[Music] - missing tag: expose artist in album view

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  1. Mr. V

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    I am unable to find a music skin property to expose the artist name when viewing albums.



    Am i missing something or is this not available?
     
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    This is by design. I will update wiki with explanation (I thought I had done this already...)

    Albums do not have an artist. Take a compilation. The tracks will all have different artists but they should all have the same album artist (which is available)
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    I am incorporating cd art some skin files i am working on.

    The cd images are named artist-album.png. To show the images in tracks view i use;
    <texture >..\..\..\Thumbs\Music\cdArt\#artist-#album.png</texture>

    In the case of Albums view, i am at a loss without this tag. Any thoughts on how this could be handled?

    (Oops. Did mean Album Artists in the first Post)

    EDIT: Just got it working. Didnt get the case correct i used #albumartist instead of #albumArtist.
     
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    Out of interest why do you need to build up the thumb name?
    is #selectedthumb not enough?
     
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