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Title: Making MusicBee sort by album (similar to Windows Media Player)
Post by: ElWongo2 on July 19, 2014, 01:40:57 PM
Hey all. Forgive me, but I honestly like the way that Windows Media Player sorts albums.

I like being able to see all my albums, but not the songs to clutter up my view; and I like being able to click on the album icon to go to that album. That's all I realy need - well, that and the 'now playing' bar.

Any ideas on how to make this happen?
Title: Re: Making MusicBee sort by album (similar to Windows Media Player)
Post by: ma_t14 on July 19, 2014, 01:54:59 PM
Like this?

(http://i.imgur.com/zj9VQBC.png)

Use the "Configure Layout" button (shown in the screenshot) and choose artwork view


What do you mean by "now playing" bar?
Title: Re: Making MusicBee sort by album (similar to Windows Media Player)
Post by: ElWongo2 on July 19, 2014, 02:03:07 PM
Fantastic, this helps a whole bunch. :)

Next question; is there any way to group the albums alphabetically? Not sort, but group.

Also, what's the easiest way to merge all my compilation albums together?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rzrmvxjgwvrphxf/Screenshot%202014-07-19%2009.00.10.png is what I'm looking at, and it's a little frustrating to see my compilation albums all split up and skewered across the cosmos. How could I fix that?
Title: Re: Making MusicBee sort by album (similar to Windows Media Player)
Post by: pietergdp on July 19, 2014, 02:14:06 PM
I'm not sure if this is what you had in mind with the alphabetical grouping, but you can have a look at it.
http://musicbee.wikia.com/wiki/Useful_Virtual_Tag_Formulas
Look under "Custom AZ bar using vertical Column Browser"
Title: Re: Making MusicBee sort by album (similar to Windows Media Player)
Post by: ma_t14 on July 19, 2014, 02:43:41 PM

Next question; is there any way to group the albums alphabetically? Not sort, but group.


Care to elaborate?

Also, what's the easiest way to merge all my compilation albums together?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rzrmvxjgwvrphxf/Screenshot%202014-07-19%2009.00.10.png is what I'm looking at, and it's a little frustrating to see my compilation albums all split up and skewered across the cosmos. How could I fix that?

I suggest you do a forum search as there was quite some discussion about this topic

Also make sure to have a look at the wiki, you will probably find answers to most of your questions there: http://musicbee.wikia.com/wiki/MusicBee_Wiki
Title: Re: Making MusicBee sort by album (similar to Windows Media Player)
Post by: ma_t14 on July 19, 2014, 02:49:25 PM
Also why make two separate topics about the same thing? Just bump your previous topic with a reply if you feel that your questions have not been answered sufficiently