How Do You Change the Name of the Export File?

I always feel like I am posting the stupidest questions, because I can't figure something out and can't find it referenced anywhere.

I have a bunch of different exports and I want them all to have different output file names, but they always come with the name entered in the Export Configuration dialog. I have tried playing with the $FileName() function, but it appears useless.

What am I doing wrong?

You can use placeholders for the file name, e.g. %artist%-%album%.txt

Kind regards,

That sounds interesting, but I am not sure how I would use it.

This may work best with an example.

  • Export A1 should always have the export file name of "c:\mp3s\ExportA.txt"
  • Export B1 should always have the export file name of "c:\mp3s\ExportB.txt"

What do I need to do?

Just write this file name as a parameter in the corresponding export, e.g. in A1.mte in the first line:

Some text...


$filename(c:\mp3s\ExportA.txt)Some text...


Thanks for your patience. I see what my issue was. You need to run the export before the default choice changes on the dialog box, which makes sense.

What am I doing wrong?

Sounds like the bug reported at , now partially fixed.