I am a new user coming from bliss and would like some advice on setting up please?
I currently have very large 3 Music sections
Artists & Bands
rather than having things jumbled up in one folder should/can I create 3 different databases? or is there a better way to organize this?
Any advice greatly appreciated!
I’d keep the organization if I were you! You can configure beets to sort things into top-level folders if you like. Take a look at the
paths section of the configuration—you can automatically tell soundtracks to go in the
Soundtracks directory, for instance.
I have managed to make some progress with this and so far loving it! I think I have the organization sorted into those three categories, only 2 things I cannot work out at the moment is why it is encoding mp3’s? I only want it to encode lossless files to mp3. I thought these arguments would skip encoding any mp3’s 320 or less? and why it is leaving the original files? I have it set to move
plugins: fetchart embedart convert scrub replaygain lastgenre chroma web discogs
opts: -ab 320k -ac 2 -ar 48000 -joint_stereo 0
Please try the
never_convert_lossy_files config option to the convert plugin. In fact, it might be a good idea to read the plugin’s docs again.
The thing about leaving files behind is tracked in this issue:
Thank you, that worked a treat!