How albums are interpreted
An album in Helium Music Manager is equal to an item in the Album Browser. All albums are grouped using the Album tag and/or the path the files are located in. This can sometimes produce errors, for example when you have two different Greatest Hits albums in the same folder or if the files of one album are located in more than one folder. If an album is incorrectly split from tracks belonging to the same album or merged with another album you can manually correct this.
An example of an incorrectly grouped album is shown below:
Artist A has an album named Album A
Artist B also has an album named Album A
If these two albums are located in the same folder and are added to the library, Helium Music Manager may not have enough information to be able to separate them since they have the same Album name. This album will be treated as a various artists album instead of an album from one single artist. You would need to manually correct this problem.
Correcting incorrectly grouped tracks
There are two ways of correcting incorrectly grouped tracks:
- Move all track belonging to the same album to a new folder, for example a folder named after the artist name and album name.
- Change the album tag on one or both albums to make them different.
When you edit tags with the tag editor Helium Music Manager will try to automatically assign tracks to the correct album.
- Helium Music Manager always uses the album tag and the folder to differentiate between two albums. If the path and album tag is the same the files will end up in the same album.
- Helium Music Manager will also try to merge albums on more than one cd that is located in different folders, if the path only differs with a maximum of 2 characters and the characters are numbers between 1 and 99, then Helium Music Manager will merge the folders into one album.
An example for this could be a multiple disc album like this:
C:\My Music\ArtistX\AlbumY\CD1\xx. Track.mp3
C:\My Music\ArtistX\AlbumY\CD2\xx. Track.mp3
- If you have followed the instructions above but albums are still incorrectly interpreted you can review the Album Sort Order tag to verify that it is identical on all tracks that you would like to be grouped together.