Dear Blusound support and technical Team,
first of all I must say I'm a big fan of you, I literally love my node2i and I think the BluOS is in general a very good application.
I have two questions: one is about multi value tag capability, and in particular about the search function with it.
Flac files have tag method based on vorbis comment that support multi value tags. Mp3 (and Mp4, aiff, wav) with ID3 also supports multiple values. The two metadata containers separate the value differently: vorbis comment simply has more than one instance of the same tag. ID3 uses a null character to separate multiple values on the same tag.
Normally every Tag editing software has his method to show the separation between values:
dbpoweramp has ; (semicolon), mp3tag uses \\ (double backslash)
As far as I understood from other posts here,
-when the BluOS application find a multi value tag i.e. ARTIST, it does trunk the field at the first value of the set, and this cause the lost of the rest of information on that field of the other values.
For example, if (considering a FLAC file) one track has the two performers Maria Callas and Giuseppe di Stefano, in the beginning of the file among other tags, the artist(s) will be indicated like that:
ARTIST=Giuseppe di Stefano
it is possible to find it opening the file with an exadecimal editor
BlueOS app, by reading the file, only shows Maria Callas as artist of the track. This can be partially solved merging the two artists in a single value tag, like
ARTIST= Maria Callas & Giuseppe di Stefano
and the multi value tag become a single value tag as result of concatenation of his single different values.
Unfortunately by doing this way
Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano, Maria Callas & Giuseppe di Stefano, Giuseppe di Stefano & Maria Callas become four different artists
This issue can be applied to other metadata fields also, probably the GENRE would be one of the most appreciated for a multi value managing capability.
The first question is: is there any possibility to have in future update the capability to manage multi value metadata, that is to show, and retrieve the values with search function?
The second question is about the search function: It doesn't work if keywords are not put in the exact combination as they are in the metadata.
For example if I want to find and play a particular Concerto from the composer Chopin of the performer Pollini the best thing would be use the three keywords like "concerto" "Chopin" "Pollini" and have the list of all and only tracks that have these three keywords as tags or part of them.
Do you think would be possible to have this feature in future updates?
Thanks for the time
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