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#1 2017-06-19 10:58:21

gaulderson
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[Solved] Ncmpcpp displaying track and disc tags incorrectly

If I have a song with a track number of "1" as shown in both beets and puddletag, ncmpcpp will display the track number as "01 | 01". It does the same thing for the disc number.

As far as I can tell I don't have any special formatting rules besides the default ones.

Any ideas?

edit: config

##### directories ######
##
## Directory for storing ncmpcpp related files.  Changing it is useful if you
## want to store everything somewhere else and provide command line setting for
## alternative location to config file which defines that while launching
## ncmpcpp.
##
#
ncmpcpp_directory = ~/.ncmpcpp
#
##
## Directory for storing downloaded lyrics. It defaults to ~/.lyrics since other
## MPD clients (eg. ncmpc) also use that location.
##
#
lyrics_directory = ~/.ncmpcpp/lyrics
#
##### connection settings #####
#
mpd_host = localhost
#
mpd_port = 6600
#
#mpd_connection_timeout = 5
#
## Needed for tag editor and file operations to work.
##
mpd_music_dir = ~/music
#
#mpd_crossfade_time = 5
#
##### music visualizer #####
visualizer_fifo_path = /tmp/mpd.fifo
#
##
## Note: Below parameter is needed for ncmpcpp to determine which output
## provides data for visualizer and thus allow syncing between visualization and
## sound as currently there are some problems with it.
##
#
visualizer_output_name = Visualizer feed
#
##
## If you set format to 44100:16:2, make it 'yes'.
##
visualizer_in_stereo = yes
#
##
## Note: Below parameter defines how often ncmpcpp has to "synchronize"
## visualizer and audio outputs.  30 seconds is optimal value, but if you
## experience synchronization problems, set it to lower value.  Keep in mind
## that sane values start with >=10.
##
#
visualizer_sync_interval = 30
#
##
## Note: To enable spectrum frequency visualization you need to compile ncmpcpp
## with fftw3 support.
##
#
## Available values: spectrum, wave, wave_filled, ellipse.
##
visualizer_type = spectrum
#
visualizer_look = ●▮
#
visualizer_color = blue, cyan, green, yellow, magenta, red
#
## Alternative subset of 256 colors for terminals that support it.
##
#visualizer_color = 41, 83, 119, 155, 185, 215, 209, 203, 197, 161
#
##### system encoding #####
##
## ncmpcpp should detect your charset encoding but if it failed to do so, you
## can specify charset encoding you are using here.
##
## Note: You can see whether your ncmpcpp build supports charset detection by
## checking output of `ncmpcpp --version`.
##
## Note: Since MPD uses UTF-8 by default, setting this option makes sense only
## if your encoding is different.
##
#
#system_encoding = ""
#
##### delays #####
#
## Time of inactivity (in seconds) after playlist highlighting will be disabled
## (0 = always on).
##
#playlist_disable_highlight_delay = 5
#
## Defines how long messages are supposed to be visible.
##
#message_delay_time = 5
#
##### song format #####
##
## For a song format you can use:
##
## %l - length
## %f - filename
## %D - directory
## %a - artist
## %A - album artist
## %t - title
## %b - album
## %y - date
## %n - track number (01/12 -> 01)
## %N - full track info (01/12 -> 01/12)
## %g - genre
## %c - composer
## %p - performer
## %d - disc
## %C - comment
## %P - priority
## $R - begin right alignment
##
## If you want to make sure that a part of the format is displayed only when
## certain tags are present, you can archieve it by grouping them with brackets,
## e.g. '{%a - %t}' will be evaluated to 'ARTIST - TITLE' if both tags are
## present or '' otherwise.  It is also possible to define a list of
## alternatives by providing several groups and separating them with '|',
## e.g. '{%t}|{%f}' will be evaluated to 'TITLE' or 'FILENAME' if the former is
## not present.
##
## Note: If you want to set limit on maximal length of a tag, just put the
## appropriate number between % and character that defines tag type, e.g. to
## make album take max. 20 terminal cells, use '%20b'.
##
## In addition, formats support markers used for text attributes.  They are
## followed by character '$'. After that you can put:
##
## - 0 - default window color (discards all other colors)
## - 1 - black
## - 2 - red
## - 3 - green
## - 4 - yellow
## - 5 - blue
## - 6 - magenta
## - 7 - cyan
## - 8 - white
## - 9 - end of current color
## - b - bold text
## - u - underline text
## - r - reverse colors
## - a - use alternative character set
##
## If you don't want to use a non-color attribute anymore, just put it again,
## but this time insert character '/' between '$' and attribute character,
## e.g. {$b%t$/b}|{$r%f$/r} will display bolded title tag or filename with
## reversed colors.
##
## If you want to use 256 colors and/or background colors in formats (the naming
## scheme is described below in section about color definitions), it can be done
## with the syntax $(COLOR), e.g. to set the artist tag to one of the
## non-standard colors and make it have yellow background, you need to write
## $(197_yellow)%a$(end). Note that for standard colors this is interchangable
## with attributes listed above.
##
## Note: colors can be nested.
##
#
#song_list_format = {%a - }{%t}|{$8%f$9}$R{$3(%l)$9}
