Hello folks, before the post I would like to thank you for the amazing job, I'm new to Emby and I love it, making the switch from another solution and really have to say that emby has improved a lot in the last 3 years. I love that the community is so responsive, and that developers are actually present in the forum in first person.
Let's get to the point.
What I would suggest here is to Improve a little bit the way Artists are sorted based on the ID3 Tags.
Now, we have basically two Tags to look at:
- Album Artist.
Imagine now to have a song in the album of artist "Mark" singed by "Mark" featuring "Jon" "Lisa" and "Eddy".
In this case, I'll use tags like this:
- Artist: Mark feat. Jon, Lisa & Eddy
- Album Artist: Mark
Standard behavior of almost any player (including Emby here) is to add artist "Mark feat. Jon, Lisa & Eddy" that actually does not exist, and will not have any match.
Once upon a time I used to use a very nice player for Gnome called "Listen"
Unluckily the project is not supported anymore, but you can find the source code here.
Listen acted in a peculiar manner that changed my way to see tags: it correctly interpreted some separators in the Artist Tag, such as:
It used to place the song mentioned above under all single artists: "Mark", "Jon", "Lisa" and "Eddy" and not creating the "fake" artist.
Unfortunately I'm not a coder, but I don't think this should be too much complicated...at least I hope not, 'cause I would love to have this feature implemented. This would be a major plus for Emby to stand out from the crowd (IMHO).
Let me know what you think, I hope to have explained it in a clear manner, otherwise I apologize for my English, just let me know and I will try to explain it better.
Edited by -FrA-, 01 February 2020 - 05:33 AM.