>There are people RIGHT NOW who's music library consists of 50 albums with only one song each
>there are people who leave their album art blank
>there are people right now who have unorganized libraries with 3 names for the same band like "rolling stones" "the rolling stones"
please tell me /mu/ organizes their albums
>there are people who don't put in genres from rym
>there are people who don't remove the "Feat..."
>there are people who don't do band folder -> album folder
a well organized library is a happy one
STILL waiting for ipod/sansa to show the year info for albums..
>there are people that download in lossy when lossless is available
Why not just leave them as they are, know what genres they are personally, and not re-tag the genres on hundreds of thousands of songs?
What happens when the genre of an album changes between songs?
>There are people right now who download all their music from sites like youtube2mp3 and put all those files in one folder, which is then filled with countless of youtube rips of singles without any tags
Thats the way the torrent was. If I rename the structure, it thinks the files are gone and re-downloads them. its a PITA
Sort Artist for me anyway
And sometimes when it sorts Albums by ABC instead of year i can pop in "1967 Sgt Pepper" into the Sort Album field so everything is in line.
Youd be surprised how itunes fucks with the sorting of songs within the same album . Even after matching eaches tags sometimes it just doesn't work.
>Led Zepplin > Led Zeppelin - Complete Discography > ---------Studio Albums----------
this is not well-organized
the albums should just be in the main Led Zeppelin folder
>removing the years
How big is your folder?
This is about 5 years worth of music. It feels impossibly huge, yet it's so far from hitting 1 TB that I can't imagine ever hitting it unless I become an FLACfag or something.
holy shit man you must be retarded
>there are people who still use torrents
I'm about 80Gb too late, but I've started formatting files properly before adding them to my actual library.
What can speed up the rest? I haven't tried MP3tag, but isn't there also software out there that also cleans up the actual folders?
You can arrange them chronologically without having the year in the folder name, provided your music is properly tagged. With Windows, right click > sort by > check Year at the very bottom.
>Artist/band name folder
>Album folder in [date] [artist] - [album] format
>tracks in [0X] [track name] format
>tagged with perfectly square album art and no unnecessary disk # or album artist fields
Anything other than this is objectively wrong and you should be ashamed.
no need to organize when you dont pirate
>tfw using iTunes
>tfw don't worry about naming tracks/album/genre/artwork because I always get most info needed off iTunes Store
>tfw everything is neat
You faggots better start using iTunes.
I've had some of my stuff for forever and some of it has no art. I try to keep new downloads with art but generally only do it for extremely old stuff when I listen to it.
I make sure I don't have any repeated artists and have a code in Foobar to move "the" to the end of artist names after a comma.
I also label all my stuff by country of origin because sometimes I find it useful to sort that way. Took quite a while to do when I initially decided to do it.
stop being paranoid. there isn't literally anything wrong with iTunes:
>organises music by itself (unified folder, organised)
>got most of the tag information you need
>neat artworks downloaded with a click
>syncs ipod like a charm
better believe it
He just said it was bloated and inconvenient. It works slow as hell (takes ages to open, changing albums takes decades) constantly has iTunes in your face, can't customize the look, you have to convert your FLAC into shitty proprietary file formats. I have no clue why someone would use it when other options exist.
>there are people who leave their album art dank
>slow as hell
not anymore though, the newer versions are great unless you have a 90s computer
>can't customize the look
you have to convert your flac
I have the latest version, I have it open right now. I still get massive slowdowns when doing something like scrolling through albums or changing them. This is all on my desktop.
It isn't just customization, other music players come with loads of features that make things much better, like auto tags, being able to tag albums are more than one genre, and lyrics are some basics more other players have down without being massively slow.
Are you really defending proprietary music file formats?
Is there any program to automatically fetch album art without any input from me? Right now I just use the foobar plugin that fetches art from last.fm, but I'd rather have it saved permanently.