Every track is viewed as an album??!! WTF??


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  1. biscuitlad

    biscuitlad Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Using Amazon MP3 to download music straight to my phone, got the double compilation album 'Nigeria Special', and guess what, every track on it is viewed as an album! :mad:

    Doesn't matter which music player I use - they all see 27 different albums instead of one. Good grief, don't let the iphone users see this, they will never stop laughing.

    Amazon blame Android. Android answers to no one. How can this be so crap?
     

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    Its surely a tag issue.? Check the MP3 tags. I would say this is an Amazon issue.
     
  3. biscuitlad

    biscuitlad Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm emailing them with a complaint. Tried using the email on the AmazonMP3 app to contact the developer, and Amazon.com picked up and claimed it was Android's fault. They offered me $5 credit, before realising my account is Amazon.co.uk. In which case it was, oh, sorry. Can't help!
     
  4. biscuitlad

    biscuitlad Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    How do people generally store compilation albums? Is it

    Artist->Album->track ?

    The tagging looks OK, so I'm at a loss to know why Android's various music players can't "see" the album.
     
  5. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member

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    There are different types of tags, if you only see one they may be opk, but android may be using a different type of tag. What are you using to check the tags?
     
  6. jred7469

    jred7469 Well-Known Member

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    Interested to know the outcome of this, I had decade of euphoria which would display as loads of albums in itunes and on my desire, managed to tick the compilations box on itunes which made it show up ok but no joy on the phone.
     
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    DCFC79 Well-Known Member

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    is there an app you can use check the tags or is there another way to do it
     
  8. biscuitlad

    biscuitlad Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just had a look at them manually - is there an app?
     
  9. fried

    fried Well-Known Member

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    I've just tested it with a compilation album and under "Albums" only 1 album shows up. Under "Artists", all of the individual artists appear as Android reads the "artist" tag for that, and not the "album artist" tag which in the case of a compilation would usually be "Various Artists".

    If 27 different things show up under "Albums", then either the album field is filled out incorrectly or the type of tag used is causing an issue. If 27 different tracks show up under "Artists", well that's down to Android reading the artist field of the tag and there's nothing you can do about that.
     
  10. biscuitlad

    biscuitlad Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Right, got to the bottom of this with the help of Amazon.co.uk. They suggested I used their PC downloader and redownloaded the songs onto my PC, and then transfer them from there onto my phone. This worked perfectly.

    The reason appears to be the way the songs are downloaded into folders. The app downloaded 22 folders, bearing the name of the artist, inside of which was another folder bearing the name of the album, inside of which was the mp3.

    The PC downloader downloaded one folder, called Various Artists, inside of which was a folder bearing the name of the album, inside of which were the 22 mp3s.

    Guess which one works? ;-)
     

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