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When library is Album Artist and album is a compilation ie, Various Artist, please display artist name instead of Album Artist.

Image 1 is currently implemented tags display while image 2 is the requested display when library view is Album Artist. 

Hope this can be implemented. 

Many thanks! 

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17 hours ago, WinstonY said:

When library is Album Artist and album is a compilation ie, Various Artist, please display artist name instead of Album Artist.

Image 1 is currently implemented tags display while image 2 is the requested display when library view is Album Artist. 

 

 

 

 

But you've asked for listing by 'album artist' and that is what is being shown so your request is illogical to say the least. It would also be extremely hard to get right  even some of the time. I mean you would have to have an exception in the code for listing by album artist so that if 'album artist' was 'various artists' then list 'artist' instead. But how would PA know that the album is a compilation from the mp3 tags? It would have to assume that ALL mp3 tags are complete and correct for one. And what about those 'album artists' that are listed not as 'Various Artists' but as 'various artists' or 'various' or 'compilation' or etc etc …..

 

 

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@maxmp +1 on this. I also need an option maybe in the settings or 3-dot menu > list options or wherever possible for Artist to show instead of Album Artist per se. Maybe you'll ask why not use the other libraries/folders like Artists etc. but you'll be presented with thousands in the list. What we like in the AA library is that it consolidates all the Singer's albums into one and that you can play "All Album Artist Songs". The only issue as the OP is that if the AA tag is Various Artist, VA, Compilation Artist or how you put it in tags, the list shows as is (of course logical as you are in AA library, duh!), and would be difficult to know the particular Artist/Singer of the song. Even the main player will show the AA tag so VA for example. One way to know of course is tapping long on the meta.

Another way, if we choose to use the Folder / Folder Hierarchy, then we need to combine all albums into one folder but that would be a hassle and might need to re-upload, transfer again hundreds/thousands of songs and what worries me is the limited writes of microSDs. Plus, there is no feature to show all the artist's albums in one.

So Max, if it would not be hard to add a small option, it would be very helpful. TIA.

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On 11/13/2018 at 3:30 AM, invaderzim said:

@maxmp +1 on this. I also need an option maybe in the settings or 3-dot menu > list options or wherever possible for Artist to show instead of Album Artist per se. Maybe you'll ask why not use the other libraries/folders like Artists etc. but you'll be presented with thousands in the list. What we like in the AA library is that it consolidates all the Singer's albums into one and that you can play "All Album Artist Songs". The only issue as the OP is that if the AA tag is Various Artist, VA, Compilation Artist or how you put it in tags, the list shows as is (of course logical as you are in AA library, duh!), and would be difficult to know the particular Artist/Singer of the song. Even the main player will show the AA tag so VA for example. One way to know of course is tapping long on the meta.

Yes, I agree. A list option for artist tag to show in the Album Artist list view would be very, very helpful.

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