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    Ion Todirel

    like i said here i have 2x120G SATA drives, 7200: 40G (+50 unsorted) of Music and "some" movies.

    Angus wrote:
    I have a very organised system; for music for instance, I have this sort of organisation scheme:

    \Music\<Artist Name>\<Artist Name> + "Tracks"\

    and if there are a few pictures of the aritst I have this:


    \Music\<Artist Name>\<Artist Name> + "Pictures"\

    Every track is properly named and has the correct information; that was the part that took hours to do.
    Angus Higgins


    I have too, a very organised system. I keep all my media (music/movies/photos) in a 140G partition named "Media" Smiley Here  i have separate folders for "Music", "Movies" and "Pictures".

    for music i use this sheme, and i think is the best:

    Music\Metadata\ i store here some xmls about music and:

        Music\Metadata\Band Photos\

            <
    Artist> (all pictures are named by artist in that photo)

        Music\Metadata\Cover Art\

            <Album Name> (same like Artist)

    Music\Albums:

        <Genre>\<Style>\<Artist> - <Album Name>\ (albums
        folders have special icons), and here tracks with this scheme:
            
            <Track#>. <Artist> - <Song>      

    Music\Artists:

        <Artist Name>\Songs\, here songs with:
      
            <Artist Name> - <Song>
               
    Music\Clips:

        <Genre>\<Artist> - <Clip>, for 3 or more clips by same artist i
        create a separate folder with a special icon.

    Music\Songs:

       <Genre>\<Artist> - <Song>

    I don't use ID3 tags they are so limited and slow, i use info from xmls (designed by me) inside Metadata folder, also designed a app that read it and displays in a very nice format, something between iTunes an WMP. Metadata stored in xml are permamently updated using a Win Service that read ID3 tags.

    Also when i write CD/DVDs i also write a small chunk of data on it, folders with Cover Arts and Band Photos and a xml decument that describe that data, so its so easy to identify a disc and play it with my app.

    SlackmasterK wrote:
    Very nice. About time someone topped me. Is this on your home rig as well? But, I still win in the quantity of 120's


    seams that i have some competition, not for long SlackmasterK.