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Hide “Various Artists” from people #1034

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lazka opened this Issue Mar 15, 2015 · 7 comments

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lazka commented Mar 15, 2015

Original issue 1034 created by hawke@hawkesnest.net on 2012-10-04T19:45:01.000Z:

It is annoying to see a track being displayed as “Various Artists” just because it happens to appear on a VA release.

For example: “The Outer Limits, by Various Artists, Dominic Frontiere, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (orchestra), Nic Raine)”

and in the album list it also appears before the list of actual artists appearing on the track.

So it should be hidden where possible.

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lazka commented Mar 15, 2015

Comment #1 originally posted by reiter.christoph on 2012-10-05T04:17:14.000Z:

Why not delete it if you don't want it?

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lazka commented Mar 15, 2015

Comment #2 originally posted by nick.boultbee on 2012-10-06T18:25:20.000Z:

Whilst this does seem hacky, I would personally find it useful too (providing it's configurable) in several situations

As the OP implied (I think) it's rarely helpful "Various Artists" listed under ~people for a single song, but it is helpful to keep this albumartist tag, to distinguish that the album itself (typically a compilation, or a DJ mix) is by multiple artists, without needing to list each one for every track.

Assuming this was actually albumartist being included in ~people, the more general case is Issue #684 (which could solve the ordering too).

Failing all else, I'd argue artist should come before albumartist in ~people.

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lazka commented Mar 15, 2015

Comment #3 originally posted by hawke@hawkesnest.net on 2012-10-07T01:42:07.000Z:

I'd rather not delete it because if I delete it, foobar2000 cannot recognize it as a VA album. (see also http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Encouraged_Tag_Standards ) It's also the default method that most taggers use, and at least in Musicbrainz Picard you need to script it out.

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lazka commented Mar 15, 2015

Comment #4 originally posted by reiter.christoph on 2013-04-24T09:19:25.000Z:

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lazka commented Mar 15, 2015

Comment #5 originally posted by nick.boultbee on 2014-12-23T10:35:47.000Z:

Re-examining some old issues...

The implementation of this would be quite disruptive, as doing it anywhere near the model layer (_audio.py) hides the tag from everywhere including editing.

Best compromise I've found is a new synthetic tag, e.g. people:individual that exhibits this behaviour, stripping "Various Artists" etc if other values exist. This also doesn't then need configuration options.

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lazka commented Mar 15, 2015

Comment #6 originally posted by nick.boultbee on 2014-12-23T10:36:12.000Z:

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lazka commented Mar 15, 2015

Comment #7 originally posted by nick.boultbee on 2014-12-23T18:51:59.000Z:

This issue was closed by revision 501561d.

@lazka lazka closed this Mar 15, 2015

declension added a commit that referenced this issue Apr 8, 2015

Move albumartist to after artists in ~people and add new people:real …
…tag:

* Ordering is not applied for collections (Album Artist is important for albums)
* New tag ~people:real filters out "Various Aritsts" and the like, but is translated
  the same as people. Useful for browser columns or info displays
* Tests added / updated

Closes Issue #1034.
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