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dip
2005-07-06, 01:15
The "Multiple Items In Tags" option (in Server Settings, Behavior) seems not to work for album titles but only for artists and genre. According to the description it should also work for album titles.

Another problem exists when I have an album with multiple artists (say artist 1 and artist 2) and use the "Multiple Items In Tags" options (for the artists). During "Browse Albums" in SlimServer the album is shown as "Album Title by Artist 1" but should in my opinion be shown as "Album Title by Artist 1; Artist 2" since this is an album of both artists.

Note: When the "Multiple Items In Tags" option will be corrected to also work for album titles, similarly during browsing of song titles the album titles should also not be splitted. A song on an album with the album title "Album Title 1; Album Title 2" should then be shown as "Song Title (Artist) from Album Title 1; Album Title 2" and not as "Song Title (Artist) from Album Title 1".

Any opinion to that?

Dieter

dip
2005-07-07, 00:52
Can anybody confirm that this is a bug (or is it as designed)? If it is a bug I will file a bug report.

To have this option working for album titles would be very handy for classical albums. If you have for example an album with "Beethoven, Ludwig van - Symphony Nr. 1" (comprising serveral movements) and "Schubert, Franz - Symphony Nr. 4" (comprising several movements) on it, you simply have to tag the album as "Beethoven, Ludwig van - Symphony Nr. 1; Schubert, Franz - Symphony Nr. 4", define ";" as separator and you can browse to both symphonies separatly. Without this option you are not able to browse to the second symphony (and browse title does not help since there you find only the single movements which may be titled "Adagio..." or so on.

So for classical albums this option would really be great.

Dieter

ceejay
2005-07-07, 05:05
Dieter

an alternative approach to tagging Classical CDs is to make the mental leap that "CD" does not have to equal "album". When I started this project I spent some time trying to get to the bottom of this, and found discussions in various forums on the topic (sorry, don't have a URL to hand).

In my collection the CD you described would appear as two quite separate albums (in the sense of the value of the album tags), therefore showing up as entirely separate items in slimserver browsing. EXCEPT that both albums are contained within the same folder on my hard disc, so I can easily reconstruct the CD (from FLACs) if I ever need to.

This approach does require a certain amount of extra manual taggin effort, but to be honest the automatic tagging you get on classical CDs is so awful that you wouldn't want it anyway.

Regards
ceejay

dip
2005-07-07, 06:42
Ceejay

sounds interesting. The only drawback I see is when I want to find the CD corresponding to an album. My classical CDs are sorted by the first mentioned composer (in the example under Beethoven). If I separate the albums as described by you, how do I know that the Schubert symphony is "in real life" on the "Beethoven CD"? I could recognize it from the folder name if this is originally named (with both composers) but I prefer (at least at the moment) to have the folder names and the album names in the tags to be synchronized.

I will think a little bit more about your approach.

Nevertheless, I think that it is a bug, that the "Multiple Items In Tags" option does not work for album titles.

Dieter

ceejay
2005-07-07, 10:06
Ceejay

If I separate the albums as described by you, how do I know that the Schubert symphony is "in real life" on the "Beethoven CD"?

Dieter


Dieter

If I wanted to find out the physical CD which a particular album belonged to, I'd just look up the file details on one of the songs/movements - the "location" points to the folder, which in my model is the CD. So, for example, I have a folder "G:\Musiclib\flac\classical\Assorted\Sibelius, Nielsen Violin Concertos" which includes an album "Nielsen Violin Concerto Op 33 - Swedish RSO - Salonen - Cho-Liang Lin"

Here is a thread from a few months ago in which I was getting some good advice... http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=12914


ceejay

RACliffe
2005-07-07, 14:52
Hi Dieter,

I see that you have found the bug I filed some weeks ago for the multiple artists that you describe.

http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1209

Roger

dip
2005-07-07, 15:37
Hi Roger,

yes, but I understand that it is working for you unter Windows XP but not unter Linux. For me it does not work unter Windows XP. Or didn't I understand your description correctly?

Dieter