Hey all, I’m trying to get a maximum-flexibility renaming script set up before tackling a large (huge?) music collection. The collection is predominantly oriented towards original release albums, but includes enough oddball stuff that I can’t rely on that assumption.
As a basis, I like the script tincanfury made ala celes, last year:
however, there are a couple things it does which I dislike, and I find it absolutely bewildering to edit. Any change I seem to make has either no effect, or somehow invalidates the whole string.
The string is creating separate folders for each artist, but only under certain circumstances. So, for example:
- the 2Pac album “Greatest Hits” (1998) is identified properly as a 2Pac album, and placed in Pac’s folder; similarly, “Still I Rise” (1999) is identified as 2Pac & Outlawz, and given it’s own folder.
- the compilation album “In His Own Words” (1998) is identified as having 12 tracks by Pac, which are dropped in his folder; but the tracks by Outlawz are placed seperately in their folder, and same for Naughty by Nature and Trapp;
- the compilation album “Rose That Grew From Concrete” (2000) is identified as a Various Artists album, and placed in it’s totality there
Point 2) is the thing I’m most worried about right now; ideally, any folders containing actual tracks would contain the entirety of the album (insofar as the album is complete in the collection).
My pipe dream is to be able to feed an iTunes-style folder structure in to Picard, and have it shift the files about such that the folder structure afterwards respected album completeness.
Any suggestions for me?