Just in the process of migrating all my music over to another server with bigger capacity. I have all my music as flac and all tracks have embedded cover art. I also in some of my folders have the cover as folder.jpg too. and sub-folders for other artwork. So i'm moving 9.3Tb worth of files and maybe 20,000+ folders.
I'm using MP3Tag to move all my files, mainly because by using a custom Action group i get all the files in the same naming format, therefore it makes it easier to spot when i get a duplicate album from somewhere. It also helps to clean up the mistakes i've made late one night too. I want each folder to have a cover art file as folder.jpg.
Is there a query or command to check to see if i already have a folder.jpg file in the directory before i automatically extract another one?
Currently i have to manually make a decision on in windows 7 (overwrite, rename of ignore) and this is means i can't set and forget as it waits for a decision and mouse click before moving on. Of course i could actually look and decide on each folder, but i like to process about 100Gig at once.
The commands i use in the action group are:
format value "_FILENAME":%track%.%Title%
format value "_DIRECTORY":G:\Lossless_ALBUMS\%artist%\%Year% - %Album%
export cover to file "folder"
All this or a variant for compilations , classical or CDS works brilliantly. But is there a way of asking "if file "folder" exists then don't export file?
You will notice i prefer to move the entire folder with subfolders intact to keep all the artwork files in a subfolder. So just moving the files with a format command of
G:\Lossless_ALBUMS\%artist%\%year% - %album%\%track%.%title%
only works if there are no other files in the folder i want but the .flac ones.
I hope i've explained myself clearly enough
Thanks all the Gurus out there...
You might ask why i want folder.jpg when its already embedded into every file? well i think that the album flipper in xbmc loads so much faster with a cover image file.