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    Question Change prefix of "The" in Album artist only

    How can I have this naming? When I select the checkbox to change the "The" location, it changes both.
    I'd like to be able to have Beatles in the B's sorted, but when displayed on any media player, show up as "The Beatles".

    Album Artist = Beatles, The
    Artist = The Beatles

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    Re: Change prefix of "The" in Album artist only

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobizal View Post
    How can I have this naming? When I select the checkbox to change the "The" location, it changes both.
    I'd like to be able to have Beatles in the B's sorted, but when displayed on any media player, show up as "The Beatles".

    Album Artist = Beatles, The
    Artist = The Beatles
    Yes.

    Album Artist = The Beatles
    Album Artist Sort = Beatles, The
    Artist = The Beatles
    Artist Sort = Beatles, The

    Your media player will need to support sort tags. Any decent player will.

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    Re: Change prefix of "The" in Album artist only

    Tried several players, and setting the Album Artist Sort and Artist sort checkbox. They still displayed both as "Beatles, The".
    If I uncheck "Replace the Artist with "Artist, The"", then it shows both the Artist and Album artist as "The Beatles". But that categorizes it under "T"'s. I'd rather have it categorized in the B's.

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    Re: Change prefix of "The" in Album artist only

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobizal View Post
    Tried several players, and setting the Album Artist Sort and Artist sort checkbox. They still displayed both as "Beatles, The".
    Setting the Album Artist Sort and Artist sort checkbox only affects new CDs you rip. It does not affect any tags post rip.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobizal View Post
    If I uncheck "Replace the Artist with "Artist, The"", then it shows both the Artist and Album artist as "The Beatles". But that categorizes it under "T"'s. I'd rather have it categorized in the B's.
    then it shows both the Artist and Album artist as "The Beatles". What is it, in the case you describe here?

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    Re: Change prefix of "The" in Album artist only

    I tried ripping new CD's after selecting the checkboxes. "It" is the Artist I want displayed correctly.
    I want to categorize the Artist "The Beatles", under B's (Beatles, The) for easy searching. But when the player displays the artist, I want the player to show "The Beatles".

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    Re: Change prefix of "The" in Album artist only

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobizal View Post
    I tried ripping new CD's after selecting the checkboxes. "It" is the Artist I want displayed correctly.
    I want to categorize the Artist "The Beatles", under B's (Beatles, The) for easy searching. But when the player displays the artist, I want the player to show "The Beatles".
    If you follow what garym posted, and as mville confirmed, new rips will display as The Beatles, under B, on your player and app: if your media player supports sort tags.

    In Windows, the folder will display as, The Beatles, under T.

    Any CDs previously ripped, and displaying as, Beatles, The, can be changed with dBpoweramp ID Tags, using the rules garym stated.
    Last edited by Oggy; 09-23-2017 at 02:03 AM.

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    Re: Change prefix of "The" in Album artist only

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobizal View Post
    "It" is the Artist I want displayed correctly.
    I was asking what you meant by it shows i.e. in which application are you seeing The Beatles, sorted under T. Maybe it does not support sort tags.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobizal View Post
    I want to categorize the Artist "The Beatles", under B's (Beatles, The) for easy searching. But when the player displays the artist, I want the player to show "The Beatles".
    I know what you want and I have answered in post no. 2.

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    Re: Change prefix of "The" in Album artist only

    Quote Originally Posted by Oggy View Post
    If you follow what garym posted ...
    Strange, I don't see any post from garym.

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    Re: Change prefix of "The" in Album artist only

    Quote Originally Posted by mville View Post
    Strange, I don't see any post from garym.
    Sorry, mville, it was of course, your self-explanatory, post! Obviously too early in the morning.....

    Yes, follow what mville mentioned!!

    The only time that I have The Beatles, displaying under T, is not unreasonably, in Windows, BUT, my players and apps, support, sort tags.
    Last edited by Oggy; 09-23-2017 at 05:00 AM.

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    Re: Change prefix of "The" in Album artist only

    Quote Originally Posted by mville View Post
    I was asking what you meant by it shows i.e. in which application are you seeing The Beatles, sorted under T. Maybe it does not support sort tags.



    I know what you want and I have answered in post no. 2.
    The applications I've tried are Foobar2000, Win10 media player, my car stereo, and apps on my Android Samsung S8 phone. All display the artist incorrectly and don't sort The Beatles under "B's". All of these players still sort the Beatles under "T's" instead.

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    Re: Change prefix of "The" in Album artist only

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobizal View Post
    The applications I've tried are Foobar2000, Win10 media player, my car stereo, and apps on my Android Samsung S8 phone. All display the artist incorrectly and don't sort The Beatles under "B's". All of these players still sort the Beatles under "T's" instead.
    I don't know why, but something is wrong. I use Asset UPnP and foobar2000 and my Beatles albums are showing under B, after The Beat and before Bee Gees.

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    Re: Change prefix of "The" in Album artist only

    Quote Originally Posted by mville View Post
    I don't know why, but something is wrong. I use Asset UPnP and foobar2000 and my Beatles albums are showing under B, after The Beat and before Bee Gees.
    Maybe I'm using the wrong settings. Should I be selecting the option "Replace 'The Artist' with 'Artist, The'"?
    I tried unselecting this option, and then it puts the beatles under T's, and still doesn't sort them under B's like I want.
    The only way I can get the beatles to show under B's, is to select that option. Then it shows "Beatles, The" in the player too, which i dont want.

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    Re: Change prefix of "The" in Album artist only

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobizal View Post
    Maybe I'm using the wrong settings. Should I be selecting the option "Replace 'The Artist' with 'Artist, The'"?
    Only select that option if it is what you want. FYI, I do not have the Replace 'The [artist]' with '[artist], The' option selected.

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