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Music: title tag split by hyphen to artist and title

kamakamadaunkamakamadaun Posts: 22Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

I have a file with the following tags:

Album artist : Beethoven, Ludwig van
Title: Symphony No.1 in C Major Op.21 [I. Adagio Molto - Allegro Con Brio]

Plex splits this into:

Artist: Symphony No.1 in C Major Op.21 [I. Adagio Molto
Title: Allegro Con Brio]

I can understand that this could make sense when it is guessing from a filename but is there a way to make it stop changing what is in the file tags?

Answers

  • kamakamadaunkamakamadaun Posts: 22Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Can someone confirm if this is intended or not?

  • OttoKernerOttoKerner Posts: 25,735Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    You can tell Plex to give your embedded meta tags absolute priority.
    But you then also have to make sure that your embedded metatags are correct and complete.

    1) edit your music library
    go tot the 'Advanced' tab and tick 'Use embedded metatags'

    2) go to Settings - Server - Agents - Albums - Plex Premium
    and activate the line 'Local Media Assets'
    and also drag it into the topmost position of the list
    repeat the same under
    Settings - Server - Agents - Albums - last.fm

    then perform the Plex Dance "light" (with music, you can omit step 4)

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  • kamakamadaunkamakamadaun Posts: 22Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Thank you very much for the reply. Unfortunately I had already done that before I setup the (for me new premium library). And I still see this splitting of the title tag.

  • OttoKernerOttoKerner Posts: 25,735Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    Is the normal (Track) 'Artist' tag present in your files?

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  • kamakamadaunkamakamadaun Posts: 22Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    No. Only album artist.

  • OttoKernerOttoKerner Posts: 25,735Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    Then try it with one album to fill the track artist tag.
    Then perform the Plex Dance light again with this album.

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  • kamakamadaunkamakamadaun Posts: 22Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Yes that makes it display correctly.
    But it can hardly be intended behaviour?

  • OttoKernerOttoKerner Posts: 25,735Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    @kamakamadaun said:
    Yes that makes it display correctly.
    But it can hardly be intended behaviour?

    It kinda is. For Plex the track artist is missing, so it tries to supply that information by looking at the file name. And since the hyphen is used as a separator between track artist and track title...

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  • kamakamadaunkamakamadaun Posts: 22Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Hmmm... I can't say that I agree with this in tags. If you have set the tags it should be because that is how they should be. I wonder if I can play with en dash and em dash to avoid this without having to do too much manual curating.

  • kamakamadaunkamakamadaun Posts: 22Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Replacing hyphen with en dash solves the problem and plex shows the album artist for all tracks as you would expect.

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