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Nick Locke
2004-04-09, 09:33
I have read a much earlier post explaining that uniqueness in tagging is
defined by Genre, Artist, Album and Track.



I'm using LAMEB to do the encoding, so it picks up the tags from the file
names (and, so far as I know, can only use the "standard" tags).



Following earlier advice received, I have used the concept of creating an
Album called "singles" for each artist. Singles (usually) have two tracks.
So, by way of example, I have ended up with (following the tag order above):



Pop, Hazel O'Connor, Singles, 01 --> Will You

Pop, Hazel O'Connor, Singles, 02 --> Sons and Lovers

Pop, Hazel O'Connor, Singles, 01 --> D-Days

Pop, Hazel O'Connor, Singles, 02 --> Time is Free



Of course, only the first of each similarly numbered track appears in the
Slimserver lists.



I could invent a separate "Album" for each single.



I could sequentially number (1, 2, 3, 4) across singles.



However, neither of these approaches seems very neat and introduces the need
to be conscious of what has gone before each time I encode a piece of vinyl
(I know I should have kept them all in order!!).



Thoughts on how other people have tackled this would be welcome. Thanks in
advance,



Nick

Jason Holtzapple
2004-04-09, 09:45
Nick Locke wrote:
> I have read a much earlier post explaining that uniqueness in tagging is
> defined by Genre, Artist, Album and Track.
>
> Following earlier advice received, I have used the concept of creating
> an Album called “singles” for each artist. Singles (usually) have two
> tracks. So, by way of example, I have ended up with (following the tag
> order above):
>
> I could invent a separate “Album” for each single.

This is what I do. Usually the A side becomes the album name as well.

> However, neither of these approaches seems very neat and introduces the
> need to be conscious of what has gone before each time I encode a piece
> of vinyl (I know I should have kept them all in order!!).

It shouldn't if you use a separate Album per single.

> Thoughts on how other people have tackled this would be welcome. Thanks
> in advance,

Actually I'm not very strict at following existing disc/vinyl conventions.
One of the best things about ripping to hard drive is you can organize the
music the way you want and not be restricted by obsolete formats.

--Jason