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2005-10-29, 07:04
Is it possible to view by "album artist". Songs on compilation albums I normally know by the "album artist" rather than the "artist".

Or am I missing something in how I categorise things?

Any help or advice would be appreciated.

2005-10-29, 07:14
It should be possible under the option on Server Settings -> Behaviour -> Compliations and then select List albums by band in the second box.

However in 6.21 (I don't know what version you are using) it is broken and won't just list by album artist.

Having said that you should be seing the entries under both album artist and track artist. What version of Slim Server are you using?

There is a thread here about the Album Artist issue - http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=17570

2005-11-03, 12:33
Thanks for the reply. I am using 6.2.0. I have tried playing with the Behaviour > Complications > List albums by band.

Having looked through the posts in the link you provided - it looks like a bug. This is a bit more info on the problem....

I have an album whose "album artist" is "xxx" and this album has 2 tracks whose "artist" are "aaa" and "bbb".

When I browse by artist I see

I think I should only see xxx for these.

2005-11-03, 15:05
Yes I agree you should just be seeing xxx.

Dan Sully has suggested selecting the show Band/Orchestra option in the Bahviour screen of server settings. Does this make a difference for you (it didn't for me).

What type of music files are you using (MP3, WMA, AAC etc)? if you are using different types then does it make a difference to what is being seen?

If you vote for bug http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2420 it has a better chance of being resolved.

2005-11-04, 08:44
My understanding is that this has now been looked at and deemed to be "non-trivial" and pushed back to a 6.5 release.