Topic: Identical tag mismatches
I'd like to use the plugin "Remove Perfect albums", but I'm having problems as I'm also writing null separated Genre and Mood fields to my UTF-16 ID3v2.4 tags.
My issue is that Picard is reading the mood and genre fields in a different order to the order they're written to the tag - it seems to be rearranging the values in alphabetical order. I'm writing the tags in a specific order, most relevant to least relevant, in case any media players only read the first value. Therefore I'd like to keep the tag order as I choose, and not rearrange my tags alphabetically.
However, this means that Picard sees the two identical tags as different. As an example, here are the values I'm writing to the Genre field of Autechre's Confield:
Experimental; Ambient; IDM; Electronica; Glitch
And here are the values shown in the "Original Value" column when I re-read the files:
Ambient; Electronica; Experimental; Glitch; IDM
There are also a couple of other slight problems that I'd love to see addressed:
1) The format of the genre and mood separated tags is different between the Original Value and New value columns in Picard. The Original Value column shows a semi-colon separated list, and the New Value column shows the values concatenated. To re-use the example above, what I actually see in the New Value column is:
2) The Length field frequently doesn't match between the Original Value and New value columns. This doesn't seem to affect the Remove Perfect Albums plugin, but it is annoying when scanning files by eye to see this data row highlighted on most of my tracks.
How would I go about getting these problems fixed?