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Thread: Proper syntax of multi-value fields in MediaDatabaseFieldsv5.txt

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    Proper syntax of multi-value fields in MediaDatabaseFieldsv5.txt

    Hi,

    Im using dBpoweramp for ripping, PerfectTunes for editing tags and AssetUPnP as Music Server. Im using multi-value tags when ripping classical music, unfortunately only the first entry is shown both in PerfectTunes and Asset.

    Here is an example of what Im typing in, e.g.:
    Artist: Sviatoslav Richter; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
    Artist Sort: Richter, Sviatoslav; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich

    The MediaDatabaseFieldsv5.txt (and the IDTagDatabaseFields.txt for PerfectTunes) looks as follows:
    title,0,NVARCHAR(150)
    t_artist,3,INTEGER
    t_artist_sort,3,INTEGER
    t_album artist,3,INTEGER
    t_album artist_sort,3,INTEGER
    t_album,0,INTEGER
    t_genre,3,INTEGER
    year,0,INTEGER
    track,0,NVARCHAR(10)
    disc,0,NVARCHAR(10)
    t_composer,3,INTEGER
    t_composer_sort,3,INTEGER
    t_conductor,3,INTEGER
    t_conductor_sort,3,INTEGER
    compilation,0,INTEGER
    t_style,3,INTEGER
    Opus,3,INTEGER
    t_orchestra,3,INTEGER
    t_chorus,3,INTEGER
    t_soloists,3,INTEGER
    t_soloists_sort,3,INTEGER
    Label,3,INTEGER
    Instrument,3,INTEGER

    Does anybody have a clue why only the first of the multi-value entries is shown in the generated lists of Asset and/or PerfectTunes? Am I using a wrong syntax of the fields?
    Thanks

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    Re: Proper syntax of multi-value fields in MediaDatabaseFieldsv5.txt

    This is by default in asset, only the main artist is shown. You can change that by selecting (in the configuration 'Contributing artists with Main Artists')

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    Re: Proper syntax of multi-value fields in MediaDatabaseFieldsv5.txt

    Hi Spoon,
    thank you for instant reply.
    I've set the checkbox in asset config as suggested, now it workes. Although I get two entries for Artist: Dietrich Fischer Dieskau, one containing 2 albums, the other one the rest (10+CDs), no album shown in both. I`ll investigate further, maybe some inconsistency with naming in the sort fields.

    Re impact of the check box 'Contributing artists with Main Artists': Does this mean, all entries in the fields 'Album Artist', 'Artist', 'Soloists' are merged? Are there any other fields that are merged into 'Artist'?

    As I posted initially under PerfectTunes: Any chance to get multi-entries shown in PerfectTunes (at least the first 4)?

    Thanks

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    Re: Proper syntax of multi-value fields in MediaDatabaseFieldsv5.txt

    Perecttunes will only browse by the main artist of the track.

    Asset does not merge 'Album Artist', 'Artist', 'Soloists' to artist, only multi artists.

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    Re: Proper syntax of multi-value fields in MediaDatabaseFieldsv5.txt

    Hi Spoon,
    understood.
    Re PerfetcTunes: this explains why multi-entries are overwritten entirely when single suggestions/recommendations are accepted, e.g. in the 'Sort Tags' window. I would like to put multi-entry functionality on the wishlist for PerfectTunes!
    Cheers

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