[mythtv-users] Mythmusic Compilations

Jack McGee jack at greendesk.net
Sat Nov 24 16:21:49 UTC 2012

On 11/24/2012 09:01 AM, Roger Siddons wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Nov 2012 22:36:00 -0000, Jack McGee <jack at greendesk.net> wrote:
> > The only way I have every got this to work is to import a CD and click
> > the Compilation button. Otherwise, if I import files, they are filed by
> > artist, not as a compilation.
> >
> > What is the MP3 tag that needs to be on these for import files to see
> > these are a compilation.
> The relevant code is 
> http://code.mythtv.org/trac/browser/mythtv/mythplugins/mythmusic/mythmusic/metaioid3.cpp 
> line 311.
> Myth only recognises compilations from as defined by Musicbrainz. I'm 
> not familiar with it myself but it appears to insert custom tag fields 
> rather than use the 'standard' ones, for some reason.
> So your easiest option is probably to re-tag your music using 
> Musicbrainz. Alternatively you could investigate the Musicbrainz 
> tagging conventions (ie. use Musicbrainz on a test compilation and 
> inspect the resulting tags) & replicate that in your library. The 
> special compilation code is 89ad4ac3-39f7-470e-963a-56509c546377 
> apparently.

OK, the code says
// If the MusicBrainz ID is the special "Various Artists" ID
// then compilation is TRUE

I don't see a tag "MusicBrainz ID"

so I set tag "musicbrainz_albumartistid" to
" Various Artists"

and still Mythmusic does not recognize compilation.

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