#
#song_status_format = {{%a{ "%b"{ (%y)}} - }{%t}}|{%f}
#
#song_library_format = {%n - }{%t}|{%f}
#
#alternative_header_first_line_format = $b$1$aqqu$/a$9 {%t}|{%f} $1$atqq$/a$9$/b
#
#alternative_header_second_line_format = {{$4$b%a$/b$9}{ - $7%b$9}{ ($4%y$9)}}|{%D}
#
#current_item_prefix = $(yellow)$r
#
#current_item_suffix = $/r$(end)
#
#current_item_inactive_column_prefix = $(white)$r
#
#current_item_inactive_column_suffix = $/r$(end)
#
#now_playing_prefix = $b
#
#now_playing_suffix = $/b
#
#browser_playlist_prefix = "$2playlist$9 "
#
#selected_item_prefix = $6
#
#selected_item_suffix = $9
#
#modified_item_prefix = $3> $9
#
##
## Note: attributes are not supported for the following variables.
##
#song_window_title_format = {%a - }{%t}|{%f}
##
## Note: Below variables are used for sorting songs in browser.  The sort mode
## determines how songs are sorted, and can be used in combination with a sort
## format to specify a custom sorting format.  Available values for
## browser_sort_mode are "name", "mtime", "format" and "noop".
##
#
#browser_sort_mode = name
#
#browser_sort_format = {%a - }{%t}|{%f} {(%l)}
#
##### columns settings #####
##
## syntax of song columns list format is "column column etc."
##
## - syntax for each column is:
##
## (width of the column)[color of the column]{displayed tag}
##
## Note: Width is by default in %, if you want a column to have fixed size, add
## 'f' after the value, e.g. (10)[white]{a} will be the column that take 10% of
## screen (so the real width will depend on actual screen size), whereas
## (10f)[white]{a} will take 10 terminal cells, no matter how wide the screen
## is.
##
## - color is optional (if you want the default one, leave the field empty).
##
## Note: You can give a column additional attributes by putting appropriate
## character after displayed tag character. Available attributes are:
##
## - r - column will be right aligned
## - E - if tag is empty, empty tag marker won't be displayed
##
## You can also:
##
## - give a column custom name by putting it after attributes, separated with
##   character ':', e.g. {lr:Length} gives you right aligned column of lengths
##   named "Length".
##
## - define sequence of tags, that have to be displayed in case predecessor is
##   empty in a way similar to the one in classic song format, i.e. using '|'
##   character, e.g. {a|c|p:Owner} creates column named "Owner" that tries to
##   display artist tag and then composer and performer if previous ones are not
##   available.
##
#
#song_columns_list_format = (20)[]{a} (6f)[green]{NE} (50)[white]{t|f:Title} (20)[cyan]{b} (7f)[magenta]{l}
#
##### various settings #####
#
##
## Note: Custom command that will be executed each time song changes. Useful for
## notifications etc.
##
#execute_on_song_change = ""
#
##
## Note: Custom command that will be executed each time player state
## changes. The environment variable MPD_PLAYER_STATE is set to the current
## state (either unknown, play, pause, or stop) for its duration.
##
#
#execute_on_player_state_change = ""
#
#playlist_show_mpd_host = no
#
#playlist_show_remaining_time = no
#
#playlist_shorten_total_times = no
#
#playlist_separate_albums = no
#
##
## Note: Possible display modes: classic, columns.
##
#playlist_display_mode = columns
#
#browser_display_mode = classic
#
#search_engine_display_mode = classic
#
#playlist_editor_display_mode = classic
#
#discard_colors_if_item_is_selected = yes
#
#show_duplicate_tags = true
#
#incremental_seeking = yes
#
#seek_time = 1
#
#volume_change_step = 2
#
#autocenter_mode = no
#
#centered_cursor = no
#
##
## Note: You can specify third character which will be used to build 'empty'
## part of progressbar.
##
#progressbar_look = =>
#
## Available values: database, playlist.
##
#default_place_to_search_in = database
#
## Available values: classic, alternative.
##
user_interface = alternative
#
#data_fetching_delay = yes
#
## Available values: artist, album_artist, date, genre, composer, performer.
##
media_library_primary_tag = album_artist
#
#media_library_albums_split_by_date = yes
#
## Available values: wrapped, normal.
##
#default_find_mode = wrapped
#
#default_tag_editor_pattern = %n - %t
#
#header_visibility = yes
#
#statusbar_visibility = yes
#
#titles_visibility = yes
#
#header_text_scrolling = yes
#
#cyclic_scrolling = no
#
#lines_scrolled = 2
#
#lyrics_fetchers = lyricwiki, azlyrics, genius, sing365, lyricsmania, metrolyrics, justsomelyrics, jahlyrics, plyrics, tekstowo, internet
#
#follow_now_playing_lyrics = no
#
#fetch_lyrics_for_current_song_in_background = no
#
#store_lyrics_in_song_dir = no
#
#generate_win32_compatible_filenames = yes
