I used to use Media Monkey on Windows XP before my hard drive crashed and I started using Ubuntu. I tried following a couple of tutorials to install it under Wine, but haven't been able to get it to work, so I've accepted that I have to use a Linux music app. I've tried Rhythmbox, Banshee, and Exaile, and I'm not happy with any of them because none of them allow me to access my music by directories (or what seem to now be called "folders" -- a usage started by Windows which I have never liked).

Anyway, since I had to start from scratch replacing the music I lost, I've been downloading torrents. Most of them are single albums by one artist. I sometimes have to go in and do extensive editing of the ID3 tags. EasyEdit is great for that, better than anything I found on Windows. Lately I have a problem with Rhythmbox not detecting some albums. After Rhythmbox loads if I search for the newly added artist's names they aren't found. The album name is not found. The title of the directory is not found.

Is there some upper limit to the number of subdirectories you can have under the Music directory? What's the best organization to use for my files? Does it matter how individual files are named? Can anyone point me to good discussions of these problems? The documentation I've been able to find doesn't address these questions at all, acting as if it's perfectly obvious to everybody. Most of the discussions I've found have been about how to play poscasts or internet radio, which are not priorities for me.