My main music library is in FLAC. I have recently gone through the 20,000 files fixing all the tags. However when I have converted these files to M4A into iTunes the album artist is incorrectly displayed in some instances.
What seems to have happened is there are now two different 'ALBUMARTIST' tags in the M4A file.
How can I resolve this so that:
i) only the correct 'ALBUMARTIST' tags in the M4A file is used by iTunes
ii) future conversions from the FLAC files generate the correct tags
In addition, track numbers on the FLAC files don't always convert into the M$A files.
How does a program know that it should cut the "The" from an artist name?
Could you check the original file in the extended tags dialogue and also the settings for field mapping?
Also, I am not quite sure if you have ID3 tags and FLAC tags simultaneously in the file. The Flac file should have only FLAC tags, no ID3 tags.
Anyway: you have 2 fields for more or less the same contents: %ALBUM ARTST% and %ALBUMARTIST%. The correct field in MP3tag would be %ALBUMARTIST% only.
I would filter for files with %ALBUM ARTIST% with
%ALBUM ARTIST% PRESENT
and then see how to merge this field with ALBUMARTIST and then remove the field ALBUM ARTIST.