One handy thing that I recently discovered for mp3's is that SlimServer will see id3v2 TXXX (user defined) tags in mp3 files in _exactly_ the manner it sees freeform tags in flac or ape files.
If you use Mp3tag you can add _exactly_the_same_ tags to both flac's and mp3's and SlimServer will handle it all quite nicely. When Mp3tag doesn't recognize the tag as a valid id3v2.3 or id3v2.4 (whichever you've specified in the options) frame it creates TXXX frames with the literal name/value pair. SlimServer reads these and treats them exactly like it does for flac files. No doubt other tagging software can create these TXXX frames as well.
So I now tag my mp3s with the same tags as flac files, which makes writing Mp3tag actions much more straightforward.
This is particularly useful if you use id3v2.3 tags (which I do, for mp3 player device compatibility), since there's no ALBUMSORT/TSOA or ARTISTSORT/TSOP defined for id3v2.3. If you use id3v2.4 tags you could just use the native TSOA/TSOP frames from ARTISTSORT and ALBUMSORT, but for a couple of situations, the TXXX tags may be the _only_ way to do some things:
Add an ALBUMARTIST tag (which isn't exactly the same as BAND/TPE2) to an mp3 for use in SlimServer.
Set a COMPILATION=0 override on an album that would you don't want recognized as a compilation by SlimServer. Mp3tag currently doesn't write the ITUNESCOMPILATION (TCMP) frame if you set a value of 0 - like iTunes, it only includes the tag if it's value is 1/TRUE.
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2007-01-29, 12:00 #1
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Use TXXX frames for Mp3 id3v2 tagging for SlimServer
Last edited by JJZolx; 2007-01-29 at 12:41.