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Mark Lanctot
2005-11-18, 22:35
I upgraded to 6.2.1 tonight from 6.1.1. Everything
went very smoothly. I'm not having recanning problems
and things seemed to be going OK.

However my Browse Artists function does not appear to
be working properly anymore. For example, let's say I
want to see songs by Nirvana:

Browse Artists. OK.

Select "N" from list. OK.

Select "Nirvana". OK.

"1 album with 11 songs by 1 artist." I don't use
Album tags, so that's OK too. Link shows "No album"
as it did before.

When I click the link, 6.1.1 used to bring up a list
of the 11 songs. Now when I click the link it shows
all songs with "No Album", instead of Nirvana songs
with no album.

I realize not using the album tag goes against
convention, but I don't have any use for it, and it's
far too late now.

Is this the intended functionality? I used to get all
Nirvana songs with no album, which was what I was
looking for, but now I get all songs with no album,
which is nearly my entire collection and is completely
useless.

The tree at the top says:

"Home / Browse Artists / Nirvana / No Album"

but this is not what I'm seeing at all, I'm seeing
more like Browse Artists / No Album. The artist
doesn't even figure into it anymore.

I have rescanned twice, once by clearing the library
and rescanning. No effect.

I can play all Nirvana songs by selecting the add to
playlist button when Nirvana / No Album is displayed,
but this isn't exactly what I want to do because then
I have to remove unwanted items from the player
playlist. I'd rather add them in one at a time like I
used to be able to.

Any ideas? Bug or ID10T error? Thanks.

Chris Saunders
2005-11-18, 23:02
Hi,

Try the following

Server Settings:Behaviour:Common Album Titles
Check the box.
Add the appropriate name(s) in.

You may think that this doesn't help. You may need to tag all you mp3s with
"noalbumdata" then add that to the list in the server settings. This may not
be the answer that you are looking for but it works well for me.

I beleive the behaviour you are refering to was changed to reflect the
efforts of the Compliations section.

ChriS


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Lanctot" <marklanctot (AT) yahoo (DOT) ca>
To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2005 12:35 AM
Subject: [slim] Browse Artists broken in 6.2.1


>I upgraded to 6.2.1 tonight from 6.1.1. Everything
> went very smoothly. I'm not having recanning problems
> and things seemed to be going OK.
>
> However my Browse Artists function does not appear to
> be working properly anymore. For example, let's say I
> want to see songs by Nirvana:
>
> Browse Artists. OK.
>
> Select "N" from list. OK.
>
> Select "Nirvana". OK.
>
> "1 album with 11 songs by 1 artist." I don't use
> Album tags, so that's OK too. Link shows "No album"
> as it did before.
>
> When I click the link, 6.1.1 used to bring up a list
> of the 11 songs. Now when I click the link it shows
> all songs with "No Album", instead of Nirvana songs
> with no album.
>
> I realize not using the album tag goes against
> convention, but I don't have any use for it, and it's
> far too late now.
>
> Is this the intended functionality? I used to get all
> Nirvana songs with no album, which was what I was
> looking for, but now I get all songs with no album,
> which is nearly my entire collection and is completely
> useless.
>
> The tree at the top says:
>
> "Home / Browse Artists / Nirvana / No Album"
>
> but this is not what I'm seeing at all, I'm seeing
> more like Browse Artists / No Album. The artist
> doesn't even figure into it anymore.
>
> I have rescanned twice, once by clearing the library
> and rescanning. No effect.
>
> I can play all Nirvana songs by selecting the add to
> playlist button when Nirvana / No Album is displayed,
> but this isn't exactly what I want to do because then
> I have to remove unwanted items from the player
> playlist. I'd rather add them in one at a time like I
> used to be able to.
>
> Any ideas? Bug or ID10T error? Thanks.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

Mark Lanctot
2005-11-19, 10:32
Thank you very much for the tip, Chris.

This does work! I entered in "noalbumdata" as the
album name for all my files. Mp3tag makes it easy
to sort them and add this to all files without
album tags, writing it all in one step.

Then I added "noalbumdata" to the list of Common
Album Titles and rescanned.

