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tigersim
2007-04-29, 10:10
Hi all,

I have a folder in my music archive like this:

.../lossy/tracks/<artistname>/<filename>

These are one-off songs that don't belong to an album. In fact I've blanked the album field in the tags, to make sure they don't pollute my 'Albums' view.

Problem is, when I try to browse these songs using the Browse->Music Folder option, I just get 'Empty' under the artist name. This means the only way to find these songs is under:

Browse -> Artists -> <artist name> -> "No Album" -> <song name>

but then that mixes them up with hundreds of album artists :(

Any idea how to get my tunes to show up in the Music Folder view?

Many thanks!

sim

PS I tried to search for similar probs in the forum but the search function was returning a blank page!

slimserver 6.5.1 on FreeBSD

Mark Lanctot
2007-04-29, 10:51
Is your Server Settings - Formatting - Guess Tags Formats (bottom of the page) set correctly to take these into account?

There's also a setting to group No Album files by artist. What worked for me was Server Settings - Behavior - Compliations - "Albums that contain songs that are tagged with a band may be listed under that band name or with the other artists for that album. The band tag is also known as TPE2 and may appear as the "album artist" in some software." (second setting) set to "List albums by band".