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Can't get ARTISTSORT to work
Jean Tourrilhes
post Apr 14 2012, 06:11
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Hi all,

I'm trying to get my artist to sort properly. Of course, I want that to happen across my various players, so I'm trying to figure tags that work across the board.

MusicBrainz claim that ARTISTSORT and ALBUMARTISTSORT are what I should use, see very bottom of last post :

My tagger, Mp3tag, also support ARTISTSORT and ALBUMARTISTSORT :

My SqueezeBox also support ARTISTSORT and ALBUMARTISTSORT :

And finally, Foobar2000 also support ARTISTSORT and ALBUMARTISTSORT in recent versions :

So, I take a few files from my FLAC collection, add the ARTISTSORT to the files as such :
ARTISTSORT = "Rossini, Gioacchino"

I'm using Foobar2000 v1.1.11, default setting, default skin. I've checked that the FLAC/Vorbis metadata mode is set to "More compatible with various software".

I exit Foobar, I restart, and my artist don't want to sort according to the new tag in the "Album List" window. I tried by artist or by genre, does not work, artist are always listed by the ARTIST field, not the ARTISTSORT field.

When I open the property for the artist, I can see in the list of tags :
| <ARTISTSORT> | Rossini, Gioacchino         |

So, the tag was read by Foobar in the file, but completely ignored for sorting. I'm quite puzzled as I don't understand why it does not work as advertised. I would expect such problem with ID3, but not with VorbisComment !

Thanks in advance,


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post Apr 17 2012, 10:18
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Jean, do you still have any problem with sorting? Facets are surely capable of sorting by any field you'd like to, recently I didn't have much time for foobar/music but I remember its simple to set up and I could help you if there was any problem. Facets is popular media library viewer anyway so you won't miss with that.

Btw correct fields to be used with foobar are ARTISTSORTORDER, TITLESORTORDER, ALBUMARTISTSORTORDER, ALBUMSORTORDER. Those write into proper frame of ID3v2.3 / 2.4 tags. If you tag only Vorbis and APE, it doesnt matter much. More proper field names you can find at table for my project and ID3 tag mapping reference.
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- Jean Tourrilhes   Can't get ARTISTSORT to work   Apr 14 2012, 06:11
- - xbrtll   You can add your own patterns (or change the exist...   Apr 14 2012, 09:08
|- - Jean Tourrilhes   QUOTE (xbrtll @ Apr 14 2012, 01:08) You c...   Apr 14 2012, 22:09
|- - db1989   It depends upon whether the specific UI element th...   Apr 14 2012, 22:56
|- - Jean Tourrilhes   QUOTE (db1989 @ Apr 14 2012, 14:56) It de...   Apr 15 2012, 06:05
- - Kohlrabi   foobar2000 supports completely arbitrarily named f...   Apr 15 2012, 09:07
|- - Jean Tourrilhes   QUOTE (Kohlrabi @ Apr 15 2012, 01:07) You...   Apr 16 2012, 06:52
|- - Kohlrabi   QUOTE (Jean Tourrilhes @ Apr 19 2012, 07...   Apr 19 2012, 08:21
- - db1989   Yes, because, as I said, you need to use a UI elem...   Apr 16 2012, 19:51
- - tpijag   If you would follow the advice presented above for...   Apr 16 2012, 20:11
- - Kohlrabi   I think he's looking for a Media Library viewe...   Apr 16 2012, 20:47
- - Daeron   I highly doubt you can do that visually using the ...   Apr 16 2012, 21:07
- - ruebe   uhm, what about facets?   Apr 16 2012, 23:23
- - Tigermess   Jean, do you still have any problem with sorting? ...   Apr 17 2012, 10:18
|- - Jean Tourrilhes   QUOTE (Tigermess @ Apr 17 2012, 02:18) Je...   Apr 17 2012, 19:02
- - Tigermess   Here Install facets. Go to settings and create or...   Apr 18 2012, 20:44
- - Jean Tourrilhes   QUOTE (Tigermess @ Apr 18 2012, 12:44) In...   Apr 19 2012, 06:30
- - Tigermess   It was brief, glad you made it and created better ...   Apr 19 2012, 08:18

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