Thought I would post some more about the projects goals as I'm going ahead in implementing the naming structure to my archive over the next week or so.
The main aim of the group would be primarily to archive and share music both internally and to anybody wanting to download or share on whatever p2p or cryptonet network they like. We wont be releasing to private/public trackers or actively encouraging sharing to a wider audience but rather to other hobbyists, datahoarders, archivists and music lovers.
Because the focus is firmly on archiving and not releasing it's important to maintain a high level of quality however we also need to be realistic, it's just not practical to spend hours a day tagging and naming music. I know this from spending many hours a day tagging and renaming music. So this is where the rule set comes into play, instead of wasting time worrying about rules (or more importantly if they're being broken) on whether subordinating conjunctions or prepositions need capitalizing a comprise is made in that all words are capitalized unless stated explicitly by the release info. This creates a standard which is easy to follow and more importantly easy to automate.
A quick run down of the current process looks something like this;
*The first letter of all words in the tracks metadata fields are capitalized
*copy is made of original album art file
*copied album art is resized to 500x500 pixels and embedded into the track
*files are hashed using md5
*directory is renamed according to naming standards
*filenames for all files in the directory are then renamed according to naming standards
Essentially what you're left with is something which looks like this;
I can provide a more detailed walkthrough of the process and tools used but all of which can easily be achieved using batch renaming software and MP3Tag actions etc.
If anybody is actually interested in contributing, has any suggestions or questions about getting involved in sharing/archiving or just wants to leech then reply here or if you would prefer you can email me at email@example.com
I have plenty of other ideas I'm thinking over at the moment but I thought it may be useful to give a more detailed overview of everything so far.>>7043
Sounds good but I'm trying to avoid mp3 whenever possible, storage is so cheap these days it seems silly not to favor flac (as well as being opensource) besides when it comes to lossy formats if you have flac you have them all. That is one hell of an impressive collection though and I accept that sometimes it's just not possible to find a release in lossless so I would be interested in seeing what you have.