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montaigne
November 11th, 2017, 12:32 PM
I love foobar2000, in my mind the best music app out there.

I only see one major bug:

In Albums sorting, all my various artists albums are split in one mini-album for every artist.

I have huge compilations of piano players, classical and jazz gems, etc. Therefore I have literally thousands of mini albums in the Album view, making it barely usable.

Please include this option in a future version.

LoopinFool
November 30th, 2017, 03:52 PM
I don't know what format your files are in, but with Vorbis tags, making sure the ALBUMARTIST tag (ALBUM ARTIST works, too) is set to the same string for all of the album's files will fix that. I usually set it to "Various" in this case.
Foobar's splitting alerted me that I had missed that tag on some of my compilation albums. Adding it fixed that. For some reason, VLC mobile grouped them into a single album anyway - probably because they're all in the same folder.

- LoopinFool