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    Quote Originally Posted by kappclark View Post
    When you tag them, what sw do u use ? I have been using MP3Tag, and it says you need to use a \\ to create multiple genres ...
    I use mp3tag, too. Does it say that? From what I understand, it might be true or not completely true, depending on the actual wording: If you want to create multiple genre tag entries, then yes. If you want to have one genre tag that contains multiple genres, then use a semicolon. LMS treats a semicolon as a separator.

    Example:

    Classical\\Cello Concertos

    is mp3tag's way of displaying:

    GENRE=Classical
    GENRE=Cello Concertos

    whereas

    GENRE=Classical;Cello Concertos

    is just one genre tag with two genres in it. That's what I do.

    (If I'm completely wrong, please correct me. That's just my understanding of how this works.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Shozzer View Post
    If you play tracks in Squeezebox it will recognise either ; (or a different character if selected in the Control Panel) or \\. It depends on where else you play the tracks - other software will do different things with multiple genre tags. You can use MP3tag to tag with ; or \\.
    Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shozzer View Post
    I am not a jazz fan but you can have multiple genre tags and separate them with \\

    You could use Jazz as your main genre and then have another for Swing & etc.

    You could look online at how Jazz is tagged or you can have your own system. Your music, your categories!
    Oh, I didn't see that. It was just the first answer, after all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shozzer View Post
    If you play tracks in Squeezebox it will recognise either ; (or a different character if selected in the Control Panel) or \\. It depends on where else you play the tracks - other software will do different things with multiple genre tags. You can use MP3tag to tag with ; or \\.
    That's not quite right.

    In MP3TAg
    if you put "classical;violin" into the genre field then thats what get written into a SINGLE tag named GENRE
    if you put "classical\\violin" into the field then TWO tags get created both called GENRE

    LMS is capable of reading either method used into its database
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    That's not quite right.
    It just doesn't explain the difference. That's why I did that. And now you did, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dolodobendan View Post
    It just doesn't explain the difference. That's why I did that. And now you did, too.
    Sorry didn't see your post
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    Quote Originally Posted by dolodobendan View Post
    Oh, I didn't see that. It was just the first answer, after all.
    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    Sorry didn't see your post
    You and me both.

    (I actually prefer your explanation. It's more to the point. I tend to confuse people.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dolodobendan View Post
    You and me both.

    (I actually prefer your explanation. It's more to the point. I tend to confuse people.)
    You are both correct, thanks for the clarification. I think that it is fair to say that LMS treats genres separated by ; as though they are separate genres. \\actually makes a separate genre tag.

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    Fabulous posts on genre tagging ...

    I hav justre-worked hundreds and hundreds of Jazz tracks (mostly Swing) w/help of musicbrainz....seem to now have a good handle on the folders etc .. have started making the crooked straight, so to speak...

    Phase 2 is to get the MP3Tag sw to get the genres straight ...I think I will go with the semi-colon method for genres -- jazz;swing ....jazz;dixieland ... jazz;vocal....

    going to ge a much better handle on all this great music ..

    BTW - a great radio station for Swing/Jazz is Public Domain Jazz out of Switzerland -- very deep playlists and no commercials...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kappclark View Post
    THX-

    How do you tag a style ? I just can't see how to do it ... Obviously tagging everything as Jazz makes no sense - I just cannot figure out how to add a style tag to a track -- what sw allows me to do this ??
    In mp3tag I have added a tag called style. In lms you can use custom scan to scan Ĺstyleĺ and you can use custom browse to setup menus to browse your music collection. It is explained here how to add the tag;
    https://community.mp3tag.de/t/add-tag-field/13871
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