Have loaded my music server into Audirvana. It is organized by folders, each folder representing an artist, such as Bob Dylan, and so on. These files are all AIFF, and the Artist metadata field seemed to do a pretty good job of capturing this information.
All good, and I use Aurirvana’s Artists feature to display this structure. However, there are a bunch of entries represented by a Data field, which contains such things as “1_End Credit_End Credit 5”. I tried using Metadata editor to rename the artist or change the sort order, but it was not completely successful.
or try to find it in tracks view and put ‘File Location’ tab to see where it is…
have the artist tab and album and file location at minimum, then by artist you can find it and then look at file location and see
go back to artist in your first picture… round yellow picture, then click on it…
you see your second picture purple and white… click one time on it
and bring again the meta window… you see something there in Artist field?
change it and save.
This is the metadata that was imported when I ripped CDs. In addition, have loaded music from other sources.
This is the basic problem: Metadata usage is inconsistent. I intend to change these entries. But first I want to eliminate all these crazy entries that represent nothing.
In a program like MP3Tag you can load your whole library or just a selection of folders and see all the metadata in a simple grid format. In this way it is much easier to find ‘weird’ tags than in Audirvana.
You can also filter and sort and select multiple lines and change/edit what you want.
Programs like these are much better for bulk edit than Audirvana.
In short: Edit your Meta tags in another tool. After that let Audirvana do a fresh new synchronization of your edited tags.
Absolutely agree with use of a bulk editor, and have already downloaded TagEditor for that purpose.
When I display contents of my music file using Artists, the order is roughly what you find in the Artist field of the Metadata, but not quite. Can you explain how Artists display actually sorts and presents your file?
if you have some in wrong order, it is because they are sorted differently then their Artist name…
click one wrong Artist and put info panel… you will see sorted as… different from Artist name. change name, enter, save