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Support Compilation Album problems

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by neverender, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. neverender

    neverender Active Member
    Thread Starter

    Mar 26, 2010
    Just loaded a 100 song compilation album onto my Incredible. It's in my music folder, titled "Compilation" and within that there is a folder titled "Album" that has the 100 songs in it. This is the same way I list other albums (example: "Pink Floyd" folder containing "Dark Side of the Moon" with the tracks). Yet still each of the 100 bands shows up when I view by artist in my music player. That's horrible and unacceptable and I don't know what else to do.




  2. winstonoboogie

    winstonoboogie Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    The player uses ID3 tags to identify files, not filename or folder structure. Since each of the songs in your compilation folder have different Artist tags, each artist name appears in the player. The native player does not allow you to browse by folder, so if you want to listen to your compilation album in the order the files appear in the folder, you'll have to re-tag the files (using mp3tag).

    For various artist compilations, I usually tag this way--

    Artist field: Various Artists
    Album field: name of compilation or album
    Title field: artist name - song name

    With this, I have a category for all my compilations if I browse by artist, or if I browse by album I can find the compilation straight away.

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