Now when I look up "Nirvana" I get three albums:
"All Songs", "noalbumdata" and another
"noalbumdata". "All Songs" brings up exactly what
I'm looking for. Both "noalbumdata" entries being
up several hundred mismatched songs.
Surprisingly, they are different. The first
"noalbumdata" brings up "1 album with 573 songs by
226 artists" while the second one brings up "1
album with 293 songs by 130 artists". There do
not seem to be common entries between the two but
the total is a few hundred less than my total
number of songs.

However, it works. Extremely inelegant, but it works.

Developers: could there be an easier way to handle
files with No Album entered? Should I file a bug?

Chris Saunders wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Try the following
>
> Server Settings:Behaviour:Common Album Titles
> Check the box.
> Add the appropriate name(s) in.
>
> You may think that this doesn't help. You may need
to tag all you mp3s
> with "noalbumdata" then add that to the list in the
server settings.
> This may not be the answer that you are looking for
but it works well
> for me.
>
> I beleive the behaviour you are refering to was
changed to reflect the
> efforts of the Compliations section.
>
> ChriS
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mark Lanctot"
<marklanctot (AT) yahoo (DOT) ca>
> To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2005 12:35 AM
> Subject: [slim] Browse Artists broken in 6.2.1
>
>
>> I upgraded to 6.2.1 tonight from 6.1.1. Everything
>> went very smoothly. I'm not having recanning
problems
>> and things seemed to be going OK.
>>
>> However my Browse Artists function does not appear
to
>> be working properly anymore. For example, let's
say I
>> want to see songs by Nirvana:
>>
>> Browse Artists. OK.
>>
>> Select "N" from list. OK.
>>
>> Select "Nirvana". OK.
>>
>> "1 album with 11 songs by 1 artist." I don't use
>> Album tags, so that's OK too. Link shows "No
album"
>> as it did before.
>>
>> When I click the link, 6.1.1 used to bring up a
list
>> of the 11 songs. Now when I click the link it
shows
>> all songs with "No Album", instead of Nirvana songs
>> with no album.
>>
>> I realize not using the album tag goes against
>> convention, but I don't have any use for it, and
it's
>> far too late now.
>>
>> Is this the intended functionality? I used to get
all
>> Nirvana songs with no album, which was what I was
>> looking for, but now I get all songs with no album,
>> which is nearly my entire collection and is
completely
>> useless.
>>
>> The tree at the top says:
>>
>> "Home / Browse Artists / Nirvana / No Album"
>>
>> but this is not what I'm seeing at all, I'm seeing
>> more like Browse Artists / No Album. The artist
>> doesn't even figure into it anymore.
>>
>> I have rescanned twice, once by clearing the
library
>> and rescanning. No effect.
>>
>> I can play all Nirvana songs by selecting the add
to
>> playlist button when Nirvana / No Album is
displayed,
>> but this isn't exactly what I want to do because
then
>> I have to remove unwanted items from the player
>> playlist. I'd rather add them in one at a time
like I
>> used to be able to.
>>
>> Any ideas? Bug or ID10T error? Thanks.
>>

--
___________________________________


Mark Lanctot
___________________________________

Mark Lanctot
2005-11-20, 10:15
Bump on this one. There does not appear to be a
matching bug.

And a correction - it still does not work for me.
Nirvana, coincidentally, is the only artist who
I can get this working for. It's the only one
that provides an "All Songs" link which shows all
Nirvana songs. With other artists, I get one or
more "noalbumdata" links, which all point to
several hundred mismatched files.

Mark Lanctot wrote:

