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Thanks for bringing this topic here. I’ll repeat the post, so its easier to read this thread.

Please add the possibility to configure custom browsing hierarchies. IMHO this is a killer feature !!

A very good example implementation is the MagicNodes script for MediaMonkey:
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With this script, the user can define custom hierarchies like:

By Year and Genre

This results in a tree representation:

+ By Year and Genre
+ 2002
+ Alternative
+ Hot Hot Heat
+ Make Up The Breakdown
+ The Decemberists
+ The Vines
+ ...
+ Blues
+ ...
+ 2003
+ 2004
+ ...

The above example is the very basic usage scenario. The mentioned script can also address SQL features for advanced use:

Genre (Date added)

This gives a tree by genre with all albums sorted by their addition date to the library, showing the artist, the album name and the album year in parenthesis while omitting the sort key (which would be the number of days since added: e.g. ‘120 days’):

+ Genre (Date added)
+ Alternative
+ Blues
+ Taj Mahal - Dancing the Blues (1993)
+ Alvin Youngblood Heart - Territory (1998)
+ ...
+ Bohemian
+ Classical
+ ...

This is immensely powerful and I’d also be willing to pay for an software upgrade that supports custom hierarchical browsing 😉

I’m very interested in this feature.

For all who’ve never used it: give it a try with MediaMonkey and I bet you’ll love it.