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Ideas for Mp3 file associations and "Guess Title From Filename"
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Hello Dan,

I require the mp3 to be in the same sub-directory for simplicity and speed. I could search the entire MobileSheetsPro storage location and all subdirectories, but I'm not sure how fast that will be. I'll have to review the code, but I don't believe there is an interface on Android where I can recursively search through every sub-directory for a file matching a given name or pattern. I'll probably have to iterate over every file in every folder myself, checking each name. If there aren't too many files, this should be fairly fast I think. It may be much slower on Windows 10 though. I can see why this recursive search would make sense for users who manage their own files and folders, but it makes much less sense for those that use the default storage location (as most users wouldn't know to copy the files to that location). So if I did add support for this, I would probably limit it to those who are using a different storage location than the default.

As for your request to populate metadata based upon filenames using a user provided format string, this is something I do plan on supporting in the future, but it's a fairly advanced feature and not one I think most users would take advantage of. I've only gotten a handful of requests for it over time, so I haven't raised the priority on implementing it higher than other features that are requested more often. It's also a lot more complicated to implement this than the "Populate Metadata From Folders" feature or the song title formatting. The reason is that the user format string can be anything, so figuring out how to break up a title based on that is not a simple task. If the user just puts something like %ARTIST%%TITLE%%ALBUM% with no separators of any kind, how am I supposed to use that to break up the song title? Do I just assume spaces break up the sections? So there is going to have to either be a more restrictive interface for defining the format, or error checking that prevents a format from being used that doesn't make sense. 

There is no way to add multiple files to one song through any of the Import menu options unless you are trying to combine multiple image files. In that case, all files that have identical names except for the number at the end (i.e. MySong1.jpg, MySong2.jpg) will be joined into one song. This is by design and I don't think I see any reason to change this. If you need multiple PDFs added to one song, either combine those PDFs before importing or you will have to use the import options in the song editor itself. 

Mike
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RE: Ideas for Mp3 file associations and "Guess Title From Filename" - by Zubersoft - 01-22-2018, 04:22 AM

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