1. Ran Cohen1's Avatar
    I have many songs and have downloaded a few apps that can play those songs. The songs are all grouped in directories by the album -> artist.
    The apps have an option to play a song out of a specific album of an artist.
    However, although some albums have many songs in the directory in the file system, the apps show the album with less songs in them.
    I tried using this program to edit the song tags, but they all seem good.
    The few apps I tried showed the same albums with the same (less) songs.
    What can be the problem?
    01-06-2017 01:50 AM
  2. Alanhd's Avatar
    are you sure you have checked both Artist and Album Artist tags. Personally I use Mediamonkey on my laptop to manage and tag all my music. Works great.
    01-06-2017 02:00 AM
  3. Ran Cohen1's Avatar
    Also - even on Mediamonkey the songs look the same if I look on their properties!
    01-06-2017 02:47 AM
  4. Ran Cohen1's Avatar
    * UPDATE: I installed Automatic Tag Editor, fixed a file, but still song apps doesn't find it!
    What should I do? decompile an audio app to see why it doesn't find my songs?
    01-06-2017 06:04 AM
  5. Alanhd's Avatar
    Are you fixing the tags on your device itself or on a computer. If you are fixing the tags on a computer are you then deleting it on your device and resending it.
    01-06-2017 06:53 AM
  6. Ran Cohen1's Avatar
    I haven't "fixed" any tag since they all seem good.
    01-07-2017 02:24 AM
  7. Alanhd's Avatar
    Can you post two tracks online ( one which does appear in the album and one which should but is missing) and send me a link so I can have a look at the metadata, I still suspect the tags are wrong.
    01-07-2017 04:56 AM
  8. Ran Cohen1's Avatar
    If you see any difference please tell me how because MediaMonkey says they have the same properties:
    http://www.filedropper.com/07cascada-aneverendingdream - The one with bad tags
    http://www.filedropper.com/08cascada-loveagain - The one with good tags
    01-07-2017 06:53 AM
  9. Alanhd's Avatar
    The Album Artist tags are empty in both files, players need this info to group albums.

    I have edited the tags and uploaded them for you to try.(pm sent for links)

    you might want to remove your original links.
    01-07-2017 07:31 AM
  10. Ran Cohen1's Avatar
    How can you say the album or the artist are gone? This is the bad sang (the one that doesn't appear in an app):
    Music players show albums with less songs-exists.png
    Please notice that the image is from MediaMonkey.

    EDIT: Do you mean that the album artist is important? So why the second song (8) appears if it doesn't has that tag?
    01-07-2017 08:21 AM
  11. Alanhd's Avatar
    As you can see in your photo the album Artist field is empty
    Music players use the Album artist tag to sort by album, you could have two or more albums with the same title, Imagine you if had Cascada: The Greatest Hits and Bon Jovi: The Greatest HIts.
    For compilation albums the Album artist tag is even more important ( I use the tag Various Artists).
    As to why some will show with the tag, i'm not exactly sure but it will definitely work if they are populated correctly, Just make sure in MM you have the tags set to be updated to the file on edit. This is under tools/ options/ tags and playlists

    You can edit all the tags per album in one go in MM, Just select the first file, press shift and select the last file,
    01-07-2017 08:44 AM

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