Author Topic: Use tag contents as search string in auto playlists.  (Read 691 times)


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I want to have an auto-playlist to identify compilations that do not have the "Various Artists" tag as Album Artist.

As a starting point I set the filter as: <Artist> is not <AlbumArtist> (but of course I type <Artist> and it looks that that as a string not a variable value).

Can you use the filter on auto playlists this way?



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You may have better luck with "does not contain" rather than "is not"

EDIT: Nah forget it.  I don't think you can have it do tag comparison.  I'll think on it, but you'll probably have better luck exporting Artist Album and Album Artist for your library to a csv and then doing this in a spreadsheet.
Last Edit: September 12, 2020, 07:45:56 PM by frankz


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You can probably do something with a virtual tag, like $IF(<Artist>=<Album Artist>,"yes","no")

This is why it's a good idea to mark your compilations with the itunes compilation flag
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