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Thread: <Various Artists> doesn't work with 17.3 (Mac)

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    Unhappy <Various Artists> doesn't work with 17.3 (Mac)

    the tag: <Various Artists> should use the artist name from the metadata. That's how it worked previously. Now, <Various Artists> yields the tag "Various Artists" instead of artist name.

    Can you help me with this, please?

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    Re: <Various Artists> doesn't work with 17.3 (Mac)

    If you read the metadata from the internet then it will be presented at the top as <various artists>, as long as you do not edit this tag, then the actual artist names underneath should be fine, select a single track and the real artist name is shown.

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    Re: <Various Artists> doesn't work with 17.3 (Mac)

    Lower case. I hadn't thought of that. I'll give it a try.

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    Re: <Various Artists> doesn't work with 17.3 (Mac)

    I found the problem: The fields are looking for "display title" and "extended display title". How can I fix this?



    That didn't work. Here's a picture of the problem: IMG_3066.jpg

    And here's the related metadata:

    2020-11-20_08-54-10.jpg
    Last edited by offline; 11-20-2020 at 09:13 AM. Reason: provide additional data

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    Re: <Various Artists> doesn't work with 17.3 (Mac)

    Ok, let's go into the details:

    1.) "artist name" is the name of a tag.
    2.) "Peter Gabriel" can be i.e. a value for the tag "artist name"
    3.) "<various artists>" is not a value you can assign to a tag like "artist name".
    4.) "<various artists>" represents the values of a tag like "artist name", if you have selected more than one track, which have different values for their tag "artist name".

    What to do?

    I assign the names of the involved artists to the tracks, who might differ from track to track, and I do not assign any value to the tag "album artist", if it is a compilation of different artists.


    Dat Ei

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    Re: <Various Artists> doesn't work with 17.3 (Mac)

    Thanks for the quick reply. The tag <Various Artists> should be what populates a field like that. I found the problem using my Plex server.

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