View Full Version : "Album Artist" tag causes no artist to be displayed

2007-01-16, 18:22
Due to Windows Media Player doing some misdeeds to my tags without my permission, many of my tracks now have "Album Artist" and "Track Artist" tags instead of simple "Artist" tags. When I play these tracks, the artist name is not displayed at all on the Softsqueeze or SlimServer web interface view of the current playlist (queue). Is this by design?

For example:
I have a 10,000 Maniacs track with "Album Artist" and "Track Artist" both containing "10,000 Maniacs" but only the song's title and album title are shown even though I have defined the display to include "Artist." Is this because "Artist" in the display format is taken literally? Do I need to include all 3 tag types in the format for this to work?


2007-01-16, 18:48
You didn't mention what version of slimserver you are using, but this
sounds like a known problem in 6.5.0. It is already fixed in the 6.5.1
nightly builds available here:

6.5.1 is expected to be officially released in the next few days, any
nightly build more recent than Jan 15 is basically an exact duplicate
of what will be released.

2007-01-16, 20:01
I'm using v6.5.0.