So I’ve been banging my head against the wall trying to solve one issue and possibly another. So the first (and biggest) is the album artist field. I’ve done my share of searching around for mpd fixes and what not but can’t seem to find anything concrete. I noticed that mpd added album artist support circa version .18.x and I noticed we now have 0.18.10 but it hasn’t seemed to fix the issue.
What I’m experiencing is when I have Volumio start indexing a NAS store, it starts breaking out the library into tons of artists… think a “Various Artists” scenario.
A perfect example is “Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra” and the album is “Christmas Favorites” (musicbrainz.org/release/c07263c5 … 751411795f):
The first track is “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town”
The Album Artist is “Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra”
The Artist is “J. Fred Coots”.
So in Volumio, it shows “J. Fred Coots” as an artist (and the other 9 people on the album) instead of just listing “Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra” with all 10 tracks in there.
Any thoughts on how to get it to see just the Album Artist field, or at least make it a priority?
The second problem (and not immediately important), it seems that when ever the Raspberry Pi/Volumio boot up, it wants to re-index the entire library on the NAS. We’re talking about hundreds of gigs that it wants to go through again.
Is there a way to have a persistent library DB so when it boots up, it assumes everything is where you left it?