[mythtv-users] Structure for mp3's id3tags in mythmusic

Joseph A. Caputo jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Fri Jun 17 14:20:10 UTC 2005

On Friday 17 June 2005 0:57, Christian Bemervik wrote:
> Hi
>  I'm about to fix all my music tags. I've searched the forum but I 
>  can't find  
>  what information (within the tags) thats needed and what format the 
>  tags should be in.  
>  Does the actual folder structure and file name matter? 
>  If I'm using the directory tree structure within mythmusic how should 
>  the files be stored? 
>  example    /music/artist/album/song.mp3
>      /music/Rolling_Stones/Big_hits/Satisfaction.mp3

If you're going to be tagging your music properly, then you don't need 
to worry about the directory structure.

A suitable directory structure can be used instead of tags ("Ignore ID3 
Tags" option in MythMusic setup).  In that case, you'd probably want 
something like:  <music storage path>/<genre>/<artist>/<album>/[tracks]

The actual directory structure is configurable.  That being said, 
properly tagged music files are generally better.  At minimum (for 
Myth), you'll want correct tags for Genre, Artist, Album and Track 
Name.  Track Number is nice to have, as is Year.


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