Configurable Album Title Disc Number

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Configurable Album Title Disc Number

Postby MoDementia » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:26 pm

I would like and option in Library --> Appearance to apply Disc # to Album Titles with a Mask type entry.
This would only change the display in the main tracks view etc

(Tick Box) Show Disc Details in Album Titles (Mask box)

Unticked
The Beatles, 1967-1970

Mask Disc #
The Beatles, 1967-1970 Disc 1


Mask (Disc #)
The Beatles, 1967-1970 (Disc 1)

Mask Disc # of *
The Beatles, 1967-1970 Disc 1 of 2

etc
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Postby spacefish » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:33 pm

I guess the column Disc # doesn't suffice?
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Postby MoDementia » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:46 pm

Not really.
On the right side its just sitting out there
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1967-1970                                                       1

On the left is better but..
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1    1967-1970


A column of just 1's and 2's etc is not really "nice" to look at

There is also the extra effort of combining the 2 columns before it registers :)


On a side note:
I haven't converted my multi CD albums to Disc # yet. I have entered the data but all my Album titles retain CD 1, CD 2 etc.
This is mainly to accomodate my iPod shuffle mode and auto DJ by album playing.
26 Beatles songs in a row is a bit too much in one session :(
But there are some albums where it is good to hear both CD's together :(
Still weighing up the pros and cons
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Postby spacefish » Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:20 am

Ah, okay. I guess I just don't have a problem with the terse display although I would like MM to adopt Total Disc and Total Track fields. I'm much more used to seeing (disc) 1/2 or (track) 5/18 but it's not a major sore point.
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Postby chrisjj » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:21 am

> I would like MM to adopt Total Disc and Total Track fields.

What Total Disc and Total Track fields? I wasn't aware of any such in the major tag formats.
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Re: Configurable Album Title Disc Number

Postby RayArf » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:39 am

I know this seems to be an old, old topic but I've finally puzzled out the answer I was looking for on my own.
Sometimes with auto-loading disc information from the web, a multi-digit number would fill the "Disc #" field.
Inspecting the cd & the packaging, I found that this number is sometimes on the backbone of the package & it matches the UPC without spaces or nun-numeric characters.

I would assume everyone uses the Disc # field for their own purposes.
My curiousity would not allow me to rest until I could find where the other mysterious number came from.
My apologies if this is just repeating common knowledge, but the first tier search does not reveal this information.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Configurable Album Title Disc Number

Postby chrisjj » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:27 pm

RayArf wrote:I know this seems to be an old, old topic but I've finally puzzled out the answer I was looking for on my own.
Sometimes with auto-loading disc information from the web, a multi-digit number would fill the "Disc #" field.
Inspecting the cd & the packaging, I found that this number is sometimes on the backbone of the package & it matches the UPC without spaces or nun-numeric characters.

I would assume everyone uses the Disc # field for their own purposes.


They shouldn't. The MediaMonkey Disc # field is supposed to be used for 'part of set' e.g. 1/2 meaning the first disc in a two-disc set. It is not supposed to be used for the barcode number (a.k.a. EAN, UPC), but you can see how that might arise given MM's ambiguous labelling "Disc #" and lack of documentation.

Additionally note that whereas most multi-disc sets have a single UPC/EAN for the set, some have one for each disc in the set.

In general, the best place for the UPC/EAN in the tag is in a custom field appropriately labelled. Since MM doesn't allow such labelling, ne has to make do with one of its CUSTOM1-4 fields.
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Re: Configurable Album Title Disc Number

Postby Peke » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:29 am

for UPC/EAN i Usually use ISRC
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Re: Configurable Album Title Disc Number

Postby chrisjj » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:22 pm

Peke wrote:for UPC/EAN i Usually use ISRC


That works fine... until you want to record the ISRC :)

I'm putting UPC/EAN in Album e.g.

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Re: Configurable Album Title Disc Number

Postby Peke » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:03 pm

I guess It is a matter of preference, custom can be used also and few others too.
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Re: Configurable Album Title Disc Number

Postby chrisjj » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:35 am

Peke wrote:I guess It is a matter of preference, custom can be used also


Agreed.

Peke wrote:and few others too.


A few others can be repurposed... with a penalty to pay if in future one wanted to use them for the intended purpose, inc. preserve incoming files already using them for the intended purpose. This can be an important consideration of working on a large, long-term library.
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Re: Configurable Album Title Disc Number

Postby Peke » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:17 pm

Agreed 100%. I've done that 15 years ago when decided to choose MMW and now library is 120k satisfied with my choice.
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