1. Michael Sammels's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    This is a whopper of a question. Does anyone know exactly how Groove Music organises its music? The reason is: all of my music is in MP3 and I like to think it's perfectly tagged. For example, there are 675 folders in my music folder. When I tagged everything in Winamp (making sure artist and album artist matched), I had 675 artists there. Now, in Groove I have slightly folder (I think one or two more) - but what's even more weird is that if I sort my music by Artist, and navigate to "F"... in the middle of that is "Various Artists" - I'm having trouble figuring this out.

    Can anyone provide some input at all? :)

    Edit: screenshots can be provided for clarification, if required
    Last edited by Michael Sammels; 01-13-2016 at 04:41 PM. Reason: adding information for clarification
    01-13-2016 04:33 PM
  2. T Moore's Avatar
    Usually when you see various artist it is from a compilation album, like a soundtrack
    Trace it back to see what album these song or songs come from. This is the one that is not tagged right.
    There are ID3v1 tags and ID3v2 tags and they have to contain the same information. Some tagging programs only look at ID2v2
    01-14-2016 04:51 PM
  3. Captain_Eric's Avatar
    Maybe the album artist is "various artists", the track is an artist whose name starts with "F". I'm just guessing. Compilations tend to mess up things (unless you adjust the tags track by track). Whatcha think? I'm becoming a OneDrive to Groove user (in place of Spotify).
    01-14-2016 04:58 PM
  4. Michael Sammels's Avatar
    So are you guys saying I should make sure that "Artist" and "Album Artist" match up? I can check the tags with Winamp, since I've found that edits the file tags themselves. Another thing that I find quite interesting, is why OneDrive's Groove is limited to 50,000 tracks?
    01-14-2016 09:27 PM
  5. Michael Sammels's Avatar
    Small bump: here's a screenshot of what I am on about, in terms of music organisation

    screen-shot-2016-01-15-04.15.42.png
    01-14-2016 10:17 PM
  6. Captain_Eric's Avatar
    So are you guys saying I should make sure that "Artist" and "Album Artist" match up? I can check the tags with Winamp, since I've found that edits the file tags themselves. Another thing that I find quite interesting, is why OneDrive's Groove is limited to 50,000 tracks?
    No. But I'm really only suggesting a way to consider it. To me, on a compilation album, it's best to tag each track as the track artist, if you can with a tagging app. Then for compilation albums let the album artist be "various artists." It can be a lot of work.
    01-15-2016 01:00 PM
  7. Michael Sammels's Avatar
    That's how it's already set up. Which is even more confusing. However, a search revealed a lot of people to have the same issue - but no one has it resolved yet.
    01-15-2016 07:20 PM
  8. Wahadinho's Avatar
    Same problem here. All of my music is perfectly tagged and it worked flawlessly on Xbox Music but in Groove it just wont recognize...
    01-16-2016 12:54 AM
  9. Koen C's Avatar
    I had to re-tag hundreds of albums with Tag Editor \. Weeks of work (mainly "album artist" and "album art")...but now my collection is perfectly tagged.
    01-16-2016 02:33 PM
  10. Michael Sammels's Avatar
    Koen,

    Can you post a link as to where your Tag Editor can be obtained from please?
    01-16-2016 09:48 PM
  11. Koen C's Avatar
    Use tag editor plus to ad album art or set disc numbers, album artists ander other info in Windows Media Player. After that, it should be okay in Groove Music.
    Link : BM-productions
    01-18-2016 12:28 AM
  12. Michael Sammels's Avatar
    Thanks Koen. I'll check it out and let you know!
    01-18-2016 09:33 PM
  13. Michael Sammels's Avatar
    Thanks, Koen! That worked! :) On a side note: in terms of streaming from OneDrive, does anyone know if the music is cached to the device? For example: if I go somewhere that has little, to no signal?
    Koen C likes this.
    01-20-2016 12:08 AM
  14. Michael Sammels's Avatar
    Actually, another question (sorry to bump) is: how much data will it use, streaming?
    01-20-2016 10:20 AM

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