I have created a simple tool - nothing fancy - just a quick release of an idea - maybe a one shot.
This "Mp3tagGetFormatStrings" tool extracts user created format strings out of Mp3tag filter- and convert-dialogs and saves them to a text file.
This tool is freeware without any warranty. Tested with Mp3tag v2.45d on Windows XP SP3. Use at your own risk.
Make sure to install the "Mp3tag" application made by Florian Heidenreich before running this tool.
This tool "Mp3tagGetFormatStrings.exe" expects that the "Mp3tag" application is properly installed and that there exist a user related "%AppData%\Mp3tag\data" folder.
Put this "Mp3tagGetFormatStrings.exe" file into a new folder with a name of your will and run it.
When "Mp3tagGetFormatStrings.exe" file runs the first time, it extracts two helper runtime module files (*.dll) from its own - this is normal and has no risk.
The user will be asked by dialog to search for the installation location of "Mp3tag.exe".
For later usage, the "Mp3tag.exe" install path will be stored into a ini text file, which is stored in the same folder where this tool is located.
The resulting text file, which contains the format strings, will be stored in the user related "%AppData%\Mp3tag\data" folder.
At end, an Explorer window will pop up in this folder.
And please take into account and keep in mind, that Mp3tagGetFormatStrings is a GUI control program, that means:
While Mp3tagGetFormatStrings is running: !!! Hands off from keybord and mouse. !!!
Version 1.03 is available.
There is still a quirk in the moment, when Mp3tag is launched by Mp3tagGetFormatStrings and Mp3tag just receives it's update info message from the Internet.
The upcoming update dialog cannot be handled at this time.
Appropriate workaround is: close Mp3tag and close Mp3tagGetFormatStrings, process the Mp3tag update, then start Mp3tagGetFormatStrings again.
Mp3tagGetFormatStrings Version 1.04 is available.
Added support for converter "Tag - Tag", new in Mp3tag v2.50.
Mp3tagGetFormatStrings Version 1.06 is available.
Should support Mp3tag v2.51 .. v2.54 .. 2.69a