05-17-2013 12:17 PM
Following bugs in the "Music Player" of BlackBerry 10 OS (atleast on Q10). Mostly around how the Music Player treats "Album Artist" tag.
Album view:- In the Album view, the albums are listed using "Album + Album Artist" combination and if no "Album Artist" tag exist for the track then the albums are listed using the "Album + Artist" combination.
05-21-2013 11:55 AM
I'd like to second the problem with "Album View", but I would not argue with "standard (Windows Media Player) behaviour". You guys at Blackberry probably know, that you only have a chance if you make exactly the device, that people want. And what I and probably every music lover want is a music player which shows a compilation album as one album, because that's what it is, one album.
The question is only, how to decide, which titles come from a certain album. Obviously, with a compilation album, it can't include the "Artist". I also don't want to have an "Album Artist", because a compilation album doesn't have one and I don't want all the different artists shown as "Various Artists" in the "Artist View". For a lot of albums "Album" will work great and for others like "Greatest Hits", it still gives the user the chance to change that to "Foo's Greatest Hits". So I'd recommend "Album" or, if filled, a combination of "Album" and "Album Art" which would probably be the best solution.
With the "Artist view" the situation seems not so clear. I do have a lot of songs of the type "X with A" and "X with B". I can understand people, who want to have those listed only under X, but also people who want to distinguish between both. If you can't configure the application behaviour, I believe using an "Album Artist" to overwrite the shown artist name, might be a good solution. Or using the "Contributing Artist".
But with today's music player, unfortunately I have to agree with the poster's opinion of a 'aggravating and distressing experience with a simple standard app as a "Music Player"'. But luckily it can be easily improved :-).
Thanks in advance!
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