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Author:  clever_trevor [ Thu May 16, 2013 11:16 am ]
Post subject:  Search by artist select & play an album.

Hi,
I have owned the x10 for over a year & loaded over 300+ CD music albums.
It's a fantastic unit but I do have one question & would value some advice?

If say I have say 8 CDs of an artist but cannot remember all the album names - am I able to search by the artist, see all the albums & the 'play an album' (by search from artist).

As currently all I see when search by artist is all the music jumbled together, so it's not easy to play a specific album from the artist search. So what I do is search by artist & then scroll to find the album name then exit the menu & re-search for the album.

Also,
Is the a quick way to find the most recent albums added to the x10?
As I might buy 3 albums & load them but then find them a bit difficult to find. If I were able to see the latest added by date this would be good (or am I being dumb & this is on the sort menu)

Anyways, thanks.
t

Author:  FabFreeq [ Thu May 16, 2013 12:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Search by artist select & play an album.

In Setup select Music DB...Display Mode... choose Discography. This puts all albums by a particular artist together
I never sorted by date added so hasn't been an issue with me but I'm sure it's possible?

Author:  clever_trevor [ Thu May 16, 2013 2:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Search by artist select & play an album.

FabFreeq wrote:
In Setup select Music DB...Display Mode... choose Discography. This puts all albums by a particular artist together
I never sorted by date added so hasn't been an issue with me but I'm sure it's possible?


Thanks - I see now where I was going wrong in that all the associations need to match exactly for this to bring albums together ( eg The Bealtles vs Beatles would not see those albums linked under Discography).

So, I now have some 'renaming' to do.

Thank you for your help.

Author:  Admin [ Thu May 16, 2013 3:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Search by artist select & play an album.

clever_trevor wrote:
FabFreeq wrote:
In Setup select Music DB...Display Mode... choose Discography. This puts all albums by a particular artist together
I never sorted by date added so hasn't been an issue with me but I'm sure it's possible?


Thanks - I see now where I was going wrong in that all the associations need to match exactly for this to bring albums together ( eg The Bealtles vs Beatles would not see those albums linked under Discography).
So, I now have some 'renaming' to do.
Thank you for your help.


Exactly well done,.....i made a comment on this issue ages ago. Users still don't check :)
Use the HELP feature or edit, rename with a keyboard or on the web-interface.
Have a look: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=132
Try and keep the collection unique free from duplicates.
Using your artist " Beatles ", should be only " Beatles ", unless you have another "Beatles & Friends", special album.
Same with Genres and others - Pop vs pop or Hip Hop, Kpop etc....

Author:  clever_trevor [ Thu May 16, 2013 4:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Search by artist select & play an album.

Admin wrote:
clever_trevor wrote:
FabFreeq wrote:
In Setup select Music DB...Display Mode... choose Discography. This puts all albums by a particular artist together
I never sorted by date added so hasn't been an issue with me but I'm sure it's possible?


Thanks - I see now where I was going wrong in that all the associations need to match exactly for this to bring albums together ( eg The Bealtles vs Beatles would not see those albums linked under Discography).
So, I now have some 'renaming' to do.
Thank you for your help.


Exactly well done,.....i made a comment on this issue ages ago. Users still don't check :)
Use the HELP feature or edit, rename with a keyboard or on the web-interface.
Have a look: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=132
Try and keep the collection unique free from duplicates.
Using your artist " Beatles ", should be only " Beatles ", unless you have another "Beatles & Friends", special album.
Same with Genres and others - Pop vs pop or Hip Hop, Kpop etc....



Hi,
Yes- I did see the other posts but penny did not drop that association was via names which have to 'exactly' match, including any Caps & spacing etc.
Thanks for your help & making this clear,
t.

Author:  Admin [ Thu May 16, 2013 4:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Search by artist select & play an album.

Yep with database & computer related devices spacing, casing among other things do matter a lot.
It becomes more evident when you accumulate an enormous repertoire like 50,000 albums - especially controlling the songs via a tablet etc

Author:  longshanks [ Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Search by artist select & play an album.

Hi, I've just read this Tip but following the guide there is no discorgraphy option under display mode on my X10.

Author:  stane [ Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Search by artist select & play an album.

This is an old post, the name was changed :)

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