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Only AlbumtArtist, ignore Artist
26-08-2023, 12:49
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Only AlbumtArtist, ignore Artist
Hello, I am trying an number of upnp music players (Jplay for Ios, Mconnect) in combination with Minimserver.

Technically, everything is working fine, but I am runnin ginto the following:
when I ripped my CD-collection, I have added metadata as complete as possible.
I.e. I have an AlbumArtist for all my albums. But I have also at least one (and often more) artist for every album.

As a result I am having far more Artists shown in my music player(s), than the actual number of albums. For me it is unworkable this way.

Is there a way that I can exclude Artists for Artist sorting, and only having Albumartists taken into account?

Based on the documentation, and input on other forums:

This is how my indexTags line in configuration looks like:
AlbumArtist, Date, Genre, Composer, *RecentAdded, *RecentPlayed, #AudioData, #AudioFormat

and this os whow tagValue looks like:
Artist.merge={AlbumArtist}

However, this is not resolving my issue.

Any recommendation if and how it can be done would be more than welcome.

(sorry if this has already answered, nut I am a Minimserver newbie, and could not find an answer on this forum).

Thanks in advance

Dirk
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26-08-2023, 13:52 (This post was last modified: 26-08-2023 16:12 by simoncn.)
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RE: Only AlbumtArtist, ignore Artist
Try using Artist.replace instead of Artist.merge. This will cause your tagged Artist values to be ignored.
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26-08-2023, 18:22
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RE: Only AlbumtArtist, ignore Artist
Great. Will definitely give this a try.

Thanks.

Dirk
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26-08-2023, 18:32
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RE: Only AlbumtArtist, ignore Artist
Thanks very much simoncn

This is exactly what I was looking for.

Dirk
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17-09-2023, 16:58 (This post was last modified: 18-09-2023 21:53 by mminga.)
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RE: Only AlbumtArtist, ignore Artist
I do it in the following manner, it works IMHO better.
I remove every AlbumArtist tag.
I split the Artist tag.
In the server properties I do not display the All Artist.
Index Items:
Code:
Artist, Genre, Date, ...
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