Hi - I've recently been cleaning my mp3 collection. The area surrounding how Original Artist is used is very unclear and inconsistent - not just in this product.
EG; if I open an mp3 in Mediamonkey (MM) and adjust the Original artist it does not show in any other tool I have. MP3tag, metatogger, or windows 7 file explorer.
Similarly, if I adjust 'ORIGINAL ARTIST' in Mp3tag, it shows in none of the other tools, and again, if I change 'ORIGARTIST' in mp3tag, I also cannot see any result in any other tool.
In my above examples the case sensitivity of the tag name is as given. This may be one of the easy reasons of the problems. I realize of course that the original artist is not a spec defined tag.
In my case, I have numerous CD compilations - my attempt is to use mp3tag to push the current artist into the original artist so it isn't lost, then use my generic 'Various Artists' to propagate the field so it is recognizable as a compilation.
A few other notes (I was rushed before when I wrote this) -
- Microsoft uses 'Contributing Artist' in Wndows 7 but that is actually the Artist field being read AFAIK.
- MP3tag makes all customized tags in Upper case. This may be a fault.
- Mp3tag allows for the columns to display Original Artist, but seems to read it from ORIGARTIST tag. a bit unclear why.
Is there healthy discussion about the way in which compilation cd's are handled? I'd like to join or hear your comments. thank you. Flagging this thread to watch it.