hendrik on 25 Aug, 2017 05:10 AM
I'm using a folder based library.
If you are using iTunes, why are you using a folder-based library? Any particular reason?
That said, grouping and iTunes have undergone some changes in the last couple of iTunes updates. Specifically, before version 12.5 iTunes used to store grouping in a regular ID3 tag called TIT1. The current version of iTunes does not do that anymore. Instead it stores grouping in the non-standard ID3 tag GRP1. This change has apparently been motivated by the introduction of the fields work and movement. iTunes 12.5 and later stores work in the ID3 field that used to be used for grouping (TIT1).
So depending on when (depends on iTunes version) you added your grouping tags in iTunes, they may have either been written to TIT1 or GRP1. This means in beaTunes you may find some of those tags under work in a folder-based beaTunes library.
You'd probably not see any of these issues, if you used an iTunes-based beaTunes collection.
on 28 Aug, 2017 11:53 AM
I’m using a folder based library as I use beets in combination with a
custom folder structure. Gives me way more flexibility.
I asked the Swinsian developers how is the app saving the tags and they
told me that the grouping tag is saved in the TIT1 field.
That being said, even when I refresh from file, the information is not
shown on the work or grouping column.