If you're interested in #funkwhale, you probably want to have a look at this: https://mastodon.eliotberriot.com/@eliotberriot/100521992644835464
TL;DR: big changes are coming, and your feedback as an instance owner, user or creator would be hugely appreciated to ensure we're doing the right think!
@hj in the first iteration, there is no deduplication planned, but I was thinking about a warning of some kind if one track you're uploading is already available in a library you have access to, with a way to bypass it if you want.
I don't think keeping the file structure is possible when you're uploading via a web browser, however, we could imagine a client you would install on your machine to sync your libraries accross devices that would enable this use case!
@hj I think I remember that. I cannot find the ticket again though, but I've been thinking more and more about allowing user to add custom tags to artists / albums / tags, which would be very flexible.
That would be a first step toward more personal classification of the music. What do you think?