I’m using iTunes to store and play my music collection. I keep the master copy on my Macintosh laptop, where I also use Jaikoz to make the metadata more useful, by cleaning up tags on new music before adding to iTunes as well as sometimes cleaning up parts of the existing collection as needed. (It’s too big a job to clean up the entire library at once.)
When the Is Compilation flag is set, iTunes stores its files in a folder named Compilations, instead of under the Album Artist name. This makes sense when there are multiple Track Artists in the compilation, but it is inconvenient when the compilation is a single artist Greatest Hits package, for example. For these cases, I would prefer to turn off the Is Compilation flag. Is there a way to introduce this behavior into Jaikoz as a preference? If the Artist field of all of the tracks of an Album are identical, set the Album Artist field to that value and clear the Is Compilation flag, and maybe the reverse, if any two tracks of an album have Artist fields that do not match, set the Is Compilation flag to true. In that case, if the Album Artist field is blank, set it to “Various”. Personally, I would always want the first case to apply, but I can imagine some scenarios where the latter case might not apply, such as an original work (not a compilation) by a single Album Artist where each track lists that artist plus collaborating artists.
Any advice on this issue? My goal is to move album folders out of the Compilations folder and into the folder named for the Album Artist.