Creating new genre's for albums ...or making playlists which show albums, not tracks

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Rob Pearson, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. Rob Pearson

    Rob Pearson Guest

    I listen to mainly compilations and mix cd's where the artist of each
    track is generally not important.

    My problem is that now I've got a couple of hundred albums ripped, I
    have difficulty in finding the album that I want to play in the long
    listing on the left.

    The 'Album' column is sorted alphabetically by Album name (*not*
    artist name) - and I generally don't remember the Album name - only
    that the album is, say, a mix by John Digweed or a Coldcut mix on the
    Ninja Tune label.

    Sorting by 'Artist' is no good, as this gives the performer of each
    track on the mix, and there's no mention of 'John Digweed' in the list
    at all.

    What I want to do is create a new genre and drag a whole album in - so
    I can look in my 'Progressive house' genre and see all the Progressive
    albums (*not* tracks) in my library.

    I know how to create new genres, but reassigning genre only works for
    individual tracks. I profoundly *do not* want to see one big well of
    all the Progressive tunes I have - apart from anything else, all the
    cd's are mixed and I want to hear the mix, not a single track (with a
    delightfully abrupt start and stop). Playlists are similarly

    On a side note, I actually think that the idea of labelling individual
    tracks by genre rather than the album they came from is flawed - the
    'granularity' is wrong ...but that's another post.

    Please let me know how I can create new genres which contain albums,
    not tracks - or suggest some other means of achieving what I want.

    Many thanks,

    Rob Pearson, Feb 18, 2004
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  2. Rob Pearson

    Rob Pearson Guest

    Come on, people... someone must know the answer to this. There must be
    plenty of people out there with the same problem.

    At least tell me if it's not possible at all.

    ....Alternatively, can anyone suggest a more flexible media player?
    Rob Pearson, Feb 25, 2004
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