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Looking for a standard filename format, was: "ID3 tag standard filename syntax"
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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Billytheonion
post Aug 6 2010, 22:40
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I have personally never understood folder structure for music, the control you have is extremely limiting compared to managing you music through iTunes.
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post Aug 7 2010, 08:33
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QUOTE (Billytheonion @ Aug 6 2010, 22:40) *
I have personally never understood folder structure for music, the control you have is extremely limiting compared to managing you music through iTunes.


I like my filenames to be meaningful so when I want to copy a file or album somewhere I can do so without the need to launch a piece of software to do so.

Without using software (other than the file system) let's see how long it take for you to find a file stored by iTunes in it's random directory structure tongue.gif
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post Aug 7 2010, 21:39
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QUOTE (probedb @ Aug 7 2010, 08:33) *
QUOTE (Billytheonion @ Aug 6 2010, 22:40) *
I have personally never understood folder structure for music, the control you have is extremely limiting compared to managing you music through iTunes.


I like my filenames to be meaningful so when I want to copy a file or album somewhere I can do so without the need to launch a piece of software to do so.

Without using software (other than the file system) let's see how long it take for you to find a file stored by iTunes in it's random directory structure tongue.gif


That would take 2 seconds on OS X just typing in the name of the song or the artist or the composer or album name. Searching manually not much longer.
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.

Grouping say all the Final Fantasy Game soundtrack albums together then wanting to search by composer can't be done with any file structure. Classical music well lets not even go there how limiting a folder structure is.

iTunes gives you in my opinion the ultimate way to organise your music and you can even keep your own file structure. Best of both worlds.

PS. iTunes doesn't care how the files are structured or where they are either.

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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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