I have searched through the forum and even checked the foobar help section as well as MP3Tags help file indicates that some of the ideas are based on their ideas…but to no avail.
Here is my issue…I have numerous Compilation files (for Example: Orkus! Compilations, Amphi Festival, Dark Spy and Cold Hand Seduction) Where they all have a Volume or Part number in the title eg: Cold Hands Seduction Vol. 182. If I leave the actions as they are now and put run them as is I get some very long file names when I get down to the end of it as you can imagine
(eg: Z:\Media Library\Music\Various Artists\Digital Recovery\Digital Recovery Part 10.1\DISC NUMBER\TRACK NAME (USUALLY HAS A SPECIAL REMIX NAME FOR COMPILATIONS))
As you can see I have been able to shorten up part of the name by partitioning a harddrive to create a network drive and have been manually renaming folders the way that I want them but would love to be able to create an action just to do this…
Now I have ACTIONS set up for creating folders based on the Album Artist ( In this case the Folder generated would be “Various Artists” which the action fills in if this is a compilation) than it generates a folder for the album title (than if required a folder for each disc in the collection). Now this creates an issue as I would like to do the following but am unable to figure it out:
Folder: Various Artists (remains the same for move to Library once all necessary adjustments such key and bpm determination and corrected/verified tags)
Folder: “Compilation Master Name” EG (Orkus! or Cold Hands Seduction)
Folder: “(%year%) Volume Number” EG: (2000) Volume 182
Folder(s): Disc numbers if more than one…
Presently I have:
format %_directory% as $validate($replace(%albumartist%%album% $num(%year%,4), , ), ) %mediatype% which creates the Various Artists folder as expected
than for single discs: format %_filename% as $num(%track%,2) - %title%
for multi-discs: format %_filename% as Disc $num(%discnumber%,2)%_filename_ext%
I have been playing around with formatting and what not but have been unable to figure out just how to auto create a folder between the 2 Actions for the Volume number…as the original formatting takes from the Album title which has the Compilation Group Name AND the Volume number I need to remove the Volume number from the folder and creating a sub folder without compromising the album name.
Basically I want my file structure to look like this for the above example
-Cold Hands Seduction
- (2000) Volume 182
- Disc 1
- Disc 2
Is this possible? IF so I am stymied as to how it is to be done…I thought about running an action after all the others even using $left() to look for volume/comp/part in the folder title and than generating a folder underneath it from that and than renaming the parent folder without the volume/comp/part number…everything else I want to do (until I come up with another idea) works fine but I have tried every angle I can think of so any suggestions would be great on how to create this new folder structure.