Managing multiple versions


Hi all,

I’m relatively new to beets and I’m loving it so far.

I’m trying to get my head around the best way to manage multiple versions of the same release. To give a specific example: I have a number of HDCD rips that are saved as 16-bit FLACs, but I’m thinking I’d like to decode them as 24-bit FLACs. ffmpeg can do all of that, but I’d want to keep the 16-bit rips and I’m not sure how to manage the two versions of the same release.

One option could be to archive the 16-bit versions (so they’re not in the beets library at all), but then we’re into managing extra files (which I also need to work out, so maybe I should solve that problem!).

Has anyone else tackled this issue? How did you deal with it?





Sorry, I’ve since realised that this is covered by other topics. Please feel free to delete this!



Just curious: how you decided to set up your versioning?