MP3 file organizer with alphabet top-level directory
August 18, 2007 12:30 PM   Subscribe

Is there a free mp3 music organizer that will move files into a multi level directory structure with the first level being the letters of the alphabet or groups of letters?

Proper handling of 'the' would also be super.

My network and xbox are choking on the huge top level band based directory I currently have.
posted by srboisvert to Technology (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: In case I wasn't clear enough I want to reduce the number of directories in the top level to be maybe just something like 0-9, a-d, e-h, and so on.
posted by srboisvert at 12:44 PM on August 18, 2007

If you're using windows, tt won't do anything smart for "the" but this batch file will do what you want:

for /d %i in (a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z) do (
mkdir %i
move %i*.* %i

If you want other prefixes you can add those to the list and it will work fine.
posted by aubilenon at 12:53 PM on August 18, 2007

Check out Picard. It will sort and label your mp3's for you.
posted by slavlin at 2:46 PM on August 18, 2007 that software, plus some of the scripts they have available are incredible. The "magic node" script will do this for you plus so much more.
posted by debu at 3:36 PM on August 18, 2007

Response by poster: debu does magic nodes actually organize the files on the disk? From what I can tell it is just another way of viewing the music within mediamonkey.

I need to move the files because I play my music using a couple of different laptops and an xbox media center over smb.
posted by srboisvert at 4:58 PM on August 18, 2007

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