Automatically Complete Album Artist
Allow automatic population of the "Album Artist" field when the "Artist" field for an album is consistent throughout all tracks. Suggest options for "Album Artist" when the "Album" field is 90% consistent i.e. when some tracks include "Ft Joe Bloggs"
To an extent, 2a is in principle already covered by the accuracy rules - only trouble is it doesn't work for completing missing fields!
I'd like to add I'd want a toggle for:
1) Set the album artist to a single artist if the artist field is the same
2a) If the artist field is different because the artist lists collaborators on a track, etc., then perhaps checking against an online DB for who the album artist should be
2b) If the artist field is different because it is a soundtrack, etc.
Essentially, 2b is like iTunes' ability to say, "this album is part of a compilation"
Thanks for the very clear clarification!
The issue I have is mediamonkey will show an album artist set. I now use dBPoweramp to convert Flac to mp3, I am finding no albumartist is set. If I look at the metadata in Bliss I have to use the TAG view to see that it also shows no album artist. I would like the ability to see that no album artist is set and in the album view set it or as per this request have a rule that says if 90% of the artist is the same name then make it the album artist if it is blank.
If the album has different artist then the rule should just make it "various" which is my preference or you make the person set what it should be to suit their collection preference.
What sort of problems? Do you mean issues with the way bliss updates the album artist tag?
Right now, bliss shows different tags depending on the album artist... If an album artist is set, that is what is shown in the artist field. If not, it's the track artists.
I have been having issues with the Album Artist tag. What about revising the album view to include displaying the albumArtist tag as well. Would then be a lot easier to manually edit without having to using the TAG view and scroll thought 1000 of entries.
Checkbox sounds like the best way to implement this. I often find he same problem as you've come across. I use Album Artist more than Artist in my collection to bind compilations into a single album and make sure albums with various XXXX ft YYYY all appears under the same Artist.
Sounds good. I think the 'rule' for this might be a checkbox declaring "album artist" must be set for each album, and the response (when it isn't) is to set the album artist as you say.
Could also check that the album artist is accurate... I had a case the other day where two tracks on an album had different album artists, and the rest of the tracks had no album artist. That's asking for trouble...