I have what I consider to be a rather obscure scenario, listed here is a sample of a several files that I have that I am looking to change, and eventually convert to a tag…… Joell Ortiz F. Cashmere, Maino, Big Daddy Kane, Solomon - Brooklyn (Remix).mp3…..
I am looking to create a function that goes through and adds to the artist name anything that is in the parenthesis…..so the filename would look like this Joell Ortiz F. Cashmere, Maino, Big Daddy Kane, Solomon - Brooklyn (Remix).mp3…..is there a way that I can do this…if so can anyone here provide any instructions?
Your request doesn't make sense. Try explaining it again. Are you trying to change a file name, trying to extract artist names from a file name, or trying to do something else? What about parentheses? In your example, there are no artist names in the parentheses.
Hindsight being what it is, I was probably rushing through and didn't explain it very well…..Let me try again.
I DeeJay…and am very meticulous when it comes to naming my files and using those names as tags for display in the software I use……there's probably a bit of OCD going on here…LOL. I have roughly 900 files that look like this Keith Sweat - Knew It All Along (F. Johnny Gill & Gerald Levert).mp3 what I am hoping to do is append to the artists name which is this case is Keith Sweat with whatever is in the parenthesis so the filename would look like this Keith Sweat F. Johnny Gill & Gerald Levert - Knew It All Along rather than the latter…..I have been doing this manually…but must say that its getting tiresome….and if I can automate the process that would be great….problem is I don’t know how…..once the renaming is done, I will retag everything based on those new filenames where the artists will display as Keith Sweat F. Johnny Gill & Gerald Levert (followed by a hyphen..then song name Knew It All Along.
I hope this provides a better explanation of what I am trying to do…..
Old filename pattern:
%1 - %2 (%3)
New filename pattern:
%1, %3 - %2
The , is optional after %1 but IMO it's better to have some sort of separator.
See help here https://docs.mp3tag.de/converters/rearrange-filenames