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Post by Big_Berny » Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:36 pm

Well in Vista you can sort by Artist/Album/Track# anyway. So here it doesn't make too much sense IMHO...
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Post by Full_Circle » Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:15 am

I use the overly simplistic:

\<archive> \ <album artist> \<album>\<track#> - <title>


If they ever stop reading info straight from the tags, I'm kinda screwed!

Is that the reason most people seem to go for building the "year" onto the "album name" and the "album artist" onto the "track title" name? To future proof the file names?

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Post by Macarena » Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:05 am

Full_Circle wrote:I use the overly simplistic:

\<archive> \ <album artist> \<album>\<track#> - <title>


If they ever stop reading info straight from the tags, I'm kinda screwed!

Is that the reason most people seem to go for building the "year" onto the "album name" and the "album artist" onto the "track title" name? To future proof the file names?
I don't think "they" abandon ID3 tags. Maybe there will be a new format of this container, but it's unnecessary to worry about loosing the infos -- there will be compatibility. I also include the year into the path of the filename, but not for future proof, just for directory browsing.

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Post by qualitycontrol_guest » Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:38 am

i know i already answered this somewhere...

okay, here's mine, redundancy in case i mess up my tags...i can autotag may way back...and the ordering of the tracks by filename works well with other players.

Normal Album

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Music\<AlbumArtist>\<Album>\<AlbumArtist> - <Album> - <TrackNo> - <Artist> - <Title>
ex.
Z:\Music\Albums\Guns N' Roses\Appetite for Destruction\Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction - 09 - Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child o' Mine.mp3
Z:\Music\Albums\O.S.T\The Last Kiss\O.S.T. - The Last Kiss - 01 - Snow Patrol - Chocolate.mp3

Multi Disc Album

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Music\<AlbumArtist>\<Album> [Disc <DiscNo>]\<AlbumArtist> - <Album> [Disc <DiscNo>] - <TrackNo> - <Artist> - <Title>
ex.
Z:\Music\Albums\2Pac\Best Of 2Pac [Part 1- Thug]\2Pac - Best Of 2Pac [Part 1- Thug] - 03 - 2Pac,Dr. Dre,Roger Troutman - California Love [Original Mix].mp3
Z:\Music\Albums\2Pac\Best of 2Pac [Part 2- Life]\2Pac - Best of 2Pac [Part 2- Life] - 08 - 2Pac,Trick Daddy - Still Ballin' [Nitty Remix].mp3

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Post by m_bojangles » Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:19 pm

Does anyone know if it's possible to use the concepts of "contains" and "or" in the $if of an auto-organize mask?

Example for "or":
I want to do something like

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$If(<Album Artist>=Various OR <Album Artist>=Variety, then do this, else do this)
Example for "contains" (where Custom1 is used to hold space delimited tags in any order):

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$If(<Custom 1> contains 'MyTag', then do this, else do this)
Are either of these possible? If so, what's the proper syntax?

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Post by Teknojnky » Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:26 pm

I don't think it is currently possible, tho a good idea.

As a work around, you could use an auto-playlist with the 'contains' qualifier and then run whatever the mask you want to use on those particular files.

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Post by aaarjen » Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:15 pm

...\Live\<Genre>\<Interpret>\<Interpret> - <Titel>

...\Alben\<Genre>\<Interpret>\<Album>\<Interpret> - <Album> - <Song #> - <Titel>

...\Compilation\<Genre>\<Album>\<Album> - <Song #> - <Interpret>-<Titel>

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Post by Guest » Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:08 am

Hooah wrote:So if it is an MP3 format then it is
Music/Albums/Artist - [Year] Album
If it is in something besides MP3 I will add the codec type in at the end. eg. (FLAC)
My album folder has over 5000+ folders in it.

