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Weird tag problem for Genre in mt-daapd 0.2.4

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  • #420

    g0pkh
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    Hi.

    I am running mt-daapd version 0.2.4 on one of my NSLU2’s, which I use as my main music server. And have noticed a strange inconsistency problem with the tag information containing the GENRE.

    I have setup all my music using itunes on my main pc, and then simply syncronise all the files from the PC to the slug,that way I can be sure that all files are identical.

    However,when browsing the mt-daapd library from within itunes, Iget a different genre than that which I get when browsing the same file with the itunes library.

    For example.

    I have an album for 60’s Music
    All the tracks in this album have been tagged within itunes to show the genre “60’s Music”.
    When I view the same album from the slug however, the genre shows “Top 40” which is completely wrong, and I have no idea where this is coming from.
    When I open the file in a PC Tag utility, and of course in itunes is it shown correctly as “60’s Music”, but in itunes from the mt-daapd library and on my Roku SB’s it is shown as “Top 40” WTF. 😕

    I have copied the actual files from the itunes music folder to the slug, so I know the files are identical, why then are the genres incorrect ?

    Copying the files to another slug running a fairly late version of the firefly server does not however exhibit this problem.

    However I would rather wait for a stable release version of firefly before installing it on my main “mt-daapd” slug.

    Is there anything I can do in the meantime to correct this inconsistency in tags ?

    Thanks

    Pete

    #5459

    rpedde
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    @g0pkh wrote:

    Copying the files to another slug running a fairly late version of the firefly server does not however exhibit this problem.

    However I would rather wait for a stable release version of firefly before installing it on my main “mt-daapd” slug.

    Is there anything I can do in the meantime to correct this inconsistency in tags ?

    If you have patch-fu, the fix for it is here.

    Fundamentally, the problem is that:

    1. I was lazy
    2. The genre starts with a number

    If it didn’t start with a number, then it would be okay. Generally, genres can be either a number, which is a reference to the “standard” winamp list of genres, or it can be a string. So if the genre is a numeric string, it interprets it as a winamp genre number. Winamp genre #60 is (you guessed it) Top 40.

    You could call it “Music from the 60’s”, or use a non-numeric lead character to work around it. Lame, but there you go.

    #5460

    g0pkh
    Participant

    Thanks for your reply Ron

    What you said makes perfect sense, I don’t have a clue about patch-fu.
    so I think I will just wait for the first stable firefly release, as i know it is ok there.

    As long as I know that it is a “feature” of mt-daapd 🙂 , then no problems.

    Just thought I was going mad.

    Appologies if this has been discussed before, but I only just noticed it.

    Pete

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