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Marc Sherman
2005-01-12, 17:09
I've got a single album that is showing up as No Artist/Genre/Album in
the slimserver and squeezebox, despite having those tags set in the
files themselves. All my other tracks work -- it's just this one album
that fails.

The album is all mp3 files, with id3v2 tags created with the id3v2 tool
on Debian (I think it's creating v2.3 tags). Windows Media Player
recognizes the tags just fine, but for some reason Slimserver can't see
them. Any tips?

I'm running slimserver 5.4.0 on Debian Sarge (linux).

In case there's something wrong with the tags in the files, I've put one
of them up on my website at http://projectile.ca/bad-id3.mp3 . Warning,
the file is 4.6MB.

Thanks,
- Marc

Marc Sherman
2005-01-13, 08:33
Marc Sherman wrote:
> I've got a single album that is showing up as No Artist/Genre/Album in
> the slimserver and squeezebox, despite having those tags set in the
> files themselves. All my other tracks work -- it's just this one album
> that fails.
>
> In case there's something wrong with the tags in the files, I've put one
> of them up on my website at http://projectile.ca/bad-id3.mp3 . Warning,
> the file is 4.6MB.

I think I've definitively proven that this is a tag related problem;
there's something about the tags in these files that Slimserver can't
understand.

I've re-ripped and tagged the CD in question, and with the new files,
the problem went away. If I move the new files out of the library, put
the old ones back, and wipe the cache, the problem comes back.

I've put a copy of the same song with working tags on my webserver, at
http://projectile.ca/good-id3.mp3 . Should I file a bug about this? Is
there somewhere I can upload those mp3s to -- I don't want to keep two
4.6MB mp3s on my public webserver for very long.

- Marc

dean
2005-01-13, 08:49
Please file a bug about this and add the MP3 files to the bug as
examples of the problem.

On Jan 13, 2005, at 7:33 AM, Marc Sherman wrote:

> Marc Sherman wrote:
>> I've got a single album that is showing up as No Artist/Genre/Album
>> in the slimserver and squeezebox, despite having those tags set in
>> the files themselves. All my other tracks work -- it's just this one
>> album that fails.
>> In case there's something wrong with the tags in the files, I've put
>> one of them up on my website at http://projectile.ca/bad-id3.mp3 .
>> Warning, the file is 4.6MB.
>
> I think I've definitively proven that this is a tag related problem;
> there's something about the tags in these files that Slimserver can't
> understand.
>
> I've re-ripped and tagged the CD in question, and with the new files,
> the problem went away. If I move the new files out of the library,
> put the old ones back, and wipe the cache, the problem comes back.
>
> I've put a copy of the same song with working tags on my webserver, at
> http://projectile.ca/good-id3.mp3 . Should I file a bug about this?
> Is there somewhere I can upload those mp3s to -- I don't want to keep
> two 4.6MB mp3s on my public webserver for very long.
>
> - Marc
>