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Hi. I´m sure this´ve been posted already, but i can´t seem to find it

In the "artist and album artist" section in the app... I´m getting lots of entries for artists that are tagged with the same Album Artist, and I would like all of them to group in one entry only, as it happens in Itunes for example. Is that posible? Thank you.
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You can enable just Album Artist when you Personalize the homescreen.
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Thank you. I did that. But it still doesn´t work. I still get lots of entries for music tagged with the same Album Artist
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I tried it also in MediaMonkey for windows and it worked. I don´t know why it doesn´t work in my phone
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I misread.

Which version of MMA are you using? Could the difference be multiple values in either Artist or Album Artist?
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version 1.1.0.0406

I have multiple values in Artist, but exactly same value in Album Artist in every file. The app is grouping by artist instead of Album Artist, which is what I chose on personalization
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How did you sync the tracks to the phone?

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directly through windows explorer. mmw wont sync, just lags...
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Then you're stuck with the Google Media Scanner which is limited. You really should sync MMW > MMA to get the full benefit of tags in MMA.

Make sure that both MMA and MMW are both on their latest release (or on their latest betas) and then do a sync (note that wifi sync is more reliable for some).
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Then you're stuck with the Google Media Scanner which is limited.
To elaborate: when you sync with Windows (or for that matter, just copy tracks to an SD card), all metadata in MMA comes from whatever Android's Media Scanner is able to detect. In other words, you won't get ratings, and you won't get certain fields from MMW synced.

In contrast, when you sync with MMW, metadata is transferred along with the media.

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Thanks. I deleted the music and cache and all, and managed to sync with MMW, but still got the same problem
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This very problem made me switch to the GoneMAD music player instead of mediamonkey. This player implements its own media scanner and sorts by album artist correctly. I only uste MMA for syncing now.
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Juanse,

It sounds like the DB might not have been deleted. I probably should have point you towards this earlier:
http://www.mediamonkey.com/support/inde ... an-install

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I followed all the steps. Doesn´t work either.
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Can you please share a link to a couple of tracks that display incorrectly in MMA (e.g. via Mediafire)? Please indicate the specifics of how each displays incorrectly, just to be sure that we replicate the problem.

Thanks.

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