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Re: iPod manager

Reply #4075
Click file > iPod > load library. The contents of the iPod should be put in to a new playlist called iPod View. Right click any song within the iPod View playlist and you should see the same context menu in my screenshot.
I was able to duplicate what you did. But, I never saw the term "iPod View". I just populated a playlist somehow. i.e. At the top left of my screen, the tool bar, I have "Library" selected. I switched to "Playlist" and it was my same music collection, but in a playlist.
Unfortunately, this did not solve my original issue with two albums only having one entry in my iPod. I will have to try something else.
Thx!,
EDIT: "Facets" is not a playlist, but a way to view your music library? In any case, when I switch to a playlist, the "Load Library" command populates it.

Re: iPod manager

Reply #4076
I had a similar issue with an EP and an album from the same artist merging when put on to my iPod. There was 2 ways i found to work around it, either append the year to your albums name using the metadata mapping (album = %date% - %album%) or just rename the album.

I went with just renaming the album and put EP at the end.
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Re: iPod manager

Reply #4077
I had a similar issue with an EP and an album from the same artist merging when put on to my iPod. There was 2 ways i found to work around it, either append the year to your albums name using the metadata mapping (album = %date% - %album%) or just rename the album.

I went with just renaming the album and put EP at the end.
If you read back to my original post, I have two different artists, same album name, "Greatest Hits", same year, 2004, that are occupying the same entry in my iPod. Maybe there is some way to use your idea of mapping? I already use the year as part of my album mapping. So I can see it in my album view, but more importantly, in the artist view, I get a chronological listing of albums.

Re: iPod manager

Reply #4078
Maybe edit the album tag so it's "Greatest Hits."?
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Re: iPod manager

Reply #4081
@TheEmpathicEar What device do you have?

In general the fields that affect that kind of stuff are artist, album artist and the compilation flag (set via the remapping or IPOD_COMPILATION=1). But various iPod models have handled things differently over the years, and I'm not sure that there's a good solution for an iPod classic.

See also this post: https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,45160.msg934533.html#msg934533 (but I'm not sure that there's anything you can do to fix the Albums menu – you could always verify that you get the same behaviour with iTunes).
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Re: iPod manager

Reply #4082
@TheEmpathicEar What device do you have?

In general the fields that affect that kind of stuff are artist, album artist and the compilation flag (set via the remapping or IPOD_COMPILATION=1). But various iPod models have handled things differently over the years, and I'm not sure that there's a good solution for an iPod classic.

See also this post: https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,45160.msg934533.html#msg934533 (but I'm not sure that there's anything you can do to fix the Albums menu – you could always verify that you get the same behaviour with iTunes).
I have the iPod Seventh Gen 160GB [no touch screen] model. I think it's really a 6th Gen that is referred to as 7th Gen. I don't use Itunes or even have it installed.
I thought maybe you would know a mapping in the Database Tab that might help?

Re: iPod manager

Reply #4083
You could add an album remapping that checks if the album is 'Greatest Hits' and then appends the album artist if so. I'm not sure you're going to get much better than that.
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Re: iPod manager

Reply #4084
You could add an album remapping that checks if the album is 'Greatest Hits' and then appends the album artist if so. I'm not sure you're going to get much better than that.
What do you think about @anamorphic 's idea of Zero Width Space ? Maybe a conditional of some sort when a situation like mine with two albums with the same name in the same year? I already am using a mapping the displays my albums with the year in brackets: '[2004]'

Re: iPod manager

Reply #4085
Why don't you simply try one of the methods suggested to see if it fixes the problem?
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Re: iPod manager

Reply #4086
Why don't you simply try one of the methods suggested to see if it fixes the problem?
I was intrigued the most by the above. But, I was not sure how to implement it. Your idea of renaming is simple enough. I was just hoping for something elegant. I'm just picky I guess...

Re: iPod manager

Reply #4087
Both albums are "Greatest Hits". Do you mean adding a '.' to the end of one of them?
Yes, or like I already suggested add a Zero Width Space - it'll look the same but sort separately. It works in foobar. I'm not sure how iPods like unicode characters though.
I would like to try this. I used the above link, but found the instructions on how to enter this confusing. Could someone provide some  step-by-step? In Windows Explorer, I often use "Edit ID-Tab" to change tags. Also, I use Tag&Rename [if this has an easier method to do this]

Re: iPod manager

Reply #4088
I would like to try this. I used the above link, but found the instructions on how to enter this confusing.
Honestly from what I've read, an iPod probably would not display unicode characters correctly. You would probably just see a square box instead.

