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Dave Bird
2006-03-17, 01:36
Can anyone help ...

I have just been going through the exercise of stripping ID3v1 Tags from my MP3 files (with ID3-TagIT 3) and updating them to ID3v2.4, which having read some threads on how to handle Compilations and Multi Discs, would seem to be the thing to do. However, its giving me some problems:

Following a clear and rescan, the mp3 tracks that have no album specified do not appear under Artists in the browser (or on SoftSqueeze). If I go to Browse Albums - All Songs, or No Album
the tracks do appear. WMA files appear ok. The Tags all look ok, if I browse music folder and look at the tracks the tags are reported correctly at V2.4, Winamp shows them correctly to. A dump of the MP3 shows that the Artist is in tag TPE1.

I am running the nightly 6.2.2 from the 16th March, Windows XP Home, default2 skin (same result with fishbone).

Thanks

Dave

Dave Bird
2006-03-17, 09:41
I've spent most of today trying to find out what is going wrong and i'm getting to the point where my squeezebox and all associated software is likely to be launched through through a window ... however some more data ...

My library has a lot of individual music files (2000+), not parts of albums, and stored in a directory named as their first letter. They are a mixture of mp3 and wma. There are also a number of albums (mp3, wma, and flac) stored in artist/album sub directories of these directories. There are no problems with any of the album directories.

What I find is that a number of the files do not appear under Artists in the music library after a full scan. If I do a Browse Albums then then they do appear in All Songs. I have checked the tags with Mp3Tag (plus several other tools) made sure they are ID3v2.3 (for mp3s) and all looks ok. With d_scan set the tracks appear on the file list with no errors reported.

other oddities ..

After 8 full rescans one of the tracks, which had not been edited during that time, decided to appear in the Artist List. At the time it appeared I had just modified the title of an un-related track. This was not to last though as it dissapeared again after the next full rescan and has not been seen since!

I have tried completely un-installing and re-installing, standing on my head while hitting the enter key, and sacrificing a goat .. all to no avail ..

Anyone any thoughts ?

Dave Bird
2006-03-17, 10:12
I think the sacrificed goat may be getting me somewhere ..

It would seem that the tracks that are not appearing are the ones with no Album specified, can it be that these are being grouped as a compilation, and then not shown in my compilation directory as the name is blank?

Also .. In my earlier ID3v2.4 conversions I managed to somehow set the Compilation tag on some files .. is their an easy way to clear it as Mp3Tag does not seem to show it.

Any answers appreciated as the goat supply is dwindling

Michaelwagner
2006-03-18, 07:03
It would seem that the tracks that are not appearing are the ones with no Album specified, can it be that these are being grouped as a compilation, and then not shown in my compilation directory as the name is blank?

There is special handling in slimserver for No Album tracks. I don't know how it works (or if it's been broken in a recent nightly) because I never use it. But fish around in the server options.


Also .. In my earlier ID3v2.4 conversions I managed to somehow set the Compilation tag on some files .. is their an easy way to clear it as Mp3Tag does not seem to show it.

Tag & Rename does this. But how did you set the flag if you don't have a program that can set it?

I think there's a page in the wiki about tag handling. It's fairly new, so it may not be totally complete, but it might help you with this question.

http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?SlimServerSupportedTags


Any answers appreciated as the goat supply is dwindling
Sheep are and have been an acceptable substitute, going back to biblical times. However, beware of municipal ordinances; some restrict lamb to licensed butcher shops.