The Beatles - [1958-1964] Anthology 1
The Beatles - [1961] In The Beginning (The Early Tapes Of The Beatles 1961) (FLAC)
The Beatles - [1962-1965] Live At The BBC
The Beatles - [1962-1965] Past Masters Vol 1
The Beatles - [1962-1966] Red Album (2CD)
The Beatles - [1962] Love Me Do (Single)
The Beatles - [1963-a] Please Please Me (Introducing the Beatles - US Cover) (FLAC)
The Beatles - [1963-b] With the Beatles [UK] (FLAC)
The Beatles - [1963] From Me To You (Single)
The Beatles - [1963] I Want To Hold Your Hand (Single)
The Beatles - [1963] Please Please Me (Single)
The Beatles - [1963] Please Please Me! (MFSL Gold Disc) (FLAC)
The Beatles - [1963] She Loves You (Single)
The Beatles - [1963] Stars of '63
The Beatles - [1964-a] Meet The Beatles (US)
The Beatles - [1964-b] Second Album (US)
The Beatles - [1964-c] A Hard Day's Night (UK) (FLAC)
The Beatles - [1964-d] Something New (US)
The Beatles - [1964-e] Beatles for Sale (FLAC)
The Beatles - [1964-f] The Beatles '65 (US)
The Beatles - [1964] A Hard Day's Night (Single)
The Beatles - [1964] Can't Buy Me Love (Single)
The Beatles - [1964] I Feel Fine (Single)
The Beatles - [1965-1967] Anthology 2
The Beatles - [1965-1970] Past Masters Vol 2
The Beatles - [1965-a] The Early Beatles (US)
The Beatles - [1965-b] The Beatles VI (US)
The Beatles - [1965-c] Help! [UK] (FLAC)
The Beatles - [1965-d] Help! (US)
The Beatles - [1965-e] Rubber Soul [UK] (FLAC)
The Beatles - [1965-f] Rubber Soul (US)
The Beatles - [1965] Help! (MFSL) (FLAC)
The Beatles - [1965] Help! (Single)
The Beatles - [1965] Ticket To Ride (Single)
The Beatles - [1965] We Can Work It Out (Single)
The Beatles - [1966-a] Yesterday And Today (US)
The Beatles - [1966-b] Revolver [UK] (FLAC)
The Beatles - [1966] Paperback Writer (Single)
The Beatles - [1966] Revolver (MFSL) (True Dess) (FLAC)
The Beatles - [1967-1970] Blue Album (2CD)
The Beatles - [1967-a] Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (FLAC)
The Beatles - [1967-b] Magical Mystery Tour (FLAC)
The Beatles - [1967] All You Need Is Love (Single)
The Beatles - [1967] Hello, Goodbye (Single)
The Beatles - [1967] Magical Mystery Tour (MFSL) (FLAC)
The Beatles - [1967] Sgt. Peppers (24-96 Needledrop MFSL UHQR Vinyl Rip) (FLAC)
The Beatles - [1967] Strawberry Fields Forever (Single)
The Beatles - [1967] White Album (MFSL) (FLAC)
The Beatles - [1968-1970] Anthology 3
The Beatles - [1968] Hey Jude (Single)
The Beatles - [1968] Lady Madonna (Single)
The Beatles - [1968] The Beatles (The White Album) (FLAC)
The Beatles - [1969-a] Yellow Submarine (FLAC)
The Beatles - [1969-b] Abbey Road (FLAC)
The Beatles - [1969] Ballad Of John And Yoko (Single)
The Beatles - [1969] Get Back (Single)
The Beatles - [1969] Something (Single)
The Beatles - [1970] Last Year (2CD)
The Beatles - [1970-a] Let It Be (FLAC)
The Beatles - [1970-b] Hey Jude
The Beatles - [1970-c-2003] Let It Be...Naked
The Beatles - [1970] Christmas Album (1963 - 1969)
The Beatles - [1970] Let It Be (Single)
The Beatles - [1988] Past Masters, Vol. 1 1962-1965 (FLAC)
The Beatles - [1988] Past Masters, Vol. 2 1965-1970 (FLAC)
The Beatles - [2000] 1
The Beatles - [2006] Love
The Beatles - [2006] The Capitol Albums Volume 2
The Beatles - Complete Discography (26 Albums) (ISO IMAGE)
The Beatles - Unknown Album

Then I have my music that I do not have in complete albums or sets which I call singles
Music/Singles/Sorted/<letter>/<artist>/<album>/<artist> - <title>
eg.
Music/Singles/Sorted/B/Beatles, The/The White Album/The Beatles - Back in the U.S.S.R..mp3

Then for compliations and soundtracks I have listed like this
Music/Albums/Various Artist - <Album Name>/<track> - <artist> - <title>.format
Music/Albums/Soundtrack - <Movie>/<track> - <artist> - <title>.format

I have duplicates due to this but I prefer to have albums complete since I usually listen to albums as a whole.

