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Thread: Compilation Tag for Composer

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    Compilation Tag for Composer

    I am using dbpoweramp release 16.6 and would like to know if there is a way to rip a CD (typically to FLAC format) which is a classical title that has multiple composers as a compilation CD. I am using the batch ripper as I have an MF Digital ripstation and typically rip large collections of CD's at a time. It is quite common to have a Cd which has several tracks by a number of composers. If I use the Compilation tag in preferences for metadata tags it only addresses artists not composers! What happens when I use the naming convention [IFVALUE]composer,[composer],[IFCOMP]Various Artists[][IF!COMP][artist][][]\[album] - [conductor]\[track] - [title] works perfectly for all but the CD's that have a multi composer CD and on these discs it places each composers tracks in a separate folder. This obviously creates extra work at the end of the batch rip with me doing a search of the album title and locating all of the tracks and then pasting them into the correct folder.

    Could a Composer compilation tag be created to address this issue or is there a simple solution that I can use without it? I cannot simply use the [If Comp] placed before composer,[Composer] as that will not work for obvious reasons.

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    Re: Compilation Tag for Composer

    [IFCOMP]Various[][IF!COMP][IFVALUE]composer,[composer][][IF!VALUE]composer,[artist][][]\[album] - [conductor]\[track] - [title]

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    Re: Compilation Tag for Composer

    Spoon, thank you for your reply!

    I thought that when you select the compilation flag in the options menu that it only works with the artist metadata information. If you have multiple artists on a CD this works correctly. I want to create a folder name based on the composer name from the metadata if it is present. If I use [If Comp] and have the compilation flag selected how will the composer field be recognized if it has multiple composers on the same CD if it is looking for multiple artists not composers?

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    Re: Compilation Tag for Composer

    This is just file naming, did you try my naming string? It has to write to a various folder for compilation otherwise the disc would be split.

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    Re: Compilation Tag for Composer

    I am fine with having the CD placed in the "Various" folder. I will try your naming string out in a few days when i will have more Classical CD's to work with and let you know how it works out. Thanks for your input!

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