I have been trying to find a way to accomplish what I’d like, but have failed to learn how or even where to find materials to educate myself.
I’ve tried to familiarize myself with MB and got the Last.fm plug-in that I’m assuming I will need. However, I haven’t actually started working on anything as I’d rather not waste time creating something (file structure) I don’t want.
What I am trying to do is create folders for genres (which I am assuming Last.fm will help identify) and then sort the appropriate music into the appropriate genre folders. No additional folders – simply genres. As far as file names – simply Artist - Title. Nothing else.
I don’t want to strip the other relevant tags like Album, Track, Duration, etc but I don’t want any of that in the file name or in the storage structure (ie folders). So I’d have my folder for Music and within it would be genre folders and within that will simply be the files.
Now I understand many of you have meticulously curated your collections and have exhaustively thorough file structures, however, there are a couple reasons that isn’t attractive to me.
I don’t own many complete albums and my collection is primarily a la carte songs. And I tend to listen to music genres as opposed to an album or artist.
Lastly, this collection hasn’t been touched in probably 8 years. I began sorting it way back then, but starting using streaming services in the mean time so it became something that just sat on hard drives only getting attention when it was moved from PC to PC or drive to drive.
I appreciate any attention anyone is willing to give to my query and please let me know if I am missing any pertinent information.