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Organize By Folder Structure

Unread postby iholder » 01 Jan 2016, 22:43

I have been using Music Cabinet, which is another fork of subsonic for 3 or 4 years, but it is no longer being developed. So I started looking at alternatives, and the new version of Madsonic seems like it is going to be a great replacement for what I have been using. Just have one concern that I can't seem to figure out.

Organize by Folder Structure is checked and grayed out in Madsonic 6. Music Cabinet was able to use the Id3 tags to determine artist, and at this point that does not seem to be a functioning option in Madsonic. When I started testing how I might restructure my folders, I noticed that if I have artists in different folders, they display multiple times in the main view. For example I set up 4 Media Folders as listed below:

Root Folder 1: New Releases (2015)
Root Folder 2: Studio Albums
Root Folder 3: Singles
Foot Folder 4: Bootleg Shows

Regardless of whether I display them combined or separate, if the same artist is in each media folder, that artist will appear 4 times on the Home/Artist view. They are not repeated in the scrollable list in the left frame. Then if I attempt to use either iSub or AVSub to play music on an iphone, the artist folders are repeated there as well.

Question: Is this how this is intended to work if "Organize By Folder Structure" is enabled, or is this a bug? If it is not a bug, when will we be able to uncheck that box, so it will use the id3 tag rather than the folder name?


Thanks for any help or advice....


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Re: Organize By Folder Structure

Unread postby Aktarus » 15 Jan 2016, 02:04

I was exactly in the same situation with musiccabinet...and now i'm in the same situation of you with madsonic...my checkbox is grey too and I can't deselect "Organize By Folder Structure"
Is it a bug or not ?? I don't know .. but manage music by mp3 tag could be very good. :)

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Re: Organize By Folder Structure

Unread postby iholder » 06 Feb 2016, 00:13

Madevil,

Any chance you could provide some support on this item. Just trying to confirm how to approach reorganizing a 200,000 track collection, and would prefer to be able to use id3 tags rather than the folder structure. Is this option going to be available as a premium service, or am I missing something. Can't find any details on the site one way or the other. Any feedback is appreciated.... Planning on becoming a lifetime member... Just want to confirm how this is going to work.

Thanks for the hard work... It is looking amazing!

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Re: Organize By Folder Structure

Unread postby zivmphvx » 27 Feb 2016, 03:26

I too have this problem, I want to disable folder sorting, and switch to tag sorting.
Is this a bug, correct? Is it possible to find this setting in the config file and disable it there?
I hope this little annoyance is fixed!

Thank you very much for all the hard work.
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Re: Organize By Folder Structure

Unread postby mushm0uth » 07 Jun 2016, 14:23

Same question.
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Re: Organize By Folder Structure

Unread postby denzoid » 24 Jun 2016, 11:34

I would like to find out about this too. As it is, when sorting is set to "Random Albums", I get the artist's picture where album cover should be, and the artist's name where the album title should be (see attached image). I am not sure if this is directly related but I'd like to give this method it a try.
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Re: Organize By Folder Structure

Unread postby evilmanimani » 15 Sep 2016, 21:13

I've got the same question on this one. Any updates?

In my case I'll have my directories setup with the artists name (say, 'Aphex Twin') and if they have any albums released under a known alias, I'll have those as a subfolder (i.e. "As 'The Tuss'"). 'The Tuss' won't appear in the list of artists.

If I select 'Aphex Twin' as the artist, it'll show just one of 'The Tuss' albums in tile view, and clicking that will just go straight to the album in question. Then by clicking the "As 'The Tuss'" link in the breadcrumbs at the top (Aphex Twin » As 'The Tuss' » Confederation Trough EP) I can go do that directory.
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If I have the browser set to list view it's a bit more direct, as it'll show the "As 'The Tuss'" folder in that view and go directly to the directory with the other album:
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Subsonic appears to not show the artist 'The Tuss' in the Artist list either, however it will show the sub-folders as separate from the top of the list of albums:
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Browsing by tag would of course be ideal, but the current folder implementation seems to have some trouble with subfolders as well. Thanks for any suggestions anyone may have.
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Re: Organize By Folder Structure

Unread postby Aktarus » 16 Sep 2016, 12:51

Hello,

In my case, something goes wrong with the MediaType "detection"
Almost of my artists folder are detected as ALBUMSET instead of Artist by the scan process.

This behavior bring me problem like artist top track list and maybe the cause of your problem...

Of course, music tag could be nice and maybe fix these problem.

Merci ... and sorry for my poor english ;)
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Re: Organize By Folder Structure

Unread postby Fletchesus » 04 Oct 2016, 22:42

I would also be interested in how to "uncheck" the Organize by folder structure box, to permit organization by ID3 tags. Thanks.
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Re: Organize By Folder Structure

Unread postby SerpensAlatus » 10 Oct 2016, 11:53

Does Madsonic read these requests???
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Re: Organize By Folder Structure

Unread postby madsub » 10 Oct 2016, 12:17

Fletchesus wrote:I would also be interested in how to "uncheck" the Organize by folder structure box, to permit organization by ID3 tags. Thanks.

And I would like to know how I can tell Madsonic to really use the folder-struchture as it is without any "intelligent" parsing.
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Re: Organize By Folder Structure

Unread postby Eddie » 06 Jan 2017, 04:41

I too would like the ability for madsonic to use my id3 tags instead of folder structure....
I do not feel like renaming 1000+ mp3s and placing each one in a folder with the name of the artist
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Re: Organize By Folder Structure

Unread postby Eddie » 03 Feb 2017, 06:49

Well i figured out how to restructure my MP3 collection painlessly.... i hope this helps someone else
viewtopic.php?f=62&t=2050
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