As with any project there are sometimes some things that either can't be fixed as they are outside of the scope of the project, or are simply not realistically fixable. Below are a list of Known issues with Ampache in general. These are non-version specific problems. Although there is no planned effort to solve these problems as they've been deemed unsolvable, we are always open to suggestions.
This is not an problem with ampache, it is an issue of non-uniquely identified albums. Ampache considers an Album unique by “Album Name” + “Album Year” + “Album Disk of Set #” + “MusicBrainz ID”. There are no known instances were a commercially sold album will cause overlap / duplication. Please see below for a detailed explanation.
A == Album Name a == Artist Name
A1 a1 a1 a1 a1 A2 a1 a3 a5 a6 A2 a1 a1 a1
This should cover all of the different possible patterns, Album with single artist, album with many artists, second album with same name different artist.
Q. Why not tie an album to a single artist?
A. Simple answer Soundtracks 1 Album –> Many Artists
Q. So what, you'd just have a album per artist!
A. This really sucks, think a 20 song album turns into 20 albums with only one song
Q. Why not tie it to directory
A. Currently ampache doesn't require you to put albums in their own distinct directories. I personally think it should stay this way. Especially if you've got multiple drives you're cataloging mp3s from. Tags are hard enough to have right, I don't want to force good file structure as well
Yes there is, Albums are tied to a specific year and to a specific disk, so all you have to do to separate two album's with the same name is to tag them with the year they were recorded or their disk number.
Files in volume:
Download the rar file and extract all files to C:\mp3splt
This directory needs to be added to your PATH variable, which you can access by right-clicking on My Computer and going to Properties. Then under the Advanced tab click on Environment Variables. In the System Variables box you should see Path. Click on Path and select Edit. Leave the current value of Variable value as is, but at the end of it, add this:
Then click OK three times to get out. You should now be able to use Mp3splt as you would on a linux box to allow seeking in a downsampled song.
Unfortunately there is only a MP3 decoder for Flash. This means that non-mp3 files will not play correctly with the flash player. Ampache will eventually force downsampling on non-mp3 files sent to the Flash Player however this will require additional configuration by the Ampache administrator.