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Thread: Looking for ideas how to sort my mp3 collection please

  1. #1
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    Looking for ideas how to sort my mp3 collection please

    I have collected so many mp3 files that I would like to sort out the big mess on my HDD now.
    I wonder what you think would be a nice way to sort them possibly.
    For example ...

    1. A to Z ...

    Alanis Morissette
    Alphaville
    Amy Whinehouse
    .
    .
    .
    Spargo
    Steve Wonder
    Tanya Stephens
    ect

    2. By genre ...

    Pop
    Raggae
    Meditation
    Hip Hop
    Jazz
    Blues
    Soundtracks
    R & B
    Instrumental
    World

    3. By country / language ...

    English
    Africa
    Japan
    France
    Spain
    Italy
    German
    Indonesia
    Philippins
    Miscellaneous

    Besides this, when I look for a modern program that helps with indexing / tagging ... google comes up with something called "file / mp3 sorter" on many different websites .... that's a little strange.
    Has anyone any experience with this one ?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Looking for ideas how to sort my mp3 collection please

    If it's really, really large I would probably do by genre.. EasyTAG is a good program for setting tags.
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    Re: Looking for ideas how to sort my mp3 collection please

    I do my collection by A-Z.

    And for certain areas that easily fit together like rap or asian artists I lump them so it's..

    Rap > Artist Name
    Asian Artists > Boa

    I generally don't do collections by genres since bands usually have several genres they are in (which makes it hard to organize).
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    Re: Looking for ideas how to sort my mp3 collection please

    Mine is in ~/Music/$ARTIST/$ALBUM. It works well enough, seeing as how I don't have tons of genres anyway, and not that much music (688 songs). if you have more, Genre may work.

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    Re: Looking for ideas how to sort my mp3 collection please

    Music/Genre/Artist/Album/CD#

    My collection is full albums only though. I find genres necessary, since I have something like 120GB worth of music in my collection...

    EasyTAG is a good recommendation as far as tagging programs go.

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    Re: Looking for ideas how to sort my mp3 collection please

    Quote Originally Posted by voteforpedro36 View Post
    Mine is in ~/Music/$ARTIST/$ALBUM. It works well enough, seeing as how I don't have tons of genres anyway, and not that much music (688 songs). if you have more, Genre may work.
    Mine is the same.

    But its irrelevent. I never play them outside of Rythmbox.

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    Re: Looking for ideas how to sort my mp3 collection please

    Artists-Album-Song

    I would not bother about genre as it is not always that easy to classify songs this way, they could fit more than one genre.

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    Re: Looking for ideas how to sort my mp3 collection please

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    I would not bother about genre as it is not always that easy to classify songs this way, they could fit more than one genre.
    You just have to use few, uhm, generic genres. I had to, for example, make a "Rock, Pop" genre, since I couldn't always distinguish which was which. So now my Sepultura albums sit right next to Sade

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    Re: Looking for ideas how to sort my mp3 collection please

    Quote Originally Posted by fwojciec View Post
    You just have to use few, uhm, generic genres. I had to, for example, make a "Rock, Pop" genre, since I couldn't always distinguish which was which. So now my Sepultura albums sit right next to Sade
    I might loose some sleep over specifying the right genre, so I'd rather just leave it out

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    Re: Looking for ideas how to sort my mp3 collection please

    I organize mine by Artist and Album. Just have a bunch of artist folders in my music folder, and then a bunch of album folders within those. place songs in the correct album and everything is nice and arranged.

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