Author Topic: tagging artists as surname, first name.  (Read 3057 times)

daak_grey

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Currently I tag solo artist as:-

album artist - Amos, Tori
artist - Tori Amos

So that they appear under their surname in the library, this leads to two problems,
1) When ripping if you try to change the album artist the artist field also changes, it would be nice to have the option to decouple these, though editing after ripping is no big deal.
2) When searching for tags or artwork on the internet (in any case where the album artist tag is used) the search fails. It would be nice if musicbee would retry searches that fail and the album artist contain a coma with the two parts swapped.
E.g. %1, %2 -> %2 %1 (Amos, Tori -> Tori Amos)

Hope that that makes sense...

boroda

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+1. But I think MB should retry search by swapping 2 parts that are not necessarily delimitered by comma but also may be delemitered by space (eg. try to search 'Boris Grebenschikov' instead of 'Grebenschikov Boris' used in album artist tag).

VX

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+1. But I think MB should retry search by swapping 2 parts that are not necessarily delimitered by comma but also may be delemitered by space (eg. try to search 'Boris Grebenschikov' instead of 'Grebenschikov Boris' used in album artist tag).

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Steven

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i've done artist name swapping (where there is a ,) for artwork retrieval only (i'll do the rest at a later date)
its in the next update

daak_grey

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Thanks Steven I have just tried this out and it works brilliantly.
Dave

VX

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i've done artist name swapping (where there is a ,) for artwork retrieval only (i'll do the rest at a later date)
its in the next update

Thanks, Steven  :) Just tried it and works great for artwork (I was able to find missing pictures for tracks that earlier versions of MB had failed.

I wish the feature was implemented for other tags retrieval as well.

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