newbie question: browse by Album Artist?

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newbie question: browse by Album Artist?

by RonSD » Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:17 pm

I'm in the process of ripping my 25-year CD collection and shopping for my first digital music player, and find myself with one burning question:

Are there any mp3 devices that will support a browsing hierarchy of Genre>Album_Artist>Album, rather than forcing me to use Genre>Artist>Album or some other scheme?

Obviously it's easy to build such a hierarchy in the file system, and MagicNode enables it in MM, but I fear that I won't be able to export it to a hardware player.

I've noticed that the standard workaround for compilations and such is to enter album artist in the Artist field, and track artist in parentheses after the title, but that seems terribly inelegant.

Any suggestions?