#
#allow_for_physical_item_deletion = no
#
##
## Note: If you set this variable, ncmpcpp will try to get info from last.fm in
## language you set and if it fails, it will fall back to english. Otherwise it
## will use english the first time.
##
## Note: Language has to be expressed as an ISO 639 alpha-2 code.
##
#lastfm_preferred_language = en
#
#space_add_mode = add_remove
#
#show_hidden_files_in_local_browser = no
#
##
## How shall screen switcher work?
##
## - "previous" - switch between the current and previous screen.
## - "screen1,...,screenN" - switch between given sequence of screens.
##
## Screens available for use: help, playlist, browser, search_engine,
## media_library, playlist_editor, tag_editor, outputs, visualizer, clock,
## lyrics, last_fm.
##
#screen_switcher_mode = playlist, browser
#
##
## Note: You can define startup screen by choosing screen from the list above.
##
#startup_screen = playlist
#
##
## Note: You can define startup slave screen by choosing screen from the list
## above or an empty value for no slave screen.
##
#startup_slave_screen = ""
#
#startup_slave_screen_focus = no
#
##
## Default width of locked screen (in %).  Acceptable values are from 20 to 80.
##
#
#locked_screen_width_part = 50
#
#ask_for_locked_screen_width_part = yes
#
#jump_to_now_playing_song_at_start = yes
#
#ask_before_clearing_playlists = yes
#
#clock_display_seconds = no
#
#display_volume_level = yes
#
#display_bitrate = no
#
#display_remaining_time = no
#
## Available values: none, basic, extended, perl.
##
#regular_expressions = perl
#
##
## Note: if below is enabled, ncmpcpp will ignore leading "The" word while
## sorting items in browser, tags in media library, etc.
##
#ignore_leading_the = no
#
##
## Note: if below is enabled, ncmpcpp will ignore diacritics while searching and
## filtering lists. This takes an effect only if boost was compiled with ICU
## support.
##
#ignore_diacritics = no
#
#block_search_constraints_change_if_items_found = yes
#
#mouse_support = yes
#
#mouse_list_scroll_whole_page = yes
#
#empty_tag_marker = <empty>
#
#tags_separator = " | "
#
#tag_editor_extended_numeration = no
#
#media_library_sort_by_mtime = no
#
#enable_window_title = yes
#
##
## Note: You can choose default search mode for search engine. Available modes
## are:
##
## - 1 - use mpd built-in searching (no regexes, pattern matching)
##
## - 2 - use ncmpcpp searching (pattern matching with support for regexes, but
##       if your mpd is on a remote machine, downloading big database to process
##       it can take a while
##
## - 3 - match only exact values (this mode uses mpd function for searching in
##       database and local one for searching in current playlist)
##
#
#search_engine_default_search_mode = 1
#
external_editor = vim
#
## Note: set to yes if external editor is a console application.
##
#use_console_editor = yes
#
##### colors definitions #####
##
## It is possible to set a background color by setting a color value
## "<foreground>_<background>", e.g. red_black will set foregound color to red
## and background color to black.
##
## In addition, for terminals that support 256 colors it is possible to set one
## of them by using a number in range [1, 256] instead of color name,
## e.g. numerical value corresponding to red_black is 2_1. To find out if the
## terminal supports 256 colors, run ncmpcpp and check out the bottom of the
## help screen for list of available colors and their numerical values.
##
## What is more, there are two special values for the background color:
## "transparent" and "current". The first one explicitly sets the background to
## be transparent, while the second one allows you to preserve current
## background color and change only the foreground one. It's used implicitly
## when background color is not specified.
##
## Moreover, it is possible to attach format information to selected color
## variables by appending to their end a colon followed by one or more format
## flags, e.g. black:b or red:ur. The following variables support this syntax:
## visualizer_color, color1, color2, empty_tag_color, volume_color,
## state_line_color, state_flags_color, progressbar_color,
## progressbar_elapsed_color, player_state_color, statusbar_time_color,
## alternative_ui_separator_color.
##
## Note: due to technical limitations of older ncurses version, if 256 colors
## are used there is a possibility that you'll be able to use only colors with
## transparent background.
#
#colors_enabled = yes
#
#empty_tag_color = cyan
#
#header_window_color = default
#
#volume_color = default
#
#state_line_color = default
#
#state_flags_color = default:b
#
#main_window_color = yellow
#
#color1 = white
#
#color2 = green
#
#progressbar_color = black:b
#
#progressbar_elapsed_color = green:b
#
#statusbar_color = default
#
#statusbar_time_color = default:b
#
#player_state_color = default:b
#
#alternative_ui_separator_color = black:b
#
#window_border_color = green
#
#active_window_border = red
#

