Various Artists on mix or DJ Albums
Hi, I've been a dedicated Winamp user since version 2.3 and I'm loving the new Winamp for Android but the one thing that made me choose Winamp as my desktop music player and library organiser was its ability to understand Disc and Track order as well as the vitally critical Album Artist tag when set to "Various Artists".
Most of my music is DJ mixed CDs so unfortunately when I upload one of my mix CDs to my phone, Winamp for Android creates an Album entry in the library for every song on the CD because it seemingly doesn't use (or ignores) the Album Artist tag on the MP3.
As an example, I have a 2 CD mix set like so.
Album: Markus Schulz - Miami '05
Album Artist: Various Artists
01 - Hydroid - Blue Tubes
02 - Interstate - I Found You
12 - Max Graham Featuring Jessica Jacobs - I Know You're Gone
01 - Bakke & Ljungqvist - Fanatic
02 - Steve May - Sublimate
12 - Hammer & Bennett - Language
In Winamp 5.6, the library deals with the album properly and shows all tracks under the proper album title with the Album Artist showing as Various Artists.
In Winamp for Android, the library shows 24 separate tracks with the Album Name set as Markus Schulz - Miami '05 and then the artist from each track listed as the Artist under the 24 separate "Albums".
I'd love to start using Winamp for Android properly but I can't play my albums without creating separate playlists and it's killing me! I'm hoping it's an easy fix or a simple ommission from the library code.