Ok, I’ll try to address all those issues.
First as for 1. and 2., there’s no way to have both show up. Basically you can either have the Artist show up or the Album (since all that displays is the folder name, it doesn’t use any metadata there). The way I have my music structured is like this:
Artist name folder
Album name folder
Then, use the Sort/Filter to sort by folder. This way you’ll be able to select the Artist, then the Album.
Second, 3 thur 7 do use the metadata in the .xml. The thing is though, you have to make sure that you have all the names correct in multiple places. The first thing you’ll want to make sure of, is that you put the .xml in Album folder, then you’ll need to make sure that all the names are the same for the folder, .xml, album art and in the attributes of the track file.
For example, in my 3 Doors Down folder I have things named like this:
Album folder name: The Better Life
.xml name: The%20Better%20Life (remember “%20” means a space and if it as a colon “:” in the name use “%3a”)
So if you have say an album named “Pink Floyd: The Wall” it would be “Pink%20Floyd%3a%20The%20Wall”.
The name of the .xml has to be the same name as what is in the .xml, so if you open the .xml you would see something
like The Better Life, the .xmls name has to be this.
Cover Art name: It will be the same as the .xml
Now for each track to be associated with the .xml you’ll need to make sure the Album name in the attributes are the same too. So if you are using Windows, from your PC access the music on the HUBs internal drive, then right click on the Track(s), then click on the Details Tab. Look next to “Album” and make sure that the name is the same as the .xml Name. Only the Album name really matters, but you should also check the Artist name too, since it will use the first name (if there are multiple names) in the list if you sort by Artist.
All the names have to be EXACTLY the same or your data won’t show up.
If your data still doesn’t show up, then from the HUB go to Setup / System / Media Library, then Clear the Media Library. Once the library recompiles you should see the data, although it can be hit and miss sometimes, especially if the Album name is long.