For that reason most people use the tag field ALBUMARTIST with the value Various or VA for compilations. Another option would be to have a field called COMPILATION with the value 1 for compilation and 0 or nothing for regular artist albums (itunes does so). The first method has the advantage that you can also use artist names for dj-sets, cover albums or simmilar things.
you can use:
if all your album have an ALBUMARTIST field.
if only the compilations have an ALBUMARTIST field.
if you don't want to use an ALBUMARTIST and want to use the iTunes typical compilation marker instead.
i've read you request again, and this is also possible.
"exception rule so that all folders beginning "VA-" are put into genre/VA/foldername":
this is only based on the first three characters of the foldername without a need to add new tag fields.
I was wondering if someone could help me out. I have been trying to rename the directories of my music files by using this format values action, but cannot get it to work. I have tried an endless amount of strings, but have had no luck.
I am currently using v2.47b via Crossover v9.1 Mac OS X 10.6.5. (wondering if this is causing a problem)
I have no problem renaming files in order to place them in a new folder with placeholders, but as soon as I try to format the _DIRECTORY field it will not rename. I am not sure if I need to change the directory folder in Mp3Tag first?
This is what my string looks like:
Format value "_DIRECTORY": Y:\Desktop\%artist%'[%year%]' %album%
Any suggestions that you may have will be GREATLY appreciated.