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album artist field ?

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I believe MM gets album artist from album +artist tag,these tags are correct but album artist field is empty after adding the files.

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I've found the auto population of the album artist tag to be a bit... unreliable on import if you don't import it using the structure of /<album>/<artist> - <title> or a similar variant. If MM can't determine the album through the metadata or interpolation it will leave that field blank. The good news is that once a track is in MM it does a brilliant job (except on compilations) of auto populating that field when you make edits to the properties of the track.

I usually just use autotag from web so I can get the album art and that seems to address the issue.
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"Sizzly"]I've found the auto population of the album artist tag to be a bit... unreliable on import if you don't import it using the structure of /<album>/<artist> - <title> or a similar variant. If MM can't determine the album through the metadata or interpolation it will leave that field blank. The good news is that once a track is in MM it does a brilliant job (except on compilations) of auto populating that field when you make edits to the properties of the track.
Funny thing is , my directory structure hasn't changed, so i wondered why album artist isn't parsed anymore.
I don't think i need album artist so i guess i let it slide.
I usually just use autotag from web so I can get the album art and that seems to address the issue.
i use MM for audiobooks, alas, no autotag from web for books.....
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Infer File Properties auto-guesses tags based on filename and thus can be unreliable, however Tools > Auto-Tag from Filename is the manual variant that allows the user to define how the folder/filenames are configured: http://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index.p ... lename/4.0

PS. The Auto-guessing rules of Infer File Properties are defined in the ini and can be modified there.
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Lowlander wrote:Infer File Properties auto-guesses tags based on filename and thus can be unreliable, however Tools > Auto-Tag from Filename is the manual variant that allows the user to define how the folder/filenames are configured: http://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index.p ... lename/4.0

PS. The Auto-guessing rules of Infer File Properties are defined in the ini and can be modified there.
i set: "use tags then inferred properties" now album artist is read again.So this solved the problem
i tried changingthe ini so inferred properties would be read from path instead of filename
i left as is : " UsePathToGuessMetadata=1"
and changed : "UseFileToGuessMetadata=0" into: "UseFileToGuessMetadata=1"
but after a restart the 1 was back to 0
But the tags should normally have the right info so i should be good.
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MMW needs to be closed before you edit INI outside MM.
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Peke wrote:MMW needs to be closed before you edit INI outside MM.
This was the solution ,ini change is persistent now, thanks
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