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itools



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I've got a bunch of songs that either do not have a title, or the title is prefixed with 01 or 02.

My best information for those is in the file name. And while some of the file names also are prefexed with track number or other garbage, I can use Renamer4mac to apply regular expressions to clean up.

So I want to select those songs, and select an option to move the file name data into the title field. Minus the trailing file name suffix of mp3 or m4a, etc.

Also on the Find and Replace function, I want to replace with nothing. For example, starting with --- replace with null. The replace button does not highlight until a value is in the Replace field.

Thanks

mark
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itools wrote:
I've got a bunch of songs that either do not have a title, or the title is prefixed with 01 or 02.

My best information for those is in the file name. And while some of the file names also are prefexed with track number or other garbage, I can use Renamer4mac to apply regular expressions to clean up.

So I want to select those songs, and select an option to move the file name data into the title field. Minus the trailing file name suffix of mp3 or m4a, etc.
 

You can use 'Action/File and Folder COrrect/Tag From Filename' to extract file info into tags, and in your case I would think this would move the info directly into the title field.

itools wrote:

Also on the Find and Replace function, I want to replace with nothing.  

This has already been reported and wil be fixed.


thanks Paul (Administrator)
itools



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You can use 'Action/File and Folder COrrect/Tag From Filename' to extract file info into tags, and in your case I would think this would move the info directly into the title field.



Paul

Thank you for the fast response.

I tried your suggestion, but without much success. In fact, I'd say less than 10% of the filename's got moved into the title field.

That Correct Tag from filename looks to be doing a whole lot of logic, to try and do things correctly.

In my case, I have my best data in the filename, and I'd just like to move that one filename field, into the title field. 100 % of the time.

Thanks for listening.

mark
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OK, I may add some options to the Correct Tags from Filename option. There is another slightly more compilcate way you could achive what you want though using Jaikoz 1.12:
1. Select all your title fields , and select delete from the popup menu to empty the title fields.
2. Reorder your columns so that the title column is immediately to the right of the filename colun.
3. Select the fields in the Filename and title columns that you want to populate, then select 'Prepend Right' from the popup menu. For each pair this will copy the value from the filename field into the coreesponding title field.
4. Then start Find and Replace, select the Title Column from the Columns combobox, enter .mp3 in the Find box and select Replace All (you can leave the replace field blank in the replace field in Jaikoz 1.12)

This should do what you want.

thanks Paul (Administrator)
 
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