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Thread: Need advice before ripping collection to FLAC

  1. #76
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    Re: Need advice before ripping collection to FLAC

    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    I have a top level "Music" folder. Then underneath I have two folders: FLAC and LOSSY. Within each of those two folders I have folder for ARTIST (or ALBUM ARTIST), then underneath that I have a folder for ALBUM. So for example:

    music/FLAC/The Beatles/Abbey Road
    then the Abbey Road files are in that "Abbey Road" folder.

    The only exception is for my Compilation/Various Artists albums. There is no "artist" folder. So all of these are in a single folder called Compilations, with subfolders for each album. For example, consider the various artist CD called "Opera Goes to the Movies"

    music/FLAC/Compilations/Opera Goes to the Movies/....
    Thanks, garym. So exactly the same as what Iím doing, except I have a "Various Artists" folder instead of "Compilations". My "Lossless" folder only contains FLAC files, so I might change the name to "FLAC" (or change the "MP3" folder name to "Lossy", just so things match up).

    I was thinking about having alphabetical folders above the artist folder, but I suppose thatís only really necessary for huge libraries of music. For example:

    Music/Lossless/B/The Beatles/Abbey Road

    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    Regarding creating mp3 and FLAC simultaneously, yes dbpa has ability to do that. Instead of setting "encoder" to, say, FLAC, set it to "Multiencoder". But then within that you need to setup the naming string, etc. and other settings for each of the codecs you'll use in multiencoder (e.g., FLAC and mp3).
    OK, I donít think Iíll bother then. It sounds like more trouble than itís worth as I donít really need the mp3s anyway.

  2. #77
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    Florida, USA

    Re: Need advice before ripping collection to FLAC

    I know several people use the alphabetical folders (subfolders for A, B, etc.). I don't, even though I have a good size library (as of today, 115,659 tracks, 8,245 Albums). Frankly, I'm rarely looking at the library using file explorer. I am almost always looking at it via my music server/player. And in that context, tags are what matter, and I can easily search, browse, quickly go to any letter in the alphabet, etc. So having folders for A,B,C.... would be redundant.

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