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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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luminoso
post Aug 7 2010, 18:59
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Well.. after some tests I an now doing like this:

codec \ Artist \ year - Album \ discnumber.tracknumber - title

And for ID3tags:

- No CD number on Album field
- CD number on discnumber field
- "VA" (Various Artists) on "Album Artist" instead of "Artist" field (works well on Windows media player but not in foobar)
- Discnumber id3tag works well on foobar but not in WMP (lol)
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post Aug 8 2010, 02:28
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QUOTE (luminoso @ Aug 7 2010, 18:59) *
"VA" (Various Artists) on "Album Artist" instead of "Artist" field (works well on Windows media player but not in foobar)
You must configure foobar2000 to group by ALBUM ARTIST before ARTIST, if the former is present. Try a forum Google search for "foobar2000 group compilation" or similar; there have been various topics on this issue, including a few recently.
QUOTE (Billytheonion @ Aug 7 2010, 21:39) *
I wouldn't say iTunes has a random directory structure, Artist, Album, song Title and thats if you choose to have it that way otherwise the choice is yours.
I addressed this in my previous post.

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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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