Author Topic: best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?  (Read 5961 times)

wobbly

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what is the best way to add manage Various Artists Music Collections ?
 my music is like this
"D:Various Artists/" inside this folder its like this
Future Trance/
Dream Dance/
Tunnel Trance Force/
101 Collection/
70's Compilations/
80's Compilations/

so inside its like this

Future Trance/ vol 1/cd1/cd2
and so on
so is there a way to add say

101 Collection/
and see it as a Collection of albums

something like add folder as Collection ?






 

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Are you talking about how to have MusicBee organize your files for you?
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wobbly

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make a Collection  from a folder of albums  ... something like that


boroda

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try to use 'infer tags from file name' command. you can import collection folder name to 'grouping' tag or some custom tag.

wobbly

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try to use 'infer tags from file name' command?  where do i find that thank you

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menu: tools> tag tools> auto-tag by track> infer tags from file name

wobbly

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ok i found  new Auto-playlist

if i choose folder play list is created ... but files wont play in musicbee  is this a known bug? (i think it is a  bug)   

files get to a new playlist ... musicbee  see the files just wont play

boroda

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ok i found  new Auto-playlist

if i choose folder play list is created ... but files wont play in musicbee  is this a known bug? (i think it is a  bug)   
is this a new issue? because i didn't speak about auto-playlists at all. if its a new issue, give more details and post a screenshot.

wobbly

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still trying to get my  head around "Collections  big box sets"  how to people do  this?  in mb Some screenshots would be nice THANKS 

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still trying to get my  head around "Collections  big box sets"  how to people do  this?  in mb Some screenshots would be nice THANKS
If you mean pre-packaged VA sets, you can follow the guide here and set up box sets to look something like this:
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wobbly

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how to bring up views configuration window ? like in pic 1 of guide ?

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for 3.0, right-click (or click on 'v' arrow) on main panel header
select Customise Panel
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wobbly

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I  think I'm  starting to see how Musicbee works  ... you can make a filter on just about anything .. and then you change the look and feel of that ant filter to what every you like  ... have I got that right ?

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I have 100's Various Artists albums...  it's one thing i  struggle
with .... in albums cover view and click Various Artists it's  just a big dump  of anything .... can the  Various Artists be sorted  or grouped ? independently

wobbly

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ok  almost there here is what i did ?

make a new filter  like this

album Artist is  Various  Artists
then group by genre

now i get 70's Compilation and 80's Compilation and so on .... one more thing ..  i would like to  see only one  cover for each  genre until you click it  ... can this be done ?

edit I also played with adding a comment to the  comment field  and add it to filter  eg 80's Collection ... i  dont know if this is the best way to do this... but it seen to work ... 

its just the view i would like now .... if anyone have a  better way to do this please let me know ...
Last Edit: December 10, 2016, 08:14:05 AM by wobbly