I'm trying to export in the following format
All is fine when a disc has only one artist.
The problem arises with the Various Artists albums.
I have all my albums with the following directory naming schema:
and for VA I have:
VA - -
Now the question is, if it's possible to get my VA albums (which can be distinguished form the ordinary albums by the directory name which starts with "VA - ") to the same format as mentioned above. And if they were sorted ascending by year then it would add additional bonus to the script
Thank you in advance
See this topic, SquallLeonhart38 have some scripts for VA albums.
So I am asking anyone who knows MP3TAGs scripting capabilities a bit more in detail. Can it be done in this level?
If not, then I'd really like to see a scripting language enhancements in the future verisons that could allow executing a block of script when a condition is met. At the moment I cannot execute the following if statement:
, some other script when the condidion is not met )
The simplest solution is when you have a tag for VA albums:
$loop($if(%album artist%,%album artist%,%artist%))
But you can of course insert a check if the direcotry name starts with "VA - "
$loop($if($eql($left(%_directory%,5),VA - ),VA,%artist%))
I don't know if FLAC supports Album Artist tag. Even if it does I think that my current albums don't have it set.
But I'll try the second script, that looks promising.
What I was trying to say is that you can do it when you have a tag for VA albums like in SquallLeonhart38 exports.
Heh, milka, you're a genius.
I figured out the check against VA albums ( $if($eql($left(%_directory%,5),VA - ),VA,%artist%) ) myself too.
But using it inside the loop like $loop($if($eql($left(%_directory%,5),VA - ),VA,%artist%)) is brilliant. It works and does just what I need.
I get my albums exported the way I wanted.
Yet another plus for MP3Tag.