I’m a potential new user, and I’m not completely sure from the guide if Beets can do what I’d ideally like, so I thought I’d ask here and hopefully get some pointers from more experienced users.
I have an existing big library of music, which was originally organized for me by iTunes, but which I’m now just managing manually (playing from mpd/ncmpcpp). I have lots of (.m3u) playlists which refer to this library. Thus if I simply import everything into Beets and let it rearrange my files, these may break.
What I (at least for now) really want from Beets is the ability to import new files into my library, putting them into a reasonable place. Is it possible to add files, when the library itself has not been completely organized by Beets? That is, can I set things up, pointing Beets to my existing library and telling it to not move any of my files, change that setting, then import new files, which will end up in the appropriate place, according to Beets’ config?