View Full Version : Compilation Issue / JRiver Tagging

2007-05-01, 09:17
Hi All,
I am having the issue where compilation albums appear multiple times (for each artist in the album). I've done some research and still can't figure out what is wrong. Here's the situation:

Slimserver 6.3.1 (Slimserver 6.5.1 does not work with my Windows Vista Basic)

Comipilation behavior settings in Slimserver:
"Group compilation albums together"
"List albums by band"

All ripping and tagging was done with JRiver Media Center 12. JRiver tags compilation albums as follows:

Mix Album - 1
Album Type - Multiple artists (complete)
Album Artist (auto) - (Multiple Artists)

Of these three fields only Album Artist (auto) is editable. There are also a couple of possibly relevant tags that are unused: Band, Album Artist

As far as the file structure in my library goes, all compliations are grouped into a folder called "Assorted". Within this folder, each album has it's own folder ie Assorted/The Big Lebowski Sndtrk/songs. From what I've read, this seems to be the proper directory setup.

This is very frustrating, please let me know what I'm missing. All feedack is greatly appreciated. Regards

2007-05-01, 15:04
Please help before I lose my mind. This issue is the only thing that is keeping me from being 100% happy with my Squeezebox.

2007-05-01, 15:18
I don't recall, but you may need to rename your Assorted folder to Various Artists. I believe slimserver has specific logic to use that folder name.

I haven't used 6.3 in a long time, and have been using the 6.5.x or 7.0 series for a while. Various Artists seems to work just fine for me.

There is also a setting where you can name the Various Artists folder to your choice. Look in Server Prefs->Behavior for the text: When compilation albums are grouped together, they appear under "Various Artists" by default. You can change that name below.)

Try a quick change of that field and a complete rescan to see if that helps. Otherwise, try a rename of your Assorted folder and a complete rescan with the above field empty.


2007-05-01, 15:43
Tks. Trying it now. Will keep you posted.

2007-05-01, 16:42
Tried both. No luck. Any other thoughts?

2007-05-01, 19:17
I also tried changing the name of the tag from "Mix album" to "Compilation". No joy there as well