[mythtv-users] Mythmusic Compilations

Jack McGee jack at greendesk.net
Sat Nov 24 18:14:58 UTC 2012

On 11/24/2012 10:37 AM, Thomas Boehm wrote:
> Jack McGee wrote:
>> 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.
>> Maybe you want to try out Picard. It's available for all platforms and
>> IMO the best tagger out there.
Thanks.  I am using MusicBrainz Picard.

I have set tag "musicbrainz_albumartistid" = 

I found that tag in some Various Artists compilations I had brought in 
from CD.

Mythmusic still does not recognize the .mp3 with above tag as compilation.

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