This is a great program, and one of a handfull of programs keeping me booting Windows on a regular basis. It beats Linux Easytag with a hammer.
Anyway, I’m wondering what the best way to remove a phrase that is in parenthesis from a Filename might be.
I make my filename out of various tag elements like:
%artist% - $num(%track%,2) - %title% - %album%
However the Title often has some additional information in paranthesis that I don’t want to be part of the Filename for two reasons:
- I’m trying to keep file names less than 64 characters so I can make CDs to play on my portable MP3 CD player.
- I understand CD-Rs do not appreciate parenthesis in any case.
But I would like to keep the parenthetical information in the track Title so it displays when I play the song (my player displays Artist - Title).
Otherwise I’d just do a Filename->Tag conversion and send the parenthetical expression to the Comment field, then rename the file with Tag->Filename.
I have an inelegant way of dealing with this now. I simply manually edit the filenames in cases where not many files in an album have parenthetical clauses. In other cases I run a Replace action that converts “(” in to "- ", then I can wipe the expression from the Filename by running a Filename->Filename conversion using something like this:
%1 - %2 - %3 - %4 - %5
%1 - %2 - %3 - %5
I searched through the English Support forum, but didn’t find any suggestions. Leider, ich spreche Deutsch wie ein Eingeboren - aus Madagascar.