I’m new here, and to forums in general…However, I’ve recently decided I need to get a better handle on my music collection and the internet-rabbit-hole has led me here. I’ve just begun fiddling around with MusicBrainz Picard and this whole scripting thing, and it’s got my mind all in a jumble. It’s also caused me to start asking more in depth questions about my library and what I want it to look/act like.
I’ve thought that I wanted to get a directory and folder structure down, but then I wondered how that would work with cross-platform media players. I don’t typically carry around all my music files, I just load up a bunch of what I’m feeling like and have recently been using the Android VLC media player to listen on the go.
However, in the past I’ve used MediaMonkey on both my PC and mobile device, but I don’t know if the directory naming structure has to be the same on both devices, or if I can just jumble a bunch of songs onto my mobile device and have the media player sort them in the interface…suggestions?
Will the media that’s tagged be readable by MediaMonkey even if it’s not in the same file structure?
If I create a playlist on my laptop, can that same playlist be used on my mobile device?
So, to wrap up this post I have the following (2) questions:
What are some very versatile cross-platform media (mainly music and video, possibly also pictures) players that I could run on both a Windows PC and an Android device?
Can someone provide a sample script that would set up my folder directory as follows?:
Around The World
__%Country Of Origin%
____%Year% - %Album% [%File Quality% or “Mixed Quality”]
-------->%Track Number% - %Track Title%
I DON’T KNOW HOW TO CATEGORIZE THESE
Single Artist Music
___%Year% - %Album% [%File Quality% or “Mixed Quality”]
------->%Track Number% - %Title% [%Quality% (if it’s a mixed quality album)]
__%Album% - %Year% [%File Quality% or “Mixed Quality”]
----->%Track Number% - %AlbumArtist featuring, x, y, z% - %Title% [%Quality% (if it’s a mixed quality album)]
__%Year% - %Movie%
___%Album% [%File Quality% or “Mixed Quality”]
------->%Track Number% - %Artist% - %Track Title% [%Quality% (if it’s a mixed quality album)]
—That’s it —
Also…if you’re feeling instructional, I’d love to learn what was used to make the script, why it was written the way it was written, and what or how each step in the script does what it does.
Thanks in advance for anyone’s consideration!!