searching “siriporn” on symfonium will give me no results since, as mentionned earlier, symfonium searches in tags, and it won’t find anything since the artist tag is “ศิริพร อำไพพงษ์”.
You told me earlier several times it was impossible with the current API implementation of Subsonic, and I just showed you it’s doable.
On the request I made, the rest api sent back the name of the folder of the album, not the vorbis comment “ALBUM” of the files from the said-album
When I follow the logs of gonic, I don’t see any request to the server when I’m doing a search on Symfonium; I assume the search is made towards the local database (ie, tags-only search). Correct so far?
You asked for a folder search, I’ve just shown you even with search2 that only covers a small part of subsonic servers and no other servers (so like 5% of my users) it still does not do a folder search but a final folder search so even less useful.
So no change on my side, this is still not possible to do the first request, your ultra specific need to search only on the last folder level is effectively possible in 5% of the cases but would effectively not be used by anyone but you …
There’s only 1 “real” bug reported and yes as written there it’s already fixed.
So please do not invert roles here. And I skip the part where you ignored all the mandatory templates that clearly state that I can just close and ignore those
So this is more a I want something so badly that I know better than the dev and will try to argue until the end of time to prove him that he must do what will only suits me.