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How does XBMC determine what is a compilation and what is not ? - Faire - 2013-03-29

I have several "multiple artists" discs/compilations (like "the best of latin jazz") that I expected to appear under compilations but they dont. The compilations listed there seem to be only the albums that i marked as "compilation" previously in iTunes.

I also would like to know which artists would disappear from the Artist view if I unmark the "Include artists who appear only on compilations" option.

If the "Artist album" field for all tracks in "The Best of latin Jazz" album has the same value (ie: "the best of latin jazz compilation")... shouldnt it appear under Compilations ¿

Thanks


RE: How does XBMC determine what is a compilation and what is not ? - Faire - 2013-03-29

Ive also read that the "Album Artist" tag shouldnt be set in order to XBMC determine the album is a compilation... but i thought that the "album artist" field was indeed to set albums as compilations if it has the same value for all tracks! Sad


RE: How does XBMC determine what is a compilation and what is not ? - jmarshall - 2013-03-30

If the album artist is set to anything other than "Various" "Various Artists" or "VariousArtists" then it's not interpreted as a compilation without some extra help, such as a compilation flag on every track.

For the actual methods, it's best to consult the source. See

https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/blob/master/xbmc/music/infoscanner/MusicInfoScanner.h
https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/blob/master/xbmc/music/infoscanner/MusicInfoScanner.cpp

Cheers,
Jonathan


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