Can I browse My Music by Album Artist and not Artist, within MCE?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by GaryL, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. GaryL

    GaryL Guest


    I have a large music collection with a fair few compilation albums, which is
    all setup in Windows Media Player.

    In Windows Media Player I have the option to view my Music collection by
    Album, Album Artist, Artist, Genre, etc, etc…. Which is great.

    But when I go to My Music in Media Center I only have the option to browse
    by Album and Artist, and not Album Artist like in WMP, is there anyway I can
    change this, possible reg edit or something??

    As it is absolutely diabolical that I have to scroll through thousands of
    artists to find the one I want. If was able to browse by album artist as I
    can in Windows Media Player this would group my compilation albums. And
    everything would be great.

    I would rarely browse by Artist so if there was even a registry edit that I
    could do that would make the browse by artist button display album artists
    that would be great.

    Many Thanks

    GaryL, Oct 20, 2006
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  2. GaryL

    GaryL Guest

    ^^^ Cheeky Bump ^^^
    GaryL, Oct 23, 2006
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  3. GaryL

    WhatAboutBob Guest

    I'll happily bump this again. It's remarkable that with all of the updates
    and upgrades to MCE this has not been fixed. I understand it's been fixed in
    Vista but it needs to be fixed in XP MCE. And yes, there's probably a simple
    way to replace use of Artist with Album Artist, though it probably does not
    involve a registry modification--it probably involves a very minor code
    modification to alter the field that is being indexed.
    WhatAboutBob, Nov 7, 2006
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