Author Topic: Album Types (LP's ; EP's ; Singles ; Compilations, etc.)  (Read 12135 times)

psychoadept

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The groupings will be in alphabetical order. So if you want a specific order, set them like 1. Albums, 2. EPs, 3. Singles, etc
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johnmillsjr

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What is Yo's skin in the OP?
Last Edit: November 10, 2019, 02:54:18 PM by johnmillsjr

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I think it's Aurora
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First of all, thank you to the OP because I loved this idea and have started incorporating it into my library with a custom tag. Looking for advice on something, though. How would you label albums where the artist has re-recorded older material due to label and copyright disputes? Pondering "Re-Recordings" or "New Recordings", but neither one feels right to me. (Yes, I'm being a bit OCD.) Thoughts?

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Bee-liever, I can see you have achieved something that I haven't been able to.

I see you use the year tag the same way as me, in the format 03/04/2016.
My albums doesn't get sorted correctly this way though.

But I see you have made a custom tag named "Release Sort Index".
Well, I haven't had any success creating a custom tag for that purpose.
I would appreciate any tips on how to do it.

Thanks!

"Release Sort Index" is the date in reverse order. 03/04/2016 becomes 20160403.
I find it especially useful with older releases where you can sometimes track down the month but not the day of a release.
You can only put a year into the year tag with that but with "Release Sort Index" I can also use the month. eg. 19420400.

One of these days I'm going to work out how I can enter the date in ISO 8601 format (YYYY-MM-DD) and get the Additional Tagging Tools plugin to automatically fill in both the "Year" and "Release Sort Index" tags!

Can you sort tracks in Album Covers view by this?

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Certainly can.
I currently use Album Artist/ Group Sorting/ Release Sort Index
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Certainly can.
I currently use Album Artist/ Group Sorting/ Release Sort Index

Do you set up realease sort index as a Custom Tag?

I don't see it in the Sorting Set drop-down menus

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Certainly can.
I currently use Album Artist/ Group Sorting/ Release Sort Index

Do you set up realease sort index as a Custom Tag?

I don't see it in the Sorting Set drop-down menus

Yep, it's a custom tag.
Details in my reply to ChristoMorse you quoted earlier.

Bee-liever, I can see you have achieved something that I haven't been able to.

I see you use the year tag the same way as me, in the format 03/04/2016.
My albums doesn't get sorted correctly this way though.

But I see you have made a custom tag named "Release Sort Index".
Well, I haven't had any success creating a custom tag for that purpose.
I would appreciate any tips on how to do it.

Thanks!

"Release Sort Index" is the date in reverse order. 03/04/2016 becomes 20160403.
I find it especially useful with older releases where you can sometimes track down the month but not the day of a release.
You can only put a year into the year tag with that but with "Release Sort Index" I can also use the month. eg. 19420400.
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You can set it as 'release time', no problems  :)
It doesn't really matter what you call your custom tag, as long it's easy to remember what your putting in the tag and the name doesn't conflict with existing tags.
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can you add a final 2 numbers for track and have it sort all songs via that whole number within an album?

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can you add a final 2 numbers for track and have it sort all songs via that whole number within an album?
Not sure what you mean. Could you explain a bit more please.
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johnmillsjr

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So in Ellingtonia (a duke ellington discography) each recording has an index number which has the date formatted the same way as release sort index.

Then it has 2 final digits denoting the track order of that recording date/session. ie YYYYMMDDRO (RO=Recording Order ie. 01,02,03...)

If I use the same method will it order correctly?

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Also, if we make groupings such as

1. Boxset
2. LP
3. Live
etc

If they're not quite alphabetical as with LP then Live is there a way to hide the ordering number in album covers view?

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You might be able to do something with a virtual tag that removes the numbers
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