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    CD Naming Conventions

    I've been a DB Poweramp CD ripper user for a great many years and have never had issues. I just built a new computer and did a reinstall and I cannot for the life of me figure out the proper naming string to get new CD rips into my library in the format I did so before.

    My preferred folder structure is by Artist Folder then within that folder I have album folders for that artist and inside of that folder of course the songs. I NEVER had a problem with this before but now no matter what I do I cannot figure it out. I end up with no artist folder, just the songs with artist and song title. I still have my old boot drive from my old computer available to me, not to boot from but it is searchable if anyone could direct me to the settings string that would contain that in my old installation if that would be an easy way to replicate what I was doing before.

    Thanks for any ideas on how to achieve what should be simple but has got my stumped or with a way to find the old settings on the old hard drive. I've attached three image captures showing my preferred file structure for the artist Miles Davis as an example of what I'm trying to replicate.cap 1.JPGcap 2.jpgcap 3.JPG

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    Re: CD Naming Conventions

    Post the naming string you have right now please.

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    Re: CD Naming Conventions

    This does more than you asked, but will also automatically do what you want. Paste this in to your dynamic naming string.

    [MAXLENGTH]240,[IFCOMP]Compilations\[album][IFMULTI]\Disc [disc][]\[track] - [title] - [artist][][IF!COMP][IFVALUE]album artist,[album artist],[artist][]\[album][IFMULTI]\Disc [disc][]\[track] - [title][][]

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    Re: CD Naming Conventions

    This is my current string....
    /[artist]/[album]/[title]

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    Re: CD Naming Conventions

    You would need:

    [artist]\[album]\[title]

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    Re: CD Naming Conventions

    Hi there!
    I need some help with the naming scheme, that worked rather properly - until now, when I ripped the Footloose Soundtrack.
    I didn't use the compilation check box, because I wanted it to be stored in a different folder. No problem with other soundtracks.
    Couldn't find the mistake.

    Here's the "funny" result of the naming scheme path:

    .../IFEQUALS]artist,The y Loggins,y Loggins, TheKenny Loggins/[1984] Footloose (Soundtrack)/ ...tracks...

    The Meta Data: Artist: <Various Artists>, Album: Footloose (Soundtrack), Album Artist: Empty, Compilation Box unchecked
    The Path set: /Volumes/Music/Lossless/Soundtracks

    My naming scheme:
    [IFCOMP][IFVALUE]album artist,[IFEQUALS]album artist,Various Artists,Various Artists/[genre][][IF!EQUALS]album artist,Various Artists,[IFEQUALS]album artist,The [DEL]1,4,[album artist][],[TRIM][DEL]1,4,[album artist][], The[][][IF!EQUALS]album artist,The [DEL]1,4,[album artist][],[album artist][][],[UPPER][genre][][][][IF!COMP][IFVALUE]album artist,[IFEQUALS]album artist,The [DEL]1,4,[album artist][],[TRIM][DEL]1,4,[album artist][], The[][][IF!EQUALS]album artist,The [DEL]1,4,[album artist][],[album artist][],IFEQUALS]artist,The [DEL]1,4,[artist][],[TRIM][DEL]1,4,[artist][], The[][IF!EQUALS]artist,The [DEL]1,4,[artist][],[artist][][][]/[[SETLEN]4,0,0,[YEAR][]] [album][IFMULTI] ([disc_total]-CD-Set)[]/[IFMULTI]Disk_[SETLEN]2,48,,[disc][]/[][IFCOMP][track] - [artist] - [title][][IF!COMP][IF!EQUALS]album artist,[artist],[track] - [artist] - [title][][IFEQUALS]album artist,[artist],[track] - [title][][]
    Where's the mistake?
    I found a missing "[" - but, if added the result looks even worse:

    [IFCOMP][IFVALUE]album artist,[IFEQUALS]album artist,Various Artists,Various Artists/Soundtrack[][IF!EQUALS]album artist,Various Artists,[IFEQUALS]album artist,The [DEL]1,4,[],[TRIM][DEL]1,4,[], The[][][IF!EQUALS]album artist,The [DEL]1,4,[],[][],[UPPER]Soundtrack[][][][IF!COMP]/[1984] Footloose (Soundtrack)/ ...

    Every hint is very appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    Cheers
    Derek

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    Re: CD Naming Conventions

    It means you are missing a [] somewhere, try splitting the long naming section on single lines for each element, so you would do:

    [IFCOMP][IFVALUE]album artist,[IFEQUALS]album artist,Various Artists,Various Artists/[genre][]

    as:

    [IFCOMP]
    [IFVALUE]album artist,
    [IFEQUALS]album artist,Various Artists,Various Artists/[genre][]
    []
    []

    Then you can see what is missing, once corrected put the string back to one big.

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    Re: CD Naming Conventions

    Thanks.
    I splitted up and found the missing brackets (marked [COLOR=*ff0000]red[/COLOR])

    [IFCOMP][IFVALUE]album artist,[IFEQUALS]album artist,Various Artists,Various Artists - [genre][][IF!EQUALS]album artist,Various Artists,[IFEQUALS]album artist,The[DEL]1,4,[album artist][],[TRIM][DEL]1,4,[album artist][], The[][][IF!EQUALS]album artist,The [DEL]1,4,[album artist][],[album artist][][],[UPPER][genre][][][][IF!COMP][IFVALUE]album artist,[IFEQUALS]album artist,The [DEL]1,4,[album artist][],[TRIM][DEL]1,4,[album artist][], The[][][IF!EQUALS]album artist,The [DEL]1,4,[album artist][],[album artist][],[COLOR=*ff0000][[/COLOR]IFEQUALS]artist,The [DEL]1,4,[artist][],[TRIM][DEL]1,4,[artist][], The[][COLOR=*ff0000][][/COLOR][IF!EQUALS]artist,The [DEL]1,4,[artist][],[artist][][][]/[[SETLEN]4,0,0,[YEAR][]] [album][IFMULTI] ([disc_total]-CD-Set)[]/[IFMULTI]Disk_[SETLEN]2,48,,[disc][]/[][IFCOMP][track] - [artist] - [title][][IF!COMP][IF!EQUALS]album artist,[artist],[track] - [artist] - [title][][IFEQUALS]album artist,[artist],[track] - [title][][]

    Regards
    Derek
    Last edited by siriussurfer; 06-02-2019 at 10:02 AM.

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