Cover Art WILDCARD Batch with Action Possible?


#1

I have read the post on how to create an action to pull the cover.jpg file from a folder to auto set the art for the files in that folder.

My question is this:

I have named all of my are by using a brief description of the album, so each one is different depending on the folder it is in. Is there a way to create an action to pull the only JPG file that is in the folder and apply it to the album art regardless of the name?

I have tied "*.jpg" and that doesn't work.

Is there a way to do this or will I have to go back and rename all of them to cover.jpg or a name that is all the same in order to use the batch action?

Thanks in advance.


#2

Wildcards are not possible here.
If you brief description of the album is the album name, you can use %album%.jpg or %artist% - %album%.jpg. If it is a name which can not be constructed from the tag-fields, the filename or the foldername, you have to rename them first to import them all in one go.


#3

... or one or some user defined tag-field/s too!

DD.20110119.2212.CET


#4

I've read this question about ten times here in the forum and always answered it is not possible with random filenames. But right now I had THE IDEA:

1. Step:
Go to: Tools > Options > Tags. In the field "Restrict incoming files to:" add
*.jpg (or/and *.gif , *.bmp , whatever you need). When you now load a directory into Mp3tag, jpg files are also listed.

2. Step:
Use the Filter (F3) with

%_extension% IS jpg
or
%_extension% MATCHES (jpg|jpeg|png|gif|bmp)

3. Step:
Use the Tag - Filename Converter with:

%_directory%
or
folder
cover
whatever

4. Step:
Now you can import all you all your images with the standard Import Cover From File action. Use:
%_directory%.jpg
or
folder.jpg
cover.jpg
whatever.jpg