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Looking for a music player with Artist Sort

I'm trying to find a music player for my computer that has the following in it.

1.  Can sort artists using the Artist Sort tag, but display using the Artist tag
2.  Doesn't need to be installed
3.  Doesn't require a subscription
4.  Runs on Windows (and optionally supports WASAPI)
5.  Can display embedded lyrics.
6.  ReplayGain support.

I believe iTunes does this, but I need to install it, which won't work.

I have tried Foobar2000 and AIMP and neither seems to be able to sort by Artist Sort, while displaying Artist.  Looking at Clementine now.  Any other suggestions welcome.

Re: Looking for a music player with Artist Sort

Reply #1
I created a column called "Album Sort" in fb2k with the following string:

$if2(%albumsort%,[$swapprefix(%artist%)[ - %date%]])

Where "albumsort" is derived from the year and artist tags in the source flac and created during encoding (via batch file) to mp3 via the --tv tsoa argument.

If the artist is a name then I manually edit the tag to "lastname, first name".  Additionally I'll make manual edits to best suit my needs.

As you can see there's a fallback if albumsort doesn't exist.
Is 24-bit/192kHz good enough for your lo-fi vinyl, or do you need 32/384?

Re: Looking for a music player with Artist Sort

Reply #2
I created a column called "Album Sort" in fb2k with the following string:

$if2(%albumsort%,[$swapprefix(%artist%)[ - %date%]])

Where "albumsort" is derived from the year and artist tags in the source flac and created during encoding (via batch file) to mp3 via the --tv tsoa argument.

If the artist is a name then I manually edit the tag to "lastname, first name" as well as make other alterations for beginning words like A and The.  I normally use iTunes for playback, which does the latter automatically.

As you can see there's a fallback if albumsort doesn't exist.

That's a good idea, I'm going to need to tinker.

Re: Looking for a music player with Artist Sort

Reply #3
You can move the Album Sort column all the way to right to get it out of view.
Is 24-bit/192kHz good enough for your lo-fi vinyl, or do you need 32/384?


 
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