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MusicBee Wishlist / File Organiser with conditional file naming
« on: April 09, 2010, 05:24:07 AM »

I've started using MusicBee as my music tagger and manager of choice, but there is still some manual work involved when moving new music to my library.

I like to keep my music organized by Genre - AlbumArtist - Album, but that doesn't make sense in some cases. My collection of anime soundtracks, for instance, looks much nicer when everything is sorted by the title of the show, not the album artist. So when a track's Genre is "Anime", I organise it as Genre - Grouping - Album since I "abuse" the Grouping field to store the title of the show an OST Album or OP/ED Single belongs to.

So, in essence, what I'm looking for is an extended file naming preset syntax that supports some conditional logic. As an example, in this specific case:
<Genre>\<IF Genre == "Anime"><Grouping><ELSE><AlbumArtist><ENDIF>\<Album>\<Disc-Track#> <Title>
The syntax is made up and might be quite different, of course. As long as the statements may be nested...

And another example:
<Genre>\<IF AlbumArtist == "Various Artists">Compilations<ELSE>Albums\<AlbumArtist><ENDIF>\<Album>\<Disc-Track#> <IF AlbumArtist == "Various Artists"><Artist> - <ENDIF><Title>

With a little tweaking, I could make a "one preset fits all" preset to sort my entire collection JUST the way I want it, and that, truly, would make MusicBee perfect. :o)

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