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  • Spymaster
    dBpoweramp Enthusiast
    • Feb 2020
    • 58

    "Vol. 1" etc. not recognised as part of album title?

    I've discovered something a bit weird.

    If I name an album, for example, "Star Trek: Voyager Collection Vol. 1" the "Vol.1" part is being completely ignored by Asset. It's not displayed in any of the album details and it's not discovered during searches.

    If I name one album "Star Trek: Voyager Collection Vol. 1" and another "Star Trek: Voyager Collection Vol. 2" Asset eliminates the "Vol. X" part from both titles and lists both albums as "Star Trek: Voyager Collection" thus merging all the tracks into the one album!

    Neither appears in search results either.

    Naming the albums "Volume 1" or "Vol.1" (no space) seems okay but "Vol. 1" (with a space) doesn't register at all. Is this happening for a reason?

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Spymaster; September 10, 2023, 11:27 PM.
  • Spymaster
    dBpoweramp Enthusiast
    • Feb 2020
    • 58

    #2
    Re: "Vol. 1" etc. not recognised as part of album title?

    Originally posted by simbun
    There are potentially a number of factors feeding into this (including your tags), but the first one I'd try - as long as you don't store 'Disc X' in your album tag - is to set 'Multi-Disc Album' to 'Leave Album Tag Untouched'.
    Thank you for your reply. "Multi-disc album" is currently set to "Combine multi-disc albums as one". If I change this to "Leave album tag untouched" won't it mess with albums that genuinely consist of multiple discs?

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    • Spymaster
      dBpoweramp Enthusiast
      • Feb 2020
      • 58

      #3
      Re: "Vol. 1" etc. not recognised as part of album title?

      I'll try this tonight (I've been travelling with work)

      It does seem odd that Asset would recognise "Vol.1" etc as a similar thing to a disc number. Disc number is a physical and/or technical attribute (and is a tag), whereas Volume is an artist attribute, e.g. "Greatest Hits Vol. 2" (and forms part of the title). They are completely different kinds of thing.

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      • Spymaster
        dBpoweramp Enthusiast
        • Feb 2020
        • 58

        #4
        Re: "Vol. 1" etc. not recognised as part of album title?

        Originally posted by Spymaster
        I'll try this tonight (I've been travelling with work)

        It does seem odd that Asset would recognise "Vol.1" etc as a similar thing to a disc number. Disc number is a physical and/or technical attribute (and is a tag), whereas Volume is an artist attribute, e.g. "Greatest Hits Vol. 2" (and forms part of the title). They are completely different kinds of thing.
        Re: above. Typo. "Artist" attribute should instead say "artistic" attribute.

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        • vilsen
          dBpoweramp Enthusiast
          • Jul 2018
          • 164

          #5
          Re: "Vol. 1" etc. not recognised as part of album title?

          Handling of multi-disc albums has changed in recent versions, so I did some testing when R2023-05-15 was released (with the windows version).

          The following is from the textfile I wrote then. Hopefully I managed to cover most of it, but there could still be quirks that I missed.

          Code:
          Test of "Multi-disc album" (with "Album defined by folder" unticked):
          
          Combine multi-disc albums as one:
          • Combine based on ALBUM suffix "Vol. X" or "Disc X"
          • Suffix is then removed from ALBUM
          • TRACK added by 100 on second disc, 200 on third disc etc (but nothing on first disc)
          • TRACK also treated if DISCNUMBER>1 (independent of suffix)
          
          
          Show as "Album, Disc X":
          • If ALBUM suffix is "Vol. X" or "Disc X", then suffix is omitted and reinstated as "Album, Disc X"
          • Suffix is missing from the first disc if DISCNUMBER & DISCTOTAL are missing
          • Suffix is missing from the first disc if DISCNUMBER is present & DISCTOTAL is missing
          • Fails = combines to display "Album, Disc 0" if DISCNUMBER is missing & DISCTOTAL is present
          • Also splits album if DISCNUMBER>1 (independent of suffix)
          
          
          Remove "Disc X" if present:
          • Combine based on ALBUM suffix "Vol. X" or "Disc X"
          • Suffix is then removed from ALBUM
          • TRACK is untouched
          • Basically the same as "Combine multi-disc albums as one" except TRACK is untouched
          
          
          Leave album tag untouched:
          • No action
          • ALBUM is untouched
          • TRACK is untouched
          Personally I select "leave album tag untouched". My multi-disc albums have their TRACK tags prefixed with discnumber, i.e. 101, 201 etc (starting from disc 1, while Asset's option "combine multi-disc albums as one" starts adding 100, 200 etc from disc 2).

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