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    I came across a solution for this, posting here in case anyone else wonders about this.

    It turned out I needed to set the COMPILATION flag (1) for the multi-disc VA albums for them to group properly.
    Regular (non VA) multi-disc albums doesn't need the COMPILATION flag on or off.

    Is this by design?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uluen View Post
    I came across a solution for this, posting here in case anyone else wonders about this.

    It turned out I needed to set the COMPILATION flag (1) for the multi-disc VA albums for them to group properly.
    Regular (non VA) multi-disc albums doesn't need the COMPILATION flag on or off.

    Is this by design?
    I've always done this and had assumed it was by design, since there must be code that reacts to the presence of the Compilation tag...
    You want to see the signal path BEFORE it gets onto a CD/vinyl...it ain't what you'd call minimal...
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  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Uluen View Post
    I came across a solution for this, posting here in case anyone else wonders about this.

    It turned out I needed to set the COMPILATION flag (1) for the multi-disc VA albums for them to group properly.
    Regular (non VA) multi-disc albums doesn't need the COMPILATION flag on or off.
    10 years on and this information helped me right now when I ran into problems making the switch from LMS 7.7.1 running on a Qnap i686 to LMS 7.9.1 on a NUC8i3. To me, the current behaviour looks very much like a regression bug, since the detection of compilations worked perfectly fine in 7.7.1 without the need to set an explicit compilation flag. It still does in 7.9.1, but only as long as the "Group Discs" feature is set to "treat multi-disc sets as a single album". Otherwise, suddenly compilation albums are broken up into single track albums seemingly at random, be it multi-disc or single disc compilations. It looks like an album is more likely to be broken up if it has a lot of special tags like "performer", "producer" and the like. Now I'm in the process of adding the compilation flag for several thousand of my various artist albums' tracks, hopefully without messing up anything else, which is kind of a PITA.

    For the record, the logic I've used up to know which has worked for me before is as follows:
    • tracks with the same album name but different artists are compilations, as long as the "albumartist" tag was not set
    • multi-disc sets are kept in one directory with the same album name throughout, but the "discnumber x/y" tag set
    • a "discs" tag indicating the total number of discs was not necessary, but didn't hurt either


    Despite this relatively little quirk though, I have to say I am very happy that LMS is still alive and kicking, and it is a joy to use in its current form on the NUC. It is much more responsive now and pushes out those MusicIP mixes in a blink. A big thank you to the guys who put their time into this project to such a great effect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by haschmich View Post
    10 years on and this information helped me right now when I ran into problems making the switch from LMS 7.7.1 running on a Qnap i686 to LMS 7.9.1 on a NUC8i3. To me, the current behaviour looks very much like a regression bug, since the detection of compilations worked perfectly fine in 7.7.1 without the need to set an explicit compilation flag. It still does in 7.9.1, but only as long as the "Group Discs" feature is set to "treat multi-disc sets as a single album". Otherwise, suddenly compilation albums are broken up into single track albums seemingly at random, be it multi-disc or single disc compilations. It looks like an album is more likely to be broken up if it has a lot of special tags like "performer", "producer" and the like. Now I'm in the process of adding the compilation flag for several thousand of my various artist albums' tracks, hopefully without messing up anything else, which is kind of a PITA.
    Just realised that I had already reported the exact same behaviour on a pi3 in the beta forum almost two years ago. Looks like no one else is experiencing this...

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