Author Topic: CUE with M4A: wrong "Artist" value displayed  (Read 1271 times)

karbock

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Software: MusicBee v3.4.7764, Windows 10 x64

Files:
  • M25.m4a
  • M25.cue

ARTIST value defined in the files:
  • in M25.m4a: ARTIST = "hr-Sinfonieorchester; François Leleux (dir.)"
  • in M25.cue: same, at album level, PERFORMER "hr-Sinfonieorchester; François Leleux (dir.)"

Problem:
  • The "Artist" value is incorrect when displaying the album data in columns (main screen), or in TheaterMode. The value displayed is that of AlbumArtist (in this case: "MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus"). Repeating PERFORMER for each TRACK in the CUE sheet does not change the behaviour.

However:
  • The "Artist" field value is correct when displaying the fields of a track with right-click -> "Edit" -> "Tags".

The files are available here:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10lGhM10gqIoFLh0Ug8UOWL05G124tJTq
Last Edit: April 21, 2021, 03:12:08 PM by karbock
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Steven

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MB treats "PERFORMER" at the top level of the cuesheet as the album artist but the file tags take precedence, except for track specific tags such as artist, track number, etc
To set the artist for each track do something like this:
Code
TITLE "Symphonie no. 25 KV183 (g)"
FILE  "M25.m4a" M4A
PERFORMER "hr-Sinfonieorchester; François Leleux (dir.)"
REM YEAR "2017"
TRACK 1 AUDIO
  TITLE "1. Allegro con brio"
  PERFORMER "artist1"
  INDEX 01 00:35:00
TRACK 2 AUDIO
  TITLE "2. Andante"
  PERFORMER "artist2"
  INDEX 01 08:32:00
TRACK 3 AUDIO
  TITLE "3. Menuetto, Trio, Menuetto"
  PERFORMER "artist1"
  INDEX 01 12:04:00
TRACK 4 AUDIO
  TITLE "4. Allegro"
  INDEX 01 15:35:00
TRACK 5 AUDIO
  TITLE "Bravo"
  INDEX 01 21:47:25
you will need to right click/ Send To/ Rescan Files so the cuesheet is reloaded