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View Poll Results: How do you have your music on your MP3 Player
I always have entire albums and never anything less. 8 17.39%
I pick and choose, some might be full albums, others might be 1-2 songs from an album. 24 52.17%
I don't really care, I throw whatever I want on my MP3 player. 14 30.43%
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Old June 9 2009, 04:09 PM   #16
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Re: How do you set up your MP3's?

To me, songs are like a buffet. I bought one artist's album, and that was because it was about $5.99 that week at Amazon. For most artists in my playlist, I only have 2-3 of their songs.

I only have complete albums of soundtracks, like the Dark Knight and ST XI. With instrumental soundtracks, I never know which track is my favorite one from the movie.
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Old June 9 2009, 04:35 PM   #17
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Re: How do you set up your MP3's?

Some albums are just impossible to break up, though. Could you imagine breaking up Darkside of the Moon and only have a song or two off of it?
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Old June 9 2009, 05:03 PM   #18
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I just upload the track I want and delete all info, save for artist name, song title and genre. It makes navigation on my iPod Touch much easier.
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Old June 9 2009, 05:29 PM   #19
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Re: How do you set up your MP3's?

Really? I ensure everything is accurate (including album, album artwork, year the album was produced, and track order).
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Old June 9 2009, 06:40 PM   #20
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Re: How do you set up your MP3's?

I don't have an mp3 player/iPod, so I just use Winamp on the computer for playing them. I like to get as complete a discography as possible for my favourite bands/artists, and I'll get the odd loose track by others as and when.

So I have artist folders with album folders inside, and one "Various Artists" folder for the odd tracks. I always run albums through an mp3tag program as well - I use artist, song, album, year, track number and genre tags. And I like to have the album cover in there.

I do like making playlists based on mood or genre, as well.
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Old June 9 2009, 07:58 PM   #21
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Re: How do you set up your MP3's?

I'm one of those people that feels like they have to have the whole album even if there are only 2-4 "good" songs on it. Storage space isn't enough of an issue to disturb my perfectionist aspirations.

In rare cases where I have no interest in the album or there is only one track I like, I have an "Unsorted" folder with 100 loose tracks in it. I retag those track to have the album listed as "Unsorted" so they are grouped tidily. The other 6,350 songs in my collection are part of complete albums.
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Old June 9 2009, 08:41 PM   #22
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Re: How do you set up your MP3's?

I pick & choose even from the CD's that I own. I break up songs into some basic genres, but I normally have the player set to play a random selection. The only thing that I like to know is the year of release, so I can place the song within the context of my life.
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Old June 9 2009, 08:43 PM   #23
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Re: How do you set up your MP3's?

I do have several albums on my Zune, but usually i find a song that i like and download it, so i chose the middle option.
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Old June 9 2009, 09:25 PM   #24
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Re: How do you set up your MP3's?

Both, but mostly full albums. And, this might seem odd and is a sign of my age, but for a lot of the classic albums of my youth I make sub-folders for each "side." I set the player to play just the folder, so I have to manually advance it to the next "side." I feel like it gives a better feel of how the album was originally planned, and I like listening to them the way I grew up with.

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Old June 9 2009, 11:14 PM   #25
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Re: How do you set up your MP3's?

Oh my god, I waste SO much time organizing my MP3s. I have a playlist at home on my entertainment center PC which consists of albums in their entirety, it's about 100 albums by various artists I'm interested in at the moment. On my portable MP3 player on the other hand I try to narrow it down to just the hits since I only listen to it about 15-30 minutes at a time and really want the songs to jump out at me- right now I have 231 songs by 56 artists. I've been meaning to revise my portable, the last time I've went through and cleared it out and put new songs on was about a year and a half ago. It generally takes me about 3-4 hour minimum to cycle through all my albums and decide which songs to include, so I keep putting it off.
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