So I have some 15k file music library, mostly mp3, some flacs, and I wanted to repair/unify/update tags in that. After trying few programes, Iv instaled picard v1.3.2. and unleashed it on my library. It identified and tagged about 90% of my stuff (with few mistakes) and succesfully move/renamed the files.
Then Iv turned my attention to the rest 10% (about 180 albums). Those files were somewhat tagged (not fully, dates were often missing for example) and I was not sure enough about the corectness of those tags to try to send it to metabrainz nor was I willing to manualy check for them. But they seemed good enough for me.
So I tried to use save function of picard to move/rename them, and to get rid of extra files in those folders (playlists, standalone cover pics, etc.)
About half of them worked well, But with another half picard didnt create folders for each album. It just created Artist folder and shoved all the music files directly in it. Using the same script the whole time (I added date in the album folder name to sort the albums chronologically).
I tried to go back to default script:
“$if2(%albumartist%,%artist%)/$if($ne(%albumartist%,),%album%/)$if($gt(%totaldiscs%,1),%discnumber%-,)$if($ne(%albumartist%,),$num(%tracknumber%,2) ,)$if(%_multiartist%,%artist% - ,)%title%”
…but to no avail, picard still refused to create album subfolders for those last files. Even tho the tags included album names and even tho picard succesfully clustered the albums before.
At the end of the day I installed foobar2000 and used his move/rename tool to do the job. Went just fine.