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caecusum
10-02-2014, 08:44 PM
I tend to use "Pop/Rock" as a genre for a lot of albums and this seems to get written into the metadata as "Pop\Rock". Using dBpoweramp 64 bit 15.1 on Windows 8.

caecusum
10-02-2014, 10:23 PM
I suppose I should add that I've only noticed this (so far) when encoding to ALAC, but haven't tried other formats extensively.

Spoon
10-03-2014, 03:58 AM
This is because '/' is a seperator in ALAC. If you want Pop/Rock in Alac set the genre to Pop; Rock this is the standard way for dBpoweramp to specify 2 genres.

RonM
10-04-2014, 01:19 AM
This is because '/' is a seperator in ALAC. If you want Pop/Rock in Alac set the genre to Pop; Rock this is the standard way for dBpoweramp to specify 2 genres.

Can you not also specify two genres with a double backslash (e.g. rock\\blues)? Same with two or more artists? I use this for artists, and a title will show up under both artists' names. Does the semicolon work the same way?

R.

dbfan
10-04-2014, 04:25 AM
Different programs use different ways, '; ' is the separater dBpoweramp uses.

garyd9
05-20-2015, 09:40 PM
Bringing back an old thread... I see the same thing encoding to AAC. While it doesn't matter too much, it creates an oddity when the genre is pulled from AMG as "Pop/Rock", and put into my FLAC files as "Pop/Rock." When I encode to mp3, it stays as "Pop/Rock", but when I encode that same FLAC file to AAC, it shows up as "Pop\Rock" (backslash instead of forward slash.)

The inconsistency is what's so very annoying here. I have some files with forward slashes and others with backslashes. I think it'd be better if a decision was made on ONE way to do it, and then to do it consistently.

Gary

BrodyBoy
05-21-2015, 04:19 AM
The inconsistency is what's so very annoying here. I have some files with forward slashes and others with backslashes. I think it'd be better if a decision was made on ONE way to do it, and then to do it consistently.

Gary
There are many inconsistencies between the tagging systems used by different codecs. Who exactly do you propose can make the decision that'll make them all nicely consistent and compatible? (If you have an email address, we'll all write! ;))

I'm being facetious, of course. This is just one....a minor one...of the many inconvenient, annoying, aggravating differences that must be accommodated when converting between codecs and metadata systems. For the most part, dBp does an excellent job of making the appropriate changes for us.

Dat Ei
05-24-2015, 04:20 AM
Hey Spoon,


Different programs use different ways, '; ' is the separater dBpoweramp uses.

you mean '; ' is the standard separater in the GUI of dbpoweramp, right?

Are there definitions of standard separaters for the different codecs? What are the separaters for FLAC and mp3?


Dat Ei

mville
05-24-2015, 08:42 AM
you mean '; ' is the standard separater in the GUI of dbpoweramp, right?

Are there definitions of standard separaters for the different codecs? What are the separaters for FLAC and mp3?

This issue is confusing as different software applications use different separators when displaying multi-value tags. As yet, there is no standard, unfortunately.

For endusers, what is actually written to file for the different formats should be transparent/irrelevant. Endusers need only be concerned with what each software application uses to handle/display the multi-value tags.

e.g. dBpoweramp uses '; ' as the separator for all file formats, whereas MP3Tag uses '\\'.

Dat Ei
05-24-2015, 12:57 PM
Thank you, mville! Little by little I approach my aim to clean up my tags for Kodi.


Dat Ei