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%album artist% just shows artist, not album artist

I am trying to sort my various artist folder by Album Artist. They should all be Album Artist, but some don't have a value and some have other values. I want to sort them by album artist, so I created a header for the %album artist% tag, but all it shows is artist, not album artist. Am I doing something wrong or is this foobar?

%album artist% just shows artist, not album artist

Reply #1
so I created a header for the %album artist% tag


what do you mean by this?

all tracks belonging to the same album should be tagged with a common %album artist% like Various Artists or it could be a DJ name for a mix compilation.

an example: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2280132...um%20artist.png

%album artist% just shows artist, not album artist

Reply #2
so I created a header for the %album artist% tag


what do you mean by this?

all tracks belonging to the same album should be tagged with a common %album artist% like Various Artists or it could be a DJ name for a mix compilation.

an example: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2280132...um%20artist.png


I am aware of this, and its in fact what I am trying to fix, since not all of my Various Artist albums have album artist as Various Artist. In many, album artist is just blank.

I am talking about sorting them in foobar. I created a header for the %album artist% tag, so that I can sort them, by album artist, however all that is showing up in that column in foobar is the artist field, not album artist.

ie.

Artist_________________Album_______________Track_________Album Artist

King Midas Sound_______5 Years of Hyperdub____Meltdown_____King Midas Sound



In the above example "King Midas Sound" sound is showing int the album artist column. When you check album artist, there is no value, so it should be blank

%album artist% just shows artist, not album artist

Reply #3
From Title Formatting Syntax Reference:
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Checks following metadata fields, in this order: “album artist”, “artist”, “composer”, “performer”.


Use $meta(album artist).

%album artist% just shows artist, not album artist

Reply #4
ah right, you mean column header.

also, the behaviour you're seeing is expected...

http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?ti...album_artist.25

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Checks following metadata fields, in this order: "album artist", "artist", "composer", "performer".


you can get around this by using $meta(album artist) which will only display the contents of that tag.


 
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