Author Topic: Album Types (LP's ; EP's ; Singles ; Compilations, etc.)  (Read 7394 times)

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New Tagging Tool: Album Type  :)

Hello, I'm new here (hehe) i have a new idea for the player...an album type tag! to a better oraginzation of albums



As you see, my library is organized by albums (I tag it myself with help of wikipedia, some are untagged in the photo). But i think all it's messy up because sometimes it's confusing search for the right studio album (what happens with the rolling stones and their big discography)
So here is my idea:

(Example)

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The Doors:

Studio:

- The Doors (1967)
- Strange Days (1967)
- Waiting For The Sun (1968)
- The Soft Parade (1969)
- Morrison Hotel (1970)
- L.A. Woman (1971)
- An American Prayer (1978)

Post-Discography:

- Other Voices (1971)
- Full Circle (1972)

Live:

- Absolutely Live (1970)
And Some Other...

Compilation:

- The Future Starts Here: The Essential Doors Hits (2008)
And Some Other...

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But There Are Many Other Album Types Depending Of The Artist, Like:

Tribute Albums : (Usually Various Artist)

Stoned Immaculate: The Music of The Doors (2000)
Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix (1993)
AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered: A Tribute to U2 (2011)
Working Class Hero: A Tribute to John Lennon (2005)
etc...

Remix Albums: (Can Vary Between A Full Studio Album Or Random Songs Remixed)

Limp Bizkit - New Old Songs (2001)
Linkin Park - Reanimation (2002)
Michael Jackson - Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix (1997)
etc...


Demo Albums: (And Sampler Albums, They Are The Same)
Fall Out Boy - Evening's Out With Your Girlfriend (2002)
Green Day - Demo-licious (2014)
System Of A Down - Self-Titled (1998)

Soundtrack Albums: (Usually Various Artist Or Single Artist)
Queen - Flash Gordon (1980)
The Who - Quadrophenia (1979)
S*x Pistols - The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (1979)
etc...

Cover Albums: (Don't confuse with Tribute Albums)
Metallica - Garage Inc. (1998)
etc..

Box-Set Albums: (For Those About Who Like A Big Collection Of Music, Like Me)
Nirvana - With The Lights Out (2004)
AC/DC - Backtracks (2009)
Led Zeppelin - Self-Titled Boxset (1990)

And Finally...Extended Plays (EP's)

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Well, i got to end the post here because i don't know if there's a limit of characters words ::) I hope someone can answer me and help me on the support of this magnificent player, thanks
Last Edit: August 28, 2017, 01:57:07 PM by psychoadept

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...and album type tag! to a better oraginzation of albums
I currently use the Grouping tag for this.
Album
Album [10"]
Album [Compilation]
Box Set
EP
Single [7"]
Single [10"]
Single [12"]
Single [CDS]
Single [CDMS]
File [Digital Media]
are some of the release criteria I have
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Yo

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...and album type tag! to a better oraginzation of albums
I currently use the Grouping tag for this.
Album
Album [10"]
Album [Compilation]
Box Set
EP
Single [7"]
Single [10"]
Single [12"]
Single [CDS]
Single [CDMS]
File [Digital Media]
are some of the release criteria I have
(sorry about that...)
Could you explain more, please?  :D

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i think i know what you want to achieve and here is how to do it.

1. tag your music with "custom 1" in the "tags 2" header as either: live, Studio, compilation....whatever.

2. right click the top panel and select Group by > Custom Tags > Custom 1

Last Edit: August 30, 2017, 03:53:05 AM by andrew

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i think i know what you want to achieve and here is how to do it.

1. tag your music with "custom 1" in the "tags 2" header as either: live, Studio, compilation....whatever.

2. right click the top panel and select Group by > Custom Tags > Custom 1



Yes, it is now grouped by album type, but then can not be grouped by artist as well?

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@ Paul_Stone342
Sorry for not replying sooner, but sometimes there is just not enough hours in the day to get everything done!

As I said I use the in-built grouping tag, (so as not to waste a custom tag)


you can then use a custom sorting


for me, this sorts as Albums; Albums [live]; EP's; Singles


what it doesn't do is break them up into those groups with a nice sorting sub-header  :(
If your wish is about being able to do that as well,
then I certainly give it +1
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@Bee-liever...

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No problems phred, it's Lapis Lazuli from the Light Styles series.
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@ Paul_Stone342
Sorry for not replying sooner, but sometimes there is just not enough hours in the day to get everything done!

As I said I use the in-built grouping tag, (so as not to waste a custom tag)


you can then use a custom sorting


for me, this sorts as Albums; Albums [live]; EP's; Singles


what it doesn't do is break them up into those groups with a nice sorting sub-header  :(
If your wish is about being able to do that as well,
then I certainly give it +1

Well thanks for your help and reply, I also understand that one can not be connected all day.
Even so it would be nice to be grouped by two tags...like a sub-group?, also thanks for your support  :)  (And...What a nice skin!)
Last Edit: August 31, 2017, 07:18:56 AM by Paul_Stone342

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what it doesn't do is break them up into those groups with a nice sorting sub-header  :(
If your wish is about being able to do that as well,
then I certainly give it +1
Can you explain some more what you mean - could you do a simple mock up?
Last Edit: September 10, 2017, 07:56:27 PM by Steven

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Can you explain some more what you mean - could you do a simple mock up?
As you can see from the previous posts, I'm using a custom sort:
Album Artist/ Grouping/ Release Sort Index/ Album
The panel is also grouped by Album Artist.

Taking your sub-grouping header idea from the Album and Tracks view


and ading it as a 'sub-sorting header' option to the Artwork view


it would break the artwork up into seperately labelled groups


I've made the assumption that the sub-sorting header dropdown is only populated by the options used in the currently selected custom sorting as MB will then know where to put the breaks in the currently sorted view.

For comparison, this is how it currently shows up:
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sweet I've  wanted this  for ages..   thank you ..  thank you  .. thank you .. i will send you some money soon
Last Edit: September 20, 2017, 03:56:17 AM by wobbly

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sub-grouping the artwork panel is done for v3.2
Thank you  :)
So much to look forward too in the 3.2 beta releases!
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