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Modify iTunes ID3 tags and fileds for better organization
Authored by: silentway on Mar 27, '06 11:22:54AM
(arriving a bit late at this party, but...)

If you'd like to keep your files organized in a folder structure other than the automatic Apple method, it can be done pretty easily with AppleScript. These scripts allow you to move files around based on track info:
http://www.dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/scripts07.php?page=1#syncplaylistfilestofolder http://www.dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/scripts07.php?page=5#movefilesfold http://www.dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/scripts07.php?page=2#filestofolder http://www.dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/scripts02.php?page=2#ripthiswhereiwantit

And it's easily modifiable. I used the above as a basis to create this, which moves selected files to folders based on Genre:
http://clients.silentway.com/sw/tips/MoveSelectedFilestoFolderbyGenre.zip

More here: http://www.silentway.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=67

This might give you an easy way to avoid non-standard ID3 tag headaches.

(And, IMO, I agree with the folks who implore everyone to abide by one ID3 tag standard. Like it or not, the iTunes method is the best we've got. If you want to get creative, do it in the comments field, filename or finder folders.)

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Tony Brooke
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