Organizing My Music

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    Organizing My Music

    I have a lot of music I need to organize

    60G on my laptop
    110G on my desktop
    180G on a hard drive

    External hd contains a lot of the same media on the desktop but organized differently. Laptop contains media I accumulated during my semester after my other hd crashed when I was at school () so although there may not be binary copies on the laptop, there may be songs that are tagged, ripped differently, but are still duplicate media.

    Lots of things are very obscure so I am scared to apply something like musicbrainz to it.

    It's all music, not high quality pronzz, just crazy ridiculous quantities of music

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    I also have alot (not near as much as you it seems) of music (mainly tracked music in the XM or MOD format, so it doesn't take up as much room as my fewer number of MP3s), I just have a folder called Media in D where I have more sub-folders that seperate the different formats. I then use playlists to collect from throughout the different folders for the different types and generes I have.
    I have been considering reorganizing the different musics by their artists, but it's a big job that I'm to lazy to do.
    Where did you get 350GB of music from anyway? Download? Bought?
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    We are a music sharing collective

    We being my friends at home and at the university and on the internet

    Record labels, music blogs, direct connect, vpn's, we all share

    Another issue is that I have a lot of iTunes playlists that I want to keep

    I want to keep my playlists in tact throughout this process

    I've created two programs

    One creates m3u playlists from the iTunes playlists
    http://zxcvbn.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/playlister/

    The other creates a hash db of binary duplicates
    http://zxcvbn.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/removelicates/

    They are mere trinkets that I need to expand upon, but I feel like the program I need needs to address a large variety of issues that I can't do by myself

    I'm going to try musicbrainz and hope that I don't really fsck up

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    So you've a third of a tera byte of music to organise... ha. Sucks to be you, huh Tonto!

    [thread_borrow]On a slightly related note -- I copied the entire contents of my (old) ipod to my hdd before ... experimenting with it. Short story is that my pod's now broken ... I have the music but all the names are encrypted and there's no artist-album-song organisation going on. Anyone know of any tools which will sort all the songs into appropriate places? The tags are all there so it's just a matter of reading them.[/thread_borrow]

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    Create a directory structure similar to that of a media player (Genre->Artist->Album) etc.

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    I have a directory structure which looks like this:
    Code:
    A-E
     |---Artist
        |-album1
        |-album2
    F-M
     |---Fartist
     |...
     |---Martist
    N-R
    S-Z
    Which I find very easy because it takes no time to locate a song (as in , I dont need to know the genre just remember the group/artist name -which seems to be easier for me to remember - although generally I'm really bad in remembering names).

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    I recommend changing the names to a similar standard first, Tonto. Then organise them from there. All the tags present? Or most of them?

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    You're a pirate. You're going to prison. Don't even try to
    pretend that you own 350GB of music legitimately. Collective.
    That's original.
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    >> You're a pirate. You're going to prison.
    Not even 0.01% of people who pirate music even get caught.
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    Do you just, like, make statistics up on the spot?
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    Do you just, like, make statistics up on the spot?
    Probably like... 80% of the time.

    Don't even try to pretend that you own 350GB of music legitimately.
    That said, "external hd contains a lot of the same media on the desktop but organized differently", so it is less than 350 GB of music, though definitely more than 180 GB, which is still... a large collection.
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    iTunes organizes music in a deterministic way. If you have iTunes on all three storage devices, you can just rsync the directories.

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