inadvertently i added the latest Bit Rate etc data to some File Names before i worked out how to delete the old previous data
a lot of options won't work here: the length from the start is of course highly variable: and also the length from teh END (due the differing data); the actual data to be deleted is not consistently the same eg the bit rate & sample rate vary
so the best i could think of are variations on this involving ? (or *) wild cards; but i can't work out just where (what MP3Tag function) i can use wild cards
so i want to delete this example string out of File name ...
(there may be an issue with the ]'s, in which case i would do a global replace and change them all back to normal brackets)
beyond my expertise. by the way, i can't see how to use %dummy% in this case as there are several different fields that might be embedded in the files names - in some but not oithers eg 'live', location, concert name, etc.
as far as i can tell NONE of that will work with this data; but thanks for the reminder about single quotes and special chars.
and no, i don't know about you, but i have a lot going on over past months, and any time before, so NO, i do NOT remember all of these Threads - AND i find it impossible to find when i search (as indicated) any way. what is the saying about sorting the chaff from something?
as i thought i said, i CANNOT rebuild the File Name from existing Tags because the Title Tag is virtually identical to the File Name tag, ie, although i can get Artist and Duration etc as separate Tags, i can not get a 'minimalist' Title Tag, but just saying that gives me an idea - which i have to think about/check. can I rebuild the TITLE Tag - basically by truncating, and then use that minimal Title tag to then rebuild the File Name?
(not sure if that actually works given the fact that Title/s have almost the same data as File Names,; but i will have a look and see.)
the key issue/problem in all of this is that both the individual File Names and the Title Tags vary so much from both ends because of individual track-specific embedded data, including eg Venue, etc.