Some help with File Renaming Action please!

Hey guys,

Been a while since i posted here! :slight_smile:
MP3Tag has helped me move on to a higher level though!
(My entire music collection is now neatly organised).

I still came across a specific issue i would like to solve though.

I am a DJ as well and have been starting to use more and more MP3's as of late.
The downside is, some of these come in a VBR format which i do not want.

After some messing around with Foobar2000 i got it configured so i can filter out VBR files and recode them using lame.exe very easily.

Because replacing the file simultaneously wil not work however, the converted files are saved as %Filename%_RECODE.

Now i would like to use MP3Tag to set up an action, that allows me to get rid of the _RECODE text after i delete the older files.

I am looking at the action with the Replace Function now, but can not get it to work.

Right now it looks like this:
$replace(%FILENAME%,%FILENAME%_RECODE,%FILENAME%)

I am probably doing something wrong with the syntax here, so i was really hoping someone here could help me out!

Thanks a million in advance! :slight_smile:

Try this:

$replace(%_filename%,_RECODE,)

That, does not change anything unfortunatly. :frowning:

You forgot to mention what action type you are using.

What newser suggested works with

Action type: Format value
Field: _FILENAME
Format string: $replace(%_filename%,_RECODE,)

Thanks for the tip!

I was indeed using the Format Value action.

Though, i had the %filename% field selected. :slight_smile: