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MPG
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Organized!!!!

Post by MPG » Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:17 pm

Finally, after 15 years my music collection is digitized and organized. I started off with Windows Media Player, migrated to MusicMatch and in 2010, finally settled on MediaMonkey. There is no way it would have been possible without MMW. Despite 3 database corruptions, 5 Operating Systems, 4 different computers, and several machine rebuilds, the music has remained in tack and organized. I would like to thank the countless MediaMonkey Forum users, the MM staff, and especially LowLander, Pavle, and Peke. Without their support, it never would have been possible. From my Newbie questions to advanced programming insights, they've been able to support me. Fantastic work guys!
So, here's a run down of my current collection (yes, I am still adding):

Totals:
Artists: 29,168
Albums: 69,947
Genres: 15
Tracks: 519,481
Length (h:mm:ss) 36,387:29:11
File size: 3.58 TB

Backups:
I have the collection stored in three backups:
Local (same computer)
On-Site: Off computer but in same building (Synology NAS)
Off-Site: Portable Hard Drives

Everything is organized by:
<Genre>\<Artist@1>\$Left($First(<Artist>)\<Album>\, 85)\<Track#:2> - $RIGHT(<Title>, 100)
It took me several reorgs to finally settle on the above.

This is what I've done to every song:
Album cover, if there is one, is tagged within the file
All fields except, Title, Artist, Album, Album Artist, genre and track# are empty. Classical includes Conductor and Composer.
All specials characters are removed. So, no accents, &, #.
Artist and Album Artist match on all songs
All songs are spell checked
First letter of all words are capitalized.

Anyway, just really stoked that I'm finally all caught up and can now just enjoy the music.
Last edited by MPG on Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:22 pm, edited 2 times in total.
TIA
MPG
Triumph - Hold On: Music holds the secret, to know it can make you whole.

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Re: Organized!!!!

Post by Lowlander » Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:08 pm

Wow, only 15 Genre's for that many files.
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MPG
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Re: Organized!!!!

Post by MPG » Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:18 pm

I know, lots of the music didn't really fit into some of the genres, but I didn't want it to become unruly, so I just went with what felt right. If you care, the genres are:
Blues
Children
Christmas
Classical
Comedy
Country
Documentary
Easy Listening
Jazz
Pop
Rap
Rock
Sound Effects
Top 100
Unknown (these are songs I'm trying to find the artist/title)
TIA
MPG
Triumph - Hold On: Music holds the secret, to know it can make you whole.

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