Converters to rename files or to import tags


Mp3tag provides a variety of possibilities to get tag information from parts of the filename or rename files based on the information stored in the tag of a file.

The base concept behind all converters in Mp3tag is the so called format string, which describes a pattern (or template) of a filename or a line in a tag-list file.

A format string consists of any characters and predefined placeholders or scripting functions. Every placeholder begins with the percent sign %, followed by a tag field name and ends with the percent sign.
For example, the placeholder %album% refers to the Album field.

Batch File Renaming
How to tag audio files based on folder name
Extract text from title or filename
folder structure importing
How change columns ?
How can I rename the folder using the *album* tag ?
[Formating] How can i format, rename and export
Tagging from folders and files
How do I create folders for all albums tagged?
Can you setup a file naming script?
Filename Title?
Putting Filenames as Titles in MP3s on all files in a folder
Get tags from file
Is there a setting that creates folders after files have been tagged?
basic instructions
Keeping tracks in correct order
Title to Exactly Match Filename
Ordnerstruktur erstellen anhand der Tags
Tags from folder name
[X] Special chars in tags retrieved from Amazon or freedb cause invalid filenames
Feature Request: Create folder for each Artist
Getting folder name as album tag
Auto Sorting Batch Job to Folders
Volumed (multiple part) Compilation Folder Creation
Exporting yields only folder.jpg as cover art image for all albums
Album Art saved to all my tracks instead of one
[X] Tag to Filename has an issue with slashes in the tag names
Creating title ID tag from file name WITHOUT the leading track #
i just want to change the title so they are the same as filename
Dateiname und fortlaufende Nummer
Filename to Artist and Title
How do I Autotag by filename?
Setting full directory path to "Genre" tag?
Convert Filename to tags
Important FAQ change regarding folder rename
[X] Verzeichnis wird geändert, wenn Dateiname geändert wird bei '/\' im Interpret
Tagging Using folder and subfolders only
Dateinamen einfach umbennen
Tags from file path
Physically moving files
Thanks and documentation suggestion

How to rename files based on tags?

Renaming files, creating folders and complete directory structures from tags can be done by using the :mt_ttf: Converter > Tag - Filename with a format string. A format string is used to describe the structure of the desired filename.

Besides using normal placeholders (such as %artist%, %title%, ...) and arbitrary text (e.g., Music) it also allows for separating folders with the backslash \ character.

Here is an example that renames the file based on the tags using the Tracknumber. Title format:
$num(%track%,2). %title%
Please note, that the $num scripting function is used to ensure double-digit track numbers.

How to create directory structures based on the tags and move the files?

When you're using a backslash in a format string, Mp3tag will create a directory from the part of the format string in front of a backslash.

Here is an example that creates new directories under D:\Music:
D:\Music\$left(%artist%,1)\%artist%-%year%-%album%\$num(%track%,2). %title%
The same is also possible using relative path names (instead of an absolute path in the example above) which creates the new directory below the current working directory:
%artist%-%year%-%album%\$num(%track%,2). %title%

Please note, that the whole range of Mp3tag's Scripting Functions can be used in the format string.

naming convention help
Rearrange files by album name
File name to tag action
Interpreten automatisch nach Titelnummer im Dateinamen einfügen
How do I rename multiple folders from one folder?
Programm leer starten und Verzeichnisse umbenennen

How to import parts of the filename into the tag?

Importing tags for filenames and directory names can be done by using the Converter > Filename - Tag Converter > Filename - Tag.

The basic concept is the notion of a format string which describes the structure of the name to import from. The format string is built of either standard text (e.g., Music), placeholders (such as %artist%, %title%, ...), or backslash characters \ that denote directory structures.

Here is an example that imports tags from a file name 02. Four Ton Mantis.mp3
%track%. %title%

Please note how the format string completely resembles the structure of the file name.

How to import parts of the folder structure into the tag?

It's also possible to import information from the directory structure of the file path where the backslash character is used to mark the different folders.

For example, the information from the path
Amon Tobin\[2000] supermodified\02 - For Ton Mantis.mp3
can be imported using
%artist%\[%year%] %album%\%track% - %title%

Of course, sometimes it's also needed to omit some information that should not imported to the tag. This can be done using the %dummy% placeholder for the unneeded part of the file path.

Updating Title
Elements of Filepath for Tags
Remove Characters from middle of Tag
File name correction (Renaming)
Copy filename to title
Folder-like tagging system?
Interpreten automatisch nach Titelnummer im Dateinamen einfügen
Teile aus Dateiname in TSOT übernehmen