I have just tried to replicate your problem but have been unable to (version 1.08 (build 805). At the top of the post you mention having trouble creating Filtered track groups, and then go on to mention Grouped track groups. Which type is problematic?
I'm not sure if removing the broken groups is possible without a new version of the software which I should be able to provide on we have determined the root cause.
I am suspecting the problem is being caused by a circular reference to another grouped track group which is causing the track group to not display correctly.
I'll try creating a filter like yours and see what happens.
You can edit the SQLite database using SQLiteStudio. I'd recommend closing PlayIt Live before editing and backing up the playitlive.db file.
In SQLiteStudio, click the pencil icon to create a query, for example:
SELECT * FROM Objects WHERE Type = 'TrackGroup' AND XML LIKE "%<track group name>%"
which should find all track groups with the XML serialisation containing the name of your track group. Once you have verified this is track group you want to delete, change the query to:
DELETE FROM Objects WHERE Type = 'TrackGroup' AND XML LIKE "%<track group name>%"
If you aren't comfortable executing queries yourself, please email the playitlive.db to firstname.lastname@example.org and I can repair it for you.
I have the same problem of 2 "invisible" groups after some ill thought through filter experiments.
No big issue as I'm probably going to start again with a more appropriate music library once I've finished messing around (AKA experimenting) on my netbook but it would be good if this were fixed (or at least they were deletable) on the next release.
I did fix some filter issues with track groups in the latest beta version of PlayIt Live (1.09). You can try this out here: https://www.playitsoftware.com/Products/Live (Download Beta).
Let me know if this resolves the problem.
Sadly, the current beta (1-09.1.1003) does not allow previously "invisible" groups to be seen or deleted.
I am totally unable to create a filtered track group. As soon as created the system goes to error and shuts down. Any ideas?
Have you submitted an error report for this?
Yes, I did. There are a couple of areas in the software where I have had the same issue....I am now just concious of them and avoid using those areas while streaming local!
Just thought you would like to know this: Filtered Track Groups do not appreciate being created after just loading a few thousand tracks into the database. The program will hang, and after being forcedly closed the newly created filter groups will not show up in the settings screen:
It is also not possible to remove the vanished items by clicking on where the red delete button is supposed to be, or by using the Delete button on the keyboard.
Interestingly, the groups (G1 & G2) do show up (but do not function) elsewhere in the program: