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Any reason why FB2K fails to delete "VA" from album artist ?, Quick answer: delete ITUNESCOMPILATION at the same time
swayzak
post Jul 29 2011, 20:54
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Hi

I have some albums that I've tried to remove the Various Artists tag from Album Artist field - but each time I do so & apply, it reappears again !

Any ideas ?


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Robertina
post Jul 29 2011, 21:23
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Are these iTunes encoded files? foobar2000 v1.1.6 introduced some Metadata Compatibiliy changes.

What happens if you press shift + right-click -> Tagging -> Reload Info from files, as described in the mentioned WIKI article?
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post Jul 29 2011, 21:31
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Maybe you use CUE sheets. If yes: foobar2000 supports very limited set of tags in CUE files. And composer=album artist=band=original artist.
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post Jul 29 2011, 22:33
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QUOTE (Robertina @ Jul 29 2011, 15:23) *
Are these iTunes encoded files? foobar2000 v1.1.6 introduced some Metadata Compatibiliy changes.

What happens if you press shift + right-click -> Tagging -> Reload Info from files, as described in the mentioned WIKI article?


Not sure about iTunes - although there is a metadata field called ITUNES COMPILATION & value = 1.

Have tried Reload Info - nothing happened.

*UPDATE* Deleting the ITUNES COMPILATION field before deleting Various Artists from Album Artist field fixed it.

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post Jul 29 2011, 23:05
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QUOTE (swayzak @ Jul 29 2011, 10:33) *
*UPDATE* Deleting the ITUNES COMPILATION field before deleting Various Artists from Album Artist field fixed it.

I don't think that the order in which you delete the tags plays a role. Instead I assume that your ALBUM ARTIST field has been empty and therefore fetched its content from the ITUNESCOMPILATION tag. If I am right the deletion of the ITUNESCOMPILATION tag would have been sufficient.

If your ALBUM ARTIST tag would have had its own content, foobar2000 would have prioritized it over the ITUNESCOMPILATION tag.
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post Jul 29 2011, 23:26
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QUOTE (Robertina @ Jul 29 2011, 17:05) *
QUOTE (swayzak @ Jul 29 2011, 10:33) *
*UPDATE* Deleting the ITUNES COMPILATION field before deleting Various Artists from Album Artist field fixed it.

I don't think that the order in which you delete the tags plays a role. Instead I assume that your ALBUM ARTIST field has been empty and therefore fetched its content from the ITUNESCOMPILATION tag. If I am right the deletion of the ITUNESCOMPILATION tag would have been sufficient.

If your ALBUM ARTIST tag would have had its own content, foobar2000 would have prioritized it over the ITUNESCOMPILATION tag.


Album Artist = Various Artists
ITUNESCOMPILATION = 1

So I had to delete the latter to make deleting the former work, if that makes sense ?
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Robertina
post Jul 29 2011, 23:47
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Yes. The "1" indicates the existence of the ITUNESCOMPILATION tag. And from the WIKI article I mentioned above:

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foobar2000 links the iTunes ITUNESCOMPILATION tag to the ALBUM ARTIST tag. In case an ITUNESCOMPILATION tag is found in a file, foobar2000 treats it as if ALBUM ARTIST was set to "Various Artists". If an ALBUM ARTIST tag is found, ITUNESCOMPILATION will be ignored.

This is want I meant, but I could be wrong.
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post Jul 30 2011, 06:27
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You must delete them both at once. Deleting only the ITUNESCOMPILATION field will cause the Album Artist field to be written to the file as it was originally filled in when the tag was read.
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post Jul 30 2011, 12:05
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Thank you for the clarification, kode54.

Sorry for my misinformation, swayzak.
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