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Subject: Re: For a patch, what file name format do you use?
From: Brian King (
Date: 2003-04-04

The format I use is:



I use ID3 tags to display all the information on the archos display and
have all the songs organized like:




for multi-disk CDs


TP Diffenbach wrote:
> For a patch I'm writing, I'd like to know, from as many persons on this list as would be willing to reply, what file name format(s) you use.
> Please include examples of each format you use, showing optional parts in square brackets ("[]")
> For example, I use the format:
> [digit]digit- title -- album [- composer ]- artist.mp3
> An example is:
> 01- Contrapunctus I -- The Art of the Fugue - Johann Sebastian Bach - Lynn Ziegler, organ.mp3
> The digits are the track number. For albums with fewer than 10 tracks, only a single digit is used, thus the optional first digit.
> I have a few in the format:
> title.mp3
> which Archos included when the unit was shipped An example is:
> Eye.mp3
> (And is case you're wondering, yes, I do use Id3 tags too. The Id3v2 and Id3v1 tags repeat and add to the information captured in the file name.)

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