Old 16th January 2011, 23:41   #1
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Problem with "Artist" tag

Dear all,

Could you please have a look to the print screen here and advise on how to solve the problem with the "Artist" tag ?

I have a big MP3 library and this problem occurs with a big number of files.

Thanks a lot !
Chris

PS: All the tags in ID3v1, ID3v2 and APEv2 look similar to the one shown.
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Old 17th January 2011, 10:14   #2
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what version winamp are you running?

one of your tags has the wrong info. i use www.mp3tag.de/en to strip ALL tags from my files except id3v2.3 ones.

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Old 17th January 2011, 22:20   #3
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Hello MrSinatra,

Thank you for your answer. My version of Winamp is the V5.601.
I have tried mp3Tag several hours and downloaded 2 other programs in order to remove the tags and to keep only the ID3v2. I finally achieved it with Helium Music Manager.

But the same problem is still present, as you can see on the picture here.

Thank you for your help so far, I would really appreciate some further hints !

Cheers,
Christopher
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Old 17th January 2011, 22:22   #4
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Hello MrSinatra,

Thank you for your answer. My version of Winamp is the V5.601.
I have tried mp3Tag several hours and downloaded 2 other programs in order to remove the tags and to keep only the ID3v2. I finally achieved it with Helium Music Manager.

But the same problem is still present, as you can see on the picture here.

Thank you for your help so far, I would really appreciate some further hints !

Cheers,
Christopher
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Old 18th January 2011, 00:14   #5
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FYI: u can delete individual tag types with winamp by unchecking the boxes that say "include this tag" when you do file info. also, its easy to mass delete tags with mp3tag, just set it up in options so all but id3v2.3 is set to be removed, then remove tags. i don't know the app you used.

as to your issue, its a weird one. you need to carefully check your winamp preferences, and your files tags. make sure in mp3tag that all your files actually have tags, and have the info filled out.

check your winamp preferences and tell it to NOT guess at metadata when scanning. it is possible that winamp is using the folder name to fill out the artist field in the winamp DB.

you will probably need to clear your DB and rescan when you have all the prefs set properly.

Egg, DrO, any ideas here?

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Old 18th January 2011, 18:58   #6
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Problem solved !
It was indeed Winamp guessing the metadata. I unchecked the box and it works fine now !

Thank you very much !
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Old 19th January 2011, 13:52   #7
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np. what doesn't make sense though, is that IF your files had proper tags, that should have superceded any guessing by winamp.

so either your files didn't have proper tags, or winamp has a bug in this area.

i'd guess the former, but if it works properly now that strangely points to the latter.

i always turn off all the guessing, which you have to do in three places:

1. uncheck use artist as album artist if AA isn't present
2. the configure metadata button on the watch folders dialog
3. the very similar edit watch folders button on the same dialog (if you have watched folders)

i think all that garbage should be off by default, but thats jmho.

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