Artist name in stream

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Artist name in stream

Post by JWvanGulik » 21 Feb 2020 13:44

Hello, I have some artists with a name like "Genesis vs Phil Collins" to avoid a track from Phil Collins being played after a Genesis track. In the stream display however, this looks rather funny. I would like to only display "Genesis" instead of "Genesis vs Phil Collins". Is there any possibility in PF to do so?
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Re: Artist name in stream

Post by radio42 » 21 Feb 2020 15:47

These are two different questions.
Are you talking about just the display, ie. song title update?
Or are you talking about a duplicate check of the song history.
The letter is ensured by NOT selecting the strict Artist check in the history options (see general settings, section Logging -> click on the More... button next to the global history ).

The song title update against the streaming server directly uses the provided meta data of the track, so there is no way, but changing your meta data accordingly.

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Re: Artist name in stream

Post by JWvanGulik » 25 Feb 2020 09:40

Hi Bernd,
This is indeed only about the song title update. I still want the "relaxed" check to make sure Phil Collins and Genesis are not played after each other. I understand from your answer that it is not possible to e.g. get the artist name from a different field for the song title update to the server. Is that correct?

Thx, JW.

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Post by radio42 » 25 Feb 2020 17:14

Oh, that is possible. The default song title update format is using the ${trackname} macro, but that can be replaced by any other meta data field macro, eg. the following: ${albumartist} - ${title}

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Re: Artist name in stream

Post by JWvanGulik » 26 Feb 2020 08:20

Ah right! Thanks Bernd, I will try this. BRJW

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Re: Artist name in stream

Post by JWvanGulik » 13 Mar 2020 15:26

This works. Another question I have is about the global history. Whenever I add new tracks to PF, I get a warning like "this song already exists in global history", while the track is new. Is it possible that PF looks to the artist only, instead of the artist-title combination?

-JW

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Re: Artist name in stream

Post by radio42 » 13 Mar 2020 16:41

No. PF looks for the current meta data and respects your global history settings in general.
So depending on your history check settings, it will evaluate the Artist, Title and Album settings (history) as defined in the general settings.
So yes, it looks for an Artist as well as Title violation - independently.
So if you want, you might reduce the value for the Artist checking.

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Re: Artist name in stream

Post by JWvanGulik » 14 Mar 2020 19:17

I understand that it should work like that, but I get this warning when I add tracks where I'm sure of that they were never played (they are newly added). In other words, I think there is something wrong with this check.

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Re: Artist name in stream

Post by radio42 » 14 Mar 2020 19:41

You did not understand!
If your Artist history is eg. set 50 and the same Artist of your new track was already played within the last 50 tracks, you get a warning!

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Re: Artist name in stream

Post by JWvanGulik » 20 Mar 2020 14:19

Right, now I really understand! ;)

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