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ademarfj



Joined: 28/11/2013 19:11:15
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Hello,
I don´t know about programming, so I needed some help in order to have my songs organized like this:

- A folder with the main artist name
- Inside it, all songs named as Artist-SongName-Album.

Let´s say:

U2/U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday - War
U2/U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday - AnotherAlbumName

The purpose of having the album name is just to separate different versions of the same song, let´s say, a unplugged version of a previous existing song. I don´t want to have separate folders for different albuns. I want to find all U2 songs in just one place.

Could someone help me with that?
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Hi,

First I just want to point out that by having all songs by one artist in one folder, and having no trackno in the fiename it may be difficult to organize your songs in your file browser (and also work for SongKong if you need to rematch songs as it groups by folder by default), but you can do it easy enough

Go the Filenaming tab
In Filename masks select Add

Enter name such as AlbumArtist/Artist - Title - Album

Enter the following mask
Code:
 ifnotempty2(albumartist,'Various Artist','/')
 + ifnotempty(artist,' - ')
 + ifnotempty(title,' - ')
 + album
 


Select OK

Now select this new mask in the Rename Mask and Compilation Rename Mask and click Start

Then this mask will be used for this session and all further sessions unless you modify it.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
ademarfj



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Thanks for your answer.
So, following your advice, if I want to add the trackno, what should the code be like?

One more question: I can´t understand what the exact meaning of "Rename Mask" and "Compilation Rename Mask" and "Filename masks" are. What is the difference? If I have the field "Filename mask", why do I have to have a "Rename mask" as well? Isn´t it enough to say one of the fields?

Ademar
paultaylor

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This would add trackno as well

Code:
 ifnotempty2(albumartist,'Various Artist','/')
 + ifnotempty(artist,' - ')
 + ifnotempty(pad(track,2),' - ')
 + ifnotempty(title,' - ')
 + album
 



The Filename masks dropdown just lets you addor edit masks that can then be used as a Rename Mask and/or a Compilation Mask



thanks Paul (Administrator)
waleed222



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One more question: I can´t understand what the exact meaning of "Rename Mask" and "Compilation Rename Mask" and "Filename masks" are. What is the difference? If I have the field "Filename mask", why do I have to have a "Rename mask" as well? Isn´t it enough to say one of the fields?

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paultaylor

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Ok there are two masks used for filenaming

Rename mask is usually used. Compilation rename mask is used for renaming songs that have been matched to a compilation release. We could have just had one mask, but because users often want the naming of files matched to compilation releases to be different it would make creating that one mask more complex. However there is nothing to stop you doing this you can select the same mask for both the Rename and Compilation masks.

Now the Filename Masks field is simply a way to create new masks and edit existing masks, these masks are then selectable in the Rename Mask and Compilation Rename mask. You are not the first person to have been confused about this so perhaps I need to make it clearer , but it does seem pretty clear to be already - so any ideas ?

thanks Paul (Administrator)
 
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