View Full Version : Missing artists with 6.5.3

2007-07-19, 03:23
Running 6.5.3 on windows xp, previously noticed one album couldn't be found by artist search. upgraded to 6.5.3 and problem went away.

However I have 3 albums by the artist chikinki, only 2 show up under artist search or browse, the third when you view it under an album search it doesn't list the artist.
I have SS set up to show track name, album, then artist, I've noticed quite a few albums do not show the artist name even if they do appear under artist search? For example I can find all my faithless albums under faithless, but disc 1 of live in 2007 just lists the tracks and album name, where disc 2 lists tracks, album name and artist name.

Is this still the previous problem with composer tags?

2007-07-20, 02:34
This looks like the same problem I had with one album. The software I used to rip it (Windows Media Player) left the Artist tag empty (usually it doesn't), but it did put the artist name in the Album Artist tag.
I updated the mp3 tags, putting the artist in the Artist tag and did a rescan. That fixed it for me.

2007-07-20, 08:49
Cheers for the reply.

I have artist tags and album artist tags on all my files. So gotta be something else.

2007-07-25, 02:15
I just found this thread while searching for artist tag issues. I'm using:

SlimServer Version: 6.5.3 - 12376 - Debian - EN - iso-8859-1

and NONE of the artists in my collection are showing up. All my files are flac files and do have artists listed (they show up in Amarok and I've checked the tags manually in a few files so I could be sure I'd get at least one or two artists). I've rescanned my collection a few times, but no artist.

When I was testing with Slimserver on a different computer but reading the same files over an NFS share, using version 6.3.0 from the Slimdevices repository on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, the artists did show up. I tried testing again with 6.5.3 on the Ubuntu computer, but the web interface never worked.

Any idea how I can get the artists to show? I am used to (and prefer) browsing by artists.


2007-07-25, 03:00
I've still not solved this on my system.