I've tried to search for a similar topic but probably I ran out of patience. I apologize if the same question had been previously asked.
I have an extensive collection of music – more than 2000 albums – in lossless format, and most of them are albums I would listen to and treat them like a whole: music, lyrics and artwork together. I am trying to rate my music, the problem is most of the CDs, have bonus tracks, which I personally consider them being out of place. Therefore, I don’t bother rating them for the only reason they can influence the overall rating of the album, which I don’t want to happen.
My dilemma is what I can do with these tracks? I could simply delete them from the folder where the albums reside, but this is an option I wouldn’t consider. What I tried to do was to delete the tracks from MM library only (not from computer), but every time MM scans the monitored folder, it adds back previously deleted tracks from library. Is there any solution to exclude tracks from the MM library but not physically delete them from hard drive? What I would like to do is to keep the tracks on hard drive but have MM to totally ignore them, which means I wouldn't like to see them nor in album tracks list when almbum is played, neither in Files to Edit/Unknown Ratings node.