Split title into individual fields?


#1

Been getting a number of mp3 with the Title field as "Title - Artist" or "Artist - Title" and the Artist field set as something like "Various".

I know there must be some way of splitting the Title field into the correct individual fields but can't seem to figure it out. How do I do this?

I've previously relied on converting filenames to tags but now this isn't an option as many of the files are often having incorrect or truncated filenames.


#2

You would have to select the files that show the same pattern. MP3tag by itself does not know whether a string is a title or an artist.
But once you have done that, you can automate it:

Create an action of the type "Guess values" for TITLE
Guessing pattern: %artist% - %title%

or
Guessing pattern: %title% - %artist%

Please note that the pattern has to match exactly, e.g.
%artist%-%title%
is a different pattern.


#3

Thanks a lot! :slight_smile:
That works fine, I knew the solution was simple but overlooked the slightly cryptic sounding "guess" function.