How's it going everyone.
Having a bit of trouble replacing certain phrases in filenames.
Basically I want to remove the following text (Prod. By XXXX) with XXXX being characters / name of the person who produced the file. For this example I want to remove (Prod. By Lil Jon)
Here is what I have done so far ;
Created a new action, replace w/ regular expression
Regular expression: (Prod. By [a-z])
Replace matches with: - I have left this blank as I want it replaced w/ nothing
Now if I run that all it removes is "Prod. By L" and I'm left with (il Jon) and I've tried adding the this expression (Prod. By [a-z]+\s+\u+\l+.) and I'm left w/ (
But if i try on another file it wont remove anything ?
Any ideas ?
There are some links about using of regular expressions in general:
Artist sortieren mit "The"
To avoid unwanted side effects I would not use the special Mp3tag system field _ALL, but the one and only tag field resp. Mp3tag system field which can carry the string in question, in your case it seems to be the _FILENAME system field (or the TITLE tag field?).
So your "replace using regular expression" action could be ...
Regular expression: (Prod. By .+)
Replace matches with:
DetlevD got it. The last part means "anything up to and including ')' "
Your biggest problem was that . ( and ) all have special meanings in RegEx and you need to escape them. Please follow-up letting us know if it worked or not.
Cheers tried that and it all worked! Thanks alot, much appreciated.