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[Bug 253167] Re: Rhythmbox sort by "Album Artist" for guest/compilations


This bug makes it rather difficult to use the same mp3 library with Rhythmbox and other mp3 players.
And it's rather ridiculous that the only reason for it seems to be that the developers are sticking to their misinterpretation of how mp3 tags are supposed to work.
Out of, what, pride?

How difficult would it be to simply make a fork of rhythmbox that sorts
the library correctly?

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  Rhythmbox sort by "Album Artist" for guest/compilations

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Bug description:
  Binary package hint: rhythmbox

  For guest artists on an album or compilations Apple allows definition
  of an album artist and artist for each track.  Rhythmnbox only allows
  browsing by track artists so many artists appear listed with only one

  Example, Red Book by Texas:

  1. 036 - Texas
  2. Getaway - Texas
  3. Can't Resist - Texas
  4. What About Us - Texas
  5. Cry - Texas
  6. Sleep - Texas featuring Paul Buchanan
  7. Get Down Tonight - Texas
  8. Nevermind - Texas
  9. Bad Weather - Texas
  10. Master Thief - Texas
  11. Just Holding On - Texas
  12. Red Book  - Texas

  The sixth track has artist "Texas featuring Paul Buchanan" whilst all
  others are "Texas".

  I want to browse by album artist selecting "Texas" and seeing all 12
  tracks on the album, not just the 11 that match.

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