Forum: Wishes and new features

Features you would like to see in VirtualDJ
Topic: Comment field popup
Not sure if this is a new feature, or it could be done with a button & a script,

I use the Comment field (in tag editor) to keep interesting/useful facts about some songs & videos
I'd like to have a popup (on the DJ screen not the audience screen) that shows the comment field when I load a song or video

e.g. Roy Orbison,Penny Arcade = "Written by local man Sammy King, on holiday in Wales. In 2019 he re-recorded it with a local choir"
or "this song is one of our pub anthems, always follow it with xxx or yyy song"

Posted Fri 07 Feb 20 @ 9:48 am
locodogPRO InfinityModeratorMember since 2013
can be done, you need to add this to your onsongload entry in your keyboard mapping

param_equal "`get_loaded_song 'comment'`" "" ? nothing : edit_comment

or perhaps this and it will put the info in the search bar

param_equal "`get_loaded_song 'comment'`" "" ? nothing : search "`get_loaded_song 'comment'`"

*Edited found a shorter script(s)*

Posted Fri 07 Feb 20 @ 10:29 am
Thank you
I've spent all morning messing with scripts - well it was a learning experience !
Thanks again

Posted Fri 07 Feb 20 @ 12:32 pm
locodogPRO InfinityModeratorMember since 2013
Actually I just gave it a second look and the vars bit is unneeded [I missed the second backtick on my first try]

param_equal "`get_loaded_song 'comment'`" "" ? nothing : search "`get_loaded_song 'comment'`"

Posted Fri 07 Feb 20 @ 1:29 pm