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eagebhart

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Display album artist in pane view?
« on: October 04, 2014, 08:54:49 am »

In pane view, for each album, it has a title that says  "some Album name by Unknown Artist"

This is because, for many albums artist is empty.  Album Artist is what I use for the album artist, not artist. So Album artist is always populated,
artist is only populated when there is a guest artist on a song.

Is there any way to change the title so that it will display album artist instead of artist?

Thank you.
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Re: Display album artist in pane view?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2014, 09:33:22 am »

It requires you to create a custom field, but you can change it.
 
1.  Go to: Tools → Options → Library & Folders → Manage Library Fields…
2.  Add a new field, and give it a name like: _hdr_Album Artist
3.  Set it to use calculated data, and paste the following code in the Expression box:

Code: (_hdr_Album Artist) [Select]
Delimit([Year], /]/ , /[)[Album]Delimit([Album Artist (auto)],, / by/ )
This can be customized however you like, but I believe that should display what you want.
 
4.  Click the arrow pointing down at the top of the view and select: Group By → More (sort groups a-z) → _hdr_Album Artist
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eagebhart

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Re: Display album artist in pane view?
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2014, 11:51:54 am »

Thank you!  I learned a lot with that example.
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