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by yarguy
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Beta testing, bugs, and feature requests - MMW5
Topic: Track Summary and Summary columns [#16600]
Replies: 11
Views: 1620

Re: Track Summary and Summary columns [#16600]

Artist(s) are the performers of the Track, Album Artist is the performer the Album is released by/associated with. In case of compilations Album Artist would be something like Various Artists, Various, VA depending on what you prefer to use: https://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/WebHelp:Editing_Album_Pr...
by yarguy
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Beta testing, bugs, and feature requests - MMW5
Topic: Some Suggestions, BUGS, and Questions...
Replies: 25
Views: 530

Re: Some Suggestions, BUGS, and Questions...

1) There is this bug fixed in build 2507: https://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=100193&hilit=mp3+separator otherwise, MediaMonkey follows the ID3 standards for tagging. So, what are those standards and "how" should things be separated? ID3 (V1 superseded by V2) is the standard form...
by yarguy
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Need Help - MMW5
Topic: Classical music - why the separate node?
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Classical music - why the separate node?

There is a field specifically for Composer in MM (4 and 5) as well as a specific field for Conductor, allowing Artist to be used for ensemble, orchestra and/or soloists. The Classical Collection is useful because it allows the MM user to set up different displays for classical versus other types of ...
by yarguy
Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Need Help - MMW5
Topic: Sorting by Album Artist?
Replies: 17
Views: 519

Re: Sorting by Album Artist?

Yes I understand, but then why from the same library folder, the artists are well classified and grouped in MM4 and not with MM5? To avoid having to edit all the tracks, you need an "album artist" button For example, I have a Johnny Hallyday compilation. Track 1 the artist is Johnny alone but track...
by yarguy
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Beta testing, bugs, and feature requests - MMW5
Topic: Renaming from Album (Disk 1) to Album no disk field
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Renaming from Album (Disk 1) to Album no disk field

This is most likely a metadata issue and not an MM malfunction, but some details are needed. Is this disk 1 of a multi-disk set? What is the disk? Is there a release of the disk somewhere that doesn't have the last 4 tracks? What metadata source are you using? Is the album artist for the last 4 trac...
by yarguy
Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Beta testing, bugs, and feature requests - MMW5
Topic: MM5 & Chromecast Audio
Replies: 28
Views: 3645

Chromecast can't connect after connection is lost

I know everyone is tired of me saying this, but MM's implementation of Chromecast in MM5 is very poor. Every other program I use - INCLUDING MMA on three different android devices - finds and plays to my Chromecast devices with no issues. MM5 can't even find them. I don't have to reboot anything to ...
by yarguy
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Beta testing, bugs, and feature requests - MMW5
Topic: MM5 & Chromecast Audio
Replies: 28
Views: 3645

Re: Chromecast Audio Device Support

I have reported this several times with details and logs. MM5 always blames someone else for the problem. Chromecast works flawlessly with Roon. I never have to reboot anything. That's why MM5 sits mostly unused except for auto-organize; I doubt I have played a single track using MM5 in 6 months. My...
by yarguy
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Need Help - MMW5
Topic: can't find metadata
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: can't find metadata

freedb is unavailable because freedb closed down over a year ago. There seems to be an attempt to keep it alive at gnudb but it I am not sure how well that is working out or if any music players are using it (none that I use seem to be). As lowlander suggests, musicbrainz is an alternative but it is...
by yarguy
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Beta testing, bugs, and feature requests - MMW5
Topic: MM5 & Chromecast Audio
Replies: 28
Views: 3645

Chromecast Audio Device Support

My experience is that MM5's audio Chromecast support is very inconsistent and unreliable. Sometimes it is there and other times not, mostly not (though it does always find the TV Chromecast). Fortunately, I have other music players where audio Chromecast support is consistent and reliable. They get ...
by yarguy
Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Need Help - MMW5
Topic: Add/Rescan files is clunky in MM5 [#18052 #18117]
Replies: 31
Views: 893

Re: Add/Rescan files is clunky in MM5 [#18052]

I followed yarguy's method until: At this point I could not find a way to direct the new files to the proper genre folder because my genre folder structure is different than the Genre(s) tag. My library is heavily loaded with international artists, the Genre(s) tag has a much more complicated mixtu...
by yarguy
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Need Help - MMW5
Topic: Add/Rescan files is clunky in MM5 [#18052 #18117]
Replies: 31
Views: 893

Re: Add/Rescan files is clunky in MM5 [#18052]

Using MM5 "I receive a new album" I download it - or rip it - into C:\New Music\ (dbpoweramp rips to there automatically and winrar is set to extract to here for zipped downloads) I click on File - Add/Rescan C:\New Music\ is already checked Click scan now Open auto playlist Added Today (includes al...
by yarguy
Wed May 19, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Need Help - MMW5
Topic: Hate MM v. 5 on first day!
Replies: 10
Views: 926

Re: Hate MM v. 5 on first day!

[ My overall opinion is that MM5 does take quite a bit of effort to come to grips with, but it is worth the effort. And I know of nothing else out that there which is even close to being this good ... and that includes MM4. Sorry, Barry, maybe you should try a few more. MM5 doesn't even come close t...
by yarguy
Tue May 11, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Beta testing, bugs, and feature requests - MMW5
Topic: [SOLVED] 5.0.1.2402 Beta won't run [#17812]
Replies: 13
Views: 701

Re: 5.0.1.2402 Beta won't run [#17812]

2401 and 2401 will not run on my bog standard Windows 10 setup. In fact, trying to install them leaves behind junk that prevents the re-installation of 2338 which does run. I have to manually hunt down and remove the components your failed version leaves behind. Aren't you guys supposed to be softwa...
by yarguy
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Beta testing, bugs, and feature requests - MMW5
Topic: MM5 & Chromecast Audio
Replies: 28
Views: 3645

Google Home Mini No Longer on Cast To Device List

From the earliest alpha through all the betas and now into the first release, MM5 has inconsistently found my Chromecast devices (it's not finding them now). Only MM5 has this problem (though MM4 didn't even try, of course); all the other programs I have that cast have no difficulty finding these Ch...
by yarguy
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Need help (mma)
Topic: Problem with MMA Classical Music Composers
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Problem with MMA Classical Music Composers

Is there anything different about the composers that show up as "Unknown"? Do any/all of the composers who are "Unknown" also appear under their name in MMA? Thanks for your response - I store a portion of my music library on a microSD card on the device. I have the full music library on my laptop. ...