[mythtv-commits] Ticket #5820: Improvements to Musicbrainz compilation album detection

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Wed Dec 31 16:44:51 UTC 2008

#5820: Improvements to Musicbrainz compilation album detection
 Reporter:  drdaz7 at gmail dot com  |        Owner:  stuartm   
     Type:  enhancement              |       Status:  accepted  
 Priority:  minor                    |    Milestone:  0.22      
Component:  mythmusic                |      Version:  0.21-fixes
 Severity:  medium                   |   Resolution:            
  Mlocked:  0                        |  

Comment(by drdaz7 at gmail dot com):

 Having looked at the standard again, and read several other similar
 discussions, it appears that both TPE2 and TPE4 are equally wrong - they
 are both metadata which refers to the specific track. There is (as far as
 I can tell) no truly appropriate tag for this information specified by the

 Another solution would be to have a database entry to specify where
 MythMusic should look for this info. I am not entirely sure whether such
 an option should be exposed in the user interface however, as the tag
 names would be  meaningless to anybody who hasn't examined the standard.
 With that said, context help listing the popular media players which use
 each option could be useful...

 The reason I am wary of the fallback option is due to the apparently
 numerous interpretations of the standard. I suspect that it isn't a
 problem since TPE4 contained (as far as I can tell) nothing of consequence
 in my 80GB mp3 collection, with varied sources, and Myth's checking TPE4
 has not caused problems for anybody that we know of.

 Out of interest, those reading this thread, do compilation albums with a
 credited 'Album Artist' work correctly? That is, is the album listed under
 the 'Album Artist', with each track credited to the performer?

 (Note: a common hack (very often used in freedb) is to encode the
 performing artist in the track name, with the album artist tagged as the
 performing artist. This really doesn't count as working 'correctly'.)

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