Duplicated entries under Album View

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Ran
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Duplicated entries under Album View

Post by Ran » March 12th, 2013, 2:34 am

I have an album under the following folder structure:

Artist Name - Album Name

Under Album View I can see the album and the corresponding artwork without a problem. But, if I have the following:

Artist Name - Album - Name

Then I see the album twice:

Artist Name - Album
Artist Name - Name

I believe this is also the tag under album name (Album - Name)

It seams that the dash splits the album into two.

GMPC 11.8.16 / Ubuntu Linux 12.10 64 Bit

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Re: Duplicated entries under Album View

Post by Qball » March 15th, 2013, 4:52 pm

Gmpc does no splitting. This looks like you have multiple album tags on one file. Can you check this?

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Re: Duplicated entries under Album View

Post by Ran » March 17th, 2013, 3:36 am

Qball wrote:Gmpc does no splitting. This looks like you have multiple album tags on one file. Can you check this?
Correct. But very puzzling. Under "Database", when looking at the folders, this is exactly like the file system view but under "album View" it seams that the GMPC creates the views from the tags. Is there a way to mirror the actual file system under "Album View"?

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Re: Duplicated entries under Album View

Post by Qball » March 18th, 2013, 5:33 pm

No, this is how MPD presents the metadata. If gmpc gets a song with multiple tags for one field it can concatenate them. However If it requests a list of album tags it cannot see they belong together.

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Re: Duplicated entries under Album View

Post by Ran » March 18th, 2013, 7:13 pm

Qball wrote:No, this is how MPD presents the metadata. If gmpc gets a song with multiple tags for one field it can concatenate them. However If it requests a list of album tags it cannot see they belong together.
My point is that the behavior under "Album View" is different than "Database". It would be nice if "Album View" reflects the folder structure it gets from the "database". This should be a nice feature.

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Re: Duplicated entries under Album View

Post by Qball » March 19th, 2013, 9:16 am

Depending on file system tot create an album view seems like a very bad idea. You would have to make assumptions about folder structure, experience learn this does not work.

If gmpc gets the right tags it will show the right albums.

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Re: Duplicated entries under Album View

Post by Ran » March 19th, 2013, 1:25 pm

That is not what I am saying. There is a difference between the way music is presented.

Database - mirrors the folder structure as they are presented in the filesystem.
Album View - mirrors the albums as they are represented in their tag

unless I am missing something, these are two different ways. You may have 10 albums under "Database" but may have 16 under "album view"

I hope this is clear.

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Re: Duplicated entries under Album View

Post by Qball » March 21st, 2013, 2:45 pm

No, not clear.

A folder and an Album is something completely different.

So album view shows albums (as they are known to MPD), the database shows the folder structure (as seen by MPD) It does not show albums..
If you have one album per folder, that is how you organized it, but has nothing todo with the view.

If you want to 'extract' albums from folders you need to have some well defined structure.

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Re: Duplicated entries under Album View

Post by Ran » March 21st, 2013, 3:12 pm

OK. Now I get it. Thanks!

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