multiple album artist problem

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mrbug
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multiple album artist problem

Post by mrbug » Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:51 pm

i've imported my big mp3 folder in MM.

the problem is that MM show in the tree 1 ALBUM FOR EACH SONG.

in the Help i've read that i've to change d album artist in the node "file to edit"... and this work! BUT THIS IS TOO BORING TO DO FOR ABOUT 658 ALBUMS!!
adding to this MM make the same joke with new album i add. today i've added a folder with 12 tracks of the same album and MM set 12 album node, 1 for each track.

Is there a script to set ALBUM ARTIST to "VARIOUS", automatically, or a script to tell MM that Album Artist haven't to be a node-discriminant??

Please, i would like to avoid Magic Node.

Help me please!

thank youu!

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Re: multiple album artist problem

Post by nohitter151 » Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:52 pm

Have you tried File | Maintain Library | Create multi-artist albums ?
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mikejkelley
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Re: multiple album artist problem

Post by mikejkelley » Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:15 am

I'm having what I assume to be a similar problem.

I'm not sure if File | Maintain Library | Create multi-artist albums is what I need. I'm thinking that "create compilation album" would mean renaming the artists to "various". Is this correct? What I need is something that will truncate the artist field, deleting everything after the first comma.

For example, for all the tracks on Ash's Trailer, the artist is listed as;

Ash, Wheeler, Tim
Ash, Helen
Ash, etc., etc.,

where for functionalities sake it should just be

Ash

mrbug, is this what you need too?

ZvezdanD
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Re: multiple album artist problem

Post by ZvezdanD » Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:50 am

mikejkelley wrote:What I need is something that will truncate the artist field, deleting everything after the first comma.
If you don't need to physically remove the text from the artist field, but only to display the trimmed part of this field as nodes, you could use the Magic Nodes script and the following mask:

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My Artist\<Artist|Left of:,>
If you want to remove the text after the first comma permanently, you could use the RegExp Find & Replace script with following settings:
Find what:

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,.*$
Into: Artist
Regular expression 1: checked
Replace with: empty
Magic Nodes 4.3.3 / 5.2 RegExp Find & Replace 4.4.9 / 5.2  Invert Selection/Select None 1.5.1  Export/Create Playlists for Child Nodes 4.1.1 / 5.4.1  Expand Child Nodes/Expand All 1.1.2  Event Logger 2.7  Filtered Statistics Report 1.6  Track Redirection & Synchronization 3.4.2  Restore/Synchronize Database 3.1.8 / 4.0.1  Find Currently Playing Track 1.3.2  Queue List 1.2.1  Add to Library on Play 1.0.1  Tree Report for Child Nodes 1.1.1  Update Location of Files in Database 1.4.5 / 2.3  Inherit Child Playlists 1.0.3  Add Currently Playing/Selected Track(s) to Playlist 1.2

Mizery_Made
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Re: multiple album artist problem

Post by Mizery_Made » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:56 am

Mike, have you considered converting the commas over to semi-colons? "Ash; Wheeler; Tim" would display the files with this Artist set under three separate Artist nodes in the three, one of which would be "Ash." Though it would still display as "Ash; Wheeler; Tim" in the main window and in the properties, etc., which might be what you're looking to avoid, so... *shuts up now*

Bex
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Re: multiple album artist problem

Post by Bex » Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:27 am

mrbug wrote:i've imported my big mp3 folder in MM.

the problem is that MM show in the tree 1 ALBUM FOR EACH SONG.

in the Help i've read that i've to change d album artist in the node "file to edit"... and this work! BUT THIS IS TOO BORING TO DO FOR ABOUT 658 ALBUMS!!
adding to this MM make the same joke with new album i add. today i've added a folder with 12 tracks of the same album and MM set 12 album node, 1 for each track.

Is there a script to set ALBUM ARTIST to "VARIOUS", automatically, or a script to tell MM that Album Artist haven't to be a node-discriminant??

Please, i would like to avoid Magic Node.

Help me please!

thank youu!
You could try my Tagging Inconsistencies Script (link in sig) among many things, it finds Albums with same name in same folder but different album artist and it lets you add them all to the main window so you can mass edit them all easily.
Advanced Duplicate Find & Fix Find More From Same - Custom Search. | Transfer PlayStat & Copy-Paste Tags/AlbumArt between any tracks.
Tagging Inconsistencies Do you think you have your tags in order? Think again...
Play History & Stats Node Like having your Last-FM account stored locally, but more advanced.
Case & Leading Zero Fixer Works on filenames too!

All My Scripts

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