(1) My newly organized music is going into a destination folder of C:\Users\Me\Music\ and the renaming path is %artist%\ and some other stuff after. When I process an album, even if the artist is already there (and I’ve made sure they’re identical) Picard just chucks the new album into a new, identically named artist folder. I didn’t even know Windows would let it do that, but it’s very annoying. How can I diagnose why this is happening?
(2) Can I somehow condition the acceptance of new values? I have a ton of JP/KR albums with romanized titles which I prefer. But it’s not immediately apparent to me how I can script this condition into the tagging. Is there a class of variables for existing tags? Ideally I would like to if/then/else a system where Picard updates the title for albums with Latin alphabets and uses existing titles for non-Latin alphabets.
(3) Similarly, is there a way to use an existing folder structure and apply it to the tag? Right now all my jazz albums are in \Jazz Guy\ folders and Picard wants to make a bunch of different folders for Jazz Guy Trio, Jazz Guy Quintet, Jazz Guy and His Orchestra. Scripting a cut off seems very tricky since I don’t want to cut off “Leader and Band” type artist credits for pop music, so I’m stuck replacing each artist’s tags as I process them. Is that the best I can do?