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Questions / Re: Any way to group Album Artists???
« on: April 17, 2019, 03:12:55 PM »
Yes group by Album Artist

Sort by - I've tried pretty much every option.  Album Artist/Album is what most of my screenshots are in this thread.

Questions / Re: Any way to group Album Artists???
« on: April 16, 2019, 03:21:43 PM »
Haha yes I'll live without the A-Z bar if I need to. 

Thinking more I guess it shouldn't matter whether grouped or sorted first - as long as it's still grouping as it should.  Common sense says that if you are grouping a lot by iterations A, B, and shouldn't see any of those groups repeated for any reason.   

Using your formatting to convey my problem it would be like seeing two singles above the studio albums because their titles come alphabetically before "A Flock of Seagulls" (the album).  MB doesn't want to group true Album Artists  properly in that middle panel for me and it will be interesting to see if the same request sent to the left panel will be handled fine.  So far so go but I'll have a buttload more to add if I decide to give this the big push.  I'll probably add a few more albums just to test the waters further yet with this new avenue i'm going down

Questions / Re: Any way to group Album Artists???
« on: April 15, 2019, 09:37:40 PM »
So wow maybe this will work as it will group appropriately when not having to sweat the albums right away??

The grouping i was looking for in the middle... only to the left....almost nicer?!?

Something isn't right with the way MB wants to sort in the middle.  I guess more than anything it is trying to sort BEFORE grouping which makes no sense really.  I wish someone could take a deeper look at what is happening here for the purpose of improving the options.

Anyway is there a way I can get with my screenshot above an A-Z jump bar that relates to the left panel?  ideally by sort artist heheh  ;)

Questions / Re: Any way to group Album Artists???
« on: April 08, 2019, 05:14:28 PM »
Got it.  Well this is promising!
A little less visually appealing as the Sort Artist option so I'm not giving up on that one yet but this seems a solid solution otherwise.
Will report back as I continue to play - hectic week at work is going to keep me out of the game until the weekend though.

In the interim, if anyone can crack the nut of why grouping by album artist is wonky here it would be amazing!

Questions / Re: Any way to group Album Artists???
« on: April 08, 2019, 04:05:41 PM »
I clicked the pin next to music is that what i was supposed to do?
So now that filter list is showing at the left.  Not bad though not as pretty as having the sort artist list there.  Surely a good avenue for me to look deeper into!
Anyway how do I unpin what I just did there lol

Questions / Re: Any way to group Album Artists???
« on: April 08, 2019, 03:19:35 PM »
i did see the toggle but they still aren't layed out down that left panel like a normal list of artists etc would.
it's like that filter list is hidden until i click the music tab up top?

Here is just the one i've added "da doors fiter"
lol sorry for all the silly names and categories i just want things to stick out for me while i play around

any way to get that list of filters to reside in the left panel as i currently have the sort album artists?

Questions / Re: Any way to group Album Artists???
« on: April 08, 2019, 08:46:26 AM »
Ah - It's not like the path I've brought here and trying to explain it has been all that efficient either lol.  I know a lot more about MB because of your care in helping :)

Not sure yet filter is the way to go for me as the navigation feels similar to plex which is what brought me here in the first place.  now if my left panel would contain a list of all created filters then i might be in business but i'm not yet seeing that option.  right now it's appearing somewhat as a drop down in that i have to click that music tab up top which brings up a list to the left showing any of the filters i've created.

Well at least something new to investigate more but I'm so damn close with what i did already with sort artists.  I think i'm even there enough in that i could have the middle panel just be album covers and not worry about grouping them by album artist.  But like i said I'm in this for the long haul.  I like to get stuck in my ways i just need them to be a way that works to that level heheh

Questions / Re: Any way to group Album Artists???
« on: April 07, 2019, 09:27:15 PM »
sorry was talking about plex there.
perhaps it's just a filter as you say it and i have a ton of them saved as "collections".
either way having to use a drop down on PC or checkbox on android just doesn't flow nice for me.  i'm striving for the best so that i can settle and just worry about maintenance and enjoying my music again ;)

MB has me kind of angry at the moment i'm just not finding the logic in what it's doing.  I can better accept defeat when I understand why and in this case I'm not sure I ever will.
I get that I'm forcing it to do things in ways not intended but at the same time there is a thought process to it that makes sense even within the UI settings provided.  In many ways it's doing all that but then there are these outliers that aren't following the rest, for whatever reason :)

Questions / Re: Any way to group Album Artists???
« on: April 07, 2019, 07:54:16 PM »
It's pretty nice for my needs, if only the interface was a bit more able to be tweaked.  It's just not ideal to navigate and I don't think it would take much for them to fix it.

