Are you talking about jumping to the currently playing track? You can already do that - select "Playlist, Jump to the currently playing track", or just hit Ctrl+J. If that's not what you're trying to do, could you please clarify some more?
I tried the CUE sheet idea with my collection. Didn't work. Seems like strawberry simply won't add DSF files to the library, even if it can read the metadata (which, at least on my system, it does perfectly if I try playing a tagged DSF file from my file manager).
Maybe there's some trick that I have yet to discover, though. If you have any luck with your own testing, do please post back here!
Classical metadata formatting is a bit of nightmare. You can't just run it through Picard and expect good results, sadly there's just legwork involved.
For me, I will have this sort of directory structure:
Johann Sebastian Bach
St. Matthew Passion
The Bach Collegium Japan and Masaki Suzuki
The Vienna Philharmonic and Herbert Karajan
etc. metadata usually looks like this:
Performer/Album Artist: [Solo Performer Full Name, The [Name] Orchestra and [Conductor] with [Soloist, Concertist]
e.g. The New York Philharmonic and Leonard Bernstein with Van Cliburn
Album: [Composition Name]
e.g. Piano Sonata No. 32 Op. 111
Here Beethoven and Maurizio Pollini are implied from the Artist and Album Artist Fields
Filename: Whatever, just keep it short enough so filesystem isn't mad.
Track Name: Piano Sonata No. 32 Op. 111 - Movement 2 Adagio molto e cantabile
Something like that. Consistency is key. I wish it was less of a pain in the ass but in the absence of recognized standards, you'll be translating things out of German, flipping around Artist/Album Artist, etc.
Foobar2000 and JRiver (Windows) both have good regex tools for standardizing things but like I said it's just tedious. I think it's worth it though.
I would really like being able to skip an entire album.
Similarly it would be nice to be able to do it through the CLI so that I could skip album remotely from my phone (where control is challenging because I cannot browse the playlist).
Wrt OP's custom tag request I believe it can already be achieved with comments; Comment contains Occasion=Christmas.
I've been trying to use this feature again and noticed it wasn't working. After some troubleshooting and digging I finally found this mentioned in the 1.0.2 changelog:
* Removed broken "nomedia" / "nomusic" file handling.
I'm sure there was a reason for that, but... what's the alternative? I haven't been able to find any other way to get Strawberry to not add inappropriate files to my music collection. Can you please provide any guidance here?
@jonas The post was about albums being split into multiple instances. I posted here because the same issue was happening to me and I determined that it was related to the grouping tag field not the sort group by function (except that the group by feature made the issue visible). Changing the grouping tag values stopped the problem so I thought there was value in posting.
Splitting an album by the grouping tag field seems more like a hack to me, not anything intentional. It's fine if there's a feature to enable if someone wants it, but the existing behavior didn't seem to be an intentional feature. I don't see why an album should be broken up at all except possibly compilations into their individual artists.