I catalog my music by recording date by saving the recording session info such as "Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Studio #1, 145 E. 24th Street, New York City, February 3, 1932, 13:30-16:30" into %subtitle%.
Since the combination and numeric values does not allow MusicBee to sort the songs in chronological order, I assign a disc number to each session to hold the album in chronological order
After inputting the session info:
- I run Tag-filename> %subtitle%%track% ~ %title% to move all tracks into folders named by Recording Session
- I then run Auto Renumber Wizard with 'Reset counter for each directory' and 'Discnumber' ticked to assign a discnumber to each folder's containing tracks and reset the %track% Numbering for each 'disc'
Using MusicBee's sub-header settings along with it's function of splitting discs into paragraphs, I am left with a perfectly cataloged result:
But I have run into a problem:
If a %subtitle% tag contains a illegal character for example "Ivie Anderson (v), Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra, Studio #1, 145 E. 24th Street, New York City, February 26, 1942, 12:30-4:30"
I cannot create the folders needed to create the Discnumber, I do not need the folders named as such afterwards- I usually rename them to just the discnumber to shorten the path.
I need a method of apply accending discnumbers upwards (1,2,3...) each time the %subtitle% tag changes to something else as the files are ordered in mp3tag:
Does anyone have any ideas?