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Tutorial 25: Multi Disc Albums


MinimServer understands multi disc albums and can display multi disc albums with their disc boundaries or as a single continuous album

Displaying all multi disc albums as continous album

By default all albums are shown as single continuous album

Displaying all multi disc albums as multidisc

But the option showAllDiscs can be enabled so that the discs are shown, personally I prefer this as it better represents the physical release.


But if we want to display some albums as multi disc and some as not it gets more complicated

Displaying a release as MultiDisc

By default if a multi disc album has been matched to SongKong and each disc has a subtitle then SongKong will store this in the Disc Subtitle field. This will then cause MinimServer to automatically show each disc separately within the album regardless of the value of showAllDiscs.

But there is one exception to this, if using ID3v23 tagging format then MinimServer doesn’t recognize the Disc Subtitle field that SongKong uses and will not show separate discs, it is okay for ID3v24 and other tagging formats.

If we have a multi-disc album without subtitles then SongKong does not currently add anything in the Disc subtitle field but you can use Edit Songs Metadata to manually add in a value for each disc.

Fix Songs also provides option to add multi-disc information to the release title and this works with MinimServer.

However, we do not recommend using this option because it means the albumtitle is no longer set the same for all songs and this cause issues for other music players such as roon. In a future version of SongKong we are going to modify this option so that it only effects the Disc Subtitle field

Not displaying a release as Multi-Disc

If we have a multi-disc album with subtitles and we do not want MinimServer to display as multi disc we can either:
-Use Manual Song metadata to remove any values from the Disc SubTitle field (this can be found on the Songs tab)

-Use the MetaGrater task to remove the Disc Subtitle field from songs in the selected folder

If we never want disc subtitles to be added we can add them to the Never modify or add these fields option of Fix Songs and Match to One Album tasks to prevent them being added.