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Nigeltag

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Problem
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I was using W7 Media Center & from the Artist\Search menu tried searching for artist "China Crisis" however it did NOT find a match even though I do have a song by that artist. Doing the same search in Windows Media Player correctly finds the song. From this I assume that 7MC must only search the "Album Artist" field.

Question
If I enable\tick the Jaikoz's preferences "Prefer do not match to Various Artist Compilations" and "Prefer do not match to Single Artist Compilations" then run an "Update Metadata from existing MusicBrainz ID" across my library will this have the affect of populating the Album Artist fields with the Artist and solve my problem ie so my 7MC searches get hits for artists?

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Artist: China Crisis
Album Artist: Various Artists
Sort Album Artist: Various Artists
Sort Album: [EMPTY]
Album: Greatest Hits of the 80's (disc 7)
paultaylor

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Nigeltag wrote:
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If I enable\tick the Jaikoz's preferences "Prefer do not match to Various Artist Compilations" and "Prefer do not match to Single Artist Compilations" then run an "Update Metadata from existing MusicBrainz ID" across my library will this have the affect of populating the Album Artist fields with the Artist and solve my problem ie so my 7MC searches get hits for artists?
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No, because these options are only used when matching to a Musicbrainz track using 'Correct Metadata from Musicbrainz' to decide whether to allow matching sings to a compilation.

However if you check these columns, empty the Musicbrainz Id columns and rerun Correct Metdata from Musicbrainz then it should do what you want it to do.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
Nigeltag

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That didn't work:
-Changed Prefs as per above (ticked both options)
-Deleted existing MusciBrainz ID
-Ran Autocorrect Data from MusicBrainz

Result:
It fails to retrieve the MusicBrainz ID.
So I did a "Update metadata from existing MusicBrainz ID" and it just replaces the deleted id with the same one and doesn't change any other fields.

Is there anything else I could try to replace "Various Artists" in the Album Artist field with the Artist name from the Artist field?
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Nigeltag wrote:

Result:
It fails to retrieve the MusicBrainz ID.
 

I guess in that case it failed to find a match to a non-compilation release, but it should work for some songs

Nigeltag wrote:

So I did a "Update metadata from existing MusicBrainz ID" and it just replaces the deleted id with the same one and doesn't change any other fields.
 

Ah, normally Update from Metadata wouldn't do anything if you don't already have a Musicbrainz Unique Id UNLESS you have a Musicbrainz Release Id in which if it can find a song that matches on the album given by the release id it will, and then update the details based on the unique id found. (The reason this happens is to allow you to enter a releaseid for a set of songs and then let Jaikoz work out which song matches to which track within the release instead of having to enter a unique id for each song, but
this functionality is superceded by the easier 'Match to Specified Release' task)
So in your case it is just matching you back to what you already had, if you had deleted the MB Unique Id AND MB Release Id this would not happen


Nigeltag wrote:

Is there anything else I could try to replace "Various Artists" in the Album Artist field with the Artist name from the Artist field? 

Of course you can do it manually, you could also run Manual Tag from Musicbrainz and it might provide you with your preferred match. Alternatively the next beta will try to match to the original release using the original artist, release and year fields and has some other improvements in the matching process. If you can wait this will be available within the 1ts half of January


thanks Paul (Administrator)
Nigeltag

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Thanks Paul all noted. For now I'll wait for the next release.

For anyone else that's reading this post BUY JAIKOZ!
Its a fantastic tagger with so much flexibility that it will sort out even the most chaotic music libraries.
 
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