Multi value tag capability

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    Wesley P.

    Hello Giorgio,

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. I am unsure if there are any limitations within the BluOS software that would prevent the use of multi tagging within the ID3 metadata. With that being said, I will bring this to the attention of our development team for their consideration to see if we can work around this in a future firmware update.

    Regards,
    Wesley P.

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    Dave Kibble

    Having been steered to this from Squeezeboxes I am loving it but frustrated by the lack of multi-values for tags. I have a massive FLAC collection with many songs having the name of a backing vocalist or guest singer so they are not included with the main artist listing. Frustrating!

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    Adolfo Jimenez

    +1 on getting this feature. This would be a great enhancement to bluesound. I love the platform but for my classical music collection I have multiple fields in the artists tag (orchestra, individual performer, conductor), bluesound is only taking the first value to include in the artist list...

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    Sean Bermingham

    Having used Squeezeboxes for the last 15 years, I decided to take an exploratory step into the BluOS system and bought myself a Bluesound Pulse Mini 2i.  It took me a few days to get the BluOS app to see my Synology NAS.  I was very excited when it finally started indexing, but after an hour I started browsing to notice the number of genres had gone from 15 to 150 ...

    My request may be slightly different.  I only use each tag once and attribute one or multiple values to that tag using the '¬' symbol as delimiter between the multiple values.

    I am unlikely to replace my remaining 7 Squeezeboxes before support for multi-value tagging is introduced.

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  • My request may be slightly different.  I only use each tag once and attribute one or multiple values to that tag using the '¬' symbol as delimiter between the multiple values.

    Actually, you should be using a semi-colon so you can then enter multiple entries into a single tag then search on those. This is proper meta-tagging using ID3 standards, of which we follow.

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    Dave Kibble

    I only use each tag once and separate values with semi-colon - this is not interpreted as multiple values - please see the screenshot.

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    Adolfo Jimenez

    I believe the multivalue delimiter depends of the software you are using for tagging. I use YATE in my mac and I can specify the delimiter to use (I use ;;;)

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    Sean Bermingham

    Thank you Tony, Dave and Adolfo.

    Can someone recommend an easy way to automatically change the delimiter from '¬' to a semi-colon for all tracks in my 24,000 song library?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Dave Kibble

    Adolfo - are you saying that BlueSounds interprets ;;; as a delimiter and takes the values each side of it as separate tags for the library?

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    Dave Kibble

    Sean - it's possible but until it's confirmed that multi-values are interpreted by the library scanner correctly, not worth the investment!

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    giorgio_

    Dave, for sure in the case of the blueOS of my node 2i controlled via the iPhone application (as I stated in the first post) in tags with multi values the library shows (and finds with the search function) only the first of multiple values. Try placing a space char in between the semicolon with a tag editor and you will see disappear a lot of genres.

    I have both mp3, that has id3 tagging structure, and most of all FLAC files, that have vorbis comment tagging structure. As Adolf wrote, the semicolon is only how the editing or library software shows the separation between values of the same tag.

    I'm really looking forward to have this update of the library management.

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    Adolfo Jimenez

    Dave - agree with Giorgio's explanation, the first of the multiple values is the only one that shows in the library. I am also looking forward for an update to the library management.

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    Dave Kibble

    thanks for the clarification guys - let's hope!

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