Help, Pleeeease help.
I’m using LMS plus the Squeezebox control app.
My music folder structure is: Music > Artist Name > Album date/name > Flac files + Jpeg of cover
This makes me happy:
I search by… My Music > Artists
When I do this I get a list of all the Albums by that Artist in chronological order.
This makes me Sad:
I sometimes see compilation albums under an Artist, because the album has a track by said artist.
If I already have the track from the compilation on one of the Artist’s albums I don’t want to see it.
If I don’t have the track from the compilation on one of the Artist’s albums I do want to see it.
I’ve created a folder under the artist called “artist name Misc” and pasted duplicates of tracks I do want to see in to that folder.
Using MP3Tag, I’ve deleted all metadata from these tracks apart from Artist and Track and added to a dummy Album called “[Artist Name] Misc”. I’ve even selected a nice image of the artist and added it as the cover of "[Artist Name] Misc".
Alternatively, if I happen to have a greatest hits album, I simply add the track(s) to that album and call them “Bonus” tracks and give them the same metadata as the greatest hits etc album has.
Meanwhile, I’ve left the track(s) also with the compilation album but removed all tags that reference (or may have some hidden reference) to the Artist.
The problem… oh the darn problem….:
Firstly its worth saying the above “fix” has worked for ~ 80% of the Artist/Tracks I’ve applied it to, but why oh why not all?
Here are examples of failure:
Under Duran Duran I see “Greatest” hits album (Good) but also “The best of James Bond” (no go away)
Under ELO, I see their greatest hits which include bonus tracks of my own adding (Great) but also those same "Bonus" tracks listed separately outside of the album (Whaaat?!).
ZZ Top albums appear as they should but also the Armageddon Album which I’ve deleted ZZ Top metadata from.
Goldfrapp, Moby and Radiohead searches yield the artists Albums (Yes) and my dummy “Artist Misc” albums (gooood so that works) but also the darn Soundtrack/Compilation Albums I’ve supposedly deleted all artist metadata from (leave me alone).
So you get the idea.
The effect on my sanity:
So please very clever people - what have I missed?