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Topic: When I do sort by file path the albums show separately if there are fe (Read 2238 times) previous topic - next topic
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When I do sort by file path the albums show separately if there are fe

I'm a basic user of foobar and i basically just setup 1 playlist and drag all my folders into it then play them from there, everything was going well untill today i got some wierd error with foobar and everything reset, i had a playlist saved so i didn't really care but when i opened it if a album had a featuring artist on it it would be separated from the other songs i tried setting sort to by file path but that didn't work any idea?

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Help would be appreciated.

When I do sort by file path the albums show separately if there are fe

Reply #1
Sorting is working as it should. Your problem is grouping.

Assuming you're using the DUI, right-click on a column header and in the context menu that opens, select Groups > More... and define a "Custom grouping scheme." Usually %album artist% / %album% will work. Generally speaking, album tracks with differing artists should have a common ALBUM ARTIST value. Anyhow, after you create your grouping scheme, you can then right-click on the column headers again and select it.

When I do sort by file path the albums show separately if there are fe

Reply #2
Sorting is working as it should. Your problem is grouping.

Assuming you're using the DUI, right-click on a column header and in the context menu that opens, select Groups > More... and define a "Custom grouping scheme." Usually %album artist% / %album% will work. Generally speaking, album tracks with differing artists should have a common ALBUM ARTIST value. Anyhow, after you create your grouping scheme, you can then right-click on the column headers again and select it.


I actually do have the common album artist for the albums that this is happening with but it's still happening :L
and I did try the grouping scheme thing you reccomended with Columns UI, pretty sure I did i correctly, instructions on how to do it with Columns UI would be appreciated, i found out this only happened with the albums that had features tagged instead of in the song name.

When I do sort by file path the albums show separately if there are fe

Reply #3
In the screenshot track 04 has J Cole/Miguel as Artist (or Album Artist). The other tracks have only listed J Cole.
Right click track 04 and look for /Miguel, mark and delete.

Hopefully that helps.

You might want to check the whole album in one step to check the tags. Inconsistent tagging = recurring headaches.

 

When I do sort by file path the albums show separately if there are fe

Reply #4
I actually do have the common album artist for the albums that this is happening with but it's still happening :L
and I did try the grouping scheme thing you reccomended with Columns UI, pretty sure I did i correctly, instructions on how to do it with Columns UI would be appreciated, i found out this only happened with the albums that had features tagged instead of in the song name.

CUI grouping settings are found at File > Preferences > Display > Columns UI > Playlist view > Grouping tab.

Double-click the existing entry and replace it with the script I gave you in my previous post.

Ignore PeteG. There's no need to delete metadata.