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    Feature Request: Load recursive directories

    It would be nice if ME allowed you to load subdirectories recursively, so you could load everything in a directory, as well as everything in subdirectories of that directory.
    So if I had 2 albums by foo, in the following directories,

    C:\mp3\foo\album 1\
    C:\mp3\foo\album 2\

    I could have ME load both album 1 and album 2 by telling it to load C:\mp3\foo\
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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy2097
    It would be nice if ME allowed you to load subdirectories recursively, so you could load everything in a directory, as well as everything in subdirectories of that directory.
    So if I had 2 albums by foo, in the following directories,

    C:\mp3\foo\album 1\
    C:\mp3\foo\album 2\

    I could have ME load both album 1 and album 2 by telling it to load C:\mp3\foo\
    How is it supposed to work now?

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    Just like winamp's load directory function with the recurse subdirectories box checked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy2097
    Just like winamp's load directory function with the recurse subdirectories box checked.
    You might try listing music by artist. If your files are tagged correctly it may give you the results you're looking for.

    I might be able to add another search function to allow you recurse a certain folder, but that's not going to make it into a bugfix release.
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    Listing music by artist will do it, but first I need to fix all the ID3 tags in my collection. It's something I've been meaning to do anyways.

    Recursion would be a nice thing to have in ME 3.0 though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phat_bastard
    You might try listing music by artist. If your files are tagged correctly it may give you the results you're looking for.

    I might be able to add another search function to allow you recurse a certain folder, but that's not going to make it into a bugfix release.
    If I'm understanding this, my directory structure should look like this:

    C:\media\artist1\album1song1.wma
    C:\media\artist1\album2song1.wma
    C:\media\artist2\album1song1.wma
    C:\media\artist2\album2song1.wma
    And so on?

    Will this work for both .mp3 and .wma if the Tags have been setup correctly?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by burner
    If I'm understanding this, my directory structure should look like this:

    C:\media\artist1\album1song1.wma
    C:\media\artist1\album2song1.wma
    C:\media\artist2\album1song1.wma
    C:\media\artist2\album2song1.wma
    And so on?

    Thanks!
    You directory should really look like this instead:

    C:\media\artist1\album1song1.mp3
    C:\media\artist1\album2song1.mp3
    C:\media\artist2\album1song1.mp3
    C:\media\artist2\album2song1.mp3

    wma?????

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    search by artist

    if you want to create a playlist of all the songs by a particular artist or group, first you need to have your files tagged properly. WMA files contain no tags as far as I know, so if you want media engine to pick up the artist from these files make the artist show up in the filename like this:

    stone sour-bother.wma

    for the band 'stone sour'. you must have a hyphen (dash) in there or m/e won't be able to guess your artist.

    If you have a bunch of mp3s with id3v1 or v2 tags, you might want to load 'em all up in winamp and spend a saturday cleaning up all the inconsistencies. If you didn't rip your own cds (shame on you if you've never purchased music) then you're likely to find a boatload of garbage tag info in your files.

    After you're happy with that delete your database through settings, and then go to Browse Media>Browse Database>Browse by Artist and you should see a list of all the unique artists in your collection.
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    Does ME read ID3V1 or ID3V2 tags?

    I'm not in the process of cleaing up all my id3 tags. Sort by artist is nice, but Recursion would be better. It offers a bit more flexability then working through the database.

    My directory structure looks like this.

    C:\media\artist\album\artist-song.ogg

    I try and keep accurate ID3v2 tags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy2097
    Does ME read ID3V1 or ID3V2 tags?

    I'm not in the process of cleaing up all my id3 tags. Sort by artist is nice, but Recursion would be better. It offers a bit more flexability then working through the database.

    My directory structure looks like this.

    C:\media\artist\album\artist-song.ogg

    I try and keep accurate ID3v2 tags.
    Ogg Vorbis doesn't support ID3 tags...well it shouldn't. You get any new decoders, and they will refuse to play, due to the ID3 tags, as they are not "pure" Vorbis files.

    Quite annoying as ME doesn't read anything but ID3 tags, and I only use Vorbis for my files now


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