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Old 08-30-2009, 05:40 PM   #1
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Music Sorting app?


Hey all,

Basically ive got a bunch of .wma .mp3 and god knows what other formats ive collected over the years, and because i was an idiot and left my drive plugged in when i was playing around i now have all my music as one HUGE lump. Before it was nicely sorted by artist and then subfolders with albums. Is there any app that will do this for me?
 
Old 08-30-2009, 07:03 PM   #2
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You can use "easytag" to rename files from the contents of the tags of each audio file. I think you can also create directories too using the tags - assuming the audio files have got tags :-)
 
Old 08-30-2009, 07:23 PM   #3
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Can you manually recreate the folder order and their name?
That would be a good outline to begin to reconstruct the sub-categories
 
Old 08-30-2009, 11:06 PM   #4
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Can you manually recreate the folder order and their name?
That would be a good outline to begin to reconstruct the sub-categories
Do you mean like make new folders for each artist in my libary? if so it would be very very tedious for me to do so

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You can use "easytag" to rename files from the contents of the tags of each audio file. I think you can also create directories too using the tags - assuming the audio files have got tags :-)
Well everything is tagged with artist and album and song name, what im looking for is to take a bunch of files with tags and sort these files, make folders and put them in the folders. Looking at the easytag site it seems that its just an id3 tagging app? correct me if im wrong ^_^

many thanks for the replies!

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Old 08-30-2009, 11:27 PM   #5
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Do you mean like make new folders for each artist in my libary? if so it would be very very tedious for me to do so



Well everything is tagged with artist and album and song name, what im looking for is to take a bunch of files with tags and sort these files, make folders and put them in the folders. Looking at the easytag site it seems that its just an id3 tagging app? correct me if im wrong ^_^

many thanks for the replies!
If you use the "rename File and Directory" scan within easytag you can use the following "Prefix Mask" %a/%b/%t to give you directories with the following structure :-

artist name/album name/song title

which is probably exactly what you want.
 
Old 08-30-2009, 11:37 PM   #6
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If you use the "rename File and Directory" scan within easytag you can use the following "Prefix Mask" %a/%b/%t to give you directories with the following structure :-

artist name/album name/song title

which is probably exactly what you want.
alright ill definatly give it a shot. was about to resort to a windows app.
 
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alright ill definatly give it a shot. was about to resort to a windows app.
easytag works both on *nix and windows
 
Old 08-31-2009, 02:00 AM   #8
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++ easytag. It's much more than a simple id3tagger. It can fully reconstruct the directory layout assuming that the tagging is ok.
 
  


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