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Metadata Tagging driving me mad!! 3 months 2 days ago #49431

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Help, Pleeeease help.

I’m using LMS plus the Squeezebox control app.
My music folder structure is: Music > Artist Name > Album date/name > Album tracks + Jpeg of cover

This makes me happy:
I search by… My Music > Artists
When I do this I get a list of all the Albums by that Artist in chronological order.

This makes me Sad:
I sometimes see compilation albums under an Artist, because the album has a track by said artist.

The complication:
If I already have the track from the compilation on one of the Artist’s albums I don’t want to see it
If I don’t have the track from the compilation on one of the Artist’s albums I do want to see it.

The fix:
I’ve created a folder under the artist called “artist name Misc” and saved duplicates of tracks I do want to see in that folder.
Using MP3Tag, I’ve deleted all metadata from these tracks apart from Artist and Track and said they belong to a dummy Album called “Artist Name Misc”. I’ve even selected a nice image of the artist and added it as the cover.
Alternatively, if I happen to have a greatest hits album, I simply add the tracks to that album and call them “Bonus” tracks and give them the same metadata as the greatest hits album has.
Meanwhile, I’ve left the track(s) also with the compilation album but removed all tags that reference (or may have some hidden reference) to the Artist.

The problem… oh the darn problem….:
Firstly the above “fix” has worked for ~ 50% of the Artist/Tracks I’ve applied it to, but why oh why not all?

Here are examples of failure:
Under Duran Duran I see “Greatest” hits album (Good) but also “The best of James Bond” (no go away)
Under ELO I see their greatest hits which include bonus tracks of my own making (Great) but also those same Bonus tracks listed outside of the album (Whaaat?!)
ZZ Top albums appear as they should but also the Armageddon Album which I’ve deleted ZZ Top metadata from.
Goldfrapp, Moby and Radiohead searches yield the artists Albums (Yes) and my dummy “Artist Misc” albums (gooood so that works) but also the darn Soundtrack/Compilation Albums I’ve supposedly deleted all artist metadata from (leave me alone)

Argggghhhh…….!!!!!
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Metadata Tagging driving me mad!! 3 months 2 days ago #49443

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Try Klarita Muso. All you ever wanted for cataloguing your music. And works really well with LMS. It's the best thing ever.
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Metadata Tagging driving me mad!! 3 months 2 days ago #49445

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Thanks. I was just flicking through the control app and clicked on show tags and I saw some that Mp3Tag didn't bother showing me!!
I had deleted Artist from the compilation album but guess what?... Track Artist was hidden - that's now deleted.
and on the individual tracks copied and pasted to the Artists NAS folder i thought I had deleted the Album title but guess what? MP3tag didn't show me TALB which also referenced the Album Title.

I think, ...hope this has sorted it. Doing a clean wipe and rescan of my library.

Thanks for recommendation, I will take a look.
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