Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
Register

USB music organization?

lairdb

Member
Mar 26, 2018
334
304
California
I'm having some trouble with the organization of music that's read from the USB drive: in most cases it correctly groups the tracks as an album. However, sometimes most or all of the tracks appear as separate "albums".

I have a strong suspicion that it's incorrectly interpreting different song artists as though they were different album artists -- but I thought I'd ask the massmind before I did a bunch of experiments.

Example of correctly tagged music that confuses Model3:

2018-04-29 14_28_47-Mp3tag v2.84a  -  K__MediaCollection_Music_other_Lin-Manuel Miranda_.png
 

X Fan

Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Sep 29, 2015
2,431
6,303
Naples, FL & Cary, NC
check this out....I'm assuming 3 setup is similar to S & X:Comprehensive USB Bug List. A lot of pages to read, but there is great info there. I've retagged all of my albums with "Music tag editor".

As I recall, many tags are not read/used and when you have multiple artists on an album the system delivers multiple albums.
btw: "artist" is what's read, not album artist....
 

TexasEV

Well-Known Member
Jun 5, 2013
7,650
8,911
Austin, TX
I had this same issue with the Hamilton album last year after a Model S firmware update. Someone suggested I change the artist field to “various artists” and that fixed the problem. It gave me one Hamilton album again instead of more than a dozen fragments. I now use the same USB drive in my Model 3 and the Hamilton album still displays properly.
 

lairdb

Member
Mar 26, 2018
334
304
California
I had this same issue with the Hamilton album last year after a Model S firmware update. Someone suggested I change the artist field to “various artists” and that fixed the problem. It gave me one Hamilton album again instead of more than a dozen fragments. I now use the same USB drive in my Model 3 and the Hamilton album still displays properly.

Yep, that appears to be it. Bummer -- album tagging isn't super-standardized (to my knowledge) but common practice is pretty well established re. Artist vs. Album Artist.

I suppose when copying music to a USB drive, one could create a workflow that replaces the Artist tag with the Album Artist tag, but it's inelegant and needs scripting.
 

Products we're discussing on TMC...

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


SUPPORT TMC
Top