I want to change "Slayer-DecadeOfAgression(CD2)-04-BlackMagic.mp3" (artist-album-track-title) to simply "Slayer - Black Magic.mp3" (artist - track) and have Mp3Tag place the artist and album and track and title information in the ID3 tag. How to do this? I read the FAQ and still do not understand...Thanks!
You can create a new action set which guesses values. Use _FILENAME as source format and %artist%-%album%-%track%-%title% as guessing pattern. Then create a new action which formats values. Use _FILENAME as field and %artist% - %title% as formatstring.
Using RegEx replace actions, you can also format "HelloWorld" to "Hello World". A quick an dirty example would be replacing (\u) with $1 (there is a space before $1). However, this will also change "CD" into " C D".
The RegEx (\u) with [space]$1 did not perform the expected action. What it did was replace "Al Green-CallMe" to " A l G r e e n - C a l l m e. m p 3". What other regex could i use?
The regular expression is fine, but you have to check the "case-sensitive omparison" checkbox.
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Replace with: [space]
Field: _FILENAME (or whatever you want)
Replace with: [space](
Look into the help for more