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#1 drossvirex

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Posted July 11, 2014 - 10:10 PM

Examples of a naming system with information. Makes it easy for people who want to organize or know what each song has for whatever reason, like adding a bunch of vocals for a karaoke only section. It would be much easier to remember what parts are in each song.

This would help authors looking to add parts to others songs and wanting to get parts added to their songs.

Anything else relevant? These are just examples, it doesn't have to be exactly like this.

3 Libras-ConM-FB Full Band with multitrack. This would be all possible parts up to C3/HMX standards.

3 Libras-ConM-VHGBDk Almost Full Band. Could have/not have multitrack. If a song does not have it, there is no M. Does not have keyboards, although it could. The small k shows that the song does have keyboards, but they weren't charted. If the song didn't have X instrument, it would not be on the file name. Certain agreed on authoring standards would apply.

3 Libras-Con-VHgbdk
Vocals with harmonies. No multitrack.

3 Libras-Con-VhGBDK Full Band without harmonies. No mulitrack.

Etc...

#2 Nightmare Lyra

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Posted July 11, 2014 - 10:39 PM

What does "3 Libras" mean?

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#3 Nyxyxylyth

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Posted July 11, 2014 - 11:16 PM

I'm not sure how filenames help. They're not visible on the console.

#4 MrKnifeGuy

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Posted July 12, 2014 - 01:03 AM

What does "3 Libras" mean?

Im not going to answer for anyone, but if I am assuming correctly "3 Libras" is a song off of A Perfect Circles first album.

#5 espher

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Posted July 12, 2014 - 01:33 AM

We've gone over trying to establish a good filename convention and it's tough to do while keeping lengths short unless you go for some conventions that you almost need a guide to decipher.

Even something like [4-character author/source abbreviation]_[Artist & Song Abbreviation]_ABCDEFG, with a convention like the below, gives you 20-25 characters, which is a safe limit, but you still need to know the key.

Example convention.
A = Guitar; Y for yes, N for no, P for pro
B = Bass; Y for yes, N for no, P for pro
C = Drums; Y for yes, N for no, P for pro
D = Vocals; Y for yes, N for no, H for harmonies
E = Keys; Y for yes, N for no, P for pro, R for rhythm on keys
F = Difficulties; X for expert-only, A for all, C for quickly-CAT-reduced all
G = Audio; M for multi, K for karaoke, S for single

esph_AdeleSLYou_NNNHPAM is a good compact name but not very 'readable', but something like c3_espher_adele_someonelikeyou_hpk_am_rb3con is way too clunky and might not load properly.

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#6 StackOverflow0x

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Posted July 12, 2014 - 01:41 AM

I just wish everyone named theirs as just song names like HMX. Artist, if it shares its name with a song in a DB, but otherwise all too clunky.

#7 espher

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Posted July 12, 2014 - 02:22 PM

I just wish everyone named theirs as just song names like HMX. Artist, if it shares its name with a song in a DB, but otherwise all too clunky.


If we named ours "like HMX", they'd be alphanumeric strings that would tell you nothing and you'd have to use a program to open the package in C3 CON Tools or similar to see what was in there.

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#8 Farottone

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Posted July 12, 2014 - 04:24 PM

We need to come up with new problems to find solutions for, right now!




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