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CUI—Filter shows more artists/Albums get split/See composer in Library, [was “CUI: a few questions” subt. “Grouping”]
musikomaniak
post Oct 2 2013, 21:27
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I have so much need for help and start with question(s).
Foobar last version is installed on Windows 7.
I have CUI NG Playlist, Album List, Album List panel components.

1) In the Library (Filter Artist of CUI) I see 608 artists.

On the Album List, I see 602 artists. Why?

2) Most of albums with the same artist are shnown with all the titles, but not all.
For example, you can see the image for Sally Oldfield, titles of the same album
Mirrors: The Most Beautiful Songs, are not all together.


3) In the Library (which I called Discothèque) I can see performers of classical music, as artist, but I do not see the composer.
The Metadata are:
- Artist Name: name of performer
- Composer: Name of Composer
- Performer: name of performer
- Album Artist: name of Composer.

To see the composer, I have to go to Album List > View > Composer.
I would like, if possible, to see the composer and the performer's names in the Library.

Please forgive my bad english smile.gif
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BenB
post Oct 2 2013, 23:18
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1) Are we supposed to just take wild guesses at what's causing the discrepancy? Some info would be helpful.

2) This is likely a sorting issue. There are two sort boxes that you'll probably want to define a sort for. One is at Preferences > Shell Integration and the other is at Preferences > Display > Columns UI > Filter tab.

I suggest you use this sort for both:
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%album artist% - %date% - %album% - %discnumber% - %tracknumber% - %title%


3) foobar remaps between those tags and displays the first one it finds accordingly. It's not possible to display all of those tags in a single CUI Filter or Album List Panel simultaneously as only one tag can be displayed at a time. You'll have to set up separate views in Album List Panel and separate CUI Filters for each tag. To disable the remapping, you'll need to use $meta(artist), $meta(composer), etc.

You'll likely want to read the title formatting reference, esp the remapping section.

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musikomaniak
post Oct 3 2013, 17:13
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Hi,

QUOTE (BenB @ Oct 3 2013, 00:18) *
1) Are we supposed to just take wild guesses at what's causing the discrepancy? Some info would be helpful.

Yees, I would appreciate so much smile.gif I don't konw which info I could add.

QUOTE (BenB)
This is likely a sorting issue. There are two sort boxes that you'll probably want to define a sort for. One is at Preferences > Shell Integration and the other is at Preferences > Display > Columns UI > Filter tab.

I suggest you use this sort for both:
CODE
%album artist% - %date% - %album% - %discnumber% - %tracknumber% - %title%

Thanks. I did so. Before I had in Preferences > Display > Columns UI > Filter tab:
CODE
%path_sort%

Now all titles of same album are together, except for some compilations (One has 100 titles, maybe it's too much).
QUOTE (BenB)
3) ... You'll have to set up separate views in Album List Panel and separate CUI Filters for each tag. To disable the remapping, you'll need to use $meta(artist), $meta(composer), etc.

Sorry, could you tell me more? Where do I have to use this tag? In Filters? I tried with no success. I know nothing about codes and do not understand, of course I have read the reference for hours and days...I'm too old and too...stupid :-(
I don't even understand the difference between Album List and Album List Panel.
I just discovered some tags, what is Flac and some other little things.

Anyway, my foobar looks much better now. smile.gif

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Daeron
post Oct 3 2013, 18:32
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These are the things you can see on your screenshot:
Discotheque = CUI Filter Panel
Album list = CUI Album List Panel
Right side = CUI Playlist view

Each of these show information based on the metadata of your files. To modify what is shown, you can set up custom titleformatting patterns on each panel's options page. For example '%test%' will retrieve the corresponding TEST field's value. For convenience's sake, some field references, such as '%album artist%' will look up multiple fields at once but will return only one, based on this priority: ALBUM ARTIST/ARTIST/COMPOSER/PERFORMER.

In your case the default setting on all your panels is most likely '%album artist%', which means despite other fields, such as COMPOSER is there, only the highest priority field will be returned, which is ALBUM ARTIST. To directly reference a field, you can use the code '$meta(field)'. For example '$meta(composer)' will always return the value of the COMPOSER tag.

You can check the corresponding options at:
File/Preferences/Columns UI/Filter
File/Preferences/Media Library/Album List Panel
File/Preferences/Columns UI/Playlist view/Columns

Also don't forget to switch views/add or remove columns by interacting with those panels in the main window after changing something.

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musikomaniak
post Oct 3 2013, 20:01
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Thank you Daeron for your explanation very simple (for me). I'll take a look tomorrow.
I will try to understand, because I use just to copy codes/scripts found in the forum, without really knowing what I do smile.gif
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