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Beyond MusicBee / Re: MusicBrainz Picard q & a thread
« on: October 14, 2019, 07:24:53 PM »
@psychoadept the patch in your signature solved my issue in post #113. Latest official version 3.3.7165 has this as a bug

But all good now, display artist sorted, guest artist sorted, artists sorted. Nice and crisp mp3's  8)

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Beyond MusicBee / Re: MusicBrainz Picard q & a thread
« on: October 14, 2019, 06:08:11 PM »
Thanks hiccup i've already done exactly what you suggested actually. Like Display Artist i was aiming to use Guest Artist for MusicBee only but it seems to clash with having identical multi-value tags in both Artist and Guest Artist.

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Beyond MusicBee / Re: MusicBrainz Picard q & a thread
« on: October 14, 2019, 12:46:12 PM »
Ok so together with the guys over on the musicbrainz forum i was able to make this script to extract all artists after the 1st (main artist) and copy into Guest Artists

$setmulti(GUEST ARTIST,$rreplace(%artists%,^[^;]*;,))
$if($eq($get(GUEST ARTIST),%artist%),$set(GUEST ARTIST,),)


However in my setup there is another problem. Since i'm already entering multiple artists in Artist (for Asset UPNP) the script above effectively makes artists appear as both an Artist and Guest Artist in the multiple artist splitter.

e.g.

display artist:
Ludacris

artists:
Ludacris   - Artist
Chingy     - Artist
I-20         - Artist
Tity Boi    - Artist
Chingy     - Guest Artist
I-20         - Guest Artist
Tity Boi    - Guest Artist

MusicBee doesnt seem to like this as when i set my thumbnail browser to Artist: Guest and go to any of these guest artists no tracks can be found

Strangely enough though.... some tracks with less guest artists show up fine under the respective guest artist of the thumbnail browser. Weird

I checked tag inspector for the oddball files and all seems fine. Multiple line items for TXXX\Guest Artist as expected

Is there some something in the backend that changes MusicBee's behaviour if the number of artists in Multiple Artist Splitter is greater than X?

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Beyond MusicBee / Re: MusicBrainz Picard q & a thread
« on: October 13, 2019, 04:46:23 PM »
Tried a bunch of regular expressions off the internet but failed. My brain is fried. Might have to post this up on some regex forum as i know zero about regex

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Beyond MusicBee / Re: MusicBrainz Picard q & a thread
« on: October 13, 2019, 04:25:40 PM »
By pure dumb luck and scratching together bits from the internet i think this is working $set(Guest Artist,$rreplace(%artists%,^[^;]*;,))

Results look good so far but i'll feed when i know its working correctly

EDIT i spoke to soon. For tracks without a featured artist i.e. a single artist it just takes that artist when i want it to return blank :( back to the drawing board

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Beyond MusicBee / Re: MusicBrainz Picard q & a thread
« on: October 13, 2019, 11:46:51 AM »
@psychoadept sorry i had another question re: your musicbrainz scripts

As above i am setting my Artist tag to mirror ArtistS. I need it this way so Asset UPNP recognises featured artists

I am toying with using the Guest Artist tag for MusicBee filtering/sorting purposes but your line $setmulti(GUEST ARTIST,$replace(%artists%,%artist%; ,)) won't work for me

I need to somehow extract all artists AFTER the first in my ArtistS or Artist tag but i dont have the skill... or even know if it's possible. Do you know how to do this?

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Beyond MusicBee / Re: MusicBrainz Picard q & a thread
« on: October 09, 2019, 12:44:09 PM »
thats ok i upgraded both MusicBee and Picard to latest versions and the problem has cleared up. Weird mind

Thanks for your help again

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Beyond MusicBee / Re: MusicBrainz Picard q & a thread
« on: October 08, 2019, 08:42:42 PM »
$setmulti(artist,%artists%)

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Beyond MusicBee / Re: MusicBrainz Picard q & a thread
« on: October 08, 2019, 08:33:56 PM »
I'll look into that patch for sure.

Yes im aware of $setmulti i use that in other scripts. Since i only want Display Artist to be one value i use just $set

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Beyond MusicBee / Re: MusicBrainz Picard q & a thread
« on: October 08, 2019, 08:16:46 PM »
Ok after a little experimentation i believe i've found the sweet spot but i have a problem.

