help with replace function?


#1

ok maybe im just stupid, but ive searched through all the pinned regular expressions and i cant find one that will work for what i need it to do. im sure this question has been asked before, i just cant find it, so here ya go....

what i have-
title... 016 - Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze
artist... 016 - Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze

what i want-
title... Jimi Hendrix
artist... Purple Haze

any help would be MUCH appreciated, i have 3gb of music formatted like this and i really dont have an hour to manually fix all of it. thanks very much in advance

david


#2

I would convert the filenames in 3 steps.

Step 1: Sort your mp3 in mp3tag by filename, assuming you start with the songs
artist..., select and mark all your songs named like this

Step 2: Use ALT-3 (Converter filename - filename)
Mask formatstring for old filename
%1... %2 - %3 - %4

Mask formatstring for NEW filename
%1 %4

Check if the preview shows your desired filenames. Press OK.

Step 3:
Repeat Step 2:
Mask formatstring for old filename
%1... %2 - %3 - %4

Mask formatstring for NEW filename
%1 %3

Check if the preview shows your desired filenames. Press OK.


#3

I think it's about the tags Title and Artist, not the filename.