I've just converted a whole bunch of live music shows to flac from shn. I would like to tag them based on information in the containing folder names.
example folder name: gd77-05-07.sbd.Boston.Garden.flac16
I would like to tag the files with the date and venue extracted from this info, is this possible with mp3tag?
Maybe you can say a little more about the folder names, what parts are consistent or how can venue and date be recognized.
Well I've changed the folder names a bit I've removed any "." in venue names so "Boston.Garden" is now "Boston Garden"
Before the first "." is the date "gd77-05-07" (the gd stands for grateful dead) after the first "." is the source "sbd" after the second "." is the venue "Boston Garden"
Here are a few examples
gd77-10-07.sbd.U of New Mexico.flac16
I have about 250 shows in this format, I have used mp3tag to mass add artist and year tags, but date and venue as album titles looks to be a very tedious cut and paste project.
If you removed the dots from the venue it is rather simple:
Make a new action
Action type: Guess values
Source format: %_directory%
Guessing pattern: %date%.%dummy%.%venue%.%dummy%
Or Convert > filename - tag
Format string: %date%.%dummy%.%venue%.%dummy%\%dummy%
Cool, I'll give it a try.
With a little experimenting and a couple replace functions I was able to tag them all with date and venue as album title. IE "77-05-07 Boston Garden" Mp3tag is a truly powerful tool.
Found this by search .
I've folders named XXXX - Album , where XXXX is the year .
Is it possible to extract just the year to go into the tag field ?
%year% - %dummy% using the guess vales function
If you address the folder, then you would have to expand
a little to
%year% - %dummy%%dummy%
if you use Converter>Filename-Tag
or in case of
You need %_directory% as source. Then the format string would be as you said:
Also, this problem has been handled in the FAQs.