Music renaming: create album folder?

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springs
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Music renaming: create album folder?

Post by springs » 22 May 2018, 16:32

is there a up to date formatting guide for music?

I'm specifically trying to rename music with the following format: --format {artist}/{ablum}/{t}

when i test it, it just comes out with {artist}/{t}

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Re: Music renaming: create album folder?

Post by kim » 22 May 2018, 16:44

it's

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{album}
not

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{ablum}
are you using AcoustID or ID3 Tags ?

if "album" info is blank
Binding "album": undefined
output will skip it


--db [TheTVDB, AniDB] or [TheMovieDB] : Database
or [AcoustID, ID3] or [xattr]

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Re: Music renaming: create album folder?

Post by springs » 22 May 2018, 17:15

that was a spelling mistake when i wrote the post.. oops.

i was using AcoustID and it wasn't saying that the album info was blank.

I've just tried ID3 and it responded correctly with the album info.

Is there anyway to make filebot to stop processing if for instance it can't get the album info?

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Re: Music renaming: create album folder?

Post by rednoah » 23 May 2018, 04:09

Unfortunately not, but you could so something like this to catch songs without album information:

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{artist}/{any{album}{'No Album'}}/{t}
If you're using the Presets feature, then you could write an Includes rule to only select files that have album information in their ID3 tags. Depending on your exact use case, this may or may not be a feasible solution.
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Re: Music renaming: create album folder?

Post by mi3x2 » 25 Dec 2018, 11:18

Sorry to bump up this oldish thread, I'm having issues with album. No matter what naming scheme I try (album,albumArtist), it always outputs blank.
I'm using AcoustID since my music does not have embedded ID3. I came with this to do it semi-manually, but it's a pain:

{n}/xxxxx - [{y}]/{media.TrackPosition.pad(2)} - {t}

And I paste the album name in xxxxx

Any suggestions?

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Re: Music renaming: create album folder?

Post by rednoah » 26 Dec 2018, 10:07

album and albumArtist information may not always be available. AcoustID is tricky since it won't necessarily give you the information you want (many identical audio tracks belong to many different albums, releases, etc).

I highly recommend processing files with Music Brainz Picard first to make sure that all the files are nicely ID3 tagged the way you want (that has many many many benefits in the long term) and if necessary use FileBot to organize files afterwards based on that.
https://picard.musicbrainz.org/
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