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Old October 27th, 2012, 06:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Artists showing up multiple times - album artist vs. track artist

I know this has been mentioned before but I thought I would find a lot more posts regarding this so I want to make sure it is not my fault...

Basically I ripped all of my CDs and orgainzed them into folders. The main folder is the Artist and any subfolders would be the album name. When tagging them, it has a field for album artist and track artist. For example..

Folder: 2 Pac
Subfolder: All Eyez on Me
Subfolder 2: Disc 1

Then I have each track as a filename such as:

05 - How Do You Want It.mp3

For that track, the Album Artist is 2 Pac and the Track Artist is 2 Pac feat. K-Ci and Jo Jo. which are entered in those fields.


There are several tracks on that disc that have different track artists than album artist (several different ones that hae 2 Pac feat. different artists). The problem is on any player I have tried on Android, if you go to the list of artists in your library, it will have 2 Pac, 2 Pac feat. K-Ci and Jo Jo, 2 Pac feat. Nate Dogg, etc. It won't just list 2 Pac, it separates them all out by the track artist. I tried to put these same songs on an ipod touch and it did it the way I want (only had 2 Pac under the artist lists and not all the others, and then when you look at the track it shows the featuring artists). Is there anyway to do this on Android with any player, or do I need to go back and change all the tags so the track artist and album artist are the same? I know that would make it work, but it would take a lot of time and also dumb it down in the sense that it wouldnt have the featuing artists listed.
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