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Media directory structure?

What sort of directory structure/naming scheme do you have for your mp3s? I will, over the course of a finite period of time, be ripping all of my CDs to electronic format, and would like to have some consistent structure to it. Rather than reinventing the wheel, I figure I'd ask you, who probably went through this already.

My inital thoughts are \Artist Name\Album Title\Track number - Track Name.mp3
...but what do you do with multiple disc albums? (Disk 1) and (Disk 2)? And then there are those wonderful compilation albums with a different artist for every track.

BTW, it looks like the Googlification of my email has been made more complete. I got my first comment from LJ to the new system. I'll probably post something about this separately, especially now that I can see the comments being made and I'm on vacation...


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Dec. 21st, 2006 12:00 am (UTC)
My directory structure is generally: Genre\Artist - Album\. Very occasionally it's Artist - Album - Year.

Track numbering is: 01 - Boogaboogabooga.mp3 For multiple albums it's 101 - Boogaboogabooga.mp3 and 212 - Agoobagoobagoob.mp3 and so forth.
Dec. 21st, 2006 02:01 am (UTC)
I don't bother putting the album in the file name. Here are a few:

(Steely Dan) Black Friday.mp3
(Simon, Paul) Graceland.mp3
(Beatles) Paperback Writer.mp3
(from Major League) Pennant Fever.mp3

I lean heavily on the ID3 tags to sort out album names, the disc number, and the real artist name. For instance, it's The Beatles in iTunes because that program is smart enough to ignore "the" when it alphabetizes by artist.
Dec. 21st, 2006 04:29 am (UTC)
So then the next question out of this... what do you use to rip CDs that will populate the ID3 tags correctly?
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