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nickeaston

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Joined: 26/09/2010 12:49:19
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I would like to see an option to avoid creating folders. I don't use folders for anything in my music library.
paultaylor

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Folders are only created if you set SongKong to rename files based on metadata AND your rename mask contains '/'s in the mask. If it does not no folders will be created.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
nickeaston

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In recent SK updates unwanted folders have come back. In all 3 mask boxes in "File Naming" I show 'no folder'.

I would once again like to be 'folder free'...

paultaylor

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Can you give me details of original filename, new filename and the filename mask you have.

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paultaylor

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So you just need to simplify the mask you are using or create a new mask so that it doesn't output the '/' character which we use to denote a folder in all flavours of SongKong

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


to

Code:
 ifnotempty2(albumartist,artist,' - ')
 + ifnotempty(album,' - ')
 + ifmultidisc(ifnotempty(pad(discno,2),' - '))
 + ifnotempty(pad(track,2),' - ')
 + title
 


(I've double checked this to ensure it works)

thanks Paul (Administrator)
nickeaston

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If I understand filename limitations in Windows correctly including explorer.exe and any app running thereunder, any folders other than the root folder contribute to filename length.

This is especially of interest to me as I fix by writing out batches then re-writing to my library, using JRiver Media Center, which is sensitive to filename length. I have hundreds or more classical files which don't process because of filename length exclusive of folder overhead.

I also process for dupes using DoubleKiller, which is also sensitive to over-length files.

Renaming long filenames is a one- or few-at-a-time process so I'm looking for a batch renaming app which understands the complicated names most classics have.

(Another irritatation are files with non-acceptable characters in the filenames...they also crash DoubleKiller and probably SK.)

 
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