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Multiple artist tag separator
scalambra
post Nov 13 2009, 17:18
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Windows Media Player uses the sequence \\ to separate multiple artists on a single track, i.e.
Artist1\\Artist2
I believe that there is no standard on this...

When Foobar2000 reads this tag it displays only artist1 in the "Artist" field. Is this a bug, or should I use another seperator?

Any help appreciated

Michael
P.S. mp3tag appears buggy with this, it displays Artist1\\Artist2 in the artist selection box on the left but only Artist1 in the main display
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Mar2zz
post Nov 13 2009, 19:23
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Foobar uses ; as a separator. There is a standard for it, not many programs are splitting those values properly, foobar does.
It's easy to convert them to foobar's format. Rightclick your files that you want to separate artists on, choose properties, rightclick the artist field and split values. You can add // there.


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Yirkha
post Nov 13 2009, 23:23
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fb2k uses whatever is the standard for each file format on the low level - NUL for ID3v2.4, '/' for ID3v2.3, real multiple values for "Vorbis" comments, etc.
In the user interface, it's either just ", " (when formatted using %artist%, e.g. in a playlist) or ";" in the Properties dialog, when editing.


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