Kodi Music "Best Practice" Guide
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Great work Zag. Those settings should work great for a normal album release, however other changes could be made for exceptions such as compilations, collaboration, songs with featured artists and singles. Ive come up with a system that has solved my issues with these albums and the associated artwork, again this worked for me and my OCD.

Compilations (albums that have "Various Artists" in the Album Artist field)

Compilation folder & file naming:
C:\Music\Various Artists\Albumname(year)\01-artist-track.mp3

Compilation tags:
'Albumartist' field must be 'Various Artists' for comps.
Verify that the compilations box is checked or enabled.
'Artist' field should be match the 'artists' field

Collaborations ie: Riding with The King (B.B. King & Eric Clapton)

Collaborations Musicbrainz Picard program settings;
Tags: use ID3v2 2.3 UTF-16
Options: join multiple ID3v2.3 tags with: <SPACE>/<SPACE>

Collaborations folder & file naming:
C:\Music\Artistname\Album\AlbumArtist-Album-01-Track.mp3
*NOTE for artwork to work properly you should have folders for both artists, put the collaboration album in one of the artists folder, not both, but choose an artist for whom no other albums exist as a first priority. This is for the reason of artwork showing properly in Artist view in Kodi.

Featured Artists ie: Feat.; Featuring; With; VS; WSG; ect.

Featured Artists Musicbrainz Picard program settings;
Tags: use ID3v2 2.3 UTF-16
Options: join multiple ID3v2.3 tags with: <SPACE>/<SPACE>

Singles (only one song from an album)

Singles folder and file naming
C:\Music\Singles\Artist-Track.mp3

Singles tags
Verify ‘Album’ tag should be blank or empty.
REF: https://kodi.tv/singles-support-in-the-music-library/

And lastly for you music purists out there:
OPTIONAL: If you want to use original album release date to fill the KODI date field. I.E. You want your Beatles collection to show in the in the 1960’s instead of when the CD came out in the 1980’s, add this script to Musicbrainz Picard.
Options->Options->Advanced: Scripting: $set(date,$left(%originaldate%,4))
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Kodi Music "Best Practice" Guide - by zag - 2016-05-21, 09:49
RE: Kodi Music "Best Practice" Guide - by zag - 2016-05-21, 10:01
RE: Kodi Music "Best Practice" Guide - by zag - 2016-05-21, 16:01
RE: Kodi Music "Best Practice" Guide - by bry - 2016-05-21, 18:22
RE: Kodi Music "Best Practice" Guide - by zag - 2016-05-22, 10:51
RE: Kodi Music "Best Practice" Guide - by zag - 2016-05-23, 09:53
RE: Kodi Music "Best Practice" Guide - by zag - 2016-09-12, 10:15
RE: Kodi Music "Best Practice" Guide - by Beercade - 2016-09-21, 14:25


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