[Finished] [MP2-593] Album info to be governed by track metadata (1 Viewer)

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    IMO it is complete nonsense to display an album in Screen A as Genre Rock, the same album in Screen B as Folk. Why do we have to discuss, that this is a mistake? :(:confused:
    Do we maybe have a language problem and should move to German? Where did I say that this is a good behavior? So let me cite myself:

    Or in other words, what algorithm should we use to tag the album? The tag of track #1?
     

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    Where did I say that this is a good behavior?
    Nowhere, but as i said before: It is a bug, maybe a logical, not a technical, but a (confirmed) bug, not a feature request. Why do you have moved this topic to feature request?
     

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    Just a comment from my side, I don't want to interrupt your conversation :)
    In case we change something, the best behavior in my eyes is, if the album genre field considers all genres of it's tracks. There can be a limit set to 4 or 5 though, which makes sense in case of compilations. This is only, what I have in mind apart from how to do it and possible performance losses during import, if the importer needs check it. My feeling tells me, that even taking genre information from 100 tracks could be faster than looking for an album genre online...
     

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    than looking for an album genre online
    First priority should always have tagged metadata. Tagged metadata are standard since years for musicdatabases. It would be nice to have online data like fanart, tour-dates, curricula vitae, etc. but for organisation the database the online data are completely needless.
     
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    First priority should always have tagged metadata. Tagged metadata are standard since years for musicdatabases. It would be nice to have online data like fanart, tour-dates, curricula vitae, etc. but for organisation the database the online data are completely needless.
    I didn't say something different, it's clear what you wrote already many time. Albums genres are not tagged, but tracks. I'm just saying, that there shouldn't be a performance issue, when the genres are read from all tracks for the album.
     

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    Albums genres are not tagged, but tracks.
    All tags are only for tracks. I am not a dev, so i don't know, how this is solved in all the other tools ans software. But i think, it is unusual to have dfifferent genre tags in an album, also for sampler. But, for sure, it is possible. And with this online stuff it becomes more and more confused. As i said before, online data are fine for fanart, tour-dates, curricula vitae, etc.. But for organizing the database, first tagged metadata.
     

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    I'm just saying, that there shouldn't be a performance issue, when the genres are read from all tracks for the album.
    Reading tags from n tracks of an album will always be faster than an online access. But I asked Helios at least three times and you also raised a similar point: if track information is heterogeneous, then what info should be used at album level? A mix of genres?
     

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    Yes, it should be a mix. The current genre aspect allows basically unlimited entries. But as I wrote, I'd limit it to 4 or 4, because others will be trimmed anyway by skin die to missing space.
     

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    But I asked Helios at least three times and you also raised a similar point: if track information is heterogeneous, then what info should be used at album level?
    I am not a dev, so i don't know, how this is solved in all the other tools ans software. But i think, it is unusual to have dfifferent genre tags in an album, also for sampler. But, for sure, it is possible, but rare and unusual.
     

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    Good for me. So max 4 genres for an album.

    Added as MP2-593 and assigned interim to @Brownard

    There could be a problem with the database model if it only can hold one single genre. In this case we should take the first available genre Information from tag.
     

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