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CUETools / Re: %artist% evaluates to "Various Artists" for some compilations, not others
Last post by korth -
The PERFORMER command above the first Track command yes.

When writing file tags
If no PERFORMER commands exist below the first Track command then all tracks have the artist value equal to the PERFORMER command above the first Track command and no albumartist value.

If PERFORMER commands exist below the first Track command and all have equal value to the PERFORMER command above the first Track command then all tracks have the same artist value and no albumartist value.

If PERFORMER commands exist below the first Track command and all are not equal to the value of the PERFORMER command above the first Track command and all PERFORMER commands after the first Track command have equal values to each other then all tracks have the artist value specified by the PERFORMER command that immediately follows the Track command and no albumartist value.

If PERFORMER commands exist below the first Track command and not all are equal to the value of the PERFORMER command above the first Track command and not all are equal to each other then all tracks have the artist value specified by the PERFORMER command that immediately follows the Track command and the albumartist value is equal to the PERFORMER command above the first Track command.

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General Audio / Re: MP3Gain Advice
Last post by Porcus -
(2) is unclear as of what you mean by "apply". And I assume you don't have those 90k .wav's anymore?


Short explanation:

* "Any" tag-able format can be tagged with ReplayGain information. That does not change the audio itself, it just tells the player "adjust the volume by ...".
* Although, not all players support that. That is when mp3gain (the app) might be handy.

* If you want to adjust volume for use in a player that does not support ReplayGain tagging, then what? Then volume needs to be "right" when you feed it to the player. To that end, you can in MP3 actually change the volume in 1.5 dB steps without decoding/re-encoding: the mp3 format has such a "volume control" per block.
* Mp3gain (the application) can do that - and it will write "undo information" to tags so you can revert back if you want to. (Reverting Mp3gain is lossless. The mp3gain application you have already done, loses nothing from the original signal - if you sabotaged it to make > 100 dB volume changes you might get round-off errors of data that was on a CD.)


Consequence:

As long as you don't need the mp3gain'ing, you can revert it. Say if your player of choice if ReplayGain-aware, then (1) revert using mp3gain, (2) run a RG scanner that writes tags (old tags will be wrong!). You don't "apply" the new RG to the audio, you just play, and the player will read from tags and adjust.

"can" revert, I wrote: if you are happy with your files as they are ... you don't have to.
But here is one scenario where I would have reverted: if you ran mp3gain per track, and wish you had volume adjustment per album
(I mean, if an album - that is not a compilation - has a quiet track and a loud track, it is reasonable to assume it was done deliberately. Reverting per-track MP3gain and then running an RG scan, will get you both "album gain" and "track gain" (and peak values stored), and if it is a compilation where you don't want volume adjustment by album, you can just delete the "track" tags.)
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CUETools / Re: %artist% evaluates to "Various Artists" for some compilations, not others
Last post by dpr -
For CDs where there are multiple artists, EAC creates a .cue file with the performer set to be "Various Artists" see below:

REM DISCID FC10F312
REM COMMENT "ExactAudioCopy v1.6"
PERFORMER "Various Artists"
TITLE "KBCO Studio C, Volume 32"

So %artist% has a value of "Various Artists" and so %albumartist% isn't used
It seems like PERFORMER should always be set in the cue file to have a value..

When I encode this to MP3, albumartist is set to "Various Artists", so there must be some thing setting this. Is this documented anywhere?

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CUETools / Re: %artist% evaluates to "Various Artists" for some compilations, not others
Last post by korth -
I really don't have enough info about the source files being used and what method you're using to input them into CUETools.
I'm just providing general information that may cover multiple scenarios. Some of the information may be relevant to what you're trying to do, some may not.
%albumartist% cannot be evaluated from a CUE file.
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CUETools / Re: %artist% evaluates to "Various Artists" for some compilations, not others
Last post by korth -
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How can i see what the cache entry is
How can I clear the entry so I can turn caching on again
Input: Folder browser
http://cue.tools/wiki/CUETools_Settings#Local_database

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How can I see the metadata lookup?
Batch mode suppresses pop-up windows so if you're processing more than one rip at a time you won't see what metadata CUETools has available to use. Batch mode uses this order



If you have the TOCID in the EAC log you can see what metadata is available to CUETools in the CTDB. The CTDB entries will not include what is available via tags, CUE file or local database.



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How can I get it to evaluate to "Various Artists"?
CUETools follows this recommended tag standard.
https://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Encouraged_Tag_Standards#ALBUM_ARTIST
ALBUMARTIST is used when track artists don't match. If all track artists are the same then it uses the track artist.

see also https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php?topic=121595.0