This seems simple but it is not working anymore. I have done this in the past with no issues but recently is has stopped working properly. I have a text file which is just a list of song titles. That's it, just titles. Each title is on a single line. There are no special characters in the titles. There are no spaces before or after the titles. When I try to use the Text file -> Tag feature, I get an error saying "Cannot parse line 1", "Cannot parse line 2", "Cannot parse line 3" etc. In the field for Format string: I have %title% . That is all that I want there. It seems to work just fine when I try it for any other field such as %album% or %artist% or %genre%. Just doesn't for %title%. Any idea what is going on here? Thanks.
The way you describe it, it should work.
The only things I could imagine: when you tried it with %title% the file was still in a rich format mode as saved by word processors. After that, when you checked and retried it with %album% and other fields, you had saved the file as plain text.
Or you have to supply a sample of the data so that others can try it.
Yes it should work. I tried again and here are the screen shots. I am using four mp3s that I took randomly from my collection. I created a text file with the test titles. One per line. Nothing special about them. It is just a .txt file and it is in the folder containing the mp3s.
Not a lot.
Could you check the files for integrity?
Because ... I tried to import plain text data into %title% and it works ... so I can't really reproduce it.
Or you could post the data file ... so that I can have a try with the original data.
ALWAYS check for trailing spaces in the format string! They're not always "visible".