Wolksby Posted September 6, 2020 Share Posted September 6, 2020 Hi, I've used Poweramp from the outset, because it seems the most appropriate programme for playing a CLASSICAL MUSIC collection on my mobile phone etc, and particularly because it is compatible with Android Auto - big plus in my eyes. When I originally went for the full version of Poweramp, one of the words mentioned - Composer - attracted me most. So many similar apps assume that you have a non-classical collection, and don't cater for the specific way Classical collections are assembled. Here's my question - and it actually involves the 'Composer' issue. Firstly I use mp3 tag to get all my tracks/downloads/rips formatted as mp3s, and I catalogue as follows: The collection is made up entirely of single CDs, which will then include as few as three tracks, or over 50, depending on content. Mp3 tag allows me to add the composer's name to each track, the artist's details, the musical genre, the title of the CD from which each separate track comes, and the single CD cover for each track included. For me, I have no need for the separate 'Album Artist' field, simply because I only want to see the name of the main performer at any one time when in Poweramp. This marries up perfectly with Poweramp, and I can sort my collection as Albums, Artists, Genres, Composers, and Playlists, which is just want I want here. But when I actually play a track - either in the view that has the cover picture towards the, to, the pransport buttons below, and the name of the specific track, the performer, the the title of the CD that track has come from (which the cover shows, anyway) - or in the expanded view (cover at top, with the linear representation of the musical shape of thew track - neither place tells me the individual composer of the specific track I am currently listening to. Now, if the CD is entitled 'Chopin's Mazurkas', and I just land on a separate track, I will immediately know that, while the the track might show 'Mazurka No 3 in C', clearly the composer is Chopin, because only his works are on this particular CD. But say I land on a track called 'Ballade', and I can see that this comes from the CD 'Albanian Piano Music', and the pianist is Marsida Koni - it still won't me who is the composer of this particular piece, which is annoying. Poweramp has the information, as I can sort and select CDs by Composer, but there doesn't seem to be a way to incorporate this when the CD, or specific track is playing. I looked at copying the Composer field in mp3 tag to the empty 'Albumartist' field, and I could seem to get the composer's name into main, and extended displays, but, and as the note pointed out, this did have an effect on the way the Albums were sorted. It would seem a real labour of love to try to get each composer's details added to each individual track name, but I don't want to replace the original information, just add the extra details This does seem to be taking a sledge-hammer to crack a nut! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated - the collection is around 65Gb! Many thanks, in anticipation! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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