Newby wanting to save all songs in one folder. What would the string look like?


#1

I want all my songs to be under one folder . What would my save string look like. Also what disadvantages would I incur.


#2

How many audio files do you have? And, what operating system are you using? Some file systems have a limit on the number of files that can be in a single directory. This limit will be at least in the thousands.


#3

I inherited a terabyte of music. 65,000 folders from memory. unkown files. many duplicates. I want to tag, remove duplicates, save to multiple 128gb sd micros, exfat file system, hopefully add lyrics and find a android app to play and scroll lyrics on my Samsung Galaxy tab s2 whilst listening and album cover displayed. Some music apps won’t play a song from “folders”. Not having folders would not exclude those apps. Am I wrong to exclude folders?


#4

Windows 10 on my laptop is used for getting things sorted. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 to play.


#5

Depends on what info you want in the file name. Maybe something like

%artist% - %album% - %tracknumber% %title%

It is really up to you how you want the file to be named. Just don’t include any / in the file naming string, as this marks a folder.

Downsides are obviously that you end up with lots of files in a single folder, which can be hard to navigate. Depending on the file system you could hit a limit or the performance suffers.

I seriously would just use a player which will also read songs from sub folders. All the players I have used so far on Android had no issue with that.


#6

Thanks. I’'m new to all of this so will try. I see that I can recover the default string if necessary.