Author Topic: Display Fields as Album Sum Combined Playcount  (Read 914 times)

antidoteyymbr

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I want a column that shows the Play Count of the Entire Album in Sum. It adds all of the Play Counts of every Song for the Entire Album. It would also follow that the Play Count of the actual album would have it's own column.

For example: 10 songs on the album, I only listen to 1 song on the album, this means I have not listened to the entire album so it would show a count of 0. It would increment only once when every track on the album has been played.

So even if I listened to the entire 10 songs 1 time, but listened to 1 of the songs 10 times, it would still only show a count of 1 total for entire album listened.

It wouldn't let me post screenshots directly, so I made some links:

Album Play Count: this column would show aggregate Play counts for all songs on the album, regardless of album playthrough.
https://www.mediafire.com/view/is22gyrloyrnwi9/AlbumPlayCount.png/file

Actual Album Play Count: this column would, in effect, show the song with the lowest Playcount on the album.
https://www.mediafire.com/view/s4yn7dl3oj9bu7r/EntireAlbumPlayCount.png/file


I have tried using the Tagging Tools > Auto Library Reports method that was suggested here: [https://www.reddit.com/r/musicbee/comments/6xkets/help_sorting_by_play_count_but_keeping_album/]
but that was not the solution, or at least I could not get it to work in this fashion.
Last Edit: February 04, 2022, 12:08:59 PM by antidoteyymbr

ma_t14

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So essentially what you want is to show the playcount of the track with the lowest number of plays within an album.

If that's the case, then create a virtual tag with the following formula:

$Min(<play count>, <album>)
Last Edit: February 12, 2022, 12:44:54 PM by ma_t14

MeeMeeMee

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hmmm, I was under the impression that <play count> did just that when used to display information about an album. For example, I'm using this formula as my album sub-header:
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<Year (yyyy)> • <Album Duration>$If(<Album Played?>="Y"," • Played "<Play Count>" "$If(<Play Count>=1,Time,Times),)
And it seems to display correctly how many times I played an album in its entirety.
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ma_t14

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hmmm, I was under the impression that <play count> did just that when used to display information about an album. For example, I'm using this formula as my album sub-header:
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<Year (yyyy)> • <Album Duration>$If(<Album Played?>="Y"," • Played "<Play Count>" "$If(<Play Count>=1,Time,Times),)
And it seems to display correctly how many times I played an album in its entirety.

Interesting. That's odd.

For me, if I put just the field <play count> as an album sub-header it simply shows the playcount of the first album track. Are you definitely sure that it shows "complete album plays" for you?
Last Edit: February 12, 2022, 01:37:56 PM by ma_t14

MeeMeeMee

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hmmm, I was under the impression that <play count> did just that when used to display information about an album. For example, I'm using this formula as my album sub-header:
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<Year (yyyy)> • <Album Duration>$If(<Album Played?>="Y"," • Played "<Play Count>" "$If(<Play Count>=1,Time,Times),)
And it seems to display correctly how many times I played an album in its entirety.

Interesting. That's odd.

For me, if I put just the field <play count> as an album sub-header it simply shows the playcount of the first album track. Are you definitely sure that it shows "complete album plays" for you?
Yes. The text Played 1 Time only shows after all album tracks have been played once, and it changes to Played 2 Times after all album tracks has been played twice. Try it for yourself.
I wish I knew how to do something similar for individual disks/sub-groups. It would be nice to show CD play counts as some albums have bonus material I don't listen to that often, or for classical albums that include several works.
Last Edit: February 12, 2022, 06:33:25 PM by MeeMeeMee
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ma_t14

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I tried your formula and it still shows the plays of the first track in the album, as I said earlier. Check for yourself.

If you want to see the complete album plays instead, use the formula I mentioned in my original reply

MeeMeeMee

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I tried your formula and it still shows the plays of the first track in the album, as I said earlier. Check for yourself.

If you want to see the complete album plays instead, use the formula I mentioned in my original reply
You were right, thank you.
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