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Despayre



Joined: 04/03/2014 03:46:54
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Win7 (32bit)
iTunes 11.1.4.62
SongKong v1.20.0 (Full)

I am looking for the resulting files to be of the format:
Bastille/Bad Blood/Bastille - Pompeii

But I am getting the result of:
Bastille/Bad Blood/01 Pompeii

Have tried several variations, still no success:
ifnotempty2(albumartist,artist,'/')
+ album
+ '/'
+ ifnotempty2(albumartist,artist,' - ')
+ title

What am I doing wrong? (I think it's not me, as the log "claims" to have done what I wanted)

The log report lies when it says:
T:\Music\Music\Bastille\Bad Blood\Bastille - Pompeii.mp3
Renamed from T:\Music\Music\Bastille\Bad Blood\01 Pompeii.mp3

It's still actually at T:\Music\Music\Bastille\Bad Blood\01 Pompeii.mp3

Thanks for any help,
D.

paultaylor

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If it says it has actually renamed them and there are no errors I would be surprised if it hadn't.

Are you sure you are not in preview mode, if so could you please email support@think.net with the zip file created by Help:Create Support Files. If the file is too large to email you could use an alternative service such as DropBox.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
Despayre



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Not in preview mode.
Email with support files on the way. a

Thanks,
D.

PS. your msg said send to support@think.net, but I'm assuming that's a typo? I sent the mail to support@jthink.net. Was that correct?
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oh yes, well spotted

thanks Paul (Administrator)
paultaylor

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The problem was iTunes if you have SongKong configured to update iTunes and in iTunes you have Preferences:Advanced:Keep iTunes Media Folder Organized enabled.

Because whenever iTunes is informed of a change to a song it will rename the song based on the new metadata. This is okay if you are not using SongKong to rename your songs but if you are using SongKong to rename (or move) songs you should ensure this iTunes option is not enabled.

Because SongKongs rename mechanism is much more advanced then iTunes and because SongKong logs the changes it makes I recommend not allowing iTunes to organize your media.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
Despayre



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Yes, turning that option off in iTunes has solved the problem. I didn't see anywhere in the instructions for SongKong that told me that would be an issue though, unless I missed it (quite possible!), so may want to add that to your setup instructions, or maybe even have your install program offer up an option to turn that feature off?

Either way, problem solved, thanks for the fast replies, and I'm off to arrange some tunes!

Ciao,
D.
paultaylor

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Yes good point, haven't added to the documentation yet but there is a now a blog post about this issue and other reasons why SongKong doesn't appear to be renaming your songs http://blog.jthink.net/2014/03/why-is-songkong-not-renaming-my-music.html

thanks Paul (Administrator)
 
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