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ademarfj



Joined: 28/11/2013 19:11:15
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Hello,
Sorry for the maybe silly question. How can I automatically create folders with the band/artist name only? Like U2, for instance. I donĀ“t want a subfolder inside U2 folder with the album name. I just want folders to organize the singers/bands, I am not concerned with the albums.
Could anybody help me out here?
Thanks.
paultaylor

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Yes, you can no problem

Select Preferences:File and Folder Correct:Rename Folder from Metadata

In Rename mask field change the last line from

Code:
  ifnotempty2(albumartist,artist,folderseparator) + ifnotempty(album,folderseparator) + (disctotal>1 ? discno  + folderseparator : '')
 

to

Code:
  ifnotempty(artist,folderseparator) 
 


Then repeat for Compilation Rename Mask

and save changes by pressing the Save button.

To actually change the folder path, use Action:File and Folder Correct:Correct Subfolders from Metadata

You can see the changes more easily if you enable the following fields

Base Folder
Sub Folder
Filename

from Preferences:Table:Columns


thanks Paul (Administrator)
ademarfj



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Thank you very much for the reply.
Inadvertently I cleared the Compilation Rename Mask field.
Would you please send me the original code so I can copy and paste it there?
Regards.
paultaylor

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Hi,just cut and paste the whole contents of rename mask since you want them to both be the same.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
ademarfj



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Thanks.
WJW



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@ Paul

I'm not sure how you are with members dropping links to other indie developers, so I thought I'd ask here first before I give links.

I use a little program that I found a few months ago (kind of like how I found yours) that does nothing but organize your music into a folder structure of your choice. Nothing fancy, you simply

1. direct it to a source folder
2. Direct it to an output folder
3. Choose whether to copy or move the files.
4. Choose the structure you want it to look like (artist, artist/album, year/artist etc).
5. Press "Organize"
Big buttons, user-friendly.

I've been using Jaikoz on a buddy's music library and I finally have the 5000 songs (except for about 50) with artist and album info now. Next I will re-run Jaikoz again and fill in some blanks. I will then run the organizer to create a copy of the library but in a new folder structure. That way buddy can look in "Unknown Artist" folder and tell me some more info...

Jim
joncat

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Paul

Can you elaborate on how to get Disc 1, Disc 2 working at the end? I screwed something up and can't get the word "Disc" or "Part" inserted again:

ifnotempty2(albumartist,artist,' - ') + ifnotempty(year,' - ') + ifnotempty(album,' - ') + ('Part',discno)
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joncat

If you want to add Disx x for every song regardless do

Code:
ifnotempty2(albumartist,artist,' - ') + ifnotempty(year,' - ') + ifnotempty(album,' - ') + ('Disc ') + discno
 


If you only want it for multi disc albums you could do

Code:
 ifnotempty2(albumartist,artist,' - ') + ifnotempty(year,' - ') + album 
 + (disctotal>1 ?  ' - ' + ('Disc ') + discno: '')
 

thanks Paul (Administrator)
paultaylor

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WJW Hi i dont really see the point of using a separate application when you can specify your preferred folder structure using Jaikoz

thanks Paul (Administrator)
WJW



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Paul:

This is one of the links I found here using the "Search" function...

http://jthink.net/jaikozforum/posts/list/7064.page

My intent is to clean up some of my "Mixed" folders (Jaikoz'd/cleaned files are within the folders but are basically 1000 mp3's in a folder) and save them into the "Artist/Album/Track" format while keeping my existing mess of various folders in case anything screws up. I then highlight, use the "Save and Move" action, and that's it?

J
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WJW sorry are you asking me a question, if so can you make it a bit clearer please.

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