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Composer Tagging: The Best Method?, Moved from CD Hardware/Software
Antigen
post Mar 14 2012, 20:28
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Hi,

my question is very simple.

Some CD Songs have two or three COMPOSER, when I use my CD Ripper I can include the information of the COMPOSER TAG into the FLAC file.

What do you suggest for SEPARATOR?

----> / (for example Carmichel / Washington)

or

----> , (for example Carmichel, Washington)


What is the better solution, for compatibility and other possible issue? What is the better solution for the MP3 Player tagging management system? (or is indifferent)

Thanks very much


P.S: I have see that FREEDB use , and MusicBrainz use the /
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Antigen
post Mar 14 2012, 20:54
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Sorry but I don't understand

I have see that when with XLD I download from the FreeDB the data of my CD it complete the Composer Data.

Inside I have see a field: (there are name of track, album, year of release ecc...)

COMPOSER: Jackson, Robert

But is better to use the (,) or the (/)?

This is the problem...
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db1989
post Mar 14 2012, 21:07
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QUOTE (Antigen @ Mar 14 2012, 19:54) *
COMPOSER: Jackson, Robert

But is better to use the (,) or the (/)?

This is the problem...

This is nothing to do with it. That comma separates the surname and forename of one composer, not the separate names of multiple composers.

The way to separate values in the latter case depends largely upon the format and your chosen players (software or hardware). Some formats have no formal provision. Moreover, an application may display a multi-value separator in one way but actually write it to the file in another; for example, foobar2000 uses a semicolon in all displayed and edited multi-value fields but actually writes whatever the format specifies (if anything).

The examples above about FLAC suggest that you use multiple composer fields, each with one value. Again, this is not essential and will depend upon what you actually want to do, any personal preferences you may have, and how these two things meet in the middle.

Someone with more practical knowledge than me can probably help out more, but this is what I have.
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- Antigen   Composer Tagging: The Best Method?   Mar 14 2012, 20:28
- - lvqcl   IIRC flac uses vorbis comment system. QUOTE (http...   Mar 14 2012, 20:38
|- - Antigen   QUOTE (lvqcl @ Mar 14 2012, 20:38) IIRC f...   Mar 14 2012, 20:43
- - tpijag   QUOTE Field names are not required to be unique Ar...   Mar 14 2012, 20:50
- - Antigen   Sorry but I don't understand I have see that ...   Mar 14 2012, 20:54
|- - db1989   QUOTE (Antigen @ Mar 14 2012, 19:54) COMP...   Mar 14 2012, 21:07
- - eahm   This is weird, I've just tested the file with ...   Mar 14 2012, 21:07
- - db1989   Actually, AFAIK, that's just what Mp3tag uses....   Mar 14 2012, 21:13
- - eahm   The "\\" was tested just with ...   Mar 14 2012, 21:22
- - Antigen   I have see this that iTunes (/) for separation of ...   Mar 14 2012, 21:24
- - spoon   Although dBpoweramp shows ';' it is a way ...   Mar 14 2012, 22:32
- - eahm   dBpoweramp shows ";" but it's a ...   Mar 15 2012, 01:00
- - tpijag   Are you really correcting spoon as to how it dbpow...   Mar 15 2012, 01:12
- - eahm   I am just saying that the way Windows Details and ...   Mar 15 2012, 01:40
|- - smz   eahm, you must understand that the separator used ...   Mar 15 2012, 04:46
- - eahm   Thank you for explaining further, I am just always...   Mar 15 2012, 05:08
- - db1989   slz, thanks for concentrating into one post what I...   Mar 15 2012, 20:52
|- - smz   You're welcome, db1989, and thank-you! ...   Mar 15 2012, 22:02
- - db1989   Oops   Mar 15 2012, 22:03
- - southisup   I've always been confused by multi-value taggi...   Mar 16 2012, 21:46
- - db1989   QUOTE (southisup @ Mar 16 2012, 20:46) I ...   Mar 16 2012, 22:40
- - southisup   QUOTE (db1989 @ Mar 17 2012, 08:40) For e...   Mar 20 2012, 11:46


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