Filename to Tag Okay button grayed out


#1

Hi,

I've been trying to get the "Filename - Tag" to work, but it won't. Whenever I open it the OK button is grayed out and won't let me click it. Please help and thanx in advance.


#2

You have to enter a mask to tell mp3tag which part of the filename should end up in which tag.
A filename like

01 I can't get no Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones.mp3

would send, if you used such a mask:
%track% %title% - %artist%

the 01 to the field track,
I can't get no satisfaction to the field title
and
The Rolling Stones to the field artist.

The right-arrow-button display a list of possible tag variables from which you can choose. You also get a preview which data lands in which tag.


#3

Hi ohrenkino,

I'm am having the same problem than shockerama, and I came to the conclusion this looks too much like a bug to me to not be reported. So here it goes:

Steps to reproduce:

:slight_smile: the default string was shit. Had too many %thingys% I deleted one and than it worked

Ps: Thx everyone who's working on this thing!


#4

The "problem" is that your mask does not reflect the pattern of your filename. E.g. you have too many blanks between the hyphens.
So your filename has a number, a blank, a hyphen, a blank, a string, a blank, a hyphen, a number, a hyphen, a number.
I cannot see a part in that filename that looks like an artist.
So I would use the following mask:
%track% - %title% - %dummy%-%discnumber%

The %dummy% is for that part that looks like a repetition of the track number.