REACT:Using Different Paths For VA Albums

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Often users will want to file their various artist albums differently to their normal standard albums.

REACT provides a way to name tracks differently depending whether they are various artist or not, using the following variables in REACT.ini:

TrackName_SA=$track$ - $title$
TrackName_VA=$track$ - $title$ ($artist$)
TrackName_SA_acdir=$n - $~t
TrackName_VA_acdir=$n - $~t ($~a)

TrackName_SA specifies the filename for a standard track, while TrackName_SA_acdir specifies the filename for a standard track using ACDIR syntax. Similarly, TrackName_VA specifies the filename for a VA track, and TrackName_VA_acdir specifies the same using ACDIR syntax.


However, the directories used to store these files can only be set once, for both standard and various artist albums, e.g.:

TrackDir_MP3=@mymusic@\$artist$ - ($year$) $album$


If you would like to use a totally different folder structure for various artist albums you should truncate the directory value and add folder creation to the TrackName variables, e.g.:

TrackDir_MP3=@mymusic@
...
TrackName_SA=$artist$ - ($year$) $album$\$track$ - $title$
TrackName_VA=Various - $album$ ($year$)\$track$ - $title$ ($artist$)
TrackName_SA_acdir=$A - ($r{DATE}) $T\$n - $~t
TrackName_VA_acdir=Various - $T ($r{DATE})\$n - $~t ($~a)


Related Thread[edit]

This tip is a result of posts between Martin H and Synthetic Soul in the REACT 2 thread beginning with this post.

An alternative method, which amends values in the config file, can be found in the same thread, starting with this post, and concluding with this one.