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Nonreality
2008-08-02, 19:54
I have an all time best collection of classic rock. It's 500 songs broken down into 5 folders. All are named the same with CD1, CD2 etc on the ends of the name. The songs are tagged with artist as the actual artist, then album artist and band are named Various Artists. I had to add the itunescompilation tag to get SC to put them in the Various Artists under artist browsing. Now for some unknown reason the first song in every folder is listed as a separate album. Before I added the itunescompilation tag the were alright under album viewing but they didn't show at all in the artist browser. Only ID3v2.3 tags and all have the same tag setup. Any ideas out there. I have gone through the tags with mp3tag to make sure they are right.

Nonreality
2008-08-03, 12:42
Ok I tried getting rid of the album artist and band tags and got the same result. Right now I just got rid of the itunescompilation tag and I'll see if that works in about an hour. What is up with the musicip part of the scan. It must not be able to just update from the timestamp and takes 45 minutes just for that part. It seems that if you use musicip it doesn't matter if you do a full scan or the new and changed scan, both take forever. Oh just for reference about 17k in songs.

Update: So now it got rid of the duplicate album under Various Artist but unfortunately it also got rid of song one. This is getting ridiculous. Just checked under albums and it shows up twice just like the rest, with song 1 in a separate album. Not sure what to try now. Maybe add disknumber? It would be a bit easier to try to fix if the scans didn't take an hour each time. :(

GlenL
2008-08-03, 16:45
It would be a bit easier to try to fix if the scans didn't take an hour each time. :(

Couldn't you make a small test music folder containing the offending album plus, say 25 other albums and temporarily point SqueezeCenter to that ?

It would certainly cut down your rescan times.

Nonreality
2008-08-03, 21:37
Couldn't you make a small test music folder containing the offending album plus, say 25 other albums and temporarily point SqueezeCenter to that ?

It would certainly cut down your rescan times.Yes you are right, I had forgot about that choice. Then have it rescan the entire thing once I figure it out. Thanks for reminding me.
Hmm I tried that and it still scanned my old settings??? I set it only to that album so I had assumed that it would only scan that folder but for some reason it doesn't? I'm starting to get a little lost here on why it works this way and why it would separate the first song in a compilation album as a different album. I hope someone reads this that has an idea because it's getting a bit frustrating.

Nonreality
2008-08-03, 21:57
Now I realize that it's because of musicip that limiting my library to one folder doesnt' work. Unless you turn that off it will do a full scan regardless of what you set your library. This should be easier I think. So now here I go again with disk or discnumber set. Hope it works.


Update: Yes, Discnumber finally worked. All songs including #1 is with the album. Man what a lot of work to make an album show up together. This is what a beginner would cry about and I don't blame them.