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jlr_aet
2009-01-26, 15:06
Hi,

Background:
I have spent the last week cleaning up the tags in my music library (85%-FLAC, 15%-MP3) with the help of MP3tag.
I delted all excess information in the tags.
Only saved ID3v2 tags in MP3 files, discarding all others (ID3v1,APE)
MP3 files only show (ID3v2.3) in MP3tag
FLAC files just show as having (FLAC) in MP3tag.

I deleted the default.m3lib for MusicIP and let MusicIP re-build the database from the updated files.
I then uninstalled Squeezecenter, deleted the cache, installed Version 7.3.2 and imported my MusicIP library.

So a fresh start in other words.

All files have ONLY the tags shown in the following example:
---------------------------------
Single Artist
(i.e. Bob Dylan, Essential Bob Dylan)
Folder: \Dylan, Bob\[1994] Essential Bob Dylan [FLAC]\01 - Blowin' in the Wind.flac
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ARTIST (Bob Dylan)
ARTISTSORT (Dylan, Bob)
ALBUM (Essential Bob Dylan)
ALBUMSORT (2000)
COMPILATION (0)
DISCNUMBER (1/2)
GENRE (Rock)
TITLE (Blowin' in the Wind)
TRACK (01)
YEAR (2000)
REPLAYGAIN_ALBUM_GAIN (Set by Replay Gain)
REPLAYGAIN_ALBUM_PEAK (Set by Replay Gain)
REPLAYGAIN_TRACK_GAIN (Set by Replay Gain)
REPLAYGAIN_TRACK_PEAK (Set by Replay Gain)
MUSICMAGIC DATA (Set by MusicIP)
MUSICMAGIC FINGERPRINT (Set by MusicIP)
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Now everything is sorted how I wanted BUT with exceptions.

I want to know why Cake (ARTIST=Cake;ARTISTSORT=Cake), for example appears in the "T to u" range in squeezecenter?

There are about a dozen or more artist doing this, ranging from Billy Joel (ARTIST=Billy Joel;ARTISTSORT=Joel, Billy) to Metallica
(ARTIST=Metallica;ARTISTSORT=Metallica) to name a couple off the top of my head.

All the misplaced artists show up in the "T to U" range in Squeezecenter.


I'm running Squeezecenter 7.3.2 on Window Home Server if that matters.
I have a Duet and a SB3.
Sorted by Artist, Year, Album in Squeeze center.
All compilation albums are stored in separate folder (\Compilations\Album Name\)

Any ideas on how to fix this?
Do I need to use different tags?
Change some settings in squeezecenter?

What want is for the artist to be sorted by the ARTISTSORT tag so that for example, Bob Dylan shows up in the D section reading "Bob Dylan" on the screen.

Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers,
James