Albums in collection showing wrongly in "Various Artists" section

  • So I recently started trying various Ubuntu music players and finally settled onto Strawberry, since it seems to be the one that best suits what I want from it. However, as soon as I uploaded my music collection onto it, some albums have been inserted into the "Various Artists" section of my collection, instead of their respective artists folder. I know for certain that my tags of the songs are correct and would put those files into any other music player, but for some reasons they are wrong on Strawberry. Any idea on why this would happen?

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    A picture explaining in detail what I mean: the '1969 - Black Woman' folder is correctly placed in the 'Sonny Sharrock' folder in my HDD, and accordingly tagged. However, Strawberry redirects it to the "Various Artists" folder for no apparent reason.

  • Go on Tools / Console, and enter:

    select compilation, compilation_detected, compilation_off, compilation_on from songs where artist = 'Sonny Sharrock' and album = 'Black Woman';

    The first column named 'compilation' is the one read by the tags, the compilation_detected is the one calculated by Strawberry's collection watcher based on album title and directory of the songs.
    The ON and OFF is what you set yourself (with right click), the OFF will override everything else.

  • @jonas since there are other albums which are improperly placed, should I repeat the same line of code with different parameters everytime?

  • @jonas it hasn't worked, this is what the console gives as output 794d1223-aed9-4f64-8338-9d952e5fade5-immagine.png

  • Yes. This means that compilation is read from the tags.
    Use for example kid3 tag editor to correct it

  • @jonas as I said (and as the images above show) the tags are correct, I don't understand why Strawberry keeps on reading them into the Various Artists folder while they aren't

  • The only case it will set compilation to 1 is if the TCMP tag is set to 1 or the artist title is "various artists" case-insensitive.

  • The images above doesn't show that the TCMP tag is correct. Strawberry doesn't support that in the tag editor that's why you need to use KID3 or another tag editor.

  • @jonas solved, thanks!

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