I have lots of compilation albums with different genres on the same album.
When i search for a specific genre, the compilation albums appear with all the songs include the other genres but i want only that specific genre, not the others.
How can i do that?
I figured I would check out the option to use ROONTRACKTAG. It took me awhile to figure out how to add this field in mp3Tag. After finally figuring that out (most instructions left out key steps, assuming one already knew this stuff…ugh!), I did a test on a couple albums.
I found a glitch/limitation in Roon that may make this impractical for me. One of my track genres is “Pop/Rock”. When using this in the ROONTRACKTAG field, Roon will not display it in the Tag browser, even though when you pull up the album you can see each track is tagged Pop/Rock. If I remove the slash (ie Pop Rock), then Roon does display it in the Tag browser.
I have ALOT of tracks with the genre tag Pop/Rock, so it would be quite a task renaming the genre to Pop Rock since I don’t know how to do this en masse in mp3Tag. If I could somehow edit all the Pop/Rock tracks en masse to Pop Rock, then it would be relatively simple to have mp3Tag copy the genre field to the ROONTRACKTAG field en masse.
I did find I could add multiple albums into mp3Tag at once. The issue was how to isolate the tracks with the Pop/Rock genre tag to make it easier to edit them all at once. I did a little poking around and found if I clicked on the Genre column, mp3Tag grouped the selected tracks by genre (alphabetical order). From there it was easy to select all the tracks with the Pop/Rock genre tag and copy those track tags to the ROONTRACKTAG column, then edit the ROONTRACK tags to remove the slash so they display properly in Roon.
It appears to have worked, so going forward it will be easy to add the appropriate ROONTRACKTAG each time I rip a CD or download music.
I still wish Roon would add playback by track level genre without having to go through these gymnastics. At least the new ROONTRACKTAG is a step in the right direction.
@Saturn94, it has been a while since I used mp3tag. I’m a YATE (Mac) man. There, I would sort my tracks by Genre, select all Pop/Rock tracks (may have to do this in batches), then enter Pop Rock in the Genre field, and save.
I just discovered that for some reason one of the tags I created, Classical, using ROONTRACKTAG is not showing under my Tags
In the album view of a classical album each track is showing the assigned ROONTRACKTAG (Classical) under each track, but when I go to the menu and click Tags, Classical is missing. I’ll double check, but it appears Classical is the only one missing. Strange…