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Author Topic: How can I change the default "(Multiple Artists)" to Various Artists  (Read 3317 times)

imeric

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Is there a particular reason why JRiver uses (Multiple Artists) instead of a more standard Various Artists commonly used for compilation albums?

Reading the Wiki to see if I can change it you always refer to Various Artists and not Multiple Artists :)

I'd love to have the option to change it to Various Artists in a setting somewhere. Is this possible?   I know I can proactively change it AFTER under a replace or in the library tools but this is a pain...

It also is problematic when saving cover art as it will create a duplicate (Multiple Artist) - Album.jpg if Various Artists - Album.jpg is present...
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Re: How can I change the default "(Multiple Artists)" to Various Artists
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2015, 10:00:51 am »

I assumed it was done so that it appears at the top of the list, rather than 'V' when sorting - and I prefer that.
I don't know that there is a preference for it though.
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Re: How can I change the default "(Multiple Artists)" to Various Artists
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2015, 10:42:46 am »

Sorry, but there's no way to change it.

You could specify an Album Artist for the files in question if you want something else.
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Re: How can I change the default "(Multiple Artists)" to Various Artists
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2015, 08:09:56 am »

Thx for the answer Matt.
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Re: How can I change the default "(Multiple Artists)" to Various Artists
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2015, 10:47:53 am »

I would like to be able to customise this because now when I enter Various in the Album Artist Tag, JRiver will get confused and not recognise the existing folder art file and will create an extra jpg file.

For example If I have Various - Vintage France (Putumayo Presents).jpg that I created with a JRiver at home in a folder then opening the same folder in another JRiver library (at office) it will create the following file:
(Multiple Artists) - Vintage France (Putumayo Presents).jpg (Which is a duplicate of the already present file in that folder...

THX!
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Re: How can I change the default "(Multiple Artists)" to Various Artists
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2015, 11:14:17 am »

Never mind my bad...I didn't have various specified correctly in Album Artist.  But yes having the ability to customise this would be nice :-\....
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