i was just talking about the backup WHILE YOU REORGANIZE EVERYTHING.ethios4 wrote:Ahhh, you guys had seriously thinking about going with the library method, but you lost me again with having itunes making copies of my library so it can make its own library, and possibly needing to keep the backup of my library in case of future problems.
and this, sir, is default common sense that should be applied to ANYTHING.
it moves them to folders depending on their tag information, and renames them according to their tag information, so everything stays in sync and works well for simple mp3 players without tags, for any other player application with or without tags, and allows to easily find music by browsing the folder structure, too (for those lonely cases where you'd need that)Why does itunes have to do anything to the original files at all besides move/copy them? That's what gets me. Or did I misunderstand?
indeed. and if you change the tags, it will change it into the proper folder as well. as said, once you handle it in itunes, don't CARE about the folder structure anymore.Another question....if an album is missing its tags, does it get put into an 'unknown artist' folder, or is the artist read from the folder name or file name or something? I guess if it went into an 'unknown artist' folder you could just fix the tags in itunes...