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pasil
2007-06-19, 09:18
Hi- I'm 2 weeks new to squeezebox but so far it's been awesome. One glitch that I can't figure out. I have a library of 14000 songs probably 1300 artists, don't use itunes, have server 6.5.3 running. The library displays every artist but one in alphabetical order by first name which is fine. But "Steve Earle" is ordered with the E's -it is not displayed as Earle, Steve either. I've got three albums in flac in one folder and a few songs as .mp3 in another folder and it has filed them all this way. I've looked at all the tags of all the songs in mp3tag and can't figure this out. Any idesa? Thanks, Paul

geoffb
2007-06-19, 09:39
On 6/19/07, pasil wrote:
> The library displays every artist but one in alphabetical order by
> first name which is fine. But "Steve Earle" is ordered with the E's
> -it is not displayed as Earle, Steve either.

Are you sure there's not an ARTISTSORT tag in the files? (see
http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?SlimServerSupportedTags for the
tags and how they're used by slimserver).

To check, select one file in MP3Tag, and hit Alt-T - that should show
you all tags, including those not shown by the default MP3Tag display.

Cheers,
Geoff

pasil
2007-06-19, 20:36
Thanks for the reply Geoff- I checked that and I couldn't find a artistsort tag associated with any of the files. Still a mystery. Thanks, Paul

geoffb
2007-06-20, 05:16
Did you check all the files? I don't know, but would guess it's
possible for one of them to affect other files with the same artist.

Are they stored in directories in any kind of unusual way? Slimserver
guesses tags sometimes based on the folder name (but that shouldn't
make a difference here).

Do you use MusicIP?

Cheers,
Geoff

On 6/19/07, pasil <pasil.2sgj8n1182310801 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
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> Thanks for the reply Geoff- I checked that and I couldn't find a
> artistsort tag associated with any of the files. Still a mystery.
> Thanks, Paul
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