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Rob Funk
2004-01-09, 20:17
Scott Haug <scott (AT) houseofhaug (DOT) net> wrote:
> Thursday, January 8, 2004, 10:13:27 AM, Robert wrote:
> >>>>>> "Rob" == Rob Funk <rfunk (AT) funknet (DOT) net> writes:
> RPG> Rob> What about artists that have *both* their own albums *and*
> RPG> Rob> tracks on a compilation? I like all of an artist's tracks to
> RPG> Rob> appear under that artist, rather than under a separate
> RPG> Rob> "Various" entry.
>
> RPG> They will --- you should see an
> RPG> Artist -> Normal Album -> all tracks
> RPG> Compilation title -> selected tracks by artist
> RPG> if you take Scott's suggestion.
>
> Actually, isn't this the way 'Browse by Album' works already?

Not unless it's changed in SlimServer 5. (I'm still on 4.2.6.)

When I go to Browse by Album, I get an alphabetized list of album titles,
each containing a list of songs. If it's changed in version 5, that'll
help push me to upgrade. (But I'd rather wait for it to stabilize a bit
more.)

> I had
> envisioned 'Browse by Artist/Album' to look more like the following:
>
> Artist A
> Full Album A1
> Track 1
> Track 2
> Full Album A2
> Artist B
> Full Album B1
> Compilations
> Compilation C1
> Compilation C2

I'd prefer this:

Artist A
Full Album A1
Track 1
Track 2
Full Album A2
Compilation C1
Track 1 by Artist A
Artist B
Full Album B1
Compilation C1
Track 2 by Artist B
Artist C
Compilation C1
Track 3 by Artist C
Compilations
Compilation C1
Track 1 by Artist A
Track 2 by Artist B
Track 3 by Artist D
Compilation C2

.... With the option to omit the Artist C listing if there are no full
albums there.

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Scott Haug
2004-01-10, 01:37
Friday, January 9, 2004, 7:17:24 PM, Rob wrote:

RF> Scott Haug <scott (AT) houseofhaug (DOT) net> wrote:
>>
>> Actually, isn't this the way 'Browse by Album' works already?

RF> Not unless it's changed in SlimServer 5. (I'm still on 4.2.6.)

Blah. I meant "Browse by Artist". "Browse by Artist", of course,
basically organizes the way you mentioned, except without separating
out the compilations and (optionally) removing tracks from under an
artist listing that are in compilations. But that is, of course, the
issue.

So we're pretty much in agreement... :)

Cool! One more project I'd like to tackle. Now if I could only find
some spare cycles...

-Scott