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Artist name capitalisation not updated after renaming in all song entries they are referenced


kwyntes

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I noticed I had by accident incorrectly capitalised an artists name in a few songs, however after having fixed those entries the name of the artist entry is left unchanged. Hitting "Rescan" in the menu for the artist in question had no effect.

 

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The mix of "ft." "," and "&" makes things a little wonky. Do you have any of these characters set to split multiple artists?

If the affected songs and the albums containing them are all located in one "artist" folder that's easily movable, I suggest moving it to somewhere outside of Poweramp's view, rescanning your library (so they disappear), then before moving the "artist" folder back, add an underscore to the folder name (so it appears totally new to Poweramp). Then move the folder back and have Poweramp rescan your library again.

 

If you haven't done a full rescan yet, that should be the nuclear option that ought to fix it if all else fails.

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Because artist/album/etc names are case independent in terms of matching entries in the database, Poweramp will pick on the first instance that it comes across to be used as the 'master' version for display purposes in lists/etc. To clear this saved memory, you need to temporarily remove ALL occurrences of that name from your music collection, then do a Full Rescan so no vestige is retained in the database, then put them back again (such as by renaming a folder, as mentioned above). If the songs might be spread across different folders (for example as split artists on different artists' albums) it might be easier to simply rename your master music folder to something else, do a Full Rescan (so zero items are showing in your collection) and then rename the folder back again and rescan again.

Note: any item that is fully cleared in this way will also lose other database attribute such as Ratings and Play Counts. If these are important to you, you can back them up first using Settings>Export Settings/Data and re-import them later.

Andre

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Sounds like a lot of work to fix a minor annoyance. I suppose I could try to manually edit the database file myself instead, however it'd be neat if some kind of "soft rescan" could be introduced that could fix these kinds of things, perhaps specific to single artists/albums/genres only so it doesn't take too long.

... that is if the database file is accessible without requiring root access, which doesn't seem to be the case... - Is there any other place apart from /Android/data/com.maxmpz.audioplayer that file might be located?

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The master SQL database file location is not accessible without rooting.

Much easier to just rename a regular folder, rescan in PA, and rename it back. Or just live with the first capitalisation which PA found - it was in one of your own music files after all. :) 

The reason why PA remembers the found versions of original names - even through a Full Rescan - is so things like Ratings, Play Counts, etc are remembered and not wiped every time you do a Full Rescan. Hence you need to make sure all existing references to that name are completely forgotten before re-scanning the songs back in. 

Andre

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