NFO files/Music

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1 Music .nfo files

1.1 Music .nfo Files containing XML data

1.1.1 Artists

artist.nfo in the artist folder containing:

<artist>
  <name>Artist/Band Name</name>
  <genre clear=true>First Genre</genre>
  <genre>Second Genre</genre>
  ...
  <genre>Nth Genre</genre>
  <style clear=true>First Style</style>
  <style>Second Style</style>
  ...
  <style>Nth Style<style>
  <mood clear=true>First Mood</mood>
  <mood>Second Mood</mood>
  ...
  <mood>Nth Mood</mood>
  <yearsactive clear=true>First year active (1993)</yearsactive>
  <yearsactive>Second year active (1995)</yearsactive>
  ...
  <yearsactive>Nth year active (2000)</yearsactive>
  <born>Birth date of artist</born>
  <formed>Date band formed</formed>
  <instruments>Musical instruments used by artist/band</instruments>
  <biography>Artist/Band biography text</biography>
  <died>Date artist died</died>
  <disbanded>Date band broke up<disbanded>
  <thumb>/path/to/unix/style/artist/thumb1.tbn</thumb>
  <thumb>C:\path\to\win32\style\artist\thumb2.png</thumb>
  <thumb>http://path.to/www/remote/artist/thumb3.jpg</thumb>
  <thumb>smb://path/to/smb/remote/artist/thumbN.tbn</thumb>
  <album>
    <title>First Album Title</title>
    <year>Release year of first album</year>
  </album>
  ...
  <album>
    <title>Nth Album Title</title>
    <year>Release year of Nth album</year>
  </album>
</artist>

Note: Where indicated, tags can accept an optional "clear" boolean (true/false) attribute which clears corresponding scraped data and all values of similar tags up to that point.

1.1.2 Albums

album.nfo in the album folder containing:

<album>
  <title>The Album Title</title>
  <artist clear=true>First Artist</artist>
  <artist>Second Artist</artist>
  ...
  <artist>Nth Artist</artist>
  <genre clear=true>First Genre</genre>
  <genre>Second Genre</genre>
  ...
  <genre>Nth Genre</genre>
  <style clear=true>First Style</style>
  <style>Second Style</style>
  ...
  <style>Nth Style<style>
  <mood clear=true>First Mood</mood>
  <mood>Second Mood</mood>
  ...
  <mood>Nth Mood</mood>
  <theme clear=true>First Theme</theme>
  <theme>Second Theme</theme>
  ...
  <theme>Nth Theme</theme>
  <review>Album review text</review>
  <releasedate>Album release date</releasedate>
  <label>Record label the album was released under</label>
  <type>Erm...EP/LP? CD,Vinyl,DVDA,etc? I dunno</type>
  <year>Year album was released</year>
  <rating>Rating out of 5?<rating>
  <thumb>/path/to/unix/style/album/thumb1.tbn</thumb>
  <thumb>C:\path\to\win32\style\album\thumb2.png</thumb>
  <thumb>http://path.to/www/remote/album/thumb3.jpg</thumb>
  ...
  <thumb>smb://path/to/smb/remote/thumbN.tbn</thumb>
  <track>
    <position>Track Number (1)</position>
    <title>Title of first track</title>
    <duration>Length of first track (XXX min, MM:SS)</duration>
  </track>
  ...
  <track>
    <position>Track Number (N)</position>
    <title>Title of Nth track</title>
    <duration>Length of Nth track</duration>
  </track>
</album>

Note: Where indicated, tags can accept an optional "clear" boolean (true/false) attribute which clears corresponding scraped data and all values of similar tags up to that point.

1.2 Music .nfo files containing an URL

1.2.1 Artists

artist.nfo in the artist folder that points to the corresponding artist page on a supported scraper site, such as Allmusic.com.

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:gifoxqwkldae

artist.nfo assumes an artist/album directory layout

1.2.2 Albums

album.nfo in the album folder that points to the corresponding album page on a supported scraper site, such as Allmusic.com.

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:kifoxqualdde
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