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    Various Artists on Compilation Albums

    Hello,
    I am using the full version of Asset UPnP on Mac OSX and am using a Naim streamer with the n-Stream iOS app. All is working very well apart from one small niggle.

    I have many compilations that have different artists for each track. When playing, I am seeing "Album Artist" instead of "Track Artist" - its no use on a compilation because every artist is set to "Various Artists".

    Within Asset UPnP settings I have ticked "[artist] - [title] for Various Artist album tracks" but it does not seem to make any difference.

    However just to be clear, should the value be "Various Artist" or "Various Artists"? The setting above is missing the "s" but I don't know if this makes any difference.

    Otherwise I think Asset is great its the best UPnP server I have found for Mac OSX.

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    Re: Various Artists on Compilation Albums

    Perhaps the nstream is showing its own values instead of the [aritst] - [title] string specified?

    Try a different control point as a test.

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    Re: Various Artists on Compilation Albums

    I have tried with a different app (mconnect) and I still only see "Various Artists" for artist name on Compilations.

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    Re: Various Artists on Compilation Albums

    Hi,
    On Compilation Albums, with the Album Artist tag set to 'Various Artists', I set the Track Name to be "%title% by %artist%", so that the Track Artist tag is incorporated & captured in the Title, and this is what is displayed in n-Stream.

    I set this in MP3Tag (sorry Mr Spoon) but for managing the metadata for multiple tracks in one go, such as changing the Title using other fields, using MP3Tag is faster than Edit IDTag.

    Simon.

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    Re: Various Artists on Compilation Albums

    I really don't want to mess about with the tagging on all my tracks. Why can't Asset or nStream (not sure which is at fault) just do it properly?

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    Re: Various Artists on Compilation Albums

    Quote Originally Posted by wilro15 View Post
    Why can't Asset or nStream (not sure which is at fault) just do it properly?
    What do Naim say about displaying the Album Artist tag and not the Artist Tag?

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