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alanj
2007-12-31, 03:09
Can anyone explain how the Group multiple albums option works? ( using SC7 )

I have it turned on but am not sure what results I am supposed to see? Should I just see a single album rather than 2? If I play the first should the second automatically follow? ( Neither of these appear to happen )

How should multiple albums be ripped to facilitate this option?
I have many formats such as CD1, CD 1, disc 1 etc picked up from freedb. Should there be an option to list all that are acceptable? Or should I change them all to a single suitable format? If so what?

Any clarification most welcome.

Cheers
Alan

erland
2007-12-31, 03:36
Should I just see a single album rather than 2?
Yes



How should multiple albums be ripped to facilitate this option?
I have many formats such as CD1, CD 1, disc 1 etc picked up from freedb. Should there be an option to list all that are acceptable? Or should I change them all to a single suitable format? If so what?

You should use a common format and it's stored in a special tag.
It depends on the format you are using for your music, please look at the following link at the "Disc Number" row:
http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?SlimServerSupportedTags

It is important that the album title is exactly the same on all discs.

So if you have an album with two discs they can be tagged as:

Disc 1
======
ALBUM=My nice album
DISC=1

Disc 2
======
ALBUM=My nice album
DISC=2

It won't work if the album title contains something like "(disc 1)" at the end since SlimServer then don't know that this is the same album.

alanj
2007-12-31, 11:36
Thanks for that, all makes sense now! I was getting confused with the folder structure.

A fun time ahead retagging all my multiple albums now. lol