Got my WDTV Live last night and I’m really excited to retire my PS3 and laptop as my media players.
I would like to organise all my media on my NAS box, about 60gb mp3s and countless tv series and films. I thought rather than spend a week doing it and wish I’d done it differently I would ask for tips. I know this maybe a bit nerdy, but with so much media I am loathe to do it multiple times
So far I’m dumping everything in my NAS root, which runs TwonkyMedia, and using that for the streaming. My folders are as follows
/ Music / Artist / Album / CD / Track Name
/ Music / Daft Punk / Alive 2007 / Robot Rock.mp3
/ Music / Various Artists / Compilation Name / CD / Track Name - Artist
/ Music / Various Artists / Pure Garage 2012 / CD1 / Do you really like it - DJ Pied Piper.mp3
/Video / Film name [quality]
/ Video / Bullit 1080p.avi
/Video / Series / Season / Name [quality]
/ Video / Community / Season 1 / Community S01E01 720p.avi
I can’t remember if WDTV tells me the quality of a film when I’m browsing so the quality prefix maybe unecessary.
I figured put the folder.jpg in the mp3 file tags to keep the folders tidy. To this end I have started trialing different tag editors to start. So far I’ve used MP3 Tag, MediaMonkey and Tag&Rename.
Mediamonkey doesn’t seem to use FreeDB that I can see, so any multicd albums won’t be updated (Amazon only gives out CD1 track lists). MP3 tag can’t find my album but is probably ok. I quite like Tag&Rename but it’s a pain to edit cd compilations. Has anyone any recommendations please?
I think the movie sheets look amazing, and the themes developed here look really good against the stock theme I currently have. If there are any tools to help me achieve that please let me know.
Anyway bit of a boring post I know, but as I come across problems/fixes I’ll post them here and hopefully it’ll help someone else get organised.