View Full Version : "No Album" problem

2010-02-01, 12:58
I have a lot of songs that are not actually part of an album - EPs, singles, session tracks, freebies from band's sites, etc - so they have a blank album tag. Squeezebox server doesn't seem to handle this very well!

When browsing by artist (mostly with iPeng these days) I then get a 'No Album' entry for each artist for where songs are missing the album tag. This would be OK if it didn't always show the artist as 'Adam...' - this being the first one alphabetically - and the cover as a random one each time I rescan!

(It is even worse when browsing using the web interface where I get a no album by 'aaa, bbb, ccc, ddd, etc...' which includes EVERY artist with a song without an album tag - more than 200 of them.)

I have successfully used Custom Scan and Custom Browse to create a menu through which I can browse these songs in a logical manner but I feel there must be a better way of handling these tracks through the standard interface.

Have I inadvertently changed a setting which is causing this behaviour or is this normal?

How do other people get round this 'problem'?

2010-02-01, 14:39
No, this is normal. I just try not to leave the album field blank.