Author Topic: Group by Album Artist, Sort by Year  (Read 2750 times)

Daniel_Paris

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I'm trying to find out how to sort my albums by year but just can't find how to. My albums are grouped by album artist to show artist pictures but my sorting for the albums are sorted by name. Anyone wanna help me with this issue?

I'll post pictures to help if anyone finds it hard to understand what i'm talking about.

Daniel_Paris

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Here's how my library is grouped

<a href="http://imgur.com/xUWY1zY"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/xUWY1zY.jpg" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>

redwing

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Right click on the expanded album list panel, and find "sort albums" option.

ChristoMorse

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I have this very same issue.

If you have it grouped by artist while showing albums, sorting by year won't work.

(what redwing suggests doesn't work, if you select that, you lose the grouping)

Does anyone smarter than me know how to achieve this? I don't mind if I need and add-on, or change whatever.

Thank you!

psychoadept

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Hi, welcome to the forum!

This partly depends on what view you're using. Can you give us s screenshot,?
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ChristoMorse

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Hi!

Thank you :)

Here is a screenshot of the thumbnail browser: https://imgur.com/iXtXOD4

What I would love to do is to have the same configuration but with albums sorted by date.

It might not be possible though.

Thank you very much.

SkyZippr

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That looks unfamiliar to me, but I suppose you're using Album Cover view with Grouping by Album Artist. Is that correct?
Does sorting by Album Artist/Year/Album work for you?

boroda

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hmm... no problem here. i can group by album artist and sort by year. but it's needed *first* to group by one tag and *then* to sort by 2nd tag.

ChristoMorse

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Thanks for your answers.

What you're both talking about works on the Main Panel, my question was about the left panel known as Thumbnail Browser though.
Whenever I use grouping by Artist or Album Artist, it's automatically get sorted by name, and Sort/Year gets dark and you can't select it.

I was wondering if there's a way to overcome this.

boroda

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you are almost right. i (3.3.7234 P) can either sort by any available tag or group by any available tag.

SkyZippr

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I've never used left panel to show albums so I gave it a try, and it seems that ChristoMorse is right.
On the left panel, Grouping by Album artist and sorting by year cannot be done at the same time.
I'm using 3.3.7165 installed version.

boroda

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maybe it's worth to post a request on wishlist board? i don't see real difficulties in implementing sorting and grouping at the same time.

Steven

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for the next v3.4 update, for albums only, you can now group by a value and also sort by year (within that group)

ChristoMorse

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