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Music: Assign Parent Genre to albums if one isn't assigned


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Bigmack3000

For sorting purposes, if an album or song is missing it's own genre tag, auto-assign the genre of the artist it's under.

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Bigmack3000

Take the first listed genre.  This would act more of a net, so that every album has at least one listed genre to be sorted into when you click the "Genres" tab.  

Or the flipside of this is to add a sort box under the "Genres" tab that hold all the unlisted albums.

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Artists don't have genres.  They are inferred from their albums.  So this is a bit of circular logic I believe...

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Deathsquirrel

This can't work as EBR said.  The genres come from tags in tracks.  The genres shown for an album are the genres present in tracks on that album.  The genres shown for an artist are the genres tagged in tracks by that artist.

If you have an album with no genres just pop it open in a tag editor like MP3Tag and add some, or run it through an automatic tagging tool like Picard.  If you do the latter you can enjoy the added entertainment of learning about some truly ridiculous genres and likely come to the conclusion that musicbrainz is curated by the questionably literate.

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Bigmack3000

oh, that's interesting.  I didn't know the genres were fed upwards.  On musicbrainz the artist pages do list genres on them.  Emby doesn't scrape any of that particular data?

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For music this is actually bottom-up inheritance rather than top-down like with other kinds of media.

Typically you will have this data on the tracks, and therefore the albums and artists gets the genres from there.

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