Need a utility to organize my music files

By on November 17, 2005 8:44:34 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thomas Thom...

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Does anyone know of a utility that can organize my music collection into a structured system? Windows Media Player orgianize my music well within the player it self. And it does partly what I want. Which is I want my music orginized into folders named after the artist, then then each artist folder would have the subfolders containing the albums. But as I said, it only does this partly.

Is there a utility out there that can extract the info from mp3 and wma files and move them into desired folders?
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November 17, 2005 9:04:10 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Here is a bunch to check out. http://fileforum.betanews.com/browse/Audio/Management
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November 17, 2005 2:26:39 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
i have used musicmatch to do this ..you can set it to create exactly what you want folders by artist, then a seperate folder for each album, but it does this when ripping from my CDs, so it may not work if you have already ripped the music
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November 17, 2005 3:10:23 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
i have used musicmatch to do this ..you can set it to create exactly what you want folders by artist, then a seperate folder for each album, but it does this when ripping from my CDs, so it may not work if you have already ripped the music

Yea, that's what Windows Media Player does as well. Need something to go through my existing files. Going to have a look at that link Island Dog gave me.
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November 17, 2005 7:42:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Well thomas, depending on how much music you have, you could do it by hand. Just sort by artist, move into folders, then sort by album withing the folders, move into more folders. Just an option.
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November 17, 2005 8:00:52 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Winamp's got a pretty good library function as well. I'm like CJD though, I've "explorer" sorted all mine into My Music/"Artist"/"Album" or misc.mp3

By the way, saw your pick on the frappr. Nice hat, but you need a shave.
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November 17, 2005 8:06:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Me?
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November 17, 2005 8:41:10 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Me?

No, Thommasen
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November 17, 2005 10:16:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Ah.
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November 18, 2005 2:56:48 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Well thomas, depending on how much music you have, you could do it by hand. Just sort by artist, move into folders, then sort by album withing the folders, move into more folders.

Manually sort my 9GB of music... *blink* ... *blink* *blink* ... bahahahaha! ... aah... *phew* ... you really are a loone JD, and I love you for it.
I did that once upon a time. When the collection was small and humble. That was before the Great Idea of stuffing all my music onto my computer, but not really ensuring that it was copied in a nice structured way. Hey,... WMP seemed to find the files allright. Then, when desided to go for an exploration trip in the nice little park named Music, I soon realised it was a jungle *scary fanfare here* ... and I found my self lost. *sneaking scary music*. So I desided to flatten the pesky vegetation with a highway! *muhahhahahhaha!* (*doing a Dr Evil gesture with the pinky finger*)



I'm glad you like my hat by the way, Lantec. I'm very found of it my self. I perticulary like the greeness.
But why a shave? You dont like my rugged sexy beard?



(Offtopic: One good reason NOT to get up at 7 o'clock; it's bloody freezing! ... and way too early ... all though, for some reason I found it easier to get out of bed than when I usually get up. I think it's because my brain didn't realize what my body was doing. It's slowly catching up and the warm comfortable bed looks more and more attractive.)

...right'o... Still got 15 minutes to kill.... now what... need to do something to fill my time. ...perhaps I should push a Switch... *nudge nudge, wink wink JD * hihihi.... sorry couldn't resist...

Anyways, I'm pretty much done with this comment now. Adios Amigos!
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November 18, 2005 5:30:26 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
I would use media monkey, it'll search you hard drive for media files and categorize them, it even has a built in player
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November 18, 2005 5:43:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
That's actaully what I ended up using. It worked very well.
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November 18, 2005 7:02:08 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
i've used media monkey - it works really nicely as does iTunes (i have over 20gb worth of music and those were the best for me to use! iTunes is really easy for organizing. media monkey only gave me troubles a few times were it wouldn't change a few files, but other than that it was great. good luck
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November 18, 2005 7:43:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
I noticed Media Monkeys got a couple of quirks when editing tags. For instance when I edit the tag info directly in the media list it doesn't stick.

As for iTunes,.. I'm just a bit apprehensive to try it out. I've heard to automatically takes over the file associations without asking. I just don't like software doing that. I was actually looking for a while the other day trying to figure out how to install Quicktime 7 without getting iTunes bundeled. Didn't like that either.
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November 18, 2005 11:16:02 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

When you install iTunes it asks you if you want it to take over file associations. 

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November 18, 2005 11:53:23 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Try this Link

It;s from sourceforge.net. They make Audacity and a lot of other free stuff that works well and is easy to use. This is their Mp3 organizer project.

Good Luck!
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April 9, 2007 1:19:48 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
I have found the managing your songs in a program is just too complicated and frankly I don’t trust the programs. Instead I am now going through and putting all my songs in folders and categories. I have also started adding metadata to filenames to help with searching for files and creating “views” based on my current listening mood. If you want to learn more about adding metadata to filenames then I would recommend the following primer: WWW Link
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April 9, 2007 1:28:20 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
I have well over a hundred gigs of music and have hand sorted most of it over the last 2 years believe me its a project... but I don't trust anything else
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April 9, 2007 4:36:08 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
I agree with Cerebro & 511b. Once you've got it initially sorted it really doesn't take much to keep it organized. I use WMP to get all the info and then just move each folder into a master folder for that particular artist.
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April 9, 2007 5:59:32 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums
I used I-Tunes to put all the songs in the right folders then uninstalled it. I use MediaMonkey to keep up tags and sort my collection. I have the paid version and like it a lot. Only problem is, like so many other programs is the memory leak that happens when you use it for five or six hours. Sometime as much as 50 to 75k. So I use foobar 2000 to play songs. Around 7 to 10k without any plugins. You know, whatever works.
Still looking for that perfect player/Organizer.
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April 9, 2007 6:13:59 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Since I posted 2 years ago I've come to rely on a couple programs.

Still use Winamp Pro. I tried Xion but couldn't tell any difference (audible) and I've got a lot of customization in Winamp.

I like the Godfather a lot better than MediaMonkey for file organization/management, although mainly I use it to rename files based on ID's also do some batch tag editing with it.

dBpower Amp for tags and converting. It hooks into Windows Explorer and gives you the entire ID tag info on mouseover/right-click. You can edit tags right in Explorer and convert damn near any format to any format. Well worth the cost.
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April 9, 2007 6:45:59 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Don't you just love bringing back the dead. Wow 2 years. Someone was digging deep.
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May 18, 2007 9:28:21 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
2 years... and I still haven't gotten my collection sorted. it's only grown bigger...
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May 18, 2007 12:14:23 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
I use Tag&Rename ( WWW Link ) in conjunction with WMP11 and find it to be an excellent solution for music organization.  
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May 18, 2007 4:07:56 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
That looks very interesting. Thanks for the link!
Only problem is that I've for the last week had WMP crashing on me. Claiming that DivX has caused an error. It does that even when I've replaced any trace of DivX. ...
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October 26, 2008 10:08:11 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Try nerxy file organizer at http://www.nerxy.com it enables you to organizer your music and photos by content like song artist or album and your photos by data picture taken and camera type or model  . It can also remove any duplicates items while scanning and you can set an automatic organizing rules  .

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