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Thread: A little help with a folder structure condition?

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    A little help with a folder structure condition?

    Hi !

    First, hello, I'm new here!

    I've been trying to setup something in dbpoweramp Music Converter, but I failed, so I come here for help. Shouldn't be particularly complicated compared to some requests here, so I hope someone can help

    So here's the thing:
    When converting music and placing it neatly in my music folder, there are two cases:

    If the album only has one disc, I want to place it in a folder that looks like this:
    Artist \ Album \ Tracks

    If there are several discs, it should look like this:
    Artist \ Album \ Album, Disc * \ Tracks

    In my collection, and this includes the FLACS I'm usually converting to, if there is only 1 disc, then I remove the disc value from the mp3tags, there's no value at all. There is only a disc value for albums with several discs.

    So basically, I'm just trying to set a condition: if there is no disc info, skipc creating that folder. If there are several discs, create a folder for each disc.

    Is that doable?

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by TomBomb; 10-01-2015 at 10:02 AM. Reason: Typo

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    Re: A little help with a folder structure condition?

    What is your current Naming string, in CDRipper?

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    Re: A little help with a folder structure condition?

    Currently, without my failed attempt at making the condition, just like this:

    [album artist]\[album]\[album], Disc [disc]\[track] - [title]

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    Re: A little help with a folder structure condition?

    Quote Originally Posted by TomBomb View Post
    Currently, without my failed attempt at making the condition, just like this:

    [album artist]\[album]\[album], Disc [disc]\[track] - [title]
    try this

    [IFVALUE]album artist,[album artist],[artist][]\[album][IFMULTI] \[album], Disc [disc][]\[track] - [title]

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    Re: A little help with a folder structure condition?

    Quote Originally Posted by TomBomb View Post
    Currently, without my failed attempt at making the condition, just like this:

    [album artist]\[album]\[album], Disc [disc]\[track] - [title]
    Try this:
    [album artist]\[album]\[album][IF][disc_total],=,1,,_COMMA_ Disc [disc][]\[track] - [title]

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    Re: A little help with a folder structure condition?

    There's more than one way to skin a cat ...

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    Re: A little help with a folder structure condition?

    And if you want the string to also automatically handle compilations, use this instead. For compilations, it won't put album under an artist, it will simply put it under a "Compilations" directory, with album subdirectories underneath. And note that this string also handles cases where you either have albumartist or only artist.

    [IFCOMP]Compilations\[album] [IFMULTI] \[album], Disc [disc][]\[track]-[title]-[artist][][IF!COMP][IFVALUE]album artist,[album artist],[artist][]\[album][IFMULTI] \[album], Disc [disc][]\[track]-[title][]
    Last edited by garym; 10-01-2015 at 10:31 AM.

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    Re: A little help with a folder structure condition?

    Quote Originally Posted by mville View Post
    There's more than one way to skin a cat ...
    great minds think (almost) alike!

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    Re: A little help with a folder structure condition?

    Thanks guys,

    I tried both options, but unfortunately, neither of them works. The first one doesn't create a disc folder, and the second one always creates one (with no disc number) :(

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    Re: A little help with a folder structure condition?

    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    great minds think (almost) alike!
    It has also been said, great minds don't think alike, for that is why they are great. I like that.

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    Re: A little help with a folder structure condition?

    Quote Originally Posted by TomBomb View Post
    I tried both options, but unfortunately, neither of them works. The first one doesn't create a disc folder, and the second one always creates one (with no disc number) :(
    At the top of the CDRipper window what do you have for Disc, 1/1, 1/2, 2/2 etc.?
    Last edited by mville; 10-01-2015 at 11:07 AM.

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    Re: A little help with a folder structure condition?

    In CD Ripper, it doesn't matter much because once the discs are ripped I change these values. If there is only 1 disc in the album, then these values are empty (I remove them). If there are several discs, then there will be the disc number and the total number of discs.

    Once I got my FLACs correct, then I use the Batch converter to create the MP3s I'll use (the FLACs are kept away), and that's when I need this, because Batch converter creates new folders for the MP3s and doesn't place them exactly where I need them in the process.

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    Re: A little help with a folder structure condition?

    Double post

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    Re: A little help with a folder structure condition?

    Quote Originally Posted by TomBomb View Post
    Thanks guys,

    I tried both options, but unfortunately, neither of them works. The first one doesn't create a disc folder, and the second one always creates one (with no disc number) :(
    hmmm, odd as I use the one I posted often (except I don't include the album name along with the Disk subfolder. Try this, which is exactly what I use:

    [IFCOMP]Compilations\[album] [IFMULTI] \Disc [disc][]\[track]-[title]-[artist][][IF!COMP][IFVALUE]album artist,[album artist],[artist][]\[album][IFMULTI] \Disc [disc][]\[track]-[title][]

    this works whether the disc field is empty or has a value.

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    Re: A little help with a folder structure condition?

    And are you sure that the file has a "DISC" tag field when you look at these files with dbpa ID TAG EDITOR (right click on the file to see this option in file explorer). For example:

    CropperCapture[1].jpg

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