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Thread: Ripper Converting Delimiter for Multiple Artists from semicolon to slash

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    Question Ripper Converting Delimiter for Multiple Artists from semicolon to slash

    When I place multiple artists in the track artist field I use the format: "Artist1; Artist2; Artist 3". I universally rip FLAC's. In the past this produced tags of the same format. But since I reinstalled on my new computer, it is producing tags with the format: "Artist1/Artist2/Artist3". This is not the first time that I upgraded my computer, but it is the first time I've seen this behavior. I looked for settings to custom choose the delimiter for multi-artists, but couldn't find it. Could you point me in the right direction?

    I simply want the Flac's tag to have the same format as they do before I do the rip - "Artist1; Artist2: Artist3"

    Oh and secondly, I have ripped a bunch of CD's before I noticed this change. Is there a way to go batch change these artist fields on the tags of the already written FLAC tag's or is this a slow manual process only?

    Much appreciated...

    Adam

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    Re: Ripper Converting Delimiter for Multiple Artists from semicolon to slash

    dBpoweramp does not write "Artist1/Artist2/Artist3", so you are seeing the player represent multiple tags in that way.

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    Re: Ripper Converting Delimiter for Multiple Artists from semicolon to slash

    Quote Originally Posted by adavis521 View Post
    When I place multiple artists in the track artist field I use the format: "Artist1; Artist2; Artist 3". I universally rip FLAC's. In the past this produced tags of the same format. But since I reinstalled on my new computer, it is producing tags with the format: "Artist1/Artist2/Artist3".
    In which software are you seeing this behaviour?

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    Re: Ripper Converting Delimiter for Multiple Artists from semicolon to slash

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon View Post
    dBpoweramp does not write "Artist1/Artist2/Artist3", so you are seeing the player represent multiple tags in that way.
    Thanks Spoon. This is strange as I haven't opened a player yet. I simply brought the tags into the program tag&rename which has always been my workflow. If I open albums I previously ripped I get...

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    If I look at an album I recently ripped, I get...

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    So the application is opening up two sets of Flac's ripped using dBpoweramp and getting 2 very different format for artist field. Any tips?

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    Re: Ripper Converting Delimiter for Multiple Artists from semicolon to slash

    tag&rename. See post above. It is only happening with recently ripped tracks, one I previously ripped in same program are displaying "artist1; artist2; artist3"

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    Re: Ripper Converting Delimiter for Multiple Artists from semicolon to slash

    Quote Originally Posted by adavis521 View Post
    Thanks Spoon. This is strange as I haven't opened a player yet. I simply brought the tags into the program tag&rename which has always been my workflow. If I open albums I previously ripped I get...

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    If I look at an album I recently ripped, I get...

    Capture2.PNG

    So the application is opening up two sets of Flac's ripped using dBpoweramp and getting 2 very different format for artist field. Any tips?
    The files in your screenshots are mp3 files, not flac files. You stated earlier, I universally rip FLAC's.

    Please confirm, is the problem occurring when you rip to the flac file format or when you rip to the mp3 file format?

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    Re: Ripper Converting Delimiter for Multiple Artists from semicolon to slash

    Oh, great point. Yes, it is also occuring with FLAC's. I rip FLAC's and then make an MP3 copy. The FLAC's are put on a separate drive. Here is an example of a freshly ripped FLAC...
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    Thanks,
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    Re: Ripper Converting Delimiter for Multiple Artists from semicolon to slash

    Quote Originally Posted by adavis521 View Post
    Oh, great point. Yes, it is also occuring with FLAC's. I rip FLAC's and then make an MP3 copy. The FLAC's are put on a separate drive. Here is an example of a freshly ripped FLAC...
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    What is showing if you use the dBpoweramp context menu option Edit ID-Tag, on the same flac file?

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    Re: Ripper Converting Delimiter for Multiple Artists from semicolon to slash

    Which dBpoweramp platform/version are you using?

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    Re: Ripper Converting Delimiter for Multiple Artists from semicolon to slash

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    Is this the context menu? Weird, there it is proper. Well, I'll be damned. Any tips why tag&rename may be reading identically formatted artist fields differently? Seems like I'm still missing something here and now I know it's no longer dBpoweramp issue, but I for the life of me can't figure out why it would behave this way. Today when I open two different tracks that show the same in context menu, they show differently in tag&rename based on when I ripped them. hmmm...

    Relatedly, do you guys have a bulk tag management tool? Maybe going across multiple vendors is a mistake.

    Adam

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    Re: Ripper Converting Delimiter for Multiple Artists from semicolon to slash

    14.2 I believe. But will to upgrade if that will help or if there is other functionality I'm missing out on. But to be honest, nothing has changed on my side. My workflow is identical.

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    Re: Ripper Converting Delimiter for Multiple Artists from semicolon to slash

    Quote Originally Posted by adavis521 View Post
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    Is this the context menu? Weird, there it is proper. Well, I'll be damned. Any tips why tag&rename may be reading identically formatted artist fields differently? Seems like I'm still missing something here and now I know it's no longer dBpoweramp issue, but I for the life of me can't figure out why it would behave this way. Today when I open two different tracks that show the same in context menu, they show differently in tag&rename based on when I ripped them. hmmm...

    Relatedly, do you guys have a bulk tag management tool? Maybe going across multiple vendors is a mistake.
    Yes, it states dBpoweramp: Edit ID-Tag in the window title.

    As I suspected and as Spoon stated in post no. 2, the problem is with tag&rename, probably just a configuration/option that needs setting correctly.

    BTW, I use different tagging tools form different developers, so it is not a mistake.

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    Re: Ripper Converting Delimiter for Multiple Artists from semicolon to slash

    Quote Originally Posted by adavis521 View Post
    14.2 I believe. But will to upgrade if that will help or if there is other functionality I'm missing out on. But to be honest, nothing has changed on my side. My workflow is identical.
    So, R14.2 for the windows platform? The screenshot is showing R14.4.

    Upgrading will probably not make any difference to this issue, as the issue does not occur in R14.4, as shown in your previous screenshot.

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    Re: Ripper Converting Delimiter for Multiple Artists from semicolon to slash

    Quote Originally Posted by mville View Post
    Yes, it states dBpoweramp: Edit ID-Tag in the window title.

    As I suspected and as Spoon stated in post no. 2, the problem is with tag&rename, probably just a configuration/option that needs setting correctly.

    BTW, I use different tagging tools form different developers, so it is not a mistake.

    I really appreciate your help and support. The thing that doesn't make sense to me is why tag&rename would show "artist1/artist2" with recently ripped tracks and "artist1; artist2" with previously ripped tracks that have identical formats in their Edit ID-tag. This signifies to me something is different in these ID-tag even if I can't see it in the context tool. Does that make sense?

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    Re: Ripper Converting Delimiter for Multiple Artists from semicolon to slash

    Quote Originally Posted by adavis521 View Post
    The thing that doesn't make sense to me is why tag&rename would show "artist1/artist2" with recently ripped tracks and "artist1; artist2" with previously ripped tracks that have identical formats in their Edit ID-tag. This signifies to me something is different in these ID-tag even if I can't see it in the context tool. Does that make sense?
    First of all, I assume that with ALL your flac rips with multi-value tags, you have used the semi-colon as the separator and the same tags show the semi-colon separator, in Edit ID-Tag. This is my experience when using CD Ripper and ripping to flac.

    I have no experience with tag&rename so cannot comment on what is happening to your flacs when you use the software and what possible changes may or may not occur when using the software.

    I think you'd be better served by checking with tag&rename support, for a possible explanation.

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