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    Default Music - disc/season keyword hierarchy

    Mezzmo 5.0.5.0

    For my albums that are multi-disc, some files use the mp3 tag attribute disc to indicate which disc the song is from.

    I use an active playlist for album artist w/ the following keyword hierarchy. (sorted by %SORTTITLE%)
    Code:
    Album Artist
      |-Album / Series

    I noticed than when are tagged disc 1 vs disc 2, dlna clients see them ordered by their song #.

    like so:

    disc 1 song 1
    disc 2 song 1
    disc 1 song 2
    disc 2 song 2
    .. and so on


    I can add disc/season to the hierarchy, songs that are tagged with the disc tag now up in the mezzmo library tree and dlna clients as such:

    Code:
    album artist
      |-album
         |-disc 1
         |-disc 2

    But now albums with no disc metatag are simply filtered from the active playlist and do not show up.
    I tried to add a smart filter to allow for blank disc values ("is <blank>) but it threw an error.

    I expected files with no disc tag to simply show up under the album name without any disc identifier in the tree. Id rather not tag all my music w/ the disc number, or name the album tag disc 1 / disc 2 respectively, if I can avoid it.

    A similar issue was reported a while back in this thread: http://forum.conceiva.com/showthread...th-music-files

    Does anyone have any thoughts?

    Thanks!

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    Hi,
    when you specify the disc number as a keyword this requires it to be non-zero for the field to be populated, so all files that have Disc set to 0 will not be shown and only files with Disc set as 1 or 2 will be listed. Try creating a smart playlist with the condition Disc is 0 then select all the music files that appear in this playlist and set the Disc to 1 and click OK and this should update the files so that they appear in the playlist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    Hi,
    when you specify the disc number as a keyword this requires it to be non-zero for the field to be populated, so all files that have Disc set to 0 will not be shown and only files with Disc set as 1 or 2 will be listed. Try creating a smart playlist with the condition Disc is 0 then select all the music files that appear in this playlist and set the Disc to 1 and click OK and this should update the files so that they appear in the playlist.
    Hi Peter,

    Thank you for the quick reply and suggestion. Will this have the effect of every single-disc album now have a 'disc 1' underneath the album name?


    Thanks,

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    Hi,
    yes setting the Disc value to 1 will cause all the entries in the playlist to show a 'disc 1' under the album name.

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    Ok, that is what I suspected. The resulting tree structure is a little more cumbersome than I would like. Now I need to figure out what option will work best for me.

    Thanks again,

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    quick update

    At first I thought I was able to achieve what I was looking for by changing the sort to disc / season. In further testing I changed back to album artist sorting and found that the tracks remain sorted by disc and then track #. I'm not sure how or why and if this is expected, but I checked a few DLNA clients and things look good!

    Thanks again for all the help.

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    glad to hear it is working well, thanks for reporting back and letting us know.

    The sort order by disc and then track number may be coincidence in the order the files were added to the database and this is why they appear in disc then track order.

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    Sorry to bring this thread back from the dead, I've found that you were right and my desired behavior was a coincidence. I can't seem to recreate it now.

    e.g. sort by (not actual tree hierarchy)
    (for within a given artist or composer)

    Code:
     |-Album/Series
          |-Disc/Season
              |-Track/Episode



    I haven't given up trying to solve this with the current tools available, just wanted to start the dialog again. Maybe Conceiva would consider a feature request to add primary, secondary, and maybe tertiary sort options. I don't know how many is too many but I think three should cover any sane requirements.

    Thanks,

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    We will investigate adding support for multiple sort options.

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