Unknown CD's ??

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    Aaron W.

    Hi Colin,

    We do rip home made audio CDs, but as it's not an 'original' CD found in the stores, our online look-up metadata database wouldn't have any record of it, so the Vault's encoding the metadata as Unknown album and Unknown artist.

    To edit the metadata, you'll need a metadata editor program on your computer, here's the details: https://support.bluesound.com/hc/en-us/articles/200271906-Why-is-my-music-not-sorted-correctly-after-Bluesound-indexed-all-my-Music-

    You can find other helpful articles on our Knowledge Base(https://support.bluesound.com/hc/en-us).

    Thank you for your feedback and enjoy #LivingHiFi!

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    Colin Houghton

    Thanks. I get this, but please confirm ... I have, for example, a real CD by Fleetwood Mac named "Greatest Hits". When I ripped it using the Vault, the system put it in the Unknown CDs folder.

    So, using VLC I manually edited all the metadata so that each song title (all using .flac of course), the album title, and the artist were filled in. I renamed the "Ripped YYYY-MM-DD Timestamp" folder to "Greatest Hits" and then put this in the "Fleetwood Mac" folder . Now I can correctly find the songs via "Artist" or "Song", but when I look at "Album" it shows alphabetically under "G" for "Greatest Hits", but the Artist's name (in the Albums view right above the album name) is still "Unknown CDs"

    Is this what I should expect? Or did I possibly do something wrong in modifying the metadata?

    I have hundreds of CDs I am adding to my Vault and I don't even mind editing the metadata when the Vault can't read it from the CD, but I would hope that once done, the Vault would display it in the Album view correctly.

    Your response is very much appreciated.

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    Jesse J.

    Hello Colin,

    First, you may want to use the "Delete Index" command after you make metadata changes.

    There are multiple ways that Title, Artist and Album Metadata can be saved on a file. If two metadata tags for "Artist" exist on one file, then Bluesound may take one depending on where it stands in the alphabet (First come) or which one Bluesound knows first. It is possible that when you edited the name with VLC, that you only appended a second Metadata tag, instead of editing the original.

    There is also a Tag called "Album Artist" that can cause some modifiers. It is used to define which albums are "Compilations".

    In either case, try using MP3Tag, It has a feature called "Extended Tags" under "View -> Extended Tags" that allows you to see each piece of Metadata.

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    Joris015

    I had the same problem, the "Unknown CD" label stayed even after editing the metadata. It seems that both the Artist tag and the Album Artist tag should be filled in. (Both fields can contain the same information, if you are not interested in making a difference between the two). If one of the tags doesn't contain data, the database remembers the "Unknown CD" label.

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    Wouter baars

    Hi, The link in the solution is not working anymore. How can I add tags to my unknown CD's, working in OSX?

    (it is a real burden that you can not do this with the app on ios/android, by the way, but you have heard this before i think).

    Thanks for helping me.

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  • Sorry about that - here is the corrected link; 

    https://support1.bluesound.com/hc/en-us/articles/200271906

     

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