How to properly metadata multiple artist compilations

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    Frans R

    Hi Peter,

    Set the tag 'ALBUMARTIST' as "Various Artists" and name the specific artists track by track under the tag 'ARTIST'.

    When a track has more than one artist, use the 'ARTIST' tag separate for each artist.

    Succes, Frans

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    Peter Schattmann

    Thank you. I did what you said then in SETTINGS I re-indexed my collection.

    Then I looked under Genre, Christmas and under ALBUMS there was my Chris Isaak album and 15 Verve Presents: The Very Best of Christmas Jazz albums, all with 1 song. Is the Filename itself giving me this problem?

     

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    Frans R

    My work process for an album with various artists is:

    put all tracks of the album in one folder

    right click this folder and select MP3Tag

    Then MP3 Tag opens

    Select all the files in the right pane

    Make sure that in the left pane the following tags are identical: Album, Albumartist (which should be "Various Artists" in this case), Year and Genre.

    After that you can enter track title and artist for each track.

    After re-indexing, this should group all in one album.

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    Peter Schattmann

    Sorry, this is exactly what I do. They are in one folder, and I follow the process as you describe.

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    Dan Gravell

    There are two levels of re-indexing. Normally you need to use Rebuild Index for existing music.

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    Peter Schattmann

    Dan, of course I run Rebuild Index after any changes. That would be very basic. I still get the multiple albums with 1 song.

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    Dan Gravell

    Are those definitely all the tags in the files, including in separate tags? (Sometimes there are multiple tags per file, e.g. ID3v1 and ID3v2.x tags).

    Also note there's a final method for re-indexing in the link above.

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