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Old 03-09-2017, 01:49 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by BW-userx View Post
here is something that may help you make a list of all the files at whatever bit rate you want to find out, and store the names or yo could mod it and make it move the files to a location so you can have them in one place to work on.

mp3_path="path to mp3s"

while read FILENAME


rateis="$(mp3info -r m -p "%r\n" "${FILENAME}")"

if [[ "$rateis" -eq '320' ]] ; then

  printf "$rateis - $title\n"

  echo '$rateis - $FILENAME" >> /pathTOList/ListName

done < <(find "$mp3_path" -type f -name "*.mp3")
you could also just write a script to re sample or do whatever it is you want done to them while in the directory they are in. Leaving them all in the order you created and organized them.
I had no idea a script was this powerful. I could literally do whatever I wanted with the files if I knew how. It's mindblowing. Like you said I can move the files that aren't 320kbps into their own folder so I would automatically know which ones were which. It's mental. The possibilities are endless as they say. It is literally like writing a program in C. I also have found a few albums whose tags aren't quite right so I could technically write a script to check through the files for incomplete tags too! Wow.
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Originally Posted by breadbin View Post
I had no idea - I could technically write a script to check through the files for incomplete tags too! Wow.
yep I got scripts for all of that mp3 stuff re sampling and moving into another directory structure and or just keeping them where they are at and re-sampling them in place, removing the old one and putting the new on in its place.

you can use that as a template to get you started - just build off of it. Use that exiftool snippet to get more details off of your mp3's to use. That is a good template to use for exiftool also.

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