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Questions / Re: Help with the year field
« on: May 16, 2024, 10:33:16 PM »
I think Mayibongwe meant:
which will give you the year only, but I do agree with MotleyG that it would probably be better to correct the underlying data in the <Year> field.

What does surprise me is that you say the <Year (yyyy)> field didn't work - it seems to work very well as seen here:

The only ones failing here are the text ones (and I've never actually seen this, I was just testing). I would expect that all the ones in your image should work.

One other question - what file format are your tracks ?  If they are mp3 then a file rescan should reset the <Year> field to your system short date format (but this only works for mp3).
Here is the same list after a file rescan:

Questions / Re: Library views changing across all my libraries
« on: May 16, 2024, 10:11:04 PM »
I don't think that you can assign different views to different libraries.

Have a look at using Library Filters instead of different libraries. You can assign each filter to a different tab and configure each tab however you like.

Questions / Re: No edit popup, can't edit metadata
« on: May 16, 2024, 09:57:28 PM »
Try opening the Edit window using the keyboard (SHIFT + ENTER) on a selected track

... don't hold out much hope as been no activity for 6 months.
Maybe, but there's no harm in trying.

My only other suggestion would be to consider splitting your Various Artists album into smaller groups by setting different Album Artists such as Various Artists - Blues, Various Artists - Jazz, Various Artists - Soundtracks etc. (or whatever groupings suit you). I can't think of any other problems this might cause (disclaimer: that doesn't mean there isn't any).

Questions / Re: Incorrect front cover album art
« on: May 14, 2024, 07:47:04 PM »
Welcome to the forum jsemenak,

This is not that strange a problem - it crops up fairly regularly with new users and I remember being confused by it initially as well.

Have a look in this topic - there are some useful links in the second post which should help you out.

Hi black_rider88,

As you are sorting by Album Artist / Year / Album, my guess is that there is a difference in the <Year> data which is causing your albums to split. The <Album Artist> and <Album> fields look identical but the displayed value for <Year> can be a little more complex due to the ways different file formats store the data in their tags.

Right click on the stray track and select Edit - check the data stored in the <Year> field
Repeat with one (or more) of the tracks that are grouped and compare.

I'm not certain what you are referring to here - a screenshot might be useful.
However, my guess is that you might like to support this request.

(and that's a lot of Various Artist albums!)

I use this function quite a lot and have not seen any problems with it.

Could you explain the problem some more - maybe with a screenshot of your MB window when it is 'not working'.

Also, be sure you aren't hitting the "Pause" button instead of "Stop"--"Pause" will not drop Exclusive mode.  Some MB skins do not have a separate "Stop" button, be sure yours does.
If you're using a skin that only displays a Pause button, holding the Shift key when clicking it will instead perform a Stop operation.
I can't remember if it's skin-specific - I think it should work with any of them.
Or you can use a hotkey - I believe CTRL+S is the default for Stop.

Questions / Re: transferring library
« on: May 12, 2024, 05:07:52 PM »
Welcome to the forum answersattheend,

This has been asked and answered many times before and I don't think I can make it any simpler so try looking at some of these:
Google search for 'Move to new computer'

Welcome to the forum Jang Seong-Oh,

Unfortunately you are not able to choose the album cover displayed here - I believe that it is selected at random.

Welcome to the forum marshall1975,

It sounds like you want to be using the Artists view (instead of the Album Covers view).

To change this, click on the panel header (the word Albums).

Looks good now, thanks.

And thank you for explaining how the inbox works. I don't actually ever use that feature - I saw that it's part of the folder monitoring workflow so I just turned it off.

Actually, if you don't use the inbox, what are the 531 items in there?

Glad you're sorted.

I have just posted a bug report for this so we'll see if Steven sees it as worth 'fixing' (what with the easy workaround).

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