Need help with advanced filename to tags


#1

Hi, my filenames are in format like:

%artist% - %title% (%remixer%) [%track%] {%album%}

My problem is that not always each tag is in the filename, for example sometimes there's no remixer, then my filename looks like this:

%artist% - %title% [%track%] (%album%)

And like that I have a few formats, depending on the information I have about a track. I would like to rename my whole selection at once but now I have to change my format string for each possible filename format, then select the files with similar format and process. Is there a way to automate this? Like searching if there's no [...] in the filename, then ignore the [%track%] in the format string. Or scripting like if file contains "(" AND "[" AND "{" use this format string and so on.

Any help appreciated!


#2

You can be lucky tha you apparently have always filled TRACK as the square brackets enclose optional parts in the converter tag-filename.
If you want to keep the square brackets as literals, use '[' in apostrophes.
So, for your example with the likely missing remixer the mask looks like this:
%artist% - %title% [(%remixer%) ]'['%track%']' {%album%}


#3

Hi ohrenkino, thanks for your reply. Square brackets as optional parts would be great but I tried every way but can't make this work. Are you sure this works for filename -> tag?


#4

Sorry - did I read something wrong? I thought we were talking about tag-filename. probably my mistake prior to the afternoon cup of coffee.

Also apologies if I wasted your time - no, for the import of data you have to be exact.
So there is no way around than to apply sensible filters and then extract the data with the appropriate mask.