Hi. I realize this is a recurring topic. I apologize to yet recover the issue.
Considering the impressive results of mp3tag, in its ability to both format meta data brilliantly, as well as to serve as a means of browsing a media library, it is no surprise to find numerous User contributed mp3tag compliant files, introduced to the public via this forum, such as the existing export configuration.
Mp3Tag users are fortunate to have a selection of many, well coded .MTE export-to-html configurations available from the stock, as indicated above. My favourite, perhaps biased by nature of its origin, is-- what i believe to be-- the newest offering from Florian, which includes an album preview in the upper-right corner of the HTML view. I've tried those titled as suited for "mixed" playlists, assuming the processing is designed to accommodate a variety of artists, albums, and titles.
Though I am quite pleased with some of the results, it is unfortunate, for me, that my experimentation hasn't served to satisfy, precisely, what i seek in a presentation, after exporting samples using several of the existing export configuration (.MTE) files available for download; for mp3tag.exe Users-- including the XSLT contributed, mp3tag-forum-styled number (which, i suspect, is worthy of further investigation, but hardly as "plug-and-play" as I require, momentarily).
For the accomplishments of the contributing users, I am obliged to remark upon the successful results which I've created through the use of the aforementioned, user-contributed files. It is my own stubborn determination to create a particular format, which leads us to this discussion. I hope my meaning is clear.
Sometimes it's best to just say what we want, right?
I've compiled a list of "Tom Waits (%artist%)" %titles% , of which the individual mp3 media are maintained with a complement of %year%, and %album%, such that-- in mp3tag, and media players (like Foobar2000, MusicBee, etc.), I can organize this playlist, by year-- such that each title will play from the %artist% earliest work, continuing with consecutive playback (if a "shuffle" option is not active), through the various albums, chronologically. In this manner, I am able to consume the media, "by Year", as well as "by Album" as a default function of sorting by year, essentially (unless the date is incorrect, which I maintain is correct trough much tedious effort to compile the most accurate library).
WHAT I WANT:
I've tried the .MTE's as designed for mixes, but the output is not quite what I seek. I find the aesthetic of Florian's contribution to be quite pleasing, but the results are the same-- all titles are /lumped/ together, including a singular %album% title as a singular heading (not the case, however with the MTE which comes close to what i seek, in many ways, however I was ultimately unsuccessful in my trials with it as well.
Imagine you've compiled a list-- within mp3tag-- of 30-40 titles, each by the same artist, across his / her / their career, as i've stated herein.
This list is then sorted, by date / year, such that the resulting view is a veritable snapshot of the artist's work, listed chronologically, while each title shows in accordance with its respective, original release, per the title's release as appearing on the respective original album.
Organizing the media, as explained above, using-- not all-- but several of the .MTE's available, it seems I am unable to produce a desired result.
DESIRED AESTHETIC / ORGANIZER
I seek something, preferably as Florian's aesthetic, but instead of resulting in a singular album title, and singular album image-- to have each consecutive %album% as a <h1>, for example in the HTML, as well-- if i may be so bold-- to have the album-image accompany that heading (as in Florian's HTML).
I admit my inquiry may be selfish, for not wishing to preview every available MTE, however-- perhaps there is a User who has not yet compiled, or uploaded the MTE, but has produced the results, as I've explained, I wish to see. so... What have you got?
What might I do with the existing MTE's?...
considering my desired output? (understanding I am satisfactory-to-advanced of skill, in competency with the code, yet i've not taken on such a challenge as to build my own MTE-- judging from those existing, I suspect my time would be for naught, perhaps)