Actions


#1

I've been using mp3tag for over a year and am delighted with it... but one thing still puzzles me: why using an Action am I allowed to edit tags etc. but not to import tags from a taglist files, set filenames from tags etc.?


#2

Actually, you can set filenames from tags by using a Format value action with _FILENAME as field and %artist% - %title% for example as format string. Importing from text on the other side is not possible.


#3

Neat - thanks!

And do you know a way of getting an Action to set %album artist% and %artist% from a pathname such as

albumartist/album/track title.wma

?

Thanks.


#4

Action type: Guess values
Source format: %_parent_directory%\%_directory%
Guessing pattern: %album artist%\%artist%


#5

Excellent! Thanks Dano.

Guessing pattern: %album artist%\%artist%

Suggestion: It would be really good for the Help to reveal that such richeness is allowed. It says just "Source format string" and mentions only that "one tag field" may be used.

%_parent_directory%

Where can I find this stuff out for myself? I see no mention of that placeholder in the Help. Thanks.


#6

http://www.help.mp3tag.de/en/options_export.html#placeholder


#7

That's for "Placeholders for export configurations" not Actions.


#8

They work in almost every place of the program.


#9

Meaning that the same list of placeholders applies whereever placeholders are allowed?


#10

Almost. Just try it out :slight_smile:


#11

Thanks.

Suggestion for improvement: add to Help a list of the placeholders allowed in format strings.