Last edited by gaulderson (2017-06-24 10:19:59)

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#2 2017-06-19 16:22:28

jasonwryan
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Re: [Solved] Ncmpcpp displaying track and disc tags incorrectly

Paste your config.



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#3 2017-06-19 17:06:08

gaulderson
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Re: [Solved] Ncmpcpp displaying track and disc tags incorrectly

edited, thanks.

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#4 2017-06-19 17:40:34

V1del
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Re: [Solved] Ncmpcpp displaying track and disc tags incorrectly

It is hard coded to do so, so that there doesn't have to be a distinction between numbers and strings for the list sorting code: https://github.com/arybczak/ncmpcpp/com … 0c95802377

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#5 2017-06-19 17:57:13

gaulderson
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Re: [Solved] Ncmpcpp displaying track and disc tags incorrectly

Wouldn't the expected value be "01" then instead of "01 | 01" ? At least that's what it looks like to me from the code.

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#6 2017-06-20 17:51:53

gaulderson
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Re: [Solved] Ncmpcpp displaying track and disc tags incorrectly

Any ideas? Or is this likely a bug?

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#7 2017-06-20 19:10:02

HiImTye
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Re: [Solved] Ncmpcpp displaying track and disc tags incorrectly

I believe that if there is a disc number listed, it will display it as disc number and track number. that's what you're seeing. this is the tag behaviour for %N vs. %n. have you tried setting a custom format?

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#8 2017-06-20 19:58:08

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Re: [Solved] Ncmpcpp displaying track and disc tags incorrectly

On the following line, replace the capital N for a lower letter one. And remove the comment.

#song_columns_list_format = (20)[]{a} (6f)[green]{NE} (50)[white]{t|f:Title} (20)[cyan]{b} (7f)[magenta]{l}

Last edited by marfig (2017-06-20 19:58:29)


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#9 2017-06-21 00:30:19

gaulderson
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Re: [Solved] Ncmpcpp displaying track and disc tags incorrectly

I should have been more clear, I see "01 | 01" "02 | 02" "03 | 03" etc. for the track numbers. The disk number shows as "01 | 01" for each track. This makes me think the track number does not have to do with the disk number at all.

The tag editor in ncmpcpp shows these values for the track tag, but these values do not exist in the actual file (as evidenced by beets and puddletag). Could it be something with mpd changing the tags when I load the files into the database?

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#10 2017-06-24 08:05:05

unK
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Re: [Solved] Ncmpcpp displaying track and disc tags incorrectly

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#11 2017-06-24 10:19:40

gaulderson
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Re: [Solved] Ncmpcpp displaying track and disc tags incorrectly

Thank you, for some reason I was unable to find that when searching.

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#12 2017-06-24 10:33:35

gaulderson
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Re: [Solved] Ncmpcpp displaying track and disc tags incorrectly

For anyone searching in Arch,

The solution is to change

#show_duplicate_tags = true

to

show_duplicate_tags = no

in your ncmpcpp config

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