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Combine Same Artists Albums Together

Postby sdguy2150 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:48 pm

It would be nice if you have an album with disc 1 and disc 2 and so on combined together into one listing it as disc 1 and disc 2 together, instead of separately.
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Re: Combine Same Artists Albums Together

Postby acroyear » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:20 pm

Internally (assuming the track's album tags have the same name, and not X [cd 1] and X [cd 2], and properly have their disc ID3 tags set), it does combine them at the ID3 level and that is accessible by the API. So 3rd party players that support artist-album browsing (as opposed to just browsing the music directories), it will combine them correctly. It can even do this across music folders (e.g., I have split Jefferson Starship's best of across an 80s folder and a 70s 'classic rock' one, but in artist-album, it combined the two perfectly). I know the SubFire suite supports that mode (I wrote it :) ), but I don't know which other players do.
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Re: Combine Same Artists Albums Together

Postby sdguy2150 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:45 pm

This is how I have my structure setup when I have two discs for one album.

Artist Name
- Album Name
- Disc 1
- Disc 2

In the ID3 Tags I have it set Disc 1 so its 1/1 and on Disc 2 I have it 2/2.

If this is not correct can you tell me how I should be structuring and tagging my albums with 2 discs?
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Re: Combine Same Artists Albums Together

Postby acroyear » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:08 pm

Like I said, it is not going to impact the standard subsonic web player - that only knows about your folder structure. Same with Jamstash and the standard Android app and many others.

It only helps with apps that use the ID3 tagging API for artists-albums, ignoring the folder structure. I don't know which ones do and don't except a few. I know my own (SubFire) does. DSub for android does as well (it is a server-side setting, so if you need to toggle it often, copy the server instance configuration so one is tagged and one is folders).
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