Author Topic: Music Explorer: Separate Main Albums from Appears On Albums  (Read 1056 times)

:finalsound:

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does this version work better?
https://getmusicbee.com/patches/MusicBee34_Patched.zip

Thanks for the reply Steven. I can't see any differences myself

EDIT: I should clarify I'm talking about the most recent posts on this topic regarding collaborations between two artists in the album artist tab causing normal albums by an artist to be put in the appears onn section, not the addition of the appears on section itself

My first post with a little problem ... My Music Explorer is sorted by artist. With 2 (or more) artists the, album artist is "Artist 1 & Artist 2" and so on. Under Artist I use the "Multiple Artist Splitter" (// ).
Since this update I have unknown fields under the Appears On field. These unknowns only appear if the artist is also represented on a compilation (iTunes Compilation Flag, VA) and "Multiple Artist". Everything is fine with multiple Artist without a compilation or artists without a "Multiple Artist" and compilation... With "Multiple Artist" and compilation now I have 4 fields with:

1: Appears On - Compilation
2: Unkown - Artist 1 & Artist 2
3. Appears On -Compilation
4. Unkown - Artist 1 & Artist 2.

https://i.imgur.com/8qMYNP8.jpg


Now my question and my wish. Where do these unknown fields come from? Is it possible to separate "normal" albums and compilations?

Thanks

Goblet

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i wont be able to help further with this

It's a bit disappointing to hear this but I understand. Hopefully you reconsider in the future as I have to imagine this'll be more of a widespread issue than it seems. I really like the idea behind it for features and such, but it lumps collaborations into the same category which is a bit off in my opinion. My library is unusual in that it's dominated by score albums where collaborations are more common (meaning this crops up constantly for nearly every single one of my artists), but scores aren't a niche type of music as it stands. Cheers for the reply regardless.

Steven

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Since this update I have unknown fields under the Appears On field. These unknowns only appear if the artist is also represented on a compilation (iTunes Compilation Flag, VA) and "Multiple Artist". Everything is fine with multiple Artist without a compilation or artists without a "Multiple Artist" and compilation... With "Multiple Artist" and compilation now I have 4 fields with:
can you send me a link to your settings file (help/ support/ view settings)

edit:
actually i can see an inconsistency in the sorting that may be causing this issue for you. Could you try this version:

https://getmusicbee.com/patches/MusicBee34_Patched.zip
unzip and replace the existing musicbee application files
Last Edit: September 06, 2020, 10:31:30 AM by Steven

:finalsound:

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Hello Steven, thanks for the quick response. With the new patch the problem is solved. Thank you very much ... have a nice week.