Guide to the music section of mediaportal | Page 3

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    There are two files within the Thumbs\Music\Artists directory for every artist, small thumb and large thumb with L suffix. Not sure in which situations one is used over the other.

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    Artist: "Madonna" Jpg name: "Madonna.jpg" + "MadonnaL.jpg"
    Artist: "A Perfect Circle" Jpg name: "A Perfect Circle.jpg" + "A Perfect CircleL.jpg"
    Artist: "Extra / Special : Character" Jpg name: "Extra _ Special _ Character.jpg" + "Extra _ Special _ CharacterL.jpg"
     
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    I'm brand new to MP and just now figuring things out. The music is the one thing I was still having trouble with and I think this guide should take care of it...However, when I go to the Music section in MP Config, I only have Music Folders, Music Database and Music Import. How do I get Music Extensions, View, Sort, DSP, etc. as they appear in the screenshots?
    Am I missing a necessary plugin or something?
     
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    In config there is a standard mode and advanced mode. Switch to advanced mode in the top right hand corner and these menus will appear
     
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    Could someone tell me how I would get the same view as in "Shares"?

    I just want a long list with all my albums listed, sorted by artist A-Z. I spend 1 hour fiddling with the album views, but I can't get it going :(

    I DON'T want to first select an artist, and then selecting an album. Just like shares view, please.

    I have my music sorted in one folder per album, named as "Artist-Album".

    Thanks :)
     
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    The albums view is one of the default views... it has albums sorted by A-Z then albums then tracks. If you want to remove the index A-Z page then in this view select the top line and put a d in the last column to delete it. (this will be much easier in 1.2 :D)
     
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    Check the first post in the guide, i have exactly that. It's all the albums listed sorted by artist. It has a thumb picture of each album, but if you want a text list then just press the arrows to navigate of the album wall and then change view mode to list.
     
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    Is this the "Album Artist" view?

    I want this view (no subfolders with artists first or anything, just one list with no folders or anything):

    one.png

    But currently my Album Artist view look like this:

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    It's Album view

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    but change View As to from 'Big Icon List' to 'List' This will give you what you want

    It will only display the album names, and they will be ordered by the artist but it wont display the artist in the actual list.

    If you want the artist name included, you might be able create a custom [Music Sort] with format that includes artist.
     
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    This seems to be my major problem right now. I cannot figure out how to get artist - album showing up in the view :(

    I tried making a custom sort with both %artist% - %album% and [%artist% - %album%]

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    That sort tab is very confusing and needs tweaking for 1.2. It only changes the tracks list not the others.

    Just confused as you say you want no folders but it looks like you actually want a folder per album but show "album artist - album (year)" as the label?
     
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