>
> Now when I look up "Nirvana" I get three albums:
> "All Songs", "noalbumdata" and another
> "noalbumdata". "All Songs" brings up exactly what
> I'm looking for. Both "noalbumdata" entries being
> up several hundred mismatched songs.
> Surprisingly, they are different. The first
> "noalbumdata" brings up "1 album with 573 songs by
> 226 artists" while the second one brings up "1
> album with 293 songs by 130 artists". There do
> not seem to be common entries between the two but
> the total is a few hundred less than my total
> number of songs.
>
> Developers: could there be an easier way to handle
> files with No Album entered? Should I file a bug?
>
> Chris Saunders wrote:
>
>>Hi,
>>
>>Try the following
>>
>>Server Settings:Behaviour:Common Album Titles
>>Check the box.
>>Add the appropriate name(s) in.
>>
>>You may think that this doesn't help. You may need
>
> to tag all you mp3s
>
>>with "noalbumdata" then add that to the list in the
>
> server settings.
>
>>This may not be the answer that you are looking for
>
> but it works well
>
>>for me.
>>
>>I beleive the behaviour you are refering to was
>
> changed to reflect the
>
>>efforts of the Compliations section.
>>
>>ChriS
>>
>>
>>----- Original Message ----- From: "Mark Lanctot"
>
>
>>To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>>Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2005 12:35 AM
>>Subject: [slim] Browse Artists broken in 6.2.1
>>
>>
>>
>>>I upgraded to 6.2.1 tonight from 6.1.1. Everything
>>>went very smoothly. I'm not having recanning
>
> problems
>
>>>and things seemed to be going OK.
>>>
>>>However my Browse Artists function does not appear
>
> to
>
>>>be working properly anymore. For example, let's
>
> say I
>
>>>want to see songs by Nirvana:
>>>
>>>Browse Artists. OK.
>>>
>>>Select "N" from list. OK.
>>>
>>>Select "Nirvana". OK.
>>>
>>>"1 album with 11 songs by 1 artist." I don't use
>>>Album tags, so that's OK too. Link shows "No
>
> album"
>
>>>as it did before.
>>>
>>>When I click the link, 6.1.1 used to bring up a
>
> list
>
>>>of the 11 songs. Now when I click the link it
>
> shows
>
>>>all songs with "No Album", instead of Nirvana songs
>>>with no album.
>>>
>>>I realize not using the album tag goes against
>>>convention, but I don't have any use for it, and
>
> it's
>
>>>far too late now.
>>>
>>>Is this the intended functionality? I used to get
>
> all
>
>>>Nirvana songs with no album, which was what I was
>>>looking for, but now I get all songs with no album,
>>>which is nearly my entire collection and is
>
> completely
>
>>>useless.
>>>
>>>The tree at the top says:
>>>
>>>"Home / Browse Artists / Nirvana / No Album"
>>>
>>>but this is not what I'm seeing at all, I'm seeing
>>>more like Browse Artists / No Album. The artist
>>>doesn't even figure into it anymore.
>>>
>>>I have rescanned twice, once by clearing the
>
> library
>
>>>and rescanning. No effect.
>>>
>>>I can play all Nirvana songs by selecting the add
>
> to
>
>>>playlist button when Nirvana / No Album is
>
> displayed,
>
>>>but this isn't exactly what I want to do because
>
> then
>
>>>I have to remove unwanted items from the player
>>>playlist. I'd rather add them in one at a time
>
> like I
>
>>>used to be able to.
>>>
>>>Any ideas? Bug or ID10T error? Thanks.
>>>
>
>

--
___________________________________


Mark Lanctot
___________________________________

Dan Sully
2005-11-20, 12:57
* Mark Lanctot shaped the electrons to say...

>And a correction - it still does not work for me.
> Nirvana, coincidentally, is the only artist who
>I can get this working for. It's the only one
>that provides an "All Songs" link which shows all
>Nirvana songs. With other artists, I get one or
>more "noalbumdata" links, which all point to
>several hundred mismatched files.

Mark - can you send me one of the Nirvana tracks?

dan | at | slimdevices.com

Thanks.

-D
--
<noah> the auto mechanic told me there was something wrong with my rear differential.
I told him I never took calculus.

Mark Lanctot
2005-11-20, 14:34
Done, thank you Dan.

Take some time off, it's Sunday man! :-)

Dan Sully wrote:
> * Mark Lanctot shaped the electrons to say...
>
>> And a correction - it still does not work for me.
Nirvana,
>> coincidentally, is the only artist who I can get
this working for.
>> It's the only one that provides an "All Songs" link
which shows all
>> Nirvana songs. With other artists, I get one or
more "noalbumdata"
>> links, which all point to several hundred
mismatched files.
>
>
> Mark - can you send me one of the Nirvana tracks?
>
> dan | at | slimdevices.com
>
> Thanks.
>
> -D
> --
> <noah> the auto mechanic told me there was something
wrong with my rear
> differential.
> I told him I never took calculus.
>