Search for media by attributes using the Orbiters

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How to set it up

Watch/Listen to media stored on the Core

How to use it

From any orbiter select the room where you want to start the media, and choose the media button corresponding to the type of media you want to start, such as "music" which includes all the CD's you rip, and "movies" which includes ripped DVD's. Next you will see the file list showing you the directories and files. Hit the search button.

When you hit 'search' a keyboard appears. Just start typing anything you're looking for. It can be anything--the name of a file, an actor in a movie, a composer, a genre, etc. As you type, you will see all the matching attributes, with the most significant matches near the top. So, for example, typing in 'sp' and you will likely see a list like "Spielberg, Steven (Director)", "Speed (Movie)", "Springstein, Bruce (Singer)", "Sports movies (Genre)", "Spellbound (Song)". Everything is combined together so that it's easier for you. You just start typing and don't need to tell LinuxMCE what you're looking for. When you see what you're looking for, select it from the list. If you select some media, like in this example: "Movie: Speed" or "Song: Spellbound", the media will start playing. If you select something that is an attribute, like in this example: "Spielberg, Steven (Director)", "Springstein, Bruce (Singer)", "Sports movies (Genre)", then you'll see all the results for that attribute, such as movies by Steven Spielberg, songs and albums by Bruce Springstein, and a list of Sports movies.***

Programmer's guide

Watch/Listen to media stored on the Core