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post #31 of 109
The new SquezeCenter software has a few 'quirks' - i've been plagued with multiple album entries .. seems there is now a more strict id tagging policy.. but i'm dammed if i can see whats wrong; i assume one day it'll just fix itself!
post #32 of 109
My SC software is still version 7.3.3 and I hate upgrading the software because there's no simple 'export settings' option - going through all those tabs and getting them just right pisses me off. I'll probably just live (like I have been for a long time) with it since it's like 1 or 2 albums at most.
post #33 of 109
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Do you have any multiple artist multidisc albums?
Yes I do lots, and all display fine. You have to call the albums exactly the same, then have disc number tag, 1/2, 2/2 etc. Do not call album on each disc "MJ Ultimate Disc 1 of 2" but "MJ Ultimate"

Set Compilations
You can choose to have compilation albums appear together under "Various Artists" or have them appear under each artist in the compilation.
1) List compilation albums under each artist
2) Group compilation albums together *

Group Discs
You can specify if multiple disc sets are treated as a single album (with a single name) or as multiple albums, each with a unique name per disc, for example "Album Title (Disc 2 of 3)". Changing this setting will start a rescan of your music library.

Select Treat Multi-disc albums as 1 album

Then use DISC-TRACKNUM. TITLE (ARTIST) in behaviour, and sbox display type



Blame the user not the software.
LL
post #34 of 109
Also from various artists
LL
post #35 of 109
I know you're trying to be helpful but saying 'blame the user' is not helpful it's insulting even if you meant it for fun.

Yes I have the settings you mentioned correct, I even double checked though it wasn't necessary. If I did not have 'group compilation albums' then no multiartist albums, even single disc ones, would be listed as one album but movie soundtracks show up as one entry under 'various artists' in the soundtrack genre fine. If I did not have 'treat multidisc sets as a single album' enabled then single artist multidisc sets would show as two entries under their respective artist but they show correctly as one. The only thing I didn't have the same was "DISC-TRACKNUM. TITLE (ARTIST) in behaviour, and sbox display type" because that's not how I want them to display anyway but changing that did not fix it. So your ideas are settings I have correct already and things I've already messed around with, like I said I'm not a noob and I've tried quite a few things.

I'll attach a picture with tags from Foobar2000 so I won't be blamed for improper tags user error, note that the column on the left is folder structure, it's on my main PC but simply copied over to the server. On the bottom left is The Wall which shows up fine as one album under 'Classic Rock->Pink Floyd->The Wall'; in the middle is a compilation with many artists which shows up as two entries, one per disc but both entries the same exact 'Logic Trance 2' under 'Electronic->Various Artists->Logic Trance 2'; and on the right is a compilation album of two discs with one artist per disc, these show up as one entry under 'Electronic->Fatboy Slim->Essential Selection Vol. 1' and 'Electronic->Paul Oakenfold->Essential Selection Vol. 1' See the inconsistency with those two?

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...istDiscTag.jpg

Right now I'm trying one thing again even though I've tried it before. I deleted the Logic Trance 2 directory off the server, did a full rescan, added it back and am doing a full rescan as I type. A few times when other things didn't show up quite right full rescans fixed it. *Nope, that didn't fix it. And scanning with your suggestion of title format, even though it shouldn't matter when you change that, actually messed up the listings, it pulled two tracks out of the compilation album and put them under their own artist listing which it had never done before...yeah blame the user

I have another idea to try which has to do with the directory structure although if that's it I'll be surprised and annoyed because I'm kind of anal about how my stuff is organized. As you can see the directories for the multidisc sets are directly under their genre, I will try putting them under a 'various artists' folder (that is where my anal retentive hackles raise up) if that works it would show that SC isn't consistent (blame the user though!) because my single disc multiartist soundtracks have the same directory structure just without the extra one for multidisc and show up fine: music\soundtrack\album title\tracks versus music\electronic\album title\album title {disc #}\tracks
post #36 of 109
Those pictures don't lie, working fine for me. Also you should have disc in viewtype otherwise when you play multi-disc albums how do you know from what disc you're playing from?
post #37 of 109
I never said it wasn't working for you I just carefully documented the problem I'm having even though I wasn't posting here looking for help. I may have added some things in an edit after you wrote your post though.

