Sep 9 2009, 18:23
There is a error when tagging Album Artist it writes to Band and not to Album Artist.
Sep 13 2009, 14:11
The main problem is that there is not standard field for "Album Artist" in ID3v2. Some players (e.g. iTunes and WMP) misuse the TPE2 field for Album Artist information, although according to the standard this field is for "additional information about the performers in the recording". Usually, this field is interpreted as "Band".
Consequently, more standard conform players / taggers use the generic TXXX field to encode Album Artist information. Unfortunately, they do it differently. For example, foobar2000 uses TXXX / "ALBUM ARTIST" (notice the space) whereas Mp3tag uses TXXX / "ALBUMARTIST" (no space).
But I agree it would be nice if at least the programs using TXXX could agree on a pseudo-standard. Maybe Florian could talk to the foobar2000 developer?
Sep 13 2009, 20:42
Mp3tag in its default setup also uses TPE2 which is mapped to BAND in Mp3tag as field for storing the Album Artist.
If you want Mp3tag to write this information to your favourite field, simply change the field at Options > Tag Panel (e.g., to ALBUM ARTIST or ALBUMARTIST).
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