Simple title replacement or so it should be


#1

I have a very simple job to accomplish in that I have to replace all the words "cassette " in the Title to "Ca"

I have tried the alt5 option but it does not work for me..
What am I doing wrong?

This is such a great program, that I cant believe this task is not doable..

Best

Serge


#2

In the files list select all the files that you want to modify. (e.g. you could set a filter first like
%title% HAS cassette
)
Scan with the mouse cursor over the toolbar until you find the button for "Actions (quick)" and press it.
Select "Replace" as action type
Select Title as field.
Enter your search string, in your case I take it this would be "cassette"
As replace string enter "Ca"
Press OK
Wait until all the selected files have been dealt with.


#3

Hi.

I was going to thank you profusely but, unfortunately, it does not work.
I end up with the message 0 files replaced (or something like that...)

I select ALL. Is that OK?

Is there a way to select the title column only?

All my thanks nevertheless

Serge

I am including one file for sample


#4

Well, that depends ...
No, seriously: of course you can select the title field only. But DO IT. The Dialogue has a dropdown list which should be straight forward.
Unfortunately you did not include a file.
Much better would be screendump of the extended tags if any problems should remain.


#5

I assume, that you want to replace the one word text string "cassette" with the text string "Ca" in the TITLE tag-field.
Run the following action against the selected files.
Actiontype 2: Replace
Field: TITLE
Original: cassette
Replace with: Ca

[X] Only as whole word [_] Case sensitive comparison

From:
"Cassette abc cassette def Cassette"
To:
"Ca abc Ca def Ca"

DD.20110605.0506.CEST

Another proposal ...
Actiontype 2: Replace
Field: TITLE
Original: Cassette÷
Replace with: Ca

[_] Only as whole word [X] Case sensitive comparison

Note: Replace each special ÷ character with one space character.

From:
"Cassette abc cassette def Cassette"
To:
"Caabc cassette def Cassette"

Another proposal ...
Actiontype 5: Format value
Field: TITLE
Formatstring: 'Ca'$cutLeft(%TITLE%,8)

From:
"Cassette abc cassette def Cassette"
To:
"Ca abc cassette def Cassette"

Another proposal ...
Actiontype 5: Format value
Field: TITLE
Formatstring: 'Ca'$cutLeft(%TITLE%,9)

From:
"Cassette abc cassette def Cassette"
To:
"Caabc cassette def Cassette"

DD.20110606.0543.CEST


#6

Hi,

All my thanks to you too but It still does not work...

I am going to try to attach a file to this message...

I dont understand why my uploads failed...

After investigation I found that all my records are over (slightly for most) 2MB..

I did try to upload a file of 1.91 MB and that failed too...

Is there a way to increase the size allowed?

Thanks

Serge


#7

In case of a zipped archive file of big file size cannot be uploaded into the forum, you can choose one of the free file hosters, e. g. http://sendspace.com to upload your example file there and post the download link here.

As an alternative procedure, strongly recommended, you can run the following provided MTE export script against the file in question and attach the text output file to your next forum message.

Unzip all files from the following zip file into a temporary folder and execute the included command file, which copies the included MTE script into the right folder ...
20110607.Export.tag.dump.zip (863 Bytes)

Then execute the export script from within Mp3tag's File/Export dialog [Ctrl]+[E] against a file, which exposes the error case.
The output textfile will be created on the desktop.

DD.20110606.0606.CEST

20110607.Export.tag.dump.zip (863 Bytes)


#8

Coming back to the basic problem of replacing:

Could you check whether your files have APE tags as well?
(Or much better, as the next recommendation would be to throw them away anyway:
Check the options > mpeg that any option to read or write APE tags is OFF, delete is ON.)
Also check either the extended tags dialogue for indidual files or the column "Tag" in the file list whether any file says something about APE.
If so, remove the APE tags by selecting these files, cutting them with the function from the context menu of the file list and immediately past them again.
Now try the replacing stuff again.


#9

Hi,

Thanks.

I looked and there are no APE tags. (All boxes are checked to either not read them or remove if there)

I am still a bit puzzled by the 200k limitation to attach a file. Could it be that limitation is also a factor when processing the files themselves?

Sorry to have such a stubborn case :-)))

Serge


#10

No.

I did a small change to the service MTE script from post #7, now it displays %_tag_read% and %_tag% too.
Please respond and let us have a look into the resulting text file immediately.
For you and us it is not funny to fish in troubled waters.

DD.20110605.1635.CEST


#11

Hi,

I must be quite a clod but I don't remember my DOS days and I would ask, instead, if you could give me an email address to which I could attach the files directly?

They are small enough to be accepted by any email message.

Thanks friend.

Serge


#12

You do not know too much about the commandline interface of your windows operating system.
I gave you a full clickable installation procedure for the MTE script within the zip file.

I do really not need any music file, but just the list of the tag-fields and their content.
This textfile will get a size of a few Bytes to one or two KiloBytes and can be attached to a forum message.
If you want to keep the exported tag data privately, then send a private message within the forum system.

DD.20110605.1913.CEST


#13

NEW NEW
Just uploaded a file using the "large file Hosting"

PLEASE ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIVING IT CORRECTLY

Thanks

Serge


#14

The file has been received, and here are the relevant data ...

