Modifying Albums Secondary Type


#1

How do I modify the secondary album type for an album I’ve imported?

I’m new to beets, so this may already be in the documentation but I’m not seeing it. I see the “modify” command (https://beets.readthedocs.io/en/v1.4.7/reference/cli.html#modify) and also the fields available (https://beets.readthedocs.io/en/v1.4.7/reference/pathformat.html#available-values). My assumption is that I could then issue a command

beet modify -a {ALBUM_NAME} albumtype="Compliation"

I am hesitant on this though because MusicBrainz list the ablumtype as “Album + Compliation”. Should I use that or is “Compliation” OK?

Side question, if it’s easy, how do I list out all the metadata beets has for an ablum? (Edit: Looks like the info plugin is what I may need)


#2

Yep, that’s what you want! Comprehensively tracking “secondary album types” is a work in progress for beets:


#3

Sounds good. I’ll work now at just defining the top level albumtype and not try to organize based off of primary + secondary. Thanks!