sorting ONLY by album artist [#12555]

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sorting ONLY by album artist [#12555]

Post by Juanse » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:53 am

Hi. I´m sure this´ve been posted already, but i can´t seem to find it

In the "artist and album artist" section in the app... I´m getting lots of entries for artists that are tagged with the same Album Artist, and I would like all of them to group in one entry only, as it happens in Itunes for example. Is that posible? Thank you.

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Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

Post by Lowlander » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:23 am

You can enable just Album Artist when you Personalize the homescreen.
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Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

Post by Juanse » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:12 am

Thank you. I did that. But it still doesn´t work. I still get lots of entries for music tagged with the same Album Artist

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Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

Post by Juanse » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:24 am

I tried it also in MediaMonkey for windows and it worked. I don´t know why it doesn´t work in my phone

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Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

Post by Lowlander » Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:36 pm

I misread.

Which version of MMA are you using? Could the difference be multiple values in either Artist or Album Artist?
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Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

Post by Juanse » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:13 pm

version 1.1.0.0406

I have multiple values in Artist, but exactly same value in Album Artist in every file. The app is grouping by artist instead of Album Artist, which is what I chose on personalization

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Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

Post by rusty » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:59 pm

How did you sync the tracks to the phone?

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Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

Post by Juanse » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:16 pm

directly through windows explorer. mmw wont sync, just lags...

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Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

Post 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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Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

Post 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.

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Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

Post 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

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Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

Post 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.

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Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

Post 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

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Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

Post by Juanse » Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:29 pm

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

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Re: sorting ONLY by album artist

Post 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

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