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Subject: Re: For a patch, what file name format do you use?
From: Johan Vromans (jvromans_at_squirrel.nl)
Date: 2003-04-04


TP Diffenbach <rockbox_at_diffenbach.org> writes:

> 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.

  /category/Artist/Album/TT_TrackTitle.mp3

e.g.,

  /blues/
    Fleetwood_Mac/
      The_Complete_Blue_Horizon_Sessions,_Disc_1/
        01_My_Heart_Beats_Like_A_Hammer.mp3
        02_Merry_Go_Round.mp3
        ...
      The_Complete_Blue_Horizon_Sessions,_Disc_2/
        ...

The ID3 information matches this scheme exactly (with spaces instead
of underscores).

For VA collections, it is slightly different:

  /category/Various/Album/TT_Artist:_TrackTitle.mp3

However, since a VFAT file system disallows the use of ":" in file
names, I use two adjacent "__" to represent ":_".

e.g.,

  /jazz/
    Various/
      The_Original_Jazz_Masters_Series_Vol._1_Disc_1/
        01_Ben_Webster__Stormy_Weather.mp3
        02_Louis_Armstrong__Do_you_know_what_it_means_to_miss_New_Orleans.mp3
        ...

In this case, the ID3 entry is:
  Artist: Ben Webster
  Album: The Original Jazz Masters Series Vol.1 Disc1
  Track: Stormy Weather

I have a program to automatically adjust ID3 entries and file names
according to the corresponding CDDB data.

-- Johan

PS: My use of "Vol. 1" and "Disc 1" is not always consistent:

  Blah, Disc 1
  Blah Disc 1
  Blah (Disc 1)
  Blah (Disc 1 of 4)
  Blah (Disc 01 Of 16)
  ...



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