convert TPE1 to TPE2 leaving TPE1 blank


#1

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!


#2

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.


#3

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.