Suggestions for naming files

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Suggestions for naming files

Post by Gibo69 » Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:00 pm

Hello and thanks for this wonderful little program !
I need some help...
After tagging some songs, I have a "problem"..
Let say, you have these two songs :
-Changing of the Guards by Patti Smith
-Changing of the Guards by Bob Dylan

Same song, but different artist...
The program does not accept two identical file names...even if artist and album are different in tags.
What you suggest to do in this case ?
What's the best practice to rename the files ?
Thanks a lot.
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Re: Suggestions for naming files

Post by poiko » Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:19 am

Can't have same filename in the same folder.

You can use <Track Artist> tag to create unique filename for each song.

E.g.

<Title> (<Track Artist>)

for

"Guards (Patti Smith)"
"Guards (Bob Dylan)"

You can freely use any of the metadata tags to create complex filenames based on metadata fields.

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