I am trying to use the "Tag - Filename" option to set the filenames of mp3 ID3v2 files, using this format string:
but it is not recognizing when multiple artists exist. This format string is attempting to recognize when there are multiple artists in the tag and switch the artist portion of the name to "Various Artists", to prevent creating overly long filenames when there are lots of multiple Artists in a song. Example:
The song "7" by Prince, is tagged with multiple artists "Prince" and "The New Generation". In Mp3tag the Artist displays the multiple Artists "Prince / The New Generation". But the formatting string
"$if($meta(artist,1),Various Artists,%artist%" is not finding a second artist in the offset "1" position.
Using this same formatting string in Foobar2000's File Rename recognizes it, so I'm wondering what the difference is in Mp3tag's recognition of multiples in the Artist tag and how to fix it.
And I'll say ahead of time that I do not want to tag files like this as "Various Artists" in the Album Artist because this is essentially the same Artist (Prince, aka The New Revolution), these are just two artist names for the same primary artist, Prince... I am just applying this naming scheme to the filename to keep its length under control but still adhere to a decipherable standard.
Any help is appreciated.