View Full Version : Compilation tag
4th October 2007, 14:21
I wish that winamp library could make use of "compilation" tag like iTunes. In iTunes, you can tag a group of files as compilation and then have the option to browse files honoring the tag. In this manner, there will be an item "compilation" shown up on the artists coulumn and files with the tag will be grouped further by its album.
This is very useful when you have a lot of files from "various artists" albums along with solo artist album. So the artist column will be much shorter and easier to browse.
4th October 2007, 14:34
That's what "Album Artist" is used for.
4th October 2007, 16:22
tags like that are the reason why itunes is such a piece of shit. they can't follow standards to save themselves.
5th October 2007, 01:26
I agree that tags should be standard and minimal, also iTunes ia a piece of shit. I just can't understand why this piece need to be as bloated as 50 mb, while winamp can do even more things with only 6 mb in download size.
Yes, the tag "album artist" is there, but unfortunately it just sitting there doing nothing. I think it will be nice if in media library/local media/audio, the first pane that contain column "artist|album|tracks" can be more flexible; I wish that the artist column can be selectable between tags that represents person(s) such as artist, album artist, composer or publisher
5th October 2007, 07:46
Wait for v5.5, it has completely customisable panes. With v5.35 you can choose from a few options in the Edit/Add Smart View dialog. Usually Something/Album, if memory serves there is:
and a few more.
Right click on a Smart View, edit and then go to the third tab.
8th October 2007, 02:16
I have two smart views - one that hides any songs with an album artist of "Various", "Various Artists", "OC ReMix", etc
(((type == 0) AND (!(albumartist has "Various"))) AND (!(albumartist has "Various Artists"))) AND (!(albumartist has "OC ReMix"))
This smart view only shows VA songs:
albumartist = "Various" OR albumartist = "Various Artists" OR albumartist = "OC ReMix" AND type == 0
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