View Full Version : What tag does Album Artist container look for?

01-26-2010, 06:41 PM
What tag does the Album Artist container look for, because it is empty on my configuration.

Asset v3 Beta, NaimUniti, Windows 7 X64

01-27-2010, 04:32 AM
Depends which audio format.

01-27-2010, 05:56 AM
Flac (vorbis tag) and MP3 (ID3v2.3)

01-27-2010, 10:07 AM
On flac it should be 'AlbumArtist' and for mp3 Band is used (which is the iTunes standard).

01-28-2010, 05:06 AM
That's strange, becauses all my MP3 compilations are tagged VA in the Band field (TPE2). (no other tracks have anything in this field).

01-28-2010, 07:53 AM
Installed in the Asset programs folder:

C:\Program Files\Illustrate\dBpoweramp

is uMediaLibrary-dumpdb.exe

Run it and all the raw database will appear in notepad, save and load into excel to look at the album artist column.

01-28-2010, 02:45 PM
The 'album artist' column is populated in the uMediaLibrary-dumpdb.exe file, and i've re-checked my tagging, which seems fine.
Not sure what the issue is, but it's not a problem as i've tagged all the compilations with a compilation=1 tag instead, so they show up in the 'compilation' container.


01-28-2010, 03:32 PM
You would browse by Advanced >> Album Artist

01-28-2010, 06:59 PM
Yes, that's what i was trying, but as i said, it returns an 'empty' message. Could it be anything connected with the v3 alpha code version i'm running?
If there's any diagnostics/logs you want me to send you just say so.

01-29-2010, 06:11 AM
What is your control point?

01-29-2010, 06:56 PM
I'm just using a NaimUniti as a renderer. It can see the Asset server, and i choose the tracks to play from the Uniti interface. Does that mean it's functioning as a control point as well?
By the way, all other aspects of the browse tree work very well.

01-30-2010, 06:37 AM
Yes, try installing Kinsky Desktop on your PC to browse the library: