Bug in >FilesToEdit>MultipleArtistAlbums node? [#15745]

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Bug in >FilesToEdit>MultipleArtistAlbums node? [#15745]

Post by Barry4679 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:52 pm

What is the selection criteria for the FilesToEdit>MultipleArtistAlbums node?

If I open EntireLibrary>FilesToEdit>MultipleArtistAlbums I see only one album listed
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wused7tnnz9ey ... t.png?dl=0

It caused by the two albums having the same album title isn't it?

But, I have other instances of this ... why are they not also listed in this FilesToEdit node?

example: https://www.dropbox.com/s/q1ruj265q7pvy ... t.png?dl=0

maybe there is a bug where this node only displays 1 album ... or there something I don't understand about its inclusion criteria?

nb. the same situation exists in MM4.

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Re: Bug in >FilesToEdit>MultipleArtistAlbums node?

Post by Ludek » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:26 am

I see dozens of such: https://www.dropbox.com/s/k4gvxf5xl8xpy ... 7.png?dl=0

But they are not showing in the grid view, just in the media tree and breadcrumbs, maybe that's what you are referring?
EDIT1: Fixed as https://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=15745

EDIT2: They seem to be albums having multiple album artists. Typically "The Best Of" album and such. But this way I can see many compilation albums for which the album artist needs to be unified to "Various Artists" (for the album to disappear from the "Multiple Artist Albums" node)

EDIT3:
By watching the code: # of songs must be lower than 8 on each album to be considered as part of "multi-album"

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Re: Bug in >FilesToEdit>MultipleArtistAlbums node?

Post by Barry4679 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:40 am

Ludek wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:26 am
I see dozens of such: https://www.dropbox.com/s/k4gvxf5xl8xpy ... 7.png?dl=0

But they are not showing in the grid view, just in the media tree and breadcrumbs, maybe that's what you are referring?
No I see only one, although I have 19 pairs of albums with duplicated album titles
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ax5p6tz034k72 ... y.png?dl=0
Ludek wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:26 am
By watching the code: # of songs must be lower than 8 on each album to be considered as part of "multi-album"
That will be the cause of the problem ... I checked 3 of the missing ones ... they each had a least one album with >= 8 tracks

I presume that you think 8 is too low? ... the average album size is 12 tracks .... the limit, should be way higher than the average album size ... maybe set limit at 30 tracks? ... ie. higher than any likely real album ... and low enough to remove the noise for anybody who has many albums with blank album titles, etc
https://www.dropbox.com/s/8s0d1n4vf05ii ... w.png?dl=0

[UPDATE] ps. The limit is not documented
Multiple Artist Albums

Displays all Albums and associated Tracks that have a common Album name, but no common Album Artist. This usually occurs when some sort of typo has occurred, or if an Album is a compilation by multiple artists, but tracks haven't been given a common Album Artist such as 'Various'.
https://www.mediamonkey.com/sw/webhelp/ ... ibrary.htm

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