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danx55 03-18-2012 10:38 PM

tracks showing as albums on a845? :/
hi guys,

ive got a 16g a845, and ive just copied an album that is a film sound track, so hence lots of different artists in it - so now all these peeps are showing up in my artist list, and also as albums in the folder view :(

i tried manually moving them all to a new folder, but this didnt fix it

is there a way to hide them?

...or it would be good if album view could be in artist name order maybe ?

just want one view where i can go in a list all my artist albums in a nice ordered and clean manner

only way i can see of sorting this out is to edit all the tracks and remove the artist names - ive done this on compilations before where i dont care who they are, but on this one id prefer to keep them

any ideas?


skip252 03-19-2012 12:04 AM

I can't think of a way to have the artists appear as anything but different artists. That's what they are so they would appear as that. The album should appear as a single album if you use the "Various Artists" naming scheme as the "Album Artist" though. That way in the album view you should only see the single album that features those artist.

You have to create the album artist tag, not just put the files in a album artists folder. Any decent tagging software should do that easily.

danx55 03-19-2012 12:09 AM

hi skip,
thanks for quick reply

ah, right - so if i edit album artist to be same various as you suggest, this will remove artists from album list, but leave them showing correcting when view track in play mode?


skip252 03-19-2012 12:43 AM

I suggest you give it a try and see how it works for you. Tagging is easily changed and doesn't affect the audio part of the file. You can change tags as often as you want to get the sorting you need.

Be sure to create "Various Artists" as the album artist, not "Various". Various would be a single person or group named Various. Various Artists as the album artist designates that there are multiple artists that are involved with the same album.

danx55 03-19-2012 12:46 AM

ah ok - i get you - thanks - will have a play with it


danx55 03-20-2012 01:24 PM

doh! silly me - fixed it - just set it up with playlists - and will just use those as my main list :)


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