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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    What are your settings on this page in LMS > Settings (this is from mine, I'm on 7.9)

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    My "Various Artists" box is blank. That certainly explains the connection to Compilations.

    All else the same except the number of entries for "New Music Limit.

  2. #12
    Senior Member kidstypike's Avatar
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    I assume ypu do a "Clear library and rescan" after making changes to your tags?

    A "look for new and changed media files" doesn't really tidy up all changes.
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  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by kidstypike View Post
    I assume ypu do a "Clear library and rescan" after making changes to your tags?

    A "look for new and changed media files" doesn't really tidy up all changes.
    Several full scans in fact. I may do "look for new . . ." when just testing a theory by editing one album.

  4. #14
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    see the links in my sig, and be aware that its advisable to do all the following imo:

    1. keep all files from any one CD in one folder.
    2. only use comp=1 tags if u want them, don't use any others. will force comp status.
    3. del all disc tags. (optional, but may solve weird issues)
    4. treat TPE2 as Album Artist in settings
    5. group comps together
    6. change the blank default string value for what to name a comp in settings to ANYTHING that is not likely to be a string in your collection, like: " -.-Various Artists -.- " to avoid bug 9532
    7. assign actual Album Artists values to everything even if its redundant
    8. clear and rescan
    Using: Win7 64 + LMS 7.9 & Duet & ipads w/the logitech app, and ipeng on an ipod
    http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.ph..._Artists_logic & http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Compilations

  5. #15

    My Disappointing Experience with Compilation Cataloging

    I too am frustrated with how the software catalogues compilations. All of the proposed solutions above fail for me. I have run tests with only three albums in the database:

    1. A solo album for which artist = albumartist = artistsort = trackartist = “Brickman, Jim”;
    2. A compilation album with artist = actual artist including one track with artist = “Brickman, Jim”; and albumartist = artistsort = “Windham Hill Artists”.
    3. To demonstrate a flaw on the order in which artists are listed, a solo album for which artist = albumartist = artistsort = trackartist = “Cohn, Mark”

    For all three albums, COMPILATION is not filled (have also tried “0” with no change in behavior).

    I am using Logitech Media Server Version: 7.9.1 - 1516947667 @ Fri Jan 26 07:06:13 CUT 2018. My setting are the same as in Post #7 of this thread. (In particular, “Group Compilation Albums Together” is checked.)

    The resulting listings under Artist includes three Artists:

    Cohn, Marc
    One album with correct tracks

    Brickman, Jim
    Solo Album, with correct tracks
    Compilation Album, with the one track with Artist = “Brickman, Jim”

    Windham Hill Artists
    Compilation Album, with correct tracks

    Contrary to my wishes, the compilation album is listed under artist Brickman, Jim. Even worse, the artist “Brickman, Jim” is not in alphabetical order. “Brickman, Jim” is ordered just prior to the albumartist associated with the compilation album that includes a track with artist “Brickman, Jim”. (I’ve tried more solo album artists, and this seems to be the rule.)

    My solution is very much suboptimal. I create a tag trackartist that has the correct artists, and I populate the artist field with the same entry as albumartist. I then pre-pend trackartist to the track title.

    I suggest that the software be modified so that albums for which there is an albumartist, the ARTIST tag varies, and does not have a tag COMPILATION = 1, be catalogued under the albumartist and that the squeezebox player display ARTIST-TITLE. The software should treat an album as a compilation only if there is a tag COMPILATION = 1.

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