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Configure character used to split artists


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I save my music in VORBIS files, so for tracks with multiple artists, I use multiple ARTIST tags.

Poweramp seems to convert these to Artist 2; Artist 3; Etc...

This isn't a huge issue, but on my PC I use foobar2000 to listen to music, and it displays multiple artists in a comma seperated fashion, instead of semicolon seperated.

Because of this the track is scrobbled to lastfm with the comma seperated tag, but on my phone it's scrobbled with the semicolon seperated tag. This causes the same song to show up as a different song on lastfm.

I hope the feature to choose your own seperator will be added in a future update.

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6 minutes ago, andrewilley said:

Commas would not be a good idea if you are using the resulting string for subsequent indexing purposes. Think of bands like "Earth, Wind & Fire", or any other similar names that contain commas.

Andre

I'm not using it for indexing, I'm talking about the string that is displayed on the interface.

The full string is different from foobar2000 which I also use to scrobble to last.fm, which then results in "duplicate" tracks on my last.fm page.

I've added an image for clarification, in foobar2000 this would display as "Brunzyn, Joost", but on Poweramp it displays as "Brunzyn; Joost".

I'd like to be able to pick my own seperator, instead of this always being ;

I hope this isn't too much trouble.

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You are using it for subsequent indexing though, you are using it as an index for your scrobbled entries to LastFM.

Does Foobar offer an option to format its concatenated Artist strings differently I wonder? As I said before, using commas is generally not a brilliant idea because commas already exist in a number of common band names. LastFM probably doesn't care though, it will just treat the whole thing as one single string.

Andre

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35 minutes ago, andrewilley said:

You are using it for subsequent indexing though, you are using it as an index for your scrobbled entries to LastFM.

Does Foobar offer an option to format its concatenated Artist strings differently I wonder? As I said before, using commas is generally not a brilliant idea because commas already exist in a number of common band names. LastFM probably doesn't care though, it will just treat the whole thing as one single string.

Andre

It doesn't seem to have the feature either (I couldn't find it, at least).

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I've discovered that I can replace the , in the artist field sent to last.fm with ; using the $replace string operator in foobar2000.

This allows me to at least change what is sent to last.fm in foobar2000 to match up with what is sent to last.fm when using Poweramp, thus preventing duplicate entries.

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21 minutes ago, andrewilley said:

That should do the trick. Foobar is a hugely powerful program, with tons of addons too, so I'm not surprised it supported field editing.

Andre

Thank you for your time by the way, Andre!

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