ARTISTSORT Tag field [#9064][#2915]

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Re: ARTISTSORT Tag field [#9064]

Post by Peke » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:42 pm

Only app that we know use it is one that introduced them eg. iTunes. Feature is planned for MM5.
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Re: ARTISTSORT Tag field [#9064]

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Re: ARTISTSORT Tag field [#9064][#2915]

Post by PeterXXX » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:29 pm

Hi Peke, as far as I know the tags ARTISTSORT, ALBUMARTISTSORT, COMPOSERSORT, ... are common tag fields and very useful in maintaining big libraries. To fill them in I have to use 'mp3tag'. I moved my library to a Synology-NAS where 'minim server' is running for UPnP/DLNA connectivity, also supporting these tags.
Checking the forum for ARTISTSORT showed some thausend entries from 2010 to now, most of them putting it on the wishlist.
Could it be so difficult integrating these tags into MM and treating them the same way as the original tags ARTIST and so on?
For years I'm still a fan of MM which I still use to maintain my music, but would rather like to find John McLauglin under McLauglin, John and J.S. Bach under Bach, J.S.
Also the problems with multiple values in ARTIST or ALBUMARTIST are already solved.
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Re: ARTISTSORT Tag field [#9064][#2915]

Post by awlongo » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:35 pm

It is frustrating to learn that the music tags, "sort artist name", sort "sort album artist" and "sort album" were never consider essential. Anyone that cares how their library is organized would want to sort in that manner; it is BASIC. What's insanely worse is that this is a standard feature in iTunes.

Forget MM version 5.X, you need to have this now, 4.1.22. I can easily provide you an endless list of examples that make this feature essential, but one thought I leave you with, why can't I have "Wings" sorted under McCartney, Paul? Get with it guys, I just shelled $25 bucks out to you.

The guy (developer) who will be left standing is the guy who will fully integrate ID3V2 tagging into the player's fields. Don't you think?

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Re: ARTISTSORT Tag field [#9064][#2915]

Post by Peke » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:10 am

Hi,
I wish that it is as simple as you put it out.

Those sort fields are non visual, tied to devices preferring Apple iTunes, our preliminary tests maintaining and supporting those fields on for example 120k and larger tracks library generate double CPU cycles and non needed lag and take very important time from developing MM5 along with introducing non needed risk of regression ATM.
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