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Various Artists bug
« on: June 17, 2006, 11:58:34 am »
Hello all!

Love the WinCAB software, but ran into an interesting (and frustrating) problem last night...  Getting my MAME cabinet set up for a party tonight, so when I put new music (380+ new songs) on the drive and run WinCAB, all but the first 3 songs show up as "Various Artists" as the artists.

I went through all the songs yesterday to make sure that all the ID3 info was correct and that there wasn't any stray info in the ID3 fields...

Anyone else run into this before?  I couldn't find anything in the forum or searching google....


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Re: Various Artists bug
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2006, 01:40:53 pm »
Odd.  Are you using a CD skin or a singles skin? 

Check the jukebox.ini and make sure UseID3 is set to True or Enabled.  If that doesn't help, send DebugLevel=5 and send me the debug log.  We'll see if we can get this cleaned up before the party.

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Re: Various Artists bug
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2006, 01:54:04 pm »
Hi Chris!

Thatks for the quick reply!  I made sure that UseID3 = True in my jukebox.ini file, but to no avail.  I set debug=5 and have attached my log.

Thanks for any help you can give me...

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Re: Various Artists bug
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2006, 01:57:01 pm »
OK, that didn't help because all the songs have already been indexed.  Can you delete the contents of the DATA folder and run it again?

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Re: Various Artists bug
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2006, 04:14:49 pm »
Here is the latest log

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Re: Various Artists bug
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2006, 04:57:39 pm »
Looks like it's finding the tags, but they're blank.

My guess is whatever tagging tool or ripper you're using is writing different information to the v1 and v2 tags.  If you edit the artist info for a song using, say, Windows XP's Advanced Properties, delete the databases and re-index, does that song show up properly?  If so, then making a pass with a different tagging tool may solve the problem.

Do you know what program created the tags on your songs?  Can you E-mail one of the affected songs to me at celamantia@gmail.com for testing?

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Re: Various Artists bug
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2006, 07:48:20 pm »
Well, I was using mp3tag to fix/edit the mp3 tags.  Downloaded UltraTag Editor and had it delete all the tags and recreate them.  It made it better on a few songs, but not all.  I'm uploading the latest debug and will send you one of the songs that is affected.


Thanks again for all your help!

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Re: Various Artists bug
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2006, 07:57:36 pm »
Interesting.  It works up to a point, then stops.  I don't know if this is because the tag editor stopped doing them properly or if a buffer is getting clobbered in the jukebox.  If it's a buffer in the jukebox it should have been reported by now, though.

Can you send me your jukebox.db file?  I want to modify it and send it back to you and run another test. (Edit: See next post)

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Re: Various Artists bug
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2006, 08:17:49 pm »
Can you send me your jukebox.db file?  I want to modify it and send it back to you and run another test.

Never mind this.  I copied the song file you sent me to my music directory, ran the jukebox, and got "Various Artists".  If I looked at the tag with XP's Properties/Summary and edit the artist name, it appears properly in the jukebox.  So something about the way your tagger is writing the tags isn't liked by WinCab.

Looking at the raw data in the files, it looks like Windows XP is storing the text fields as Latin-1 and your tagger is storing them as Unicode.  This shouldn't theoretically be a problem, as the jukebox is supposed to support Unicode, but I do know there are at least some Unicode bugs in the system.

I'm not quite sure what the answer is yet.
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Re: Various Artists bug
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2006, 11:45:53 pm »
OK, I think I found the bug.  I'm trying to fix it now.
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Re: Various Artists bug
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2006, 09:26:47 am »
E-mailed you a link to a test file.  Let me know if that helps...

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Re: Various Artists bug
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2006, 01:51:53 pm »
That fixed it!!!!!  It works wonderfully! :applaud:

I *SINCERELY* want to thank you for all the work you put in to fix it!

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Re: Various Artists bug
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2006, 06:06:38 am »
Does that mean another update that we can download?  ;D

I had this sort of problem earlier (i was using mp3tag as well), but have since cleaned up all the problem tags using the XP file properties


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Re: Various Artists bug
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2006, 08:43:34 pm »
Does that mean another update that we can download?  ;D

Soon.  I've made some major internal structural changes, and I haven't had a chance to really test them yet so I'm not confident enough to release anything just yet.  Hopefully by the end of the weekend.

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