Just purchased. I did not touch the files. Just wanted to see whether Roon might get it right for a “fresh” album. It’s not to be.
Artists are duplicate. first, each of them shows up individually, then they are both combined together in one artist field. Roon should detect and correct such basic issues automatically during album identification. Thanks for fixing.
It looks like you tagging is at fault here. You have three not four artists: “Alina Ibragimova”, “Cedric Tiberghien” and “Alina Ibragimova, Cedric Tiberghien”. This can happen when the tagging software uses an incorrect delimiter.
@joel - the Hyperion metadata appears to be at fault here. The Roon database knows the artists individually, but the Hyperion metadata in their CD or download files elides the artists together because they’ve used a comma instead of a semicolon as the delimiter. So Roon adds a third artist "“Alina Ibragimova, Cedric Tiberghien” to the list of artists. BTW - my reading of the “Prefer Roon / Prefer File” settings would be that if Prefer Roon is chosen, and Roon has a match in its database, then the File tag would be ignored. Yet here, it seems to have been merged with Roon’s data. Is this correct?
@bbrip - this is a case of “Garbage In, Garbage Out”, all too common with metadata suppliers, I’m afraid. It can be easily fixed - either remove the false artist in Roon, or use a third-party tag editor to replace the comma with a semicolon on all the tracks at once as here:
BTW, @bbrip - thank you for introducing me to the music of Szymanowski - I downloaded the album from Hyperion to check out the metadata, and stayed to enjoy the music. I also appreciate the fact that Hyperion appears to have used the lyrics metadata tag to store notes on the work…
Indeed, including the liner notes in the lyrics is one of the smart solutions from Hyperion. A great creative label! And Szymanowski has done some fantastic music. Try his symphonies and concertos as well.
I know of course it can be easily fixed. Already done. But that is not the point. Wouldn’t it be nice if Roon would use all its artificial intelligence capabilities - as widely advertised - to rectify such obvious errors itself? Is this beyond basic coding skills - not even talking intelligence? Just asking.