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File naming and ID tags

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  1. pianolady

    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Please try to follow these instructions on file naming and ID tags. It will save your admins a lot of time! If you are not sure about something, just ask us. :)

    HOW TO MAKE CORRECT FILE NAMES AND ID TAGS


    NAMING

    The name of a file should be:

    composer-title-pianist.mp3

    in all lowercase. Do not use any other characters other than letters, digits, and dashes (-). These dashes should always be there as this is how we break up the name into parts.


    Composer

    Just the last name, no initials, no prefixes.


    Title

    If there is an opus number, just use that number. If a composer has a catalogue, we add the letters of the catalogue (ex. Bach, bwv123, Mozart, kv123, Schubert, d123, Scarlatti, k123). Items within a set or series get a sequence number, and if these have sub items, another sequence number. Examples:

    Chopin Mazurka Op.24. No. 4 should be:
    chopin-24-4-pianist.mp3

    Beethoven Sonata Op.31 no. 3, 2nd movement should be:
    beethoven-31-3-2-pianist.mp3

    When there is no opus number, use the work title (don't make it too long please). If it's a set, use the set name and then sequence numbers (not titles of individual items), e.g.

    granados-seispiezas-2-pianist.mp3

    Please take care to avoid misspelled composer/pianist names and different names for the same piece names. When in doubt about a name, look if there is a similar piece on the site and follow the naming of that. Or ask. It saves time to do it right the first time. Keep in mind that the 'stats' and 'new recordings' programs rely heavily on correct naming.

    Pianist

    Just the last name, no initials or prefixes.


    ID3 TAGGING

    ID3 tags are pieces of information within an mp3 file, which are used by the 'stats' and 'new' programs. You can add and edit these with a number of programs such as iTunes and the Windows music library/folder. In Windows, the tagging fields are listed directly underneath when you click one time on a file. In iTunes, you right click on a recording and chose ‘Get info’. This brings up the properties sheet – click the info tab. The ID3 tags we actually use are Name and Artist. We also recommend filling in the Year, Composer, and Genre.

    Name

    This is what is shown in an MP3 player. The syntax must be:
    Composer - Name of piece (NOTE: THERE MUST BE A SPACE BEFORE AND AFTER THE DASH)
    and (unlike in a filename) you are allowed to use uppercase letters and diacriticals.

    Chopin - Mazurka in F Sharp Minor, Op. 6, No. 1
     
  2. parshi

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    Thanks for the instructions... I'll definitely follow these all, while making posts..
     
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    Very helpful, thanks. I'll bear that in mind next time I post something. What if a conmposer has a hyphen in his surname, e.g. Karg-Elert?

    Would Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Op. 29 Nr. 3 be:

    karg-elert-29-3-hoehr.mp3

    Many thanks

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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    You should eliminate the hyphen in the composer name. So it would be: kargelert-29-3-hoehr.mp3
     
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    Hello Monica,

    thank you for the pièces of information. In fact, François made the same remaks to me. I will name my future posts accordingly. For the 10 files I have posted on the site last Sunday, is that possible to change the names? I have tried to find a solution a couple of hours ago, but without any success ...
    Thank you for your help !

    Best, Bertrand
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Maybe you can try deleting them, changing the names and tags, and then uploading them again?
     

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