Problem is, again, related to the "album artist" and "track artist" metadata.
Just like this other thread.
Both fields, as I understand, are multi valued.
Emby's user interface considers they are single valued.
Also, Emby will use "album artist" and "track artist" as links on various contexts without discerning one from the other.
So in order to get to the point consider the following:
- a music album titled "Justamusicalbum" with 13 tracks.
- all tracks have the same album artist metadata: "Justanalbumartist"
- all tracks have the same track artist: "Firsttrackartist; Secondtrackartist; Thirdtrackartist"
For this scenario Emby will show this album screen:
Where album artist and track artists were red marked.
Now, for each track on this screen there is a ". . ." menu.
Once clicked, track's menu shows these options:
Last option shown is "View artist".
Now... this is an option on track's menu.
All our sample tracks have three track artists (wich are different from the album artist) so...
Where will this menu option leads to?
As we see, track's "View artist" menu option leaded to one of track's artist.
Please consider here that there are no means as to reach other track's artists: Emby will link just to the "first".
But this is not really the first. Nor the first in alphabetical order.
Now, by using MP3Tag, I added a new artist to all our tracks.
They all have "Anotherartist; CCCtrackartist; BBBtrackartist; AAAtrackartist" as their track artist field.
Rescanned the library and thus our album screen now is:
Note that Emby added the new artist on each track. Plese also note that it was added at the end, as the last artist.
And now our track "View artist" menu leads to... the same CCCtrack artist.
Then I try to manually edit Emby's track metadata so that I could change the order and make the recently added "Anotherartist" be the "first".
And this is "system wide".
Now if we go to browsing by music genre and reach to our sample album genre ("Nordeste"):
We can see that the album is correctly presented with it's name and album artist just under the thumbnail.
Then there is the album menu where we find the "View artist" option:
To where should it lead us?
Well... Though I would expect to be lead to the album artist, this is what I get (again):
Wich is not:
- the album artist;
- the first track artist in alphabetical order;
- the first track artist on file metadata order defined by MP3Tag.
Or, in other words, it is probably just the first track artist Emby got on the SQL query.
Also, as previously mentioned on this post, Emby will return no results when searching by "justanalbumartist".
As previously mentioned there is other thread to this problem.