I’m trying to understand if I can make beets work with my workflow. I have forever used MediaMonkey to organize music manually and finally took the plunge with beets over the past week. I went through everything and had it skip anything it couldn’t match so I’m ready to start with the manual importing. However I’m running into a logistical issue.
Essentially all I want is for beets to find new albums in the Library directory. The reasons for this are below:
I am currently using Lidarr to upgrade all of my albums to FLAC. So it makes it easy if Lidarr can just search, download, and replace. Then beets can update the library with the new files and tag it appropriately.
Any new music in general can be post-processed and placed into the library directory and then beets can be used to clean it up. This way I can enjoy new music quickly, and organize/clean my library when I have time.
Is this possible or do I need to change my workflow so that new music is only ever imported from a specific directory? I tried to use the update feature of beets and that worked to remove missing files and to also update existing files, but it doesn’t add anything new that I’m aware of.