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Music sorting

My music collection was fairly randomly sorted. Until today. In the past, I had ripped some of my CDs to random locations which inevitably moved around over the years, for whatever reason. This made finding a particular song annoying without something that already had parsed the ID3 tags.

I tried to use iTunes to 'consolidate' my library into /path/[artist]/[album]/[title].mp3 but for whatever reason it would get some percentage complete and then die. I assume it has something to do with strange non-alphanumeric upper-ascii characters in filenames and iTunes was using files over a samba share.

Whatever the reason, I had to fix this myself. I have two scripts now. One parses the ID3 tags and stores them in a file, and one uses that data to organize songs into the aforementioned directory structure.

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