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luminoso
post Aug 6 2010, 09:38
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Hi!

I've searched on Google but it seams that is no standard about this.
Any ideias?

A) About the CD number
1) codec \ Artist \ Album (CD 1)\ track - title
2) codec \ Artist \ Album (CD1)\ track - title
3) codec \ Artist \ Album (Disc 1)\ track - title
4) codec \ Artist \ Album\ CD1 \ track - title

B) About the year:
1) codec \ Artist \ Year - Album\ track - title
2) codec \ Artist \ Album (Year)\ track - title

C) About the title:
1) codec \ Artist \ Year - Album\ track - title
2) codec \ Artist \ Year - Album\ track - album - artist - title

D) About the folder structure:
1) codec \ Artist \ Year - Album\ track - title
2) Artist - Album - track - title.codec
3) Artist Album \ track - title

E) About the track number:
1) 1, 2, 3, 4..
2) 1.1, 1.2, .... 2.1, 2.1... (multiple CDs)
3) 01, 02, 03, 04

F) About the cover file:
1) folder.jpg
2) artwork \ xxx
3) cover.jpg

What are the best options? I see a lot of combinations arround the web and I don't know what is the best one.

I've been doing:

A1, B1, C1, D1, E1, F1

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Soviet Commissar
post Aug 7 2010, 21:29
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I use a scheme like <root music folder>\Album Artist\Album\(Discnumber, if it exists).Tracknumber Title. It's very easy to move all of your files with foobar2000's "file operations" plugin (included in the installer). I'm sure you could use the codec as a variable in that, for example using foobar2000:

<root music folder>\%codec%\%band%\%album%\[%discnumber%.]%track% - %title%

If you have a lot of classical music or tracks with long titles, you may want to use $cut(%title%,32) and $ascii(%<field name>%) to sanitize the filenames and paths of non-ascii characters, and to keep the path length from getting too long for Windows to handle.
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- luminoso   Looking for a standard filename format   Aug 6 2010, 09:38
- - dv1989   This has nothing to do with ID3 tags. There is no...   Aug 6 2010, 13:49
- - probedb   You're talking about file and directory struct...   Aug 6 2010, 13:55
- - luminoso   QUOTE (probedb @ Aug 6 2010, 05:55) You...   Aug 6 2010, 17:27
|- - dv1989   QUOTE (luminoso @ Aug 6 2010, 17:27) And ...   Aug 6 2010, 17:45
- - Slipstreem   I always write and edit ID3 tags via Foobar2000 an...   Aug 6 2010, 17:35
- - DVDdoug   No matter what scheme you choose you'll find t...   Aug 6 2010, 22:29
- - Billytheonion   I have personally never understood folder structur...   Aug 6 2010, 22:40
|- - DVDdoug   QUOTE (Billytheonion @ Aug 6 2010, 14:40)...   Aug 6 2010, 23:11
|- - probedb   QUOTE (Billytheonion @ Aug 6 2010, 22:40)...   Aug 7 2010, 08:33
|- - googlebot   QUOTE (probedb @ Aug 7 2010, 09:33) Witho...   Aug 7 2010, 13:19
|- - Billytheonion   QUOTE (probedb @ Aug 7 2010, 08:33) QUOTE...   Aug 7 2010, 21:39
- - Slipstreem   I agree 100% with Doug. It adds flexibility. It ce...   Aug 7 2010, 00:40
- - dhromed   Doug's got it down. My structure is the very ...   Aug 7 2010, 10:10
|- - Dologan   QUOTE (dhromed @ Aug 7 2010, 10:10) Doug...   Aug 7 2010, 12:50
- - dv1989   QUOTE (DVDdoug @ Aug 6 2010, 23:11) QUOTE...   Aug 7 2010, 11:52
|- - probedb   QUOTE (dv1989 @ Aug 7 2010, 11:52) You...   Aug 7 2010, 13:58
- - luminoso   Well.. after some tests I an now doing like this: ...   Aug 7 2010, 18:59
|- - dv1989   QUOTE (luminoso @ Aug 7 2010, 18:59) ...   Aug 8 2010, 02:28
- - Zarggg   Out of curiosity, why is the codec your item of gr...   Aug 7 2010, 19:07
- - luminoso   QUOTE (Zarggg @ Aug 7 2010, 11:07) Out of...   Aug 7 2010, 21:22
- - Soviet Commissar   I use a scheme like <root music folder>...   Aug 7 2010, 21:29


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