How to generate different Album-Naming for real Albumartists and Various Artists - or - %_multiartist% doesnt work

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Hey Boys and Girls,

I want a different naming for Albums wich have Various Artists as $albumartist%

Sampler/
Album - Release Date

Artist
originaldate - Album

%_multiartist% as a condition in a $if-Funktion doesn’t seem to work, do I need a Plugin for that?

Thanks for help!

Try using %compilation% as the condition in your $if() statement. See https://picard-docs.musicbrainz.org/en/variables/tags_basic.html for more information about the %compilation% tag.

Another approach (the one I use in my scripts) is to test if %albumartist% is equal to 89ad4ac3-39f7-470e-963a-56509c546377 (which is the MBID for Various Artists).

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%_multiartist% is currently broken in Picard 2.5, will be fixed soon with the 2.5.1 release. Try using Picard 2.4.4 in the meantime or the compilation workaround mentioned by @rdswift if it works for your use case.

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thanks , good to know, that explains why I don’t seem to be successful with it.

I dont want to use compilation, because my definition of compilation is else.

P.s.: Unfortunately it doesn’t work in 2.4.4 either or I dont use it right. What does %_multiartist% exactly mean?

Your tip with MBID was top, It works so far as I can see , Thank You!

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Just a heads up that Picard 2.5.1 is now available and fixes this issue.

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