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Re: multi-genre tagging

Reply #25
The desired behaviour in the album list is called "branching expressions". See here for an explanation:

http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Titleformat_Album_List#Branching_expressions

Check the album list preferences (under media library). For branching expressions, you'll have to use %<genre>% instead of %genre%.

If this doesn't work, it could be a character encoding quirk. I've experienced this on rare occasions. Try the following:
Select files -> go to Properties dialog -> right click on the genre-column -> click "Split values..." -> Add ; as a seperator -> OK
-> multiple genres should then be branched in the album list.

Re: multi-genre tagging

Reply #26
Check the album list preferences (under media library). For branching expressions, you'll have to use %<genre>% instead of %genre%.
Take a look at the screenshots. Is that correct?

If so, it’s not something else.

Re: multi-genre tagging

Reply #27
Yes, that looks correct. Does it work?

Re: multi-genre tagging

Reply #28
Does it work?
Yes for MPEG 1 Layer III (.mp3), not for ALAC / MPEG-4 AAC LC (.m4a), FLAC (.flac), Monkey3.97 / Monkey3.99 (.ape), OGG Vorbis (.ogg), PCM / PCM (float) (.wav), WavPack4 (.wv), and WMAV8 / WMA 9.1 (.wma).

Re: multi-genre tagging

Reply #29
If it works for mp3s but not for other files, I suspect that there's a problem with the tags. Try the following with some files that do not work:
select files -> hold shift key -> right click selected files -> in the context menu, look under "Tagging" -> click "Rewrite file tags"

Re: multi-genre tagging

Reply #30
ptk - done. At least FLAC didn't work. I didn't notice any changes either immediately or after restarting the player. The list of music genres still displays entries that include multiple genres, separated by a semicolon. And they contain including those tracks that I processed in the way you recommended. Try it yourself - Google Drive.

Re: multi-genre tagging

Reply #31
Tried these files. Indeed, they showed up with a long list of genres seperated by ;
But using the "Split values..." operation fixed it. See for yourself: google drive

You will have to do this for every file (select everything, go to properties, right-click on "Genre" and split values).

Re: multi-genre tagging

Reply #32
select everything, go to properties, right-click on "Genre" and split values)
Yes, this method helped to split the music genre tag string into separate tags. Thanks! Is TagScanner 6.1.6 so bad at editing tags in APEv2 / APEv2~rg, metadata (for PCM), mp4 (for ALAC and MPEG-4 AAC LC) and vorbis (for FLAC) formats? I would not want to give it up.

Re: multi-genre tagging

Reply #33
I don't know about TagScanner, but foobar2000 itself is the most capable tool for tagging I know of (at least if you're willing to use its scripting facilities according to the Title Formatting Reference)

 
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