total lengh of album?


#1

I like my mp3's to look a certain way (01 - TrackName.mp3)
and show certain info when played in Windows Media Player 11:

track - titleName [length] = TITLE
ARTIST
year - albumName [total tracks] = ALBUM)

, so i created my own little stupid action:

Action type: Remove fields
Field: GENRE;COMMENT

Action type: Format value
Field: TRACK
Formatstring: $num(%_counter%,2)

Action type: Format value
Field: TITLE
Formatstring: %track% - %title% '['%_length%']'

Action type: Format value
Field: ALBUM
Formatstring: %year% - %album% '['%_total_files%, XX:XX']'

Please tell me if you see a better... prettier? lol ... way to do that.

But what I would really like to do is to have total play time of all the album tracks to be in the album name after total number of tracks.

I can't figure out how to do that with reg.expressions, what to put there instead of XX:XX?

P.S. Mp3tag is really great, IMHO allowing to create custom formating with powerful build-in Scripting functions and regular expressions makes it absolutly the best!

edit:
Maybe, I'm doing it backwords? Instead of ugly repeating tag info in other fields I should find a hack for WMP11 that would show the tags i want to see? Please share any advice u have...
:tide


Renamning Tracks in numerical order
#2

I have an advice, but not sure you will like it :))

Have you heard about http://foobar2000.ru/ player? One of its main features is freedom to show any information in any way user likes.


#3

ty, but i dont like foobar's huge ui (http://www.foobar2000.com/screenshots/index.html)

Minimized WMP11 sits pretty in the taskbar and shows info only on mouseover.