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brievenbus@zonnet.nl
2004-01-02, 23:52
Hi, I followed the discussions the other day: I would love to use the multi
genre feature but until it is available I want to misuse the
conductor/composer/band tags for it to keep and overview on my collection.

I've tagged all my mp3 with MP3tag (http://www.mp3tag.de/en/index.html),
yes in english. Great freeware program for (mass) updates but it does only
the basic tags.
Does anyone know of a good tagger that supports conductor/composer/band
(under windows)?

Another question:
How do you guys tag the 'Various artists' CD's. Currently I put artist -
song in the title tag (1) and put 'various artists' in the artist tag. I
found that many also put the artist-song info in the Artist tag (2).
With (1) the songs do not show under the artist name but only under various
artists. with (2) the song shows up in the artist list on the slimp3 but
with a separate entry as the song is added. This makes the artist list way
too long to browse it with the remote.
Who has the ultimate system for tagging the files?

Thanks!

Willem


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Ian Whalley
2004-01-03, 07:17
>Another question:
>How do you guys tag the 'Various artists' CD's.
>Currently I put artist - song in the title tag (1) and
>put 'various artists' in the artist tag. I found that
>many also put the artist-song info in the Artist tag
>(2). With (1) the songs do not show under the artist
>name but only under various artists. with (2) the song
>shows up in the artist list on the slimp3 but with a
>separate entry as the song is added. This makes the
>artist list way too long to browse it with the remote.
>Who has the ultimate system for tagging the files?

There is a tag field, used by iTunes, that I previously
brought up on the developers list, that is set when you
select 'part of compilation' in the tagging dialog. I
believe it is 'TCMP' -- when present and set to '1',
this indicates that the track is on a compilation
album.

There was a discussion (on the other list, I think -- I
have lost it and cannot find it on the web, possibly
due to the moving of the mailing lists some months ago)
about various ways in which the SlimDevices... erm...
devices could use this tag. As far as a I know,
nothing has been implemented yet (I keep dreaming of a
day when I'll have enough time to look at it myself,
but I know that this day is unlikely to come).

Best wishes;

inw

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Ian Whalley <first name> @ <last name> . org