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Eliminate Duplicate Albums/Tracks
25-05-2020, 15:35 (This post was last modified: 25-05-2020 15:36 by schliden.)
Post: #21
RE: Eliminate Duplicate Albums/Tracks
(25-05-2020 14:37)simoncn Wrote:  I have a TS119 as well. Great machine, last of the classic QNAPs!

Are you sure you did a rescan and not just a restart? After a change to excludePattern, you need to do a rescan.

I just noticed that you "added" *[LD] to excludePattern. What is your full setting of this property?

Yeah, mine has been rock solid for so many years... (touch wood..don't want to jinx it)

Definitely rescan's

minimserver.excludePattern = *[LD],_family,_harmonica,_inbox,_Kids,_musikcube,_niu_2stars,_niu_vette,_other,_playl​ists_meta,Comedy,xmas

....

I just realised that I may have done a bad thing.

The machine that runs minimwatch was not available earlier, so I added *[LD], to the exclude pattern by directly editing minimserver.config on the NAS.

I was thrown by the fact that the first test MP3 album exclusion did not appear under AC/DC, and believed it had worked.

I just fired up the minimwatch machine and when I checked the properties, the exclude pattern was not visible.

I added it and.. after a very long rescan, the exclude is now working.

Sorry for wasting your time.

I guess, it is not safe to edit minimserver.config directly from command line ?
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25-05-2020, 16:27
Post: #22
RE: Eliminate Duplicate Albums/Tracks
You should never edit this file directly. On MinimServer 0.8, you will get a warning. On MinimServer 2, you will get an error and you will not be able to start MinimServer.
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26-05-2020, 02:39
Post: #23
RE: Eliminate Duplicate Albums/Tracks
Apologies and again, sorry for wasting time on this.

Happy to open a new Topic if required, but what is the issue/solution to the single artist AC/DC being split into 3 discreet artists:

AC
AC/DC
DC

All of the AC/DC tracks (both mp3 and flac) are tagged the same as ARTIST = "AC/DC"

Do I need to escape the forward slash somehow ?
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26-05-2020, 09:53
Post: #24
RE: Eliminate Duplicate Albums/Tracks
This an issue with ID2v2.3 tags in MP3 files. The ID3v2.3 specification uses / as a separator between artist names and it is not possible to escape the / character to prevent this.

ID3v2.4 has changed this to use a NUL character (0x00) as the separator. This is a much better approach because NUL cannot be part of a tag value. Converting the tag format from ID3v2.3 to ID3v2.4 for the affected album and doing a rescan should fix the problem.
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26-05-2020, 10:38 (This post was last modified: 26-05-2020 10:41 by schliden.)
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RE: Eliminate Duplicate Albums/Tracks
I might be mistaken, but I'm sure I've also been advised not to use the ID3v2.4 format, because it mucks up Genre's ?

i.e Causes them to display as numbers rather than the textual genre.
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26-05-2020, 11:22
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RE: Eliminate Duplicate Albums/Tracks
MinimServer handles genres in ID3v2.4 without any problems. It performs any required translations from numbers to names. If you find any issues with this, please let me know.
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26-05-2020, 12:08
Post: #27
RE: Eliminate Duplicate Albums/Tracks
I constantly have problems with genres appearing as numbers.

The problem stems from the fact that iTunes creates ID3v2.4 tags by default and when Minimserver indexes them, I invariably see a bunch of new numeric genres at the top of the genre view.

The fix, is to open and save the affected tracks in mp3tag, which I have configured to save in v2.3 by default.
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26-05-2020, 12:42
Post: #28
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This should not be happening. Can you upload a file to my FTP server that shows this problem? I will PM you the server details.
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26-05-2020, 14:01
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No worries
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03-06-2020, 07:41 (This post was last modified: 03-06-2020 07:41 by paultaylor.)
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Can you give an example of some of the numbers displayed, are they higher than 79. I just wonder if MinimServer supports the Winamp geren extension or only the original set:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ID3v1_Genres

This predefined list of genres is not very workable, think always best to write as text which is perfectly valid for ID3v24 as well.
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