I'm using MusicBrainz to copy ArtistS to Artist. For tracks with featured artists this will appear in Artist as a typical multi-value list artist1; artist2 etc
The album artist is typically identical to artist1
Since i want the "main artist" aka artist1 to appear in MusicBee's "Aritst" column/thumbnail browser rather than a comma delimited list i have used the script $set(Display Artist,$rreplace(%artist%,; .*,)) to take the first artist from Artist

Take this example from Catatonia's Greatest Hits album:
Every track has "Catatonia" as the Album Artist
23 of the 25 tracks are purely Catatonia, no featured artists
2 tracks are credited to other artists as the main artist and Cerys/Catatonia are the Featured artist (why not throw these onto a greatest hits album?)
E.g.

Title: The Ballad of Tom Jones (Featuring Cerys Matthews)
Artist: Space; Cerys Matthews
Album Artist: Catatonia
Display Artist: Space


In Musicbee it doesnt like this. In the main column browser Space is displayed correctly as the Artist however in the thumbnail browser it appears as "Space; Cerys Matthews"

Looking into the file tag splitter "Space" is indeed the Display artist but Musicbee has not split out "Space; Cerys Matthews" as two artist rows - they both appear on the same row and only a manual alteration can fix it

As far as i can tell this is a bug

Any chance you could try the same on a test mp3 to confirm please?

EDIT forgot to mention when i click on the entry "Space; Cerys Matthews" in the thumbnail browser no tracks are listed at all

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Beyond MusicBee / Re: MusicBrainz Picard q & a thread
« on: October 07, 2019, 12:12:07 PM »
Ok i understand now thanks. I'm trying to find a happy medium for my mp3's that are played on different devices/software. For example i use Asset UPNP or Minimserver as my DLNA music server on my NAS. Asset doesnt recognise ArtistS so you have to put all featured artists as a multi-value list in Artist. Conversely, MusicBee which i use on my laptop can deal with a single entry in Artist and featured artists in for example Guest Artist. I dont want to be running with two libraries tagged differently for different devices so trying to find a happy medium.

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Beyond MusicBee / Re: MusicBrainz Picard q & a thread
« on: October 06, 2019, 08:25:36 PM »
Ok so leaving the ArtistS tag aside...

What is the benefit in using Guest Artist over tagging Artist with multiple values?

I just ran your script on a test album in picard and sure enough it works to give a single Artist and a list of contributors in Guest Artist

But i cant actually see what Guest Artist is used for in Musicbee over a list just in Artist


I guess i was hoping if i switched the thumbnail viewer to Artist: Guest that clicking on any contributing artist would load their details in Artist Biography/Artist Pictures but it doesnt. Just loads the album artists biography etc.

Hope that all made sense...

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Beyond MusicBee / Re: MusicBrainz Picard q & a thread
« on: October 06, 2019, 12:09:51 PM »
Im trying to minimise or better still prevent tagging any new fields save from what Picard writes for me.
FYI im scripted up to the max in Picard so my mp3s are pristine to my own internal (psychopathic) standard
I basically just want to see ARTISTS in the left hand navigator list of musicbee

Ok so i guess a custom tag is my best bet. I tried to map TXXX/ARTISTS and it proved difficult. I cant seem to get it to work
What have you got in "New Custom Tag Definition" for TXXX/ARTISTS?

Thx

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Beyond MusicBee / Re: MusicBrainz Picard q & a thread
« on: October 05, 2019, 06:50:04 PM »
The reason it doesn't show up as Artists in MusicBee is because that's simply a list of everything in TPE1. You'd have to configure Musicbrainz TXXX/Artists as a custom tag.

Is this still the case with MusicBee? My mp3s are pristinely tagged from Picard with the artists tag fully populated with featured artists. I was hoping MB would natively support this tag by now and dont really want to go back and change my tagging regime

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MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Filter artist types in thumbnail browser
« on: October 02, 2019, 09:06:28 AM »
No i dont think that sounds appealing.
Its a strange feature that seems to have missed some steps along the way.
Of course its natural progression to include performers and musicians into Artists by option but there should really have been a config panel for people to keep it as just Artists.
Im surprised

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