_TAG_READ:'ID3v2.4'
_TAG:'ID3v1 ID3v2.4'
_ID3V2_CHARACTER_ENCODING:'ISO-8859-1'
_MD5AUDIO:'8DC507732F33BBD546A4CF75DDF3F56C'
_MD5:'C494DAA057F3C21EE6AF2F9A993FAD8A'
_PATH:'F:\TEMP\Cassette A07A -06- Baby Now That I've Found You.mp3'
COMMENT:'Cassette;'
ALBUMARTIST:'Unknown'
ENCODEDBY:'75645389898989212409769876'
TITLE:'Cassette A07A -06- Baby Now That I've Found You'
ARTIST:'Unknown'
ALBUM:'Cassette A07A'

So ... now we can proove, what you have written in your requests what the data would be and what the data is in reality.
Actually, you should recognize it for yourself.
Compare the notation of the word "Cassette" with all the different spellings you have offered so far.

And I want to mention that the proposed Action "Replace" in post #5 will work at its best with the given TITLE string.
From:
TITLE:'Cassette A07A -06- Baby Now That I've Found You'
TITLE:'cassette A07A -06- Baby Now That I've Found You'
To:
TITLE:'Ca A07A -06- Baby Now That I've Found You'

DD.20110605.2000.CEST


#15
QUOTE (DetlevD @ Jun 5 2011, 13:35) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The file has been received, and here are the relevant data ...
_TAG_READ:'ID3v2.4'
_TAG:'ID3v1 ID3v2.4'
_CHAR_ENC:'ISO-8859-1
_MD5AUDIO:'8DC507732F33BBD546A4CF75DDF3F56C'
_MD5:'C494DAA057F3C21EE6AF2F9A993FAD8A'
_PATH:'F:\TEMP\Cassette A07A -06- Baby Now That I've Found You.mp3'
COMMENT:'Cassette;'
ALBUMARTIST:'Unknown'
ENCODEDBY:'75645389898989212409769876'
TITLE:'Cassette A07A -06- Baby Now That I've Found You'
ARTIST:'Unknown'
ALBUM:'Cassette A07A'

Attachment 3957 not found.

So ... now we can proove, what you have written in your requests what the data would be and what the data is in reality.
Actually, you should recognize it for yourself.
Compare the notation of the word "Cassette" with all the different spellings you have offered so far.

And I want to mention that the proposed Action "Replace" in post #5 will work at its best with the given TITLE string.
From:
TITLE:'Cassette A07A -06- Baby Now That I've Found You'
TITLE:'cassette A07A -06- Baby Now That I've Found You'
To:
TITLE:'Ca A07A -06- Baby Now That I've Found You'

DD.20110605.2000.CEST

Hi,

Many thanks for your answer which, for some reasons I only found now...

I am afraid I am still in the boondoks here...
I tried again and I'll be damned the thing does not work.

I do not understand what you mean when you say "Compare the notation of the word "Cassette" with all the different spellings you have offered so far."

Didn't I always used "Cassette"?

I have finally managed to run your example from post 5 (Format value)

And it appeared to have worked BUT my Titles still have the full "Cassette" and not the hoped for "Ca"

What am I doing wrong, friend?

When I say I want to change Title, I mean the Title that is displayed in the column referenced as Title in the MP3 Tag program...

My apologies for being so dumb...

Serge


#16

Your request grows from very easy up to be very unusual.

I do not know how the columns are named in your Mp3tag environment.
How the titles of the spreadsheet columns are named, that is not relevant.
We have to use the names of the tag-fields.
If you speek of 'TITLE', then I assume, that you mean the tag field 'TITLE', but not the tag field 'COMMENT'.

I recommend to set up a test bed to track the unusual situation.

  • Download the new zip file '20110607.Export.tag.dump.zip' (see post #7 above)
    ... and install the included Mp3tag MTE export script file.
  • Start Mp3tag.
  • Select only one test file to work on.
  • Create the tag-field dump report about the test file.
  • Perform only one of the both offered actions 'Format value' from post #5 above.
  • Create the tag-field dump report about the test file.
  • Upload both report files here.
  • Say what action has been executed against the test file.

DD.20110607.1017.CEST


#17

Hi,

I again thank you very much for your time in trying to elucidate my problem.

However I must confess again my ineptitude in trying to execute your instructions.
I am definitely lost in the process and I cannot rely on anybody who might be knowledgeable about it.

This being said I have two more attempts I would lie to try.

  1. Is it not possible to have the list of the fields displayed by MP3Tag and see how they correspond with the ID3V2tag?

  2. If that is not possible I wonder if there is a way to copy the filename to replace the title in the tag?

Why? I had been able to do all conversion through another utility program and now all my mp3 files are exactly the way the titles should be.

If there is a procedure to copy the file name into the title name my problem is finally solved.

Al my renewed thanks

Serge


#18

'sergec10', I would like to help solve your problems, but unfortunately you do not follow my instructions.

I tried to make it as easy as possible for you.
But you always do any other things than those which would actually be necessary for troubleshooting.

If you will be better served by the other utility program, then use it.
If you are ready to recognize the benefits of Mp3tag, then you are welcome to ask again how to solve your simple and even more advanced problems with Mp3tag.

I apologize because I am leaving this thread now.

DD.20110608.0234.CEST


#19

Hi,

I think you are mistaken.

I have not been able to follow your instructions simply because I am not capable of following them which I deeply regret.

And the reason I came to MP3tag is because I know it a being a very capable program when dealing with mp3 records. I have no other program to use contrary to what you seem to think.

I am sorry to see you leave the thread as you have been very helpful in trying to help me.

Thanks

Serge


#20

Just to get this going again:
could you sum up what you have done and what failed? I am a little lost now.