I don't care which disc I'm playing from because I almost always play complete discs or albums and if I really wanted to know I go in to track details. That's just a matter of taste anyway and only changes how they show up when playing, it doesn't change how they are listed when I browse as I said.
post #38 of 109
Try disc number 1/2, 2/2 not 1, 2
post #39 of 109
I never entered it as '1, 2' if you look closely that's a semicolon in the Foobar screen shot and it's just what Foobar uses to separate multiple entries. There are also semicolons in the artist and track title fields. So how would I enter those in Foobar? 1/2 or 2/2 in the discnumber field along with disc 1 or 2 in the total discs field?

Also it doesn't explain why it works fine as is for single artist multidisc albums but not for multiple artist albums. My tagging is exactly the same format for both. Well, something could explain it and that is it's a software problem inconsistency in how it treats multidisc single artist and multidisc multiple artist albums. If entering 1/2 or 2/2 and 1 or 2 for the total discs fixes the problem which is only showing up with multiartist multidisc albums I expect you to admit there's a fault in the SC software.

No that did not fix it. I put '1/2' or '2/2' in the discnumber field and '2' in the total discs (the latter actually wasn't changed.) I actually used mp3tag (normally I use Foobar) but it shows up that way in Foobar too.

Just give up bro, don't bother continuing to reply. I wasn't looking for help and whenever I try to fix this problem I just end up getting angry.
post #40 of 109
Anyway back on topic after that unintended threadjack.

One thing I'm not so sure of on the touch is the screen size. THE SB3's screen is ~5.75" diagonal/horizontal, and 5/8" vertical (although it doesn't use all the vertical) it's nice to have that horizontal space for long titles. It's also easily readable from a distance even with medium fonts. The Touch's is 4.3" diagonal but with more vertical. Showing cover art is nice but I wonder how it will compare for readability from a distance.
post #41 of 109
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Originally Posted by MadMan007 View Post
Anyway back on topic after that unintended threadjack.

One thing I'm not so sure of on the touch is the screen size. THE SB3's screen is ~5.75" diagonal/horizontal, and 5/8" vertical although it doesn't use it all it's nice to have that horizontal space for long titles. It's also easily readable from a distance even with medium fonts. The Touch's is 4.3" diagonal but with more vertical. Showing cover art is nice but I wonder how it will compare for readability from a distance.
I read there is a big font option. Weird thing is, it seems to be automatic, with as motion sensor to determine is someone is close.
post #42 of 109
Is this the only product in the line that will play 24/96 material?
post #43 of 109
It is out! Finally, but I lost a lot of my interest.
As Madman007 feared, the screen is rather small indeed.
I have a squeezebox Classic and I can just read it from 5 meters where my couch is. Not going to happen with a Touch. And I do not want an extra control with screen, being very battached to my Harmony One.
Still, the improved sound quality reported on the slimdevices forum and the ability to use the build in server so no more need for a PC remain interesting for me.
I wish they would make one with twice the screen size and the ability to pump out HD video too through HDMI....
post #44 of 109
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Originally Posted by wakeride74 View Post
Is this the only product in the line that will play 24/96 material?
Well no, the Transporter supports 24/96 material but it is much more expensive.

Note that the other devices support 24/48 and using SOX will play back 24/96 material with SOX doing the downsampling on the server.
post #45 of 109
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Originally Posted by dura View Post
It is out! Finally, but I lost a lot of my interest.
As Madman007 feared, the screen is rather small indeed.
I have a squeezebox Classic and I can just read it from 5 meters where my couch is. Not going to happen with a Touch. And I do not want an extra control with screen, being very battached to my Harmony One.
Still, the improved sound quality reported on the slimdevices forum and the ability to use the build in server so no more need for a PC remain interesting for me.
I wish they would make one with twice the screen size and the ability to pump out HD video too through HDMI....
I actually just ordered a Touch, I plan to use it in place of the Duet I am currently using on my Headphone rig. The Touch with its screen and touch interface makes a lot of sense to me with a headphone rig. Makes less sense for use in a Home Theater setup or Speaker rig since you most likely can not see the display and interact with it. However you could just run the digital cable farther and have it setup next to your listening chair.

However some people plan to wall mount the device for use that way which would probably work ok I guess.
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