I am new to musicbrianz and just trying to work everything out.
I have scanned an album and saw that a few files came back unrecognised but I thought I would save it anyway.
When I check the saved file for some reason the names (the numbers are not in the correct order)
As you can see from the screen shot below after number 11 files are starting again from number 5 … what’s going on?
Thanks for your help
This is a two disc release, and the numbers in the file names restart on the second disc. If you want you can also add the disc number to the file names using the %discnumber% variable. Or maybe you are tagging against the wrong version of the release, e.g. this is a two vinyl LP release, but you want to tag against the one disc CD release. In that case you can right click on the album in Picard and select a different version.
Another option: Use %_albumtracknumber% instead of %tracknumber%. %_albumtracknumber% provides absolute track numbers independent of the discs.
There are many ways to organize your albums. For me, I have placed each medium/disc in a separate folder (named (disc1), (disc2), etc).
I would recommend looking through two articles when you want to dig into it:
Hi guys, i'm new to MusicBrainz Picard and i'm trying to understand how the naming script is working and the only things i found on internet was pretty advanced stuff.
First thing first, just to understand the default value in the program :
$if2(%albumartist%,%artist%)/$if($ne(%albumartist%,),%album%/)$if($gt(%totaldiscs%,1),%discnumber%-,)$if($ne(%albumartist%,),$num(%tracknumber%,2) ,)$if(%_multiartist%,%artist% - ,)%title%
I found this :
Returns first non empty …
On the old forums, there was a post called
Repository for cool file naming parameter strings. This thread contains a lot of neat file naming string patterns and tagger script snippets. This topic is meant to have the same function for this new forum. :slight_smile: A lot of the snippets in that other thread are outdated and may not work properly with recent versions of Picard, so I've decided to not bring any over myself just now, but go ahead and post your own favourites …
The second one also include a link to the old forums, where you find many more. It will take you a while to decide how you really want them organized, but there are a lot of good ideas in these!