When you upgrade to a new release of SongKong the database is recreated, but it should still be faster than before because of the fixes and improvements we have made.
No, I don’t think so, remember that SongKong is a Java program available on a number of different operating systems. therefore we stay away from OS specific optimizations, if they are not done automatically by the Java engine then we will not be doing them. Anyway it would not make much difference because as long as the files are local (not networked) then reading/writing from files will be quicker than looking up MusicBrainz releases and matching them.
Yes, that was fixed in earlier release and has not changed.
music enters the dump in monthly folder/daily folder/ -> therefore, after the first initial match and duplicates job task ends, it would be nice to allow SK to monitor this folder, and run each night to identify the newly arrived music in there (cron task?) -> doable ?
Music_matched = the folder where albums that are matched on MB are stored -> for organizational reasons I want SK to :
NOT create one single artist folder containing all the artists (showed it would grow to much, making plex uncomfortable adding new content when new scans happens) -> how to do this?
FOR THE FIRST RUN OF THE FIX TASK : SK will create one prefix folder (A, B, C, D, …) and put the respective artists in their respective prefix folder -> how to do this?
REGARDING CLASSICAL RELEASES -> all classical “artists” folder should go under a general “Classical” folder -> how to do this?
REGARDING VARIOUS ARTISTS AND COMPILATION releases -> all these releases should go under a general “Various Artists” or “Compilation” folder -> how to do this?
This folder is NOT added to plex as we want to avoid dupes!!! therefore a duplicates job need to be run first.
Music_unmatched = the folder where albums that were not matched on MB are moved from Music_new
I wonder if I better keep these albums names as they are initially, or if I use embedded tags to already name them “sort of” ?
All the albums that are not matched by SK goes here, they are simply moved from the music_new folder to here
This folder should be reprocessed from time to time
This folder is added to plex as “Music (unmatched)”
Music_processed = the folder that contains the matched and duplicates free albums / va / compilations
This is the folder where duplicates task moves the previously matched albums once it has a “winner”, only best available copy (best quality / most tracks) remains here.
One copy per album version = we keep the best version quality wise of each album version (Eg: Initial release, release with bonus tracks…)
This folder is added to plex, as music in there is dupe free and contains the best quality versions of each album/comp/va
Music_to_delete = the folder where we move the albums identified as “loosers” by the duplicate task
This folder is here as a security net, but will be emptied after checking the duplicates job was correctly run (no silly deletion of random tracks…souvenir…)
I need to figure out a way to inform plex about the content that gets pushed to Music_processed and Music_unmatched on the fly. This to avoid plex to -re-scan the entire library again and again
Hi, sorry there is so much in this post Im struggling to take it all in, so can I suggest we break it down a bit.
Now, before worrying about your daily updates you need to reprocess your existing library so lets deal with this first. Now in this new version filenaming is no longer part of Fix Songs (you can still move songs with Watch Songs) so I would suggest basic approach would be
By running Delete Duplicates before Rename Files we can deal with duplicated files in their original folders and we reduce the chances of Rename Files clashing on filenames due to duplicate songs since most duplicates should now be removed.
We have existing rename masks that have a top level A/B/C/D folder
e.g FirstLetterOfArtist/AlbumArtistorArtist/Album/AlbumArtistorArtist - Album - Track - Title
and put Classical in different location
e.g IsClassical/HD/AlbumArtistorArtist/Album/DiscIfMultiDisc/Artist - Album - Track - Title
and you can use separate mask for compilations to non compilations
First quesiton would be, as I now totally got rid of Roon since multiroom is a thing with plexamp -> should I not prefer to use the pelx music scanner format ? It looks like this is best practice to get plex read and organize well, right ?
as you can see I try to avoid multiple artists folders as much as possible by selecting single artists and avoid featured artists. Also I want to only display Composer as artists for classical releases (so if the london symphony plays Berlioz, I want this album to be put in Berlioz folder, and not Berlioz, the london symphony…).
does these settings seem fine for you ? for the fix job task ?
You can create similar function for Is Compilation.
I dont understand what you mean, please explain further.
Looks okay except:
I wouldn’t set Multi Disc Releases to Add Disc No to the release title if disc has title because this means each disc has different name, so plex may think different albums, also it means the foldername will differ at album level but it should be same, and the plex mask handles multi discs with a DiscNo subfolder. Just set it to Never add disc no to release title
You have slight problem with Classical Album artist because you can only set the Track Artist to composer, and you want to set Album Artist to composer, I think we discussed this before. Now its important to remember that Album Artist needs to be same for all songs in album, otherwise music players will split album into multiple albums and file renaming using the Album Artist field will split into multiple folders, and you will certainly have some classical albums that have different composers for different tracks.
Now if you are happy for the album artist to contain the main performers (Conductor/Orchestra) but you just want the Album Artist folder to contain composer(s) then I have one idea. The album title field usually contains a list of the Composers , then a ‘:’ then the album name. And even if originally missing then SongKongs tries to achieve this with the Add Composers to start of Album Title option, so in your rename mask you could add new function