I’m looking to set up an iPod strictly for in-car use, and to sort out my music collection for potentially setting up a PC-based jukebox for my bar. I just started sorting through my files, and after a few restarts and attempts to suss out what the scripting is doing, I simply need to ask for help to avoid tearing my hair out.
How I’d like my files to be arranged:
Generic Master Folder / Artist Name – Album Title / Track # - Title
For Various Artist albums (for this example, I’ll use the Now! Discs), I’d like the files sorted out as follows:
Generic Master Folder / Album Title (Now!, in this case) - Various Artists / Track # - Title
How would I go about setting this up, and is this then entered into the “Name Files Like This” box in the options tab under File Naming?
I’d like to strip out some of the additional tags that I wouldn’t require, such as composers, performers, etc, but I can easily strip anything else out with puddletag, so that’s not a concern for me, I simply want to get my music sorted in the above named fashion.
One of the few things I’ve noticed that might prove handy is the itunesalbumsortorder tag. I’ve had issues with iTunes messing up how I want things to show up, and this seems like it might help keep my library in check. I’ve noticed there’s seemingly no set way that the itunesalbumsortorder tag is applied. In one instance, it is set as Smith, John, and for another folder, it will be set as John Smith. For this particular tag, I would prefer the tag to be set as First Name Last Name for everything that would be a person’s name, and as above, for any other various artists setup, I’d like it to be read as Album Title Various Artists.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.