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Re: sorting ONLY by album artist [#12555]

by tommycrock » Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:50 pm

This is not just one album by the way, just one example.
Looking at the folder where the wrong duplicate with missing files are supposed to be, the modified date is the date of the last wi-fi sync
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unlike the correct location
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These are my MMW settings:
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Re: sorting ONLY by album artist [#12555]

by tommycrock » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:50 pm

e.g. William Elliott Whitmore is just an artist on the VA comp Germs of Perfection:
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but I realised, looking at the details of the tracks in this case that the wrong ones point to files that don't exist. I'm not sure if the file has previously existed or why it says a different duration.

Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

by Peke » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:23 pm

Can youplease post screenshots of what you describe?

Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

by tommycrock » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:56 am

I'm having this same problem with an Xperia z5c. I'm syncing with MMW (both USB and wifi). MMA is calling the Album artist what is actually the artist for either the first or last track of an album. But the albums are also correctly listing under the album artist (e.g. Various Artists) as far as I can see.

Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

by rusty » Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:42 pm

Thanks for your persistence. I hadn't realized you were using a Sony Z3C. There have been a number of reports of problems with those devices that we're working on (updated MMW beta):
http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=12555

-Rusty

Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

by Juanse » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:51 pm

Ok, I factory reset the phone (Sony Z3c) and it solved that problem, but now all the album art is missing and... songs won't even play. Nothing happens. No problem in other apps. Thanks for the help rusty, but I quit.

Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

by rusty » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:50 am

Juanse,

I'm not able to replicate this at all. Album Artist and Artist are correctly synced, and both display correctly in the Album Artist views.

The only thing I can think of is that the Android Media Scanner is doing this for some reason. Hard to say.

Can you:
- send me a link to a couple of the files that exhibit the problem?
- confirm what device this occurs on?

Thanks.

-Rusty

Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

by Juanse » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:16 am

You want me to upload the tracks from my device?

The problem is clear: MMA is copying the artist tag to album artist, for example:
I have in MMW a file that has this properties:

Artist: Jarrett - Peacock - DeJohnette
Album Artist: Keith Jarrett

In the Media Tree in MMW i see this files under Album Artist > Keith Jarrett. So that´s ok.

but after syncing, in MMA i see them under Album Artist > Jarrett - Peacock - DeJohnette, and if i go to properties for those files, "Album Artist" has been changed to Jarrett - Peacock - DeJohnette, copying the Arist Tag, and the same with other files, so I get this in my Album Artist view: (where i should have one entry only)
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Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

by rusty » Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:52 pm

Can you please share a link to a couple of tracks that display incorrectly in MMA (e.g. via Mediafire)? Please indicate the specifics of how each displays incorrectly, just to be sure that we replicate the problem.

Thanks.

-Rusty

Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

by Juanse » Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:29 pm

I followed all the steps. Doesn´t work either.

Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

by rusty » Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:48 pm

Juanse,

It sounds like the DB might not have been deleted. I probably should have point you towards this earlier:
http://www.mediamonkey.com/support/inde ... an-install

-Rusty

Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

by etnoy » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:53 am

This very problem made me switch to the GoneMAD music player instead of mediamonkey. This player implements its own media scanner and sorts by album artist correctly. I only uste MMA for syncing now.

Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

by Juanse » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:54 am

Thanks. I deleted the music and cache and all, and managed to sync with MMW, but still got the same problem

Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

by rusty » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:31 am

Then you're stuck with the Google Media Scanner which is limited.
To elaborate: when you sync with Windows (or for that matter, just copy tracks to an SD card), all metadata in MMA comes from whatever Android's Media Scanner is able to detect. In other words, you won't get ratings, and you won't get certain fields from MMW synced.

In contrast, when you sync with MMW, metadata is transferred along with the media.

-Rusty

Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

by Lowlander » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:26 pm

Then you're stuck with the Google Media Scanner which is limited. You really should sync MMW > MMA to get the full benefit of tags in MMA.

Make sure that both MMA and MMW are both on their latest release (or on their latest betas) and then do a sync (note that wifi sync is more reliable for some).

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