Author Topic: Multiple artist splitter dropping a letter and splitting a name into two  (Read 162 times)

Sai Krithik

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So the name of the artist is G. V. Prakash Kumar (the initials being G. V.) but it categorises the "V." as some splitting character/ separator like "ft." or "and" or"&" or something like that. It drops the "V." then splits the G and the rest of the name as two separate artists as shown in the image embedded above. Usually what I do is then manually edit the name but it is tedious and there must be a better way. It doesn't happen for other characters only for "V." (The V must be followed by a dot).

It doesn't happen if the letters have no space like "G.V." but then, I must change the artist name for the whole library of songs which has his name and it is not something feasible. Also I like to keep things uniform so I want it to be consistent with the other artists who have similar double lettered initials with a space in between.
Is there a way where I could exclude the V. as some separator?
Last Edit: June 30, 2022, 07:11:07 PM by Sai Krithik

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Sai Krithik

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Is it possible to exclude or to change that treatment? Because it interferes with the name of  the artist in the metadata.

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Looking this up out of some linguistic interest:

It seems v or v. is only used for legal documents.
For other purposes it is vs. or vs

I don't think V. (capital letter) is ever used as an abbreviation for versus.

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@Sai, what version of MB are you using? it should be splitting capital "V." only when its lower case

Sai Krithik

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My Musicbee version is 3.4.7764 P
No it is splitting both caps as well as small "v." but if it is not followed by the dot it doesn't split. But I don't want to remove the dot following every initials of every single artist name, (in order to maintain the consistency) as it would be an additional tedious work whenever I download a set of new music files.

Sai Krithik

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UPDATE: Issue is solved here with the latest update 3.5

I have updated the musicbee to the latest one, This issue is no longer happening. Now the "V." is not treated as a separator.

Thank you very much sir. :) It means much to me.