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#11
The artist column in Tag View will contain an artist named "Various Artists" that when clicked will display all the compilation albums.

For the case in which an artist appears in both a compilation album tagged as AlbumArtist = "Various Artists" and a non-compilation album where Artist and AlbumArtist have the same value you would need to use Search or Advanced Search in Folder View to find all songs that are tagged with that specific artist.

   
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#12
OK, I have now reorganized my tags and everything is working fine. I'm sure you had good reasons for connecting the "Artist" field closer to the "AlbumArtist" field in the artists column. Still, from a users point of view this makes things more complicated than before. It was very elegant to simply have all artists appear in this column. At a glance you could see which artists you have in your database, regardless if they feature with a whole album or only one song in a collection. Now you may have artists, that never even show up, because they are hidden behind the general label "Various Artists". Of course, the solution you offer to find them works fine! But compared to simply clicking the respective artist, it is rather cumbersome to use the Advanced Search in a different view. Also, to use this, you need to know exactly which artist you are looking for. No more browsing through the artist list and being pleasantly surprised, that you have some tracks by B.B. King on your disk, hidden in a deluxe edition of the Rolling Stones' "Get yer Ya-Yas out". I liked the old artist column being primarily about the artists, not about albums that either have one or various artists.

One more thing: When re-tagging my files I noticed, that if the file "Performer" exists, that the artists are sorted by it. So "AlbumArtist" and "Performer" both override the "Artist" with regard to sorting. That does not make sense to me. Performers and artists can differ: There can be an album with various performers performing the works of only one artist or one performer presenting the work of various artists.

In an ideal world, there would the possibility to switch between an "Artist", "AlbumArtist", or "Performer"-view on the fly. But I guess that would be very hard to program and result in a system less stable.

Sorry about the nagging, actually I'm very happy with moode! Keep up the good work!
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#13
The Performer tag is not used in the code that generates the Library tag array.

Have a look at function genLibrary() in playerlib.php
https://github.com/moode-player/moode/bl...yerlib.php

Also scripts-library.js
https://github.com/moode-player/moode/bl...library.js
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#14
@David

Just a couple of days ago @Bedlore started a thread about an alternative MPD client named O!MPD  (http://moodeaudio.org/forum/showthread.p...2#pid14122)

Perhaps its more database-oriented use of MPD metadata would be useful to you. Install in on some host, connect it to moOde's instance of MPD and drive on.

Regards,
Kent
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#15
(11-04-2019, 03:15 PM)Tim Curtis Wrote: The Performer tag is not used in the code that generates the Library tag array.

Have a look at function genLibrary() in playerlib.php
https://github.com/moode-player/moode/bl...yerlib.php

Also scripts-library.js
https://github.com/moode-player/moode/bl...library.js

Hi Tim, thanks for the info, that's very interesting news! I guess, I'm simply having problems with the tagging. There seems to be some strange connection between the AlbumArtist tag and a Performer tag in my mp3 files (not in the flac files!), that I don't understand at all (see the thread   http://moodeaudio.org/forum/showthread.p...light=roll). Anyway, it's obviously no problem caused by moode, but rather by the software I use for tagging.
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#16
(11-04-2019, 03:55 PM)TheOldPresbyope Wrote: @David

Just a couple of days ago @Bedlore started a thread about an alternative MPD client named O!MPD  (http://moodeaudio.org/forum/showthread.p...2#pid14122)

Perhaps its more database-oriented use of MPD metadata would be useful to you. Install in on some host, connect it to moOde's instance of MPD and drive on.

Regards,
Kent

Thanks a lot, @TheOldPresbyope. I saw the tread by @Bedlore before and find it very interesting. I might give it a try. On the other hand, actually I do like the moode frontend quite a lot, so the odds are that I'm finally going to stay with it anyway. :-)
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