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CD's with multiple artists

Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 3:12 am
by Anastassios Giannaras
Hello everyone! I bought Media Monkey Gold yesterday, and FINALLY I can sort out my Music Collection! Since I want this done properly, (I can be VERY Anal about it!) I am adding one artist at a time. Then Media Monkey does the sorting and I correct any possible errors, download missing covers etc.

The whole process is very time consuming but I enjoy it immensely!There are a couple of small issued though :

1. I have a couple of soundtracks which have songs from different artists... I don't want these artists in my 'Artists' main list in media monkey, mainly because they make the list huge without being artists I instantly recognise... Is there a way to make some kind of compilation or I just to sacrifice album information by setting all artists in these albums to 'various artists'.

2. When media monkey moves files around it is unable to delete empty folders, giving the message that they are read only!? I have set everything to 'not read only' but the problem persists.

Thanks for an excellent piece of software which finally lets me sort out my media library!!

:D :lol:

Re: CD's with multiple artists

Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 4:05 am
by Bex
Hi Anastassios Giannaras,

1. What do you mean with 'Artists' main list? Also, to make an album to be an album you need to set the Album Artist to the same on all tracks.

2. What OS are you using?

If you want to find Inconsistencies in your collection, you can try my Tagging Inconsistencies Script. Link in signature!

Re: CD's with multiple artists

Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 4:36 am
by Anastassios Giannaras
By 'artists' list I mean the list on the Music Explorer Tree with 'Artist & Album Artist' selected.

Let me explain a little better. I have a soundtrack with music from different artists. I don't want to see these artists when I select the list on the Music Explorer Tree with 'Artist & Album Artist'. Also using the script you suggested it shows that this album has "tracks in multiple folders. Which makes sense since it is sorting my files by artist.

The suggested scripts are very very helpful by the way, many thanks!!! two thumbs up

Re: CD's with multiple artists

Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 5:50 am
by Bex
Thanks!

You actually have three "artist"-nodes:
Artists -> Displays tracks where the Artist equals X
Album Artists -> Displays tracks where the Album Artist equals X
Artist & Album Artist -> Displays tracks where the Artist or the Album Artist equals X

So if you don't want to see these artists then you should use the Album Artists node instead. Just make sure that the Album Artist field is correctly populated. And as said, for compilations (e.g. Soundtracks) you need to set the Album Artist to the same name e.g. Various Artists.

Re: CD's with multiple artists

Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 5:57 am
by MMan
I'm not sure that I can help with the folder question, but if you are anal about things, I wouldn't make the Artist "Various Artists" for all tracks on Soundtracks/Compilations. You will never be able to find some tracks if you tag them that way. If you want to create a node that just shows the Album Artist, not the Album Artisti and Artist fields, you could use the magic node script which is great for that and tons of other custom nodes. Good luck.


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