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Album.displayFormat merges multi-disc albums
14-04-2013, 16:58
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RE: Album.displayFormat merges multi-disc albums
(14-04-2013 16:10)simoncn Wrote:  MinimServer always merges multidisc albums across folders unless there is a match filter preventing this. This assumes that the different discs have the same title and the same AlbumArtist or Artist tagging. The audio format isn't considered when doing this merging.

If the MP3 and FLAC discs for albumB match these merging rules, I'd expect the first display to be:

albumB

and the second display to be:

albumB [MP3, FLAC]

If the MP3 and FLAC discs for albumB don't match these merging rules, I'd expect the first display to be:

albumB
albumB

and the second display to be:

albumB [MP3]
albumB [FLAC]

What tags are the MP3 and FLAC discs for albumB using for Album, Artist and AlbumArtist?

Thanks for the explanation and sorry for the false alarm. I've to describe the cirumstances a bit more in detail. I've ripped my CD collection to FLAC under the toplevel directory /music/FLAC. I've also transcoded these albums to MP3, these are stored under the toplevel directory /music/FLAC2MP3. The FLAC albums are tagged exactly the same way as the corresponding MP3 albums, except that for the FLAC albums I've added ' (FLAC)' to the album tag. This seems to be the reason that until now the multidisc match filter prevented merging. A concrete example for an album in my library would be 'Siamese Dream' from 'The Smashing Pumpkins' (this is the 2012 deluxe edition with a bonus CD, so it is a multi-disc album). Until now, the control point showed in the album list:
Siamese Dream
Siamese Dream (FLAC)

Having the great tagFormat property in MinimServer, I've happily removed ' (FLAC)' from the FLAC album titles and applied
Album.displayFormat={$album^$#AudioFormat^ [^]}
I mistakenly expected the album list to be
Siamese Dream [MP3]
Siamese Dream [FLAC]

but it was
Siamese Dream [MP3, FLAC]

This of course only for the multi-disc albums. So according to your description, this is the right behaviour of MinimServer. Sorry for the confusion.

As a suggestion, it may be better to consider also the format when merging (maybe as an option). Or you could merge only these albums which have the same parent directory (e.g. /artist/album/disc1 and /artist/album/disc2). What do you think?
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RE: Album.displayFormat merges multi-disc albums - winxi - 14-04-2013 16:58

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