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kitkat

Multiple artist/genre tag support!

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There are always songs which have multiple artists, and similarly one song can have elements of multiple genre. MediaMonkey on my PC does a nice job of supporting these multiple tags by separating the tags by a semicolon, and syncs them to my GS2 as such as well. Android's default player, as well the my GS2 player, and all other major players don't have support for these multiple tags. So what happens is that I end up getting, as an example, three different artists - "Shaggy", "Akon" and "Shaggy;Akon". Since there is no single artist by name "Shaggy;Akon", it doesnt get a picture and music library just falls apart. Can you please parse these multiple tags properly and add one song under multiple artists/genre's in the library depending on if the tag has multiple artists/genres. Thank you!

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ID3v2 standards actually allow you to have multiple separate instances of the same tag, which would also be nice to support where reasonable (such as artist, genre, composer, etc, obviously not title or album)

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Multiple artist support would be great for me too. Maybe you could even auto-split the artist tag where you see the term "feat." in the working (where did that come from over recent years anyway? In the good old wax-cylinder days it was simply called a duet! :) )

Andre

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Multiple artist support would be great for me too. Maybe you could even auto-split the artist tag where you see the term "feat." in the working (where did that come from over recent years anyway? In the good old wax-cylinder days it was simply called a duet! :) )

Andre

Coming to think about it, it would be pretty neat, and useful. I request Poweramp author to please come and comment here if he would support this feature and when.

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+1

The way it's currently done is broken. e.g. I see a genre "Theme:Soundtrack" for some songs that are tagged as "Theme" and "Soundtrack". The same songs appear neither in "Themes" nor "Soundtrack" but only the non-existent genre "Theme:Soundtrack".

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Being able to set a tag separation character similar to squeezecenter would be wonderful. My library has a number of "sub-genres" (eg. "Classical;Chamber") that would be best indexed as multiple genres. Most music players can't handle that or multiple artists well.

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Multiple genre support would be great, please add this option. Regards from Spain :)

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It would be great. I am from India and our song are mainly from Indian movies, mostly duet sons than singles. song filter option is the only way to play all songs of a particular artist irrespective of solo or duet or group song . I am eagerly waiting for the update, thank you for the post.

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Just as a followup... it appears to already support "multiple genre" tags (separated with ";"), just not multiple artists.

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Just as a followup... it appears to already support "multiple genre" tags (separated with ";"), just not multiple artists.

No it doesn't support multiple file tags, even with ";" Poweramp only take the first genre. Sorry if i don't understand you, my english is so bad.

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No it doesn't support multiple file tags, even with ";" Poweramp only take the first genre. Sorry if i don't understand you, my english is so bad.

I currently have albums on my phone with MP3 "genre" tag set as "Classical;Horn", "Classical;Viola" and "Classical;WWQuintet". When looking in the PowerMP Library, these show under both the genre "Classical" and the genres "Viola", "Horn" or "WWQuintet". The embedded tag (eg. "Classical;Horn") is *not* shown as a genre. This part works well for me. The part that doesn't work is that I'd like to browse from genre -> artist -> album (eg. "Classical" -> "Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus" -> "Requiem, K626 - Hogwood"), but once you choose genre, you can only only choose albums.

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I registered simply to say

+1!

PLEASE IMPLEMENT THIS FEATURE PROPERLY!

It would change the way users can browser music on their phones and tablets!

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+1 as well. Signed up and searched precisely just for this exact thread.

I've no idea why it's taken this long still for any of the PMP software to implement such an integral part of song tagging. Please, Please, PLEASE consider adding this soon. People who care about categorizing their music properly are being left out in the cold because such a simple feature is yet to be supported.

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Exactly. I cannot use my large music collection on my Android devices since I've organized it using multiple tags.

I think the Linux player gmusicbrowser has a perfect implementation of this feature, in case hints are required to the execution.

It really would be wonderful!

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just like I separate genres with ";" I would really like the same to work with artists.

+1

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A feature like this would be great. I have many songs with multiple artists and Poweramp lists them as a new artist instead of separating them.

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Can a developer please reply? I really want this feature.

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+1 to this. To be honest, I never knew of such feature, but after reading posts from you guys, it really is something that is very interesting as well as better for organization.

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UP! Is it have no answer in two years?

So sad, I wanted to create new FR, but I found this topic and... I am forced to find other player if this feature will not implemented

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I'm sorry for necro-posting, but I have to ask it: has this feature been implemented? If the answer is "yes", how can I use it? I mean, how should I separate the artists?

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5 years I have waited for this feature, and it is still not implemented properly. There is now support for a delimiting character, such as a semicolon, which gets displayed as a slash. Example: A-trak; Clockwork will display as A-track/Clockwork. However, in the artists seciton of Poweramp, this artist is still listed as A-track/Clockwork, instead of under 'A-Track' and 'Clockwork' idividualy as its supposed to. Please add support for this. Thank you.

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