Note: This page is quite old and is likely out of date. My opinions may have also changed dramatically since this was written. It is here as a reference until I get around to updating it.
sudo yum install python-pip chromaprint-tools -y sudo pip-python install beets sudo pip-python install pyacoustid sudo pip-python install rgain sudo pip-python install pylast
Configure ~/.beetsconfig like so:
[beets] path_format: $artist/$album/$track - $title import_copy: yes import_write: yes import_resume: ask import_art: yes import_quiet_fallback: skip import_timid: no ignore: .AppleDouble ._* *~ .DS_Store threaded: yes color: yes plugins: chroma embedart lastgenre replaygain scrub [paths] default: $albumartist/$album/$track - $title singleton: $artist/$title comp: Compilations/$album/$track - $title [replaygain] overwrite: yes
The following command will import music from the given path and copy it into the directory specified in the configuration file.
beet import /path/to/music
-C will do the same thing but will update the files in place
rather than copying them elsewhere:
beet import -C /path/to/music
And finally if you want the metadata to only exist in the database (not update
the files) you can pass it the
-W flag like so:
beet import -W /path/to/music
-A flag will import the music without checking the tags. And finally the
-q will suppress the prompts and only import the files that have a 95% chance