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Title: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: wobbly on July 01, 2016, 12:27:19 AM
what is the best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
 my music is like this
"D:Various Artists/" inside this folder its like this
Future Trance/
Dream Dance/
Tunnel Trance Force/
101 Collection/
70's Compilations/
80's Compilations/

so inside its like this

Future Trance/ vol 1/cd1/cd2
and so on
so is there a way to add say

101 Collection/
and see it as a Collection of albums

something like add folder as Collection ?






 
Title: Re: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: psychoadept on July 01, 2016, 08:57:50 PM
Are you talking about how to have MusicBee organize your files for you?
Title: Re: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: wobbly on July 02, 2016, 02:17:50 AM
make a Collection  from a folder of albums  ... something like that

Title: Re: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: boroda on July 02, 2016, 02:38:57 AM
try to use 'infer tags from file name' command. you can import collection folder name to 'grouping' tag or some custom tag.
Title: Re: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: wobbly on July 02, 2016, 03:39:31 AM
try to use 'infer tags from file name' command?  where do i find that thank you
Title: Re: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: boroda on July 02, 2016, 03:49:27 AM
menu: tools> tag tools> auto-tag by track> infer tags from file name
Title: Re: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: wobbly on July 02, 2016, 09:53:38 AM
ok i found  new Auto-playlist

if i choose folder play list is created ... but files wont play in musicbee  is this a known bug? (i think it is a  bug)   

files get to a new playlist ... musicbee  see the files just wont play
Title: Re: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: boroda on July 02, 2016, 12:24:37 PM
ok i found  new Auto-playlist

if i choose folder play list is created ... but files wont play in musicbee  is this a known bug? (i think it is a  bug)   
is this a new issue? because i didn't speak about auto-playlists at all. if its a new issue, give more details and post a screenshot.
Title: Re: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: wobbly on December 07, 2016, 12:59:01 AM
still trying to get my  head around "Collections  big box sets"  how to people do  this?  in mb Some screenshots would be nice THANKS 
Title: Re: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: Bee-liever on December 07, 2016, 02:52:54 AM
still trying to get my  head around "Collections  big box sets"  how to people do  this?  in mb Some screenshots would be nice THANKS
If you mean pre-packaged VA sets, you can follow the guide here (http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=11990.0) and set up box sets to look something like this:
(http://i.imgur.com/EoRqGIH.jpg) (http://imgur.com/EoRqGIH)
Title: Re: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: wobbly on December 07, 2016, 05:07:58 AM
how to bring up views configuration window ? like in pic 1 of guide ?
Title: Re: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: Bee-liever on December 07, 2016, 11:24:23 AM
for 3.0, right-click (or click on 'v' arrow) on main panel header
select Customise Panel
Title: Re: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: wobbly on December 09, 2016, 02:04:12 AM
I  think I'm  starting to see how Musicbee works  ... you can make a filter on just about anything .. and then you change the look and feel of that ant filter to what every you like  ... have I got that right ?
Title: how do people set up Various Artists ?
Post by: wobbly on December 09, 2016, 09:17:31 PM
I have 100's Various Artists albums...  it's one thing i  struggle
with .... in albums cover view and click Various Artists it's  just a big dump  of anything .... can the  Various Artists be sorted  or grouped ? independently
Title: Re: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: wobbly on December 10, 2016, 04:17:21 AM
ok  almost there here is what i did ?

make a new filter  like this

album Artist is  Various  Artists
then group by genre

now i get 70's Compilation and 80's Compilation and so on .... one more thing ..  i would like to  see only one  cover for each  genre until you click it  ... can this be done ?

edit I also played with adding a comment to the  comment field  and add it to filter  eg 80's Collection ... i  dont know if this is the best way to do this... but it seen to work ... 

its just the view i would like now .... if anyone have a  better way to do this please let me know ...
Title: Re: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: wobbly on December 10, 2016, 09:39:38 AM
OMG I worked it out  if I use library explorer  and add a comment field  that  should do the trick
did not understand that  the setting can be change to whatever field  you like ...
... right click library explorer choose categories
Title: Re: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: wobbly on December 10, 2016, 09:42:01 AM
I have to say once you understand how Musicbee works its the Best great work
Title: Re: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: CritterMan on December 10, 2016, 05:14:37 PM
That was awesome to watch. Congratulations, wobbly, have fun with it and don't forget to come back here to share the wisdom you gain with newcomers.
Title: Re: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: wobbly on December 10, 2016, 11:23:31 PM
one thing I picked up if you use comment field you don't get a drop done menu of what you have already entered  so need to retype every  time .... comment field is no good .... so not there yet ... so then  I tried a custom field

named " Collection" ...  are custom fields save to  audio  file itself ?
i would  like to do this once

so then i thought
i use tagscaner and made a  field named "Collection". but musicbee  is not seeing  it ... is  there a standard field for Collection? 
Title: Re: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: CritterMan on December 11, 2016, 01:15:17 AM
Check this out, iTunes compilation handling: http://musicbee.wikia.com/wiki/Sorting_%26_Grouping (http://musicbee.wikia.com/wiki/Sorting_%26_Grouping)

Comment fields are best used for comments. You'll also find this useful: http://musicbee.wikia.com/wiki/Custom_Tags (http://musicbee.wikia.com/wiki/Custom_Tags)
Title: Re: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: wobbly on December 11, 2016, 04:24:23 AM
getting there ... here is where  i'am at now  if I load tag inspector

i can see the tag i made in tagscaner like this

name : COLLECTION   Tagcode: TXXXX/COLLECTION   Value: Test

i then can edit in  tag inspector just fine and tagscaner  can see changers
name : COLLECTION   Tagcode: TXXXX/COLLECTION   Value: hello MB here
so far so good
Title: Re: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: wobbly on December 11, 2016, 04:33:58 AM
then i get stuck on the next step

if i then go to custom tags tab 1 .... custom 4: i don't see COLLECTION in dropdown menu  
have i missed a step ?
now to get mb to use name : COLLECTION   Tagcode: TXXXX/COLLECTION in custom  tag 4 ?

don't worry When  this is done i will Wright a step by step guide  with lots of pics too
Title: Re: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: wobbly on December 11, 2016, 04:53:14 AM
iam not going anywhere i been using one piece of music software everyday  for 12 years
and Musicbee is the new King so iam here for the long haul
 
Title: Re: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: CritterMan on December 11, 2016, 05:44:00 AM
You have missed a step. Read this all the way from the top to the bottom: http://musicbee.wikia.com/wiki/Custom_Tags (http://musicbee.wikia.com/wiki/Custom_Tags)
Title: Re: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: wobbly on December 11, 2016, 07:14:57 AM
ok got there ... the problem  is with the instructions on  the  wiki its talking about "Custom Tags"

 Define New Tags button you will be prompted to enter the details for the custom tags

so you  click the  Define New Tags button you get taken to a  page  with a big list  of Virtual  tags  ...  few pics highlighting the  correct  box would help
or  even just state make sure you're  working in  Custom Tags
I'm  just  thinking like a teacher
Title: Re: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
Post by: wobbly on December 11, 2016, 07:31:10 AM
 Enter a label and formula in one of the boxes in the lower half of the dialog.
Now you can add the field to main panel or use the field for "group by" or "sort by".