Title & Artist contain same info, need help tidying this up

Apologies if this is a regular problem for beginners but I'm having difficulty with this...

my title and artist fields both contain artis and title info eg. Billy Idol - Cradle Of Love (1990)

I've got almost 500 mp3's in this situation and i can't face editing them individually.

How the hell do I fix this with MP3Tag?

Any help would be appreciated

I'm amusing you want the artist and title is there given fields e.g.
Artist: Billy Idol
Title: Cradle Of Love (1990)

First use this filter [F3] to filter out all the titles which only contain one '-' in them so you don't mess up any files with two '-' e.g. 'Billy Idol - Cradle Of Love - (1990)

"TITLE" MATCHES "^[^-]+-[^-]+$"

Use :mt_act: to set up and action with the 'Guess Values' action.

Begin Action Group _Script Test#TEST

Action #1 Actiontype 7: Import tag fields (guess values) Source format __: %title% Guessing pattern: %dummy% - %title% Action #2 Actiontype 7: Import tag fields (guess values) Source format __: %artist% Guessing pattern: %artist% - %dummy%

End Action Group _Script Test#TEST (2 Actions)

Please see FAQ on how to go about creating actions.

Do you also want to remove the YEAR? If so:

Action type: Guess values
Source format: %title%
Guessing pattern: %artist% - %title% (%year%)

If not, then just:

Action type: Guess values
Source format: %title%
Guessing pattern: %artist% - %title%

Many thanks to both of you. Tags are all sorted now. Quick and easy. :slight_smile: