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Same Album Title - Different Album Artist
06-01-2020, 17:18
Post: #1
Same Album Title - Different Album Artist
All,

how you organize/tag "Greatest Hits", "Best of ..." albums?

Example:
Artist 1 - Greatest Hits
Artist 2 - Greatest Hits
Artist 3 - Greatest Hits

In the Albums list I see 3 entries for "Greatest Hits" sorted by artist.

Is there a way to show the artist in the album title (only for duplicate album titles)?
Or do I need to change the album title to "Greatest Hits - Artist 1"?

Thanks in advance!
Birdy
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06-01-2020, 20:28
Post: #2
RE: Same Album Title - Different Album Artist
You can use the tagFormat property to add the artist to the album title but this would apply to all albums, which is not what you want.

The simplest solution is your suggestion of changing the Album tags for the albums that you want to differentiate in this way.

If you want to keep the "Greatest Hits" Album tags unchanged in your files, I could suggest some other approaches.
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07-01-2020, 09:50
Post: #3
RE: Same Album Title - Different Album Artist
Hi Simon,

thanks for your quick reply.

Yes, if possible I want to keep the Album tags unchanged.

It would be great, if you could suggest an other approach.

Thanks,
Birdy
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22-01-2020, 06:51
Post: #4
RE: Same Album Title - Different Album Artist
(06-01-2020 20:28)simoncn Wrote:  You can use the tagFormat property to add the artist to the album title but this would apply to all albums, which is not what you want.

The simplest solution is your suggestion of changing the Album tags for the albums that you want to differentiate in this way.

If you want to keep the "Greatest Hits" Album tags unchanged in your files, I could suggest some other approaches.

Hi Simon,

yes, if possible I want to keep the Album tags unchanged.
It would be great, if you could suggest an other approach.

Thanks,
Birdy
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22-01-2020, 10:42
Post: #5
RE: Same Album Title - Different Album Artist
My apologies for the delay in replying.

You can use a tagging program to add a custom tag to the albums that you want to have a specially formatted album title, for example:

ALBUMCUSTOM=Artist 1 - Greatest Hits

You also need to add AlbumCustom to the itemTags property and add the following to the tagValue property:

Album.replace={AlbumCustom}

This tells MinimServer to use the AlbumCustom value for those albums that have AlbumCustom tags and use the Album value for other albums.

Alternatively, if you don't want to edit the files at all, you can use the MinimServer tag update facility (see this section). Your tag update file would contain entries like this:

@ALBUM=Greatest Hits
&ARTIST=Artist 1
=ALBUM=Artist 1 - Greatest Hits
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