Various Artist albums


#1

Last night I subscribed to VOX Premium and started uploading music to VOX Cloud.

Just one problem so far. VOX seems to handle single artist albums perfectly. BUT with Various Artist albums there seems no way of having the COMPLETE album with all tracks on it. It seems to split up Various Artist albums and the same album appears multiple times.

This I understand and is good in that you can see what tracks are done by particular artists.

What I am looking for is an ADDITIONAL option to allow me to see all tracks displayed in track order sequence for albums containing Various Artists.

Hope I have explained this clearly enough.

Otherwise looks like a very interesting product.

Thank you


#2

Hi
I joined (and uploaded) last night too :slight_smile: I think your answer is actually in the track metadata.
When I ripped the CDs (in XLD) and fiddled with the metadata (in iTunes), I noticed that there are fields for Artist and Album Artist.
That’s important as, for instance, when I was ripping the Star Wars soundtrack; track 1 is the 20th Century Fox fanfare and it’s by Alfred Newman NOT John Williams (like the rest of the CD). By having the artist on that 1 track as Alfred Newman but the Album artist on every track (including that one) as John Williams, it all presents as one album perfectly.
So in your case, you could have the Artist metadata on your tracks as the individual artists BUT the ALBUM artist could literally be ‘Various Artists’. That should do it.

There is also a metadata flag for ‘Compilation’ that should probably help but I haven’t tried it in Vox yet.


#3

Yes, you are completely right!

Since VOX is designed to be an audiophile’s vinyl shelf, structure-based on id3 tags and bitrate, so if your id3 tags are OK, you just drag and drop music files to VOX and they get to the right place!

Main Tags used for sorting are: Track number, Release Year, Album name, Artist name, etc.
All fields should contain proper inputs and identical inputs like: “Artist - Album Name - Year” to get to one Album in VOX app.

Also, you to create a Collection and group your music files there. You can any track order you would like!

Please see a related topic on our forum: How to tag files properly