Name Change


#1

Hi,
Back again. Just a little query: How can I change

Chapman, Steven Curtis
to
Steven Curtis Chapman

also
Chapman, Steven Curtis and Jo Dee Messina
to
Steven Curtis Chapman and Jo Dee Messina

also
Steven Curtis Chapman and Messina, Jo Dee
to
Steven Curtis Chapman and Jo Dee Messina

As usual, for me, any help very gratefully appreciated.


#2

Cannot believe that Mp3tag cannot do this!? :rolleyes:


#3

I'll forewarn your that I'm not an Actions and/or RegEx expert, and if this turns out like the other thread I tried to help in, dano will probably come along and put me in my place, Lol. But, I'll TRY to help...

Replace with regular expression
Field: Artist or Band (I'm assuming)
Regular expression: (.), (.)
Replace matches with: $2 $1

Replace with regular expression
Field: Artist or Band (I'm assuming)
Regular expression: (), (.) and (.*)
Replace matches with: $2 $1 and $3

Replace with regular expression
Field: Artist or Band (I'm assuming)
Regular expression: (.) and (.), (.*)
Replace matches with: $1 and $3 $2

and I guess in the off chance:

Replace with regular expression
Field: Artist or Band (I'm assuming)
Regular expression: (.), (.) and (.), (.)
Replace matches with: $2 $1 and $4 $3

Really, just reading up on the help files and message board posts along with some experimentation would surely allow you to figure this out though. :\ I would test what I've put ^ up there though, make sure it's working properly before you mess up all your files and come knocking on my door with a pitchfork, Lol. Guess you could also wait for someone else that knows what they're doing to come along and confirm it's right or offers something better. shrugs


#4

I'm just not an expert full stop. I do appreciate all the help I get from the forum. I do try to solve the problem myself but generally with no luck.
Anyhow, enough of the B.S. - all the above work 100%.
This will save me so much time retagging a lot of my karaoke files.

Thanks, thanks and lots more thanks. I'll dedicate my next song for you. :smiley: