To Whom It May Concern:
I just switched from iTunes to MediaMonkey v184.108.40.2066 (portable mode). So far, I've found MM to be far superior in many ways. Unfortunately, however, many of my albums "disappear" when I'm in the Show Art view and column sorting by Artist or Album Artist. Yes, I have triple-checked the detailed info for each individual track in the missing albums, and the Artist and Album Artist fields are correctly populated; even other albums with the same exact Artist and Album Artist field properties do appear in the Show Art view!
The missing albums do appear when in any of the other views, or even in the Show Art view when I column sort by say Album or Genre instead of Artist or Album Artist. To further demonstrate and/or narrow down the issue, I've attempted to start playing a track from one of the albums in a view besides Show Art, then switched to Show Art view while the track is still playing and MM "loses focus" (i.e. the album is not selected when I switched to Show Art view) and takes me to the top of the list (0-9). This is not the behavior that is typically exhibited by repeating this test with a track on an album that does appear in both views; i.e. the album will still be selected once you switch to Show Art view and MM automatically scrolls down to the right spot in the Show Art view, regardless of which column sort is set, so it can easily be seen that the album is still selected.
It may also be important to note that, when I close and re-open MM, the albums will appear for a short time and then disappear again while MM is scanning my Music folders for any changes (I have MM set to do this on each startup). Based on the evidence I've gathered and described above, I'm confident that this is some sort of bug and would be willing to help you guys track it down and resolve it not only for me, but for the MM community.
Thanks for your time and consideration,