If you want to try though, just select this text (right-click Select All) and copy (right-click Copy) -

Code: [Select]
Greatest Hits​

- and paste (right-click Paste) it into your %album% tag replacing the contents.

Re: iPod manager

Reply #4089
I would like to try this. I used the above link, but found the instructions on how to enter this confusing.
Honestly from what I've read, an iPod probably would not display unicode characters correctly. You would probably just see a square box instead.

If you want to try though, just select this text (right-click Select All) and copy (right-click Copy) -

Code: [Select]
Greatest Hits​

- and paste (right-click Paste) it into your %album% tag replacing the contents.

It worked both in Foobar and in the iPod. No "square box". Both albums, "Greatest Hits", appear as so. Thanks so much! Just in case, I ever come across 3 albums with the same name and the same year: Could you explain how to do this in either Windows Explorer, Foobar, or Tag&Rename? [I know it's highly unlikely. But, in general, it would be helpful and maybe to other as well]

Re: iPod manager

Reply #4090
Hi, people!

Sorry to merge in like that, but I seem to have a small problem: I must be pretty stupid, and I am pretty sure the solution is pretty simple, but I can't for the life of me download the 0.7.0 version of the iPod manager add-on.
When I click the button to start the download, my Firefox just goes "unknown time left" and just doesn't download at all.
I guess the problem comes from my end, a firewall or whatnot, but as I can't seem to put the finger on it, well...

Any answer would be much appreciated!

Thank you in advance, and good day to you all!

Re: iPod manager

Reply #4091
There's nothing particularly special about the download, so that shouldn't really be happening.

I would try disabling anything that could interfere with the download (internet security software etc.), try a different browser, computer and/or internet connection.

If you are still aren't having any luck, press F12 on the download page, switch to the Network tab and start the download. There should be an entry for the download in the network log – select it and post a screenshot. Also right-click and select 'Save all as HAR' and post that file.
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Re: iPod manager

Reply #4092
I I have a 4th gen shuffle that I use for podcasts. But when I transfer the track to the ipod the playback position is lost. How can I have it remember playback position?

I'm using the latest ipod manager 0.7.0 and foobar 1.3.17

Re: iPod manager

Reply #4093
For iPod shuffles, it requires the program syncing with the iPod to maintain the playback state, and it was never implemented in iPod manager for any iPod shuffle model.

I don't have an iPod shuffle in my possession, so, unfortunately, enhancing support for it isn't easy.
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Re: iPod manager

Reply #4094
Makes sense. Thanks for the quick reply.

 

Re: iPod manager

Reply #4095
I used the "Compilation" tag in two different albums: "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 (soundtrack)" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (soundtrack)". Only the latter displays in my iPod, Music>Compilation menu option? What am I missing?

Re: iPod manager

Reply #4096
I used the "Compilation" tag in two different albums: "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 (soundtrack)" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (soundtrack)".
Is it possible these are different file types and therefore the compilation tag info is being stored differently?
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Re: iPod manager

Reply #4097
I used the "Compilation" tag in two different albums: "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 (soundtrack)" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (soundtrack)".
Is it possible these are different file types and therefore the compilation tag info is being stored differently?
I just checked. They are both MP3 with ID3v2.3 tags.

Re: iPod manager

Reply #4098
See earlier reply here, but to add to that, the default value of the compilation mapping is:

Code: [Select]
$if($stricmp($meta(album artist),various artists),1,%ipod_compilation%)
If you haven't changed that mapping, I would have a look at the values for ALBUM ARTIST and IPOD_COMPILATION for those two albums.
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Re: iPod manager

Reply #4099
See earlier reply here, but to add to that, the default value of the compilation mapping is:

Code: [Select]
$if($stricmp($meta(album artist),various artists),1,%ipod_compilation%)
If you haven't changed that mapping, I would have a look at the values for ALBUM ARTIST and IPOD_COMPILATION for those two albums.
Thanks so much! [I must be getting old...] U saw in a previous post [?] that I used the above mapping! [and forgot about it...]
1. The first album, that does not appear as a compilation in the iPod, does indeed have Album_Artist == "Various" and NOT "Various artists".
2. I think for my purposes it might be better if I set the Compilation tag by hand?
3. There are so many factors that "determine" if an album is a "Compilation"?
What do you think?

 
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