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Post by dreifach » Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:02 am

Here's my current mask. I'm still tweaking it so it not final.

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M:\Music\Collection\<Extension>\$If(<Album Artist>=Various,<Album@1>,<Album Artist@1>)\$If(<Album Artist>=Various,<Album> - <Year> [<Extension>],<Album Artist> - <Year> - <Album> [<Extension>])\<Disc#>-<Track#> - <Artist> - <Title>
This separates FLACs from MP3s and OGGs. I still keep the extension mask in the album folder name for backwards compatibility with my old way of filing (no parent extension folder inside \Collection\) This also checks for soundtracks, compilations, and other various artists albums and files them alphabetically with the regular albums. Obviously, I tag the Album Artist field as "Various" in these albums.

I was using the Auto-Organize feature in the settings, but it was using up too much system resources (P4 2.4, 2 Gigs RAM, WinXP)

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auto-organizing / renaming / sorting etc

Post by ParrotSquawk » Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:16 am

I sort my music by album artist (ln,fn) \ album \ artist (disk:track) title

I use this format to auto-organize my music:

E:\music\<Album Artist>\<Album>\<Artist> - $if(<Disc#>,$if(<Track#>,$(D<Disc#:1>:<Track#>$),$(d<Disc#>$)),$if(<Track#>,$(<Track#>$))) <Title>

if there is a disk# then if there is a track#, the disk number and tracknumber are inserted in the filename else the disk# only is inserted in the file name
else if there is a track#, the track# is inserted in the filename
else nothing is done.

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Post by Queseuq » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:24 am

drjboulder wrote: Can someone ( 8) Techno), show me how to have the Beatles show up amongst the other B artists. I do not use A-Z folders, however would still like things alphabetized ignoring the "The".

Thanks!
This would be possible if you could skip the first few letters of a field but I don't think you can do that. My current plan is to put all the artists that begin with 'the' into a custom field, then make the 'the' trailing e.g Beatles, The. Then I can use

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$if(<artist:3>=The,<custom 1>,<artist>)
to sort all my artists alphabetically. It seems a bit of a long way round but it'll be useful for when I'm looking for artists in apps that use a directory structure (like Audiosurf :D ).

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Post by LordHades » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:29 am

Hehe i use a fairly easy system like

/Music/<artist> - <album>/<track#> - <title.mp3

I tag every album I got with as much as info as possible so I dont really need long names. Besides that my viewty doesnt like very long file names so this works fine :D.

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Post by Guest » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:33 am

Queseuq wrote:
drjboulder wrote: Can someone ( 8) Techno), show me how to have the Beatles show up amongst the other B artists. I do not use A-Z folders, however would still like things alphabetized ignoring the "The".

Thanks!
This would be possible if you could skip the first few letters of a field but I don't think you can do that. My current plan is to put all the artists that begin with 'the' into a custom field, then make the 'the' trailing e.g Beatles, The. Then I can use

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$if(<artist:3>=The,<custom 1>,<artist>)
to sort all my artists alphabetically. It seems a bit of a long way round but it'll be useful for when I'm looking for artists in apps that use a directory structure (like Audiosurf :D ).
I make it easy. I just remove articles as the first names of album artists: the, a, an..

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Post by nohitter151 » Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:36 pm

Anonymous wrote:
Queseuq wrote:
drjboulder wrote: Can someone ( 8) Techno), show me how to have the Beatles show up amongst the other B artists. I do not use A-Z folders, however would still like things alphabetized ignoring the "The".

Thanks!
This would be possible if you could skip the first few letters of a field but I don't think you can do that. My current plan is to put all the artists that begin with 'the' into a custom field, then make the 'the' trailing e.g Beatles, The. Then I can use

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$if(<artist:3>=The,<custom 1>,<artist>)
to sort all my artists alphabetically. It seems a bit of a long way round but it'll be useful for when I'm looking for artists in apps that use a directory structure (like Audiosurf :D ).
I make it easy. I just remove articles as the first names of album artists: the, a, an..
Then technically your album artists are mislabeled :wink:
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Post by Teknojnky » Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:00 pm

Technically, so is anyone's who rearranges them so they conform to some preferred sort order. :wink:

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