Convert > Filename - Tag problem


#1

I know that this is not very "standard", but all my MP3/FLAC/whatever files have the following format:

01 Army Of Me.flac
02 Hyper-Ballad.flac
03 The Modern Things.flac
...

i.e. no dash between the track number and the track title.

Now I would like to generate the tags automatically, so I'm using the following format string:

%track% %title%

The problem is that I get the following values:

track = 01 Army Of
title = Me

instead of:

track = 01
title = Army Of Me

Is there anything I can do to solve this problem?

Olivier


#2

Olivier,

thanks for reporting this issue - I'll change the greedyness of the formatstring parser to the next release.

Best regards,
~ Florian


#3

I have another problem with the Filename > Tag conversion. My filenames look like this:

01 oranje boven - De Euromaster.mp3
02 ba da da (rotterdam mix) - The Ultimate Seduction.mp3
03 ik wil dansen - Underground nation Of Rotterdam.mp3
...

I want them the other way round, but the entry in freedb was wrapped. So I changed the names by using the Tag > Filename converter and then I want to change the tags using the Filename > Tag converter. The filter I used is

%track% %title% - %interpret%

so everything should go well. But even if mp3tag shows me the right assignments in the preview it doesn't assign the interpret tag. It's still empty. I reproduced it with the current development version.

Are there some ideas to solve this problem?

edit:

I found the solution, I have to use the artist tag. But do I have now interpret - tags in my mp3 files after trying this?


#4

Yes, but you can remove it from the tags by selecting all files and use the remove button of the View, Tags... dialog.

Best regards,
~ Florian