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Questions / Series of Albums continue to list as one album, many tracks.
« on: January 30, 2022, 09:17:12 PM »
I have a collection of B. B. King albums that for some reason are treated as tracks in under the first "track's" name.

I checked that each album file is headed with the correct, unique album title, with the artist title spelled as "B. B. King" (I had a few mislabeled as "B.  B. King" (excess blank between the leading B.) I straightened that out. I corrected "B.B. King". Nonetheless, only one album title appears - "B. B. King - Japan Blues Carnival", ignoring, for examples, "B. B. King - Live in Bonn or "B. B. King - Live in Hamburg".

Is there a way to refresh the listings, hoping the one "album" splits into the collection of unique album names?

Questions / Reverse sort order in right panel
« on: December 06, 2021, 04:07:39 AM »
Since beer_fish rather thoroughly inserted an completely unrelated question into my question about this topic, I'll take it from the top.

In the list panel, showing all the albums under an artist's name, the dates work 2021, 2019,  ... , 1999, or descending order. How do I reverse the dates to 1999, 2019, 2021?

In the files' date tag, the date is given as YYYY without mm/dd

Questions / Album Artist - sort by date?
« on: December 02, 2021, 02:33:08 PM »
Is there a way to sort the albums by date in the album artist list? That is, Same artist, several albums, date in each album's date tag, sorted that tag.

Questions / Baffled Newbie - How do I make this thing
« on: November 27, 2021, 03:58:34 PM »
I know this a recurring theme but here it comes again: Is there a simple way to get MusicBee running? At this point, I poke at buttons and lists. Sometimes something useful happens, more often, nothing or something of no use happens. The Intro FAQ is great for showing various panels, but does nothing for "all I want to do is go from .mp3 to speakers". At this point I can't even find my music collection. Where's a meaningful how-to about at least getting the collection visible and simple operations.

Questions / Sort artist listing by date, or by folder name
« on: March 08, 2021, 03:46:04 PM »
I have a number of Alan Parsons albums and individual files (often collected from video). If I display artist Alan Parsons, there's a mix of files and albums. Picking my way through to at least build a playlist is challenging. Seeing the list sorted by date would be a big help here. Even better would be seeing the folder structure under Artist Alan Parsons.

In a perfect world, seeing, date sorted or with file structure, anything with the name Alan Parsons because, in this instance, there's also Alan Parsons Project. Or Al Kooper shows up on more than the concerts and Supersessions with Michael Bloomfield. Anything with Al Kooper in it would give one result, anything with Michael Bloomfield will give another result.

Is any of the above possible now, or is this something for the wishlist?

Questions / Artwork Internet search fails
« on: July 24, 2020, 10:36:08 PM »
Trying to update or add some artwork. Internet searches fail with with unable to locate "by 'Johnny Cash'". In a few cases, though, searches do work. What's happening and how do I fix it?

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