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sizetwo

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So I purchased a license, as I thought it would really help me doing quick tagging and renaming. I tried it out on a folder, and regardless on how I change the new name mask, it seems to do it the same way. Changed it to my convention; Artist - Album (year)/Trackumber - Arist - Trackname, (using the proper variables) and still it created it in the default filenaming standard, and seemed to ignore my changes here. Am I missing something?
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You need to enable Rename files based on metadata when matched on the basic tab of the fix songs dialog tab for it to actually use the mask.

Is that what you are missing ?

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No, thats not the issue, its enabled. It creates Artist folder/Album name/Artist - Album - Tracknumber - Trackname even though I have, as far as I know, named it correctly as such: AlbumArtistorArtist - Album (year)/Track - AlbumArtistorArtist - Title

Am I missing something?

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Have you actually set the correct javascript, or just changed the name of the mask rather than the content.

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sizetwo

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You are correct - it was not added. Sorry for not reading the instructions properly. It works as it should. Thanks again.
sizetwo

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However - the revert function doesnt seem to quite work. After trying this on a folder containing several subfolders it did not revert back to the original folder structure as I hoped it would - so Im left to doing it manually. Sigh. No "easy" fix for me so far, this software. Maybe Im just not skilled enough to use it.
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Ok I think I find it hard to get the parenthesis to work, as it indicates an end of sentence or something similar. So the (year) variable is hard to place. But ill look into it, it seems that that is the main issue. The revert still didnt do the job though.
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sizetwo wrote:
However - the revert function doesnt seem to quite work. After trying this on a folder containing several subfolders it did not revert back to the original folder structure as I hoped it would - so Im left to doing it manually. Sigh. No "easy" fix for me so far, this software. Maybe Im just not skilled enough to use it. 

Is the problem that revert isn't working when you move files, but does work when you just change the metadata inside the files ?

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sizetwo

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The problem is moving the files back and renaming them - which it is not doing at all. I have not tried just changing the metadata and reverting back to how it was previous the renaming. What am I doing wrong here - or is the program faulty? What other feedback do you get on the program, am I the only one having issues with it? Also, could you include an example on how to put something in the folder name in parenthesis? I cant figure out how to type the word (year) as Artist - Name (year). I understand that you use ' as an indicator of string, but for some reason getting the ending-parenthesis ')' is troublesome.
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sizetwo wrote:
The problem is moving the files back and renaming them - which it is not doing at all. I have not tried just changing the metadata and reverting back to how it was previous the renaming. What am I doing wrong here - or is the program faulty? What other feedback do you get on the program, am I the only one having issues with it?
 

You are the only one to raise this issue, I've raised http://www.jthink.net:8081/browse/SONGKONG-155 to look at this further.

sizetwo wrote:

Also, could you include an example on how to put something in the folder name in parenthesis? I cant figure out how to type the word (year) as Artist - Name (year). I understand that you use ' as an indicator of string, but for some reason getting the ending-parenthesis ')' is troublesome. 

How about this
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 ifnotempty(artist,' - ')
 + ifnotempty(title,' ')
 + '(' + year +')' 
 

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sizetwo

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Super - that seemed to work - and create the folders properly. One final issue seems that the year variable includes the date as well, formated ie (1998-04-21), how do I trim this to just the year; 1998? Im sorry if this has been asked before.
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Hi

Code:
 (year.length>4 ? year.substring(0,4):year)
 

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sizetwo

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Thanks - the year snippet worked fine. Teste 1.1 with revert, no luck Im afraid, it doesnt alter filenames nor foldernames to how it was previously.

Also - when I tag files where several of the songs are from different years, it will create a new folder for each song that has a different year. How can I set this to the original release year of the album, not when the song is recorded? I cant find this in the documentation anywhere.

Ok final edit - seems originalyear did not do the trick...
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If you have Format:Use Original Release Date enabled it puts the earliest release of the song in the year field rather than the date of the release in the year, which is probably causing this problem.

If instead you disable this option then the date of the release will be put in the Year field, and should be the same for all songs in a particular album. The original release date will be stored in the Original Release Year field instead.

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