incomplete album in Search
I have an album that seems to confuse the Search Tool.
As you can see, Reservoir Dogs is broken in two, and even that doesn't account for all the songs in the album. So when I double-click on Reservoir Dogs I get a playlist of only 8 songs, instead of 16.
Here's a screenshot of the same folder in EasyTAG:
#1 Updated by John Lindgren about 4 years ago
- Status changed from New to Rejected
The library is divided first by artist, then by album. That's why your seeing an album with multiple artists as multiple albums.
I realize this is not always ideal, but that's the design and I don't know of a good way around it. We could merge every song with the same album name into the same album, but then you'd have the opposite problem, i.e. your Elvis Presley "Top Ten Hits" and your Tim McGraw "Top Ten Hits" would show up as a single album.
I'm open to suggestions on how to make this work better, but the forum is the place for that. Not a bug.
#2 Updated by Liviu Andronic about 4 years ago
John Lindgren wrote:
but then you'd have the opposite problem, i.e. your Elvis Presley "Top Ten Hits" and your Tim McGraw "Top Ten Hits" would show up as a single album.
Yes, I see what you mean. I guess one way to deal with this would be to have a special flag in the parser that keeps track of which song is associated with which album, in the specific case in which the album doesn't have a single artist (say, for each such album create a variable depending on album name, number of tracks, genre and year: in most cases this should be sufficiently unique to rule out duplicates). You could even associate each individual song with its specific folder / path, which would almost always guarantee to rule out crazy associations... Or simply use things similar to the CDDB album hashes / IDs to uniquely identify each album and avoid any possible duplicates.
In any case, if I have any good ideas on this, I'll drop them on the forums.