Music albums question


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  1. Robie

    Robie New Member This Topic's Starter

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    OK complete noob at this

    If I copy a complelation album to the SD Card. How do I dispaly the contents of the album and not have a load of individual artists.

    If a copy an album by one artist it works ok. I get the album name followed by a list of all the tracks which is what I want from the compelation.

    Robie
     

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  2. D-Noc

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    Well, there isn't actually any easy answer to this question, but lats try anyhow:
    The ID3 tag in an mp3 file contains two fields with artist info: Artist and Album Artist. On regular albums these two fields would be the same but on compilation albums they should be something like "Artist: [Artist name], Album Artist: Various Artists (or similar)". If your mp3-player reads ID3 tags correctly it should then show "Various Artists" in Album view and "Artist" in song view. But one of the Android players I have tried does this correctly.

    [EDIT]
    IF you want to, you COULD hack it, by changing the Artist field to "Various Artists" on compilation tracks, but be aware that you will no longer be able to see the real artist name then ;-)
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    Hope this helps.

    D-Noc
     
  3. littlemiss

    littlemiss Active Member

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    Hi,

    I have read through 10 pages and this one seemed the best place to put this wothout starting a new thread, hope its ok

    I have the hero for a few days and love it, had a few issues that you have helped me solve already so Im hoping you can help with this one.

    I just put an mp3 album I downloaded into its own folder in my music folder onto my sd card. I have done this once before with no problems. Only this time , when I disconnected my phone from usb and went into my music, the album I downloaded isnt showing up. I still have the same amount of tracks as I did before the transfer?
    I am baffled as to where they might have went to or am I doing something wrong with the 2nd album?
    When I explore the sd card while on my computer, the album is visible but just not on my phone

    Any help appreciated:)
     
  4. LABRAT

    LABRAT Well-Known Member

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    a workaround might be to make a playlist with all the variouse artists tracks from the compilation album in it.

    sure its a pain in the arse the first time round but ones the playlist is made you can play it like any other single artist abum.
     
  5. LABRAT

    LABRAT Well-Known Member

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    littlemis .. if you reconect the phone to your comp and brouse your sd card is the album there ? if not just try again.. maybr you managed to delete it somehow.
     
  6. littlemiss

    littlemiss Active Member

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    Sorry should have said, the album is by the 1 artist, its not a compilation, does that make a difference, sorry if it sounds like a stupid question:eek:

    And if it doesnt make a difference, where would I make the playlist, through the phone? or through the computer?

    Any idea why its not showing up on the phone, (for future reference)

    Thanks
     
  7. LABRAT

    LABRAT Well-Known Member

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    lollittlemiss.... my first reply was aimed at the guy who started the thread.. my second post with your name at the start was aimed at you
     
  8. littlemiss

    littlemiss Active Member

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    oops, sorry

    Ya, I have connected it 3 times and the album is on the sd card, have played each track and everything is working fine:confused: just when I go back into the phone its not there:(
     
  9. LABRAT

    LABRAT Well-Known Member

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    littlemiss.. is the album in its own folder? i.e the folder is named by the artist and album name? and contains all the individual tracks?

    if so is the folder on your phone?

    if you dont allready have it get "astro" file manager from the market... it should help you locate your album.

    edit... maybe the album thats being so shy to show itself is in a format that the hero dosnt suport, but your computer does.. so the computer ca play the album via its media player but the phone isnt capable of doing the same ..hence it not showing up.
     
  10. littlemiss

    littlemiss Active Member

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    Yep, its in its own folder with its own name and contains all the individual tracks.

    I was thinking that about the format but its in mp3 format same as the other 1:confused:
    Just a complete mystery to be honest.

    I will get the astro app now and have a look.

    Thanks for your replies, If I find it I will let you know

    Thanks again
     
  11. LABRAT

    LABRAT Well-Known Member

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    aother posibility is that the album in question has incompleate mp3 info tags.. have you anything new under the unkown artist heading on your phone?
     
  12. littlemiss

    littlemiss Active Member

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    :confused: where would I find that info:eek:

    Sorry again for the what are no doubt stupid questions
     
  13. LABRAT

    LABRAT Well-Known Member

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    where u look in your player you can look at albums,artists, playlists, genre ...ect

    select artist.. and see if any are listed as unknown

    edit.. personally i use "meridian" player ... i find it much better and it dosnt mess with your lock screen wallpaper like the standard hero player does.. again its on market for free..
     
  14. littlemiss

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    nope wasnt there either

    BUT

    i put the astro on and it found it:eek:, its showing the folder and when I click it the songs are there.

    The only problem is when I click the music icon in my main menu it still wont list it:confused: and it still only shows the same amount of tracks as I had before the transfer, anyway I can get it showing there?

    By the way , thanks for the help so far, at leat I now know I wasnt doing anything wrong with the transfer:D
     
  15. LABRAT

    LABRAT Well-Known Member

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    while in astro select one of the tracks... if its a valid format it will eather play it or say it cant be played.

    and no worries...

    impressive thread highjack by the way lol
     
  16. D-Noc

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    littlemiss: If you, as you stated, put the album in the root of \Music\ (or in individual subfolders (for example \Artist or \Album) the songs SHOULD show up in the Music Player. When you unmount the SD card and remove the USB connector, the Hero starts reindexing all the tracks on the SD card. Sometimes it takes a few minutes before the newly added songs appear. I have also experienced that I had to exit the Music player and enter it again before the tracks show up. You could try to get another Music Player (like Meridian or TuneWiki) from Market to see if these players can find your songs.

    Good luck
    D-Noc
     
  17. littlemiss

    littlemiss Active Member

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    tracks are playing no probs, but the only way I can get to it at the minute is through astro, I will have a proper browse now and see if I can sort it myself
    (these things wreck my head and I need to have a go first to see if i can do it, hope that makes sense)

    Can I give you a shout at some stage if it stumps me (liking finding it in the first place did)

    Thanks again for getting me this far, you have been great:)


    (oh oh, I thought you were supposed to browse the topics and find one with a similar prob and post there, not open a brand new thread if one open already :eek:, sorry mods)
     
  18. petefoth

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    ...and found that, as soon as I powered the phone down, then powered it on again, the new music appeared in the music player.

    If you've not done that already it may be worth a try.

    Cheers

    Pete
     
  19. mylinuxbox

    mylinuxbox Well-Known Member

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    Never hurts to reboot your phone. 30 seconds out of your life or 30 minutes typing on here and waiting for responses. I have the same issue with this and images I download to the phone. So a reboot sorts it everytime.
     
  20. littlemiss

    littlemiss Active Member

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    Thanks guys, I have done that, turned it off and on again, still not appearing, have to go through astro to get to them.

    Thanks for the advice
     
  21. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member

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    Which media players have you tried? What format is the music file?
     
  22. littlemiss

    littlemiss Active Member

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    Hi, its mp3, just using the media player that came with the phone?

    Only have it about a week so wasnt aware you can use others:eek:
     
  23. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member

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    Download an app called mixzing, and see I'd this finds all your music. Also read the guide and apps guide I link to in my signature below.
     
  24. littlemiss

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    Thanks a lot , will do that now. I will definitely read it, have been reading stuff on here for the last few days:D Im slowly getting used to things

    Site is a great help:)
     
  25. lekky

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    Np, let us know if the mixzing app sees music tho!
     

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