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shcbris
December 2nd, 2017, 01:08 AM
I have been unable to get my Foobar2k skin to display the composer info.
I am able to manipulate / change all other field in the skin but can never get to display the composer info.
The album, title, artist and genre files all display the correct info and the skin is able to be used.
Music ripped with dbpoweramp over many years and does include the composer info.
Here is what is in the one of the Landscape txt files ( not the complete file, but the the part that mentions up to composer ).
I was wondering if anyone could please:
1. Tell me if the composer info is possible to be displayed using FB2k mobile or am I wasting my time?
2. If others are able to display the composer info could they mind give me a heads up of what I am doing wrong?
Frustrating...
Thanks.

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125,125,1720,1720
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*if playing

*if classical
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[rgb-255-255-255] [i][b] Testing

[label]
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[rgb-255-255-255] [b][title]

[label]
1750,600,2100,150
centered
[rgb-255-255-255] [artist]

[label]
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centered
[rgb-255-255-255] [album]

[label]
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[rgb-255-255-255] [genre]

[label]
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centered
[rgb-255-255-255] [composer]

*else
[label]
1750,100,2100,250
centered
[rgb-255-255-255] [i][b] Testing

[label]
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centered
[rgb-255-255-255] [b] [title]

[label]
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centered
[rgb-255-255-255] [artist]

[label]
1750,700,2100,150
centered
[rgb-255-255-255] [album]

[label]
1750,900,2100,100
centered
[rgb-255-255-255] [genre]

[label]
50,1900,3800,100
centered
[rgb-255-255-255] [composer]

*end

shcbris
December 3rd, 2017, 06:08 AM
Further testing:
All my music files have been ripped using dbpoweramp to FLAC, ALAC and LAME 320kbps using multiple encoder option.
If I try to play any track using Foobar2000 mobile from either FLAC or ALAC or LAME from my NAS using DLNA the composer info is not displayed.
When I put a folder of music into my ipad using itunes then play using Foobar2k mobile from the ipad locally the composer info displays ok..
So when playing from the NAS using DLNA the composer info does not display but playing the same track(s) from the ipad locally after loading from (itunes from either ALAC or LAME ) the composer info is there.
So I am open to suggestions as to what is causing this...NAS is Seagate 4TB PersonalCloud or Seagate Central same issue. If its a NAS problem then why when all other info is displayed correctly except composer data?

shcbris
December 4th, 2017, 12:24 AM
Called Seagate support...they tell me it is a limitation of UPnP / DLNA...having trouble finding some info that actually confirms what they are telling me.
They tell me that DLNA passes on tags like artist, album, title, genre etc. There are a lot of tags so it seems strange to stop at a few??
Can anyone tell me if this is correct.?
Same problem when I use Plex as well (which I think is DLNA based maybe).
What does perplex/ confuse me is that if I use say JRiver on a PC and the music files are coming from the same NAS the composer info is there and ok..
So I am hoping someone out there is maybe able to explain this.
Thanks

shcbris
December 12th, 2017, 04:10 AM
well bottom line from the NAS guys is that the NAS is passing the composer info out.
They got me to try using VLC and and Win Amp both of which show the composer tag from music files on the NAS.
So the general belief is that it is possibly something to do with the mobile FB2K but as to what..is out of my league.
A comment from other support guys is basically as below:
"Yes. The UPNP specification does not have a standard tag for Composer.
Different application suppliers get around this by defining a custom tag. However the nature of such custom tags is that they often only work within the application ecosystem of the supplier who defined them.".
So my question is how does Foobar2k mobile handle the composer tag? Is the implementation compatible with any NAS when using DLNA device?
Would appreciate a reply as to whether it would be something that the developers could look at or if not even a courteous don't waste our time pehaps would be nice :)

djdaken
December 18th, 2017, 09:50 AM
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