iTunes Media Folder

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by oliviervdv, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. oliviervdv macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I am getting prepared to migrate from Windows to Mac and I am doing tests with iTunes.

    I imported the Pulp Fiction soundtrack, as I wanted to see how the files would be organized.
    I was glad to see it is stored under the Various Artists folder, which means iTunes used the Album Artist tag.
    However, the filenames themselves are strange...

    Sometimes, it is %track% - %artist% - %title%
    Sometimes, it is %track% %title%

    Why not all the same?
    It's the same album and all songs are tagged properly... so why??

    Thanks for the help.

    OV
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    This is exactly why I prefer to manage my media files myself, rather than let iTunes do it. I just leave the following boxes unchecked and keep my file/folder structure and my preferred file naming convention.

    In iTunes > Preferences > Advanced uncheck these boxes:
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  3. oliviervdv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I am aware of those options and I'm trying to decide whether to use them or not.
    Guess I won't :)

    However any music I buy from iTunes will be named according to iTunes rules right?
    Which means I still would have to do some manual work afterwards...
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Yes, but renaming them doesn't have to be too manual. Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes is a great resource for managing your iTunes tags and files.

    Here are a few scripts that I've found particularly useful:
     

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