Another nice feature is that I can add multiple collection tags to a given AlbumArtist.
So all "Pete Namlook and Bill Laswell" albums can be found in both my Namlook and Laswell collections (as I have many solo albums/side project of each artist)

Questions / Re: Any way to group Album Artists???
« on: April 05, 2019, 08:16:29 AM »
I surely may end up taking that route psychoadept
I probably just need to exhaust my effort a bit more before i give up heheh

*Not looking at this at all today!

Questions / Re: Any way to group Album Artists???
« on: April 04, 2019, 09:17:07 PM »
Ugh I need to step away and ahem.... reGROUP my emotions!

Here i thought I was in the promised land....erased all genre tags and whoops a separation happened again:

When I change the actual doors album (i.e. marshmello with dude) back to rock genre - it groups back up nicely - how pretty!

So this goes back to the same as I was seeing when choosing sort by Album Artist/Albums (since genre is no longer a factor).
Feels like something is missing here.  Just can't wrap my head around where it's coming up with this order of things.  I'm telling it to sort by Genre/Album Artist/Album......and yet the genres aren't sorted first.  One would expect to see the two doors discs listed at the bottom since every other genre is blank.  Here are my tracks:

Shoot me please  :)

Questions / Re: Any way to group Album Artists???
« on: April 04, 2019, 07:36:59 PM »
You know I swore the genre tags were all in line but I've messed with everything so much that's apparently not how I left off.
SO fixing that one genre to be blank instead......well it sure LOOKS like success albeit with this very small amount of music.

Two quickies - Is there a quick way to globally erase all genre tags?  Personally I'll never have any use for them and it seems that keeping them blank is helping my cause.
Which setting can change that horrible baby blue font showing the album artist groups?

This is exciting!

Questions / Re: Any way to group Album Artists???
« on: April 03, 2019, 08:28:52 PM »
ah was editing my last reply as you were writing yours!

OK I see what you are saying.
Main panel is trying to sort by album artist but at this point thinks they are all one in the same (the sort album artist).
Weird thing though is that it IS showing the TRUE album artist despite what we're saying.
And when I tell it to group by the true album artists it is already acknowledging in this panel, it kinda does and kinda doesn't.  It does in one group but not the other, when i group by Genre/Album Artist/Album the other one groups properly and vice versa.  I wonder if I've reached the end of trying to get this to work.  Not a bug per se, but to me all of these closely related terms are too...closely related.  Album Artist/Sort Artist/Artist should all be separate things that can be selected or not.  If I told the middle panel to sort by sort album artist then i would understand it being confused (as i'm already in that "group").  But I told it album artist, and it did respect that for the most part.  But why it's picking and choosing when to behave idk.

Was it said that your genre category idea would create a permanent "rule" that would filter album artists into buckets as I've fashioned?
Ultimately I can live with no separation in the middle screen as long as I don't find any other bugs along the way.  Seeing them separated by true album artist would be cool but not worth having to manually tag stuff just for that reason.

Would virtualtags make sense in this respect?  I got this recommendation from someone else but that's all kind of confusing to me too

Questions / Re: Any way to group Album Artists???
« on: April 03, 2019, 06:42:29 PM »
---edited in my next post---

Questions / Re: Any way to group Album Artists???
« on: April 03, 2019, 06:19:45 PM »
It appears that way in the first screenshot I made here but not in the 2nd.
With the tag inspectors I sent it would appear that grouping by Album Artist would be fine - but we see that Marshmello is being split up?
And how is MB going about sorting these album artists? - obviously not in ABC order

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