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Bug: Media Player: Different Albums with same name are mixed

asked 2015-06-06 18:31:55 +0300

cnlpete gravatar image

updated 2016-11-24 14:25:31 +0300

dtw gravatar image

I have two albums that are both named 'Greatest Hits'.

When i select via Albums, only 'Greatest hits - Various artists' shows up, that is wrong as they are in fact different albums, but ok. When i select the artist, and then in the subview the album 'Greatest Hits', all the songs of the other Greatest Hits album show up aswell.

I am not sure if this was always like this, i only noticed this in Can anybody confirm this?

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Yes, confirmed on (Fiskarsinjoki). Import Stratovarius's "Polaris" album and Chisu's "Polaris" album. The albums both show the tracks of both albums which is annoying.

dtw ( 2016-11-06 07:47:10 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-06-06 20:21:14 +0300

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I had a similar problem when adding several albums with the same artist name. The only way I found to solve this was to totally retag my mp3/music collection. (I was amazed at how many albums were incorrectly tagged originally).

I used MP3Tag available for free at http://www.mp3tag.de/en/download.html

Once you've added your freshly retagged albums, open terminal and run this command tracker-control -es give it a few minutes to do its thing and then fire up Mediaplayer and check out how it's arranged now.


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Media Player still could be more smart. I have albums I bought online with the same behaviour, I have not take the time to re-tag is myself because every other device I use can differentiate them.

Macilaci457 ( 2015-06-06 22:20:09 +0300 )edit

@Thaodan - Musicbrainz Picard is built-in to Mp3Tag as a Tagging Source. I was unaware it was available as a stand alone software, thanks for that.

Spam Hunter ( 2015-06-07 02:52:36 +0300 )edit

@Markkyboy: I added a download to the client.

Thaodan ( 2015-06-07 15:26:19 +0300 )edit

Ok, this is a good workaround. nevertheless, other clients are able to differ between those albums and the jolla music player should be too. Especially if i choose them via artist > album.

cnlpete ( 2015-06-10 23:47:00 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-06-07 01:55:50 +0300

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updated 2015-06-07 15:25:36 +0300

Or use Musicbrainz Picard, it works for any tipe of file and is has more support for other plattforms than windows.


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Asked: 2015-06-06 18:31:55 +0300

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