It happened to me to use material from friends who use a mysterious way of tagging
*file shows the name this way:
name-surname-i-am- the nicest-boy
*tag title is shown this way
name surname- i am the nicest boy
*tag artist shows the friends name
*tag album show the album etc
Is there a fast way to
1/ move the tag artist field into the album field
2/ 'cut' name surname from the title field and paste into the artist field but retain the real title on the title tag?
For the moment i do this work manually .Sometimes it s a lot of tasking
1.) With move the tag artist field into album field you mean you want to delete it in the artist field (blank the artist field) and overwrite the current content in the album field with the content from artist field completely?
2.) If you 'cut' something, you delete it at the source and don't retain it. Do you want to COPY the name and surname from title into the artist field?
3.) What do you mean with "real title"?
It would be easier to understand if you show us some real example tags with real content BEFORE and AFTER the changes you want to do. So we can see what exactly do you want to COPY or DELETE and what to keep and what to remove.
I hop you understand on what i do with two options
In the first two files i kept the underscore while in the bottom two i removed them There are many cases tat this underscore is replaced with standard dash (-)
Somethin goes bad Unfortunately the singer goes to title and tile goes to artist..
THIS HAPPENED AFTER MAKING THE ABOVE ACTION AND INSISTED IN THIS WAY WITH THE FORMAT AS ALREADY NOTICED: IN TITLE FIELD
SINGER SINGER SINGER - TITLE TITLE TITLE
To use a regular expression, the original content has to EXACTLY match the expression.
Your TITLE in the last example does not have an underscore and does not have the artist in front of the title name as it was shown in the first example.
Such an automation only works, if your source tag TITLE contains always the same parts, like some artist name before the space underscore space _ followed by some title name after the underscore
In your last example, there is nothing in TITLE what could be used to divide parts into other tags.
You should try to get some structure in your tags and/or filename.
It is impossible to use any automation with a filename like ali-ahamed-anwar-cinta-pandang-pertama-1982.mp3
or TITLEs that contain either a romzi
or ali ahamed anwar - cinta pandang pertama (1982)