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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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Slipstreem
post Aug 7 2010, 00:40
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I agree 100% with Doug. It adds flexibility. It certainly doesn't take any away.

Having your music organised in some kind of logical folder structure means that you don't have to run up any third-party software to be able to find something. Just open up My Computer and browse alphabetically, then drag and drop the artist, album, or track you want onto whatever device you have plugged in. Job done!

Of course, this is assuming that you're not using an iPod where, to the best of my knowledge, this has deliberately been made impossible. tongue.gif
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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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