albumtypes plugin adds the ability to format and output album types,
such as “Album”, “EP”, “Single”, etc. For the list of available album types,
see the MusicBrainz documentation.
To use the
albumtypes plugin, enable it in your configuration
(see Using Plugins). The plugin defines a new field
you can use in your path formats or elsewhere.
A bug introduced in beets 1.6.0 could have possibly imported broken data into
albumtypes library field. Please follow the instructions described
a sanity check and potential fix. #%s4528
To configure the plugin, make a
albumtypes: section in your configuration
file. The available options are:
- types: An ordered list of album type to format mappings. The order of the mappings determines their order in the output. If a mapping is missing or blank, it will not be in the output.
- ignore_va: A list of types that should not be output for Various Artists albums. Useful for not adding redundant information - various artist albums are often compilations.
- bracket: Defines the brackets to enclose each album type in the output.
The default configuration looks like this:
albumtypes: types: - ep: 'EP' - single: 'Single' - soundtrack: 'OST' - live: 'Live' - compilation: 'Anthology' - remix: 'Remix' ignore_va: compilation bracket: ''
With path formats configured like:
paths: default: $albumartist/[$year]$atypes $album/... albumtype:soundtrack: Various Artists/$album [$year]$atypes/... comp: Various Artists/$album [$year]$atypes/...
The default plugin configuration generates paths that look like this, for example:
Aphex Twin/[EP][Remix] On Remixes Pink Floyd/[Live] p·u·l·s·e Various Artists/20th Century Lullabies  Various Artists/Ocean's Eleven [OST]