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Thread: Various Artists Compilation album display artist name with Heos

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    Various Artists Compilation album display artist name with Heos

    I primarily use Asset UPNP with my HEOS multiroom system.
    It works great. However, one small annoyance I have is that for compilation albums with the album artist marked as various artists, the 'artist' field doesn't show when navigating albums via the heos app, or on the display of heos devices (those that support it).
    I've checked the option in the settings menu '[artist] - [title] for Various Artist album tracks: for compilation albums and control points which do not show the individual artists, this option adds the artist name into the title'
    I know that the heos system should be able to correctly show the artist name since if I use the music server built into my synology nas, it correctly shows the artist.
    Any suggestions on asset ipnp configuration?

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    Re: Various Artists Compilation album display artist name with Heos

    What happens if you use this to browse:

    https://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthr...-Asset-Control

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    Re: Various Artists Compilation album display artist name with Heos

    Thanks, and installed.
    When I navigate to an album with various artists, it shows the track number > track name > artist

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    Re: Various Artists Compilation album display artist name with Heos

    Then it is heos system which is displaying album artist over artist.

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    Re: Various Artists Compilation album display artist name with Heos

    That what I thought, but then another music server (Synology Audio) is correctly showing the artist field, rather than the album artist field. Is there another field in FLAC that should also represent the artist e.g. is there a 'performer' field?

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    Re: Various Artists Compilation album display artist name with Heos

    Because this other music server does not give out album artist ever, there are players which actually use this field correctly so would not be right to remove it.

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    Re: Various Artists Compilation album display artist name with Heos

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon View Post
    Because this other music server does not give out album artist ever, there are players which actually use this field correctly so would not be right to remove it.
    yes, that makes sense.
    I've raised a feature request with Denon regarding this.
    It did strike me though, whether there is any currently functionality, or future functionality in Asset UPNP that can map a tag field from one place to another. In this scenario to map artist to album artist when playing / displaying track?

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    Re: Various Artists Compilation album display artist name with Heos

    I had similar situation using an AssetNas server.
    I corrected the problem by leaving the Various Artist column blank, and providing the compilation setting is ticked, it works for me.
    I use a Naim streamer to play the music and my Various Artist compilations show the artist and song title correctly.

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