[I am not sure if this is specific to Facets] Example: I have two albums titled, "Greatest Hits", one by Neil Young and one by Guns N Roses, both released in 2004. In album view, instead of having two separate entries for each album, I have one entry with all tracks for both albums listed together. i.e. Track 1, Track 1, Track 2, Track 2, etc. What to do? Is this a matter of settings?Foobar can only work with the info you provide, so you need to give it more info to differentiate the two albums. You can do so by adding extra tags and/or changing column formatting. To give credit where it is due, @Porcus had some great suggestions in this thread.
Firstly you might as well add a %path_sort% to the 'Default Sort Order' under Facets preferences. That should stop track numbers being listed 1,1,2,2 etc, and instead 1,2,3 etc. For example -
This might not entirely solve the problem however, so...
Method #1. I might suggest this would be a good use of ALBUMSORTORDER tag. You could add the tag giving one album a different name for sorting operations (right-click one album name to select all tracks > Properties > Tools > Add new field > 'Single Value' tab)
Field name : ALBUMSORTORDER
Single value : Greatest Hits ¹
Then reference it in Facets (right-click Album column > Columns > Preferences > change the pattern for Album or make a new one)
EDIT: I'm actually not sure now if it should be ALBUMSORT here or ALBUMSORTORDER here - so go with the latter foobar doc.
(I have not tested this by the way, and I'm not certain if superscript numbers are sorted numerically like normal numbers, nor how other media players might interpret the tag)
The advantage here, if you have multiple releases of the same album with same tags, it should group them individually while you can still use the correctly named %album% tag (without sorting number) for display in playlist viewers.
Method #2. Apart from or in addition that, some people tag albums with a disc ID or %catalognumber%, which you could append to the end of the Album pattern, if you like how that looks.
Or instead you could make the above a new 'Catalog' column, and add it as a multiple column to the Album view (right-click Album column > Columns > enable Multiple Columns > right-click > Columns > Catalog) - a neat Facets feature!
Method #3. Aside from all the above, a simple way discovered in the aforementioned thread, you could add an invisible "Zero Width Space" character to the end of one album name. The font you use for foobar 'Lists/Playlists' would need to support it, otherwise you would see a square box instead. Follow that link and click the "Fonts that support" page to check such.
To use the character, click "Browser Test Page" on that link, at the end you'll see a text box with "Input Test" next to it - copy and paste the contents of this box to the end of your album title. The album should then have a different name for foobar sorting even though it looks exactly the same.
(This is perhaps a bit risky as no one except you will know there is an invisible character there, but a quick way to fix one album, so whatever).