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How can I use the "iscompilation" & "isgreatesthits" in a script to say that if it is ticked then SK manage it as such?

And can a number of tracks/songs can be specified to prevent 1 file folders?

thx
Coming back to you on this Paul as the "only allow match if all tracks in album were matched" doesn't work, no matter what configuration I set it...
SK still rename single file folders in "albums" or "compilations"and mixes compilation tracks in album folders...

sending last report over and hoping for a solution...thx

most songs can be found on many releases so if you had the songs scattered about as you now do very difficult to work out what is the best release to associate them with. 

Maybe we could have an option to choose whether Songkong should prioritise Albums/Compilations/Soundtracks etc...?
 

We already prioritise the best match for the existing metadata/folder, failing that we prefer albums but it wouldnt make sense for example to match songs to a normal album rather than a soundtrack if you clearly have a soundtrack album, nor would it make any sense to always try to match to soundtracks ignoring existing metadata. An option like this might make sense if you were just trying to match one album, but makes no sense over multiple albums.



If you go to the About menu what version does it say you have installed ? 

SongKong 6.6.1 Red
 

So I have SongKong 6.6.6.2 installed on my qnap fine so I think the issue is you havent properly removed the existing version and actually downloaded the new version.
tried to update my QNAP container with the latest version and still get the "New version 6.6.2 is available, now available from your Docker menu" message when executing it...

any idea Paul?

paultaylor wrote:

But yes, you do seem to have many single song albums but Im not clear what the original albums were (examples ?)
 

Buddha Cafe
Groove Armada - the best of
Les Negresses Vertes - 10 remixes
Metaform ?? Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants
HÔTEL COSTES 1
The conrad shop
Buddha Bar VII
Cafe del mar - Volume nueve
...

paultaylor wrote:

if you now have various artist albums split over multiple folders when you changed the options to allow single song matching you will probably have to manually put them back in a single folder as it is not possible for SongKong to work this out.

If you have single artist albums split into multiple folders you could just put them back into an artist folder and SongKong should be able to group into minimal amount of albums. 


Will give that a try, but I don't get why SongKong cannot re-work these automatically to be honest...
not sure of the result but still got loads of albums in single folders...

new support file sent
re-ran with above scripts.

Support file resent
ok, rewriting my scripts in order to separate Albums from Comilations from Single files according to the forum question your mention above but would like your confirmation that they'll work as expected:

COMPILATIONS:
Code:
 if(mbreleasetype.indexOf('Compilation')>-1)
 {
 "00 - Compilations"
 +"/"
 + '' + (year.length>4 ? year.substring(0,4):year)
 +"/"
 + ifnotempty(album,' ')
 +"/"
 + ifmultidisc('Disc ' + ifnotempty(pad(discno,2),'/'))
 + ifnotempty(pad(trackno,2),' - ')
 + ifnotempty(artist,' - ')
 + title
 }
 else
  {
      '00 - Singles'
      + '/'
     + ifnotempty(artist,' - ')
     + ifnotempty(title,'')
 + '('
     + genre
 + ')'
  } 
 


ALBUMS:
Code:
 if(mbreleasetype.indexOf('Album')>-1)
  {    
      '00 - Albums' + "/" + 
      ifnotempty2(albumartist,artist,'/')
      + '' + (year.length>4 ? year.substring(0,4):year) +" - "
      + ifnotempty(album,'')
      + ifnotempty(discsubtitle,'')
      + '/'
      + ifmultidisc('Disc ' + ifnotempty(pad(discno,2),'/'))
     + ifnotempty(pad(trackno,2),' - ')
     + ifnotempty(artist,' - ')
     + ifnotempty(title,'')
  }
  else
  {
      '00 - Singles'
      + '/'
     + ifnotempty(artist,' - ')
     + ifnotempty(title,'')
 + '('
     + genre
 + ')'
  } 
 


Will that work?

paultaylor wrote:
Okay, well I would like to continue with solving your issues on macOS regardless but I think the issue you originally had on Qnap is now solved because now songkong runs on Qnap as if root. 


ok, but I guess I'll find similar issues on QNAP than desktop version in terms of renaming and matching, correct?
yes I'm aware I can install songkong on the qnap http://www.jthink.net/jaikozforum/posts/list/20105.page

It's a TVS471

paultaylor wrote:
is it a Windows formatted disk or something ? 


