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When does Foobar2000 recognize an album as an album?
sodof
post Feb 21 2012, 23:13
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Hi everyone,

I already searched the forum a bit but did not find the answer to my (probably simple) question: When does foobar recognize an album as an album? Or how can I tell it that a couple tracks (with different artists) all belong to one album?

My concrete issue: I have a number of albums with various artists (aka samplers). The individual tracks are tagged with the different artists, but each album has the same Album Artist and Album Title tags in every track. Shouldn't they then be recognized as whole albums, isn't this what the Album Artist tag is there for? Foobar, however, still shows me the albums as several albums, one for each artist. The files are FLAC, in case that matters...

Cheers, Sodof
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derty2
post Feb 22 2012, 23:49
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I don't see a problem with EAC or foobar2000 or your title-formatting display preferences.

EAC, out of the box, just writes normal tags fully readable by foobar2000; it does not create wierd or bad tags.

Analyze one of these 'bad' albums ripped by EAC...

Create a blank new playlist and drag all your target files from Explorer into foobar2000, and have a look,
select all in the Playlist and go into Properties.
Do you see some Tag in Properties which may cause this problem?

Compare the problematic album with a known good album...
Drag the known good album into the same Playlist, and go into Properties.
What difference in Tags do you see between this good album and the bad album?

What happens if you change your formatting pattern to this test pattern (just for testing):
%album%[ '['$if2($meta(album artist),%artist%)']']|[[%discnumber%.]%tracknumber%. ][%track artist% - ]%title%.

What is your formatting pattern for ...Library Viewer grouping, or Playlist Viewer grouping, or Both?

What is your user interface ...Default UI, or Columns UI?

This post has been edited by derty2: Feb 23 2012, 00:08
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- sodof   When does Foobar2000 recognize an album as an album?   Feb 21 2012, 23:13
- - db1989   QUOTE (sodof @ Feb 21 2012, 22:13) When d...   Feb 21 2012, 23:21
- - derty2   Create a blank new playlist and drag all your targ...   Feb 22 2012, 02:44
- - Ouroboros   I just had to fix this issue. I bet your problem i...   Feb 22 2012, 07:22
- - sodof   Ok, I figured out how to configure/customize the a...   Feb 22 2012, 22:53
- - derty2   I don't see a problem with EAC or foobar2000 o...   Feb 22 2012, 23:49
- - sodof   I copied samples of "working" and ...   Feb 23 2012, 20:45
- - sodof   Ok, now I found the problem... Although there is n...   Feb 23 2012, 20:58
- - derty2   Download a fresh copy of foobar2000 and create a n...   Feb 23 2012, 21:00
- - Ouroboros   Hold on a second. In your first post you said ...   Feb 23 2012, 21:05
- - sodof   At the time of my first post I hadn't figured ...   Feb 23 2012, 21:26
|- - db1989   QUOTE (sodof @ Feb 23 2012, 20:26) With t...   Feb 23 2012, 23:58
- - derty2      >>   Are you sure that album artist is ac...   Feb 24 2012, 00:52
- - db1989   $trim only removes spaces. It will not do any...   Feb 24 2012, 00:57
- - marc2003   i really dislike EAC for creating empty tags. but ...   Feb 24 2012, 01:07
- - derty2   Does foobar2000 have a title-formatting syntax var...   Feb 24 2012, 03:05
- - kode54   $len() will return 0 for defined but empty fi...   Feb 24 2012, 03:59
|- - db1989   QUOTE (kode54 @ Feb 24 2012, 02:59) ...   Feb 24 2012, 13:15
- - icstm   just a quick point that "album artist" a...   Feb 24 2012, 14:40
- - derty2   One last question from me, For testing purposes, ...   Feb 24 2012, 15:28
|- - marc2003   QUOTE (derty2 @ Feb 24 2012, 14:28) For t...   Feb 24 2012, 16:35
- - kode54   I'm not sure on that one. Anyway, regarding a...   Feb 24 2012, 16:02


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