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FiiO M7 - Sorting by 'Album Artist' ?

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Post time 2018-12-11 03:32:33 |Show all posts |
Hello,
I just bought an M7 this weekend and am loading 200GB of music
In my PC apps, I like to sort albums by the 'Album Artist' tag.
That way you don't see all artist of a combined album - and you do not need to remember names of albums first .. but select/find an album artist and see all its albums

Is there a way on the M7 where I can select 'Albums' and sort by Album Artist ?

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Post time 2018-12-12 10:30:37 |Show all posts |
Dear friend,

No. 'Album artist' is not supported by the M7.
The M7 have album/artist category instead.

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Post time 2018-12-31 02:38:43 |Show all posts |
Edited by revbeastly at 2018-12-31 09:06
FiiO replied at 2018-12-12 10:30
Dear friend,

No. 'Album artist' is not supported by the M7.

Hi,

Why can't this option be added? It would help larger collection significantly, especially Various Artists albums, and albums by artists who would go by different names (i.e. XTC as The Dukes of Stratosphear and Prince as Prince & The Revolution or Prince & The New Power Generation). The metadata is there, the app just needs to be able to sort by it. Please institute this change.

EDIT: Would be very easy to integrate into the "..." dropdown menu at the top right side of the Artists page, where "Sort by first letter" and "Sort by filename" are also options. "Sort by album artist" would be easy to incorporate there, and the app would only need to shift what part of the tag it looks at, which I'd imagine is already present in the database.
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I am looking into buying a DAP. I like the M9, It is very disappointing to read that you do not support the AlbumArtist tag. The AlbumArtist tag is very useful for large (e.g., 1TB) music collections. Is there any plan to add this in future?
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JoeFonebone replied at 2019-1-24 13:12
I am looking into buying a DAP. I like the M9, It is very disappointing to read that you do not supp ...

Dear friend,

No. But we will still estimate the feasibility in later firmware update.

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Post time 2019-1-24 20:56:47 |Show all posts |
Thank you. I will use the folder view until the firmware update.
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Post time 2019-2-1 22:04:07 |Show all posts |
Searching the forum for "Album Artist" I see a lot of requests for this.  I would like to see it in the Music App/X5III.  

I have several albums where one track has a guest vocalist.  If I search by artist and then play the album, the song with the guest doesn't play because it's considered a different artist.  This isn't a rare case.  Searching by folder is a clumsy work-around.

I just got firmware 1.2.2 and I am very pleased with it for the most part.  I would like to switch to using the Fiio Music app but until Album Artist is supported I will continue to use Neutron.
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Post time 2019-2-1 23:58:45 |Show all posts |
There are a few 3rd party apps that support "album artist" sorting (e.g. Neutron). Maybe Fiio can "whitelist" some of them so that you can load them onto the M7 or M9. FWIW, "album artist" is a huge issue for me and this is the reason I purchased an X7 mkII (and the Neutron app) instead of the M9 last week.
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Post time 2019-2-13 13:01:40 |Show all posts |
Hi, I'd like to add that I, as well, would really like if the Album Artist Tag could be implemented in the next firmware version. As said before, the metadata is already there, its just a matter of reading it like any other tag
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Post time 2019-3-17 02:05:40 |Show all posts |
I would also like to add a request for this. This is a pretty big deal for me, to be honest I would not have bought the M7 if I had known in advance that this feature was not supported.
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Post time 2019-6-13 18:22:45 |Show all posts |
FiiO replied at 2019-1-24 18:43
Dear friend,

No. But we will still estimate the feasibility in later firmware update.

I too would like to request the addition of a "Sort by ''Album Artist'" option for the M9/M7. For a modern DAP (especially one that is likely to work with large music libraries), it's an essential feature that vastly improves the user experience. It will be a simple addition that'll take no time at all. Like Fabiorzfreitas said; "all the metadata is there". And as you can see, for some people it's a deal-breaker.
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