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  • Enigma776
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I delete ALBUM ARTIST, yet it returns in Properties as Various Artists
Hello,

I am trying to remove 'Various Artists' from my library and when I delete the Album artist tag it removes it but as soon as I got back in to properties it's back like nothing happened with 'Various Artists' as a value again.

The folder is not write protected and have started with admin rights.

  • db1989
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I delete ALBUM ARTIST, yet it returns in Properties as Various Artists
Reply #1
File type? If MP4, is the ITUNESCOMPILATION field present and set to 1?

  • derty2
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I delete ALBUM ARTIST, yet it returns in Properties as Various Artists
Reply #2
Yeah, I sometimes encounter this issue.
In these pesky cases I open the folder in Explorer (right-click the track in your foobar2000 playlist viewer and "open containing folder"),
I then create a blank "New Playlist" in foobar2000, and drag all files (and CUE sheet if present) into the "New Playlist" and deal with it all,
also looking out for "rogue" tags as db1989 has pointed out.

Even after all that, I sometimes encounter stubborn files whose "Tags" refuse to be wiped.
In these cases, I decompress the FLAC file (for example) back to WAV, and then re-compress again to FLAC.
Goodbye "Tags".
  • Last Edit: 24 July, 2011, 11:26:08 PM by derty2

  • frogworth
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I delete ALBUM ARTIST, yet it returns in Properties as Various Artists
Reply #3
Another possibility is that foobar's cacheing the old tags in its library. So the new tags have been successfully saved but it's still showing you the cached tags. If you hold down shift and click the Library menu, you'll see an otherwise hidden option to "Rescan folders", which will fix this (once it's done its job).

  • Enigma776
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I delete ALBUM ARTIST, yet it returns in Properties as Various Artists
Reply #4
Another possibility is that foobar's cacheing the old tags in its library. So the new tags have been successfully saved but it's still showing you the cached tags. If you hold down shift and click the Library menu, you'll see an otherwise hidden option to "Rescan folders", which will fix this (once it's done its job).


That did the trick thanks, also there is a lot hidden ain't there.

  • derty2
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I delete ALBUM ARTIST, yet it returns in Properties as Various Artists
Reply #5
If you don't want to "refresh"your whole library, you can "refresh" only your selection on the "Properties" page.
There is a button named "Tools", which gives you a menu item named "Reload info".

  • silkcut
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I delete ALBUM ARTIST, yet it returns in Properties as Various Artists
Reply #6
Thanks for this.  I was having the same problem and it was driving me mad!

*edit* Both solutions above did not work.  I had to remove all tags and retag completely.
  • Last Edit: 01 August, 2011, 12:33:50 PM by silkcut