mp3tag is setup up to READ and REMOVE but never to WRITE APE tags.
Also using the filter, no files show as having APE tags.
I did a batch of manual cleanup last night. Tedious but certain. And now I suppose the biggest part of what is left, is to clean up the odd format of some track numbers and then put all the track numbers into a conventional 2-digit format, to make the cranky car readout happy.
I'd like them all to go from 01-09, 10, 11....from 01 to 99, all as two digits, plain and simple.
But I see that some tracks are marked as "22/29" meaning 22nd of 29 tracks, etc. And some (from Dick's Picks) use the Cd number as the leading number of a 3-digit track, i.e. "413" meaning Disc 4, Track 13.
I'd settle for a fairly "safe" means of cleaning everything up, so the track numbers were all just two digit. And then, something a bit harder I think. Since I had already converted some of the tracks into "# - Title" format, and some of those have the odd numbers...I suppose the safest way to clean it all up is to strip any number that precedes a dash (-) in the titles, and then re-number then using the corrected track numbers?
So much to learn...and thank you all for helping out. (Including the author, it didn't take me long to send you a donation!)
Must remember to have more caffeine. Convert>tag->filename>%title%
was all I needed to reset the filenames without fear of funky numbers. (I'm learning!)
and if I scroll back, I think someone already did point out how to clean up the 3-digit track numbers...More caffeine!