Author Topic: order cd-box set  (Read 5028 times)

Jfair

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Hello,

I have some issues with ordering box-sets. For example, I sort by Artist/Year . So I have a box-set from Artist X from Year 2006. I have seven CD's. I give the Cd-title tag e.g. 'Box Album Best Of - 1' and 2 ... till the last CD. However, the order is not from 1 to 7 but random (or seems to be). Is there a way to refine this? By tag?

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If you make the title 'Box Album Best Of' for all seven of the CD's.
Then use the tag editor to mark the different discs as '1 of 7', '2 of 7', etc
MB will sort them into the separate CD's under the one title.
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Jfair

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Hey, yes, that might be a solution. But what if it are really separate discs (The box contains livesets which have nothing to do with each other)? What I tought to do, was, to number these discs, like Live set 1 - Name Live set, Live set 2 - Name live set, ... . But that doesn't work. Can I force it by title somehow?

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If you please could provide a few more details of the box set, like the artist's name and the box set title, it would make it much easier to give a more detailed answer on how to achieve what you want for this box set.
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Jfair

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Hey, why yes off course, I was trying to keep it simple:
Box Set: Lost in Transit (artist: Radio Massacre International)
Cd 1: The Gatherings 2004
Cd 2: National Space Centre 2005
Cd 3: National Space Centre 2006
Cd 4: Damo
Cd 5: Rain Falls in Leicester & Baltimore
Cd 6: The Gatherings 2007
Cd 7: The Gatherings 2007

I named 6 and 7 : Lost in Transit 6-7 - The Gatherings 2007 , and I numbered the discs, so that works fine as the two cd's are grouped.
The rest seems to be in random order.

You probably think, my god, so complex, but I have a lot of these boxes... .

And this group is a listening hint when you are into space-rocks and electronics...

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I like to have my multi-disc sets with the same album title and use the disc number field to differentiate.  For "The White Album" that works fine, but for multi-disc sets with a range of material like you have, I go with something like this for the Album Titles:

Lost In Transit CD1: The Gatherings 2004
Lost In Transit CD2: National Space Centre 2005
Lost In Transit CD3: National Space Centre 2006
Lost In Transit CD4: Damo
Lost In Transit CD5: Rain Falls in Leicester & Baltimore
Lost In Transit CD6: The Gatherings 2007
Lost In Transit CD7: The Gatherings 2007

For sets that have 10 or more discs, you would need to throw a zero in front of the disc numbers 1-9 to get proper sorting (CD01, CD02,etc.).

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I would suggest following Bee-liever's advice about disc numbering and having a single album title, and use grouping (or some other tag) for the individual disc titles.  then you can use the grouping field to label the discs with a subheader: http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=11990.0
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Psychoadept's suggestion is exactly how I handle these sort of situations in my library.
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    Hey, why yes off course, I was trying to keep it simple:
    With a box set this complicated I don't think we can keep it simple  :)

    The easiest way, IMHO, to keep it all together would be as follows:
    • Turn on the inbuilt custom tags "Subtitle" and "Set Subtitle",
    • Album for all would be 'Lost in Transit - Box Set',
    • Using "Subtitle":
    • Lost in Transit 1
    • Lost in Transit 2
    • Lost in Transit 3
    • Lost in Transit 4
    • Lost in Transit 5
    • Lost in Transit 6
    • Lost in Transit 7
    • Using 'Set Subtitle' -
    • The Gatherings 2004
    • National Space Centre 2005
    • National Space Centre 2006
    • Damo
    • Rain Falls in Leicester & Baltimore
    • The Gatherings 2007
    • The Gatherings 2007 part 2

      You can then use the sub-grouping header (http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=11990.msg97539#new) to display all those sub-headings.[/list]
      Last Edit: November 19, 2015, 09:49:23 PM by Bee-liever
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      Jfair

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      Thank you for this very interesting infomation, very useful. I like this Musicbee forum because you always get some help and bit by bit Musicbee is revealing it's true powers.

      I've managed to get everything in order by using titles 'Lost in Transit 1 - etc..' 'Lost in Transit 2 - etc...' . And as Lost in Transit 6 and 7 concerns one item, I've made them disc 1 en 2 and they appear together.
      That's already a lot!

      But i'm also very interested in this subtitles section. Because I have these large collections of 30 CD's+ from artists and if you create for every CD a separate album, my album list will get very, very long. There could the subtitle thing be very handy. I've looked into the other post, but I'm not getting very far for the moment. Where do you set these Subtitle tags (preferences?), tagging of album(?). Sorry but I'm very noob on this field and I really looked around a bit and even with the screenshots I'm not getting there.

      Thanks!

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      Subtitle and Setsubtitle are custom tags that can be activated in Preferences.
      Once turned on, you can use them in the Tags (2) panel in the tag editor.

      See Tagging section on the wiki for more information.
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      Jfair

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      I finally managed to find the time to get this experiment going. For that boxset that I gave in the example, I used your directions Bee-liever. The album has one name for all. And then I filled the subtitle with Part 1 - Title etc... . In the layout (right click in content field of album), you can then sort by Disc Number and Display the Set, with sub grouping header Subtitle. Maybe there should be more sub-grouping header options here :-). So I guess I'm on the right track to order my discs more and more now.
      Thank you for the help alreayd.

      Jfair

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      I wish to lauch another question on this then. Is it possible (I guess a feature request?), to make these subtitles clickable so that you only throw that part in the player? I probably ask a lot, but MusicBee already got me this far.

      Bee-liever

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      Sub-headers are selectable in 'Album and Tracks' view, but not in 'Artwork' view
      Hopefully Steven will take care of this when version 3.0 is into the beta stage.

      I think there is a wish-list item for this somewhere if you want to +1 it.
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