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MelonMonkey
2006-11-22, 08:46
I'm using SS 6.5.1 from 11-17-06 - no Squeezebox yet (should be here today).

I'm sure plenty of people have albums with multiple discs. With MP3's you can tag these titles with Disc # of # and keep the exact same Album title. Slimserver will display this as two albums with the same name and year, each with (Disc X of Y) - if set with the preference to do this.

For example with a 2-disc album you'd get (Disc 1 of 2) and (Disc 2 of 2) respectively.

This is working fine for ALL my albums except a few. These few do not get this (Disc X of Y) added to them. It will look like I have two identical listings when browsing in Slimserver. These few are all tagged the exact same way as those that work, but they also all have something in common with each other.

The ones that don't work all contain the word "Disco" in their titles.

This is really strange. My next test will be to rename one of the working titles so that it too contains the word "Disco" and then do a rescan. Unfortunately the Update Rescan doesn't work reliably so the only way to be 100% sure is to do a complete wipe/clear and rescan.

Anyone else see this craziness?

EDIT: 100% confirmed using the above test. Added the word "Disco" to the title of a double set that was working and now it fails. Removed the word "Disco" from a set that didn't work and now it does. Time to search and file this bug if it's not already entered.

JJZolx
2006-11-22, 09:22
I'm using SS 6.5.1 from 11-17-06 - no Squeezebox yet (should be here today).

I'm sure plenty of people have albums with multiple discs. With MP3's you can tag these titles with Disc # of # and keep the exact same Album title. Slimserver will display this as two albums with the same name and year, each with (Disc X of Y) - if set with the preference to do this.

For example with a 2-disc album you'd get (Disc 1 of 2) and (Disc 2 of 2) respectively.

This is working fine for ALL my albums except a few. These few do not get this (Disc X of Y) added to them. It will look like I have two identical listings when browsing in Slimserver. These few are all tagged the exact same way as those that work, but they also all have something in common with each other.

The ones that don't work all contain the word "Disco" in their titles.

This is really strange. My next test will be to rename one of the working titles so that it too contains the word "Disco" and then do a rescan. Unfortunately the Update Rescan doesn't work reliably so the only way to be 100% sure is to do a complete wipe/clear and rescan.

Anyone else see this craziness?

EDIT: 100% confirmed using the above test. Added the word "Disco" to the title of a double set that was working and now it fails. Removed the word "Disco" from a set that didn't work and now it does. Time to search and file this bug if it's not already entered.
Maybe SlimServer is trying to pick up the disc number from the track title? Doesn't seem that it should when there are valid tags to be had, but...

Try going to Server Settings > Formatting > Guess Tags and blanking out any pattern strings shown there. Then clear/rescan and see if it makes a difference.

MelonMonkey
2006-11-22, 20:06
I don't think the Guess Tags has anything to do with it, since making edits to the real tags is what causes the problem. The filenames don't change during the testing mentioned above.

I'm about to blank those server settings as I need to do a complete rescan anyway.