Old 20th February 2007, 00:44   #1
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Winamp not reading Album Artist tag on flac files?

I can't seem to get Winamp 5.33 to read the album artist tag in flac files.

I'm trying to use "Various Artists" as the album artist tag for compilations. I've tried setting "ALBUM ARTIST", "ALBUMARTIST" and "ENSEMBLE" tags to "Various Artists", but Winamp always seems to disply the value of "ARTIST" instead. What tag name is Winamp actually looking for?

Am I doing something wrong or is Album Artist just not working properly for flac files?
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Old 20th February 2007, 10:00   #2
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Yeah, oops, I don't think it's supported . . . as yet. Sorry.

in_flac just sees the fields visible in the FLAC Editor.

You can edit the Album Artist field via the Media Library, but it will only be added to the ml database and not written to the FLAC metadata.

We hope to address this problem in a future release (the sooner the better, imo).
Hopefully, the FLAC editor will eventually look a lot more like the Vorbis Editor (where extra/special/hidden fields are recognized and can be added/edited).

ps. yes, the correct Vorbis Comment style field for Album Artist is:
ALBUMARTIST=
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Old 20th February 2007, 11:36   #3
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OK, so at least it's not me. I was starting to feel kind of stupid. Thanks for the quick reply.
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Old 10th March 2007, 02:53   #4
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I'm really hoping this makes it soon. It's a major problem for me. Nearly my entire collection is flac. The full editor would be nice, but at the very minimum we need album artist supported.
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Old 10th March 2007, 02:57   #5
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Winamp 5.34 will be bundled with the new in_flac v2.0 which is based on libFLAC 1.1.4 and has a new file editor, with several additional fields.



I guess Benski already posted a preview of the plug-in at hydrogenaudio.org (but this version has an outdated editor, heh):

http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/...=52691&st=100#
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Old 22nd April 2017, 23:31   #6
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I'm on 5.666 has this been resolved yet? I can not get various artists in FLAC format to show up as a solid compilation it reads as individual artists.
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Old 23rd April 2017, 11:13   #7
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Yes, this was resolved many years ago.

Nullsoft FLAC Decoder v3.1 (in_flac.dll) in Winamp 5.666 definitely supports reading of all "ALBUM ARTIST", "ALBUMARTIST" and "ENSEMBLE" for Album Artist, writing to ALBUM ARTIST field, and includes an Album Artist field in the tag editor.
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Old 24th April 2017, 16:54   #8
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Not working for me, edited 'Album Artist' metadata on a FLAC soundtrack and it's still not grouping together so maybe it doesn't work for FLAC files... Unless I'm missing something.
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Old 25th April 2017, 13:31   #9
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Anyone know of a workaround? I'd love to keep using Winamp now that I've moved over to FLAC format.
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Old 25th April 2017, 14:13   #10
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Photos of Winamp 2 albums, 1 soundtrack added for testing.
http://imgur.com/uIZ0ylg
http://imgur.com/jZdUO8Q
http://imgur.com/OsSvaNg
http://imgur.com/QMRuAhR

Album Artist changed to 'VA' on every track, still not grouping search browser
http://imgur.com/FTYQGkf
http://imgur.com/gSADgcJ

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I have now figured it out you have to change these setting after you change the Album artist field to the same as the album title, see images below:

Change the Album artist field to the same as the album/soundtrack/compilation title.
1. http://imgur.com/kyw8SMJ

Edit drop down menu same as the image below.
2. http://imgur.com/ImJZYL7

Fixed
3. http://imgur.com/BSxul86

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