"VA" removal

So I have lots of mp3s who come tagged as Artist: VA, Title: Artist - Title.

VA - Artist - Title

So whats the fastest and easiest way to remove VA in artist field and put Artist in title field to artist field while removing the -?

Thank you, great people of mp3tag forums! :slight_smile:

You normally store the VA in the ALBUMARTIST or ALBUM ARTIST (notice the space) field. *Note depending on your player it may read one or the other. So to fill the ALBUMARTIST field with your ARTIST field with whats there (in your case 'VA') do the following.

Begin Action Group _Script Test#TEST

Action #1 Actiontype 5: Format value Field ______: ALBUMARTIST Formatstring: %artist% Action #2 Actiontype 7: Import tag fields (guess values) Source format __: %title% Guessing pattern: %artist% - %dummy%

End Action Group _Script Test#TEST (2 Actions)

If you have these two actions in a group action in the order there shown then it should work no problem. If you want you can just use the #2 action but you would be safer filling in the ALBUMARTIST field with 'VA' as its helps when sorting your music in various players.

Awesome! Thanks!