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Mark Thomason



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Sorry if this is a naive question - but after using SongKong on a 15 disc "box set" - the whole collection is now displayed as a 300 track "single disc" when displayed on Kazoo with Minimserver

I am sure there must be a simple way to show the "different discs" in Kazoo or other controllers as the "disc identity" is present for each of the 15 - I would welcome some advice from those with a little more understanding than me!!

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By default MinimServer shows multidiscs as a single continguous list of tracks.

The key thing to trigger MinimServer to show the multiple discs within a multidisc release is to set Album Format:Multi Disc Releases to Always add Disc No Information to the Release title .

Also note Album Artist must be the same for all tracks and Disc no. track no should be completed correctly

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Mark Thomason



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Thanks

I found this is in SongKong itself - and it would explain why is did it sometimes and not always - as set to only add if disc had a title

I assume the same could be done manually in Jaikoz when a little "manual Tweaking" is necessary - as long as Albam Artist, disc no and track no completed too?
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Jaikoz also has the option in Preferences:Remote:Format:Multi Disc Releases that will take effect when matching from Jaikoz. But when manually tweaking you can edit the album field yourself.

Its not enabled by default since although it is MinimServer preferred way of doing things it breaks things in in other applications such as iTunes that expects the album name to be the same throughout. In fact MinimServer also expects album name to be the same apart from this (disc x of y) syntax that it allows at the end of the album name, I need to explain this more in a=my MinimServer blog series - http://www.jthink.net/songkongformelco/upnp.jsp

MinimServer can also identify multi discs if the Disc Subtitle has a value. The trouble is MinimServer uses this is in a non-standard way expecting it to have a value for any disc in a multidisc release. But to follow the standard this field should only be used if the disc actually has a title rather than just Disc 1, Disc 2 . But you could manually enter such data into Jaikoz if you wanted to instead of modifying the album title.

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More details at http://blog.jthink.net/2017/06/minimserver-with-songkong-part10.html

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