I’ve been using Volumio for several years now, and surprisingly Volumio’s browsing still does not filter “The” at the beginning of artist names (or albums, for that matter). In my opinion any good music library should do this, or at least have the option to do so.
Rather than whining about this, I figured that with a spare R-Pi and programming experience, this is a good challenge for me to contribute to Volumio
I do need a bit of help on where to start though… I dove into the code on GitHub, and from there I found that the list is loaded by the CoreMusicLibrary. To me it looks that the list is once built by MPD upon updating/rescanning the library, and is later recalled as a database. Right?
From here on I need a bit of help to get on the right track. I think MPD should have functionality for this already, but after a brief search I have not found yet how. Furthermore I need to find out where to modify the MPD parameters for the database.
I’m looking for some input to get started on this. Thanks!