Unknown artist in XBMC

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spuis
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Unknown artist in XBMC

Post by spuis » Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:49 am

Hi,

I have just installed twonky on my NAS.
When I use XBMC on my old Xbox, I get unknown artist at all files.
They are all listed nicely per album and artist, but when playing, or when looking at the song the artist is unknown.
I have already tried rebuilding the database, to no effect.
Anyone had this problem before?
Twonky 4.4.4RC1
CH3SNAS raid1
XBMC v2.*

mjm1374
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Re: Unknown artist in XBMC

Post by mjm1374 » Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:37 pm

Same problem, Artist name works great in the lists but all comes up unknown in the unverlay.

Running 4.4.4
XBMC : T3CH XBMC 2008-02-10 SVN rev11601
Windows 2k3 web server

HornedBeast
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AV Hardware: XBOX 360
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Re: Unknown artist in XBMC

Post by HornedBeast » Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:26 pm

I get a similar problem.

SOME of my tracks (about 80%) seem to have their tags read absolutely fine. Some others, however, appear as Unknown Genre, or Unknown Artists or Album titles.

SO, thinking It'd be smart. I spent a few days retagging everything using EasyTag 2.1.4 for Linux. I made sure all my MP3s were using the new ID3v2.4 tags as well as the legacy ID3v1 tags - assuming that'd help. I checked all my tagging in Rythmbox and Songbird to make sure it was all ok, and it seems that way. Its only Twonky (Or my Xbox 360) thats not picking up the tags properly. Rescanning and rebuildig the database does nothing either!

Any ideas what version tags Twonky reads? Or any idea what might cause this problem?

Cheers in advance!

HornedBeast
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Re: Unknown artist in XBMC

Post by HornedBeast » Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:34 pm

I found out the problem. You need to make sure your Mp3s are tagged with ID3V2.3 tags, NOT V2.4.

If you use Debian or Ubuntu, I suggest installing EasyTag via a simple "sudo apt-get install easytag".

Then set your tag pref's to ID3V2.3.

That should fix your problem!

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