Although I am running SongKong from an OSX plateforme, the files are located on to a QNAP nas, would that be the cause?

fix the rename masks and rerun and we can take it from there 

ok, will try that when back home later on today.
New version installed and ran with no much improvement in the result...
Still got whole albums in "singles" folder.
Still got 1 file album/compilation folders
Also got duplicated folders (album name+(1)) that could be merged in one

new support file sent.
Thx Paul. Is this the cause of the albums not being considered as album though?
something must be wrong...getting some whole albums kept in the "singles" folder instead of album ones...

just sent another support for this last test.

I don't know what to do anymore for this to get to an acceptable result...
support resent
ok, I'll resend the report later today Paul. Thx
hi Paul, done that yesterday and it still creates many 1 file folders...
I understand...I did many tests thinking songkong would actually be able to eventually find a different solution based on new criteria...undo will be impossible now...

I have 2 types of library including collected music over many years:
- 1 with mainly single tracks (DJ library)
- 1 with a mix of albums, compilations & single tracks (Various Library)

The one I am working on at the moment with SongKong is the "Various library" and specifically with a single tracks folder which includes all sort of tracks which I am not sure whether they are coming from albums, compilations or just singles.

The aim is just to sort them so they have a minimum order instead of having a 700 files folder which could include albums or compilations I would easily be able to identify...However a 1 or 2 files album folder is just pointless and better be part of a compilation or single files folder

I intend to apply the same principals to various other folders in this library as I have some specifics to different genres (Various R&B single files folder, Various Funk&Soul single files folder, Various Reggae single files folder, Various 80' single files folder etc...)

Is there a way songkong could create compilations/albums (Groupings) from various single files it finds with same artists/titles as the original compilation/album/release? This would prevent having so many single file folders.
Songkong keeps creating 1 song folders instead of grouping albums songs together.
I would simply like songkong to:
- match and group as much album (artist/year/album name/artist name - title) or compilation (VA/Year/Album name/Artist name - Title) songs as possible
- group single (1) songs together into one folder (Others/Artist name - Title)

For additional info, I have added a multidisc (4) VA compil and songkong has separated it in Albums, singles & a few songs only VA compil folders (4)

Only allow match if all songs in grouping match to one album is enabled
Only allow match if all tracks in album were matched is enabled
Rename files based on Metadata is enabled

I have been testing many options for a while now and cannot get it to work...

Is there any ways I can sort this out?
so do I need to open a new case for my need then?

paultaylor wrote:
Have you actually enabled Rename files based on Metadata on the Basic tab because by default SongKong will add the metadata but not rename or move files as this can cause confusion. 


I did. And still have single file album folders and separated VA compils folders for each songs...

-> support file created
Hi, I'm experiencing the same behaviour and unchecked the mentioned option. What am I doing wrong?
Songkong keeps creating 1 song folder instead of grouping albums songs together.
I would simply like songkong to:
- match and group as much album (artist/year/album name/artist name - title) or compilation (VA/Year/Album name/Artist name - Title) songs as possible
- group single (1) songs together into one folder (Others/Artist name - Title)

I have been testing many options for a while now and cannot get it to work...

Please help

edit: For additional info, I have added a multidisc (4) VA compil and songkong has separated it in Albums, singles & a few songs only VA compil folders (4)
ok. I might need to open a new ticket but I've tested songkong and got loads of songs unmatched which seems unreal because they're all soul classics ...Any idea why this happens at all?
Hi Paul, I have been away travelling since our last talk but as I read it in your above reply you have sorted it all within the dev version of songkong so well done!
Let me know if I can help further

thx
just sent you the screens as requested.

I've also recreated a new "songkong" but still same results...

Happy to run more tests if needed though, just let me know.
Hi Paul, sorry for the late reply, been quite busy the last 2 days...But I have a good news!!! the songkong/songkongdockerdev works!!! I can see my subfolders the the songkong directory!
what's next then? AM I allowed some sort of super tester licence?

paultaylor wrote:
Hmm, can you send me some more screenshots of the new shares permissions please. 


Sent to your email Paul
yes I have done all that Paul...

not sure what I could try next to be done because I have created a new share with a subfolder and even this it doesn't see...
same result with the newly created user...
here you go for the two screens.

The multimedia share is automatically created in qnap but as I remember you have to enable multimedia content during first instalation but don't take my word for it and do a bit of research on that if you need.
 
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