convert TPE1 to TPE2 leaving TPE1 blank


hey, in short i want to convert all my album tags(TPE1) to album artist tags(TPE2) leaving the artist field blank. i don't want to do them individually b/c i have 88 compilation albums that all have different artist in each and every album, (a WHOLE lot of artists).

i gotta do it for my crummy new ipod that wont let me sort with compilations, which gives me a listing of a couple hundred artists names i don't wanna see. so i figure if i change artist field to album artist and change artist to say "VA" or leave it blank, when im listening to the albums ill still know who im listening to but i wont have to break my thumb scrolling around in the artist listing to get to my favorite artist... any response is appreciated!


You can do this with this action set

Action #1:
Action type: Format value
Field: BAND
Formatstring: %artist%

Action #2:
Action type: Remove fields
Fields to remove (semicolon-separated): artist

But have you tried to set the field ITUNESCOMPILATION to 1 via the :mt_tag: extended tag dialog? That might also solve your problem.


ohh wow, this is exactly what i needed, thanks so much. thought it would have to be overly complicated but it was very simple indeed.