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old-style batch import?
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Up to a certain extent, yes.

In my case, the metadata I'm most interested in is

title
artist
composer
collection
key
tempo
signature
capo/transposition

Theoretically it is possible to have this all reflected in the directory structure but maintaining it would not be fun.

So a  slightly alternative approach:

When importing a file (e.g. "My Song.pdf") look if there's a file with the same name and a .json extension (e.g. "My Song.json") and import metadata from that file.

For example:

Code:
{ "title" : "My Song",
 "artist" : "The Squirrels",
 "key" : "D",
 "capo" : 2,
 "tempo" : 124,
 "time" : "16/9",
 "genre" : "ante-dilluvium irish metal"
}

Alternative for JSON could be the well-known (and easy to manually maintain) INI file format:

Code:
title: My Song
artist: The Squirrels
key: D
capo: 2
tempo: 124
time: 16/9
genre: ante-dilluvium irish metal

The (side-)effect that multiple inputs for the same song (e.g. "My Song.pdf", "My Song.cho") are covered by the same metadata file may be considered a feature, although in the case of the INI file format it would be easy to extend it to something similar to:

Code:
title: My Song
artist: The Squirrels
key: D
tempo: 124
time: 16/9
genre: ante-dilluvium irish metal

[ChordPro]
capo: 2
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Messages In This Thread
old-style batch import? - by smw - 06-14-2015, 12:24 PM
RE: old-style batch import? - by bumblebee - 06-14-2015, 03:49 PM
RE: old-style batch import? - by smw - 06-15-2015, 12:26 PM
RE: old-style batch import? - by sciurius - 06-14-2015, 06:09 PM
RE: old-style batch import? - by smw - 06-15-2015, 12:33 PM
RE: old-style batch import? - by sciurius - 06-15-2015, 04:31 PM
RE: old-style batch import? - by itsme - 06-15-2015, 10:58 PM
RE: old-style batch import? - by sciurius - 06-15-2015, 11:04 PM

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