Like several other posters, I have had tremendous difficulty with Various Artists since installing 6.5. My folder\file structure for VAs is: \Various Artists\<COMPILATION NAME>\artist name - song name.flac.
My preference is to have all artist names within Various Artists comps appear in the Artists list (i.e. have all VA artists be searchable). However, some VA artist names show up, and others don't even though their FLAC tags appear to follow the same convention. I have tried endless combinations of tags in FLAC to determine the "secret" combination to no avail.
Today, I tried something that seemed to work, but is even more bizarre. Using Tag & Rename, I removed all tags for one VA file where the artist name wasn't searchable. I manually re-keyed the tags (song name, artist name, album name, album artist), saved them, then did a rescan. Magically, the artist showed up in the Artist list! Good enough, so then I tried the same procedure on all files within one VA subfolder. Rescanned, and NONE of the artist names appeared in the Artist list!
So I went back and tried the same procedure with just 2 files, then rescaned. For the first file I corrected, the artist name appeared, but not the second file. As near as I can tell, the only method that seems to work is to manually retag one file at a time, and do a complete rescan for each file. Ugh!!! Surely this is a bug?
Even more strange, checking or unchecking "part of a compilation" doesn't seem to have any effect.
Has anyone else had the same experience, or a better solution? This is driving me up the wall!
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2006-11-04, 10:52 #1
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Various Artist Difficulties - Cumbersome Fix