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Best Answer Happy2Play , 12 September 2017 - 05:37 PM

Well the metadata should be only in one place.  Emby by default will put it in appdata now on new installs.  The conflict will come from old install and pre-existing metadata.  Emby will read from both location, it just becomes a conflict when both locations have metadata.

 

I personally prefer everything in artist folder so I move info from appdata to artist if it gets created there.

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 07:42 AM

Dear Support,

 

I have a minor but very annoying duplicate in my music for artist and album artist. This duplicate only exists within Emby and in all applications like server web, ipad, and emby for windows.  The duplicate doesn't exist in plex, itunes or indeed Emby's metadata manager. The content of the two a-ha's below is the same.  I can play all albums in each.  The only difference is the path on one is appdata and not the media itself.  The image is also different as you can see.  I have tried to delete the appdata entry but it re-appears.  No amount of sync or clean has worked.  I have also tried to rename the A-Ha entry as I think this is the one that is wrong.  All other items in my library are pointing to the media and not appdata.

 

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Thank you,

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 07:55 AM

The new answer is to remove the metadata from your artist folder.  This change was made to try and resolve Artist issues.  So Emby will not write to Artist folder anymore.  You are seeing the effects of reading existing metadata in Artist folder.


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 08:53 AM

Many thanks for the reply.  That is what I deleted from appdata.  I deleted the actual A-Ha folder as listed in info but it came back.  I have tried it again so deleted the A-Ha folder, restarted emby server, clean db and sync db.  The duplicate is still there but the folder is still gone.  FYI there is a ton of data in the artist folder and this is the only one I have a duplicate with.  Also cleared browser cache



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:13 AM

Pop open your Ah-Ha albums/tracks in a tag editor like MP3Tag.  Set the Artist field to the same spelling across the board and save.  Rescan your library.

 

That should fix it.  The artist data is normally read from that field.



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 02:40 PM

You shouldn't have to do that. the issue could possibly be due to character casing, although i thought i had resolved that.



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 03:01 PM

I'm having the same issue, for what it's worth. I haven't taken the time to try an correct it yet, but you're not alone.

 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 04:36 PM

Many thanks for the suggestion Deathsquirrel but that was one of my first thoughts. I checked with tag&rename and both artist and album artist on all albums are lower case as is the folder itself. it seems that luke might have an idea about it though which is good news.

 

Luke if I can provide any more detail please let me know.  Server version is 3.1.2.0. It seems tremas is worse off than I on this one. i only have one dup and only in artist. The rest of my media collection is unaffected.


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 05:15 PM

Well as you've already tried it I had to go check my data too.  I don't use the artist view normally, favoring Album Artist.

 

I've got at least one duplicate with the exact same name, even on capitalization.  Hopefully Luke finds it!



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 05:52 PM

Interesting. I have duplicates in both Artist and Album Artist.



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 06:39 PM

Removing the data from music/artist should resolve the issue, not "\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Server\metadata\artists".



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 08:10 PM

Can you be more specific please Happy?



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 08:29 PM

Okay, if there is metadata and images in music/a-ha delete it.  This applies to all Artist now.



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Posted 06 January 2017 - 03:34 PM

I can't find that path Happy sorry mate. There is no music folder in appdata/metadata if that is where you mean?

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 04:05 PM

Don't know how to show you any better, so I will use your own screenshot.

 

Delete metadata and artwork for here

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 07:50 AM

Ah with you now. Done but I still see the two. I had to redownload the artist image a-ha but A-Ha stayed the same. I did run a clean, sync and restart of the server just in case.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 07:31 PM

Anything more I need to do here or is this a known bug based on Luke's comment?

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 03:43 PM

Same question here. I haven't given much time to trying to fix my duplicates, but I can report that deleting the metadata/images as suggested above did not work for me either.



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Posted 18 January 2017 - 02:34 AM

I have a similar problem with teh book section, i have two folders that contain my audiobooks, and it creates duplicates (one for each path), they are spelled the same way, only difference is there location

 

look at c.s. lewis

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 03:18 PM

I deleted all the media involved as a test. I confirmed the artist went away. I then restored the media and both entries returned! This has to be a bug surely.

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 05:06 PM

I also see duplicate artists ... they always have different casings... On OK and one all lower case. Contents of both artists are the same.







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