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DisposableAcc
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This is absolutely ridiculous. 7* years later... this has been requested and I am still sitting here in metadata manager having to ONE BY ONE edit tags for my music manually because otherwise Emby will see that (OH, THIS ALBUM UNDER "VARIOUS" ARTISTS, WELL, EACH SONG IS OBVIOUSLY A DIFFERENT ALBUM BECAUSE ITS BY A DIFFERENT PERSON FOR EACH SONG) and I can't multi-select and change the "Album Artist" field for multiple songs at once.  Nope, must be done ONE BY ONE and we're too disconnected from reality to implement a multi-select function to meta-data manager..

 This is a problem that means that I, as a user, have to spend FAR too much time working around because scraping doesn't work very well for multi-CD albums or albums with various artists.. Which in of itself isn't a horrible thing, I understand automatic solutions need coaxing every so often; but it DOES become a problem when the tools for cleaning up the metadata absolutely sucks. This is something that actually takes a users time to workaround.. it should've been priority enough to justify not simply saying "oh its on the list =)" which we know is software developer speak for "not actually doing anything with it right now".

Just let me multi-select in metadata manager and change a single field of multiple songs at once and that would go a LONG way. .

edit: sorry, it's been 7 years my god, seriously guys you're worried about porting Emby to .NET 6 but can't get this together???????

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Happy2Play
2 minutes ago, DisposableAcc said:

This is absolutely ridiculous. 7* years later... this has been requested and I am still sitting here in metadata manager having to ONE BY ONE edit tags for my music manually because otherwise Emby will see that (OH, THIS ALBUM UNDER "VARIOUS" ARTISTS, WELL, EACH SONG IS OBVIOUSLY A DIFFERENT ALBUM BECAUSE ITS BY A DIFFERENT PERSON FOR EACH SONG) and I can't multi-select and change the "Album Artist" field for multiple songs at once.  Nope, must be done ONE BY ONE and we're too disconnected from reality to implement a multi-select function to meta-data manager..

 This is a problem that means that I, as a user, have to spend FAR too much time working around because scraping doesn't work very well for multi-CD albums or albums with various artists.. Which in of itself isn't a horrible thing, I understand automatic solutions need coaxing every so often; but it DOES become a problem when the tools for cleaning up the metadata absolutely sucks. This is something that actually takes a users time to workaround.. it should've been priority enough to justify not simply saying "oh its on the list =)" which we know is software developer speak for "not actually doing anything with it right now".

Just let me multi-select in metadata manager and change a single field of multiple songs at once and that would go a LONG way. .

edit: sorry, it's been 7 years my god, seriously guys you're worried about porting Emby to .NET 6 but can't get this together???????

Sorry this would not matter as Music is from their embedded track metadata, editing within Emby would not make a difference in this situation.  Any music tag editor would be many times faster.

 

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DisposableAcc
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11 minutes ago, Happy2Play said:

Sorry this would not matter as Music is from their embedded track metadata, editing within Emby would not make a difference in this situation.  Any music tag editor would be many times faster.

 

No, you absolutely can edit the individual track metadata to corral them into the appropriate categories such as albums with functioning disc numbers and the like. I've been doing it for my catalogs for a long while now.  I do that because it does not modify the physical file (such as modifying the ID3 file) because when I rip CDs I keep them in their original, unmodified state for archival sake which sometimes means the automatic scraping methods gets confused (big example are 'Various Artists albums").  So using tools like AIMP is out of the question.  I even went as far as going to the library.db file and looked into making modifications in there; but I figured that if I'm going as far as to look into downloading DB Browser and trying to modify stuff that way.. something is horribly wrong. 

Again not looking for automatic methods to be 100% I just need the tools to have the bare minimum, if I could multi-select items in the Metadata Manager, it would alleviate a lot of headache myself and many other users have been facing for 7 years now.

 

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Hi.  This is still something we want to do but, as Happy pointed out, we wouldn't recommend maintaining this information in Emby for music.

I guess I'm not really understanding why you wouldn't want rich and proper tagging for a digital music collection but that is your prerogative.  We really do want to complete this request but it is the actual use features of the product that tend to take priority as opposed to the pure data maintenance ones.  Hopefully, soon...

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