I appreciate it very much that people like madsonic take great effort in creating a fork of subsonic with additional features, but it is rather useless as long as there is no real documentation about these features and the consequences of most of the settings.
For instance this non transparent behaviour of madsonic in naming and sorting by folders is continous annoying.
I always get mad about software that thinks it is smarter than me and corrects my intentions where there is nothing to correct.
Normally my folder structure is DRIVE:\MP3s\Albumartist\Album\Files, which works fine.
For some reason I want to have some special music-folders with a folder structure "DRIVE:\MP3s\Specials\Subfolder\Albumfoldername\Files".
In these cases the "Albumfoldername" looks like this: (Number) Albumartist - Album
In these cases Madsonic does not show the real name of the albumfoldername but instead of this filters out the albumartist and so shows "(Number) Album".
It obviously does take the folder and not a content of a tag, because it shows "(Number)", which can only be retrieved from the foldername.
But why does it want to be so smart and filter out the name of the albumartist, which is essential for a infomative listing?
The only way to get madsonic to show the foldername as it really is, is to point the music-folder to "DRIVE:\MP3s\Specials\Subfolder". In this case madsonic lists all Albumfoldernames as they really are named in the left frame under an index that includes the "(".
As long as I point the music-folder to "DRIVE:\MP3s\Specials" madsonic wants to be smart and messes up my real albumfoldername.
Is there any way to get over this annoying behaviour?
Any experimenting with the different settings did not lead to a change.