after analysis, one album shows up as many albums

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20 Jun, 2020 12:44 PM

I have been using beaTunes for a a while but I just noticed some problems with the album listing. I performed an analysis of many of my albums but when I look at the listing, the same album shows up with different names. This causes problems with my music player (Squeezebox) in that when I search the artist, many albums appear even though it really is the one same album. I have attached an example of one of my albums. I have also attached the settings of the analysis for importing metadata. What am I doing wrong?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 20 Jun, 2020 12:57 PM

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    When you chose to click on "Replace existing song properties", beaTunes showed you a warning, that that may not be a good idea. Apparently you have ignored that warning.

    The reason for the warning is simple: Many tracks are released on multiple albums. I.e. the audio is identical, but the metadata isn't. That makes it impossible to find the "right" album name.

    One way to fix this manually, is to click on the album name in the table view, change it to the correct name, and then let beaTunes apply that change to all tracks with the same (wrong) album name. You will be prompted for this by beaTunes.

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